From Barcelona: Empúries & Medes Islands by Boat with Pickup

From Barcelona: Empúries & Medes Islands by Boat with Pickup

From $116.30 per person

Visit the very first settlement of the Greek and Roman empire in the Peninsula and get to know the fascinating history of the fisherman village of Empúries. Cruise to the Medes Islands and swim in a hidden cove of the Costa Brava.

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Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German
Pickup included
You will get a message 24 hours prior to departure with the specific pickup time at your accommodation as well as the name of your guide and their telephone number.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Visit the remains of the Greco-Roman city of Empúries
  • Get stunning views of the Costa Brava
  • Explore the Medes Islands by boat
  • Swim in crystal clear water at a hidden cove
  • Tour in a small group of 8 guests with hotel pickup and drop-off included
Full description
Benefit from pick-up at your accommodation in Barcelona, and then travel in a small group to the ruins of the ancient city of Empúries, located in the small town of Sant Martí d'Empúries. Stroll the narrow streets of the town center to marvel at the well-preserved medieval buildings. Continue to the port of Estartit, famous as one of the most popular diving destinations on the Costa Brava. Climb aboard a boat to cruise to the Medes Islands and get stunning views of the underwater flora and fauna. Reconnect with the natural world as you sail around the archipelago and take in panoramic views of the 7 small islands. Dive into the crystal clear waters of a hidden cove and swim surrounded by the typical nature of the Costa Brava.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in a private air-conditioned minivan between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM
  • Professional guide
  • Small-group tour with up to 8 guests
  • Entrance ticket to Empúries
  • Ticket for the panoramic boat (private option only)
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Ticket for the panoramic boat (small-group tour option, approximately €17 per person)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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    Amazing day!

    We enjoyed this tour! The ruins are incredible and our guide Mariusz was knowledgeable, friendly and a great conversationalist. Even though the weather did not cooperate for the boat portion of the tour, Mariusz provided breathtaking views of Costa Brava and a quaint place for lunch. He gave us space to explore on our own . It was an incredible day!

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    April 22, 2019

    Fabulous, beautiful day!! Ruben our tour guide was excellent and very attentive/kind. The ruins are very interesting and the boat ride around the islands was amazing!! Would highly recommend!!

    April 1, 2018

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