Girona and Besalu and its Jewish treasures


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Religious Heritage, Nature and Wildlife, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
'You must be able to get in and out of a car'
In this tour, some areas have stairway roads which we will avoid and some old cobblestoned streets will be bumpy !

Maximum travelers: 6



Italian (conversational), Greek (fluent), German (fluent), Catalan (fluent), English (fluent)

An incredible medieval heritage in Spain private tour guide

Girona is one of the most interesting medieval cities, that invites visitors to trace its more than 2000 years of history through two fortified enclosures and the Medieval Quarter, along the Onyar river. The highlights of Girona are rounded off by the impressive old Jewish Quarter or Call, with its beautiful streets and porticoed squares. It is one of the best preserved Jewish quarters in the world and evidence of the importance of the Jewish culture in Spain. Nor far away from Girona we can find
the county town of Besalú , that constitutes a unique Jewish heritage site in Spain. In 1966 Besalú was declared a national artistic site. With its twisting medieval streets adapted to the city's orography, arches, steps, stone houses, the superb Romanesque bridge leading to the town center over the waters of the Fluvià river. . . Besalú still retains the charm of medieval times. I can create a customized tour for you if you have any special requests or if you are more than 6 people and need a bigger vehicle !


After Hotel pick up we will be driving about an hour to Girona.
We are going to walk through the fortified city and the Jewish quarter. We will enter the Jewish Museum.
Then, we will continue to Besalu .
Optional we could have a lunch there at one of the most special restaurants in the area. {No kosher}
Than we will discover the beauty of this medieval city and walk throughout the Jewish neighborhood.
Finally we will drive back to Barcelona

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Pick up from your Hotel's lobby

End location: Drop off to your Hotel or wherever you want me to

Duration: 7 hours


A new licensed fully air conditioned Van Opel Vivaro or a 6 seater KIA Carnival

What’s Included

The transportation to Girona and Besalu and back to Barcelona
My services as a guide throughout the tour.
The ticket to the Jewish Museum
Complimentary water and cava {champagne}

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro - could cost a good meal and drinks
In general you can pay everywhere with a credit card
Some small souvenir shops might not accept postcards magnets etc which will cost about 5 euros

What’s Extra

All kind of meals and beverages

A Recent Review of this tour

Lydia was fantastic. From the very moment she picked us up at the hotel, she filled us with her knowledge of Spain, Catalonia, and their places in history. She was engaging and extremely personable. Lydia was knowledgeable about Girona and Besalu and their Jewish traditions both past and present. I highly recommend!
Stephen Rodman

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