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Costa Brava Day Tour

Duration
9 hours
Languages
English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian

On this full-day tour, you will discover the southern part of the Costa Brava and visit 2 villages that represent the essence of the coast. You will depart from the bus station “Barcelona Nord” in Barcelona at 8:30AM, take the motorway and soon arrive at Lloret de Mar, the main coastal town in Catalonia that features one of the most popular Costa Brava beaches. There will be many buses arriving from all over Europe, bringing visitors to enjoy the local beaches, hotels, shops, activities and, above all, the active nightlife. There, you will have free time to explore the colorful and dynamic town. Along its unique promenade, you will be able to enjoy great views of its beaches, as well as visit two small hills on both sides that will allow privileged view points on the surroundings. Walking through the narrow streets that still have the reminiscence of the recent maritime past, you will find plenty of shops that would suit all tastes, as they vary from shops with the latest brands to the traditional beach bazaars. In the middle of the town's main shopping street, you will be able to admire valuable architectural gems, such as the Church of Sant Romà with its exquisite modernist style, while inside you will find the 16th-century altarpiece that is still well preserved. Formerly a Gothic church that was built as a refuge from attacks from Turkish and Algerian pirates, it was converted into a building with Byzantine, Moorish, Renaissance and Modernist influences during the restoration works in the 20th century. You will also see historical remains of Iberian and Roman civilisations at various archeological sites and a Medieval castle from the 11th century, the Castle of Sant Joan.

At approximately 11.30AM, you will board a Dofijets boat, and it will take you to the neighboring Tossa de Mar. During the boat trip, you will be able to enjoy the remarkable landscape of Costa Brava, including a procession of huge cliffs that were shaped in peculiar forms by the sea and winds over the centuries. At about 12.15PM, you will get to Tossa de Mar, which is considered the pearl of Costa Brava due to the defining landscape features and historic elements that have given it the well-deserved fame. Its spectacular scenery, including the shore, beaches, caves in the cliffs and lush vegetation, makes it the location that has managed to preserve its natural environment in perfect harmony with the tourism industry. You will also find traces of Roman history, visiting the Villa Romana dels Ametllers and the emblematic fortified Vila Vella enceinte, also known as the walled-in Old Town. The only example of a fortified medieval town on the Catalan coast, it was listed as a historic monument in 1931. Today, little is left from the original 12th-century structure, and it has undergone several restorations throughout the years, the major one taking place in the late 14th century. Outside of its walls, you will find the traditional fishing neighborhood, known as Sa Roqueta. Once you get to Tossa de Mar, you will begin a walking tour from the beach, following the fortified perimeter up to the lighthouse on the top. There, you will be able to appreciate the stunning views of the coastline. As you will go down through the narrow streets, passing stone houses of Vila Vella, you will get to the fishing district. You will have some free time for lunch and will be able to try the traditional cuisine. After a walk around the beach, you will do some shopping at the small local shops, ending the tour at 4.00PM. You will go back to Barcelona by bus, arriving at about 5.30PM.

Highlights: Costa Brava, Lloret de Mar, the Church of Sant Romà, boat ride, Tossa de Mar, the Villa Romana dels Ametllers, Vila Vella enceinte, Sa Roqueta.

Departure: daily. Includes: a professional guide, comfortable bus with free Wi-Fi, one-way boat ticket from Lloret de Mar to Tossa de Mar and taxes.

Please note: available from May 1st to October 8th.

Costa Brava
With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
08013 Barcelona, Spain
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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€89.00 / person