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Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona

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145 EUR

Enjoy a fascinating 10-hour tour dedicated to the amazing art and fascinating life of Salvador Dalí. Spend an insightful and entertaining day in Dalí’s world, experiencing his art and emblematic sites of his incredible life journey, which still continues today.

Duration: 10 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish

Highlights

  • Admire a huge collection of Dalí’s works at the Dalí Museum in Figueres
  • See where the artist lived and worked at the Dalí Museum-House in Portlligat
  • Explore Cadaqués – the village where Dalí spent most of his adult life

Description

Join us on a journey into the life of the late surrealist painter Salvador Dalí – one of the world’s greatest and most peculiar artists.

The tour begins with a 1.5-hour drive north to the town of Figueres – Dalí’s birthplace. The town’s most famous landmark, a museum established by Dalí in the 1970s, houses a huge collection of his works. You’ll have 1.5–2 hours to explore the museum and the surrounding old quarter before we head to the stunning whitewashed fishing village of Cadaqués for the afternoon. The final part of the drive to the village will be quite slow due to the winding mountain and coastal roads.

As it’s located on the French border and somewhat difficult to reach from the Spanish side, Cadaqués is frequented mostly be French vacationers and artists. This was the place where Dalí spent most of his adult life, and it’s still full of tiny art galleries, boutiques, interesting cafés and restaurants. Here, you can wander along the narrow cobblestone streets with their colourful doors, flowers and incredible views of the Mediterranean.

After stopping at one of our favourite local restaurants for a traditional Catalan lunch, we’ll drive 10 minutes north to Portlligat, where the Casa Museu Dalí (Dalí Museum-House) is located. You’ll have around 45 minutes to explore the museum on your own. We’ll then drive north to Cap de Creus for magnificent views of the Mediterranean, and then begin the drive back to Barcelona, arriving around 7–8 pm.

NB: Your guide won’t accompany you inside the Figueres museum and there are no audio guides available. Why? Dalí said there are two kinds of visitors: those who don’t need a description and those who aren’t worth a description. His museum, his rules!

What’s included & not included

  • A very personable and knowledgeable English-speaking guide
  • Transport in a modern air-conditioned van
  • Entry ticket for the Dalí Museum in Figueres
  • Entry ticket for the Dalí Museum-House in Portlligat
  • Lunch at a traditional restaurant with wine
  • Gratuities for your guide

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Meeting point

Plaça Catalunya 17

Reviews from travellers (8)

5.0/5

It is a magnificent trip!
I traveled by myself and it is impossible to visit the places of this tour by myself. I love Dalí's art and he seems very interesting artist. So, it was big pleasure for me to be able to visit three places Dalí related with an excellent guide. I learned a lot in this tour. Also having lunch with other nice people and Alex was fantastic. I appreciate her dedication to make us enjoy and comfortable. I could enjoy my Barcelona trip with this tour.
Best thing we did in Spain because of the amazing tour guide!
He was the most entertaining, engaging, and delightful guide we have ever had!
Sadly I cannot remember his name but he has of Scottish descent and had a degree in Art History. Me and my wife truly enjoyed the tour and mostly because of our guide's personality, depth of knowledge, and the amazing hospitality exhibited. He is a true asset to your business.
You should give him a raise!
Amazing trip with a wonderful tour guide!
If you're thinking about this tour, just do it!
I'm don't usually do tours -- I'm independent and like to read and find my own way. This experience opened my mind, however. I learned so much about Dalí's life, work, and world from our fascinating guide, Andrew. There's no way the experience would have been remotely as rich or fun if I had gone sola.
On a practical level, it made sense, too. Port Lligat is very quite difficult to reach from Barcelona without a car, and the landscape is beautiful as you drive through the Pyrenes to the coast. The road is quite twisty, though, so you couldn't pay attention to the scenery if you were to drive yourself. Also, the tour included a delicious lunch with wine at a charming restaurant in Cadaqués. It was wonderful to be able to relax while our guide managed all the logistics. Andrew has great rapport with people at all of our stops, so everything went smoothly. It was a very special day.
Witty and articulate guide!
Although the weather was uncooperative, our trip to All Things Dali with Spanish Trails was delightful. Our guide Dan was witty, articulate, amusing and extremely accommodating. Everything went exceedingly smooth with times and meeting areas in Figueres and we were allowed to wander with a good bit of knowledge on Dali's work and what to look for. We then went to Cadaques which included a delightful lunch with superb food and wine before touring Dali's house and garden. Dan kept the group engaged and bonded and truly made the trip wonderful! Contacting the company was easy and communication was pleasant and sincere. My only regret was that we did it at the end of our trip as we learned so much and his enthusiasm for Barcelona was contagious.
It was the best guided tour I ever been to and our guide Andrew was the most fantastic guide. He had so much knowledge about Dali :) Thank you :)
We toured with Spanish Trails last year and loved it. But this year's tours blew us away! We did the All Things Dalí tour and the Priorat Wine tour with the lovely Saskia guiding both. It was impressive to see her change gears from one day to the next and be so knowledgeable and passionate about both the art and life of Dalí and then to be able to teach and show us so much about the Priorat wine region. One visits way north to the Costa Brava and the other heads south to a completely different climate and landscape.

On the Dalí tour both the Dalí house in Port Lligat and the museum in Figueres were fascinating. Saskia really brought the life of Dalí out to help us appreciate both. The stop in Cadaques for strolling and lunch was a really nice touch to the day. It's a quaint, white washed, coastal artist colony of sorts with a lot of history. Getting to Cadaques by ourselves was not going to be easy and we weren't big Dalí fans, but we are now!

The Priorat region is one of the most beautiful and different wine regions we've ever visited. We enjoyed really great food and about 10 excellent wines. If you're in to full-bodied wines then this is not to be missed. Both are the more expensive tours Spanish Trails offers, but even as private tours, they were still cheaper than other tour companies AND included a lot more in the day. We could not recommend these experiences enough!

Thank you, Saskia!
This trip was a delight. My wife, my daughter and I were the only ones on this tour on a Tuesday in early April. We all had a very good time and recommend it.

Victor was our guide. While he drove us, Victor told us a lot about Dali’s life. As a result, in addition to learning about Dali the artist, we also learned about Dali the man.

I break the trip into three parts.

First, we drove from Barcelona to the Dali House in Port Lligat. You need to make reservations in advance and you have to get there on time. At the house, Victor was permitted to take the three of us through the Dali house by ourselves. So we basically had a private tour. Victor gave us a lot of insight into Dali and Gala. We enjoyed the house, the echo room, and the gorgeous view of the sea. Victor gave us time to explore the garden on our own, and that was very nice.

Second we drove to Cadaques and ate lunch at Casa Nun. We sat outside by the water. For lunch we had pumpkin and carrot cream soup, house wine, grilled cod and salmon, dessert and espresso. The food was excellent. Because it was such a warm, sunny day, Victor gave us some time to sit by the beach and walk around town. We were very happy with our lunch and found Cadaques to be a pretty town.

After lunch, we drove to the Dali Teatre Museum in Figueres. The museum, which was designed by Dali, was worth visiting. The art was well displayed.

Even though this is an expensive tour, you should keep in mind that the price includes tickets to both museums and lunch. Also, I often rent a car when we travel. I’m glad that I didn’t drive, because once you get off the main road, the drive to and from Port Lligat and Cadaques is difficult. It is hilly, the roads are winding, and you have to watch out for bicycles and slow traffic. By not driving, I was able to appreciate the spectacular views. Also, parking in all three towns is clearly a pain, and by not driving, I didn’t have to deal with that.
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