My daughter and I did the Dali triangle tour out of Barcelona. Rueben was our guide and he was exceptional! The trio to Figueres, Cadaques and Portlligat was the most beautiful drive ever. Along the way, Rueben filled in all the details of Salvador Dali's life, events and relationships. So before each stop, we felt we had been immersed in a real experience and that made the visit to the sites come alive. Rueben's knowledge of Dali and the country side blew us away - he knew the coolest details and recommended great, local places for us to eat. We highly recommend this tour with Rueben.
This day trip was absolutely fantastic and I would recommend it to anyone. I am a Dali fan but my husband isn't and he loved the trip too. What is more you can take photos in the museum and in Dali's home. the sight seeing along the way adds to the wonderful Dali experience. Wonderful scenery, wonderful time in the museum and Dali's house. A highlight if not the highlight of 8 weeks away.
A friend and I visited Barcelona in June. We had booked this tour prior to our departure from the States as we desired to see the countryside outside of Barcelona We were absolutely delighted that we had booked this tour! Our tour guide Mariano picked us up at our hotel and immediately made us feel very comfortable in his company. Mariano was extremely knowledgeable not just about Dali but about the countryside, the local people, economy, history and political climate. There was not one question we asked that he did not provide an informed answer. Mariano was also extremely sensitive to our personal tastes and interests allowing us to linger in parts of the tour that we enjoyed. He was also very concerned about our personal comforts in ensuring that we had opportunities to partake of refreshments as well as quiet moments to take in the scenery. The tour itself is well planned to provide insight into Dali's life as a young child, adolescent, and adult as well as delve into the eccentricities that permeated his life and drove his artistic expression. Prior to this tour, we knew that Dali enjoyed a very creative mind but after touring his museum and home/studio we better understood that genius. Although the highlights of this tour were certainly its destinations, we found the hours we spent with Mariano driving to and from Barcelona equally stimulating. Once Mariano understood that we were interested in interacting with him and finding out as much as we could about this part of Spain, the traveling time sped by as we were highly engaged in very stimulating discussions. We highly recommend this tour as one of the best of all those we experienced during our week in Barcelona and we particularly recommend Mariano as the best tour guide we had during our three weeks in Europe!
We had a wonderful time on this beautiful tour! Our tour guide, Miquel, was passionate and immersed in Dali's art and life story. His insights in the Dali Museum were fascinating we would not have learned nearly as much about Dali if we had gone on our own. Dali's house in Portlligat is a treasure -- shouldn't be missed! And the scenery along the way was wonderful. We would definitely book this tour again!
We visited Dali's museum in Florida, but we were not prepared for the experience provided by this tour. His museum, his house reflect so much of his genius! His sense of space, his jewels, his house shows a side of him that completed our vision of the artist! If you are a fan ans even if you are not this is a most. The tour guide was great so we had an amazing time.
The Dali museum in Figueres is not to be missed and his house in Portlligat is amazing as well. Our guide, Mariusz was incredibly knowledgeable and an excellent host. My only criticism is I would have preferred to have lunch by the ocean in Cadaques, rather than a sandwich shop in Figueres.