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Cheap Excursions & Day Tours From Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia, and the largest city on the Mediterranean coast that sits between river Llobregat, river Besos and the south of Pyrenees Mountains. Barcelona is one of the most visited places in Europe, commanding millions of visitors yearly. One of its attractions is the 19th century Modernist architecture of the unfinished church “La Sagrada Familia” designed by Antoni Gaudi.

Your Barcelona tour promises the best of European culture couple with beautiful beaches almost at your door step and warm sunshine almost throughout the year. Barcelona is modern arts city with many great painters and artist – so take some time to explore the history and the best of arts in the museums and galleries around the city.

This article is to make your Barcelona day trip most pleasurable, giving you adequate details on different places you can visit from Barcelona. If you are considering having the best of times on your Barcelona day trips, outlined below are some must-visit locations for you.

1. Girona Day Trip

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Overview

Girona, about 100km away from Barcelona is one location you must consider for a day trip from Barcelona. It is a city with so many historic churches, museums and monasteries. Enjoy casual walk along the peaceful streets surrounded with significant cultural landmarks as you visit the shores of Girona. Great treat awaits you on your day trip from Barcelona as you visit Cathedral del Santa Maria with its classic 18th century architectural Romanesque Cloister and Gothic nave that stands as one of the widest in the world.

The River Onyar with the colored houses along its banks and the various bridges lined across are beautiful sites to behold – the 10th century Benedictine Monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants with its beautiful Romanesque architecture is a must-visit places in your Girona best day trip Barcelona. Take time to visit Archeological museum of Cataluna, Girona history museum, museum of Cinema and Jewish city museum to explore the history and culture of the region – the Girona art museum will also open you up to a new world of art.

Other places you can visit are; the Game of thrones filming location, Convent of Sant Domenec, Basilica de Sant Feliu, Devasa Park, the monastery of San Daniel and Jewish quarter. You should also take time out to sample the best of Spanish dishes at El Celler de Roca – Girona best restaurant recognized worldwide.

Girona and Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(506 review)

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

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  • Girona and Costa Brava tour from Barcelona
  • Visit the rural fishing village, Calella de Palafrugell
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‘Game of Thrones' Tour in Girona from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(76 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • Tour the filming locations for Game of Thrones in Girona
  • See how the medieval streets of Girona were transformed into a King's Landing... read more

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Girona and Costa Brava Small-Group Tour with Hotel Pick-Up

Reviews: 5.0(100 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Costa Brava tour from Barcelona
  • Enjoy a walking tour of Girona and Pals
  • Travel along the Catalonia coast, including Camino d... read more

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2. Figueres Day Trip

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Overview

Take a day trip from Barcelona and head to the ancient town of Figueres, the heart of tourism in the area Catalonia. Figueres is the Capital of the Comarco of Alt Emporda in the province of Girona. It is sometimes said that the town acclaims its fame from the renowned Salvador Dali because he was born here and where his Museum is sited. The city is the Economic, Commercial, social and cultural center of the area with its main attractions centered on many museums that house the town’s artistic and cultural heritage.

Explore the best of arts on your Day trip from Barcelona from Dali’s Theatre-museum that exhibit the brilliant work of Salvador Dali. Other must-visit museums are; the toy museum of Catalonia, Emporda museum that reveals the town’s history and the Emporda Technology museum that explains the transformation from the traditional based system to the present industrial society. Visit to Dali’s Jewels collection and his birth house at Monturiol Street will surely get you familiar with life and history of the great artist.

Other places to visit on your day trip from Barcelona are; the church of Sant Pere with its Gothic Romanesque, the fortified 18th century Castle de Sant Ferran and the town’s Rambla to experience the true essence of local Rambla. Duran Hotel and Restaurant is the perfect place for accommodation for you in case you are considering an overnight trip from Barcelona.

