We suggest that you consider arriving in Europe a day or two before starting your vacation with us. An early arrival will not only help your internal biological rhythm to sync up with your new destination it will give you an opportunity to explore more of what Spain has to offer. And, it’s easy to get around!
Spain’s public transportation service is efficient and frequent, and connects even the most remote places. The trains, buses, boats and urban transportation system weave a dense network, carrying you anywhere you would like to go.
Here are a few suggestions:
Girona (packed with culture):
Why Girona? Since we are using it as our home base, why not take the time to explore this city and all it has to offer. Girona is a city on a human scale with all the charm of a larger city. Take a leisurely stroll through the old town, visit the museums and the historic buildings, wander through the streets and squares, and discover the tourist attractions, festivals, restaurants, cultural events, etc. We can even set you up with guide who is also an instructor in Catalan so that you can learn about the culture and also a bit of the language!
Discover this lovely city with its culture, shopping and culinary temptations all a short walk from the hotel:
Enjoy great culinary experiences including the outdoor restaurants popular with locals.
Explore the city's Medieval history.
Visit its historic and spectacular churches.
Take a Catalan lesson while touring the city on foot with your instructor/guide.
There are many more sights waiting to be explored. For more information and other ideas to consider visit the Girona Tourist Office or call us to talk about our experiences in Girona.
Barcelona(The cradle of Catalan culture):
Why Barcelona? Barcelona is a quick 45 minute train ride from Girona. The cradle of Catalan culture has a rich history dating back to Neolithic times. That means you will find examples of Roman, Muslim, and Christian influence. With many structures of Gaudi's design and 56 art museums full of great works, this city really is like no other. From a more modern perspective, this vibrant city has a rich sporting culture including being host to the '92 Olympics. Who knows, you may even see Lionel Messi out for a cup of coffee!
While you are there:
Take a guided tour and explore the history of Barcelona.
Encounter art at every turn on a stroll through the city as well as in its 56 museums.
Marvel at buildings by Antoni Gaudi.
Enjoy the good food and drinks via countless street cafes confectioneries and traditional restaurants.
La Sagrada Familia Ceiling
There are many more sights waiting to be explored. For more information and other ideas to consider visit Turisme de Barcelona or call us. We would be delighted to share our experiences with you.
Costa Brava Beaches(A delight for everyone):
Why Costa Brava Beaches? If you are a fan of beaches, you will find your own paradise here, free of stress and pollution, with all the services to make it most convenient. If you'd prefer to avoid the beach, you will be able to find other ways of enjoying the Mediterranean here. For example, you might discover one of the small hidden bays among the cliffs, surrounded by plant life, often only accessible by sea or by means of coastal foot paths.
While you are there:
Relax and soak up the sun on one of the beautiful Mediterranean beaches.
Explore one of the many secluded coves via foot path or small boat.
Have a seaside meal at one of the many cafes that overlook the Mediterranean.
The Dali Triangle(the life and work of Salvador Dalí):
Why the Dali triangle? The route will first take you to the Dalí Theatre-Museum in Figueres, where you will find the extremely valuable surrealist collection, as well as the collection of his jewels, the Dalí-Jewels. The second place to visit is Salvador Dalí House-Museum in Portlligat, in Cadaqués, where you can discover Dalí’s home-workshop, including the painter's furniture and personal objects. To complete the triangle, you will finish off by visiting the Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum in Púbol, in the municipality of La Pera.
While you are there:
See where Dali lived and created his wonderful art.
Enjoy the trove of Salvador Dali art including some of his most famous works.