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Girona & Barcelona Full Day Tour

Girona & Barcelona Full Day Tour

11.5 hours From
AU$159 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    11.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4689
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
11.5 hours From
AU$159 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Coach tourCoach tour
  • Duration
    11.5 hours
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4689
  • Operating Days
    Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    Escorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide AdmissionAdmission Guided walking tour of Park Güell with admission ticketsInclusionInclusion Radio guide systemTourTour Guided walking tour in GironaTourTour Guided walking tour outside of Sagrada Familia and Passeig de Gràcia TransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Experience Girona and its 2000 years of history with its fortified walls and the small streets of the old city center and explore Gaudi's unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia which is Barcelona's most famous landmark

Departure Time: 08:00 AM

Meeting Point: Balmes, 5 Barcelona

Itinerary

GIRONA: Start your full day trip from Barcelona on a comfortable bus with guide on board. Visit one of the most beautiful cities in Catalonia: Girona. This city has a medieval area with one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in Europe. Also it has been the stage for some locations of the sixth season of the HBO hit series Game of Thrones.

Find the origins of the city of Girona in the roman period, when the settlement was known as Gerunda, and was located in the Via Augusta. From that time, they only preserved part of the city walls. Girona played an important role during the Carolingian period, because was part of the area known as Marca Hispanica, which was a military buffer zone that worked as a defensive barrier between Al-Andalus and the Carolingian Empire. During the XIII century the Jewish community of Girona was at his peak, that is the reason why this city has such an important Jewish quarter.

When you arrive to Girona, do a two-hour guided tour in the city center. The way includes almost all the highlights of the old city (the entrance fee of the monuments is not included). When you finish the guided tour, you will be given one hour of free time to visit the city by yourself.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Cathedral: During the Muslim period, 715-785, the building worked as a mosque. This Gothic church has the second biggest nave in the world, with 22.98m width, only after Saint Peter Basilica in the Vatican, with 25m width. The Cathedral is located in the middle of the old city and in the highest part.
  • Sant Feliu Church: This was the main temple of the city until the construction of the Cathedral. The church is dedicated to Sant Feliu, who was a martyr died during the Christian persecution promoted by the roman emperor Diocletian. Inside the church there is the tomb of saint Narcissus.
  • Sant Pere de Galligants Monastery: Built in Romanesque style actually has the archaeological museum of Girona.
  • Jewish quarter: Both Jewish quarters from Girona and Besalú are the best preserved in Europe.
  • Arabic Baths: This structure is known under the name of Arabic bath because its architecture has the clear influence from the Muslim architecture.
  • The City Walls: From the French gardens, you can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there, have great panoramic views of the old city. 

GIRONA AND GAME OF THRONES

Some parts of the old city of Girona have been chosen as a locations for the Game of Thrones sixth season. Specifically, Girona was turned into Braavos, King’s Landing and the Citadel of the Oldtown.

In the narrow streets of the Jewish quarter, the Arabic Baths and the back of the Cathedral were filmed some scenes recreating Braavos with Arya as a main character. The Cathedral stairs were transformed into the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing, and were filmed some important scenes such as the shame way of the queen Margaery and the entrance of Jaime Lannister on his horse. Finally, in the last chapter of the season, you see how the church of the monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants is transformed into the Citadel Library, where Samwell Tarly goes to became maestre.

ARTISTIC TOUR: Departure at 03:30pm and check in at 03:15pm.

Barcelona is known as the capital of Modernism and the place where the famous architect Antoni Gaudí worked and lived. Visit some of the most important works. The first part of the visit consists in a walking tour around the exterior of la Sagrada Familia, where you will discover its history and the symbolism hidden behind its ornamentation. Back to the bus, access the upper part of Barcelona, where Park Güell is located with an incredible panoramic views of the city. The Park is one of the most emblematic works of Gaudí because he displayed all his creative talent with a naturalistic and organic style. The park has been declared World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. Finish the tour with a nice walk through one of the most important streets in Barcelona, Passeig de Gràcia, where apart from prestigious brand shops, you can find some buildings in modernist style, among them Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló. The tour will end up in front la Casa Batlló, only ten minutes walking distance from Catalunya Square.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned motor coach
  • Bilingual guide
  • Radio guide system
  • Guided walking tour in Girona
  • Guided walking tour of Park Güell with admission tickets
  • Guided walking tour outside of the Sagrada Familia
  • Guided walking tour of Passeig de Gràcia (Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló)

Exclusions

  • Girona’s Cathedral admission tickets
  • Sagrada Familia, Casa Milà “La Pedrera” and Casa Batlló admission tickets
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Important Notes

  • Please be aware that some walking is included during in tour, please be ready and wear comfortable clothes and shoes.
  • There is approximately 50 min between both parts of the excursions, during this time you will be able to get lunch (not included) in the city centre of Barcelona.
  • For your comfort, a radio guide system is offered during the tour, in groups of more than 5 people.

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