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From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From Barcelona: Costa Brava Day Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya
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Discover the landscape of the Costa Brava on a tour from Barcelona. See the most stunning coastlines in Europe. Stroll through the cliff top botanical gardens, before lunch in a local restaurant.

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along one of Europe's most beautiful coastlines
  • Discover the medieval clifftop village of Tossa de Mar
  • Enjoy a traditional home-cooked lunch in a local restaurant
  • Relax on a beach and swim in a stunning secluded cove
  • Stroll among the exotic plants of the Botanical Gardens in Blanes
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona on a full-day tour of Costa Brava. Travel north up the coastal highway to Blanes, the gateway to one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines. Savor a local lunch and visit the charming town of Tossa de Mar. 

Depart Barcelona in the morning aboard an air-conditioned bus. Relax and take in the scenery on the drive to one of the few remaining coves that is still free from the crowds and big commercial developments.

Enjoy free time to lounge on the beach or go for a swim in crystal-clear waters. Have the option to stay on the beach for the next two hours, or visit the famous botanical gardens.

Sit down to a delicious Spanish lunch in a family-owned restaurant. Feast on a mouth-watering selection of traditional dishes and a glass of Sangria, followed by your choice of main courses. Continue along the coast to Tossa de Mar, the last fortified town on Costa Brava.

Walk along cobblestone streets to the lighthouse for a stunning view of the coastline. Wander back down through the old town and discover a maze of narrow streets lined with traditional whitewashed houses.

Soak up the atmosphere with free time to purchase souvenirs, take a dip at the beach which lies beneath this historic town, or rent a kayak for a quick paddle under the cliffs. After a couple of hours exploring Tossa de Mar return to Barcelona by bus. 

Includes
  • Transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Entrance to the Botanical Garden in Blanes
  • Mediterranean lunch
  • Drink
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet at the Explore Catalunya office (opposite the Palau de la Musica), C/ Palau de la Musica, 1, 08003 Barcelona

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What to bring

  • Swimwear
  • Towel
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 113 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We really enjoyed our experience! Our was an excellent guide and very relatable. I lived that we were able to explore two beachside towns of Blanes and Tossa De MAr. The only reason i did not give five starts is because of the following:1) the tour van was packed and uncomfortable for the length of the ride. Either they need to use a bus or make the group slightly smaller. Some were even complaining of motion sickness due to the uncomfortable. Also it is too small of a space for a group of strangers to not be wearing masks (they requested that we wear masks at first but by the end of the day most were not wearing them and i felt uncomfortable). Additionally because people did not want to be stuck in the worst seats in the back, people were racing to get to the van between each stop so that they could not get in the back. After the last stop, the journey back to Barcelona is 1.5 hours and that is a long time to be in the bumpy back area of a van when it is hot and still a pandemic.

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September 24, 2022

Highlight of our trip to Barcelona! ❤️ An amazing memory for me and my partner. Carlos is such an amazing guide. He was so warm, including, friendly and funny. We did a whole day trip to Costa Brava. Booked it through get your guide. The trip was well organized. Everything from start to end. I loved the option of exploring on our own. Carlos made sure to let us know what our options were. The beach was amazing, the garden omg...so so so beautiful. If you love nature, plants, flowers, great views - don't skip it! Be aware of mosquitos though! The restaurant was OK. Not Michelin star, but honestly they did such a great job at adapting to everyone's needs there. And the ribs were so good! The stop at Tossa de Mar was just magical. We fell in love and will definitely do another vacation there. Lovely city with a medieval vibe. If you can't already tell, the trip was a big success! Do it! You won't regret.

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September 20, 2022

This really is a 5 star experience! If you’re thinking about booking this, don’t ponder any longer! The views are absolutely stunning and the lunch at the Catalan restaurant is excellent. This tour has the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration. Our tour guide, Carlos, was very warm and friendly and looked after all of us! I would happily book with this company again. Big thanks also to Pedro our driver :)

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August 20, 2022

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