Girona And Barcelona Highlights: Guided Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 11 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Carrer de Balmes, 5, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
  • Return Details :
    CASA BATLLÓ, 08007 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 two of the most beautiful cities in Catalonia and its fascinating cultural identity. Enjoy the medieval city of Girona, with it's Cathedral and the old city center and then continue on to Barcelona and let yourself be seduced by it's modernist buildings designed by Gaud.

Highlights

  • Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city
  • Excellent value for money
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Itinerary
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Pass By: Girona Cathedral (Catedral), Girona, Province of Girona, Catalonia

During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part

Pass By: Girona City Walls

From the French gardens we can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there we have great panoramic views of the old city.

Stop At: Basilica of the Sagrada familia, Barcelona, Catalonia

This part of the visit consists in a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada familia, where we will discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Parc Guell, Barcelona, Catalonia

The Park is one of the most emblematic works of Gaud because he displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style. The park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Casa batllo, Barcelona, Catalonia

CASA BATLL: Gaud projected the refurbishment of a previous existing building of the architect Emilio Sala Corts. The building was bought by the business man Josep Batll, who owned several textile factories in Barcelona. At the time Gaud was an important architect working in several projects at the same time: The Expiatory Temple of la Sagrada familia, Torre bellesguard, Park Gell and the restoration of the Santa Maria Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca. Batll was so impressive with the Gaudis work that he recommended the architect to his friend, Pere Mil. Later we will be able to visit Casa Mil, commonly known as la Pedera. Casa Batll its a great example of how Gaud got his inspiration from nature using organic shapes that had been previously studied by him.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona, Catalonia

CASA MIL LA PEDRERA: The building is located in Passeig de Gracia street chamfer with Provena Street, in the middle of the Eixample. During the industrial growing when the
bourgeoisie became the privilege statement, Gaud was asked to build a house for the Mil family. Pere Mil i Camps was a rich business man who inherited the fortune made by his father from the textile industry. The Mil Project consisted in a flats building where the first floor would be the residence of the Mil family while the other floors would be divided into several apartments for renting. The construction was delayed several times because the building was supposed to be more high and wide than the dimensions fixed by the municipal government. During the guided tour you will visit the two courtyards, the three last floors (rooftop, attic and one apartment) and the temporal exhibition (the availability of this part is subject to the exhibition calendar). At the end of the visit you will be able to remain in the building as long as you wish.


Duration: 20 minutes

Inclusions

Air conditioned motor coach.

Bilingual official guide.

Guided walking tour in Girona.

Guided walking tour outside of Sagrada Familia.

Guided walking tour of Passeig de Grcia (Casa Mil La Pedrera and Casa Batll

Guided walking tour in Park Gell with admission tickets.

Radio guide system.

Entry/Admission - Parc Guell

Exclusions

Entrance to Girona Cathedral.

Entrances to Sagrada Familia, Casa Mil La Pedrera and Casa Batll

Food and drinks, unless specified.

Hotel pickup and drop-off.

Entry/Admission - Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Entry/Admission - Casa Batllo

Entry/Admission - Passeig de Gracia

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Please be aware that some walking is included during this tour, please come prepared and we recommend wearing comfortable clothes and shoes.

There is approximately 50 min between both parts of the excursions, during this time you will be able to get lunch (not included) in the city centre of Barcelona.

This tour starts at Central Barcelona and ends at Passeig de Grcia.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 28-Aug-2016

    We missed the first half of the trip to Girona couldn't figure out city transportation. They were able to get us on a different trip Barcelona Highlights for the a.m. The 2nd half of the trip was the Artistic Barcelona which was different from the a.m. trip. Nice bus, helpful staff and tour guides, overall great trip.