Dalí Triangle: Figueres, Cadaqués And Portlligat Guided Day Tour From Barcelona

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Overview

Discover the most intimate and personal Dalí during this journey through the towns and places that helped shape his life. Our guide will pick you up in a comfortable minivan, and will assist you in this personalized tour through the idyllic, unique landscapes of the Costa Brava, as you uncover the mysteries and secrets of one of the most highly recognizable Catalan painters, Salvador Dalí.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Led by a local guide
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Skip the line

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Meet your driver at your Barcelona hotel, and hop into a private minivan for the journey toFigueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dal. This small town near the French border is one of the three points that make up the Dali Triangle.

Explore the streets and sites where Dali spent his early years, as well as some of his favorite haunts as an adult. Then visit theDal Museum (own expense), which the artist designed himself on the ruins of an old municipal theater. This is the most complete collection ofDal's work, and the museum itself is considered one of the largest surrealistic objects in the world.

Head toCadaqus, a fishing village on the Costa Brava which Dal often visited during his childhood. A summer spent here in 1916 was especially important to his artistic career. Stroll around the labyrinthine village with its pretty white houses, and relax on the waterfront with its spectacular views of the ocean and Pyrenees mountains. If you get hungry, there are plenty of restaurants where you can enjoy the fresh fish and seafood for which Cadaqus is well known (own expense).

Just a mile from Cadaqus is Port Lligat, a charming cove where Dal built a house in 1930. The house,now converted into a museum,houses the studio where the Catalan painter created his most important works, as well as the rooms where he lived with his beloved wife and muse, Gala.

In high season admission tothe House-Museum of Port Lligat may be limited due the amount of visitors. In this case, an alternative visit tothe Gala-Dal Castle of Pbol, another fascinating residence of the artist and his wife, will be arranged.

At the end of the tour your driver will return you to your hotel in Barcelona, arriving between 6:30pm and 7:30pm.

Inclusions for Dalí Triangle: Figueres, Cadaqués And Portlligat Guided Day Tour From Barcelona

  • Hotel or apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Professional local guide
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Walking tour
  • Small-group (maximum 8 people)

Exclusions for Dalí Triangle: Figueres, Cadaqués And Portlligat Guided Day Tour From Barcelona

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fee for Dalí Museum in Figueres and Port Lligat (approximately 20€)
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 5 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • This day trip was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone. I am a Dali fan but my husband isn't and he loved the trip too. What is more you can take photos in the museum and in Dali's home. the sight seeing along the way adds to the wonderful Dali experience. Wonderful scenery, wonderful time in the museum and Dali's house. A highlight if not the highlight of 8 weeks away.

  • A friend and I visited Barcelona in June. We had booked this tour prior to our departure from the States as we desired to see the countryside outside of Barcelona We were absolutely delighted that we had booked this tour! Our tour guide Mariano picked us up at our hotel and immediately made us feel very comfortable in his company. Mariano was extremely knowledgeable not just about Dali but about the countryside, the local people, economy, history and political climate. There was not one question we asked that he did not provide an informed answer. Mariano was also extremely sensitive to our personal tastes and interests allowing us to linger in parts of the tour that we enjoyed. He was also very concerned about our personal comforts in ensuring that we had opportunities to partake of refreshments as well as quiet moments to take in the scenery. The tour itself is well planned to provide insight into Dali's life as a young child, adolescent, and adult as well as delve into the eccentricities that permeated his life and drove his artistic expression. Prior to this tour, we knew that Dali enjoyed a very creative mind but after touring his museum and home/studio we better understood that genius. Although the highlights of this tour were certainly its destinations, we found the hours we spent with Mariano driving to and from Barcelona equally stimulating. Once Mariano understood that we were interested in interacting with him and finding out as much as we could about this part of Spain, the traveling time sped by as we were highly engaged in very stimulating discussions. We highly recommend this tour as one of the best of all those we experienced during our week in Barcelona and we particularly recommend Mariano as the best tour guide we had during our three weeks in Europe!

  • We had a wonderful time on this beautiful tour! Our tour guide, Miquel, was passionate and immersed in Dali's art and life story. His insights in the Dali Museum were fascinating we would not have learned nearly as much about Dali if we had gone on our own. Dali's house in Portlligat is a treasure -- shouldn't be missed! And the scenery along the way was wonderful. We would definitely book this tour again!

