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Medieval Three Villages SMALL GROUP Day Trip from Barcelona

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Overview
Leave Barcelona and travel back to ancient times on this small-group tour of Catalonia’s medieval villages. Visit the beautifully preserved villages of Besalú and Tavertet and learn interesting facts about these historical locations from your guide. Have free time in Rupit village to see the Baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel and have a traditional Catalan lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Take in views of the remains of the Castle of Rupit, Castellfollit de la Roca and the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. This small-group tour ensures you’ll receive personalized attention from your guide.
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You'll start at
Explore Catalunya
C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, SpainExplore Catalunya Office. We are located in a little alley between the Palau de la Música building and Via Laietana, opposite the Palau de la Música's cafeteria.
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    Besalu
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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  • 2
    Rupit
    Stop: 2 hours -
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  • 3
    Tavertet
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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You'll return to the starting point
Highlights
  • Guided, small-group day trip to scenic medieval villages in Catalonia
  • Explore ancient buildings and views in Besalu, Rupit, and Cingles de Tavertet
  • Free time in Rupit and traditional Catalonian lunch (own expense)
  • Visit Castellfollit de la Roca village built on a basalt cliff’s edge
What to Expect
Meet your guide in the morning and board an air-conditioned vehicle 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.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Explore Catalunya, C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Departure Time
8:30 AM
Duration
10h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour operates only in English
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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We had a great time with our knowledgeable guide Steven. Very informative, fun, and a great day all in all.
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Response from ExploreCatalunya, Manager at Medieval Three Villages SMALL GROUP Day Trip from Barcelona
Responded 5 days ago
Hello, Thank you for posting this positive review. I will pass it on to Stephen. Thanks, Robert
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Martha was well versed in the history of Barcelona, from the Roman Empire to the present situation of Catalunya. The scenery was just as beautiful as the history, life and practical lessons that Martha shared with us. A thousand thanks to Rafa, the driver, who drove us to
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Response from ExploreCatalunya, Manager at Medieval Three Villages SMALL GROUP Day Trip from Barcelona
Responded 6 days ago
Hello, A big thank you from the team here. Regards, Robert
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What an amazing excursion. These 3 villages are absolutely stunning and worth the long trip! Our guide Isi was excellent, informative and funny! The staff at the office for this event were so helpful. Highly recommend~
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Response from ExploreCatalunya, Front Office Manager at Medieval Three Villages SMALL GROUP Day Trip from Barcelona
Responded 5 days ago
The Medieval villages is a nice way to know a little bit more about the history of our lands. Our tour guide Isi is passionated about his origins and he love showing it to you all. We will sent him your review! Thank you, Núria
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Beautiful three medieval towns worth visiting and spending the day at. Each has its own charm and beauty to offer. It is also amazing how the region have preserved these towns dating back from medieval times. Enjoyed Martha our tour guide who was very knowledgeable, funny and
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Response from ExploreCatalunya, Front Office Manager at Medieval Three Villages SMALL GROUP Day Trip from Barcelona
Responded 4 days ago
Dear, We are delightful to hear from you. The villages are as beautiful as its people, it is a nice way to visit the countryside. Kindly regards, Núria
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We did this trip on a free day that we had in Barcelona as we wanted to see something of the nearby countyside as well as seeing a few of the more out of the way places. The three villages that we visited met our expectations in every way. All three villages were different, and
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By: Explore Catalunya
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Great Experience
Loved my tour of the Dali Museum. Great guide. Good service. Comfortable Van. Good information from the guide
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Highlight of the holiday
Absolute highlight of the holiday, I did the half day tour but now wished I'd done the full day The guide Sergio
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Andorra was interesting
I thought Andorra was an interesting place and was more vibrant than I though it would be. Gloria, our guide, was
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ladaeb2016
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Excellent Tour Company!
I have taken tours with this company on past visits to Barcelona and the tour guides are always excellent and the
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880geris
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Gloria is awesome. Great trip.
Gloria is great. Friendly and knowledgeable. Great guide. Great group of people. Trip was diverse with different
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An exciting three country tour with Gloria and Toni.
So we did the three country tour yesterday with Explore Catalyuna with Gloria as our guide and Toni as our driver.
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amazing
what a fantastic trip the driver and miguel were amazing.nothing to complaint..i love the valley on the way you
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880geris
21
Great trip. Great guide Steven.
We had a great time with our knowledgeable guide Steven. Very informative, fun, and a great day all in all.
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Good day trip
A great way to see the sites (and mountains), but a lot of time on the bus. Our guide was good and the bus was
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842caras
20
Amazing tour
Will do it again. Miguel and Nikki were awesome! They brought us to nice places and made the 13 our trip enjoying
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76pieterk
11
Great daytrip from Barcelona.
Due to epiphany day the tour was scheduled in a different order, but the guide Camilo made sure we got enough time
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Richard M
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Great job by Jordi
It was cold, damp, and rainy but the scenery was beautiful. Jordi was quite familiar with the area as he often
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Kissing the Lion's Behind
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John F
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History Lesson
Martha was well versed in the history of Barcelona, from the Roman Empire to the present situation of Catalunya.
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Dali visit highlight of Spain trip
The tour guide, Ana, is very knowledgeable, passionate about her field, interested in people and takes time to
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