Roman amphitheater during our private Day Trip To Tarragona
Roman ruins seen in our Tarragona tour from Barcelona

Tarragona Day Trip from Barcelona

PRIVATE TARRAGONA TOUR

Best UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Are you a history and archaeology lover? Do you love Italy but hate its crowds? When you hear “UNESCO World Heritage”, do you immediately think “I need to see this!”? Would you like to go 2000 years back in time for a day? Or maybe you are in Barcelona in the winter and want to go on a day trip but somewhere somewhere interesting but warmer than the North or the Mountains?

The Tarragona Roman Ruins are the most important in Catalonia, and have been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. But even in the Summertime they never feel crowded. And its Southern location makes for lovely weather most of the year.

If you don’t want to worry about taking the train by yourself and having to get oriented, and most importantly, you want to learn as much as possible about the fascinating history of this city that was even Capital of the Roman Empire for a few years, this Tarragona tour from Barcelona is what you need.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS DAY TRIP TO TARRAGONA FROM BARCELONA:

  • Roman Aqueduct (Photo Stop)
  • Walls & Forum (Inside or Outside)
  • Circus (Inside or Outside)
  • Praetorium (Inside or Outside)
  • Cathedral (Inside or Outside)
  • Old Town Alleys (Stroll)
  • Jewish Heritage (Stroll)
  • Amphitheater (Inside or Outside)
Highlights of our Barcelona to Tarragona day trip

WHY YOU’LL LOVE THIS BARCELONA TO TARRAGONA DAY TRIP

Travel 2000 years back in time.
Feel like in Italy but without the crowds.
Visit remarkable UNESCO World Heritage sites… that are just a tiny portion of what the city of Tarraco once was.
Learn about the time when Tarragona was the capital of the Roman Empire… instead of Rome!
Walk around alleys where time seems to have stopped.
And much more, in a private tour just for you and your party!

TOUR FAQ

  • THIS TARRAGONA DAY TRIP RUNS: Every day.
    MONDAYS: The Roman sites in Tarragona are closed, but most of them (except the Archaeology Museum, if you wanted to stay for lunch) can be seen from outside pretty well.
  • TOUR LENGHT: 6 to 8 hours.
  • STARTING TIME:
    MORNING TOURS AND FULL DAY TOURS: 9AM
    AFTERNOON TOURS: Anytime between 2PM and 3PM
  • WHERE DO WE MEETWHERE DO WE END? Anywhere you want, within the Barcelona city limits.
  • IS THERE A LUNCH STOP? No, unless you book a full day tour. In half day tours there might be time for a quick coffee or sandwich break, though.
  • HOW DO WE MOVE AROUND? Rides in Mercedes car or minivan for upto 6 of you + guide & dedicated driver. Walking in Tarragona.
  • HOW DOES THE NON-GUIDED OPTION WORK? In the non-guided option you are on your own. Your English-speaking driver might provide light conversation during the rides from Barcelona to Tarragona and back, but no detailed explanations of the area. You’ll ultimately be responsible for getting back to the car at the agreed time, or you’ll risk being charged extra hours if you are late.

REVIEWS FROM TRAVELERS LIKE YOU:

At the aqueduct on our Tarragona day trip from Barcelona

“Our guide Bego was fantastic – she led us deftly through the Roman ruins at Tarragona. Highly recommended !”

Superdin0 (Singapore, Singapore)

“Marta astonished and delighted all of us on our Harvard University tour with her knowledge of art and architecture, food, landscape and all things wonderful about Barcelona and its surroundings. I recommend you go with her to Tarragona to experience the Roman ruins in the magical Mediterranean sunlight.”

Leonie G (Cambridge, Massachussets, USA)
Harvard group in a Day trip to Tarragona from Barcelona

TAILOR THIS DAY TRIP TARRAGONA DAY TRIP FROM BARCELONA TO YOUR UNIQUE NEEDS

This tour is great for people with a strong interest in history, specially in the Roman times. But it also works great for someone that wants a lovely day out of town taking pictures and being outdoors (specially in the winter). It’s also a great choice for those wanting to go off the beaten path, as despite being a UNESCO Site there aren’t crowds.

Most people do great with a half day trip to Tarragona. But if you are a fan of the Roman times, you might want to consider staying for lunch to have more time to explore.

If you have walking issues or use a wheelchair, take into account that there’s irregular and cobble-stoned pavement in some areas of Tarragona and part of the visit is uphill.

If you are traveling with kids, this is a cool option because it’s educational but also allows them to explore, go cross-country in the Aqueduct, climb stairs in the Pretorium, enter tunnels in the Circus, and of course, touch old stones (which is always cool). If your kids are young, a 6-hour tour is enough unless you wish to take them for lunch by the sea in Sitges.

If you’d rather have a longer day, we can stay for lunch and make it an 8-hour tour, or if you prefer, besides Sitges, Tarragona can also be nicely combined with the Wine Country.

PRICING

This is a 100% private tour, exclusive for you and your party. There is a base rate total per tour (no matter how many people you are), plus a per person rate to cover the entrance fees.

BASE RATE (paid once per tour):

NON-GUIDED

6-HR TOUR
€725
  • Tarragona your way
  • On your own in Tarragona
  • Car or van with driver

THIS TOUR IS

6-HR TOUR
€995
  • Full Itinerary
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Car or van with driver

FULL DAY

8-HR TOUR
€1195
  • Full Itinerary + stay for lunch
  • Licensed Tour Guide
  • Car or van with driver
extended!

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PER PERSON FEES (optional and additional, per person)

  • Roman Walls: €3.30/person
  • Pretorium Tower & Circus: €3.30/person
  • Amphitheater: €3.30/person
  • Cathedral: €5/person
  • Archaeological Museum: Temporarily closed

LUNCH (not included – full days only): Expect to pay €20-30/person, depending on your order. Learn more about lunch on tour.

* Costs are given as an orientation only, as they can change without notice. Discounts might apply for students and/or seniors.

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