Discover history hidden in medieval, countryside villages surrounding Barcelona during this full-day, small-group tour with guide and transportation included. Visit an ancient Jewish bath and medieval synagogue in Besalu, see castle ruins and the baroque church of Sant Miquel in Rupit, and savor Catalan cuisine over lunch (own expense). End the day 2,953 feet (900 meters) above sea level taking in the view from the sandstone cliffs in Cingles de Tavertet.
Guided, small-group day trip to scenic medieval villages in Catalonia
Explore ancient buildings and views in Besalu, Rupit, and Cingles de Tavertet
Free time in Rupit and traditional Catalonian lunch (own expense)
Visit Castellfollit de la Roca village built on a basalt cliff’s edge
Departure & Return points:
Departure Point: Carrer del Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Return Point: Returns to original departure point
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Meet your guide in the morning and board an air-conditioned minivan for a full-day tour of the medieval villages surrounding Barcelona.
After driving through the countryside, arrive in the village of Besalu to explore its history and architecture on foot. See the 12th-century Jewish bath and visit the medieval synagogue. Carry on to Castellfollit de la Roca to see a tiny town inhabited by 1,000 people and perched on the edge of a basalt cliff.
Next, stop in Rupit to wander along stone streets and snap photos of 16th-century homes and baroque-era Church of Sant Miquel, and cross a hanging wooden bridge before a local lunch (your expense). Stand on the sandstone cliffs at Cingles de Tavertet overlooking the Ter River Valley, and visit the town’s 16th- and 17th-century preserved homes and 12th-century Church of Sant Cristòfol before returning to the departure point in Barcelona.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Know before you go
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This tour operates only in English