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Costa Brava Day Trip
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Costa Brava Day Trip

  • English English
  • 11 hours

Set off on a full-day trip to Costa Brava from Barcelona and discover one of the prettiest coastal regions of Catalonia by visiting Calella de Palafrugell, Llafranc, Pals, Estartit and Ampurias.


Climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned coach at 8:30am and relax as you head north towards the province of Girona.

Your first stop will be Calella de Palafrugell, a small fishing village with pleasant white houses surrounded by beautiful coves. You’ll have time to explore its historic center at your own pace.

Next, you’ll walk along the Caminos de Ronda (in Catalan: Camins de Ronda), a picturesque coastal footpath, once used to control and stop smuggling. After a short stretch, you'll arrive at Llafranc, another elegant and charming seaside resort.

After discovering Llafranc at the heart of Costa Brava, you’ll head to the medieval town of Pals. Located on top of a hill, it has a seventh century tower that provides magnificent panoramic views of Costa Brava. You’ll have time to tour the Old Town and its cobbled streets at your own leisure. 

Afterwards, you'll drive to L’Estartit, a town located between the foothills and the Mediterranean Sea. The seaside resort is especially famous for its port and incredible diving, since the islets called Illes Medes are only a few minutes away from the coast. The islands are considered the most important marine reserve in the Western Mediterranean, with over 1.200 species of flora and fauna.

In L’Estartit, you’ll have time to eat at your own leisure and discover its delightful port and then board a Nautilus, a glass-bottom boat that will sail around the Medes Islands and then to the cliffs of sierra de “Montgrí”, one of the most virgin areas of Costa Brava – only accessible by sea. You’ll spend 90 minutes enjoying the best views of the colorful marine reserve.

The last stop is Ampurias (Empuriés), a Greek and then Roman settlement. These are the only Greek/Roman remains in Spain. In the Greek ruins, follow your guide through the remains of the city wall, the acropolis, the market square and numerous other buildings. Then be led through the Roman ruins and its forum, amphitheater, incredible mosaics and several statues and streets.

Outside the settlement is an old port, founded by the Greeks during the first century B.C. In 1992, when Barcelona hosted the Olympic Games, the flame reached this port.

You’ll get back on the coach and head back to the center of Barcelona, arriving at approximately 8pm.


Adults Children under 6 years old
English-speaking tour
US$ 93.70

English-speaking tour

  • Adults

    US$ 93.7
  • Children under 6 years old


More Information


11 hours.

Language English

The tour includes an English speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.


Return transportation by air conditioned coach.

Official English speaking guide.

90 minute boat trip with underwater view.

Guided tour of Ampurias, the Greek/Roman ruins.

Not included


When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

If there are still places available, you can book until the previous day (local time in Barcelona).


Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

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US$ 93.70
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the service starts

Meeting point

Plaça de Catalunya, in front of the Hard Rock Café


Free! Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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