Meet a guide at your accommodations in Barcelona between 8:30am and 9:30am (the exact departure time is up to you), then begin the 63-mile (102-km) trip to the Catalan city of Girona. Upon arrival in the city, take a walking tour of the medieval walls, cobblestone streets, and the Jewish neighborhood, which is among the best-preserved in Europe. Visit a stunning Gothic cathedral, then head to the edge of the Onyar River, where tiny, brightly colored houses line the riverbanks.
The next stop of the day is the Costa Brava, where you can stretch your legs again on a walking tour of Pals' narrow lanes, plazas, and viewpoints that look out towards the Mediterranean Sea and the Empordà Plains. Continue along the Catalan coast to the traditional fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell, and explore the scenic surrounding area. This is the perfect place to stop for a seafood lunch, and your guide can help you find the ideal place to eat. If desired, you can take a walk on the Caminos de Ronda, an ancient pathway that leads to coves, cliffs, and beaches—bring a bathing suit if you want to take a dip.
At the end of the afternoon, begin the return trip to Barcelona, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.