We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona

  • Guided, small-group day-trip to scenic medieval villages in Catalonia
  • Explore ancient buildings and views in Besalú, Rupit, Cingles de Tavartet
  • Free time in Rupit and traditional Catalonian lunch (own expense)
Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
From US$104.80
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
Small-Group Medieval Villages Day Trip from Barcelona
From US$104.85

Discover the history hidden in the medieval, countryside villages surrounding Barcelona during this full-day, guided, small-group tour with transportation included. Visit an ancient Jewish bath and medieval synagogue in Besalú; see castle ruins and the baroque church of Sant Miquel in Rupit, and savor Catalan cuisine over lunch (own expense). End the day 900-metres above sea-level taking in the view from the sandstone cliffs in Cingles de Tavartet.

What to Expect

Meet your guide at 8:30am, board an air-conditioned minivan for a full-day tour of the medieval villages surrounding Barcelona. After a 1.5-hour drive through the countryside, arrive in the village of Besalú to explore the history and architecture on foot. See the 12th-century Jewish bath and visit the medieval synagogue. Carry on to Castellfollit de la Roca, where you’ll find a tiny, 3,280-square-foot town inhabited by 1,000 people and perched on the edge of a basalt cliff. Next, stop in Rupit to wander the stone streets and snap photos of the 16th-century homes, the 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 11th-century Church of Sant Cristòfol before returning to the departure point in Barcelona.

Write a ReviewReviews (354)

1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago
A must do!

Nicholas was one of the finest guides we’ve ever had in our travels. His insightful knowledge and jolly personality made the 8 of us in the group, bond immediately. His passion for his country, love of nature and history made this a memorable experience. Driving...More

1  Thank cmck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic day trip!

We spent the day with a small group lead by Arnold through three small villages. Arnold was very knowledgeable about the location and history of the towns. Arnold allowed us time in each village to explore on our own before going to the next village....More

1  Thank 151dianaw
Reviewed 16 May 2018
Wonderful Experience!

If you want to get away from the crowds, this is a wonderful way to explore the countryside! The drive through the hills was beautiful & our tour guide, Laura, keep the trip interesting & informative! The villages were quaint & gave you a since...More

1  Thank Helen S
ExploreCatalunya, Owner at Explore Catalunya, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi, This is one of our most popular tours. After the hustle and bustle of Barcelona, people love to discover some real authentic medieval villages. I`ll pass your thanks on to Laura. Regards, Robert

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

The tour guide was great, a lot of history about the Medieval towns, he took us to a church built in 1057, which also had fantastic views

Thank Daniel L
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Wonderful Adventure

We enjoyed getting out of the city to view the beautiful countryside and experience life in some very old towns.Laura was an excellent guide throughout the long day trip! She was energetic and interesting. She kept the dialogue going and kept the group moving while...More

Thank Joy E
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
dina n
24 May 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from radams78101 | Reviewed this property |
It took approximately 11 hours. Well worth it!
Lisa C
28 April 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from jones954 | Reviewed this property |
The meeting place is right next to the music palace. I suggest take the train from drassane and get off at urquinaona. You might have to change stations. Download Citymapper app. Enjoy!!
17 April 2018|
Response from AnaDAguilar | Reviewed this property |
The tour is designed for small parties so even though it as for 3 persons across, almost all of us had a window.
Travellers Also Viewed
Girona and Costa Brava Tour from...
505 Reviews
from US$104.80*
Three Countries in One Day: France...
1,097 Reviews
from US$152.00*
Pyrenees Mountains Small Group Day...
460 Reviews
from US$116.60*
Girona and Costa Brava Small Group...
98 Reviews
from US$111.90*
Frequently bought together
Priority Access: Barcelona Sagrada...
3,027 Reviews
from US$44.80*
Three Countries in One Day: France...
1,097 Reviews
from US$152.00*
Montserrat Tour from Barcelona...
566 Reviews
from US$111.86*
Girona and Costa Brava Tour from...
505 Reviews
from US$104.80*
Montserrat Tour from Barcelona...
566 Reviews
from US$111.86*
Three Countries in One Day: France...
1,097 Reviews
from US$152.00*
Montserrat and Oller del Mas Winery...
398 Reviews
from US$80.05*
Montserrat Monastery Tour from...
552 Reviews
from US$64.80*