Catalonian medieval villages day trip from Barcelona
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Catalonian medieval villages day trip from Barcelona

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Language: English
Availability: Every day
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 11 hours
Safety measures applied
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  • Visit the medieval villages of Besalú and Tavertet with a guide
  • Enjoy free time in Rupit to visit Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel
  • Admire the countryside from the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs
What to expect

Take in views of the green countryside on a 1.5-hour drive to Besalú. When you arrive, enjoy a guided walking tour of this beautifully preserved village from the Middle Ages. See the town's arcaded streets, visit a restored mikveh (an old Jewish bath from the 12th century), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue.

In Rupit enjoy two hours of free time to wander along the cobblestone streets lined with 16th-century country houses, stop by the hanging wooden bridge and visit the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel. Have lunch at a local restaurant and see the remains of the Castle of Rupit on a rocky peak.

Next, enjoy a scenic drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs, located by the Ter river valley. With your guide, visit this charming village, declared a National Property of Cultural Interest due to its 48 preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries. Learn interesting facts about this village as you admire the houses and the 11th century Romanesque Church of Sant Cristòfol.

Relax on the drive back to Barcelona and take in views of El Magatalls, a beautiful lush forest, and El Montseny, a UNESCO Man and Biosphere-listed natural park.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Transportation in a comfortable minivan
    • Local English-speaking guide
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Catalan lunch
    • Hotel pick-up and drop off
    Where

    Carrer del Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

    Meeting point:
    Meet your guide inside the Explore Catalunya offices, in central Barcelona.
    When
    • Daily at 8.30am
    • Arrive at meeting point 15 minutes prior to tour start time
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    Provider
    Explore Catalunya
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Unfortunately, we can't offer you a refund nor can we change or cancel your booking for this particular product, due to our partner's policy.
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