Tue, Thu, Fri & Sat at 7.30 am from April
10 hours approx.
English
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour
  • Dalí Museum & Girona Tour

Dalí Museum & Girona Tour

Overview

Overview

Sit back and relax as AVE high speed train takes you to the Dalí Museum in no time.

Discover the truth behind Dalí’s famous quote: ‘The difference between a madman and me is that I am not mad’. The Dalí Museum will reveal the secrets from conscious-unconscious going beyond the obvious. 

Do not miss Girona, a jewel of culture and history, with medieval and Jewish quarters and the colourful houses on the Onyar river.

Tour Details

  • When: Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 7:30 AM. From 1st April to 1st November
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Language: Only in English
  • The price includes: licensed guide, taxis, train tickets high speed and quick access to the Dali Museum
  • 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.

What's included

  • 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

  • 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?

What will I see?

The Dalí Museum

The Dalí Theatre-Museum of Figueres offers a unique experience of being able to observe, live and enjoy the work and thought of one of the most extraordinary minds of the 20th century. It contains the broadest range of works spanning the artistic career of Salvador Dalí (1904-1989), from his earliest artistic experiences and his surrealist creations down to the works of the last years of his life.

Girona

The Old Town. Discover the network of medieval streets, many of them named after a particular trade which practiced there, a reminder of the medieval guilds. They are now still full of life, with cafes and shops that have kept the commercial spirit of the area.

El Call – Jewish Quarter. One of the best well-preserved medieval Jewish quarters in Europe, with beautiful old buildings and narrow streets. The Jews lived there for 6 centuries ruled by their own laws until they were expelled together with all the Jews in Spain in 1492. Walk up to the city walls that offer some lovely views.

Houses on the Onyar River. Rows of red, orange and yellow buildings line along the banks of the river Onyar, with several bridges that connect the old town with the rest of Girona.

Cathedral of Girona. Arising at the top of a hill is the Cathedral of Girona, with 90 steps to get to and a mixture of styles that illustrate the long history of the building. It has a baroque entrance, a Romanesque cloister and the wides Gothic nave in the world. Do not miss the Creation Tapestry found in the museum, a Romanesque embroidered tapestry.

What to expect

What to expect

Meeting point

A hybrid ecotaxi will pick you up at your hotel or outside the apartment at 7h30

Why 7:30 am?

You will have time to rest at the train. This is the best schedule so you can enjoy the Dalí Museum in the morning, and be in Girona in time for lunch.

Itinerary

  • Pick up at your hotel by hybrid ecotaxi to Barcelona Sants train station
  • Train from Barcelona to Figueres and the Dalí Museum
  • Skip the line and guided visit in the Dalí Museum
  • Train to Girona. Free time for lunch in Girona
  • Walking tour in the Old Town – with colourful houses along the Onyar River, el Call – Jewish Quarter, skip the line in the Cathedral of Girona
  • Train back to Barcelona and end of the tour in Barcelona Sants train station

Guide

Discover Girona by the hand of a friendly and knowledgeable guide.

Transport

AVE high-speed train

  • This is the best way to get to Figueres because it is fast, in comfort and an environmental friendly tour.

How large is the group?

The absolute maximum is 20 people.

Will I hear the guide easily?

Yes, we use a radio-guide whisper system. You will listen to the guide directly from your earphones.

  • This is also a neighbor-friendly measure. We are not loud but talk softly through the radio-guides.

Additional information

  • Secure and easy booking
  • Instant confirmation
  • All departures are guaranteed

 

Departure point

Departure point

A hybrid ecotaxi will pick you up at your hotel or outside the apartment at 7h30.

Reviews

Reviews

Check our reviews and see what our customers say about this tour.

Posted by Bralph - 07 Aug 2017

"Dahli Museum tour – superior!!!!" 5/5 stars

My son (art student in college and real fan of Dahli) and I went on the tour of Dahli museum (originating from Barcelona). All I can say is – if you plan to stay in Barcelona and wish To see the Museum – this is the Only way to do it!!! I am not a real student of the arts but I wanted to enjoy the time with my son as he is passionate about Dahli and his surrealistic style!

Barcelona Guide Bureaus was great – everything was taken care of!

A cab was arranged to pick us up at our hotel residence in Barcelona – (names were on a name board ) took us to the Barcelona train station – we were met at the cab by a company rep – handed our speed train tiks and led into station.

While on speed train – (very very comfortable and efficient) midway to figueres – we were greeted by our host / expert tour guide ( Laura Coch) – what a wonderful lady!!!! – extremely pleasant and very professional !!!! A joy to be around!

Our group had 15 in it at the museum – and Laura was incredible! We arrived at 9am (early is much much better!)
Laura was amazing – very knowledgeable – very engaging – we moved at a very comfortable pace – yet spent enough time at several key points of museum
She was informative yet not "encyclopedic" allowing personal views and senses to be part of the experience!

I would say – if you are going to see the Dahli museum and elect not to do it thru Barcelona Guide Bureau – big big mistake!

The guides are great (cheers to Laura) and the service from door to door was fantastic!

6 stars out of 5!

Thank you for a great day shared with my son!

Cheers!

Visited June 2016. Reviewed on tripadvisor by DBralph from Chantilly, Virginia, USA

Posted by Armand - 24 Aug 2016

“Dali Museum and Girona with Jessica” 5/5 stars
“Surrealism and tranquility”
The Dalí museum was over the top and Girona was very cool. Our guide, Jèssica, was superb. The train transfers added to the overall experience as they were clean, fast and punctual.

Reviewed on Get Your Guide by Armand from USA

Posted by Xpert936 - 21 Aug 2016

“Dalí and Girona” 5/5 stars

Great tour with excellent english speaking guide, Jèssica, who possessed an in-depth knowledge of the Dalí museum and Girona. The tour included a taxi ride to the Sants train station and tickets on the high speed AVE train. Everything was well organized and we arrived early enough in Figueres to enjoy the museum before it got too crowded. Girona was a real treat. The guide was very patient and made sure everyone enjoyed the tour. I would book with them again.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Xpert from Texas, USA

Posted by Pauleen B - 04 Jul 2016

"The Dali Museum and Girona Tour" 5/5 stars

We took this tour on June 16th and Jessica was our guide. It was recommended to us by our hotel. It was an early start and we were picked up from our hotel and taken to the Barcelona train station to meet the rest of the group. There was a slight hiccup in finding them – we were given what we thought clear instructions where to meet but the group was in a different area of the train station to what we thought. All ended up well with plenty of time to spare before we caught the train. We probably had about 14 in the group. Jessica, the guide was very knowledgeable. The Salvador Dali museum is well worth seeing and Jessica's explanations of his work made the morning great fun, interesting and enjoyable. We then went to Girona for lunch and a tour around the city. Once again Jessica's knowledge of he city was amazing. At the end of the day we caught the train back to Barcelona. It was a fabulous day and I would highly recommend this tour.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Pauleen from Adelaide, Australia

Posted by Niah707 - 26 May 2016

“Dali Museum and Girona with Jessica” 5/5 stars

This was so well run and organized. The train rides, vans, cabs, etc. were all well coordinated. Jessica is a great guide – very personable, knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We went first to Figueres and the Dali museum where she talked about Dali's life and the significance of some of his works, which was very helpful. We had lunch in Girona and spent over two hours walking around and visiting the cathedral, again gaining insight about its history through Jessica's informative guidance.

Reviewed on tripadvisor by Niah707 from Massachusetts, USA

Posted by Mariyam - 16 Apr 2016

“Figueres (Dali) and Girona combined 1-day tour” 5/5 stars

I spent a wonderful day today with my tour guide Yesika on the combined Figueres-Dali Museum + Girona combined tour. Highlights / info:

(1) I got lucky, and there were only three tourists including myself for the Figueres-Dali segment, and just me for the Girona segment, so this ended up being a private tour for the price of a group tour.

(2) Girona is a lesser-known destination compared to Figueres, which is famous because of the Dali Museum. I am very very happy that a Barcelona local strongly recommended visiting Girona.

(3) I don't think it is possible for tourists to visit both Figueres and Girona in one day on their own. There are too many logistics in terms of trains (not very frequent) to get to the two places, getting from the stations to the attractions, waiting in line to buy tickets to the attractions, and then navigating the attractions / finding the highlights. The tour seems a little pricey at 140 Euros, but it is excellent value for money given the quality of the tour guide and the fact that all logistics are organized for you and included in the tour price, e.g., cab to pick you up from your hotel in the morning to get you to the train station in the morning, your tour guide getting on the train to find you, skipping the line to enter the Dali museum, etc.

(4) The only out-of-pocket expense is lunch in Girona.

(5) My guide Yesika was wonderful, extremely knowledgable, very personable, and clearly enjoyed showing us around. She even texted her friends to get me information about good chocolate shops in Barcelona when I asked her for suggestions. Since it was just me and her for several hours, we ended up having several great conversations about both Spanish/Catalan and American culture.

(6) Tip: Yesika mentioned that the Dali museum is less crowded on Saturdays, since it is a prime school field trip destination on weekdays.

(6) Destination #1: Dali Museum: I thought that nothing would impress me after all the Gaudi stuff I had seen in Barcelona. I was wrong. Dali's work is trippy and provocative and sheer genius. I am not super-artsy (I am an engineer by trade), but I appreciate good/interesting art, and was quite blown away.

(7) Destination #2: Girona: This is a lesser-known, but breathtaking, old Roman town between Barcelona and Figueres. (It might become better-known soon, though, because the 6th season of Game of Thrones was filmed there.) It is a well-preserved fort on a hill, with lots of steep, winding little roads. Yesika did a great job telling the story of the evolution of the town from the Roman days down to Napoleon's invasion with reference to the architectural evolution of the town (repeated reinforcement of fortress, construction/reconstruction of churches in architectural styles of the day, the ghetto-ing and eventual elimination of the Jewish quarter, etc.) The Girona cathedral is very beautiful and imposing both from the outside and the inside. I specially enjoyed the Biblical stories engraved in the pillars of the large, beautiful, serene cloister. The museum has some fascinating pieces, including a huge, one-of-a-kind embroidered tapestry and a relic supposed to be the Virgin Mary's breast milk. What I found most fascinating about Girona is that present-day Girona actually lives inside the fortress, which has houses/apartments, restaurants, shops, etc.

(8) Final comment: take this trip! Both destinations are stunning in their own ways. The length of the trip at 10.5 hrs, starting at 7:30am, seems less then appealing when you are on vacation, but this might end up being the highlight of your vacation.

Visited April 2016
Reviewed on tripadvisor by Mariyam

Posted by Rachel C - 02 Aug 2015

“Barcelona Guide Bureau: Dali Museum in Figueres and Girona Walking Tour” 5/5 stars

In my mind, there are 3 categories on which you would judge such a tour:
(1) Content of the places visited.
(2) Quality of the specific tour guide.
(3) Quality of the overall experience with the booking agency.

In all three categories, this tour should get 6 stars, but I'll start from (3) and work up to (1). On (3), the Barcelona Guide Bureau clearly wants to make sure you have a positive experience. We booked this tour at the front desk of our hotel simply by asking the front desk staff to call and make a reservation. I confess that I thought this tour was a little pricey, but I really wanted to go, so I booked it anyway. I don't think I fully understood the value of what I was getting though. In the morning, a cab driver met us at our hotel and delivered us to the train station where someone from BGB was there to greet our taxi driver and pay him. From there, Carla (the person who met us) gave us 3 sets of train tickets: 1 set for getting to Figueres, 1 set to get to Girona, and 1 set to get home from Girona. These train tickets already added up to 34 Euros in cost. I didn't have to deal with booking them, and I didn't have to deal with checking in at the train station. BGB handled all of this, which was nice, since we were on "Spanish time" and the tour had such an early start.

After the first stop of the train (Girona), another tour guide, Jessica, came onto the train, introduced herself, and told us she would be our guide for the day. When I booked the tour, I didn't fully understand/appreciate that we would have a private guide taking care of us all day long. I quickly was beginning to see where the value was in the trip. When we got off of the train in Figueres, Jessica led us to a van, where a driver was waiting to drive us to the Dali Museum. Jessica gave us a very nice tour of the museum (more on that later), and then the same driver took us back to the train station so we could go to Girona. In Girona, she gave us time to have lunch, and then she gave us a very nice walking tour of Girona (more on that later).

