Girona | Spain
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Captivating Catalonia - 3 days map

SMALL GROUP TOUR: Take in the best of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia on this 3-day escorted group tour. From Barcelona, discover the Middle Ages town of Pals and spend two nights in beautiful Girona. Visit the birthplace of Salvador Dali in Figueres and discover Roman history in Besalu. see the striking Montserrat Abbey, enjoy an included tour and wine tasting at a traditional Catalan winery and spend free time exploring Sitges at leisure.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Girona - Spend two nights in this colourful and historic Catalonian city
Montserrat Abbey - Visit this impressive monastery, surrounded by towering rock formations and dating back to 1025
Figueres - Explore the birthplace of Salvador Dali independently
Penedes wine route - Taste regional wine at a local winery and enjoy an included guided tour of the facility

Included

2 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Penedes wine tasting and tour
Tourist taxes
2 nights in 3-4 star hotels
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights and visas
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture
Additional meals and drinks unless specified
Optional activities & additional attractions unless specified above

Itinerary

Day 1

Barcelona to Girona

Barcelona - Calella de Palafrugell - Pals - Girona. Setting out from Barcelona, we first visit the charming fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. Known for pretty beaches and coves and whitewashed seafront houses, it's a lovely place to explore. Next, we visit the Middle Ages town of Pals, in Catalonia's north. There's a fabulous mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque architecture to enjoy here.

Our final destination today is Girona, a colourful city, home to historic ruins, a fascinating Jewish Quarter and a cathedral to discover. Head out for some delicious Catalonian cuisine for dinner!

Please note: Check-in closes at 08:15 on day 1 (tour departs at 08:30) - Barcelona Abba Sants Hotel, Abba Sants Hotel, Barcelona.
Overnight: Girona

Day 2

Catalonia's north

Girona - Cadaques - Figueres - Besalu - Girona. We're delving further into Catalonia today, heading first to the coastal town of Cadaques. The artistic and Bohemian atmosphere here is thanks to the strong connection this town has with legendary artist Salvador Dali. It was in our next stop, Figueres, where Dali was born. There's time to visit his theatre and museum and to see the castle or stroll down Rambla, the main street in the town.

Next, we visit medieval Besalu, which was an important Roman stronghold. The narrow alleys of the Jewish Quarter are also ripe for exploration, and there's also free time to take in the hilltop castle, should you wish. Then we return to Girona for the evening.
Overnight: Girona  |  Breakfast

Day 3

Montserrat Abbey & Sitges

Girona - Montserrat Abbey - Sitges - Barcelona. Our final day in Catalonia begins with a memorable visit to Montserrat Abbey, surrounded by towering mountain peaks. This is an incredibly important religious site, dating back to 1025.

We then drive through more of Catalonia's finest scenery to a local winery. Here we can enjoy an included tour and wine tasting. Our final stop of the tour is Sitges, a vibrant coastal town. There's free time to stroll along the beach or delve into one of the town's art galleries or museums before we arrive back in Barcelona, and our tour comes to an end.

Please note: This tour ends at 18:45 - Barcelona Abba Sants Hotel Do, Barcelona.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 1 person. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The Single Room price applies for solo travellers who require their own room.

Guaranteed Departure
2024
Twin Share
Single Room
10 Sep - 12 Sep 25% off
R26,365
R19,774
R31,445
R23,584
24 Sep - 26 Sep 25% off
R26,365
R19,774
R31,445
R23,584
08 Oct - 10 Oct 25% off
R26,085
R19,564
R28,595
R21,446
22 Oct - 24 Oct 25% off
R26,085
R19,564
R28,595
R21,446
05 Nov - 07 Nov 25% off
R26,085
R19,564
R28,595
R21,446
19 Nov - 21 Nov 25% off G
R26,085
R19,564
R28,595
R21,446

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard.

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Girona, Girona

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

A modern hotel located on the edge of Girona's old town, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Girona offers guests a rooftop swimming pool, rooftop terrace and onsite restaurant serving Mediterranean cuisine. The popular Plaza de Independencia and its plethora of bars and restaurants is just a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The city's cathedral, city walls and Jewish Quarter are 20-minutes away on foot. Guest rooms are bright and stylish, with wooden floors, free Wi-Fi and ensuite bathrooms.

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Barcelona
Ends
Barcelona
Departs
Tuesdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
3-4-star hotels
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 2
Countries
Minimum Age
16 yrs, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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