Full Day Trip to Costa Brava, Medes Islands and Empuries

Full Day Trip to Costa Brava, Medes Islands and Empuries


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  • Discover the enchanting fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell and its stunning rocky coastline.
  • Explore the medieval charm of Pals with its historic tower and cobbled streets.
  • Experience El Estartit, a famous fishing village with proximity to the diverse Medes Islands.
  • Sail aboard the Nautilus to witness the underwater wonders and captivating cliffs of Sierra de Montgrí.
  • Immerse yourself in history at the Greek-Roman Ruins of Empuries
  • Mobile Vouchers are accepted, no need to take the print!


Embark on a captivating full-day journey from Barcelona to explore the wonders of the Costa Brava, including the Medes Islands and Empuries. Your adventure begins in Calella de Palafrugell, a traditional fishing village surrounded by small coves and pine forests. Enjoy leisure time amidst the breathtaking scenery before embarking on a 30-minute hike along the Camino de Ronda to Llafranc.


Imagine a day filled with adventure, exploration, and the breathtaking beauty of Costa Brava – a coastal region that beckons you to discover its most iconic sights. Let us embark on a journey that promises relaxation, natural wonders, and a touch of history. 
The adventure begins as you join us on a leisurely drive along the highway to Calella de Palafrugell. This charming village, with its traditional fishing town ambiance, is a hidden gem that has preserved its authenticity. Nestled amidst small coves and surrounded by pine forests, Calella de Palafrugell offers a picturesque landscape that will captivate your senses. As you soak in the stunning views of the rocky coastline and explore the quaint coves, you will have the opportunity to relax and appreciate the beauty of this unique setting. The village holds a timeless charm that transports you to a bygone era, making it an ideal place to unwind and connect with nature.
At first, you will meet your guide to commence a scenic tour along the Camino de Ronda to Llafranc. This delightful hike, is suitable for all ages and unveils the historical significance of the Caminos de Ronda, once used for maritime smuggling control. Today, these routes offer access to otherwise inaccessible wonders, allowing you to explore hidden areas that hold secrets of the past. The journey continues to El Estartit, a renowned fishing town celebrated for its diving center and proximity to the Medes Islands. These islands boast a rich biodiversity, with over 1200 classified organisms inhabiting the surrounding waters. Take some free time to enjoy lunch or leisurely stroll through the town before boarding the Nautilus for a captivating 1.5-hour sailing experience.
Immerse yourself in the underwater world through the submerged cabins with large windows, offering a mesmerizing view of a vibrant seabed. The journey unfolds with glimpses of the Sierra de Montgrí's stunning cliffs, accessible only by boat, providing a unique perspective of Costa Brava's coastal wonders.
The next stop is Pals, a quaint inland town perched atop a hill. Steeped in medieval charm, Pals invites you to climb the cylindrical tower dating back to the 12th century, offering panoramic views of the Costa Brava. Wander through its cobbled streets, marvel at perfectly restored arches and stone balconies, and feel transported to a bygone era that comes to life in this well-preserved medieval complex.
As the day concludes, the memories and experiences collected throughout the tour will accompany you on the return journey to Barcelona. This day of exploration and discovery will leave you with a deep appreciation for the wonders of Costa Brava and the rich history embedded in its charming villages and landscapes.


Departure Timings: 08:30am  (Please reach 15 min prior to the start time)
Duration: 11 hours (including the tranfers time)
Meeting Point: Julia Travel office, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19. Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80
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  • Transportation from the meeting location in an air-conditioned coach
  • Ticket for Nautilus- boat with submarine vision
  • Guided tour in English and Spanish
  • Audio Guide avaiable (French, German, Russian, Italian, Chinese and Portuguese)
  • Assistant on Board


  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Food and Drinks 

Redemption Info

You can show your mobile or printed voucher at the meeting location: Julia Travel office, Estació del Nord, ground floor, platform 19. Carrer d'Alí Bei, 80
In loss of voucher/ticket, company is not liable for any refund.
Ticket/ Voucher is valid to the travel date you choose.

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Voucher Information: Mobile or Paper Vouchers both are accepted.
Please wear comfortable clothing and shoes.
Check the schedule for the facilities you wish to visit at the site.
Disclaimer: Due to traffic issues, public holidays, weather conditions and unforeseen circumstances, there might be sudden changes in the route or in the schedule. Traffic congestion and road closures - may cause delays and changes to the route. We’ll do all we can to provide a smooth and frequent service! No refund will be offered for any changes or  cancelations due to any unforeseen circumstances .

Cancellation Policy

No Cancellation Charges up to 24 hours before the chosen travel date. 100% cancellation fee will apply if cancelled within 24 hours of travel date.