Girona and Costa Brava Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Your day tour to Girona and Costa Brava is a wonderful mix of history, natural beauty, and culture. You will travel back in time as you explore the medieval Roman city of Girona. In Calella, you will discover the rugged, unspoiled beauty of the Costa Brava. While in Pals, you will lose yourself in the winding streets of this medieval village.


  • Personalised small group and commentary
  • Walk on top of the Roman walls in Girona
  • Explore Girona’s Jewish Quarter and the Arab Baths
  • Visit the medieval village of Pals
  • Enjoy lunch on the shores of the Medietteranean Sea
  • Relax on the beach of swim in the Mediterranean Sea
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Full Tour Description
  • Included
  • Video
  • Brochure

Tour Schedule

8.15am – Explore Catalunya Office, opposite the Palau de la Música

You will join your tour at our main office, which is right across from the world famous Palau de la Musicá, where you’ll be introduced to your guide who will give you an introduction to the day. Your tour will start at 8.30am, but we always recommend arriving 15 minutes before. There are restrooms available, and a cafe nearby if you want to grab a quick coffee or sandwich before your tour begins

8.30am – Eixample District, Barcelona

You will leave Barcelona though the Example district of town, famous for its modernist architecture. As you head out of the city, your guide will give you a brief history of Barcelona, before letting you sit back and relax on the 90 minute drive to Pals.

10.00am – Pals Medieval Village

Pals is one of the best preserved  historic villages in the region, and its winding streets are home to a number of interesting shops, selling everything from ceramics and local handicrafts to traditional food and souvenirs. Your guide will give you a short tour, taking in the medieval defensive tower, the old church and the orginal village walls.

From Pals, you will head to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. This delightful escape has whitewashed houses that reach right down to the sea-front and a number of traditional restaurants – perfect for a leisurely lunch.

12.00pm – Calella de Palafrugell Fishing Village 

Your guide will introduce you to the stunning Costa Brava and help you discover one of the most beautiful villages on this stretch of coast. There‘s time to explore some of the coastal footpaths, take a dip in the water in a secluded cove, or try some local seafood in a traditional restaurant. We make sure we arrive here in plenty of time to secure a seat in one of the many delightful restaurants that line the shore – even in the height of the summer.

3.00pm – Girona

After lunch you will head to Girona, a well-established city that has survived many a siege in the course of its long history, since its founding in around 76 BC. During it’s history, it has been dominated by many different people, and, as a result, has a great richness of architectural heritage. The Cathedral, founded in 1038 on the site of a former Mosque, and the spectacular Roman walls, along which you can walk, are just two examples of this. 

There are a wide variety of museums and sites of historical interest in Girona, such as the Jewish Call and the Arab Bath house. If you prefer, the narrow streets of the old town are very pleasant just to wander around, indulge in a spot of window-shopping, or find a secluded café and sit back to watch people pass by.

After a couple of hours exploring this beautiful city, you will head back to the bus for a leisurely drive back to the city as your Day Tour to Girona and the Costa Brava comes to an end.

6.30pm – 7.00pm Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona

We end the day back in Barcelona in Plaça Catalunya. From here, you can easily take the metro or a taxi back to your hotel. Otherwise, your guide will be more than happy to make some recommendations of where to have dinner.



  • Local Guide
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicle
  • Free filtered water refills in office
  • Hand sanitiser

Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities 
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks