Saturday, 5 September 2015

Travel Diaries: Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

While we were in Barcelona, we went on two day trips with Explore Catalunya, which we booked through Viator. The first of the two trips was the Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona, which was absolutely incredible! I bought this tour as a birthday present for Dylan, since he is a huge history buff. I didn't know if this type of trip would excite me all that much, so I was pleasantly surprised to find that explore medieval villages was one of my highlights of my honeymoon!

Our day trip started at 8:30, at the Explore Catalunya headquarters, which was easy to find, and close to a metro station. Our tour guide, Emma, was incredibly knowledgeable and engaging, and made the tour that much better. Our first stop was to the town of Besalú, which was very enchanting! We had enough time to fully explore this medieval village on our own. There were quite a few gift shops, so you can pick up a souvenir if you wanted to. 
Besalú Spain
Besalú Spain

Besalú Spain

After an amazing time spent exploring Besalú we drove to a lookout point that had incredible views of the Pyrenees! We were only there for about 10 minutes, but it was enough time to take in the views and take some great pictures. 

View of Pyrenees


 Our next stop was Rupit, a charming village that had a fun rope bridge! We had a few hours of free time in Rupit, so we stopped at Restaurant Albert, sat on the terrace, and enjoyed incredible views! After lunch we had about an hour left to explore. The weather was absolutely gorgeous - sunny with a welcomed breeze.

Rope Bridge Rupit Spain

Rupit Spain

Rupit Spain

Our last stop was Tavertet, Spain, where we took in the stunning views from the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs! Seriously, look at that view:
Tavertet Spain
Dylan and I both had an incredible time on this day trip, and we would highly recommend booking this trip, or any of the other trips offered from Explore Catalunya. Again, you can easily book these trips through Viator, and pay in your local currency. If you wanted to book a tour or day trip, you can use this referral link, and you'll get $10 to use against your balance, as will I! This tour was $134 CAD when we booked, which I think is a pretty fair price for all that you get to see and do.

Have you visited Barcelona, or any of the medieval villages that were a part of this day trip? Do you ever book day trips when you travel?

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6 comments:

  1. Ouuu seems like you had a tone of fun! :) I absolutely love love Spain!! Because it's so close to Portugal, it's really easy to visit Spain :) I'm so glad you and Dylan enjoyed it

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    Xoxo Jessy

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    1. We had an incredible time - so much fun!
      Portugal is high on my travel wishlist, looks beautiful!

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  2. Beautiful, the weather looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks! We couldn't have asked for better weather!

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  3. All of your pictures are just stunning!! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Aw thank you so much, you're too sweet!

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