Girona and Costa Brava Day Tour
- Duration: 9 Hours (approx.)
- Location: Barcelona , Barcelona
- Product code: GACB
* Romantic city of Girona
* The old Jewish quarter
* Tossa de Mar and the charm of Costa Brava
Suitable for: Families, couples, solo travelers, groups of friends
* Professional Guide
* Hotel pick up and return
* Coffee break
This day tour begins 90 km to the north of Barcelona, in the pleasant town of Girona. The living standard here is among the highest in Spain. Its 100.000 inhabitants live at the confluence of four rivers in culturally and architecturally one of the most interesting towns in Catalonia. Girona has known many upheavals and has come under the influence of many cultures over the two thousand years of its history, due to its strategic position. Romans, Arabs, Jews, the French – they all left their still highly visible traces. You will be guided through the old town with its high density of historical monuments of all different ages. Girona has one of the biggest and most well-preserved Jewish quarters in Europe, located in the heart of its old town, evidence of a thriving Jewish community in Catalonia of the middle ages.
Following Girona we will head towards a visit to Tossa de Mar, a charming village on the Costa Brava whose residents, though no longer fishermen, do partly live as they did in the past, behind the walls of the castle which was built on the cliffs above the sea. The views from the castle inspired many artists, among them Marc Chagall who used to live there. Tossa still retains a Bohemian and artsy flair.