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Catalonia Medieval Villages Day Tour from Barcelona

1. Catalonia Medieval Villages Day Tour from Barcelona

Discover the medieval villages of Catalonia on a guided tour around the area. Visit Besalú, Rupit, and Travertet, with a mix of free time to explore and storytelling from your guide. Meet your guide in central Barcelona at 08:30 am before setting off for a drive through the heart of the Catalan countryside to the ancient town of Besalú. When you arrive, take a guided walk through this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. Admire the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue. On this 10-hour tour, continue by minivan to the village of Rupit. En route, you’ll pass Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with just 1,000 inhabitants living in just 3,280 square feet of space, located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy 2 hours of free time to explore this beautiful village at your leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant (not included in price) and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit perched on a rocky peak. Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. Pass a megalithic tomb (a field of funerary urns) and then the Iberian Wall before reaching the village of Tavertet. With your guide, tour this charming village, which has been declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn about the village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break for coffee at a local café (at your own expense) or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau Lake. Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

From Barcelona: Private Tour of Medieval Towns with Lunch

2. From Barcelona: Private Tour of Medieval Towns with Lunch

Immerse yourself in medieval history and the fascinating landscapes of Catalonia on this unforgettable tour. Admire the wonderful landscapes of the region on your car journey from Barcelona while your guide tells you facts about Medieval Catalonia. First, you will visit Rupit, considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Admire houses constructed between the 16th and 19th centuries, stroll through charming cobblestone streets, walk across the medieval hanging bridge, and breathe in rural scents.  The next stop is Besalú, a medieval gem in the heart of Catalonia. You'll feel like an old merchant entering the city across the Romanesque bridge, an 11th-century construction over the Fluvià River. Admire the walls that protected the city and the castle, stroll through arcaded streets and squares, and visit the Jewish Baths at the medieval synagogue. Lunch is up next at a 14th-century farmhouse. Enjoy a delicious Catalan menu in a picturesque location, surrounded by nature. The final stop is Girona. Your guide will take you through one of the most interesting Medieval Towns in Catalonia, with more than two thousand years of history. See the stunning Cathedral, the Basilica of Sant Feliu. Then, tour the Jewish Quarter, one of the best-preserved in Europe and wander past the colorful houses on the Onyar River.

Vic: Balloon Ride

3. Vic: Balloon Ride

A balloon flight is an experience that you always will remember. It begins very early in the morning at sunrise. The preparation of the balloon lasts half an hour and it's spectacular to see how the balloon takes shape. Once the balloon is ready for takeoff, get inside the basket. The pilot will give a briefing and then you will depart. Your pilot will take the balloon to different heights looking for the most favourable air currents, resulting in an entertaining and varied experience. The basket is extremely stable and the views will be unforgettable. After a reminder of the briefing, the pilot will start to descend. The landing is one of the most exciting moments of the balloon flight. After the landing passengers can, if they wish, help to collect the balloon, a good way to make the experience even more involved and interesting. There is still a very important part of the experience left. Since 1783, when the first balloon flight was made with passengers, a champagne toast has been a part of the journey. Here, you do it with Catalan Cava, a sparkling wine from the Catalonia region. The pilot will then present each passenger with a flight certificate to commemorate the experience. On each flight we take pictures and passengers can download them from an online photo gallery afterwards.

From Barcelona: Collsacabra Cliffs Hike and Rupit Tour

4. From Barcelona: Collsacabra Cliffs Hike and Rupit Tour

Hike along the countryside of Catalonia, passing through verdant forests and along striking cliffs. Marvel at the height of the Salt de Sallent waterfall and tour the medieval town of Rupit with a knowledgeable guide. Enjoy comfortable transport in an air-conditioned minivan to Rupit, one of Catalonia's hidden gems, and begin hiking. Your path goes across beautiful forests and along the Collsacabra cliffs, a natural balcony with breathtaking views of the Susqueda reservoir and surrounding areas. On your way, you will see the famous Salt de Sallent, the highest waterfall in Catalonia. If you are lucky you will spot impressive eagles flying very close to you. After a 3-hour hike, return to Rupit, an XVI century medieval town where you will have some free time to have lunch. A traditional local restaurant can be booked for you. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour through the cobbled streets of the well-preserved medieval town of Rupit. Finally, enjoy some free time before going back to Barcelona.

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What people are saying about Rupit

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 108 reviews

My husband and I enjoyed this tour. The 3 medieval villages were lovely. It's nice to get away from the city and see these 3 small villages all with a different character. Sergi our tour guide/ driver was amazing. He was funny and very informative about all three villages. Keep up the good work :-) . Highly recommended.

I would recommend this trip to anyone visiting Barcelona. Very well organised and our tour leader was amazing. Kind, helpful and he was very informative and knowledgeable. All the 3 villages were amazing - worth a visit for sure!

The trip to Besalu, Rupit and Travertet and the guide Ana were perfect, the people on the tour were very nice, I loved everything. Thank you very much Ana and Explore Catalunya!!!

It was very well organized from the beginning to the end. The villages were beautiful, our guide, Xavier was the best!

convenient way to see a bot more of Cataluña. Jordi is an excellent guide