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Girona: Small Group Walking Tour

1. 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: Medieval Girona Tour

2. From Barcelona: Medieval Girona Tour

Depart from the meeting point in central Barcelona on an air-conditioned coach. Sit back and relax on a 1.5-hour journey to Girona, one of the most beautiful cities of Catalonia. Upon arrival, follow your guide to the city center for a 2-hour walking tour. Discover the old town and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. Stroll down La Rambla, see some of the most important plazas of Girona, and explore its winding alleys. You may recognize the picturesque bridge and houses along the Onyar River constructed by the Eiffel company in 19th century. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series “Game of Thrones” filmed many scenes of its 6th season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent cathedral destroyed on the TV series. Walk along part of the city’s medieval walls and marvel at the amazing views of the old town. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Today, due its reconstruction, it is possible to walk along them once again. Take advantage of some free time after the guided tour to visit the cathedral on your own or grab a quick bite to eat before returning to Barcelona.

Girona: Art Museum, Cathedral, St. Felix Church 3-in-1 Pass

3. Girona: Art Museum, Cathedral, St. Felix Church 3-in-1 Pass

Delve into Girona’s historical and artistic culture with this 3-in-1 pass. Visit 3 of the city’s most iconic monuments, including the Girona Art Museum, Girona Cathedral, and the Church of St. Felix. Enjoy a bonus audio guide at the art museum. Visit the Girona Art Museum first, where you can pick up your other two entry tickets. Housed in the old Episcopal Palace, discover the best collections of Catalan art dating from the 10th to the 21st century. Admire altarpieces from various churches and monasteries. Explore exhibits of valuable objects from the cathedral treasury at the Girona Cathedral, built between the 12th and 18th centuries. See the Gerona Beatus manuscript (10th century) and the famous Tapestry of the Creation (11th century). Visit the Church of St. Felix next, a longstanding symbol of Catalan Gothic architecture. Step inside this historic building to witness art such as the group of 8 sarcophagi (stone coffins) and the 14th-century sculpture of the Recumbent Christ.

From Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones and Montserrat Tour

4. From Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones and Montserrat Tour

Discover the Old Town of Girona and learn about some of the myths and legends related to the city. See some of the locations where the HBO hit series Game of Thrones filmed many scenes of its sixth season. Admire the exterior of the magnificent Cathedral and walk along a part of the medieval city walls. Originally built in the 14th century, the old walls were destroyed to expand the city in the 19th century. Take advantage of the free time after the guided tour and visit the interior of the Cathedral on your own, or grab a quick bite to eat. The second part of the tour takes you to the mountain of Montserrat which rises majestically to 4,051 feet (1,236 meters). You have the opportunity to take in breathtaking views of the Montserrat Mountain, one of nature’s unique creations. Take a ride up Montserrat on the cogwheel train, which drops you off at the Monastery. During the 15-minute ride you’ll have spectacular views of the mountain from the panoramic windows of the train. Visit the Royal Basilica of Montserrat that houses the 12th-century romanesque carving of the Verge Moreneta (the Black Madonna). You’ll have some free time to take in the audiovisual exhibition about the history and creation of Montserrat and to taste typical liqueurs of Montserrat, made by local monks. Both of these activities are included in the tour price.

Girona: Private History Tour

5. Girona: Private History Tour

The ancient walled city of Girona stands on a fortress-like hill, high above the confluence of the Onyar and Ter rivers. With the help of a local guide, discover the most important monuments of Girona, its history, its Jewish heritage and also its legends. This private tour can be tailored to your specific needs and interests. Founded by Iberians, the Romans later named the city Gerunda and established it as an important stopping point on the Via Augusta, linking Iberia with Rome. The most important time for the city, however, was the middle ages. Due to its location near the French border, the city was under siege several times and much of its buildings were built during this time.  Explore the city's 15th-century cathedral, boasting the widest unsupported gothic arch in the world which dominates the skyline. In the lower part of the city, enjoy the 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. For those interested in The Game of Thrones series, the guide can show the locations where the 6th season was filmed.

Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

6. Girona: Volcano Area, Besalú, and Banyoles Lake Tour

If you are nature lovers and you like to discover new areas, this is the best option for you! On this full-day tour you will explore different areas. The first area you will explore is Besalú, where you will learn about the history and the medieval and Jewish heritage of the town.  Next explore the nature of La Garrotxa Natural Park, in the pre-Pyrenees area with more than 40 volcanoes none of them active for thousands of years. While there visit a medieval hermitage located in the middle of a crater. After, visit Castellfollit de la Roca to take some photos of the Basaltic cliff and Santa Pau a small village surrounded by volcanoes. To finish this amazing day, you will have the opportunity to walk along the shore or sail on Banyoles Lake, the largest lake in Catalonia.

