DRIVE TO CAP DE CREUS
Your private guide and your dedicated driver will pick you up at your location within Barcelona city and drive you North, first up the scenic highway that takes to the border with France, passing some industrial suburbs that soon turn into scenic countryside lined up with pine tree forests and poplar tree plantations, farm lands and masia farmhouses, occasional medieval fortresses and views over the Montseny mountains and the Pyrenees in the distance. After leaving behind Girona and Figueres, you’ll take a local road across the Alt Empordà county that will approach you to the coast and right before reaching the beach resort of Roses the road will narrow down and start winding up the hills, starting to offer views over the Bay of Roses before starting the descent to Cadaques.
This longish ride constitutes an excellent opportunity to start learning about Catalonia, the Costa Brava and the Empordà county, and ask as many questions as you want to your guide. A good conversation will make the ride seem shorter and become much more interesting and fulfilling.
PARATGE DE TUDELA
Rocks that inspired Salvador Dali
CAP DE CREUS LIGHTHOUSE
The end of the world
Just 5 minutes drive from the Paratge de Tudela, this famous lighthouse is located in the most eastern end of Spain, where the Pyrenees die into the Mediterranean Sea. The current building dates from 1853 – the second oldest in Catalonia, but there are remains of other watch towers from the middle ages in the area, when it protected the land from the attacks of the pirates.
Kirk Douglas and Yul Brinner The Light at the Edge of the World movie was entirely filmed in this area, although the lighthouse of the movie wasn’t a real one but one that was built in purpose for it (from which nothing is left).
Time to Eat!
DRIVE BACK TO BARCELONA
On your way back
Use the drive back to Barcelona to continue discussing any subject of your interest or make more questions to your guide, get recommendations for the rest of your stay, or… enjoy a comfy nap after lunch!
At the end of the tour, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment, after a great day out of town.
At the end of the tour, if you booked a taxi tour, your guide can put you on a taxi or give you directions back to your hotel or somewhere for lunch. Or you might decide to stay inside the Sagrada Familia (or last site visited) and continue enjoying it on your own.
If you booked a chauffeured tour, you’ll be dropped off back to your hotel or apartment, or at some local restaurant for lunch on your own.