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The Ultimate Dalí Small Group Day Tour from Barcelona

During the summer months, the drive to Cadaques can take a long time due to the number of people wanting to visit the town and beach. For this reason, we substitute the visit to Dalí's house with a visit to the castle at Pubol he gave to his wife.

Tour Summary -

Winter Schedule 15th September - 30th June

One of the most complete Dalí tours available. Spend the morning at the unique Dalí museum in Figueres and finish the day on his beloved Costa Brava, visiting his home in Port Lligat and the magnificent Cap de Creus. 

This tour we offer you is much more than just a Dalí-Museum Tour as we visit places that other tours leave behind.

Summer Schedule 1st July - 14th September

To avoid the crowds in Cadaques during the height of the summer, we substitute the Dalí house in Port Lligat with a visit to Pubol Castle, the magnificent present he gave to his beloved wife.

Full Tour Description -

We depart from Barcelona at 8:30am from outside the Hard Rock, the departure point for all of our Day Tours from Barcelona and set out for Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí and home to the world famous Dalí Museum-Theatre. Here you will be able to explore where he was born on Monturiol Street and visit the museum. 

Those wanting to visit, will find a museum like none other. Dalí wanted visitors to see his 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 Dalí’s world of fantasy mixed with architecture mixed with paintings and sculptures. It’s a complete surrealistic experience. 

Winter Schedule 15th September - 30th June

After our morning visit inside the mind of Dalí, we head for the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués.

Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. 

But what really stands out for many people is the dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in the whole of Catalunya.   

For lunch, you can enjoy local seafood specialities in one of the numerous terraces facing the Mediterranean, or grab a sandwich and simply relax and appreciate why this place inspired so many artists.

After lunch we will travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even smaller village of Port Lligat, the place where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him. 

When the artist met the love of his life, Gala, he broke away from his parents and bought a fishermen’s hut there.

It was here that Dalí 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 Dalí’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. 

Finally, we will more on to Cap de Creus, the most easterly point of mainland Spain and one of the most starkly beautiful coastal landscapes in the whole of the country. 

If you like the Costa Brava and want to see more, then have a look at our Girona & Costa Brava Day Tour.

We will leave at around 5:00pm and arrive back in Barcelona at around 7:00pm. 

Summer Schedule 1st July - 14th September

Our summer schedule follows the winter schedule for the morning but follows a different itinerary after leaving the museum.

Following your visit here, the tour travels to the village of Pubol, where there will be ample opportunities to eat in a traditional Catalan restaurant. 

After lunch you can visit another masterpiece of Dalí’s: Pubol Castle. Dalí gave the castle to Gala in the spring of 1970, on the condition that he himself would not enter it unless personally invited by Gala. 

He carefully restored the old Gothic Renaissance Palace and furnished it with items bought from various antique dealers around the region. Inside, he painted frescoes and later painted two water colours entitled ‘View of Pubol’.

In typical Dalí fashion, he promised his wife that he would only ever visit the castle when she invited him.

But, perhaps most lovingly and saddest of all, he also built the crypt where Gala is now buried deep in the bowels of the castle. At the end of his life, Dalí received the title of Marquis Dalí of Pubol, although Dalí only lived in the Castle for 2 years after Gala passed away.

In mid afternoon your tour will continue to Platge de Castell, one of those rare hidden corners you can still find on the Costa Brava. Dalí visited this region several times in the 1930s, especially a place called Mas Juny, owned by his friend Josep Sert, a famous Catalan painter of the time. 

This place was famous for its artistic gatherings and parties, which were attended by Dalí. Even today, the Costa Brava, with its transparent waters and pine forests, is not so different from the 1930s. This rocky coastline has been saved from high buildings and large scale tourism projects and still preserves that ‘wild aspect’ that gave the name to Costa Brava. There is no better homage to Dalí and no better way to finish the day than to enjoy the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.

We will leave at around 5:00pm and arrive back in Barcelona at around 7:00pm.  

The Dalí Museum
An old picture of Pubol Castle
The picturesque town of Cadaques
The back streets of Cadaques
Stunning views from Cap de Creus

5 star rating: Highly Recommended Good tour and intro to Dalí! It would have been nice if the admission prices were included considering the price we paid! Also, it would have been nice to have a tour guide who gave a little more background instead of being just a driver. Reviewed by: Anonymous, United States of America, June 2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended Great tour! Tour ran with only four people signed up -- in a van with an excellent driver-guide. Our guide asked if we wished to visit Dalí's house in Port Lligat near Cadaques. We did so he phoned ahead to make reservations. Casa Dalí is a true gem, not available on any other group tours and only available in this tour during certain months. Reviewed by: Mark H, United States of America, May 2010

5 star rating: Highly Recommended We enjoyed the trip from Barcelona to Figueres, etc. It was a chance to see more of the countryside and the Costa Brava. The museum is interesting but more than that was the chance to see and spend time in the oceanfront town of Cadaques. Our tour guide, Carina, was an excellent driver as well as very well informed about the museum and the area we travelled through. Reviewed by: Mary U, United States of America, April 2010

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Departure point: 

Departure point: Tours depart from opposite the outdoor cafe of the famous Palau de la Musica off Via Laietana. The exact address in C/ Palau de la Musica, 1 - 08003 - Barcelona 

Inclusions: Professional guide. Exclusions: Lunch and 

refreshments. Entrance to museums.

Important information: Customers need to call during office hours to confirm their booking. Our office hours are: Monday to Friday, from 9:00 AM to 14:00 PM and from 16:00 PM till 19:00 PM. Lunches - are not included. However we stop in places where there are a wide range of lunch options to suit all budgets.

Because we believe in giving plenty of time to explore on your own, please bring suitable clothing, footwear, and sun protection. 

All return times are approximate.

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