Finally, we took a taxi back to the Girona station and boarded a train for Barcelona. When I total what all of the different transportations would have cost me and my husband together with the three museum entries (one for the Dali museum, one for the Dali jewels, and one for a church in Girona (these alone add up to 22 Euros)), I actually am concerned that the trip is priced too low! When I initially saw the price, I did not understand that train tickets would cost 34 Euros, that in order to see both sites, I would need to take 4 taxi rides (probably another 20 to 22 Euros in total), that going to the three museums would be another 22 Euros. We are already at 78 Euros, and I didn't have to book anything, or think through any of the timing issues. Meanwhile, our guide was superbly trained and knowledgeable.

Really and truly, it was a very very high touch service. They took care of so many things (pre-booking museum tkts, so we didn't have to wait in line, printing out train tickets, having coaches ready to take us to the next destination, etc.) The day was just so nice and smooth.

(2) Our tour guide Jessica was beyond amazing. My husband and I are not scared to explore on our own. We were in Barcelona already for a week, and we took public transit everywhere, and never got into a taxi. As nice as the "high touch" service was, I really think the two of us could have managed getting out to Figueres on our own; however, we both said that going to the Dali museum on our own would have been kind of interesting, but nothing more. We don't know enough about Dali to even begin to appreciate his works. We needed a knowledgeable tour guide to show us some of the most important works and fill us in on the background behind them. My only real complaint about this trip (other than maybe the issue that Jessica was under-compensated for how wonderful she is) is that I would have liked an additional hour in the Dali museum to explore. I felt a little rushed at the end, and so did my husband; however, we both agreed that the alternative (going there on our own and having no clue about the background of the works) would not have been better. My suspicion is that BGB is somewhat at the mercy of the Renfe high-speed train schedule, and that maybe "giving us an extra hour" would have cost 3 hours in terms of the overall schedule. I did not look closely at the AVE schedule to really know. But seriously, Jessica knew so much. She was so interesting, and so kind. She was really lovely to be with all day.

In Girona, she was also a tremendously excellent guide. I was confused by the sheer breadth of her knowledge. How was she able to field absolutely any question we had about the town's ancient history? Again, I had wanted to see Girona, but it's not clear what the point would have been in going on my own. I would have gotten there and just looked at everything and not known where to begin. She took us on a great walking tour which included both the large cathedral there, a museum about the cathedral, and the old Jewish quarter. (And by the way, she drops you off in a plaza for lunch that has just about the best gelato ever…=-))

(3) The content of the tour: IT's possible that even though Jessica is amazing, and the BGB put together a very nice day for their customers, that the Dali museum or walking around Girona might not be your thing. Here is why I enjoyed it: Dali is super interesting. We had gone to both the Picasso museum and the Miro museum. My husband and I enjoyed the Picasso museum, but found the Miro museum a little underwhelming. We had had a tour at both museums. Once you see Dali's work and have a window into his mind (through Jessica!), Miro's work didn't seem as interesting or novel to us. Dali seemed like a complete genius (if also a little interestingly crazy!) In any case, I really really enjoyed the Dali museum, and I think I would have even if I didn't have a great guide, but obviously, having a great guide who knew how to help me navigate the museum did make the experience that much better. I also would have simply missed a lot of important aspects of many of the works there.

Finally, I think if you've enjoyed any of the walking tours that are given in Barcelona, you'll find the walking tour of Girona very historically interesting.

My husband and I went on this trip without our kids. I do not think young children would thoroughly enjoy this trip, as the history might not seem interesting to them.

Visited August 2015
Reviewed on tripadvisor by Rachel C

Posted by Bunny583 - 03 Jun 2015

“Outstanding day tour” 5/5 stars

We took a day tour to Figures and Girona with an outstanding guide, Jessica Casanovas. There was only one other couple so we felt like it was a private tour. We were promptly met at the train station and began a very well organized and fascinating day of exploration to the Dali museum and the beautiful town of Girona. Jessica is so knowledgeable and personable.. We learned so much from her and we loved hearing about her family and her life during a lovely lunch together. It was a most memorable experience and a highlight of a trip to Barcelona. Don't miss it.

Visited May 2015
Reviewed on tripadvisor by Bunny from Atlanta, USA

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