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FollowTheBaldie.com: Town and country walking and study tours in Barcelona and the Western Med
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    • Language All our guides are native English speakers and speak the local language fluently.
    • Knowledge Our local and subject knowledge is profound and up-to-date.
    • Interactivity See someone interesting? We'll interpret. Tired/full of energy? We can adapt the programme.
    • Individuality We don't do herd tourism. No silly flags. No headsets.
    • Responsibility Unlike most "green" tour businesses, we only use public transport--cheaper and generally more interesting.

Girona tours - Girona in 4 hours without feeling like a stupid tourist

Overview

A few miles from the Costa Brava, Gerona/Girona is a site of premier historic and artistic significance. This tour introduces you to all the major sights--the river, the medieval walls, the Jewish quarter, the cathedral (which has the biggest nave of any Gothic church), the old church of St Felix, the "Arab" baths, and a variety of post-medieval buildings and streets. The tour can be customised to include museum visits, to focus on, for example, the city's Modernist architecture, or to take in a variety of tasty food and drink stops.

FAQs

One, actually. Yes, it is possible to do Girona and Figueres in a day from Barcelona by car or, with a bit of juggling, by train. Here's a sample summer train itinerary:

  1. 08:46 Bcn Sants (08:50 Bcn Passeig de Gracia) 10:03 Girona
  2. 4 hour tour
  3. Lunch
  4. 15:35 Girona 16:06 Figueres
  5. Museum open till 20:00 July - September
  6. Trains from Figueres to Barcelona at: 20:00, 20:05 (expensive),
    20:49, thereafter Shanks' pony

And one by car:

  1. 09:00 dep Barcelona,
  2. between 10:30 & 11:00 arr & parked Girona
  3. text/call to guide saying in which of several indicated car parks you are
  4. guide comes and finds you and takes you around for the full four hours with a visit to a bun shop do ward off hunger,
  5. 15:00 delivers you back to car park
  6. nominated car parks are in centre on exit road to Figueres
  7. 16:00 arr & parked in Figueres near museum - travel is approx 45
  8. 16:30 into museum
  9. 18:00 museum closes
  10. plaza mayor Fig has nice tea shops / cafes
  11. drive back to Barcelona

Precise arrangements depend on seasonal variations in opening hours / trains / light etc, so accept in good grace your family's brickbats if you try it on your own and come unstuck.

Itinerary

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Details

Grade easy
Base Girona (Meeting point information here, where relevant - make sure you have the right one!)
Location tags Gerona, Girona, Gironès, Gérone,
Theme tags archaeology, architecture, art, gastronomy, history,
Your guide(s) A local expert
Walking distance 4 km / 2.49 miles
Walking time 3.48 hr
Total return travel time from base to walk 0 hr
Default meeting time 09:00. This is designed to produce an optimal result from a number of factors, including sleep-in time, access to food, and exposure to sun.
Total time from "hello" to "goodbye" 4.00 hr

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Comments

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