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Cadaqués & All Things Dalí Day Tour from Barcelona

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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
Andrew provided us with a wonderful trip into the world of Dali. He clearly knows a great deal about Dali's art and personal life, as well as the context in which Dali did his art. Andrew was also an engaging guide and our tour was never boring. It's clear that he tailors his tour to what we wanted and doesn't just repeat the same script! We also had a most delightful and delicious lunch on our day long trip. The trip is well worth it.
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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

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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!

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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

Meeting point

Plaça Catalunya 17

Reviews from travellers (11)

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!
K
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.

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4.9/5

Best day of our vacation!
We had a most wonderful day with our delightful host. The sites, foods and stories were fantastic. We look forward to visiting again in the future. 😊
An excellent personalized tour
Our guide Martim was very knowledgeable and very personable. As we were four people who booked the tour together, Martim proposed several options for each leg of the tour. The result was a spectacular walk along the side of Montserrat, a great 3 course lunch with wine at a small restaurant (BO2) at the foothills of Montserrat and a private tour with the owner of the Can Descregut vinyard. The result was a very relaxing and memorable day in which we gained a better understanding and appreciation of the Catalan region and the passions of its people.

I would highly recommend this tour. Well worth the price! Thanks Martim!
Wonderful Day!
Highly recommend. Andrew is awesome!!! He is knowledgeable and organized and clearly times everything perfectly so that our day ran smoothly. Montserrat is a spectacular place. Our lunch was divine. And the winery and tastings were lovely. Do not hesitate!
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Tour operated by: Spanish Trails