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Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona

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Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona

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icon11 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Immerse yourself in the world of Salvador Dalí, and learn about his life and works, on this day trip to Figueres and the Costa Brava from Barcelona. Admire paintings and other mind-bending creations by the 20th-century Spanish artist at the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum in his birthplace of Figueres. Then, tour his beloved Costa Brava to see some of his favorite places, such as the Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat, and Pubol Castle, a later Salvador Dali home. Numbers are limited on this tour for a more personalized experience.
  • Visit Dalí Museum-Theatre in Figueres
  • Personalized small group and commentary
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Best tour for Dali enthusiasts and you'll see hidden treasures off the beaten path

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

Cover at least four Dali sites and haunts in a day, including Port Lligat in winter and Pubol in summer.
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Local guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Personalized small group and commentary
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop off
Entrance tickets to Dalí house in Port Lligat (approx 14 €). Reservations made by local supplier.

Departure Point

C/ Palau de la Música, 1, 08003 Barcelona, Spain

All of our tours meet at our office, which is directly across from the outside cafe area of the Palau de la Musica. We advise that you arrive 15 minutes before the tour starts.

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Return Details

Plaça de Catalunya, 08002 Barcelona, Spain

Depending on the size of the group and the traffic restrictions on the day of the tour, your tour will finish back at the office, or in Placa Catalunya, which is an easy 3-5 minute walk from the office.

Leave central Barcelona by air-conditioned minivan and set off on your day trip. As you travel, listen as your guide shares tales of Salvador Dalí’s life, and gaze out over the passing countryside and villages.

After a while, arrive in Figueres, Dalí’s birthplace and home to his famous Dalí Theatre-Museum. See the house where Dalí was born in 1904, and then continue to the museum. Home to a vast range of Dalí’s creations, it offers a unique insight into his works and artistic vision.

Marvel at the exterior with its giant, rooftop egg sculptures, and use your included ticket to skip any admission lines and head straight inside. Enjoy time to explore at leisure, and view everything from Dalí’s early experiments with cubism to later surrealist works such as the Galatea of the Spheres, and the famed Mae West Room installation.

Having explored here, reconvene with your guide and continue your tour as shown below depending on the time of year. For more details, see the Itinerary section.

Winter: Cadaqués and Port Lligat (September 1 - June 30):
Depart Figueres and make the scenic drive to Cadaqués. Admire this pretty seaside Costa Brava village, and get free time for lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Next, travel to Port Lligat, a coastal village where Dalí built a private retreat, now converted into a museum. Head inside (own expense) to explore, and after a panoramic drive around the spectacular Cap de Creus, finish your tour in central Barcelona.

Summer: Pubol Castle and Platja del Castell (July 1 – August 31): 
Leave Figueres for Pubol Castle, once a home of Dalí and his wife Gala, located in the village of the same name. Visit the Gala Dalí House-Museum in the castle, and after lunch (own expense), venture to the attractive seafront town of Platja del Castell. Admire the castle-like house of muralist Josep Maria Sert, a friend of Dalí, where Dalí visited during the 1930s, and then return to Barcelona, where your trip ends.

Venture to one of the many beautiful beach side towns that dot the Costa Brava coastline. Please remember to bring suitable clothing if you want to enjoy a refreshing dip in the sea or relax on the beach.

Please note: The Salvador Dalí House in Port Lligat is closed between January 1 and January 4, and January 11 to February 11. On these dates, guests will see only the exterior of the house.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Explore Catalunya
8.15am - You will join your tour at our office, which is right across from the world famous Palau de la Musica. You will meet your guide and have an introduction as to what to expect during the day. Your tour begins at 8.30am, but we always recommend arriving 15 minutes before.
Pass By:  
Eixample
8.30am - You will leave Barcelona though the Example district of town. As you head out of the city, your guide will give you a brief history of Barcelona, before letting you sit back and relax on the 90 minute drive to Figueres.
Stop At:  
Dali Theatre-Museum
10.00am - You will arrive at the world famous Dalí Museum-Theatre in Figueres, the birthplace of Dalí, where you will be taken straight past the queues inside. Step inside the surreal world of Salvador Dalí and find a museum like none other. Dalí wanted visitors to see his massive collection as a ‘whole’ work, and for this reason he wanted no catalogues and refused to have his works placed in chronological or subject order. Inside is a world of fantasy mixed with architecture mixed with paintings and sculptures. It’s a complete surrealistic experience.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Cadaques
Schedule September 1st - June 30th 1.00pm - After a morning discovering the art of Dalí, you will head to the beautiful coastal village of Cadaqués. Famous for its white washed Mediterranean houses, narrow shady streets, and sandy bay, this is one of the most picturesque villages on the Costa Brava. But what really stands out for many people is the dramatic drive there, which offers some of the best views in the whole of Catalunya. This is the perfect place for lunch. In the afternoon you will travel just a few minutes up the coast to the even smaller village of Port Lligat.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Salvador Dali House
Schedule September 1st - June 30th 3.30pm - Port Lligat is where Dalí sought the peace and quiet that truly inspired him. This stunning little bay is where he first built then enlarged a simple fisherman's cottage into a magnificent and unique home. You will have the chance to visit inside this unusual building. His studio looks as if he has just stepped out for a stroll, and thanks to the careful way it has been maintained, it's easy to image he is still living in the house. Your guide will regale you with stories about his life there and the, share some secrets about his unusual marriage to his beloved Gala. NOTE: Your tickets will have been pre booked by the office. If you want to take advantage of this, please pay the guide during the day.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Plaza de Catalunya
7.30pm - We end the day in Plaça Catalunya. From here, you can easily take the metro or a taxi back to your hotel. Otherwise, your guide will be more than happy to make some recommendations of where to have dinner.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: Dali House will be closed on the 1st of January, and from the 6th of January until the 11th of February. It is still possible to see the house from the outside.
  • This tour operates only in English.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Explore Catalunya
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona.

