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Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

1. Figueres: Dalí Theater-Museum Guided Tour

Learn about the life and art of the most famous surrealist Spanish painter, Salvador Dalí, on a 2 hour guided tour of Figueres and the Dalí Theater-Museum. Marvel at his paintings hanging on the walls of the museum based in the artist's hometown of Figueres as an expert local guide explains their meaning. Explore the 1,500 works of art on exhibition at the theater and museum, which has been paying homage to Dalí's work since its inauguration in 1974. Built on the remains of the former Municipal Theater of Figueres, the museum is considered to be one of Dalí's last great work of art. Visit the stage area in the museum, which sits above the crypt where the controversial artist is buried.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

2. From Roses: Catamaran Cruise to Cap de Creus

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 with its solitary coves lined with pine trees and abrupt cliffs until Cap de Creus. There, pass by the famous Cadaqués as well as Port Lligat, where Antoni Gaudi’s house is found, and enjoy the spectacular rocky coastline of this bay. In either Cala Bona or Cala Culip, the catamaran will anchor so you can take a pleasant swim in the crystal clear waters. Discover the seabed with free snorkeling equipment on board, or sunbathe in the wide bow nets while the crew serves a delicious barbeque prepared on board. After a full and relaxing day in the sun, your crew will lift anchor and take you back to Roses.

From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

3. From Roses: Sailing Catamaran Cruise to Medes Islands

Cruise aboard a comfortable catamaran on this day trip from Roses to the National Park of the Medes Islands. Take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear waters of Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa. Sip on soft drinks and sangria as you sail and savor a BBQ lunch.  Hop aboard a spacious boat and disembark from Roses. Glide through the Bay of Roses on the spectacular Costa Brava on your way to the Medes Islands. Weave through the islands, admiring views of the village of Estartit and the Montgrí massif.  Stop at Cala Montgó or Illa Pedrosa about 2 hours where you can swim in turquoise waters and sunbathe on deck. Meanwhile, the crew will prepare a mouth-watering barbecue meal and serving it on board.  After a full and relaxing day enjoying the sun and the sea, the crew will lift the anchor and take you back to Roses.

Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

4. Figueres: City Walking Tour & Dali Museum

Explore this gem of Catalonia with an expert-led walking tour based around the life and work of Dali. Enjoy skip-the-line access to his Museum, together with other key sights of this delightful city. Meet your expert guide to stroll the streets of Figueres. See where Dalí was born, and walk from sculpture to monument celebrating the city's most famous son. Hear fascinating facts about Dali's life from your informative guide. Then, wander through the beautiful historic center of Figueres towards the highlight of the tour, the Dalí Theater-Museum. Observe all the details inside and outside of this bombastic museum, considered to be the artist's last great work. Enjoy a space where everything within it was conceived and designed with the purpose of taking the visitor inside a unique world.

From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

5. From Roses: Sunset Catamaran Cruise

In this delightful evening cruise on a fully equipped catamaran, you will take in the Bay of Roses from the sea, while and the colors of the sunset reflect on the sea before the sun disappears over the horizon. While you are sipping your cocktail, you will sail along the front line of Roses and Empuriabrava and enjoy the sight of the illuminated towns from the sea. If the view is clear, you'll be stunned by the impressive Pyrenees in the distance.

Figueres: Walking Tour with Dali Museum Fast-Track Entry

6. Figueres: Walking Tour with Dali Museum Fast-Track Entry

Take the express city tour to the city of Figueres and to the Theater-Museum Salvador Dali. Discover the great and latest work of the artist, conceived to introduce the visitor to the world of surrealism. Alongside an excellent tour guide, learn about the city of Figueres, the city that gave birth to the genius of surrealism. Walk around the streets of the old quarter and discover its history while you talk about the life and anecdotes of Salvador Dalí. After the walk around the old town, access the Theater-Museum of Salvador Dalí and dive deep into the world and mind of the artist.

From Roses: Catamaran Cruise Cap Norfeu - Cadaqués

7. 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.

