GIRONA AND FIGUERES TOUR (Dali Museum)
YOUR PRIVATE GIRONA DALI TOUR
In one day trip
Are you interested in Salvador Dali’s art? Have you also heard of a lovely town called Girona that is also in the area? Would you like to visit both in one single day?
Salvador Dali was born in a town called Figueres, and there he created his own delirant museum – against his wife Gala’s will. It’s a surreal place designed to surprise you at each step you take, that will remind you of a fun fair.
Girona is a beautifully kept medieval town with a labyrinth of alleys and backstreets, an important Cathedral and a restored Jewish Section with a sad history. It is so scenic that it was chosen to be Braavos in the 6th season of Games of Thrones!
The short distance between these two towns makes it easy to explore Girona and Figueres in one day trip. But visiting both places on your own is pretty tricky as you need to be constantly paying attention to train schedules. Of course, unless you prefer to rent a car and drive. Plus at the Dali Museum there are no audioguides and you can feel a bit lost (almost cheated!) in front of such an explosion of weirdness. Getting oriented in Girona isn’t easy either, and you can miss so much without someone point out at the relevant details and bringing the stones into life.
This is why we’ve designed this day trip to Girona and Figueres that provides the comfort of a private driver to take you to the sites, and the efficiency and knowledge of our licensed guides to show you around.
100% Private Tour
Skip the Lines
Full Day Tour
Out of Town
Not For Walking Issues
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TOUR
HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS TOUR OF GIRONA AND FIGUERES IN ONE DAY:
DALI THEATER MUSEUM
Alternatively: 8AM (March thru October)
June to September: Monday thru Sunday
October to May: Tuesday to Sunday
SOME SITES CLOSED:
Sunday: the only parts of the Cathedral of Girona that can be visited are the museum and the cloister only, but not the inside.
Monday: the Museum of History of the Jewish is closed.
NOT AVAILABLE: Monday (October thru May)
UNIQUE: In May Girona celebrates the “Time of Flowers” festival. A great time to visit it!
INCLUSIONS, EXCLUSIONS & PRICING
TAILOR THIS TOUR TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS
This tour is our best-selling full day out of town (our half day best seller is Montserrat). So anyone wanting to see the top sites near Barcelona should do both tours, or at least one of them.
The Dali Museum and Girona tour is perfect for those interested in museums and art (bonus if there’s a special interest in Surrealism or Salvador Dali himself), but also enjoy strolling around historical towns (specially medieval areas or places with a Jewish past).
If you are traveling with kids, this tour can child-friendly if we focus more on the exploration of the sites than the academic part. Girona offers plenty of opportunities to explore, and legends and cool stories to listen to. But take into account that many Dali works have a strong (although somehow hidden) sexual component: depending on the maturity of your kids, your guide will chose to share it discreetly with the adults only, adapt it for the kids, or skip it totally. If your kids aren’t much into museums or art, you might want to consider skipping the Dali Museum and going to the beach after Girona instead.
If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, please note that in the Dali Museum there are sections of steps and no elevator, and that in Girona there are also stairs and uphill cobblestone streets (although there is a little tourist train that you can take to spare you the walk). If you don’t have much stamina, you might want to take a shorter tour (6 hours) and visit only the Dali Museum or only Girona.
If you are a Salvador Dali fan, you can check here all our Dali Museum tours from Barcelona.
CAN WE TAKE THE TRAIN?
I’m afraid that the train schedules rarely allow us to take you there just for 8 hours, and you are likely to end up having to pay for extra hours.
Also, take into account that having to pay for the guide’s train ride besides yours, and the taxis from the fast-speed train stations (from Figueres Vilafant to the Dali Museum, and to the Old Town of Girona and back), the train might be cost-efficient for couples, but not for larger parties.