FULL DAY COSTA BRAVA 8 HOURS
DESCRIPTION: On this tour we will visit the coastal area of Girona, named a 100 years ago as Costa Brava. The name is due to its unique rocky, rugged and cut shape coastline, composed of small coves surrounded by pine forests and lapped by crystal water. We will discover the southern part of the Costa Brava visiting two villages that represent the essence of that coast. They are completely opposed but, at the same time, both complement each other perfectly. Consequently, we will go back to Barcelona with a complete idea of what Costa Brava is. We will take the motorway and after 1h15m we will arrive in Lloret de Mar, the main touristic village of Costa Brava. As soon as we get there we will perceive its hustle and bustle. The city welcomes visitors from all over the world who are willing to enjoy its beaches, hotels, shops, activities and especially its lively nightlife. We will have about an hour to explore this colorful and dynamic village with strong personality. Along its unique beach promenade we will be able to enjoy great views of its beaches, from the majestic beach of Lloret to the hidden Sa Caleta. In addition, two small hills on both edges of the beach promenade are privileged view points throughout of the place and surroundings. Walking through its narrow streets, which still have reminiscence of its recent maritime past, we will find plenty of shops to suit all preferences: from the latest brands to the typical beach bazaars. In the middle of its most famous shopping street we will also be able to admire architectural jewels of great value such as Saint Roma, a church of an exquisite modernism style and inside the church, a 16th century altarpiece which is still so very well preserved. At approximately 10:50AM we will go on board the boat DOFIJETS, which will lead us to the neighboring village of Tossa de Mar. During the sailing trip we will be able to enjoy the unique and characteristic landscape of Costa Brava: a display of different huge cliffs which have been shaped in fanciful forms over the centuries by the strength of sea and wind. At about 12:00 pm we will get to the emblematic village of Tossa de Mar, considered “the pearl of Costa Brava” because in this small area we can find all those landscape and historic elements which have given its well-deserved fame. Its spectacular sceneries; from its shores, beaches and caves in the cliffs to its lush vegetation, turn it into one of the locations that has best preserved its natural environment, in perfect harmony with the tourism industry. Nowadays it is the only existing model of a medieval fortification on the Catalan coast. Built at the beginning of the XIII century, it has been object of numerous refurbishments that have given it its current structure. Outside its walls we can find the traditional fishing neighborhood known as Sa Roqueta, which still keeps the sailor atmosphere of these typical villages on Costa Brava. Once we arrive in Tossa de Mar, we will begin a walking tour from the beach, following the fortified perimeter up to the lighthouse on the top, for those who are interested. From there, you will appreciate stunning views of the coastline. When descending, we will walk past through the narrow streets and stony houses of Vila Vella until we get to the fishing district. From there on, you will have free time to have lunch. Doubtlessly, this village has the greatest gastronomic offer from all Costa Brava. At 3:00 pm the tour will be finished and we will go back to Barcelona, where we will arrive at about 4:30 pm.
Things you should know about this activity
INCLUSIONS: Air conditioned motor coach Bilingual guide. Audio guide in six languages Ticket Boat Dofijet EXCLUSIONS: Food and drinks, unless specified Hotel pickup and drop-off ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Please be aware that the tour includes walking, we kindly advise you to use comfortable clothes and shoes and be ready for some walking.
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LANGUAGES: Guaranteed in English & Spanish Audio guided in French, German, Russian and Italian, Chinese and Portuguese.
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