This is a sample itinerary for our Private Costa Brava Tour of Barcelona.
Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (traffic conditions, your location and pace, your main interests…)

8AM

DRIVE TO COSTA BRAVA

Leaving the city

Your guide and your driver will pick you up at your location (within Barcelona city limits) and drive you first up the highway overlooking the Mediterranean and across the Maresme county with its pine tree forests and greenhouses where strawberries and flowers are grown. In little more than one hour you’ll reach the town where the Costa Brava starts.

9.15AM

BLANES

Where Costa Brava Starts

A huge rock in the middle of the Blanes bay marks the end of the sandy beaches between Blanes and Barcelona and the beginning of the rocky cliffs of la Costa Brava. The name of this rock is Sa Palomera, and you’ll want to climb it to enjoy the views from the vantage point at its top. Alternatively, you might chose to wander around the fresh produce market that has been celebrated in a boulevard along the promenade since the early 1900’s.

9.45AM

TOSSA DE MAR

Walled village over a cliff

10.15AM

Tossa de Mar is an iconic seaside village that seduced Ava Gardner during the filming of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. A rocky hill towers in one end of the bay, protected by a line of old fortifications: the only medieval enclosure by the sea that can be seen in Spain.

Choose to either climb the hill to enjoy the views and walk around the cobblestone streets of the old town, or walk around its commercial street for some interesting local shopping, or just relax and have some beach time.

12.45AM

DRIVE TO BACK TO BARCELONA

After a great day out of town

Use the ride to discuss the day with your guide, continue asking questions and learning about the Costa Brava and Catalonia or getting ideas and tips for the rest of your stay, or just take a nap that helps digesting your paella lunch.

2PM

Once in Barcelona you’ll be dropped off back to your location or other address of your choice, within the Barcelona limits.

9AM

DRIVE TO COSTA BRAVA

Leaving the city

Be picked up by your guide and your driver at your location (within Barcelona city limits) to be taken along a highway overlooking the Mediterranean across the Maresme county, with its pine tree woods and strawberry and flowers farms.

10.15AM

TOSSA DE MAR

Walled village over a cliff

Tossa de Mar is an iconic seaside village that seduced Ava Gardner during the filming of Pandora and the Flying Dutchman. A rocky hill towers in one end of the bay, protected by a line of old fortifications: the only medieval enclosure by the sea that can be seen in Spain. Choose to either climb the hill to enjoy the views and walk around the cobblestone streets of the old town, or walk around its commercial street for some interesting local shopping, or just relax and have some beach time.

11.15AM

CALELLA DE PALAFRUGELL

Lovely fishing village

11AM

Palafrugell is a town that consists of smaller villages. Your first stop here will be Calella de Palafrugell. Not to be confused with the ugly Calella de la Costa near Barcelona, this traditional fishermen village is famous for its porched beach houses and old fashioned boats. The popular sailors songs called “habaneres” are often inspired in this town. It is now a favorite Summer destination for well-off Barcelona families.

A short 15 minutes drive will take you to our favorite bay in the area: a tiny beach surrounded by cliffs and pine trees that almost reach the sea water: Tamariu. This is a great spot for both beach time and lunch.

Time allowing, before heading back to Barcelona you can make another short detour to visit the Sant Sebastià lighthouse, the brightest of the whole Catalan coast, with outstanding views over the Mediterranean.

15.15AM

DRIVE TO BACK TO BARCELONA

After a great day out of town

Use the ride to discuss the day with your guide, continue asking questions and learning about the Costa Brava and Catalonia or getting ideas and tips for the rest of your stay, or just take a nap that helps digesting your paella lunch.

5PM

Once in Barcelona you’ll be dropped off back to your location or other address of your choice, within the Barcelona limits.

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