Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
“I want my museum to be a single block, a labyrinth, a great surrealist object. It will be a totally theatrical museum. The people who come to see it will leave with the sensation of having had a theatrical dream.”
Dalí spoke those words in 1960 when he decided to buy an old ruined theatre in the heart of Figueres, his hometown. And his museum, which was completed in 1974, definitely achieved his objective. This brick-red castle, topped by whimsical eggs and studded with golden croissants, is now the largest surrealist object in the world.
Girona is a jewel box of painted houses and beguiling architecture topped by a magnificent Gothic cathedral and wrapped with a red-iron bridge by Gustave Eiffel himself. The Old Town and medieval Jewish Quarter are some of the best preserved in all of Europe.
Relax in a high-speed AVE train from Barcelona to Figueres for skip-the-line admission to the Dalí Museum and a full day exploring some of northern Spain’s most fascinating cities.
- When: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 7:30 AM. From September to 31 October
- Duration: 10 hours
- Language: Only in English
- The price includes: licensed guide, taxis, train tickets high speed and quick access to the Dali Museum (worth 14 €) and the Cathedral of Girona (cost € 7)
- Transport: AVE train and taxis
- Itinerary: Pick up at hotel in Barcelona> Sants> 140 Km in high-speed train AVE> Figueres-vilafant Station> Dali Museum Guided Tour> train to Girona> Free time for lunch in Girona> walk including the houses of the river Onar , walk through the Jewish quarter and the Cathedral> back to Barcelona
Why do our customers book this tour?
- Spend more time enjoying each site and less time getting there.
- Comfortable and fast transport by the AVE high-speed train.
- Skip the line at the Dalí Museum.
- Pick up at hotel.
- AVE high-speed train and transport to each site.
- Skip the line and entrance fees to the Dalí Museum and the Cathedral of Girona
- Free time in the Dalí Museum and time for lunch in Girona.
What's not included
- Lunch is not included.
- Return to the hotel, the tour will end at the train station of Barcelona Sants.
- Please note, you must travel with your passport. It may be required on the train.
- This is not a wheelchair accessible tour.
- The tour is only in English making it easier for you to follow the whole story.
What will I see?
Dalí Theatre and Museum
Dalí himself was involved in every aspect of building his masterpiece—it’s the perfect resting place for the master of surrealism. (Yes, Dalí’s crypt is below the stage floor of the theatre).
The Dalí Museum is more than just a collection of paintings and drawings. There are eye-popping installations like Taxi Plujos and Dalí’s reimagined Sistine Chapel in the Palau del Vent. Gala, Dalí’s wife and muse, is evident throughout, especially in Leda Atomica.
And don’t leave without seeing the Mae West Room, and Dalí’s collection of jewels.
After another quick ride on the AVE train, step into another world in Girona. Girona’s Old Town is wedged into a hill overlooking the Onyar River. Its main road, Carrer de la Força, was actually part of the Via Augusta, the longest Roman road on the Iberian Peninsula. The city is tied to its ancient past.
El Call, the Jewish Quarter, is deep inside the Forca Vella, which dates back to 1st century B.C. The maze of winding cobblestone streets, archways, and patios tell the story of the Jews who lived there between 982 and 1492, when they were expelled; it’s one of the best-preserved Jewish Quarters in Europe. The Centre Bonastruc Ça Porta, housed in a 15th-century synagogue, tells the story of El Call’s medieval past.
The Cathedral of Girona must be seen to be believed. Built over a period of seven centuries (from the 11th to the 18th, to be precise), it’s an amazing amalgamation of architectural features from Roman to Baroque, with a little Gothic to keep it interesting. Walk up the 90 steps and take a few pictures.
Feel like you’ve seen it before? If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you have. The cathedral from season six? It’s right here in Girona.
And don’t forget the bridges. There are eleven of them spanning the Onyar River, each more unusual than the last. There’s Monsieur Eiffel’s Pont de Ferro, the romantic Pont de la Princesa, and the arched Pont de Pedra, if you’re looking for places to start.
Before you leave, be sure to walk the Passeig de la Muralla, the old city wall, for some amazing city views, the Pyrenees gleaming in the distance.
What to expect
We’ll pick you up right at your hotel at 7:30 am in a hybrid ecotaxi—we like to get an early start so you have a full day sightseeing. Don’t worry! You can rest on the train. You’ll be in Figueres before the crowds arrive for the Dalí Museum and in Girona in time for a leisurely lunch.
You start with a guided visit—a must for fans of Dali’s work or those who never really understood his art. After that, you can explore the museum on your own—we want you to experience it in your own way.
Once in Girona, our guides will show you the highlights and landmarks of Girona using our whisper-guide radio system. You’ll also have free time to explore on your own before taking the train back to Barcelona.
Do book early—we only allow 25 people maximum on our Dalí Museum and Girona tours.
Why visit with a guide
Your guide is here to help you uncover our beautiful city’s secrets and enjoy its charms in an unforgettable way. They can answer any question about the city, its historical sites and attractions, and give you the ultimate Barcelona experience.
Our guides are local experts who share interesting background knowledge and insights you’d never find on your own. Plus, you skip the lines with VIP admission to Barcelona’s popular sights and are driven around in a modern, luxury vehicle; we make every minute of your holiday memorable.
Get to know our city with the experts at Barcelona Guide Bureau; we make it easy to do Barcelona your way.
- Pick-up at your hotel by ecotaxi at 7:30 am
- AVE train to Figueres
- Skip-the-line admission to Dalí Theatre and Museum and the Cathedral of Girona
- AVE train to Girona
- Free time and lunch
- Guided walking tour of Girona
- Train back to Barcelona; tour ends at the Barcelona train station
We’ll pick you up at your hotel at 7:30 am by hybrid ecotaxi. The tour ends at the Barcelona train station—be sure to ask our guides if you want some recommendations for things to see or restaurants to try during your visit to Barcelona.