Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes
Destination: Spain, Kiribati, Barcelona
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  • 10 hours 30 minutes
  • Barcelona
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

Leave Barcelona and travel back to ancient times on this small-group tour of Catalonia’s medieval villages. Visit the beautifully preserved villages of Besalú and Tavertet and learn interesting facts about these historical locations from your guide. Have free time in Rupit village to see the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel and have a traditional Catalan lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Take in views of the remains of the Castle of Rupit, Castellfollit de la Roca and the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. This small-group tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Small-group tour by minibus

Discover the beauty of Catalonia ’s medieval villages on this small-group day trip from Barcelona. Meet your guide in central Barcelona and relax in a comfortable minivan as you take in views of the green countryside on the 1.5-hour drive to Besalú.
When you arrive, enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. See the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue.
Continue by minivan toward the village of Rupit. On the way, pass by Castellfollit de la Roca, one of the smallest towns in Catalonia with 1,000 habitants in just 3,280 square feet (1,000 square meters), located on the edge of a basalt precipice. When you arrive in Rupit, enjoy two hours of free time to visit this beautiful village at your own leisure. Wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge, and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant (own expense) and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit on a rocky peak.
Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs, located by the Ter river valley. Pass by a megalithic tomb -- a field of funerary urns -- and the Iberian Wall until you reach the village of Tavertet. With your guide, visit this charming village, declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn interesting facts about this village as you admire the houses and the 11th-century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol. Enjoy a short break to grab a coffee at a local café (own expense) or walk to the viewpoint to admire stunning views over the Panta de Sau lake.
Then, relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour operates only in English
Departure Point

Carrer del Palau de la Música, 1


Departure Time

8:30 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

10 hours 30 minutes

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.

User's Reviews

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brongard

Had really great day with our guide Cam and driver Alfonso excellent safe driver! , really interesting tour of Medieval villages and plenty of free time to explore as well. Great views atTavertet from sandstone cliffs.

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Abdulaziz A

A wonderful experience

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SHARON S

great tour! will recommend anyone who is staying Barcelona for days.

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blueboxhg1

Beautiful village walk down toward the water worth the view

Image - 29 Jul 2018 -

sirkku s

The trip was very informative and also enjoyable in beautiful landscapes. The villages were unique and each has their own history and stories. Our guide, Sergio gave us excellent information and was very nice company during the trip. I recommend to everybody!

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Besalu

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Besalú

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Rupit

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Tavertet

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Tavertet

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Tavertet

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Tavertet

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Besalu

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Rupit

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Rupit bridge.

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Rupit

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En el pórtico del castillo principal al ingreso de Besalu

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Rupit, a peaceful image out of time.

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Rupit boasts spectacular scenery and architecture.

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The streets of Rupit.

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The cliffs near Tavertet.

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