La Costa Brava

La Costa Brava
Excursion Highlights:
  • Escape the bustle of Barcelona and head to the unspoiled beauty of Costa Brava's rugged coastline, coves, and pine forests.
  • Explore the charming fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, soak in the local scenery, and discover its fascinating history.
  • Journey through the smuggling routes of Camino de Ronda to Llafranc, a hike suitable for all ages with stunning views.
  • Visit the quaint, medieval town of Pals, climb its 12th-century tower, and marvel at the panoramic vistas.
  • Dive into the underwater world of El Estartit aboard the Nautilus, then indulge in the Greek-Roman ruins of Empuries.
Price: $79.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Active, Scenic, Walking
Shore Excursion Duration 11 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level ? Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? An approximately 10 to 15 minute taxi (not included, approximately 8 to 12 EUR each way) is required to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. Sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

La Costa Brava

Uncover the beauty of the Girona coast, named 100 years ago as the Costa Brava, and escape the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. The name is due to its unique rocky, rugged, and cut shaped coastline, composed of small coves surrounded by pine forests and lapped by crystal water. Historically, the area was a point of entry, transit, and settlement for different cultures and civilizations.

Your journey begins as you drive through the highway to Calella de Palafrugell, while you discover the southern part of the Costa Brava. Calella de Palafrugell is a small fishing village that represents the essence of the coast with its rugged, rocky coastline and with surrounding small coves near the forest line. Experience some free time at this charming fishing village and take in the local scenery.

You'll then meet your guide and start your journey through the Camino de Ronda to Llafranc. The hike to this famous location is suitable for guests of all ages--so be sure to bring your hiking boots! Learn about how the Camino de Ronda was once used to control maritime smuggling routes and how these routes have made it possible for you to explore these otherwise unaccessible areas.

Head on to your next destination--a small inland town known as Pals. This quaint town is located on a hill and is almost entirely integrated into a medieval complex. You'll have the opportunity to climb the 12th century cylindrical tower and enjoy the panoramic views afforded by the tallest structure overlooking Pals. Walk along the cobbled streets and take in the views of this Gothic town and its perfectly restored arches and stone balconies prior to meeting your guide for your next stop.

Next stop is the famous fishing village of El Estartit. This famous fishing town is known because of its diving center and proximity to the Medes Islands. Take in the local fauna and flora of this popular diving location filled with a diverse ecosystem. Grab some lunch (not included) or take a stroll around the town before boarding the Nautilus. This boat which includes submerged cabins with large windows, will give you a front row seat to the local sealife--you'll feel as if you were actually underwater!Enjoy your hour and a half of sailing as you pass the stunning cliffs of Sierra de Montrgi.

On your last stop, you'll make your way to the Greek-Roman ruins of Empuries. Your local guide will take you to the only site in Spain where the remains of an ancient Greek and Roman city coexist right off the coast. As your tour ends, make sure you have taken in all the beauty the Costa Brava and surroundings can offer. Rest assured that you will take with you one of the most striking images of one of the most sought out places, the Costa Brava. Please be aware that the tour includes walking tours; it is advised to wear comfortable clothes and shoes.