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The Dali Route - Small Group Tour from Barcelona - Winter Tour

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Highlights

  • Enjoy the picturesque Mediterranean setting in Costa Brava
  • Wander around the fishermen′s hut in Port Lligat where Dali created his greatest work
  • See Salvador Dali′s birthplace at Figueres
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Overview

Follow in the footsteps of Salvador Dali and get an intimate peep into his life in an incomparable land. Travel from Barcelona to the north of Catalunya, the land that inspired the man and discover the unparalleled beauty of Costa Brava’s turquoise waters and silvery beaches.

Explore Port Lligat where Dali sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him. See Dali’s home, the fishermen’s hut there on a small curved bay with an almost unique sense of isolation. It was here that Dali lived from 1930 onwards and painted the majority of his great works.

Travel to Cadaques, the jewel of the Costa Brava. This typical fishing village is famous for its white Mediterranean houses, its narrow shady streets, and its sandy bay. You will also visit Figueres, the birthplace of Dali and home to the world-famous Dali Museum-Theatre.

Itinerary

The tour starts from the local activity operator office located directly opposite the ticket office/outdoor cafe of the PALAU DE LA MUSICA, off Via Laietana. You will be picked up from here in an air-conditioned minivan and, accompanied by an English-speaking guide, be taken in the footsteps of Salvador Dali.

Depart from Barcelona and set out for the beautiful coastal village of Cadaques, situated on the bay ‘at the end of the world’.

Just a few minutes from the village is Port Lligat where Dali sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him. When Dali met the love of his life, Gala, he broke away from his parents and bought a fishermen’s hut there, a small curved bay with an almost unique sense of isolation. It was here that Dali lived from 1930 onwards, gradually altering and enlarging the original dwelling he bought there and which shared the same name as the bay. The house of Port Lligat must be considered Dali’s only true home. It was in this studio that he painted the majority of his great works. Every detail of the house bears his imprint, and the house still contains his original furniture and decoration. (Depending on availability, it may be possible to visit the house.)

After seeing where Dali spent some of his most precious moments, you will drive or walk back to the centre of Cadaques, the jewel of the Costa Brava. This typical fishing village is famous for its white Mediterranean houses, its narrow shady streets, and its sandy bay. There will be time to enjoy the local seafood specialties on one of the numerous terraces facing the Mediterranean (payable direct), or simply to relax and appreciate why this place inspired so many artists.

After lunch, you will head to Figueres, the birthplace of Dali and home to the world-famous Dali Museum-Theatre. Here you will be able to explore where he was born on Monturiol Street, just off the popular rambla, and visit the museum Dali himself built around the former theatre where his first exhibition was held. Originally created and built in 1961 it was not officially opened until 1974. Those wanting to visit the museum will find a museum like none other (entrance fee not included). Dali wanted visitors to see this massive collection as a ‘whole’ work, and for this reason he wanted no catalogues and refused to have his works placed in chronological or subject order. Step inside Dali’s world of fantasy mixed with architecture interspersed with paintings and sculptures. This is a complete surrealistic experience.

Following your visit here you will return to Barcelona at about 1930h (7.30pm.) The tour ends at the starting point.

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Reviews

Anna our tour guide was a great people person making every member of the group feel welcome. She presented the life of Dali with great knowledge of his biography. In Figueres... Mr Sivalingum Naidoo

Great tour guide, very pleasant fellow travelers. I would recommend this tour company. I was able to find the price and meeting location very easily which made my decision... Susan M Silverman

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

01 Sep – 30 Jun: Tuesday, Friday & Sunday

Duration

11 hours

Start time

Start time: 0830h (08:30am)
Duration: 11 hours

Meeting point

Tour departs from the local activity operator office located directly opposite the ticket office/outdoor cafe of the PALAU DE LA MUSICA, off Via Laietana.
Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time.

Ending point

The tour ends at Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury minivan
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to the Dali Theater - Museum in Figueres

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Entrance fee to monuments in Cadaques

Do/Dont's

Since you’ll be provided with time off the bus with opportunities to get out and about, please bring suitable clothing, footwear, and sun protection. You have an opportunity to go swimming in Cadaques, if you would like to swim, bring your swimming costume and a beach towel.

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

Please be at the meeting point at least 10 minutes before departure time.

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Additional info

  • Lunch is not included. However, the tour will stop in places where you have a range of lunch options to suit all budgets, and there are picnic options available.
  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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