Departure from Barcelona is at 8:30am to Besalu. Well take you in a comfort vehicle approximately an hour and a half away. Well take a scenic route crossing La Garrotxa Natural Park, a volcanic area. Besalus most significant feature is its 12th-century Romanesque bridge, nestled between Fluva and Capellades rivers.. Youll be awed by its arcaded streets and squares. Well see the restored mikveh, a ritual Jewish bath, as well as the remains of a medieval synagogue. The synagogue, documented in 1264, was from the Jewish community that settled from the 9th to the 15th century, when they were expelled by the Christians. Then well arrive at the Benedictine monastery of Sant Pere, founded in 977 and consecrated in 1003. Well give you some free time to explore on your own and take photos.
Then well continue on to Girona. Here youll have a walk through the Cathedral and The Gothic Quarter before you arrive to a local restaurant, where well take pleasure in a three course meal and have the chance to sample the local wines and products of the area.
After we'll travel to Pals, a charming village from the Middle Ages, built from a fortress. Well roam around its idyllic cobbled streets and tiny squares and take in the most beautiful landscape views from on top of the hill next to the Tower of the Hours, from the 13th century. Here you will be treated with amazing panoramic views and youll be able to spot the Medas islands, a natural park and protected area, in the distance.
This is where the tour ends and well take you to the central Barcelona where we started our wonderful day.