Take the opportunity of a full day private accessible tour to Girona, to discover this walled city based in a hill creating a fortress, located a 2h drive from Barcelona. Founded by the Iberians, but later settled by the Romans and renamed Gerunda, it became an important stop on the Via Augusta – the longest Roman road of Hispania. In the Middle Age, Girona was frequently sieged by the enemies due to its proximity to the French frontier. Its exciting history is reflected all around the city: on its buildings, monuments and streets. Also Girona has a lot of myths and legends that our official tour guide will tell you all about during our full day private accessible tour from Barcelona.
Our tour starts at the Plaça de la Independència, a square surrounded with original buildings and nearby little shops, bars and restaurants. We will take a pleasant stroll along the Santa Clara street, parallel to the Onyar river, to enjoy the views of the famous colorful houses along the river shore and to discover important buildings, such as the Ferreires y Vallés Bridge, designed by Gustav Eiffel. Crossing over the Piedra bridge we can enjoy the views of the Onyar river. This bridge leads to Rambla de la Llibertat, a street with medieval influences. Here we can also find the Jewish Quarter, one of the best preserved of the world. The Jewish Quarter and the whole historic town of Girona has pronounced hills and irregular old stone pavement especially in the Cathedral area, therefore some people depending on their level of mobility are recommended to be accompanied or use motorised wheelchairs or mobility scooters.
At the end of this street we will find the Cathedral of Santa Maria, built between the 11th and 18th Centuries and with a mix of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque styles. The most singular feature is its large Gothic nave, the second largest in the world. The area around the Cathedral is hilly and the pavement has very old cobblestones. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, these streets might look familiar because it is in fact where season 6 was filmed.
After our visit to this historical city, we will drive the 2 hours back to Barcelona.
This tour does not require a high amount of walking or wheeling, and it can also be completely tailor-made based on each person preferences. The itinerary also avoids steps and it follows a mostly flat path along the tour.
Meeting point: Hotel Pick-up or other
Starting time: Flexible
Duration: 8 Hours
Return: We recommend allowing time for a Lunch break to sample typical local cuisine and wine at one of our suggested Restaurants, equipped with an adapted toilet (meal and drinks not included).
No penalty if cancelling at least 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
50 percent fee if you cancel between 7 and 14 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure
100 percent fee if you cancel within 7 day(s) of the scheduled departure
Our dear friends; we hope you and your loved ones are well. The government here in Spain has taken measures in order to reduce the spread of the virus similar to those in other countries in the world. At this difficult time, we send our thoughts to those who have suffered the flue, and also to the health care staff at hospitals, who are putting their lives at risk under this uncertainty. Next weeks will tell what new measures are taken at airports in regards to international travel, until then we wish you the best patience and take everyday precautions. We are hoping to see you again, and we remain available to answer any question or concern you may have about traveling to Spain.