Costa Brava & Medieval Girona Day Trip
We'll depart at 9am and drive northeast about 1.5 hours to the white-washed coastal village of Calella de Palafrugell where you can explore the tiny fishing village, enjoy the beach and boardwalk and perhaps have a coffee at a sea-front café. From there, we'll walk along a beautiful, picturesque path along the coast about 20 minutes to the next village to the north, called Llafranc, before driving a few kilometers inland to the charming village of Pals. Pals is one of the most well-preserved and beautiful medieval villages in all of Catalunya and is full of tiny cobbled streets with stone houses that have window sills full of flowers, as well as the 10th century Church of Sant Pere (Saint Peter). You'll love exploring the quiet streets to take in the beauty and serenity of this gorgeous village. The next stop would be Girona, which is a very well-preserved medieval town of about 90,000 people that has a stunningly beautiful old quarter and Jewish Call. It is full of tiny, winding cobblestone streets, pedestrian bridges, colorful houses and buildings lining the Onyar River, great shops, charming cafes and restaurants, an incredible Cathedral, Arab Baths and much more. We'll take a stroll along the top of the ancient Roman wall that still surrounds part of the town, as well as wander through the peaceful gardens inside the towers at either end. After a great lunch at one of our favorite restaurants and an interesting, 1.5-hour tour of the old quarter, you may have a bit of time to have a drink in one of the local cafes before heading back to Barcelona.