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Girona Tickets & Tours

Wander around a romantic, ancient city during your Spain trip by embarking on a Girona day trip from Barcelona!  A Girona tour promises all of the ambiance, mystery, and intrigue of your favorite films and T.V. shows.  The city’s gothic cathedrals, quiet rivers, and colorful old town have drawn in producers and directors from around the world.  And, savvy travelers are starting to take notice.  Why not take a Game of Thrones Girona tour from Barcelona and check out the filming locations for some of your favorite scenes?  Or, you could join a Full-Day Girona & Montserrat Excursion from Barcelona and explore one of Catalonia’s most famous mountain ranges.  You can even check out Salvador Dalí’s birthplace in Figueres during the Jewels of Catalonia tour!  And finally, for those that have an interest in seeing Catalonia’s coast during their Girona vacation, there’s the Sightseeing in Girona and Costa Brava experience!  Choosing the right Girona trip for you is one of the most exciting things to do in Barcelona!
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Our tips for Girona

OUR TIPS FOR GIRONA

  • By Land or By Air. Individuals planning a Girona vacation can easily fly into Girona airport and take a 20-minute bus ride into the city.Alternatively, a train ride from Barcelona takes about 40 minutes and can cost a lot less. 
  • Flower Power. Many visitors like to book their Girona trips for May.Not only will you avoid some of the high temperatures that summer brings, but you can enjoy the citywide Temps de Flors flower festival.All of the top Girona attractions will be decorated with fresh flowers.
  • Say What? If you’ve been practicing your Spanish in anticipation of your Girona tour, you can probably stop now unless you’re learning the Catalan dialect.If you’re a student of Castilian, you won’t be able to understand the locals and the locals will barely understand you.
  • Insider Tip – Looking for a quintessential Girona activity? Try cycling. Girona represents a major hub for professional cycling. The nearby terrain is excellent, drawing in part-time residents like Lance Armstrong, members of the U.S. Postal Service team, and other famous cyclists.

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Best time to visit

If you’re looking for great weather, the best time to visit Girona is during the months of April, May, September, and October.  Booking your Girona tour for these months will help you avoid both the heavy crowds and high heat of summer.  During April and May, you’ll encounter clear, sunny days, and cool, crisp nights.  October does bring the most rain in most years, but Girona’s rainfall remains quite low throughout the year.  September is when the weather starts to become a little more mild.  With that said, summer still remains the most popular time to take a Girona trip.  The heat is at its highest, but it’s not entirely unbearable.  And, surprisingly enough, you’ll find that humidity is at its lowest.  However, you will have to stand in longer lines at the top Girona attractions.  Many residents in the state of Catalonia consider the weekends to be the best time to visit Girona because it really only takes a couple of days to see most of what the city has to offer.  So, if you are planning for a Girona day trip from Barcelona,  then booking it for the weekend is one of the smartest things to do in Girona!

Getting there

Getting to Girona is rather simple.  As mentioned, you can easily fly into Girona Airport or ride the train from Barcelona and elsewhere.  Additionally, if you book a guided Girona tour from Barcelona, then you’ll get shuttled comfortably between the two cities, as well as the most important Girona attractions.  The real question is how to get around Girona if you’re touring the city on your own.  Well, as a city of just over 100,000 people, Girona offers very little in terms of public transportation.  You’ll find a very useful bus system that runs about 10 routes.  Simply purchase a single ticket or travel card directly from the bus drive when you first board.  Otherwise, you can find an occasional taxi to get you from Point A to Point B, but you’ll soon discover that this represents the most expensive way to get around the city.  Finally, perhaps the best way to see Girona is by bicycle.  The city is easily navigable by bike and a bike tour of Girona allows you to hear the sounds of the city, smell the food cooking at the local restaurants, and maybe even meet a local.  It’s what to do in Girona if you want to take the time to stop and smell the roses.

Did you know?

Quick Trivia – Impress your friends and family with these Girona fun facts!

 

  • Girona sits at the confluence of 4 rivers:The Onyar, Ter, Galligants, and Güell.
  • The Cathedral of Girona was used for various scenes in Game of Thrones.The front was used for the Great Sept of Baelor in King’s Landing and the back was used for various scenes in Braavos.
  • In the 12th century, Girona was home to one of the most important Kabbalistic schools in Europe.But, by the end of 1492, all of the city’s Jewish population fled after Judaism was outlawed.
  • The Cathedral of Girona is prime example of Catalan Gothic architecture and was designed by the Majorcan architect, Jaume Fabre!

 

 

 

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