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Itinerary

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.

Locations visited
Explore Catalunya
Parc Natural del Montseny
Overview

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.

Highlights
  • 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)
  • Visit Castellfollit de la Roca village built on a basalt cliff’s edge
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile
Worst trip ever!

This trip was great if you like medieval villages. We saw some great scenery and stunning views. Villages were beautiful. Here is what we didn't like. 1. Guide took a route that made us sit in construction traffic for an hour. It was hot and...More

Thank Kendall D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best tour of our trip

We did the Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona. We did several group tours on this vacation, but this was the best. Beautiful views and amazing locations. Our guide Arnold was amazing. He was so knowledgable but also very interesting and gave us time...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Wonderful day of Catalonian scenery and history

We loved the ease of being transported to the beautiful Catalonian villages with plenty of time to explore on our own once we got there. Our guide Camillo was very knowledgeable and also so warm and funny. We felt we were learning a lot about...More

Thank Emily N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Fantastic Day Trip

Our family (with 11 year old daughter and 12 year old son) went on the Medieval Villages tour today and it was the highlight of our trip to Spain! Our guide Arnau was excellent! He was very knowledgeable, friendly and made sure everyone had a...More

3  Thank BlankenshipJ
Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Medieval Village day tour

Beautiful day trip. Left the busyness of Barcelona for a nice day in rural Catalunya Absolutely beautiful. Had a great day. Our guide was very nice and informative.

Thank Josie P
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dina n
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Response from radams78101 | Reviewed this property |
It took approximately 11 hours. Well worth it!
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Lisa C
28 April 2018|
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Response from jones954 | Reviewed this property |
The meeting place is right next to the music palace. I suggest take the train from drassane and get off at urquinaona. You might have to change stations. Download Citymapper app. Enjoy!!
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Response from AnaDAguilar | Reviewed this property |
The tour is designed for small parties so even though it as for 3 persons across, almost all of us had a window.
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