GIRONA & DALÍ FULL DAY

SUMMARY

  • Tour length: 8 Hours

  • Max. number of Participants: 9

  • Tour Type: Transport Based*

  • Tour Price: Please ask for an updated fee

  • Tour Exclusions: Transportation and entrance fees are not included

*Transport: a chauffeured vehicle can be booked upon request, although bullet-train trips are also very feasible from Barcelona, lasting an hour.

TOUR DESCRIPTION

Visit the splendid medieval Jewish Call in Girona and the surrealistic Dalí museum in Figueres.

Girona

Once we cross the Onyar river through a pedestrian bridge built by Eiffel or while entering the Old City through a Roman city gate an almost magnetic feeling will lead us to the always charming narrow lanes of El Call.

Strolling through Girona’s El Call, one of the best preserved medieval Jewish quarters in Western Europe, is a treat for your eyes and soul. Home to numerous philosophers, medicine doctors and poets, this community saw the birth of the medieval Kabbalah, together with Narbonne and Barcelona.

Enter the romanesque public baths, with their frigidarium, tepidarium and caldarium and feel the sober atmosphere of such remote times.

The gothic cathedral, with a challenging 22.98 m. broad central nave, boasts a spectacular Gothic altarpiece in the high altar made of golden silver, translucent enamel and precious gemmae, unique in its kind worldwide. The adjacent small museum shows an alabaster Gothic statue dedicated to Charlemagne, revered as a saint. In the collection there is a magnificent piece: the millennium old Creation tapestry, showing among others Jewish citizens and Jerusalem. There is no other example of such a splendid, refined and priceless embroidery in all Europe. It is only partially comparable with its contemporary Tapisserie de Bayeux, in France. Even older is the Manuscript of the Apocalypse or Beatus, an illustrated book from the year 975.

The Jewish heritage Museum, located in a very well preserved complex of medieval buildings, patios and gardens, allows you to discover the 6 centuries long, deep track that the Jewish community left in the making and consolidation of medieval Catalonia and the Crown of Aragon.

Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres.

This is the largest and most impressive surrealistic art centre in the world. Salvador Dalí transformed the 19th century Municipal theatre hall, burned in 1939, into his most meaningful museum and a life-long representative theatrical unique piece of art.

Two different areas and 3 floors encompass the wide artistic progress of the painter: from his earliest youth works of impressionism to futurism, cubism and finally surrealism and his last works of art. At the end a unique and exquisite collection of some world class 40 jewels designed by the artist complete the experience of seeing the world with Dalí’s eyes and soul.

A special set of his works scattered around the building, which is crowned by a monumental geodesic glass volt, make up a surreal atmosphere embracing the whole area.

GIRONA & DALÍ FULL DAY IMAGE GALLERY

REFERRALS / REVIEWS

We really enjoyed the tour of Barcelona. We saw so many wonderful sites in such a short time, thanks to your ability to reschedule events due to our flight delay. Thought you would enjoy having this picture with the Levy boys – Jack, Jude and James. Should we return to the area, or have friends that visit, you’ll be the first person we recommend to show them around the city!

Diana, JULY 2016

Ton-David Jover was the perfect guide for our first time visit to Barcelona. His extensive knowledge and experience are impressive, but it was his passion for sharing his love of his home and his heritage that made our tours with him unforgettable and our joint time together both informative and fun. Ton-David brought Gaudi to life as he walked us through Casa Batlló and Park Güell. It provided the perfect background for us to fully appreciate the incredible Sagrada Familia. Throughout our walking tour of the Old City, Ton-David gave us unique insights into both Catalan and Jewish history, bringing its people and buildings to life. We enjoyed the Picasso Museum immensely, as we learned about the artist’s early years and works. Our train trip to Girona was beautiful, and learning about the city through Ton-David’s words enabled us to understand what once was and is no longer. And of course, the food and cava! Ton-David shared our culinary interests and his recommendations were outstanding!

Shari L. (NY, USA) JULY 2016

We had numerous guides during our Spain and Portugal vacation, but Ton-David was definitely the best. He was knowledgeable, personable, interesting and took great care of us. We have already recommended him to friends and will use him again when we return to Barcelona

Cindy P, 02 MAY 2015

A five-star service

Renato M, 27 DEC 2014

Excellent guide – abundant information – gave us plenty of insights and loads to think about after. Would highly recommend.

Christine B, 05 JUL 2013

Ton-David was a very knowledgeable, interesting and accommodating tour guide. He had a great wry sense of humour. He took us to four Gaudí sites in 5 hours

Theresa C, 30 JUN 2013

Our tour with Ton -David was a lifelong dream come true. In a few short hours , he made sure I saw and learned everything I ever wanted to know to satisfy my passion for the life & work of Antoni Gaudi. Even after my pre trip exhaustive research, this charming & energetic man had much to teach and show us. I HIGHLY recommend Ton- David for your special adventure; you will be totally satisfied

Dorothy W, 17 SEP 2012

Amazing!!! We learned so much from Ton David. He went above and beyond by teaching us so much about Gaudi and his designs. He made the day so interesting and fun. We also now understand and appreciate the Catalan part of Spain. Barcelona is a beautiful city. Ton David is a wonderful guide who we would highly recommend

Carol S, 08 JUN 2012

Wonderful experience visiting the Old City! Loved not waiting in lines for museum access.Ton David was enthusiastic and so very knowledgable. He is an excellent guide. We loved visiting the market. What interesting foods are sold! The tour pace was quick and we were thrilled as we got to see so much on this 4 hour tour

Carol S, 08 JUN 2012

Very good tour. So glad that we decided to visit the Jewish area of past. Ton David is so knowledgeable and made the Jewish history of Barcelona come to life. He is an excellent guide!

Carol S, 08 JUN 2012

Ton-David was extremely knowledgeable and interesting to be with. Enjoyed he guidance through the Picasso Museum, the Jewish Quarter, and everything Gaudí

Jacob K, 18 MAY 2012

Ton-David combined the Old City Walking Tour and the Jewish Barcelona Tour for us based on his understanding of our group’s interests. He took the time to answer in detail my questions prior to booking the trip and met us promptly at our hotel on the specified date. He was a true pleasure to be with and was eager to show us around a city he feels passionate about. He is extremely articulate. We learned many interesting details. Great guide

Gail W, 12 JUL 2011

Ton-David was a fabulous tour guide. He showed us all the sights of Barcelona in a fun and interesting way. He was extremely knowledgeable about Barcelona, Catalonia, and Spain, as well as European history in general. We truly enjoyed our day with Ton-David and would highly recommend him to anyone going to Barcelona

Jennifer C, 01 MAY 2011

Excellent job –fluent in English– very knowledgeable and made the tour very, very interesting. Would highly recommend to anyone

James A, 04 MAY 2010

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