Our Guide, Gloria, and driver, Mickey - were very good. This is a long day - but a good day. The first two villages are the best, the third is really just a stop to look at the views - but it's still a good...More
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.
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.
There are 3 small medieval towns, each with it's own charm. They were easy to get through in a short period of time. Our guide was very knowledgeable! We even had lunch with the her in Rupit. The last town was so small, only 100...More
We enjoyed kicking back and not worrying about transportation on this trip to experience beautiful medieval villages. The bus was comfortable and our guide Xavier was fun and entertaining. If possible, do not go on Wednesday as that is the day many shops and restaurants...More
We are glad we went on this day trip. The old villages are beautiful and a great way to learn about the history of the region. Besides the guided portions, for two of the villages, we were also given ample free time to explore on...More