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Girona: Game of Thrones Small Group Tour

1. Girona: Game of Thrones Small Group Tour

Take an intriguing journey inside the new official filming location of Game of Thrones. Guided by an expert of the show, 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 Jewish Quarter's stunning architecture and narrow streets. 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 on 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 Church of Sant Feliu's surroundings, 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 areas of Game of Thrones filmed in Girona city, and you can compare them with the real spots.

Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

2. Barcelona: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 1 or 2-Day Ticket

Embark on a sightseeing tour of Barcelona with a choice of 2 different routes and 40 stops. See the major sites aboard an open-top double-decker bus, hopping off at key points of interest to you, such as the Gothic Quarter or the Picasso Museum, before jumping back on the bus to continue the route. Sit back and relax on an open-deck double-decker hop-on hop-off bus. See all the major sites of Barcelona, hopping on and off at your leisure. Stop to see the Picasso Museum that boasts one of the largest collections of Picasso’s artwork anywhere in the world. Walk down La Rambla and discover one of the city’s most vibrant areas with countless bars and eateries. Marvel at the many UNESCO World Heritage Sites Barcelona boasts. Especially remarkable is the Sagrada Familia, one of the most iconic works of the famous architect, Antoni Gaudi, which can be seen throughout the city on your tour. The buses come every 20-30 minutes and each route is around 2 hours. The tour stops along the routes are as follows:  Red Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Francesc Macià - Diagonal • Estació de Sants • Plaça d’Espanya • Caixa Fòrum - Pavelló Mies van der Rohe • Poble Espanyol • Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya • Anella Olímpica • Fundació Joan Miró • Telefèric de Montjuïc • Miramar - Jardins Costa i Llobera • World Trade Center • Colom - Museu Marítim • Port Vell • Museu d’Història de Catalunya • Port Olímpic • Zoo • Parc de la Ciutadella Blue Line: • Plaça de Catalunya • Casa Batlló - Fundació Antoni Tàpies • Passeig de Gràcia - La Pedrera • Sagrada Família • Sant Pau Recinte Modernista • Park Güell • Tramvia Blau - Tibidabo • Sarrià • Monestir de Pedralbes • Palau Reial - Pavellons Güell • Futbol Club Barcelona - Camp Nou • Diagonal Les Corts • Francesc Macià – Diagonal • Eixample

From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

3. From Roses: Cap de Creus Natural Park and Cadaqués Boat Tour

Explore the beautiful coastline of the Cap de Creus Natural Park on a boat tour. Sail along the coast spotting natural landmarks like Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, and the cliffs of Cape Norfeu. Enjoy some free time to explore Cadaqués before heading back to Roses. Depart from Roses by catamaran and sail by the Cap de Creus Natural Park as far as Cap de Creus headland. See all the highlights of the natural park; passing by the Cat's Rock, Tamariu Cave, the cliffs of Cape Norfeu, the Cave of Hell, and the lighthouse of Cap de Creus. Enter the scenic cove of Port Lligat. Here, you can see the house of the famous artist Salvador Dalí from the boat. Arrive in Cadaqués where you will disembark on the main beach, just in front of the old town. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time where you can explore the beautiful village or grab some lunch. Afterward, hop back on the boat for the return journey to Roses.

Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

4. 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.

From Barcelona: Girona, Figueres and Dalí Museum Day Tour

5. 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.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

6. 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 Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

7. From Barcelona: Girona & Costa Brava Trip with Swimming Stop

Discover the history and beauty of Catalonia on a day trip to Girona and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Get on board an air-conditioned van with your guide and enjoy the scenic drive. Visit the fishing town of Calella de Palafrugell and relax by the coast or take a dip in the sea. Depart Barcelona in the morning and head to Girona, a well-established city with a fascinating history. Explore its streets, and admire its rich architecture. See the cathedral, established in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque. Visit historical museums such as the Jewish Call and the Arab Bathhouse. Stroll around the colorful streets of the old town or sit down to have a cup of coffee and watch people walk by. Then, continue to the fairytale-like city of Pals, a small medieval village that came about from what was once a fortress. From Pals, head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, a beach village with whitewashed houses that ramble all the way down to the seafront. Enjoy a delicious lunch at one of the traditional restaurants (at your expense), and spend the afternoon exploring the rocky coastline, visiting the botanic gardens at Cap Roig, or taking a refreshing dip in the inviting waters of the Mediterranean.

From Barcelona: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

8. From Barcelona: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

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.

Girona: Jewish Heritage Guided City Tour and Museum Visit

9. 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 Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

10. 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.

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What people are saying about Girona

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 1,793 reviews

We were a group of 7. The meeting point was easy to find. Van was comfortable with good air conditioning which felt great on a hot day. Alvar had lots of great history to share. All stops were as advertised. Incredible views of ancient locales. We learned a lot more than if we had. visited on our own. Best surprise was the tasty stop for lunch at a place serving Catalonian food. A bargain for 15 euros! Highly recommend.

The guide was very professional, knowledgeable and presentable. Ona was very helpful, explaining things to us and answering all of our questions, she even suggested local cuisine and restaurants to try. I'd definitely book that trip again.

Hop on/off bus always a good experience in my opinion and a great way to experience a city. Staff were super friendly.

Very nice tour with great storys and great scenes! Loved it!

You could see all interesting place just in one ride