Girona day trip

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  • Day Trips Out of Town
  • Girona Tours
  • Jewish Heritage
  • Kid friendly
  • Lenght: Half Day
  • Transp: Chauffeured

Description

Visit Girona with our private Girona tours

Are you interested in Jewish Heritage? Or are you passionate about history, specially the Middle Ages? Or would you maybe want to sped a day outside of Barcelona, visiting some picturesque area away from the tourist crowds? Are you maybe a fan of Game of Thrones?

The city of Girona is specially known for its medieval section and a remarkable Jewish Quarter (the “Call”), plus its history is full of interesting facts, and its architecture hides fascinating details and lots of photo opportunities that never fail. That might be why it was chosen to be Braavos for the 6th season of Game of Thrones!

But unless you are used to take trains abroad and navigate alleys and backstreets just for the pleasure of getting lost… visiting in Girona on your own can be tricky. Or at least, you are likely to miss a lot!

Instead, with this private Girona day tour from Barcelona you’ll get to visit everything easily with your tour guide, who knows her way and the local history, and will be happy to adapt to your interests and preferences. You’ll also have a dedicated driver to take you there and back to Barcelona, for maximum travel comfort.

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THIS 6-HOUR DAY TOUR COVERS:

  • View from the Onyar river bridges
  • Medieval Baths
  • Medieval Walls
  • Cathedral
  • Call – Jewish Section
  • Museum of History of the Jewish of Girona
  • Alleys, backstreets and plazas

TOUR ITINERARY

Final itinerary and timings might vary due to many factors (traffic, your pace and main interests…)

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  • Meet guide & driverDrive to Girona

    Your guide and your driver will pick you up at your location and drive you to Girona, crossing the Catalan countryside with its masia farmhouses, its woods and the Montseny mountains. On the way you’ll start learning about the history of Girona and Catalonia, to prepare you for your visit.

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  • A medieval gemGIRONA

    Follow your guide around the Old Town of Girona exploring the medieval walls of the city with its views over the surrounding forrests, its Cathedral (learn why it was so challenging to build it), its now charming Call (medieval Jewish Section) and its cruel past…

    If you wish, you can decide to enter the Medieval Baths, the Cathedral or the Museum of History of the Jewish, or maybe have a coffee break in one of its lovely bars. You’ll feel like being in Italy, but without the crowds!

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  • OPTIONALCATALAN LUNCH

    On a 6-hour tour you’ll be back to Barcelona on time for a late lunch on your own. But if you prefer, you can add two extra hours so we can take you to an authentic Catalan restaurant open in a traditional masia farmhouse, for a traditional meal.

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  • Drive back to Barcelona

    Back to the car, your guide will be happy to continue discussing with you anything of your interest and answer your questions or give you recommendations for the rest of your stay.

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  • TOUR ENDS

    You’ll be dropped back at your hotel or apartment or other location of your choice within the city limits.

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IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU?

This tour works great for people able to walk, very interested in history (specially medieval and Jewish), or that just want to spend a lovely day out of town away from the tourist crowds.

If you are traveling with kids, this tour is child-friendly if we focus more on the exploration and the local legends than in the historical part.

If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, please note that the visit of Girona involves sections of stairs and uphill cobblestone streets. We recommend to ask your guide to take you on the little tourist train instead of walking you around.

If you’d like to have lunch during the tour but a farmhouse doesn’t sound appealing enough, we can take you to the seaside instead! Check out our Costa Brava and Girona tour.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • Tour length: 6 hours, with possibility of adding extra hours on request upon booking.
  • Entrance fees are not included.
  • Lunch (8-hour tours) is not included. A lunch in a countryside restaurant typically lasts around 1.5 hours: take it as part of your local experience! Cost is around €30-40/person.
  • Transportation provided in private Mercedes Viano minivan (upto 6 of you) or Mercedes E Class car (couples), depending vehicle availability, with a dedicated driver. Groups of 7 or more will need larger vehicles at an extra cost.
CAN WE TAKE THE TRAIN?

  • I’m afraid that the train to Girona from Barcelona schedules rarely allow us to take you there just for a half day and most of the time we’ll either have to stay for lunch (making it an 8-hour tour) or getting up really early to get an early morning train.
  • Also, take into account that having to pay for the guide’s train ride besides yours, and the taxi from the fast-speed train station to the Old Town of Girona and back, the train is only cost-efficient for couples, but not for larger parties.

BOOKING INFORMATION

CHAUFFEURED

6 HOURS:

€925

8 HOURS:

€1125

Mercedes car or minivan upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver

BY TRAIN

6 HOURS:

Depending on train tickets availability

€465

8 HOURS:

€590

LUNCH

8-HOUR TOURS ONLY

Expect to pay €20-30/person, depending on your order.

TRAIN TOUR EXTRA COSTS

Not included.

  • Taxis in Barcelona (hotel to train station): Around €10/ride
  • Taxis in Figueres (train station to museum): Around €10/ride
  • AVE fast speed train: around €60/person (ROUND TRIP) – Fees fluctuate depending on time/date/availability just like airplane tickets.

Clients are requested to pay for the guide’s train tickets, that will be paid beforehand upon booking.

ENTRANCE FEES

OPTIONAL – Not included.

PAID ON SITE skipping lines:

  • Medieval Baths: €2/person
  • Cathedral: €7/person
  • Museum of the Jewish: €4/person

* Fees given as an orientation only. Sites might decide to change them without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.

IMPORTANT

We can only secure a guide for you after full payment has been received. Don’t wait until last-minute: we often book out in high season, and Park Guell & Sagrada Familia tickets sell out, too.

  • We take Visa and Mastercard.
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  • You’ll receive an automated email confirming your booking after completing your payment.

Schedule

This day trip to Girona is:

AVAILABLEMonday through Sunday
SOME SITES CLOSED Monday: the Museum of History of the Jewish of Girona is closed.
Sunday: the interior of the Cathedral of Girona is not available for visits as there is mass going on (you can visit the Cloister and the Treasure Museum, though.
UNIQUEIn May, Girona celebrates the “Time of Flowers” festival. A great time to visit it and see the usual sites covered in flower decorations.

Tour starting time:

HALF DAY:Anytime between 8AM and 9AM.
FULL DAY:9 AM. This tour starting time is not flexible.

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    AdventureRUs (Pittsburgh, USA)

    Miriam took me to Girona, the delightful medieval city about an hour away. Having attended university there, she knew both the history and the fun experiences of having been a student, living initially in a convent with the nuns! You can't go wrong choosing this private tour company.