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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
Entrance tickets to Dalí house in Port Lligat (approx 11 euros). Reservations will be made by local supplier.
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Hotel pickup and drop off

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 Cataluna
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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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
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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
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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.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Salvador Dali Museum, Port Lligat and Cadaques Small Group tour from Barcelona.

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star-5
Arnold was a great guide and the tour was fabulous!
Erin_M
, Aug 2021
We had the best time with Arnold!! He was so knowledgeable and nice!! We learned a lot! The drive was relaxing and Arnold made us feel comfortable!
star-5
An Excellent Day exploring Dali!
Ashley_N
, Aug 2021
Rod was a terrific tour guide! We had a wonderful time exploring Figueres, Pubol, and a beautiful beach outside of Barcelona. There was a nice balance of time to explore and guided tour time. I highly recommend this experience for any Dali fan.
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Loved the Salvador Dali Tour!
DianaG_B
, Jul 2021
I took the full day tour from Barcelona to the Dali Museum in Figueres (with a bit of time to explore the town on our own) and the Gala Dali Castle in Pubol. We ended the day with a brief trip to the beach. I absolutely loved this tour. Our guide, Rodrigo, was very knowledgeable, as well as being a very entertaining guide -- he brought far more to the tour than I could have experienced on my own. The small group (five people plus Rodrigo) was the perfect size. I was delighted finally to see the Dali Museum, as I had heard about it for years but had never had the opportunity to visit. However, I believe that my favorite part of the tour was the Gala Dali Castle, as I really didn't know anything about it prior to the tour, and it was such a delightful surprise. It was a beautiful medieval castle and a beautiful setting, with enough quirky Dali touches to make it a wonderful 20th century home for Salvador and Gala. I look forward to returning to Barcelona and taking more tours of a similar sort.
star-5
Into the life of Dali
Hon
, Jul 2021
I love that this is a small format tour where you get to know more about your fellow traveler as well as our guide Rod. He painted the life of Dali expertly and alsoprovided interesting historical facts about Spain/Catalonia as we drove to the various attractions. The Dali museum is the main attraction of the tour and I throughly enjoyed it. Gala’s castle give us insight to Dali love for his muse. I was mildly interested in Dali and is now fascinated by him. Overall a great tour!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
10/10 recommend
Dora
, Jul 2021
We really enjoyed the tour, it was very well organised. Enrique was telling us super interesting Dalí stories during the car ride. Thank you for this great day!
star-5
Worth the money
Athena_S
, Mar 2020
This tour was fantastic. Enrique was fabulous and made it enjoyable. H e really knew the area. Loved the museum, house and lighthouse because small group. Food was excellent along the water.
star-5
Dali museum tour
Cheryl
, Mar 2020
Excellent experience. If you love Dali art, you will love the museum. Also be sure to include a visit to the Dali and Gala house. Beautiful property. Enjoyed a great lunch in the village too. Our guide Enrique, was excellent. I highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Surreal Experience of the immortal Dali.
Lauren_A
, Mar 2020
We had a most amazing day visiting the Dali museum Figueres and his home in Port Lligat. Our small group was a perfect size. Arnau, our tour guide, was incredibly knowledgeable and gave us the summary of Dalis life on the 2 hour drive to Figueres then walked us inside the museum and laid out the best way to experience it. The museum itself was a magical insight into the mad genius himself and included the jewel collection as well. Next up lunch in lovely Cadaqués topped by the optional tour of Dalis home- don’t miss it! On the ride gone we asked Arnau about all things Catalunya and he gave us a greater understanding of the culture and perspective of the entire region. Truly special. Be prepared to spend the whole day. Don’t miss this if you love art and culture.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, Another great review for Arnold and our tour. Thank you so much, Robert
star-5
Great tour
Kimberle
, Mar 2020
This tour was great. I was so excited for the Dali museum that I fell when we were walking towards it and tried to take a pic. Other people from the group checked in on me and our tour guide, Gloria, went out of her way twice to get me ice and made sure I was ok. Despite this little fall, everything was great!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, I really appreciate you sending us this review. Gloria is so attentive and I know that she will be touched that you wrote this. Thank you, Robert
star-5
Dali museum and house
marney_w
, Feb 2020
We had a fabulous day out yesterday at the Dali museum (including jewels section which was exceptional). Lots to see with highlights including the Mae West room. Our guide Gloria was very charming and knowledgeable and we were able to make the most of the day because of the context that she provided on the journey, and information in the museums. Cadaques is a beautiful seaside town for the lunch stop (we brought a picnic but there were lots of options for dining), and then we went to Dali’s house nearby. This is 14 euros extra, or 8 euros for those over 65. Bring age ID. The house is by the sea with amazing views. It has lots of Dali’s personal possessions, the studio set up, and has a pretty garden. Our driver Marcelo provided a safe, smooth ride, allowing us to admire the views of the Catalan countryside as we went. Thank you Gloria and Marcelo!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Hello, Thank you so much for your great review, Gloria and Marcelo will be very happy to hear that you had such a lovely day. Kind regards, Ester

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