Tarragona Half Day Tour - Barcelona

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Overview

Relive the glorious Roman past in the capital of ancient Spain, the coastal town of Tarragona. This half-day tour of Imperial Rome will take you to the ancient capital of the ‘Hispania Citerior’, one of the three provinces that formed the Iberian Peninsula about two thousand years ago. Your expert guide will pick you up in a comfortable car/minivan and will assist you on this journey back in time when gladiators, centurions and emperors wrote the mythical and bloody history of the Roman Empire. Tarragona is located about 60 miles (100 km) south of Barcelona, on the Costa Dorada – formed of sandy beaches and crystal clear waters.

Highlights

  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Led by a local guide
  • All entrance fees included

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Get picked up from your Barcelona hotel between 8:30am and 9:30am and climb into your private vehicle for the drive toTarragona, once the Roman empires Spanish capital. Travel approximately one hour 15 minutes along the Balaeric Coast before arriving at the ancient city, where your walking tour begins.

Explore the remnants of Tarragona's 2,000-year-old city walls,circus (event space) and Roman forum, some of which are hidden beneath buildings from the nineteenth century and later. Learn fascinating historical facts and anecdotesfromyour guideas youstroll to Tarragonas impressive amphitheater, whichonce played host to bloody gladiatorial combat. Finish your walking tour at theso-called 'Balcony of the Mediterranean' on the Rambla, a wrought-iron terrace offering spectacular views of the beach and the ocean. Finally, climb back into your vehicle for the return trip to Tarragona, where the tour ends between 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Inclusions for Tarragona Half Day Tour

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private vehicle
  • Professional local guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Small Group

Exclusions for Tarragona Half Day Tour

  • Food and drinks
  • 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

Small group tour for eight people or fewer

A minimum of two 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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  • Our 1/2 day trip to Tarragon was fantastic! Our guide, Vicente and driver were outstanding. Tarragona is a lovely Roman city by the Mediterranean Sea.

    Our day started with my wife and I being picked up from our hotel and from there we went to pickup another couple. The six of us then proceeded to Tarragona a out 45-60 minute ride. On the way into Tarragona, Vicente pulled over to view a 2,000 year old Roman aqueduct and to our great surprise, we stopped and were then able to walk along the top of the aqueduct!

    We then proceeded into the city of Tarragona for our city tour. Vicente provided great historical information for context and backdrop as we walked through the streets of this Roman fortress city.

    We spent from 9am - 3pm for this tour no lunch provided but then none was expected. Upon being dropped off to our hotel we said our thanks and goodbyes to all.

    A highlight of our brief time in Barcelona we have visited this city many times.

    I highly recommend this tour.

  • My wife and i had a half-day tour to Tarragona and thoroughly enjoyed it. Though we were booked on a group tour, we two happened to be the only guests that day, so it became a Private Tour!! We were picked up on time by Kurt on time and drove to Tarragona. The city is know for its Roman ruins, which have been preserved very carefully by the authorities. You can see a Colosseum where, animal fights were held in the third century. Besides that we also enjoyed walking through the ruins of the fort, from where the view of the colosseum and the sea in breathtaking.

    Kurt was a very knowledgeable and helpful guide. I would strongly recommend to spend half a day visiting Tarragona if you are in Barcelona any time.

  • First, it is important to know that this was not a half-day trip. We were picked up at 9:00 and did not return until 4:30. It's up to you to decide if Roman ruins are that important to you, but we had other plans for the afternoon that we missed. Even then, we felt rushed at each stop. That may have partly been because we were reluctant to get back into the car as we were four North Americans squeezed into a little car with the guide. The varied sights were interesting, and Tarragona is a beautiful location on the beach. Our guide was knowledgable. She was also kind enough to help me with a stop at the pharmacy.

  • This tour was amazing - esp. because of our guide Nuria who was extremely knowledgeable about all the sights and went out of her way to make our day extra special. We recommend that tourists request Nuria for their next tour - Tarragona or other. The sites: spectacular and well worth visiting.

  • The ruins here were amazing. It was very interesting to see what was clearly once an important Roman city. Very different than other cities that we visited in Catalonia. We also really liked that it was such a small group, only 5. I can and #39;t imagine walking around with a larger group.

  • Great tour!! We actually met up with this tour in Tarragona since we were staying close by. Our tour guide Vincente was excellent!! We learned so much about this city and it and #39;s history!

  • The highlight of this tour is definitely the aqueduct outside of town. You can walk across it and all around it. It's the best preserved aqueduct I've seen and the crowds are minimal. The quarry is also interesting as I have not seen that elsewhere. The ruins of the circus and amphitheatre are nothing special, you can see much better amphitheatres in Italy.

  • The highlight of this tour is definitely the aqueduct outside of town that also has a bridge across the top. You can walk across the aqueduct and around it. It's really the nicest one I've seen, though the one in Segovia is comparable. However, you cannot walk on that one. The Roman quarry is also interesting. The ruins in Tarragona of the circus and amphitheatre are nothing special, you can see better preserved amphitheatres in Italy.

  • The highlight of this tour is definitely the aqueduct outside of town. You can walk across it and all around it. It's the best preserved aqueduct I've seen and the crowds are minimal. The quarry is also interesting as I have not seen that elsewhere. The ruins of the circus and amphitheatre are nothing special, you can see much better amphitheatres in Italy.

  • One is always worried about the experience one will receive on a tour. Will there be so many people I won't be able to hear what the guide is explaining? Will our group slow us down so we won't see everything in time?

    Well, when we booked this tour for April 2017, our guide Kurt, surprised us pleasantly when he told us no one else had booked that day besides my wife and me. So it was just the three of us. Kurt took us in an SUV to Tarragona while sharing his wealth of knowledge about Catalonia.

    We visited the stunning aqueduct outside of town before rolling into town on St. George's Day. The main drag was filled with booths selling roses and book, which are the traditional gifts on Catalonia's patron saint's day. We reached the beach and viewed the amphitheater before heading to the ruins of the circus where there is a museum. Kurt provided constant information about the Roman empire on the Iberian peninsula.

    As it was a half-day tour, we finished just as we were getting hungry in the city's plaza in front of city hall, where we treated our guide to a lovely lunch while he regaled us with more information about that part of Spain.

    I don't expect everyone will luck out and get a private tour for a small-group price, but I would recommend it as it was worth seeing another town so close to Barcelona.

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