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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
I was with a group of five people total, and we were hesitant to book this trip because it was on the pricier side. However, we are so thankful we did! Everything about it was perfect. Craig our tour guide was so personable, so knowledgeable, and really he felt like just one of the group. There were so many small touches along the entire day that made this so special. After the museum, Craig had a special gift for us, he drove the van around to places so we would not have to walk, and we learned so much that we would not have learned if we were in a big tour group. Learning about Dali was something I’ll never forget. Craig was such a great tour guide, we even talked about him the rest of our days in Spain. He gave us insider tips on what to do with the rest of our time in Barcelona and was just a genuinely very nice person. Highly recommend! Thank you Craig!
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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 (9)

5.0/5

Highlight of our Spain experience
I was with a group of five people total, and we were hesitant to book this trip because it was on the pricier side. However, we are so thankful we did! Everything about it was perfect. Craig our tour guide was so personable, so knowledgeable, and really he felt like just one of the group. There were so many small touches along the entire day that made this so special. After the museum, Craig had a special gift for us, he drove the van around to places so we would not have to walk, and we learned so much that we would not have learned if we were in a big tour group. Learning about Dali was something I’ll never forget. Craig was such a great tour guide, we even talked about him the rest of our days in Spain. He gave us insider tips on what to do with the rest of our time in Barcelona and was just a genuinely very nice person. Highly recommend! Thank you Craig!
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!
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Tour operated by: Spanish Trails