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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

  • Guided, small-group day trip to scenic medieval villages in Catalonia
  • Explore ancient buildings and views in Besalu, Rupit, and Cingles de Tavertet
  • Free time in Rupit and traditional Catalonian lunch (own expense)
Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
From US$103.60
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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
From US$103.60

Discover history hidden in medieval, countryside villages surrounding Barcelona during this full-day, small-group tour with guide and transportation included. Visit an ancient Jewish bath and medieval synagogue in Besalu, see castle ruins and the baroque church of Sant Miquel in Rupit, and savor Catalan cuisine over lunch (own expense). End the day 2,953 feet (900 meters) above sea level taking in the view from the sandstone cliffs in Cingles de Tavertet.

What to Expect

Meet your guide in the morning and board an air-conditioned minivan for a full-day tour of the medieval villages surrounding Barcelona.

After driving through the countryside, arrive in the village of Besalu to explore its history and architecture on foot. See the 12th-century Jewish bath and visit the medieval synagogue. Carry on to Castellfollit de la Roca to see a tiny town inhabited by 1,000 people and perched on the edge of a basalt cliff.

Next, stop in Rupit to wander along stone streets and snap photos of 16th-century homes and baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel, and cross a hanging wooden bridge before a local lunch (your expense). Stand on the sandstone cliffs at Cingles de Tavertet overlooking the Ter River Valley, and visit the town’s 16th- and 17th-century preserved homes and 12th-century Church of Sant Cristòfol before returning to the departure point in Barcelona.

Reviews (397)
1 - 5 of 45 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago
Excellent, Well-paced Tour

We took this tour on our last day of our 6-night stay in Barcelona. We thought it would help broaden our view of the surrounding area, which is exactly what it did. Our tour guide (Camille or Camillo) was exceptional, full of information, fun, and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank aerco
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
BEST day tour

My boyfriend and I booked the Besalu/Rupit/Tavertet day tour and it was by far the best day of our entire trip. From start to finish, it was a smooth and an exciting experience (adventure!)Our tour guide made the experience exponentially better. Arnou was knowledgeable, personable...More

Thank allysond782
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Spectacular Besalú & La Garrotxa

Besalú is very much worth visiting and stralling along its medieval inner town. The whole area of La Garrotxa is full with interesting activities including volcano craters!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank 1234ChiquiF
Reviewed 29 November 2018
Relaxing day exploring Catalunya

This day tour was one of the highlights of our trip! We loved walking around slower-paced communities outside Barcelona and getting a better feel for the region's history. Our guide Rodrigo was a pro and struck the perfect balance of relating the area's history while...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank e_traveler_handle
Reviewed 20 November 2018 via mobile
Its ok if you have nothing to do

Taking this tour to begin with was a debate and I should have listened to my instincts. Our guide was Nicoli. He was difficult to understand and didn’t seem to understand how to give quality information vs. quantity of information. The villages were nice but...More

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31 December 2018|
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Response from SuzanneS67 | Reviewed this property |
That would depend on the company giving the tour.
5 December 2018|
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Response from calinurse | Reviewed this property |
I don’t recall any roads being scary as in “edge of cliff no-guardail”scary. I would have noticed! . Sone sections however ARE winding country roads, so if prone to motion sickness, do take anti nausea med (eg meclizine... More
Kim D
11 November 2018|
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Response from 151dianaw | Reviewed this property |
We had 12 people on the tour. The tour van holds 16 guest.