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Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

Tarragona & Sitges Small Group Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Explore Catalunya

From US$ 100.15 per person

Travel back to the age of Roman gladiators on a full-day tour to Tarragona. See the magnificent Roman Aqueduct and other city attractions. Spend the afternoon relaxing by the sea in laid-back Sitges.

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Duration 11 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Go to the Roman town of Tarragona and see the lesser-visited Roman Aqueduct
  • Explore the Roman Amphitheater, and stand on the spot where gladiators once battled
  • Visit Tarragona's mediaeval cathedral
  • Wander the beautifully preserved streets of Tarragona's Old Town
  • Delight at the charming Greco-Roman influenced architectural curiosity of Roc de San Gaieta
Full description
Take a full-day excursion to Tarragona and Sitges and combine a tour of the Roman city with an afternoon lazing on the beach. The 11-hour trip departs from Barcelona and heads south to Tarragona’s breathtaking 2,000-year-old Roman Aqueduct, known locally as El Pont del Diable (The Devil’s Bridge). The perfectly preserved piece of ancient Roman history is hardly ever visited by tourists, but leaves an indelible impression on all who see it. From the Aqueduct, travel into Tarragona city center and explore the ancient Roman capital of the Iberian Peninsula, entering the Old Town through a narrow gateway in the Roman walls. Starting at the Archaeological Walkway, admire the surviving stone walls, wander through the historic old quarter, pass the medieval hospital, and stop at the cathedral to enjoy the Sunday morning antique market for a great chance to pick up some unique gifts. Explore the beautiful cathedral before continuing to the Roman Forum and nearby Roman Circus. Walk along underground passageways that once held the Circus stands, and arrive at Plaça de la Font, one of the most popular squares within the Old Town. Enjoy breathtaking sea views over the Roman Amphitheatre, and imagine gladiators battling each other to the death! It’s a poignant moment to stand on the dusty ground that once bore witness to countless scenes of sacrifice and passion. At approximately 12:30, depart Tarragona for Sitges. En route, you will stop briefly at Roc de Sant Gaieta, an intimate village built on the rocky shoreline. Stroll around its tiny white houses, and let your imagination take you away to Ibiza-style fishing villages, built with a touch of Roman-Greco flair. Arrive in Sitges at 14:00, in perfect time for lunch. This once quiet fishing village today boasts a long and sandy beach, groovy boutiques, and a handful of interesting sights. Fashionable since the 1890s, when it became an avant-garde, art-world hang-out, Sitges provides a maze of shady side streets, where you can enjoy the Mediterranean atmosphere of its whitewashed houses. After a leisurely lunch, head off to one of the 17 beaches in town to spend a relaxing afternoon soaking up the sun. Reunite with your group at 18:00 for the return journey to Barcelona.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Professional guide
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Museums in Tarragona
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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The tour departs from directly opposite the outdoor café of the famous Palau de la Musica, just off Via Laietana. The exact office address is Calle Palau de la Musica, 1, 08011.

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  • Please note that lunch is not included. However, there will be stops with a wide range of lunch options to suit all budgets
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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Nice trip to Tarragona and Sitges! First we visited the impressive aqueduct of Tarragona. (A good pair of shoes is advisable for this). Then we did a short guided tour along the Roman ruins in Tarragona. We were given a city map and were then able to visit Tarragona ourselves. (Be sure to visit the cathedral at the end of the tour!! Looks small from the outside but is huge!) Then we had two hours of free time in the pretty seaside resort of Sitges. Here you can have a late lunch, go shopping, go swimming or visit Sitges. The guide was knowledgeable and easy-going and kept the group relaxed and upbeat. A small drawback, there was no opportunity to use the toilet anywhere on the whole tour, you always had to go to a restaurant somewhere and order something...

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September 18, 2022

Great Roman Ruins

All the members of my tour group would have been perfectly satisfied if all we saw on this trip was the aqueduct alone. We were able to walk across it from one side of the ravine to the other. Tarragona was wonderful. Ancient Roman tunnels, amphitheater, forum, fortress, etc. Sitges had beautiful beaches and great restaurants. A great day trip.

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December 2, 2011

Sergio was a very good guide with comprehensive knowledge and a great personality. Enjoyed it very much.

June 19, 2022

Product ID: 7595