See the best of the Costa Brava on this private, full-day guided tour from Barcelona. This National Geographic Top Travel Destination lives up to its reputation as a breathtakingly beautiful region with cultural treasures. Your guide will share the secrets of these picturesque villages, medieval towns and unspoiled coves. This is the best way to explore the Costa Brava: the intimacy of a private tour with the knowledge of the locals.
Meet your expert guide while being picked up in your Barcelona hotel and get ready for a memorable day packed with dramatic coastline and pristine blue waters. The private adventure begins with the postcard-perfect coastal village of Calella de Palafrugell. Get your camera out for the first stunning photo opportunity of the cove’s rainbow-colored rowboats rocking in the sea. Listen as your guide explains the history of the village and then set out along the Camino de Ronda, a meandering coastal trail that leads to the secret cove of Cala El Golfet, where you can splash in the refreshing water or just take in the scene from the sandy shore.
Next up is L’Estartit, where you have time for a leisurely lunch at a local restaurant (own expense). Depart L’Estartit for the nature reserve of the Medes Islands by way of a glass-bottomed catamaran. Watch the ocean floor rush by beneath your feet as you feel the cool breeze on your skin, and check out the paradise coves of Macizo del Montgrí.
It’s not over yet. Explore the medieval castle and village of Pals. See the Torre de las Horas, an ancient Romanesque tower, and stroll the town’s Gothic quarters and alleys. Return to your Barcelona hotel in the evening, where you can reflect on your favorite parts of the day.
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