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Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

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Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona
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Overview

Discover medieval Girona and the Dali Museum in Figueres, where the artist Salvador Dalí was born, on this day trip from Barcelona by air-conditioned coach. With a guide, take a walking tour of Girona’s picturesque Old Town. Learn about the city’s wealth during the Middle Ages and admire the Cathedral and colorful houses huddled along the Onyar River. After free time for lunch, travel to the Dali Museum in Figueres. View the flamboyant, egg-topped exterior of the Dali Theatre-Museum and explore its collection of paintings, sculptures and jewelry.
  • Full-day trip to Girona and Figueres from Barcelona
  • Stroll around Girona’s medieval Old Town and well-preserved Jewish Quarter on a guided tour
  • Explore Figueres’ Dalí Theatre-Museum, home to a vast collection of Dalí paintings, sculptures and other works
  • Enjoy free time in Girona for lunch (own expense) and to explore Figueres independently
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Transportation on an air conditioned coach.
Bilingual tour in English and Spanish or Monolingual tour in Mandarin (depending the option)
Local guide.
Assistant on board.
Admission to the Dalí Theatre-Museum and Dalí Jewels exhibition.
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Admission to Girona’s Cathedral.
Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80 , Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80, 08013 Barcelona, Spain

Julià Travel Gray Line Spain, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19

8:30 AM
Catalunya , 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Depart central Barcelona by air-conditioned coach and journey through Catalonia’s countryside to Girona, a lovely old walled city that straddles the Onyar River.

Along the way, hear how Girona reached its zenith in medieval days, and how its wealth was directed into the construction of many extravagant Romanesque and Gothic buildings.

After a scenic drive, arrive in the charming Old Town and set off to explore with your guide. Meander down cobbled streets and weave your way into the atmospheric Jewish Quarter. Take in the picturesque houses and squares, and learn how this quaint area was home to one Catalonia’s most prosperous Jewish enclaves during the Middle Ages.

Admire the Baroque façade of Girona Cathedral, and stop to take snaps of Girona’s best-known view — the panoramas over the colorfully-painted houses huddled along the Onyar.

After free time to have lunch (own expense) at any of Girona’s enticing restaurants, hop back inside your coach and travel on to Figueres, where the iconic Spanish surrealist, Salvador Dalí, was born in 1904.

Hear about Dalí's life from your guide, including how the daring artist turned the town’s then-ruined Municipal Theater into the Dalí Theatre-Museum. Opened in 1994, the museum houses the world’s single largest collection of his works, including paintings, sculptures and other curiosities.

Marvel at the fanciful exterior with its crowning glory of sculptured eggs, and then go inside to explore the collection. See highlights such as the three-dimensional room set that resembles Mae West’s face, and gain fascinating insight into Dali’s artistic journey as you roam the galleries and adjoining Dalí Jewels exhibition.

Afterward, enjoy some free time to explore Figueres town independently. Your tour then finishes back at the start point in Barcelona.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Girona Cathedral (Catedral)
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.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Esglesia de Sant Feliu
This was the main temple of the city until the construction of the Cathedral. The church is dedicated to Sant Feliu, a martyr who died during the Christian persecution promoted by the roman emperor Diocletian. Inside the church there is the tomb of saint Narcissus.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Sant Pere de Galligants
Built in Romanesque style actually has the archaeological museum of Girona.
Stop At:  
Girona Jewish Art
Both Jewish quarters from Girona and Besalú are the best preserved in Europe.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Banys Àrabs
This structure is known under the name of Arabic bath because its architecture has the clear influence from the Muslim architecture.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Muralles de Girona
From the French gardens we can start the way through the ancient city walls. From there we have great panoramic views of the old city.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Dali Theatre-Museum
It holds the biggest collection of artwork that represent the artistic evolution of Salvador Dalí, from his origins to his latest works that are considered the top of the Spanish surrealism. After a small introduction about the history of the museum and Dali’s live and career, you will be given plenty of free time to explore the museum and also Figueres by yourself. At the fixed time we will take the bus back to the centre of Barcelona.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately.
  • Please note this is a walking tour on arrival at the site. Wear appropriate attire.
  • Failure to show up at the established check-in time may entail losing the tour.
  • The duration of the tour includes the round trip to the destination.
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Julia Travel S.L
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona.