From Barcelona: Costa Brava and Girona Small-Group Tour

7. From Barcelona: Costa Brava and Girona Small-Group Tour

Join this tour to discover Costa Brava and Girona, two of the most beautiful places in the Catalonia region. Costa Brava has been a source of inspiration of many artists for many years. Famous artists such as Salvador Dalí and Pablo Picasso found inspiration in this enchanting place. Discover its charming streets and hidden spots where these famous artists created some of their best-known works. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Costa Brava coastal path to discover beautiful cliffs with spectacular views, wild beaches, and traditional villages.  Next, visit the old town of Girona, one of the best-preserved medieval towns in Europe. Learn about the history of its fascinating narrow streets, majestic churches, and colourful houses that flank the rivers that run through its center. You can also visit some filming locations of the popular TV series, Game of Thrones. Enjoy a pleasant walk through the medieval and Jewish quarters.

Dalí Triangle & Cadaqués Day-Trip From Girona

8. Dalí Triangle & Cadaqués Day-Trip From Girona

Love Salvador Dalí? Are you passionate about his surreal paintings? Don’t think twice and visit the 4 museums on the famous painter in one day on the only tour that makes it possible! We will start with the special Gala-Dalí Castle, the least visited museum of the four located in the small town of Púbol, in the Baix Empordà. Bought and restored by Dalí, did you know that Gala accepted it as a gift on the condition that Salvador would come visit only if she invited him in writing? Then we will go to the star of the crown: the Dalí Theatre-Museum. One of the most important museums in the country and, without a doubt, the most important in Girona, it was built in an old theater in the painter’s hometown: Figueres. You will also have time to enter the Jewels Museum and see the ones that Dalí designed. We will then continue towards Cadaqués, where we will have time for lunch, walk around the village and enjoy some time by the sea before heading to Portlligat to visit the Dalí House-Museum. This way we will have concluded the painter’s triangle!

Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

9. Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

Discover the locations where the HBO hit series "Game of Thrones" was filmed in Girona. Your tour guide will pick you up at your hotel or apartment in Barcelona to start your adventure and transfer you to the Old Town of Girona. Your expert guide will show you the magical corners of the city that brought "Game of Thrones" to life. Visit Girona Cathedral, which was used to represent the Great Sept of Baelor. You will also recognize the monumental baroque stairway of the cathedral as the exterior of the Great Sept Baelor in King’s Landing. Walk through the Jewish Quarter, which served as the city of Braavos in the series, where blind Ayra Stark was begging and got attacked by the waif. You'll also learn a little about Girona's fascinating history on this tour. With its perfect location on a hill along the eastern shore of the Onyar River near the French border, Girona flourished during the Middle Ages. Enjoy amazing views from the Medieval city walls and get lost in the maze of winding streets. You'll also see the Arabic Baths, the synagogue, and the Gustave Eiffel Bridge.

From Girona: Besalú, Banyoles & Historical Garrotxa Day Trip

10. From Girona: Besalú, Banyoles & Historical Garrotxa Day Trip

Journey through history on this full-day tour of the county of Garrotxa. Wander around and learn about medieval villages with an English-speaking guide, and delight in fantastic views of this Catalonian county. After pickup from your hotel in Girona, make your way toward the spectacular village of Castellfollit de la Roca, a set of houses that hang from a column of basaltic rock. Explore its small historic quarter, then climb the bell tower to admire spectacular views of the region. Next, have breakfast with views of the cliff before continuing to the beautiful medieval village of Besalú. Take a guided walk with a local guide, and find out about the history of this town and the importance and influence it had during the Middle Ages. When finished, enjoy some free time to walk around the village on your own and have lunch. After lunch, head from Besalú to the Pont del Llierca, a medieval bridge built on the River Fluvià, and appreciate its architectural beauty. From here, move on toward Banyoles and take a walk along the edge of the beautiful lake. Hear some curiosities and anecdotes about the place as you enjoy the marvelous green and blue scenery. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel in Girona.

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What people are saying about Girona

Overall rating

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based on 295 reviews

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.

Sara, our tour guide was amazing. She was so knowledgeable and really made the tour so interesting for us. So much history in Girona. Definitely recommend.

It was a great tour. Recommend for families. Our guide was excellent. Easy to book and 100% reliable. Thank you!