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Best Day Tours from Barcelona
Best Day Trips from Barcelona to attractions outside Barcelona. What to see outside Barcelona on half-day and day tours.
Here are our Top 10 ideas for attractions to see outside Barcelona city. There are many things to see near Barcelona, so when you have seen the top Barcelona city sights - or if you just want to enjoy a day outside the city to getaway from the crowds and bustle of the city, then there are many wonderful and interesting day tours from Barcelona.
Top day tour from Barcelona destinations include:
- The Montserrat mountain with Virgin of Montserrat shrine
- The fabulous Costa Brava coastline and beaches
- The Dali museum in Figueres
- The Penedes wine and cava region
- The Priorat wine region
- The charming coastal village of Sitges
- The Pyrenees mountains of Andorra
- The Tarragona Roman ruins
- Medieval Girona with ancient Jewish quarter
All this and more can be seen on half-day or full day tours from Barcelona. Most attractions outside Barcelona can easily be reached by the high-speed AVE train, by regular train, by regional bus - or if you want to avoid the hassle of planning and want to cut down travel time, then many companies offers day tours from Barcelona and small group day tours from Barcelona.
1. Montserrat mountain & Virgin of Montserrat
Montserrat is a world class tourist attraction and an area of great natural beauty and spirituality very close to Barcelona. See the unique rock formations of Montserrat. Take mountain trains and enjoy beautiful views stretching to the Pyrenees mountains and the Mediterranean sea. Visit the Monserrat monastery and basilica which has a thousand years of history. Perfect for day tours and half-day tours.
Half-day small group tour to Montserrat from Barcelona
Montserrat and Torres Winery Day Tour
About Montserrat mountain
Pictures Montserrat mountain
Go to Montserrat mountain yourself by train (combo tickets)
2. Costa Brava coast and beaches
Visit the beautiful villages and beaches of the famous Costa Brava coastline of Catalunya that starts just 1 hour north of Barcelona. In the winter you can enjoy the stunning scenery and in the summer you enjoy a swim in the crystal clear waters of the Costa Brava beaches and coves.
Photos Costa Brava beaches and coast
Small Group Girona and Costa Brava day tour
Small Group Costa Brava day tour
3. Andorra, France & Pyrenees Mountains
Andorra and the Pyrenees mountains. You can take a bus yourself from Barcelona and visit Andorra. Or spend a day tour in three countries in one day. Start in Spain, then visit France and Andorra and the beautiful Pyrenees mountains on a day tour from Barcelona to Andorra. Andorra is a small country entirely situated in the Pyrenees on the border between France and Spain. On a day road trip from Barcelona you will spend a unique and wonderful day crossing three country borders and mountain passes in one day while enjoying fantastic views, mountain roads and romanesque churches.
Pictures Andorra and Pyrenees Mountains
Small Group Day Tour to Andorra, France and Pyrenees
Small Group Day Tour to Pyrenees mountains
Small group Snow Day Tour to Andorra
4. Tarragona & Roman ruins of Tarraco
Tarragona is a beautiful coastal city just 1 hour south of Barcelona by car or train. It is the capital of the Spanish province of the same name and the capital of the Catalan comarca Tarragonès. Tarragona was the most important Roman city and the Roman capital city of Spain. The Roman imperial city was called Tarraco (full name Colonia Iulia Urbs Triumphalis Tarraco and there are many impressive roman ruins in Tarragona, including the Amphitheatre of Tarragona (pictured above), the Roman circus and the Roman aqueduct. The Roman ruins of Tarraco have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
About Tarragona, Spain
Small Group Day Tour to Roman ruins Tarragona
5. Girona - City of Sieges
Girona is a historic jewel just over an hour north of Barcelona full of legend and beautry. No wonder they chose it to film popular TV show Games of Thrones in 2015. Girona is famous for its colourful hanging houses over the River Onyar, for the well preserved Medieval Jewish quarter and the walled Old Quarter (Barri Vell) with history dating back to Roman times..
Photo gallery Girona, Spain
Small group tour Girona and Costa Brava from Barcelona
Small group Girona Half-day Tour from Barcelona
Large group Day tour Girona, Figueres, Dali Museum
Go to Girona yourself by train
6. Sitges - the St Tropez of Spain
Sitges is a charming sea-side resort known as the St Tropez of Spain. Sitges is just south of Barcelona and can be visited by train or on a small group tour usually in connection with a visit to the wine areas of Catalunya or Montserrat mountains.
Pictures of Sitges
Small Group Half-day tours to Sitges
Go to Sitges yourself by train
7. Dali museums in Figueres, Portlligat & Pubol
Dali Triangle near Barcelona. Step into the world of Dali in Spain. In the birth city of of Figueres you can visit the world famous Salvador Dalí Museum. Then to complete the Dali Triangle visit his house-museum in Port Lligat and the Gala Dali house-museum in Pubol, both in the Costa Brava area.
About Salvador Dali
Full Day tour Girona, Figueres & Dali museum
Half-day Tour High speed train + Dali Museum (April to Nov)
Go to Figueres yourself by train
8. Port Aventura theme park
Port Aventura is a big amusement theme park which is 1 hour south of Barcelona near Tarragona and Reus. PortAventura has Europe's biggest rollercoaster until in April 2017 a new themepark by PortAventura called Ferrari land opens with what will be the tallest and fastest rollercoaster in Europe. PortAventura also has a waterpark called Caribe Aquatic Park. To get to PortAventura theme parks take train or bus from Barcelona. When you have paid the entrance fee at PortAventura then all rides are free. Caribe Aquatic Park and Ferrari Land are a separate theme parks. We recommend you use a full day to enjoy Port Aventura and 2 if you want to include Caribe Aquatic Park and Ferrari Land
About Port Aventura
Caribe Aquatic Park
TICKETS bus day trip to Port Aventura
TICKETS PortAventura theme park
Tickets Ferrari land PortAventura
Train information Port Aventura
To get to these destinations and many more day trips from Barcelona visit our Barcelona tour page and we also invite you to visit one of our partners, the small group tour specialist DaytripsBarcelona.com.
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