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  4. Medes Islands

From Barcelona: Empúries & Medes Islands by Boat with Pickup

Product ID: 143721
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.
About this activity
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German

Pickup included

From your accommodation in Barcelona. Pickup starts at 8:30 AM. Please check your inbox for exact pickup time.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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)
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Ticket for the panoramic boat (small-group tour option, approximately €17 per person)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• Pickup is available from hotels or apartments in Barcelona. Please make sure to let the local partner know the exact address of your accommodation in Barcelona
• Please make sure to check your email inbox for your specific pickup time. Your guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel or at the entrance of your apartment
• Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please let the local partner know your children's age to arrange the proper child seat (if applicable)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    5 / 5
  • Organization
    5 / 5
  • Value for money
    5 / 5
  • Safety
    5 / 5
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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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Product ID: 143721