Pals, Calella and Llafranc from Barcelona

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At first sight

Tour to Costa Brava where you are going to discover gorgeous see sceneries with corners fulls of history.

On this tour we are going to visit the Girona coast, christened 100 years ago as the Costa Brava.

This 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.

Its natural wealth and beauty are apparent in several territories and protected areas, such us Cap de Creus, the Emporda Marshes and the Marine Reserve Medes islands.

The fame of Costa Brava is also due to its villages. Small fisherman towns, with whitewashed walls and narrow winding streets, today still retain their charm. This area has historically been a point of entry, transit, and settlement for different cultures and civilizations. Each has left its footprints, which is evidenced by the Greek and Roman sites in Empuries.

Our intention is to show in one day the most representative and emblematic sites along the northeastern shores of Catalunya, places of unsurpassable beauty that will give you a taste of all this area has to offer. The Costa Brava is not to be missed!


Our departure is from Estación del Nord (The North Bus station – platform 16) in Barcelona every Friday at 8:30 am, we recommend being there about 15 minutes before.

We will take the motorway and about 10:15 am we are going to arrive in Calella de Palafrugell, a small fisherman’s village that still retains today the traditional appearance of the past. It is a village of great beauty in both architecture and landscape. The town, splashed with small bays, becomes a fusion of land and sea that is an incomparable setting. We will have free time to explore the village, enjoy the scenery and for sure, take great photographs.

About 11:00 am, we will start a walk along Camino de Ronda, which is going to lead us to the neighbourhood town of Llafranc. We will walk, suitable for all ages, easy terrain for everyone.

The “Camino de Ronda” borders all the Costa Brava and was used to control the maritime smuggling. Today, thanks to this, you can discover beautiful spots that wouldn’t be otherwise accessible.

Llafranc is also a small, elegant and captivating seaside town, with all the delightfulness of the towns on this coast.

About 12:00 am we will go to Pals, a town located inland and on the top of a hill. The village is built entirely in an integrated medieval site. At the top, there is a cylindrical tower from the XII century, which is visible from far away. It has an excellent terrace that offers stunning views of the Costa Brava and surroundings.

Walking through the cobbled streets you will feel like you have gone back in time. You must take time to appreciate the round arches, facades with pointed windows arches, stone balconies, all perfectly restored.

Our next visit is to l’Estartit, seaside village with an important port famous worldwide as being an important diving centre because the Medes Islands archipelago lies only one kilometre from the coast.

Medes islands are of great interest for the wide variety of flora and fauna that inhabit in the whole marine area, with more than 1200 species classified. The ecosystem has been identified as the best marine reserve in the occidental Mediterranean. It was declared as a National Natural Park and ZEPIM. (A special protected area of importance of the Mediterranean sea).

You will have free time to have lunch and take a small stroll around town and at 03:00 pm we will get on board Nautilus, a boat with submarine vision.

The sailing is about 1h30. First, we will go ahead to the outer islands. The views are spectacular, but also, through submerged cabins with large windows, you can enjoy an exceptional view of a seafloor full of life, as if you were diving! The itinerary continues to the stunning cliffs of Sierra de Montgrí only accessible by boat and one of the most preserved, unspoiled areas of Costa Brava.

Our last stop is at the extensive Greek and Roman ruins of Empuries, in which we are going to arrive around 5:00 pm. Once there, we will start a visit around the whole site. It is the only site in Spain where both Greek and later a Roman city existed together. Empuries is also located in a privileged surrounding, just in front of the sea.

In the Greek city, we can admire the remains of city walls, the Acropolis, the market square and numerous buildings. Outside the archaeological site, we can see the Greek port of the I century Before Christ, where in 1992 arrived the Olympic torch for the Olympic Games in Barcelona.

In the Roman city the highlights are a mosaic floor in excellent condition, the forum remains of an amphitheatre, several statues and vestiges of street frameworks.

At 6:00 pm the tour is finished and we go back to Barcelona, where about 8:00 pm we will arrive at Estación del Norte (North Station).

*Free activity for children under 6 years old. It is necessary to indicate the number of kids under 6 years old in the “Observations” section of the reservation, because they occupy a seat on the bus.

Free returns and cancellation

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Practical information

The price includes
  • Transport with confortable coach and free wifi
  • Professional guide
  • Free audio guide service
  • Ticket for Nautilus boat
  • Entrance to the ruins of Empuries
  • Taxes

*Free activity for children under 6 years old.

The price does not include
  • Lunch
  • From 01/04/23 to 08/10/23:
    • Every Friday
  • Departure at 8.30 am (*you must be 15′ before the time of departure)
  • Duration of the activity: 11h and 30′
  • Closed: from 10/10 al 30/04
  • Explanations: Spanish and English
  • Audioguide: French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese (free service)

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Meeting point
  • Estación del Nord (The North station). Ground floor, next to platform 16. C / D’Ali Bei, 80. Barcelona)


  • Activity not suitable for wheelchairs users or with reduced mobility


Term and conditions

  • The voucher is valid for the day and time reserved
  • Present the printed voucher at the meeting point: Estación del Nord (The North station). Ground floor, next to platform 16. C/ D’Ali Bei, 80. Barcelona)
  • To take into account:
    • The company has the right to change the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstance with reasonable cause.
    • Clients must follow the guide instructions along the whole tour he has the major authority to solve any possible incident.
    • The company has the admission right to any client, whose inappropriate behavior disturb other members or impede the normal tour development.
    • The company doesn’t accept responsibilities of anything stolen or lost during the trip.
  • Cancellation Policy:

    • By the company:
      • In the case of a cancelation due to company decision, total amount paid will be refunded to the client.
      • In case of not appearing at any departure time in the tour, doesn’t give any right for any refund or claim. Maximum punctuality is requested. (The bus will not wait for anybody).
    • By the customer: If you contact the company with 24 hours in advance, 100% of the amount will be refunded.

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Monica Mateu (Barcelona Holiday)
License number | NIF 46726836J
+34 627 929 193 Tarragona, 14, baixos 3 esc. A Salou, E-43840

Pals, Calella and Llafranc from Barcelona

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