Tour to Tarragona and Sitges - Full Day

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Introduction

Join us on this exciting adventure to Catalonia’s southern coast!

We will travel to the capital of ‘Hispania Citerior, one of three ancient Roman provinces on the Iberian Peninsula. Your expert guide will join you on a journey back in time to when gladiators, centurions, and emperors wrote the mythical and bloody history of the Roman Empire.

Afterward, your group will visit the Mediterranean town of Sitges, steeped in modernist charm.

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   Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday    10 hours
Highlights

Learn about the fascinating history of Tarragona, one of three ancient Roman provinces on the Iberian Peninsula.

 

Discover 2,000-year-old relics of the city: its old walls, circus, and forum.

 

Imagine the bloody gladiator fights that were once held in Tarragona's amphitheater.

 

Enjoy the quaint colonial buildings and an idyllic walk on the beach of Sitges.

 

Finish the day at Playa San Sebastian, one of the best urban beaches in Europe.

Key details

LANGUAGE

Available in English and Spanish.

DURATION

10 hours.

PICKUP AND DROP OFF

In your accommodation in Barcelona.

SCHEDULE

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 9:00 am.

Full description

Spend a day on the sun-soaked shores of Catalonia, exploring the towns of the Costa Dorada. Visit the ancient Roman ruins of Tarraco (modern-day Tarragona), followed by the charming streets and plazas of Sitges. You will finish the day on one of the most beautiful urban beaches of Europe, Playa de San Sebastian.

We will pick you up at your Barcelona accommodation and travel south in a comfortable private vehicle.

Tarragona sits between the beautiful sandy beaches and crystal clear waters of Catalonia’s “Golden Coast.” Its charismatic winding streets and picturesque plazas are home to one of the most important and best-preserved Roman archaeological sites in Spain. The city was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Your group will first visit the impressive Les Ferreres Aqueduct just outside of Tarragona. This magnificent 217m long and 26m high structure was built by the Romans and is also called the 'The Devil’s Bridge'. The aqueduct is a spectacular example of advanced engineering by the Romans, a recurrent theme during our tour.

Next, your group will embark on a walking tour to discover the many beautifully preserved remains of this ancient civilization. Explore the walls surrounding the city and one of the best-preserved circuses in Europe, hidden under 19th-century construction.

You will catch traces of the ancient Roman Forum, which has served as the city center for 2,000 years. Marvel at the historic ruins of the Amphitheater, built to overlook the Mediterranean Sea. During the second century, this monumental structure was the center of entertainment for civilians, who would flock there to enjoy bloody gladiatorial matches and circus acts with wild animals.

After this exciting journey into the past, we will visit Sitges.

Sitges is located on the Costa del Garraf. The town enjoys a privileged location where the sea meets a beautiful landscape of mountains.This is the ideal getaway for health tourists or for artists thirsty for inspiration.

Modern-day Sitges offers a unique mix of traditional fishermen’s houses with a lively, bohemian atmosphere. A wild array of colorful boutiques, restaurants, musicians and artist workshops open their doors to the streets. Soak in the Mediterranean essence of this unique coastal paradise.

We will do a walking tour and see several examples of architectural modernism, including the Casa Bacardi and Casa del Rellotge.

But the fame of Sitges - the 'Saint Tropez of Spain' - is no doubt due to its idyllic seaside promenade. As we walk along it, we will discover the beautiful church of San Bartolomé and Santa Tecla, the grand staircase, the Maricel Palace and the charming ‘Quiet Corner’. Musicians enliven the atmosphere here, adding to the wonderful journey that leads down to the beach.

End the day on Playa San Sebastian, named “the best urban beach in Europe” by the New York Times. Relax on one of its scenic terraces or take a dip in the crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.

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Included

  • Professional guide. 
  • Private vehicle.
  • Walking tour of Sitges and Tarragona.
  • Entrance to Tarragona Amphitheatre.
  • Entrance to Tarragona Circus.
  • Pick up and drop off in selected accommodations.
  • Small-group tour up to 8 participants.

Excluded

  • Food or Drinks.
  • Any private expenses.
  • Gratuities (optional).

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