Girona, Figueres, and Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5(595 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • Full-day trip to Girona and Figueres from Barcelona
  • Stroll around Girona’s medieval Old Town and well-preserved Jewish Quarter on a gu... read more

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Explore Girona & Figueres Full-Day Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(1 review)

Duration: 10 hours

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  • Discover the cities outside of Barcelona during a day trip to Figueres and Girona
  • Skip the hassle of advance planning with included tra... read more

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Figueres and Pubol Full-Day Dali Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0 2 reviews

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Follow in the footsteps of the surrealist artist Salvador Dalí
  • Go to the Dalí Museum built by the artists in the Catalan town of Figuer... read more

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3. Costa-Brava Day Trip

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Overview

Costa Brava is in the northeast of Catalonia region that stretches from the French border down to Barcelona. It is lined with many beaches and has warm temperature almost all through the year that will make you want to go for a dive in your day trip from Barcelona.

Your day trip promises the most pleasurable experience as you visit the Greco and Roman ruins at Empuries just the seaside of L’Escala – this is one of the most important archeological site in Spain that reveal ancient life history of the of the region. Visit to Begur, is probably the best experience you could have on your day trip from Barcelona as you walk down the cobble Streets lined colonial houses, boutique, bars and restaurants with castles you can climb to view the surrounding countryside.

If you want a want action-packed and family day out then, you should visit the Aqua Brava water Park with choice swimming pools for children and one of the best biggest Wave pool for adults – the park also features gardens and waterfalls. Other places to visit on your day trip from Barcelona are; Peratallada, and the terraced Cap Riog Botanical Garden.

Costa Brava Tour from Barcelona Including Lunch

Reviews: 5.0(63 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • Day tour from Barcelona to the Costa Brava
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Costa Brava 8-hour Trip from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5(28 reviews)

Duration: 8 hours

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  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
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Costa Brava Full Day Trip from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(37 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

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  • Comprehensive tour by bus/coach
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Excellent value for money
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4. Montserrat Day Trip

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Overview

Head to the Emerald Isle of the Caribbean "Montserrat" on a weekend get away from Barcelona, an environment of Natural characteristics. It is an island in West Indies, a British Oversea Territory that has many inhabitance of Irish ancestry. Its many mountains, natural parks and Monastery commands visitors all year round, especially geologist who may want to study formations of these rocks and mountains.

Montserrat annual festivals like the St, Patrick’s week Celebration, the Calabash festival and the two weeks carnival that runs into the New Year will give you that desired Montserrat best day trip Barcelona experience. Visit to the Montserrat Volcano observatory on your day trip from Barcelona and learn about the series of volcanic eruptions that devastated the island on an organized field trips and lectures and take an excellent view of the Soufriere Hills Volcano.

Divers will love to explore the thriving coral reefs and green moray at the Montserrat Island Dive center and Suba Montserrat at Little Bay Beach – you can also go hiking the Blackwood Trail, Rendezvous Bay, Oriole Walkway and silver hill that have a unique view of the island. Other things to do on your day trip from Barcelona are; exploring the nature and biological diversity at Montserrat National Park, Botanical Garden, Center Hill and Runaway Ghaut with steep ravines that carry water to the Sea from the mountains – also visit the Montserrat Monastery and Montserrat Cultural Centre with its recording studio to experience the best of arts and culture.

Montserrat Royal Basilica Half-Day Trip from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5(1,290 reviews)

Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • Half-day trip to the Royal Basilica of Montserrat from Barcelona
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Barcelona Super Saver Montjuic Cable Car and Montserrat Sightseeing Tour

Reviews: 4.5(272 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours 45 minutes

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  • Barcelona Super Saver tour, offering a 10 percent saving
  • Enjoy a sightseeing tour that includes a walk through the Gothic Quarter
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Montserrat Monastery Tour from Barcelona Including Cogwheel Train Ride

Reviews: 4.5 (575 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes

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  • 4.5-hour tour of Santa Maria de Montserrat from Barcelona, led by a guide
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5. Pyrenees Day Trip

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Overview

Take a day trip from Barcelona to the Pyrenees, a nature perfect mountainous village with stone houses in southwest Europe, between Spanish and French border. The cool breeze from the Alps and the natural will always make you visit the Pyrenees. Your day trip from Barcelona promises breathtaking experiences as you take a walk from “Queralbs” the last vehicle-accessed village into the tiny mountainous villages, taking pictures of the beautiful landscapes with traditionally built stone houses that the villagers resides – take time out to visit the stone built church of Sant Sadumi de Rustanya for an astonishing view.

