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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

  • 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)
Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
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Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
From US$102.68

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.

What to Expect

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.

Reviews (389)
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Reviewed yesterday
Great day trip from Barcelona

This tour is awesome! The villages are absolutely beautiful, had a fabulous lunch in Rupit. Our tour guide (Feliciano) was OUTSTANDING! He was friendly, fun and knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour!

Thank Kim B
Reviewed 6 days ago
Amazing Experience for a Day Trip

I find this day trip very rewarding and relaxing. Took this tour toward the end of our vacation after many days of walking and exploring Barcelona. The towns we visited are lovely and made us felt like we've been taken back in time. The villages...More

Thank lenkun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rodrigo was the best guide ever!

This tour is absolutely worth every penny and every minute <3 Wish we got a bit more time in Besalu, but other than that it was great! The villages are charming and historic. The best part was definitely our tour guide Rodrigo. He was knowledgeable,...More

Thank Tanmayee J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great day out

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

1  Thank Millstarr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Picture perfect

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

Thank SuzanneS67
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Kim D
November 11, 2018|
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Response from Luvinspoonful | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, we travel in the very small mini buses - our one was full - so there were 12 of us. Comfortable seats - single and double seats (if you are planning to do this trip on your own then be at the front of the pack... More
Ray D
November 2, 2018|
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Response from SuzanneS67 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately you can't. You must meet at the office of Explore Catalunya, that's where all tours meet their guide and other tour members.
Lei W
October 4, 2018|
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Response from calinurse | Reviewed this property |
Our family loved his tour so much, we would do it any time of year !(-: Checking weather websites such as Accuweather show November temperature is cooler but mild. Recommendation: Google "Rupit Weather November" and... More