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Small-Group Medieval Villages Full-Day Tour

By Explore Catalunya
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  • A journey through 3 charming, medieval towns in Spain

  • Cobbled streets, enchanting vistas & hanging wooden bridge

  • Ageless castles with iconic, medieval houses & synagogues

  • Views of Catalonia's evergreens & sandstone cliffs

  • Maximum group size of 15 people for a more personal tour

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About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Guided tour of Besalú, Tavertet and Rupit

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transport to and from Barcelona

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

  • What's excluded


Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Maximum group size is 15 people.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.

What you can expect

Travel back in time to an era when kings, knights and charming villages blossomed on this small-group tour to 3 of the most well-preserved medieval towns of Spain: Besalú, Tavertet and Rupit.

Sit back, relax and take in the evergreen vistas of the countryside as you head north toward Besalú. Upon arrival, walk along the arcaded streets with your guide, visit a restored mikveh (a bath for ritual immersion in Judaism), and see the remains of a medieval synagogue. Next, along your way to Rupit, pass Castellfollit de la Roca, one of Catalonia's smallest towns.

In Rupit you have time to explore this enchanting village on your own. Get insider tips from your guide and follow in the footsteps of local inhabitants who built 16th-century country houses that are still standing. Cross the hanging wooden bridge and spend some time at the Church of Sant Miquel, a Baroque-style building, before you admire the remains of the Rupit Castle at the top of a rocky peak.

Next, take a drive to the top of the Cingles de Tavertet sandstone cliffs. In the village of Tavertet, a proud holder of the National Property of Cultural Interest title, follow your guide through narrow, cobbled streets and marvel at the 48 beautifully preserved houses from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

  • Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants

Social distancing

  • Contactless ticket redemption

Safety measures

  • Personal protective equipment worn by staff
  • Masks required
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Activity Location

  • Rupit
  • Osona

Meeting/Redemption Point

    • Explore Catalunya
    • Carrer del Palau de la Musica, 1
    • Barcelona 08003

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