  • We visited Dali's museum in Florida, but we were not prepared for the experience provided by this tour. His museum, his house reflect so much of his genius! His sense of space, his jewels, his house shows a side of him that completed our vision of the artist! If you are a fan ans even if you are not this is a most. The tour guide was great so we had an amazing time.

  • The Dali museum in Figueres is not to be missed and his house in Portlligat is amazing as well. Our guide, Mariusz was incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent host. My only criticism is I would have preferred to have lunch by the ocean in Cadaques, rather than a sandwich shop in Figueres.

  • This would be a 4 or 5 star experience based on the places visited, but the staggering rudeness of the local guide named Mariano, provided by the local tour operator, Inside Travel Barcelona, brings the rating down. The pick up time was scheduled for 8.45. At 8.37 we were informed the van would arrive 15 minutes or so late. We waited in the street from 9. The van arrived at 9.30. When we pointed out we had to wait on the street all this time, Mariano said, in a forthrightly rude manner : 1 I said we would be late 2 This is Barcelona
    Based on Viatours online description of the trip, we had expected to be back at the hotel between 6.30 and 7. We had dinner plans arranged based on that timing. As the trip progressed, we began to realize that the guide appeared to be working to a later schedule. When we asked for the return journey to commence such that we could be back by the time published online, the guide said: What is said online is not what we do here. What made this particularly egregious was the fact that the guide had insisted on adding a visit to a site that he said was very interesting, but was not on the tour itinerary. We were 3 of us with the guide, My wife, who has a bad knee, and I. We are both in our 70s. The third was an Englishman, my guess he is in his 80s. The rocky terrain of the walk the guide took us on was such that my wife had to stop less than half way through. The older English gentleman fell and was bleeding from wounds on his elbow and knees. The guide was literally nowhere in sight while this happened as he was well ahead of the two of us, with no concern whatsoever of the progress we were making. The guide made no attempt to get to a paharmacy to dress the wounds. It was only when, at the next stop, my wife was assisting our wounded companion by giving him some tissues to wipe the blood that the guide realized the seriousness of the matter. A short while later while my wife was assisting as a waitress from a restaurant brought some medicine and tape to dress the wound, Mariano literally said shut up to my wife.
    It is clearly the nastiest experience my wife and I have ever had with a tour guide. I believe our fellow companion, who was injured, shares our view.

  • First, I have to tell you that Dali Museum and house are a must see. However, this 8 person tour was the worst! Our guide showed up 5 minutes late, which was not a big deal. We got in the car where two other Americans from our hotel joined us. I thought we were at capacity, but then we had to wait from a group of Colombians who were 35 minutes late! Our tour guide turns off the car and stands outside and starts smoking. We finally start driving for 20 minutes and the tour guide stops again for another smoke! In the museum he puts down Dali, by saying the paintings had no symbolic meaning! We spent a short time in the museum and start going to the coast while he is driving like a maniac wreaking from smoke. On the way back a two hour drive he talked to the Colombians in Spanish for two hours, while ignoring the 5 Americans in the car. Our so called guide should not be in this business. Also, we were all slim and still a mini van with 9 people is overcrowded and uncomfortable. With a better guide and different travel arrangements, this would have been an amazing tour, since these sites are a must see.

  • Very informative. Tour guide knowledgeable. Enjoyable day.

  • We'd like to experience this Dali triangle trip, payed for it, then the local organizer replied this trip is full. They offered another trip to Girona and Figueres, Dali Museum. This whole tour felt like a cheap replacement of a better one. It was like a personal taxi service, excluded all the tickets. The local tour provider stated that the replacement was at the same price like the original one, but according to the website there is a clear price difference between the two tours. We got the cheaper one, with a local 'tour guide' who is not on the tour provider's website as a guide.

  • The tour was fantastic. Venance was very knowledgeable and stayed with us all through the museum in Figueres, explaining much of Dali's work and the history. He was patient and answered our many questions, even accomodating some special requests. The drive from Barcelona was beautiful, as was Portlligat and Cadaques. Definitely a highlight of our trip.

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