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  • "Don’t miss visiting the Dalis jewelry museum attached to the main building." See review
  • "This is indeed a full day’s excursion, about 10 to 11 hours, but well worth the time." See review

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star-5
Fantastic Dalí tour with Rod
Shana_M
, Dec 2021
Our family of four toured to the Dalí museum in Figueres and the Casa Dalí in Port Ligat. We had a wonderful time, and our tour guide Rod was friendly, knowledgeable, engaged and a good driver. The tour made it very easy to see these sights, and the context Rod provided was helpful. It was worth the tour expense rather than navigating the train and bus options, plus we were educated on the way there and back! My only complaint is that we didn’t have quite enough time in the Dalí museum to really soak in the art on our own, and there wasn’t much time to visit the gift store. We managed, but I definitely need to go back one day for another dose!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, If you really want to see as much as possible, joining one of our tours really is the best way to do it. We'd love t spend more time in the museum, but with so much else to do, it's impossible. Having said that, we will look into for our future tours. Thanks and a very Happy New Year.
star-5
Rod was fantastic. Highly...
Ann_M
, Dec 2021
Rod was fantastic. Highly recommend if you want an enjoyable day exploring the museum and also his home in Port Lligat. The connection between his home and many inspirations that he incorporated Into his art is amazing to see. One of our favorite museums and we would like to go back again! Rod was the perfect host to give us history and insights as well as time by ourselves to explore.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hi, I will pass this on to Rod, but on his behalf thank you so much for the things you said. Regards, Robert
star-5
Magical day in Costa Brava
Eliska_M
, Dec 2021
Absolutely one of the highlights of my stay in BCN. So happy I booked this tour off season. Enrique was our guide and he was fun and knowledgeable. I have learned so much about Dali. We ended the tour in a super special place called Cap de Creus with a acoustic guitar player/singer on the top of a mountain and sunset! It was magical!!! Thank you! Would recommend for sure!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello,Wow! It sounds like you had an amazing day. Did you like the guitarist we arranged for you:) Best regards, Robert
star-5
I got to know Dali
Thomas_A
, Dec 2021
Amazing time ... what a deep dive into a genius in such a beautiful immersive setting. The scenery was amazing. The art breathtaking.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello Thomas, Thanks for the review. His work is amazing :) Kind regards, Patricia
star-3
Ask who is the guide
Eszter_d
, Nov 2021
The tour is with the two destinations - Figueres Portlligat - is exceptional, Dali is a genius. Best choice to visit the two places in one day. Our guide was not at the top of his job, unfortunately.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Hello, I'd love to be able to offer an explanation for why your guide was not up to his job, but you don't give any reason why you were not happy. If you send us an email directly to explain why, I will look into it. Best regards, Robert
star-5
Great time
Amy_J
, Nov 2021
Guides were great. Wonderful day. Fantastic view of the artist. The stops were memorable, what a great way to spend a day.
star-5
The van was comfy, and...
Nancy_B
, Nov 2021
The van was comfy, and the trip was well paced- we had the right amount of time at the Dali museum and his house, and we had enough in Cadaques. I'd have been happy to have another hour there, so I could get lunch and ramble about (I had a quick snack and a long walk, others sat down for paella with views of the harbor) but I understand that we needed to get back to Barcelona at a reasonable hour. Our guide Geordie really knew his stuff, and was patient with our questions, interruptions, wanting photos, etc. Six people was a great tour group size. Parts of the trip were very hilly on small roads, so I was grateful someone else was driving! I'd recommend this trip to friends, and would look up Explore Catalunya for other tours if I'm ever back in Barcelona.
star-5
Overall great experience
Joy_Y
, Nov 2021
Our guide was very knowledgable and kind, made sure we got out of the experience as much as possible.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Hi, Thank you for a five star review. Regards, Robert
star-5
Our guide was extremely...
Joyce_P
, Nov 2021
Our guide was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, he was a pleasure. He provided great tips on seeing the best parts of the museum.
star-5
A must
Jhoeland_M
, Oct 2021
It was such a delight to have a Arnau as a tour guide. He’s very knowledgeable and very professional. The Dali museum was a revelation of the person. The quirkiness and genius that is Dali. I am very glad that I was able to experience it. It would make you rethink about certain things. Cadaques was a nice seaside break. Dali’s house was another interesting revelation of the man. Go see it whenever you get a chance.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Hi, There's nothing quite as surreal as Dali! It looks like you had really good day. Thank you, Robert

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