Pyrenees is a hiking paradise that every hiker cannot afford to miss, remember to get your cameras for pictures as you hike on this beautiful landscapes. The natural park in the Pyrenees with over 600 animals is a perfect location for you should consider for family excursion on your day trip from Barcelona. The panoramic view of the Pyrenees mountains chains through cable car at the Pic du Midi is another breathtaking experience you on your day trip from Barcelona. You should take time out to visit the astonishing waterfall at the Chemin des Cascades – this series of waterfall in magical environment will leave you with an unforgettable experience.

The Pont d’Espagne area is a spot that attract tourist all year round especially for cross-country skiing in winter. You also take time out to visit the Lourdes; one of most visited Religious site in the world originally called the fortified castle.

Places you can stay in case you are considering overnight trip from Barcelona or 2 days trip from Barcelona are; Hotel Avenida, Hotel Roc Blanc.

Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5(462 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Full-day small group tour by minivan to the Pyrenees
  • Visiting the historic town of Vic and its cathedral and market square
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Pyrenees Hiking from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(1 review)

Duration: 1 day

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  • Private full-day Pyrenees hiking experience from Barcelona
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Self-Guided 5-Day Tour in the Pyrenees

Duration: 5 days

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  • Specially tailored to the maximum experinece
  • Activities: Horseback riding, Mountain sledges, Rafting, Hiking, Tree-top rope climbing pa... read more

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6. Baga Day Trip

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Overview

The medieval village of Baga is sometimes considered as the Alt Bergueda, the mountainous northern half of the Comarca located at the Valley of Llobregat River. It is a small village best explored on a combined day trip from Barcelona to France.

This historic and charming village is on French border that is surrounded by the mountain region of Cadi-Moixero National Park. The town’s central square “Placa Porxada” is a perfect example of Catalonian ancient Architecture where you can take pictures on your day trip from Barcelona to France. Also make effort to visit the neoclassical sanctuary that was dedicated to the town’s patroness, “the Virgin of the Haystack” just few kilometres outside the village.

The village’s parish church of St. Esteve de Baga that was built in 14th century is another location you should visit on your day trip from Barcelona – you can also hike over Cadi-Moixero National Park rugged with beautiful mountains and vegetation. Guided day trips you can take from Barcelona to Baga are;

The medieval village of Baga is sometimes considered as the Alt Bergueda, the mountainous northern half of the Comarca located at the Valley of Llobregat River. It is a small village best explored on a combined day trip from Barcelona to France.

This historic and charming village is on French border that is surrounded by the mountain region of Cadi-Moixero National Park. The town’s central square “Placa Porxada” is a perfect example of Catalonian ancient Architecture where you can take pictures on your day trip from Barcelona to France. Also make effort to visit the neoclassical sanctuary that was dedicated to the town’s patroness, “the Virgin of the Haystack” just few kilometres outside the village.

The village’s parish church of St. Esteve de Baga that was built in 14th century is another location you should visit on your day trip from Barcelona – you can also hike over Cadi-Moixero National Park rugged with beautiful mountains and vegetation. Guided day trips you can take from Barcelona to Baga are;

Barcelona: 3 Countries in 1 Day Small-Group Tour

Reviews: 4.5(84 reviews)

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

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  • Visit France, Andorra, and Spain in just 1 day
  • Tour the medieval Spanish village of Bagà
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Baga, Ax-Les-Thermes and Andorra la Vella Full Day Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.6 (6 reviews)

Duration: 12.5 hours

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  • Travel with your local guide aboard a luxury air-conditioned mini-coach
  • Fall for the ancient and historical charms of medieval Baga
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7. Cadaques Day Trip

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Overview

Cadaques, a traditional fishing village on the Costa Brava is another location you should consider for Day trip from Barcelona. It is by far the most beautiful village of Costa Brava, its wonderful Mediterranean ambience makes it a most charming destination for tourist.

