Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

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  • Ort: Barcelona, Spain
  • Dauer: 10 Stunden 30 Minuten (ca.)
  • Tour-Code: 3142BCNMEDIEVAL
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.

Tour-Sprachen

Reiseleiter Englisch

Höhepunkte

  • Genießen Sie einen Tag jenseits der hektischen Großstadt
  • Informativer, freundlicher und professioneller Reiseführer
  • Sofortige Bestätigung
  • Abholung an einem zentralen Treffpunkt
  • Kleine Gruppentour per 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.

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Abfahrtsort:
Central Barcelona, near Via Laietana
Abfahrtzeit:
8:30am
Angaben zur Rückkehr:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
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Enthalten:
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Nicht enthalten:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Weitere Informationen:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
Voucher Info:
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Reiseberichte

Bericht von: Pheck song S, Oktober 2014 Englisch

The tour was very well organized. It was definitely worth the drive and the guide was knowledgeable making the experience very pleasant. The pace of the tour was well thought through and we had time for a good lunch and self time for walk around basalu and rupit. The tour guide who was also the driver for the coach was safe and had a pleasant personality. A highly recommended tour.

Bericht von: TiffC, Canada, Oktober 2014 Englisch

It was a nice trip outside of Barcelona (nice to spend a day away from all the tourists), and we're glad Viator offered such a tour. We enjoyed a small group setting - easy to get on and off the van and to get to know your guide and fellow travellers. We were a group of 7 (8 including the driver/guide), and our driver/guide was Enrique who had a sense of humour and showed a lot of pride in Catalunya. He's an excellent driver and made sure we were comfortable in the van. He gave us ample time to explore each medieval village (Besalu and Rupit) after he took us on a guided tour into the centre of each village. He was always able to answer any questions we had about Spain, the places we visited on this tour, and about Barcelona and its sights. He was also very considerate - when he discovered I had knee problems, he walked slower so I could catch up and gave me tips on how to get around the winding and uneven surfaces of the villages without hurting myself. He took us to mountain-tops so we can get excellent views of Rupit, and the "mirador" panoramic area of Tavertet so we can see the steep cliffs. The drive throughout was very scenic, and although it rained for most of the day, the entire excursion was very enjoyable.

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Tour-Code: 3142BCNMEDIEVAL