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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: Girona and Costa Brava Full-Day Tour

2. 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.

Barcelona: Girona Game of Thrones Private Tour with Pickup

3. 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 Barcelona: Private Medieval Girona Half-Day Tour

4. From Barcelona: Private Medieval Girona Half-Day Tour

Start this private tour from Barcelona, where your guide will pick you up from your accommodation for this exciting half-day excursion. From there, head to the historic town of Girona, where the remains of a Roman and medieval past coexist with the present, offering an image full of contrasts. Busses are forbidden to enter the city walls but as you'll be traveling in a private minivan or executive car, you'll be able to enter the heart of the Old Town. Once there, get lost in the maze of narrow streets of the city center and travel back in time to the best-preserved Jewish quarter in Europe. Admire the cathedral, boasting the widest Gothic nave in the world, and marvel at the colorful spectacle of houses along the Onyar River, which splits the city in two.  During your tour of Girona, you will cross several bridges. One of them was designed by the famous Gustave Eiffel in 1877. The modern feel of the iron-clad Eiffel Bridge contrasts sharply with the old buildings of the city. Whether with its many bridges crisscrossing the river or with its strong medieval walls, Girona charms its visitors with an exciting panorama. After the tour, your guide will take you back to your accommodation in Barcelona.

From Girona: Dalí Museum and Girona Small Group Tour

5. From Girona: Dalí Museum and Girona Small Group Tour

Discover two famous places in the province of Girona on this full-day tour. See the legacy of the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí in his home town of Figueres. Depart from Girona city and enjoy a guided visit to the Dalí Theater and Museum.  After spending 2 hours at the museum, return to Girona for lunch at one of its superb restaurants. Lunch is not included so you can choose the restaurant that best suits your preferences, based on suggestions from your knowledgeable guide. Follow lunch with a 3-hour walking tour of the city. Tour the Medieval and Jewish districts, including a visit to the ancient walls to see the city from its towers. Enjoy the views over the Cathedral, the Rambla de la Llibertat, Arab baths, the Basilica of Sant Feliu, the bridges over the river Onyar, the shopping area and more. Learn the fascinating history of Girona.

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What people are saying about Onyar River

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4.8 / 5

based on 325 reviews

This was a great small group tour of Girona, Pals, and Llafranc beach. It is a very full day with lots of great sites to see. Photo opps are endless as these areas are all amazingly beautiful. Tour guide Gasper was friendly, knowledgeable and a pleasure to spend the day with. He was a great driver and took us through some beautiful areas in addition to the places we stopped. Highly recommend!

Very entertaining, scenic and informative tour! Our guide Alvaro did a great job explaining the long, complex history of Girona while leading us through its most beautiful areas. We had blast and enjoyed the tour thoroughly.

Sara was an amazing guide! She was born and raised in Girona, so she knows the everything about the city and its history.

Great guide who has a lot of knowledge and excellent English . She kept the tour at a pace that suited us all

The best tour guide experience in the whole Barcelona.