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From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

Discover the 2 most representative cities of northern Catalonia, Girona and Figueres, on a full-day tour from Barcelona. Explore Girona's medieval monuments on a guided walking tour, and plunge into Salvador Dalí's surreal world at the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres. Meet your guide and set off from Barcelona to head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. See some of the finest historic architecture in Spain, including medieval walls, Romanesque and Gothic monuments, Arab baths, baroque spaces, and one of the best-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Next, make your way to Figueres, the world capital of surrealism. Take advantage of priority entrance to the Dalí Theatre-Museum, which contains the largest collection of the artist's works and is a surrealist work of art in its own right. Step into a different universe when you enter the museum, and immerse yourself in Dalí's unique world on an orientation tour. Take some time to explore the permanent Dalí Jewels exhibition, then conclude your tour with a return journey to Barcelona and the original meeting point.

Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

2. Salvador Dalí Small Group Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. Go from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum.  From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

3. Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the life and art of the most famous surrealist Spanish painter, Salvador Dalí, on a 2.5-hour guided tour of the Dalí Theater-Museum. Marvel at his paintings hanging on the walls of the museum based in the artist's hometown of Figueres as an expert local guide explains their meaning. Explore the 1,500 works of art on exhibition at the theater and museum, which has been paying homage to Dalí's work since its inauguration in 1974. Built on the remains of the former Municipal Theater of Figueres, the museum is considered to be one of Dalí's last great work of art. Visit the stage area in the museum, which sits above the crypt where the controversial artist is buried.

From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

4. From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

In this delightful evening cruise on a fully equipped catamaran, you will take in the Bay of Roses from the sea, while and the colors of the sunset reflect on the sea before the sun disappears over the horizon. While you are sipping your cocktail, you will sail along the front line of Roses and Empuriabrava and enjoy the sight of the illuminated towns from the sea. If the view is clear, you'll be stunned by the impressive Pyrenees in the distance.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

5. Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle.” Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

Figueres: Walking Tour with Dali Museum Fast-Track Entry

6. Figueres: Walking Tour with Dali Museum Fast-Track Entry

Express city tour to the city of Figueres and to the Theater-Museum Salvador Dali. The great and latest work of the artist, conceived to introduce the visitor to the world of surrealism. Alongside one of our expert tour guides you will learn about the city of Figueres, the city that gave birth to the genius of surrealism, we will walk around the streets of the old quarter and discover it's history while we talk about the life and anecdotes of Salvador Dalí. After our walk around the old town we will access the Theater-Museum of Salvador Dalí and we will deep dive in the world and mind of the artist.

Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

7. Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

After meeting up at your bus, you will take the motorway before arriving in Calella de Palafrugell at around 9:45 AM. Calella de Palafrugell is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that has an incomparable setting. Enjoy some free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery, and take great photographs. Later, start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead you to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. You will then hike for about 30 minutes over terrain which is easy to navigate for everyone. The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava, and was used to control maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible Heading back to the bus, you will go onward to Pals, a town located inland on the top of a hill. The location is entirely built into an ancient Medieval village, and the enclosure is crowned with a cylindrical tower from the 12th century. It also has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and its immediate surroundings. Walking through the cobbled streets, you will feel like you have gone back in time. In the afternoon, arrive at Figueres where you can enjoy an hour and a half to grab lunch (own expense). Spend your time exploring the quaint streets of the old town before visiting the incredible Dalí Theater-Museum, which houses the largest collection of his artworks.

Figueras & Dali Museum: Skip-the-Line Private Tour

8. Figueras & Dali Museum: Skip-the-Line Private Tour

Book an exclusive and private visit to the Dali Museum in Figueras. Walk at your own pace during an intimate tour of Salvador Dali's life in the city where he was born. Upon meeting your guide, enter the museum with your skip-the-line ticket and explore the artwork of the surrealist artist. Immerse yourself in Dalí's unique world and learn the genius and the madness behind it. Then, stroll the streets of Figueres, see where Dalí was born, and hear facts about Dali's life from your informative guide.

Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

9. Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

Explore this gem of Catalonia with an expert-led walking tour based around the life and work of Dali. Enjoy skip-the-line access to his Museum, together with other key sights of this delightful city. Meet your expert guide to stroll the streets of Figueres. See where Dalí was born, and walk from sculpture to monument celebrating the city's most famous son. Hear fascinating facts about Dali's life from your informative guide. Then, wander through the beautiful historic center of Figueres towards the highlight of the tour, the Dalí Theater-Museum. Observe all the details inside and outside of this bombastic museum, considered to be the artist's last great work. Enjoy a space where everything within it was conceived and designed with the purpose of taking the visitor inside a unique world.

Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

10. Private Full-Day Girona & Figueres From Barcelona

Escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona for the day, on a full-day trip to Girona and Figueres, two of the most scenic towns of the Costa Brava. An expert guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment with private transport. First, visit the historic town of Girona to see Roman remains and medieval buildings. Lose yourself in a labyrinth of narrow streets, and travel through the best-preserved Jewish Quarter in Europe. Marvel at Girona Cathedral and the widest Gothic nave in the world. Then, see the colorful houses along the River Onyar. Go to the top of Girona’s medieval walls for panoramic views. Next, transfer to Figueres near the border with France, and experience one of the main destinations of the so-called “Dalí Triangle”. Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dalí, and enter some of the places he frequented as an adult. Go to the Dalí Museum, designed by Dalí himself, on the ruins of an old municipal theater. Journey into the artist's mind as you explore the vast collection of his work, including some of the strangest artifacts imaginable.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 241 reviews

Luis was an excellent tour guide. This day trip was worth every penny- one of our favorite things we did in our week long trip to Barcelona! Luis was friendly and super knowledgable. Everyone in our group agreed we learned so much from him and had a wonderful time. We had actually done a different tour with another company a few days prior that we were disappointed with, so we had even more appreciation for how amazing this day trip was. And as a bonus- we are huge Game of Thrones fans and Luis showed us all the filming spots in Girona (and took some great pictures for us)! Thank you so much Luis!

Arnau was great guide...giving excellent summary of Dali during drive to Figueres...to drive and talk in all the traffic is amazing...there was enough free time for lunch and exploring

Our guide Jordi was very informative, friendly and helpful. He kept us entertained during the long car ride and had great suggestions for us at the various destinations.

Jasper is very on time and very patient and extremely nice and knowledgeable. The tour is perfect. I will definitely comeback again

Our guide Ruben was Great ! He gives us so many informations and explain everything very good. The tour als over was Great !