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Girona: Game of Thrones Small Group Tour

1. Girona: Game of Thrones Small Group Tour

Take part in an intriguing journey inside the new official filming location of Game of Thrones. Guided by an expert of the show, who's also a medieval history accredited guide, this tour will take your knowledge of the series to another level. You will start your journey at the famous Saint Marti's stairs in central Girona, and continue admiring the stunning architecture and narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter. Linking architecture with one of the most famous medieval fiction stories, this tour is a must-do activity for GOT fans. The tour will start in one of the most famous stairs of Girona, the stairs of the Church of Sant Martí s'Acosta in the Pujada de Sant Domenech. Head deeper into the narrow and winding alleys of the Jewish quarter (Call Jueu), street of Claveria, Sant Llorenç street, Cúndaro street. Then, pass the Cathedral of Santa Maria to reach Cartanyà Bisbe Street, in the neighborhood near the Casserna dels Alemanys (German Headquarters). Return to the cathedral to admire its baroque façade and see the large stairs that lead down to the square. From there, you'll head to Ferran the Catholic street to see the Arab baths. Visit the Plaza dels Jurats and make your way to the magnificent Romanesque monastery of Sant Pere de Galligans. Finally, you'll see the surroundings of the Church of Sant Feliu, also with a grand staircase. These sites appear as locations in the fictional towns of Braavos and King's Landing. Your guide will have an Ipad to show you the locations of Game of Thrones filmed in Girona city and you can compare them with the real spots.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

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

Discover the two 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. Set off from Barcelona after meeting your guide, and head first to Girona, a city founded by the Romans. 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. Learn about Girona's history with your guide, and admire a city used as a filming location for Game of Thrones. 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.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

3. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast between Roses and Cadaqués with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and steep cliffs, until you reach Cap Norfeau. Anchor in Racó de l'Home cove, where you can stop for a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the comfortable bow nets. Then, continue to sail along the Cap Norfeu and Cala Jòncols until you enter the magical bay of Cadaqués. Spend some time relaxing in the bay to admire the coastline with its characteristic white houses bordering the shore.   After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

Girona and Costa Brava Tour with Hotel Pickup in Barcelona

4. Girona and Costa Brava Tour with Hotel Pickup in Barcelona

Explore the stunning landscapes of the Costa Brava on a full-day tour to Girona from Barcelona. Depart the Catalan capital for the city of Girona, where the remains of its Roman and medieval past make an interesting contrast to the present day city. Get lost in a maze of narrow streets, and venture into the best-preserved Jewish Ghetto in Europe. Admire the cathedral, home to the widest Gothic nave in the world. Marvel at the brightly colored houses on the banks of the Onyar River. Then, transfer to the breathtaking landscapes and villages of the Costa Brava, stopping at the medieval village of Pals en route. Stroll down cobblestone streets, and enjoy some of the best panoramas of the Mediterranean Sea whipped-up by the fierce Tramontana wind. Marvel at the fields and plains of Empordà extending to the horizon. Discover dramatic views of the Catalan coast, surrounded by green mountains, sheer cliffs, and small villages of whitewashed houses. Stop in the traditional fishing village of Calella De Palafrugell, and feel as if you have been transported back to yesteryear. Explore the pristine landscape of Calella, and discover the ancient pathways of the Caminos de Ronda. Once used by fishermen, watchmen and smugglers, these paths allow you to explore the virgin coast at your leisure, where you will discover popular beaches and inaccessible coves and cliffs. Take a dip in crystal clear water, surrounded by unspoiled nature.

From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

5. From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

Depart from the meeting point in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax on a 1.5-hour journey to Girona, one of the most beautiful cities of Catalonia. Upon arrival, follow your guide to the city center for a 2-hour walking tour. Discover the old town and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. Stroll down La Rambla, see some of the most important plazas of Girona, and explore its winding alleys. You may recognize the picturesque bridge and houses along the Onyar River constructed by the Eiffel company in 19th century. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” filmed many scenes of its 6th season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent cathedral destroyed on the TV series. Walk along part of the city’s medieval walls and marvel at the amazing views of the old town. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Today, due its reconstruction, it is possible to walk along them once again. Take advantage of some free time after the guided tour to visit the cathedral on your own or grab a quick bite to eat before returning to Barcelona.

Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

6. Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers. As the provincial capital, it has a long and distinguished history. Founded by Iberians, the Romans later named it Gerunda and established it as an important stopping point on the Via Augusta, linking Iberia with Rome. But the most important time for the city was the middle ages, due to its location near the french border the city was under siege several times, so its main buildings are from that time. Girona has the huge 15th century cathedral, boasting the widest unsupported gothic arch in the world which dominates the skyline. Much of the city's attraction lies in exploring the medieval streets, especially around the charming Jewish quarter. In the lower part of the city, you will enjoy spectacular images of steep alleyways and the brightly painted façades of the houses overlooking the Onyar river which provide the most emblematic image of the city.  Among the bridges that span the river are the lightweight Gómez bridge and the Ferreries Velles bridge which was designed by Gustave Eiffel in 1877. Also, if you are interested in The Game of Thrones series, the guide will show the locations where the 6th season was filmed. This extensive visit will show you the most important monuments of Girona, its history, its Jewish heritage and also its legends. Join local guides who know all the secrets of the city.

Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

7. Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

Meeting at 10 AM in Plaça de Sant Feliu, begin your guided tour through the Jewish neighborhood of Girona, one of the best-preserved in Europe. This district is located in the heart of the city and is full of ancient remains from its Roman and Medieval past. Known locally as “the Call”, this area was home to 1,000 inhabitants during the Middle Ages, making it one of the most important Jewish communities in Spain's history. As you explore the narrow streets of the Jewish Quarter — hometown of Nahmanides, the Medieval Kabbalistic philosopher, physician and Sephardic rabbi — you'll visit the spots where the city's 3 synagogues were located. During the guided tour you will find out all about the customs and traditions of the Jewish people who lived here, as well as the tools that they used, and the design of their houses. You'll also visit the Museum of Jewish History to learn about their way of life. Your guide will then lead you around the labyrinthine streets while explaining the history of the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, an act that ended 600 years of coexistence. After 3 hours exploring the Call, your tour will come to an end, and you'll have newfound knowledge of the profound influence that the Jewish community left in Girona.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

8. From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres, and Cadaqués Day Trip

If you are in Barcelona and want to enjoy one of the best day trips near Barcelona, we have the option you are looking for. Come together with the best expert local guides and discover all the charms of some of the most impressive towns in Catalonia. Visit Girona, Figueres and Cadaqués in detail and fall in love with the history, culture and tradition of three destinations with a special charm. We will meet at 08:30 in Barcelona, at which point a special and unforgettable day will begin. At this time, we will begin an impressive excursion to Girona, where we will visit every corner of this fantastic town. The historic center of this city is one of the most impressive in all of Catalonia, and in its Jewish quarter you will discover all the essence after the passage of this community through the streets of the city. After getting to know Girona, our tour will take us to Figueres, where the guide will play host again to show you all the must-sees of this city. A very important destination for Catalonia, since here is an important communications hub that connects our country with France. In Figueres we will find the majestic Castle of San Fernando and also the famous Dalí Theatre-Museum, in memory of one of the greatest geniuses in the history of Spain. In addition, it will be in Figueres where you will have free time, which we recommend you use to try the delicious Catalan cuisine and visit the city in your own way. To do this, previously, our expert guide will have given you the best recommendations. After finishing the free time, we will go to our next destination, with the visit to Cadaqués. In this dreamy fishing village is the easternmost point of the Iberian Peninsula. Many agree that it is one of the most beautiful places in Catalonia, since despite all the events it has experienced, it has managed to retain all its charm. We will get to know the narrow streets of the town, the impressive church of Santa María, the artistic treasures of medieval times and the charming fishermen's houses that are in its historic center, among many other things. Once the visit to Cadaqués is over, we will return to Barcelona after spending an exciting day getting to know three unique and special places.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

9. 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.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

10. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

Enjoy an unforgettable sailing experience on board the catamaran "Magic". Sliding gently over the blue waters of Costa Brava, you’re sure to love this quiet and relaxing day on the water.   Departing from the dock of the Ginjolers in the center of Roses, sail along the beautiful coast with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and abrupt cliffs until Cap de Creus. There, pass by the famous Cadaqués as well as Port Lligat, where Antoni Gaudi’s house is found, and enjoy the spectacular rocky coastline of this bay. In either Cala Bona or Cala Culip, the catamaran will anchor so you can take a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the wide bow nets while the crew serves a delicious barbeque prepared on board. After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

Frequently asked questions about Girona

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Planning Your Visit

  • Visit in Spring

    The Girona weather is warm but not too hot yet, perfect for strolling along the coast. Easter is an incredible time to visit Costa Brava. Girona is filled with joyous religious festivals and parades. Of course, summer is best for Girona beaches.

  • GironaMuseus Card

    Pay the full price at the first museum and then half off entry at all the others. Getting the GironaMuseus Card will be worth it if you plan to see more than one of the five major Girona museums.

  • Girona to Barcelona

    There are a few options for getting between Girona and Barcelona. You could rent a car and drive north an hour and a half to Barcelona, or maybe your flight arrival will fall conveniently with a scheduled Barcelona Bus or the train. A taxi would cost 120€, which might not be so bad if you’re splitting the cost with a group.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    Plan your visit in the spring, when the temperatures are warm and comfortable. If you can, try to visit during the Easter celebrations for an unforgettable experience!

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What people are saying about Girona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,548 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!

Ona from Gironaexperience was a great guide. She was engaging, and had great stories and details about the town history and architecture. The oled town was incredibly crowded due to the Flowers Festival. She deftly moved us around to the key spots. Her recommendations for shopping and restaurants were great. I highly recommend Ona.

Our host Gloria, was amazing and very knowledgeable of the area! She gave us ample time every location to explore on our own and was even willing to spend time with us as we had lunch with absolutely stunning views. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!

Carmelo was so thorough and enthusiastic to give his knowledge to others. he has a passion for the area and entertains many questions along the way. he definitely was willing to cater to the needs of the particular group that I was with.

The tour was told by our guide Monica very interesting with fun facts.