Our most recommended things to do in Rupit

From Barcelona: Medieval Villages Day Tour

1. From Barcelona: Medieval Villages Day Tour

Discover the medieval villages of Catalonia on a guided small group tour around the area. Visit Besalú, Rupit, and Travertet, with a mix of free time to explore and storytelling from your guide. Meet your guide in central Barcelona in the morning before setting off for a drive through the heart of the Catalan countryside to the ancient town of Besalú. When you arrive, take a guided walk through this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. Admire the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue. Continue by minivan to the village of Rupit. En route, you’ll pass Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with just 1,000 inhabitants living in just 3,280 square feet of space, located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore this beautiful village at your leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Purchase lunch at a local restaurant and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit perched on a rocky peak. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. Pass a megalithic tomb (a field of funerary urns) and then the Iberian Wall before reaching the village of Tavertet. With your guide, tour this charming village, which has been declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break for coffee at a local café at your own expense or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau Lake. Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

Barcelona: Montserrat almost private including many things

2. Barcelona: Montserrat almost private including many things

Enjoy a morning or afternoon visiting Montserrat Mountain! Be the first or last tourist in an almost private group (for 6 people). The trip includes pickup and drop-off at your hotel, one audiovisual with the history of Montserrat and one funicular from the Abbey till 1000 meters high! In the two timetables we will visit the Abbey for free and in the morning we will see the Black Virgin also for free! In the afternoon, it's almost for sure to see the Black Madonna for free too! You will see the Abbey and the Black Madonna without any queue! The tour includes an Audiovisual space that revolves around three axes: mountain, monastery and sanctuary Schedules: In both schedules there will be one hour of free time! Also, we will stop in a place with the car to see a very nice panoramic view On the morning tour we will arrive before anyone else: 8h. We will visit for free the black Madonna and the Abbey. You'll have some time to take coffee, etc. At 9:15h we will visit the Audiovisual museum. At 10h we will take the funicular that go up from 700 meters till 1000 meters high up! From there, we will go back by walking to the Abbey, that takes around 45 minutes (3km) Around 11:15h you will have free time and you can visit the Museum Art with paintings from Picasso, Dalí, Monet, etc At 12:30h we will come back to Barcelona to arrive at 13:30h On the afternoon tour, we will see Montserrat with day and night lights! First we will visit the Audovisual (at 15:15h). At 16h we will take the funicular (more info in the moring trip) and at 18:15h we will visit by free the Abbey and maybe also the Black Madonna. At 18:30h we will come back to arrive at 19:30h

From Barcelona: Private Tour of Medieval Towns with Lunch

3. From Barcelona: Private Tour of Medieval Towns with Lunch

Immerse yourself in medieval history and the fascinating landscapes of Catalonia on this unforgettable tour. Admire the wonderful landscapes of the region on your car journey from Barcelona while your guide tells you facts about Medieval Catalonia. First, you will visit Rupit, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Admire houses constructed between the 16th and 19th centuries, stroll through charming cobblestone streets, walk across the medieval hanging bridge, and breathe in rural scents.  The next stop is Besalú, a medieval gem in the heart of Catalonia. You'll feel like an old merchant entering the city across the Romanesque bridge, an 11th-century construction over the Fluvià River. Admire the walls that protected the city and the castle, stroll through arcaded streets and squares, and visit the Jewish Baths at the medieval synagogue. Lunch is up next. Enjoy a delicious Catalan menu in a picturesque location. The final stop is Girona. Your guide will take you through one of the most interesting Medieval Towns in Catalonia, with more than two thousand years of history. See the stunning Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu. Then, tour the Jewish Quarter, one of the best-preserved in Europe and wander past the colorful houses on the Onyar River.

Medieval Towns of Catalonia Full-Day Car Trip from Barcelona

4. Medieval Towns of Catalonia Full-Day Car Trip from Barcelona

Experience the many wonders of Catalonia, from picturesque mountain ranges to the charms of small medieval towns, on a private road trip from Barcelona. See famous landmarks from the ‘Game of Thrones’ series and immerse yourself in local history and legends. Feel the adventure! Book this 12-hour car trip from Barcelona to discover Catalonia like never before. We will pick you up directly from your accommodation in a clean, air-conditioned car and take you on an amazing journey showcasing the best medieval and natural sights of Barcelona. With the company of a Private Guide you will discover many interesting facts about this region, its rich history and unique culture. Your first stop will be in the historic city of Girona, where your Private Guide will give you a tour of the magnificent Girona Cathedral, which was used as a filming location in the ‘Game of Thrones’ series. You will then travel to a medieval town of Besalú, where you will discover the arcaded streets, public squares and the iconic Medieval Bridge over the Fluvià river. You will also stroll along the charming streets made of natural rock and stone houses in the small village of Rupit, which is famous for its medieval appearance. The guide will entertain you with interesting commentary as you travel through the green Catalan landscapes to the last point of interest: Tavertet. Here you will enjoy amazing views from the sandstone cliffs 900 meters above sea level, overlooking the picturesque Pantà de Sau lake, nature reserves, and mountain ranges. There will be free time for lunch before you get back to Barcelona.

From Barcelona: Rupit, the most beautiful town in Catalonia

5. From Barcelona: Rupit, the most beautiful town in Catalonia

I will pick you up early in the morning, at 6:30h in order to skip traffic jam and to arrive before anyone else in Rupit! At 8h we'll be there, you'll have 30 minutes free time for breakfast and then we will go by car for 10 minutes to see the highest waterfall in Catalonia (100 meters free fall) and the large landscape around. After one hour of relax in that area, we will go back by car to Rupit to visit this old town of stone houses. There will be after that another hour free time and at 12:45h we will go back to Barcelona to arrive at 14:15h

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What people are saying about Rupit

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 165 reviews

Our guide Jordi was very knowledgeable and did an excellent job with narration and keeping the tour on track. The lunch recommendation was excellent and we really enjoyed that part of the day. it’s a long day with the bus ride both ways though so be prepared for that. We highly recommend

Jordi our driver an guide was passionate and very knowledgeable about the history of Catalunya, he’s energy was positive the whole day, the experience was unbelievable, the towns we visited were all magical. Thank you Jordi for this amazing experience.

Rodrigo was an excellent guide and driver. The trip itself to the villages took place according to the described activities. Rupit was by far the most beautiful village among them, also due to the very good family-owned restaurants there.

This tour was fantastic. There were only three of us a pretty small group. Our guide is too notch. Beautiful villages very peaceful and picturesque.

Wonderful guide and one of the best tours I’ve been on!