Day Trips to Barcelona’s Surrounding Areas Jan 01, 2013 | Apartment | Helping you make the most of your Catalan Adventure! Barcelona is an undeniably beautiful city where every day starts with blue skies and the scent of possibility breezing through the air. There is so much to discover in this vibrant city and something new and different is happening every single day, making it impossible to get bored! However, if you do decide to leave the city and venture into the surrounding Catalan countryside, there is a whole other world of whitewashed seaside villages, medieval city streets and roman ruins waiting to be uncovered. At ChicRoom Barcelona, we are proud to offer various tours around Barcelona and its beautiful surrounding areas. Each tour is designed to make sure that you enjoy your holiday to the maximum on a private and exclusive trip. Sitges Chic Tour Visit great restaurants and shops in Barcelona's little sister Sitges! This city is 45 minutes away from Barcelona and is said to be an up and coming area, with a reputation of being the ‘St Tropez of Spain’. It has a dream coastline and a selection of exclusive boutiques, shops and restaurants. During the day, it is a relaxed place, full of families enjoying the beach, but at night it comes alive with its lively club scene and casino. It is perfect for a night out or a special chic birthday party! We are dedicated to fulfilling your wishes to create your dream trip. We arrange everything from picking you up at your apartment to taking you back whenever you want! Just sit back in our comfortable Mercedes mini vans and enjoy the ride! Photo by when_night_falls on Visualhunt.com / CC BY-ND Dalí is Chic Tour Do you love art? Then why not enjoy our 'Dalí is Chic' tour? We will welcome you into one of our spacious Mercedes mini vans, where you can just sit back and enjoy the drive to Figueres, the birthplace of the legendary surrealist artist Salvador Dalí. Here, you will find the famous Dalí Theatre and Museum, where the artist himself is buried. It is also home to the largest collection of Dalí’s major works so you will get to learn about his art as well as his spirit- you can't miss out on one of Spain’s most important artists! Our chauffeur will make this trip as comfortable as possible, from picking you up at your apartment and taking you back whenever you wish to finish your tour. Also, if you want to enjoy a wonderful dinner in Figueres, we will be more than happy to make a reservation at one of our favourite restaurants for you! Catalan Cava Tour Ever been curious about Spanish cava? Do you think it has that special something and you want to know why? If you’re saying ‘yes!’, then a trip to Catalonia's Cordoniu winery is a must. With our Catalan Cava Tour, you will go on an adventure to discover the secrets to some of the most delicious cava around. There are also options to enjoy a wonderful tasting menu, full of delicious Catalan specialities, all inside a stunning modernist building by one of Catalonia’s most loved architects Josep Puig i Cadafalch. Our chauffeur will pick you up from your apartment and take you on a trip you will never forget! And the best part is you won’t have to worry about limiting yourself to only one glass of cava, as your driver will be available to take you home safely whenever you wish him to do so! Montserrat Chic Tour Do you believe in mystic history? The Santa Maria Benedictine monastery from the 11th century and the black Madonna shrine will take you back to a time that had an incredible religious influence on the entire Catalan culture around Barcelona. You will be astonished by the indescribable touch of history when you discover the well-preserved monastery on the Montserrat hills and its stunning views. Our chauffeur will proudly tell you the whole history on the way there and listen to your thoughts when he takes you back to your apartment after this wonderful historical trip! SERVICES E-CLASS / MINIVAN(1-7 PAX) City Tour 4h 185,00€ City Tour 8h 370,00€ Tapas Tour 4h 185,00€ Montserrat 5h 238,00€ Dalí + Figueres 6h 312,00€ Sitges 5h 245,00€ * Prices are approximate. Contact us for an exact quote. Self-Guided Day Trips Whilst we don’t provide chauffers or guided tours to the following locations, we highly recommend a visit for anyone who wants to break through Barcelona’s mountainous border and experience more of Catalonia’s diverse landscapes and cities. Girona Photo by Patronat de Turisme Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona / CC BY-SA Girona is a beautiful Catalan city, located about an hour and a half drive away from the centre of Barcelona. The old town of Girona is full of galleries, museums, Gothic churches and medieval architecture. You can visit the incredible Cathedral of Girona, which has the widest Gothic Nave in the world! It also has one of the best preserved Jewish Quarters in the world, where hundreds of years of history can be felt in the tiny, atmospheric streets. You can also visit the Arab baths which are an imitation of the medieval baths that date back to the 12th century. There is plenty to discover in Girona and so we would definitely recommend a visit. The city also sees a lot of sports tourism every year due to its impressive surrounding landscapes and of course, its status as a certified sports tourism destination. You can cycle, walk, run, any sport, you can do it! if you want to try something active then this is the place for you as there are plenty of rental places for sports enthusiasts. Tarragona If you’re staying in Barcelona for a longer period of time, then why not explore the southern region of Catalonia and head down to Tarragona for a day trip. Tarragona is a small port city with a big roman history that can still be seen today. The main sights in Tarragona are the ancient ruins that can be found throughout the city, such as the amphitheatre and the Pont del Diable, an aqueduct that supplied the city with water for 1,900 years. There are also plenty of religious buildings including the Tarragona Cathedral and the Convent of the Poor Clares, all with impressive architecture that can’t be missed whilst walking around the city. It also has some beautiful beaches and would be ideal if you want to escape the busy city of Barcelona for the day! Tarragona is located near to Reus Airport as well as being served by Tarragona railway station. Cadaqués About 2 hours drive north of Barcelona, you will find the beautiful fishing village of Cadaqués. This is a picturesque town at the easternmost point of Spain’s mainland. The town itself is set around a remote bay on the Costa Brava and is a typical Spanish waterfront town. It has beautiful clear blue waters accompanied by plenty of sunshine. There are several beaches nearby, some of which can only be accessed by boat, meaning they are often a lot less crowded. For a small town, it boasts plenty of culture in its winding cobbled streets where bars and restaurants can be found serving traditional tapas. Cadaqués is also famous for its famous resident, Salvador Dalí. The home where he lived from 1930 to 1982 is now preserved and used as the Salvador Dalí House Museum a museum and can be visited by reserving tickets online here.