HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
- 8 HOURS.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- A private licensed guide only for your party.
- Transportation at the Chauffered tour.
- Priority access at all the sights
WHAT IT IS NOT INCLUDED
- Entrance fees to sites (you can pay them the day of the tour).
- Taxis and transportation at the walking tour.
Girona & Dali Museum in Figueres
This is an excellent choice for a full day tour outside Barcelona, visiting two fascinating places in Catalunya: Girona & Dali Museum in Figueres.
Our experienced drivers we’ll take us first to Figueres. During the drive, we’ll see the lush inland landscape of northern Catalunya from the highway.
Salvador Dalí designed the Museum himself; it is an old theater, and we think there’s no better place for a museum dedicated to his genius. Inside, you’ll find a car, a treasure room, a ceiling painted like the Sistine Chapel, and many other Dalinian surprises. Dalí himself is buried inside the Museum.
Only half an hour from Figueres, we reach Girona, the second biggest city in Catalonia. The Old City has some of the best-preserved Medieval Jewish streets and alleys, with a fascinating Museum dedicated to the Jewish Heritage in Catalunya. We can visit the Cathedral with one of the widest Gothic nave in the world, and a Tapestry that dates back from the 11th century. If you like just strolling around the nice streets of Girona let us know, and the guide will adapt the tour to whatever suits you better.
Both Figueres and Girona have fantastic restaurants that feature traditional Catalan cuisine so that you can get an authentic taste of the countryside.
If you prefer a Half day tour instead, then we recommend you the tour Salvador Dali Museum in Figueres, skipping the visit to Girona.
- Read this article to know more about Dalí and Gala
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Everything was so easy. We met our guide, Begonia, across the street, which was a perfect spot for a group photo before we bypassed the long lines and entered the temple. Begonia spoke English perfectly, was extremely knowledgeable, and had a great sense of humor. She not only knew all the history and facts about Gaudi and the Sagrada Familia, but she grew up in Barcelona so she was able to give us anecdotes and stories of the temple as well as the Spanish culture. We had several teenagers in our group and she kept them fully engaged throughout the tour. Although I had already visited the Sagrada Familia, I learned so much more being on a private tour, especially with Begonia as our guide.
I can’t say enough positive things about our experience with Carolina and Skip the Line. We were unsure about using a tour guide because we had never used one before, so we waited until we arrived in Barcelona to set something up. They responded immediately and were flexible concerning meeting times. We made an easy payment through PayPal and we were all set up. We met up with Carolina two blocks from where we were staying and she immediately engaged our 6 and 9-year-old kids. We went on to a tour that was incredibly informative from a historical perspective, but also in current events. And, it was great to get the perspective on current events from a local. Carolina was honest AND even-handed. The tour ended with “Certificates of Achievement” in understanding Barcelona for my kids. Skip the Line and Carolina were a highlight of our trip and I highly recommend them.
Best way to start our Trip !!!!
We signed up for the Highlights tour on our first full day in Barcelona and it was the perfect way to start our trip. Carolina was a great and patient guide and she really helped us get our bearings. We saw a few different areas of the city, learned a lot about each neighborhood, and ended up with a great tour of La Sagrada Familia. I highly recommend scheduling a tour with Skip the Line – they were professional, on time, organized and really fun to hang out with!