The wild landscape and beaches around the shores of Cadaques gives you that wonderful environment that promote windsurfing, sailing and diving, also hiking along the challenging trails of Cap de Creus for a breathtaking view of the blue sea and the natural park .

The Cap de Creus, shaped with natural reserve will is one location you cannot rule out on your day trip from Barcelona, the incredible views of its coastlines lined with cliffs will leave a lasting memory in your mind.

Restaurants sited around the village has some of the greatest chefs in Spain, so you can be sure to get the best of Spanish and continental dishes around – also take time out to sample the best of Spanish wine produced in the wine region D.O. Emporda especially the signature “Moscatell de l’Emporda.

Dali Museum, Figueres and Cadaqués Small Group Tour with Hotel Pick Up from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5 (26 reviews)

Duration: 12 hours

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  • Dalí Triangle Tour from Barcelona
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Cadaqués and Cap de Creus Private Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(1 review)

Duration: 12 hours

Highlights

  • Full-day private tour of Cadaqués and Cap de Creus from Barcelona
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Figueras and Cadaques: Full-Day Private Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.0 (1 review)

Duration: 10 hours

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  • Ride in a comfortable vehicle between your destinations
  • Have the opportunity to visit the Salvador Casa-Museu
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8-Hour Private tour of Dali Museum in Figueras and Cadaques from Barcelona

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Visit Figueres’ Dali Museum and Cadaques on a private tour from Barcelona
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8. Andorra-La-Vella Day Trip

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Overview

Take a day trip day trip from Barcelona to the charming capital Andorra, a small European country in the Pyrenees Mountain. It is county rooted in European culture with influences from Spain and France especially its Catalonia, French and Spanish languages.

Andorra la Vella is a small city more like a town that won’t take you time to explore in case you are not considering a 2 days trip from Barcelona – the city is sited very high above sea level with stunning mountain views that give a perfect condition for skiing and hiking.

One of the must-do in Andorra la Vella is taking advantage of the tax-free prices of goods to make the most of your Andorra shopping. Exploring the various museums around the city to get familiar with the history of the Small city. Visit to Andorra la Vella’s main attractions, the 14th century Church of Sant Esteve with its beautiful Romanesque architecture will you that breathtaking. Low price hotels you can stay in Andorra la Vella in case you are considering overnight trip from Barcelona are Zenith Diplomatic and Hotel President.

Three Countries in One Day: France, Andorra and Spain from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5(1,109 reviews)

Duration: 12 hours 30 minutes

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  • Visit three countries in one day: France, Andorra and Spain
  • Tour the medieval Spanish village of Baga
  • Wander the Medieval st... read more

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Barcelona to Andorra shopping and sightseeing day trip

Duration: 10 to 12 hours

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  • Enjoy scenic views of pyrenees mountain by road trip to Andorra from Barcelona.
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Andorra Snow Weekender from Barcelona

Duration: 3 days

Highlights

  • Feast your eyes on the amazing sights of Andorra's.
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9. Salvador Day Trip

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Overview

Take a day trip from Barcelona to explore the best of art at Salvador Dali’s museum located in a small town called Figueres about 140km from Barcelona. The museum is called “Teatre Museu Dali” – its amazing exterior designs are identifiable by its huge eggs that towers above the museum with its beautifully painted walls that makes a perfect background for pictures. Be sure to blow your mind exploring the best collection of the Surrealist Painter’s work that reveals his lifestyle.