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  • "It does take all day but its a beautiful stretch of scenery, so enjoy the ride!" See review
  • "Don't forget to try xuixo(they're pronounced shushu) from the little bakery shop at the start of the stone bridge!Next stop was Fiqueres where the museum of Dali was not your everyday museum.Visit the jewlery collectino too(it's included in the price)." See review
  • "The city of Girona is a very beautiful medieval city, it is totally worth it." See review

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star-5
Cultural and informative tour
ChengYi_L
, Nov 2021
The trip was well organised and on time, with an interesting walking tour of Girona. We wished there was more time to explore Girona and Figueres, as too much time was spent at the Dali Museum tour. The Dali museum was spectacular.
star-5
Girona & Figueres
Stephen_R
, Oct 2021
Fantastic value for money, and Alex, our guide was absolutely excellent. A full day's feast for the eyes and the ears - highly recommend it!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I definitely will recommend this tour to my friends
Patricia_D
, Sep 2021
The two tour guides were excellent (Girona and Dali’s Museum) . Very knowledgeable and caring staff.
star-5
Great experience
Lana_V
, Aug 2021
100% recommend! There was a great balance between the guide’s explanations and free time to explore the city and the musem on our own. Would definitely go again.
star-5
This is why I love Spain!
AnneMarie_M
, Feb 2020
The trip was just the right amount of hours. The bus was very comfortable and the guides were so knowledgeable. I have spent many years studying art history and learned so much. Thank you
star-4
Awesome trip!
Sheeri_C
, Feb 2020
It was very good! Had I known the local tours would have been an hour each, I would have skipped them to see more of the city and museum. To their credit they DID say we didn’t have to do the local tour, but I figured if it was 20 mins or so, I’d stick around. Otherwise, it was FANTASTIC. We did the Jewish museum in Girona (and I needed more time!) and lunch, and the Dali museum was great too.
star-5
Nice tour in a full bus
pvera
, Feb 2020
The city of Girona is a very beautiful medieval city, it is totally worth it. In Figueres, the only thing we saw was the Dali's museum, which is nice if you like Dali's work. If not, then don't go there. We traveled in a full bus, which first picked up some tourist at a different location and then came to pick us up. The problem was that the first group occupied all the spaces throughout the bus, leaving single seats here and there, so that families in the second group sat all separate. I think that the company should have reserved half of the seats for the second group.
star-1
TOUR to Girona & Figueres that NEVER happened
ELIZABETH_T
, Jan 2020
People made it to the appointed meeting place for this tour DESPITE the heavy winds and pouring rain on Tues 21st Jan. At 8:30am Julia Travel Agency took people to stand and wait on the corner street 2 blocks from the agency office for 30 minutes in the pouring rain and heavy winds without shelter. Everyone some of whom are over 80 years old were soaking wet. I got a bad cold and coughing from this tour that never happened. The tour bus never came. People were taken back to the Julia Travel Agency and was told to wait there until further notice. NO announcement was made that the tour was canceled, until I asked what was going on. This is of course a case of it wasn’t their fault (Julia Travel Agency) but of the Tour Operator. I was even told by this travel agency to go directly to the tour operator if I needed to pursue the matter. How dare I complain! Wow! I’ve never witnessed such disorganization and non-chalant attitude!!! Totally Unacceptable!!! Inclement weather to some extent is predictable especially in this day and age. It is therefore the responsibility of all parties concerned who are making money from this lucrative business to make proper accommodations to its customers. What’s wrong with a phone call or email notice? Isn’t that the reason why customers provide it when purchasing tickets?! Viator owes the customers who purchased tickets to this tour a BIG APOLOGY! It should also vet its local suppliers very carefully.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great time
Tammy_N
, Dec 2019
Sheila was our guide. We had a great time in Girona with the local guide then free time. If you want to see the entire museum, there’s little free time left to see the city. But the museum is worth it.
star-5
Wow!
IOURI_B
, Dec 2019
This is one of the best tours that we had for the whole month in Spain. Girona is the great stop and the walking tour is very easy. But Dali Museum is something very very special even for the person not profound in art like me. Wow! Must do! Overly impressed!
2 travelers found this review helpful

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