Girona And Costa Brava Private Day Trip From Barcelona

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 11 Hrs
  • Language:
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Barcelona-El Prat Airport, 08820 El Prat de Llobregat Spain
    Port Barcelona Cruise Stop, de, 08039 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


On this private day trip from Barcelona, (travelling in a luxury car) you will visit the city of Girona in northeastern Catalonia before continuing to the Costa Brava, the coastal region of Catalonia that stretches up to the French border. Youll stop at Santuari dels Angels to take pictures from a stunning viewpoint on your way to the town of Pals, where you'll enjoy a lunch of delicious Mediterranean food (own expense).


  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Private tour is operated with just your party and a guide/driver

Know More about this tour

As you leave Barcelona, your private day trip heads first to Girona, a city with a long history, believed to be founded around 76 BC. The river Onyar neatly divides the city in two, separating the old town from the new. The city has a rich architectural heritage, and youll see evidence of this in the 11th-century cathedral and the Roman walls, which you can stroll along. Or wander the narrow streets of the old town, soaking up the historical atmosphere.

From Girona, continue to the Santuari dels Angels, a panoramic spot offering scenic views of the whole Girona region. Its a place even a world-famous artist thought was beautiful Salvador Dali chose it for his wedding. From here you will make your way to Pals, a small medieval city built around its fortress. Stop here for a Mediterranean lunch (own expense) before you head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell.

In Calella de Palafrugell, a coastal town of whitewashed houses, you'll have time to explore the rocky coastline or perhaps take a dip in the inviting waters.

This private tour of Girona is hosted by a professional guide. Please list any special interests you have (art, architecture, history, culture) at the time of booking to alert your guide, who will then prepare for your private tour.


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport by luxury car



Food and drinks, unless specified


Entrance fees to the Botanic Gardens at Cap Roig

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

There will be time off the bus at your leisure, so please bring suitable clothing, footwear and sun protection.

You will also have an opportunity to go swimming at Calella de Palafrugell, so if you want, bring swimwear and a beach towel.

This tour operates only in English.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

At Explore Catalunya we take the Coronavirus outbreak very seriously. In addition to our safety procedures, we have adapted our tours to avoid periods where there might be large crowds, and we have carefully ensured that any places we visit follow the same high hygiene standards as us.

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  • 08-Nov-2022

    At 5PM on the day before our scheduled tour, the captain of our ship said that the weather was too bad to dock in Mykonos. I immediately called the tour operator to inform them we would not be docking and so could not go on the tour. Their answer--NO REFUND. Even though it was not our choice, but unsafe according to the HAL captain. NO REFUND I suggest you find another company to take you on a tour of Mykonos. Trip advisor did offer us a 1/2 refund.

  • 12-Sep-2022

    Sergio is an awesome host. Very knowledgeable and so accommodating. The trip to Girona and Costa Brava was the best- rich in history, sights, sounds and the beauty of the Mediterranean. Good morning! Barcelona! Thank you for having us.

  • 04-Jul-2022

    This was a great day tour away from Barcelona city center. Enrique was a great guide. He was prompt and when he met us at the hotel lobby, he explained the day’s schedule and off we went. Our first stop was Pals which was a great small town, then off to Calella de Palafrugell for some time on the beach and lunch. Lastly, we went on a walking tour of Girona. Since we had seen Game of Thrones, he pointed out some of the spots where certain scenes were filmed. It was a long day but we felt like we had a good balance of time in each area. Happy to recommend this tour to family & friends.

  • 05-Jan-2020

    We were a group of 14 from Malaysia on our company trip.Really had a good outing with our guide Gloria and driver Marcelo. They took very good care of us. Will definitely come back and use them again. Score would be 10 out of 10 to the both of them.

  • 27-Nov-2019

    We traveled to Spain in November 2019 and went to Girona and Costa Brava tour with Explore Catalunya . The tour was well organized. The service of Explore Catalunya is very good. Their tour guides are excellent, very patient and very knowledgeable. Tour guides Mr. Jordi was very good guide and were very helpful. The driver Mr. Mike was very polite and courteous.

  • 04-Nov-2019

    Anna was our guide for the day. She was very friendly and knowledgeable! Would highly recommend this tour! Also we had perfect weather for the day! The beach walk was spectacular!!!

  • 25-Aug-2019

    This tour was excellent. Highly recommend the company. They were very helpful and willing to move our tour when 2 members of our group fell ill the night before the tour. Thank you!! We enjoyed the tour and our guide was excellent (thanks Anna!).

  • 09-Jan-2019

    My husband and I had a beautiful day on this tour! Our guide Jordi was very knowledgeable, professional and had a great sense of humor! Everything on the trip went very smooth. The pace of the tour was also quite relaxing. We saw lots of different things but we weren't too exhausted at the end of the day. Highly recommend it!

  • 08-Jun-2018

    Such a great tour, Rodrigo our guude was full of information and knew so much about the 3 towns we visited. He was just lovely and looked after us well. Girona, Pals and Costa Bravo are amazing and beuatiful. We had the most wonderful time - highly, highly recommended.

  • 20-May-2018

    I had the most AMAZING day on this tour. Jordie our guide was fun, informative, helpful, friendly and most of all a font of history about the areas we visited and the Catalonian people. Girona was an eye opener, with it’s cobbled laneways, stone buildings, ramparts, walls and history Jordi guided us around part of the town, filling us in on the history and then recommend areas to go in our free time in the town, which was excellent. Personally I think he went out of his way to make sure we saw as much as we could and to experience the ambiance. The next town was Pals. A stunning, ancient town on the top of the hill. Again, Jordi gave us a lot of background info and left us Yu explore in the short time we had there. The suggestion of if you were late back to the bus, you got to “shout” everyone a Cava, was a fun one! Last but certainly not least was Calella de Palafrugell! My first glimpse of the Mediterranean! We had the time here to have a leisurely lunch ( I had to try the seafood paella in squid ink ) Superb! I also had the opportunity to swim in the Mediterranean, for the first time!!!😁 I had the most AMAZING time and can’t thank Jordi enough!!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Company and tour. Many many thanks. Di

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