Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

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  • Location: Barcelona, Spain
  • Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
  • 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.

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.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Central Barcelona, near Via Laietana
Departure Time:
8:30am
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm

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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

Small-Group Tour: Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
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Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Exclusions:
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: whipbird5, August 2014

Very enjoyable small group tour. Our driver/guide had a wealth of information about his subject. If any downside it was that we didn't understand the amount of driving involved - but that was our fault. Really enjoyed the day though.

Reviewed by: John W, August 2014

Guide was great

From $117.27

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