From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

8. From Barcelona: Dalí-Themed Cadaqués & Costa Brava Day Trip

This full-day tour from Barcelona follows in the tracks of the surrealist genius Salvador Dalí, exploring the landscape that inspired his art. You’ll visit his favorite haunts and secret hideaways, as well as the legendary Dali Museum at Figueres and his former home near Cadaqués. Go from Barcelona to Figueres, where you’ll visit Dalí’s birthplace and the extraordinary museum dedicated to his work. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a “whole,” so there are no catalogues and the work is not displayed in any organized manner. The tour continues to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués, famous for its whitewashed Mediterranean houses and narrow streets. With its charming bay, it is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. What is particularly stunning is the dramatic scenery on the drive there. For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialties at one of the numerous terraces, or grab a sandwich and relax on the beach. You’ll soon understand why Cadaqués inspired Dalí and so many other artists. Travel up the coast to the smaller village of Port Lligat, where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him.  The winter schedule (September 1 to June 30) starts with a drive to Figueres, where you will spend the morning exploring the Dalí Museum.  From the museum, drive to Cadaqués. After lunch at your own expense, continue exploring Cadaqués or head to Port Lligat, to visit Dali's House. The summer schedule (July 1 to August 31) leaves Figueres for Pubol Castle, once the home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch, venture to one of the many beautiful beachside towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline.

Girona and Figueres Full-Day Tour with Hotel Pick Up

9. 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.

Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

10. Barcelona: Full-Day Costa Brava and Dalí Museum Tour

After meeting up at your bus, you will take the motorway before arriving in Calella de Palafrugell at around 9:45 AM. Calella de Palafrugell is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that has an incomparable setting. Enjoy some free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery, and take great photographs. Later, start walking along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead you to the neighborhood town of Llafranc. You will then hike for about 30 minutes over terrain which is easy to navigate for everyone. The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava, and was used to control maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible Heading back to the bus, you will go onward to Pals, a town located inland on the top of a hill. The location is entirely built into an ancient Medieval village, and the enclosure is crowned with a cylindrical tower from the 12th century. It also has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and its immediate surroundings. Walking through the cobbled streets, you will feel like you have gone back in time. In the afternoon, arrive at Figueres where you can enjoy an hour and a half to grab lunch (own expense). Spend your time exploring the quaint streets of the old town before visiting the incredible Dalí Theater-Museum, which houses the largest collection of his artworks.

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based on 1,212 reviews

We are very happy we did this excursion. The Dali museum and his home with Gala are off the beaten path and are "must sees". The stop at the beach was our one time to get to swim in the Mediterranean and we totally enjoyed our couple of hours on the beach with the "locals". Our guide was great and when it appeared that the first beach stop we had planned to go to was not acceptable due to a long walk due to changes made during the pandemic, he quickly made other arrangements for a beach that was even a better choice. A small group 7 persons was perfect and made us feel like we blended in rather than park of a huge tour group. Great trip and I recommend it.

Super expérience !!! Bateau à l'heure à l'arrivée et au départ, boissons à volonté, musique ambiance très sympa, vue magnifique, repas copieux, équipage aux petits soins et adorables, arrêt de 2H dans une crique pour plonger et manger, prêt de masque et tuba, des poissons magnifiques à voir juste sous nos pieds, une eau bleue turquoise, tout ça pour ce prix ? C'est un super rapport qualité prix, et 5H30 c'est le timing parfait ! Nous avons fait l'activité le matin dès 9H30 et c'était GÉNIAL !

Both guides in Girona as well as Figueres were very knowledgeable, interesting and very good communicators. The instructions were always crisis & clear. They ensured that every one knew their way back to the bus unambiguously & shared personal ohone number if anyone needed help. The head phones provided had good range & excellent voice clarity. My family thoroughly enjoyed the trip & learnt lots of interesting history from these two guides. Kamal Sodhi, India

girona is a small but an amazing town. ıt was very good to walk along side the town. In addition, I strongly recommend the Salvador Dali's museum. It was a fantastic tour and our guide ALEX was amazing. He almost told us every detail of the museum and he has a strong information on the museum and Salvador Dali. We discussed the Dali's illustrations with the participants and our guide Alex. He made the tour very enjoyable. You have to see this museum guys!

It was an excellent experience for us. In Girona the group was split into two guides in English and Spanish. In the Dali museum, a single guide translated sequentially into two languages. Our two guides Christina and Carlos were very helpful and informative. Thank you for this beautiful tour.