Tarragona and Sitges Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

This small group tour mixes the ancient Roman capital of  Tarragona with the cosmopolitan seaside town of Sitges.

You will travel back in time and retrace the footsteps of Roman gladiators. You’ll even stand on the very spot where chariots raced by. The morning starts with a visit to the magnificent Roman aqueduct, and ends with a stroll around the ‘Old Quarter’, with its stunning cathedral, and medieval houses.

Before lunch, you will visit Roc de Sant Gaieta. This tiny Mediterranean village is famous for its Ibizan fishermen’s houses, Seville-style patios, and Roman-Greco influence.

Finally, you will travel to Sitges, Here, you will discover the Mediterranean atmosphere of this old fishing village with its shady streets, traditional houses, beaches, bars, and restaurants.

  • – Full-day small group tour by minivan to Tarragona and Sitges
  • – Walk along the 2,000 year-old Roman Aquaduct
  • – Explore the Roman past at Tarragona’s aqueduct, forum and circus
  • – Seaside views at tranquil Roc de Sant Gaieta
  • – Cosmopolitan Sitges’ beaches, cafes and boutiques
  • – Professional English-speaking guide
  • – Illuminating commentary from your expert guide
  • – Personalised small group and commentary
  • Full Tour Description
  • Included
  • Video
  • Brochure

Tour Schedule

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

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 Eixample 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 Tarragona.

10.00am – El Pont del Diable (The Devil’s Bridge)

Your first stop of the day is ‘El Pont del Diable’ (The Devil’s Bridge). This breathtaking 2,000 year old Roman aquaduct is a perfectly preserved piece of ancient Roman history. It is over 200 metres long and nearly 30 metres high, and is one of the hidden jewels of the area. This is a rare chance to get completely off the beaten track, visiting one of the most amazing architectural wonders of Catalunya.

11.00am – Tarragona

From the aquaduct we travel back to Tarragona, the ancient Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula. You quietly enter the old part of the city through a narrow gateway in the old Roman walls. Your visit begins along the Archaeological Walkway. You will be able to admire the surviving stone walls, wander through the historic old quarter, before stopping at the cathedral, where on Sundays you can enjoy the morning antique market.

Few tourists ever make it to Tarragona, and fewer still stumble across this traditional market. It’s a great chance to pick up something truly unique from the area. For others, there is ample time to explore the beautiful cathedral that looks down on the antique collectors. From here you will continue down through the old town to discover the Roman Forum and the nearby Roman Circus, which is hidden amidst the urban design. You can walk along the underground passageways that held the Circus’ stands and come to one of the most popular squares within the old town, the Plaça de la Font.  

If you stand very still and close your eyes, you can almost hear the chariots racing by. On this very spot, thousands of years ago on, perhaps on the very same day of the week, the Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula came alive in all of its bloody glory. And last, but certainly not least, you will enjoy the breathtaking sea-view over the Roman amphitheatre. Imagine gladiators battling each other to the death! It’s a poignant moment to stand on the same dusty ground that bore witness to countless scenes of sacrifice and passion. 

1.30pm – Sitges

You will arrive in Sitges at 2:00pm, in perfect time for lunch. Today, this once quiet fishing village boasts a long, sandy beach, groovy boutiques, and a handful of interesting sights.  Sitges has been fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde art-world hang-out. Get lost in its shady side streets and enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere with its old whitewashed fisherman’s houses. After a leisurely lunch you might want to head off to one of the seventeen beaches the town has to offer. You will meet your guide at about 5.30pm to return to Barcelona.

6.00pm – 6.30pm 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.


  • Professional guide
  • Transport in Air Conditioned vehicle
  • Free filtered water refills in office
  • Hand Sanitiser on bus



Not Included

  • Travel insurance
  • Food and Drinks
  • Hotel Pick up and drop off
  • Entrance fees to museums
  • Gratuities