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Besalu, Banyoles Lake and Volcanoes of Girona Small group from Girona

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If you are nature lovers and you like to discover new areas, this is the best option for you!!<br><br>On this full day tour you will explore different areas, the first area with a lot of history where our guide will explain the medieval and Jewish heritage of Besalú and a second part of the day to enjoy the nature of the Natural Park of La Garrotxa, in the pre-Pyrenees area with more than 40 volcanoes none of them active for thousands of years. You will prove it with your own eyes visiting a Medieval hermitage located in the middle of the crater of one of them. Also you will visit Castellfollit de la Roca to take some photos of the Basaltic cliff and Santa Pau an small village sorrounded by volcanoes.<br><br>To finish this amazing day, you will have the opportunity to have a walk or to sail at the Banyoles lake , the largest lake in Catalonia.<br><br>We will come back to Girona city about 5/5.30pm depending on the traffic.
$144.75 per adult
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Linda wrote a review Sep 2019
6 contributions1 helpful vote
Besalu is a very old town(900's) with a bridge into the city with fortresses and gates used to close it. The mikveh was found intact and dates back to the 1100's. The town is very quaint to walk through. The mikveh can only be seen with a tour. The woman from the tourist office was giving a tour in Spanish and was lovely and said that we could stay after and she would explain it to us in English. Worth a visit if you can work the tour time into other plans in the area.
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Date of experience: September 2019
sharon g wrote a review Jul 2019
Potomac, Maryland181 contributions51 helpful votes
We were interested in seeing the Jewish quarter, the synagogue and ofcourse, the mikve. We read that the tourist office had the key, I contacted the toursit office and they had one tour at 11 on one day and none at the the time or day that we would be there. We didn't want to pay $$$ for a private tour. We ended up walking around on our own, we saw the outside of the synagogue and the outside door or the mikve. We read the signs and our Rick steves tour book about the area.
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Date of experience: June 2019
ynoAustralia wrote a review Dec 2018
Bondi, Australia73 contributions21 helpful votes
Visited the Mikva and Besalú as part of a day tour of Girona and Besalú with Marc Sanchez of Girona Experience. Can’t speak highly enough of Marc’s professionalism, knowledge enthusiasm and personality. We enjoyed every minute of the day tour. We certainly gained a very good idea of what Jewish life would have been like in the 1300 and 1400’s.
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Date of experience: December 2018
KLPCLT wrote a review Sep 2018
The Black Hills, South Dakota94 contributions34 helpful votes
This is a really neat spot, definitely off the beaten path. You can arrange a tour at the TI office near the Hotel Jardins at the end of the bridge.
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Date of experience: July 2018
markinRB wrote a review May 2018
California94 contributions78 helpful votes
You have to make arrangements to get in to the mikveh - it is behind locked doors. Once you get in, it is a stone room with wonderful acoustics, and the parts of the mikveh are in excellent shape and clearly defined. We saw it on a private tour with Barcelona Dreaming - I don't think we could have managed it without them.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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