Costa Brava Small Group Tour From Barcelona With Traditional Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover one of Europe’s most beautiful coastlines on this excellently guided Costa Brava day trip from Barcelona. Travel by air-conditioned minivan to the famous coast that is known for its pine-fringed cliffs and rocky headlands, and visit Blanes to relax at a secluded cove or admire the clifftop Marimurtra Botanical Gardens. After a delicious restaurant lunch, enjoy free time to explore pretty Tossa de Mar at your own pace.

Highlights

  • Led by a professional guide
  • Lunch included
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Know More about this tour

Hop inside your air-conditioned minivan in central Barcelona, and journey along the coast to begin your exciting small-group day trip. As you travel, hear all about the Costa Brava, where sea-sculpted cliffs and coves form one of Europe's prettiest coastlines. Admire the Mediterranean views and after roughly an hour, arrive at Blanes, the bustling seaside resort known as the Costa Brava's southern gateway.

- On this Costa Brava Tour From Barcelona Including Lunch, leave the main tourist trail and drive to an idyllic cove favored by locals. Opt to relax here as your morning arrival means the sands and the sea will be wonderfully uncrowded. Stay on the minivan and continue to the nearby Marimurtra Botanical Gardens. You will have time to enjoy both activities if you want to.

- The last quick stop before lunch is the old ruined castle high above Blanes. This favorite spot for newlyweds offers an amazing view of the city.

- After two hours at the beach or gardens, join up again for lunch at a locally acclaimed family-run restaurant. At the restaurant, sit down to a 3-course feast of local specialties accompanied by a glass of sangria, wine, beer, soda, or mineral water. (See the Itinerary for a sample menu.)

- Back aboard your minivan, continue to Tossa del Mar, home to the Costa Brava's last remaining fortified town. Enjoy the afternoon exploring the cobbled old town and enjoying magnificent views up and down the coast.

- After losing yourself in the meandering alleyways and tiny streets, you will come out through the old medieval wall into cozy streets lined with boutiques and traditional shops. There's plenty of time for some souvenir shopping or enjoying a drink as the day comes to an end.

If you still need some more beach time, you have one last chance in Tossa for a swim or even a kayak around the cliffs. Your tour ends with a drop-off at the original pickup point in Barcelona.

Itinerary:

Sample Menu:

First course:

• Selection of Spanish ham, patatas bravas (fried potatoes in spicy tomato sauce), potato croquettes, fideuà (paella made with noodles) and pa amb tomàquet (toasted bread with a tomato topping)

Main course (choice of one):

• Fish, chicken or local sausage dish
• Vegetarian lasagne

Dessert:

• Choice of traditional local dessert

*This menu is subject to change. 

Inclusions

Local guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Lunch with a glass of sangria, wine or beer or a soda or mineral water

Entry/Admission - Jardin Botanico Marimurtra

Exclusions

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at the time of booking

Please bring you bathing suit and towel if you plan to visit the cove in Blanes

This tour operates in English only

Traveler Reviews

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  • 16-Mar-2020

    Very good tour the lunch was to die for an the Mediterranean coast line was absolutely amazing hands down a must see

  • 14-Nov-2019

    This was one of the best tours that I took while in Barcelona. It was on my final full day. Was a fantastic way to finish my vacation! Do not miss this opportunity to see the beautiful beaches. Lunch was awesome as well.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    This was advertised as a small group tour, but there were about 20 of us (I do not consider that "small group") and that is the reason I did not give it a better rating. We had an excellent tour guide named Miguel. He was very personable and spoke throughout much of the ride which is something we enjoyed. The weather was a little on the cooler side, so we did not go in the water but did enjoy the sites. We are glad we decided to go into the botanical gardens since that was one of the highlights (the BEST pictures of the shore). Lunch was very unexpected (in a good way). There was an abundance of food and it was all explained nicely. The rest of the afternoon was spent strolling through another town. Money well spent!

  • 28-Oct-2019

    We recently took the Costa Brava small group tour with Sergio and are still raving about the day. Sergio spoke English beautifully and answered every question we had with humor and patience. He took us to the most divine restaurant in Blanes where we had what was the best meal during my entire stay in the region. The tour includes a visit to a castle in Blanes, a free hour spent in the beautiful Marimurtra botanical garden which was the highlight, lunch and a stop in Tossa de Mar for another hour of wandering around. I highly recommend this tour as well as Sergio. He was top notch! We even had a birthday in our group and he went out of his way to put a candle on her dessert at the restaurant. It was an unforgettable day.

  • 14-Oct-2019

    This was a great tour and our guide, Jordi, was fantastic. The locations we visited were breathtaking and the group lunch was phenomenal (a lot of food, all very good). I highly recommend this tour. There is a bit of walking, so be prepared for that and you will have the options of beach or exploring, so plan accordingly.

  • 10-Oct-2019

    This tour provided the perfect balance of structure and freedom to spend your time however you please. The van was comfortable, only an hour-long ride from Barcelona to Costa Brava to experience two beautiful beaches and a traditional Catalan lunch.

  • 30-Sep-2019

    fantastic view of costa brava with delicious lunch and Javier is a knowledgeable and attentive guide, i highly recommend this tour

  • 23-Sep-2019

    The trip was a nice introduction to the Costa Brava as it provided pleasant and educational exposure to the region which included history, geography, food, architecture and more. The guide, Xavier, was a super nice and knowledgeable guy. I recommend this experience to anyone for their first introduction to the Costa Brava.

  • 08-Jul-2019

    nice trip , delicious lunch and informative and friendly tour guide thanks Steven , we had enough time to explore both destination and enjoy swimming

  • 03-Jul-2019

    Our tour of Costa Brava was truly one of the highlights of our trip! Our tour guide, Geordie, was AWESOME. He was so funny, knowledgeable, and took great care of each member of the group. I really think he made the tour all the more enjoyable for everyone.
    The beach at Blanes and Tossa de Mar were STUNNING. My friends and I were definitely glad to have a lot of free time and spend the day as we wanted. The traditional lunch was also delicious and a very cool experience. It was so fun to get to chat with the other groups on the tour and share a meal together. I definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience the coast outside of Barcelona!

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