On this day, you will visit the city of Girona which boasts one of the best preserved Jewish Quarters and medieval streets in the continent. Fans of the Game of Thrones series will see where some of the chapters have been shot from in this monumental city that is actually one of the biggest in the northern part of Barcelona. Transport is in an air-conditioned motor coach with a bilingual tour guide. From Girona you head to the Sagrada Familia which is considered to be the most famous building in the city that is yet to be finished decades since it was founded by Gaudi. Comfortable shoes and clothes are recommended as there is a lot of walking involved. You will then head to the UNESCO World Heritage Park Guell by Gaudi before heading to Passeig de Gracia. This is where Casa Mila and Casa Batllo are located. At the end of the tour, you will head back to Barcelona.
What you can expect
Your full day trip to Girona from Barcelona starts when you board the comfortable air-conditioned bus with a bilingual official tour guide on board. The languages to choose from are Spanish and English. The guide takes you through the maze of streets of the old city centre where you see the Cathedral as exploring it is not included; one of Europe’s best maintained Jewish Quarters as well as the pastel coloured houses at the river bank and see where some of the chapters of the Game of Thrones have been shot from. There is so much to see in Girona as this is actually one of the biggest cities in the north of Barcelona. After the guided visit, you will have some time to discover more of the artistic and the historic heritage of the city at your own pace. You have about 50 minutes for lunch which is excluded from the tour cost.
One of the many reasons that Barcelona is popular with artists and tourists alike is the fact that it boasts to have been home to some of the best artists in history that include Antoni Gaudi who once lived there. There are numerous treasures that await your discovery in Barcelona that is also known as the capital of Modernism. This second part of the tour starts from the Holy Family Basilica that is also known as the La Sagrada Familia. The basilica which is one of the most visited buildings in the world and the city’s most famous landmark is a masterpiece by Antoni Gaudi that is yet to be finished. The vaults of the basilica reach up to 70 m.
From the Holy Family Basilica, head to the public park of Park Guell which was declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Antoni Gaudi combined the best of architecture with nature in this park that you can easily get lost in. Entrance and guided walking tour is included.
From Park Guell, you proceed to the famous Passeig de Gracia where more modernist buildings by Antoni Gaudi and other artists are located. You enjoy a guided walking tour as you view buildings such as La Pedrera that is also known as Casa Mila at c/ Provenca 261-265 and Casa Batllo both by Gaudi. Entrance to the modernist buildings is not included in the tour cost. Transport to and from the hotel as well as meals are not included in the tour cost.
Full Day Trip - Girona and Barcelona in English, departs at 8.15am
Full Day Trip - Girona and Barcelona in Spanish, departs at 8.15am