The museum’s collections are 96 oil paintings, over 100 watercolors paintings, 1,300 graphics, photographs and sculptures. Some of the exhibitions to look out for are; the apprentice painter that depicts his sister Ana Maria in a scene with Cadaques in the background, Robert Whitaker’s Portraits and the Women Photograph. Guided day trips you can take from Barcelona to Salvador Dali’s Museum are

Salvador Dali Museum, Figueres, and Cadaques Small-Group Day Trip from Barcelona

Reviews: 5.0(869 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • Visit Dalí Museum-Theatre in Figueres
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  • Expert English-speaking guide
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Dali Museum Day Trip from Barcelona by High-Speed Train with Optional Girona Tour

Reviews: 5.0(74 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Day trip to Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres from Barcelona, including round-trip, high-speed train transport
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From Barcelona: Day trip to Girona and Figueres with Dali Museum included

Reviews: 3.5(5 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • See original works or art by Salvador Dali
  • Round trip transportation and guide included
  • Entrance fees to Dali Museum
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Girona, Figueres and Dali Museum All Inclusive Full Day Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 1.5 (2 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours

Highlights

  • Visit both Girona and Figueres in one comprehensive day tour
  • Reach the sites in comfort by luxury bus from central Barcelona
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10. Sitges Day Trip

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Sitges, the beautiful coastal town in Spain, sometimes called “Beach town” is a perfect location to consider for day trip from Barcelona. Its exotic Mediterranean beaches views with crystal clear water makes the town a paradise that every tourist will want to explore. Your day trip from Barcelona to Sitges promises a long lasting experience as you take time out to explore the various attractions in the beautiful town. The beaches in the town are the best you can find in Spain with wind breaks perfect for surfing – the charming Passieg Maritim and Playa de Sant Sebastia beaches are perfect location for early morning walk to have a good view of the beautiful and clean beaches. There are more than 20 beaches in this beautiful coastal town, each adapted for different crowds; gay and nudist, families and young people.

The Museum Maricel, Museum Cau Ferrat and Museum Romantic are available for you to explore the cultural and art history of the Coastal town. San Sebastian Cemetery lined with sculptures, modernist arts and beautiful flowers is another location that holds an exquisite view if you won’t be scared being in such environment. Sitges Carnival is one event that you can’t afford to miss, it attracts over 300,000 visitors annually. The Cinema Retiro is another must-visit location on your day trip from Barcelona, part of the Cinema is a local recreational club and a Jazz bar that expresses the true Sitges lifestyle.

Taking a Segway or a bike ride is an experience you will really enjoy in your day trip from Barcelona, also take some time out to sample best of Spanish dishes in restaurants around the town especially the ones on the coastline of the beaches.

Montserrat, Sitges and Torres Wine Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.5 (50 reviews)

Duration: 11 hours

Highlights

  • Learn about the wine making process of the Penedés wine region
  • Visit the Benedictine sanctuary of Montserrat in the Montserrat Mountains... read more

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Tarragona and Sitges Tour from Barcelona

Reviews: 4.7 (6 reviews)

Duration: 10 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • Full-day, small-group tour by minivan to Tarragona and Sitges
  • Explore Tarragona's aqueduct, forum and circus
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Sitges: Tasting Food + Natural Wines

Reviews: 5.0 (4 reviews)

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights

  • Explore the beautiful village of Sitges
  • Taste two organic or natural wines
  • Try ham, cheese and tapas in three stops

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FAQs about Barcelona Day trips

What is the best way to tour outside the Barcelona?

Barcelona day trips are special, professionally-guided tours which are designed to take you on long hour trips outside Barcelona city or sometimes combine various Barcelona main attractions together at a low cost just to occupy your day with fun-filled moments and interesting activities.

Tripindicator did a thorough research to provide the best Barcelona day trips by comparing features like easy booking, price – friendliness and also carefully reading all travellers reviews and feedback - subsequently following FAQs about Barcelona Day trips.

How much is a Day tour from Barcelona?

Barcelona day trips are trips that take you on a day exploration inside or outside a city. They vary in days (including: Barcelona multiple day tour, day trips outside Barcelona city, day trips in Barcelona city), and varies also in prices based on type of Barcelona day trips starting from €20.00 to €1322.94.