The Costa Brava remains one of the most popular areas to visit in Spain and in Europe with its mixture of beautiful beaches, stunning scenes and amazing landscape. It features a great balance of hidden villages, coastal towns and big cities such as Barcelona. Now, there is a new way to see the highlights of the area with a personalized tour through Withlocals.
For many people travelling to the region, Barcelona is the base of operations for their stay. The magnificent city offers an excellent range of accommodation options including a number of luxury hotels. It is also a central location to visit other parts of the region.
The Private day-trip to Costa Brava from Barcelona is a great way to see the highlights of the region from a unique perspective – that of a local. Costa Brava translates to rugged coast and that’s the majestic behind this less visited region of Spain. The idea behind Withlocals is that you use their website or their mobile app to find a tour such as this and book it. Rather than booking with a travel agent, you are booking with local people who offer their knowledge and time to give you a tour that is personalized and unique.
What the tour includes
Costa Brava is best explored by car as it can otherwise be hard to rely on public transportation when there are many unique villages to visit. With the package, you can be collected from your hotel and head out to the beach to enjoy the classic white sands of the Costa Brava. After a pause to make the most of the views, the tour then heads to the fishing village of Calella de Palafrugell. Here you will see classic whitewashed houses and fishing boats as well as learn about the surprising relationship that the village has with Cuba. Did you think you would find a little Cuban charm in Spain?
Next is Far de Sant Sebastia, with its lighthouse and Tamariu, a great place to spend an hour kayaking to explore the area. Finally, the tour stops at Begur, with its medieval castle and colonial style houses. In addition, if you want to chat with the tour operator, Antonio, you can also further personalize the tour to suit your tastes.
Tours around Barcelona
Withlocals also offer a selection of tours around Barcelona itself to make the most of your visit. By touring with locals, you get to find all the places to eat, drink, visit and just relax that locals always know about but that tour guides are unaware of and this means you can see the city from a unique viewpoint. One of the more interesting tours is a private Gaudi bike tour around Barcelona. Being that one of the best places in the world to see the Gaudi art style, Barcelona allows you to see many of his buildings up close to better understand why the art noveau movement generated some of the most creative buildings in the region. Casa Vicens (the first important one) and Casa Batllo are a few that come to mind that you need a local to help you find.
Art Nouveau movement generated some of the most creative buildings you will see in this Spanish region known as Cataluña.
Tours focus on one of two main areas – Things To Do and Food experiences. This means you can go on tastings tours where you try the best of local cuisine or take a tapas and wine tour to sample the locally made wines. Favorite tapas include patatas bravas, Spanish style chorizo, and local cured meats of course.
Alternatively, you can have a private tour around the main sites in a WWII motorcycle and sidecar! Even if you are staying in the city for a short time, there are tours like the 90 Minutes Kickstart Tour of Barcelona that allows you to experience the best of the city in a short time.
Tours with locals
One of the great things about With Locals is that you can instantly book an experience and know if it is available for your dates. With their handy mobile app, you can even book once you are in Barcelona and decide that you have time or want a particular experience. And the resulting tour is unique and special, offering a local’s view of their home. This certainly comes in handy when you’re already in Spain and running on a hectic schedule without time to scour the maps and books to do even more research on how to best see the area. Withlocals is one option to keep you comfortable and show you the best a city like Barcelona has to offer thanks to the local guides that know their city so well.