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Best of Tarragona

Travel back in time to Roman Tarraco

Best of Tarragona

This spectacular chauffeured trip to southern Catalonia explores the ancient Roman town of Tarragona once capital of the Roman Empirewith its amphitheater that held the fights between gladiators in the 2nd century AC; its circus, used for horse and chariot races in the 1st century AC with a capacity of 30,000 spectators; and the ancient Roman walls as well as the incredibly well-preserved and still-active Benedictine Catholic monastery of Poblet. A shorter version of 5 hours is also offered but only visiting Tarragona.

Sites covered in 9 hours:

a trip to Tarragona visiting the:

  • Roman walls
  • Amphitheater
  • Praetorium and Roman circus
  • medieval Cathedral of Tarragona
  • Jewish Quarter

And a trip to the royal monastery of Santa Maria of Poblet

Not necessarily. We will visit sites in the most efficient and logical order, customized to take into account your hotel’s location, where you’d like the tour to finish, and the best timing to avoid crowds.

The tour takes place rain or shine. The weather in Tarragona is very pleasant and sunny most of the time -even warmer than in Barcelona- and never extremely hot or cold. However, we do get occasional rain, mostly March to May and October to November. Check the weather forecast before the tour and be prepared to enjoy your time in Tarragona, rain or shine.

Of course! With young children, we may limit the number of site visits and take short breaks to enjoy an ice cream.

Tarragona is unfortunately not very accessible by wheelchair. Most Roman sites like the amphitheater don’t have ramps. There are many high steps too.

Some museums and monuments do have different schedules during the winter. Unfortunately most Mondays and Sundays afternoon and holidays most Roman sites are closed.

Yes. Please let us know if you would like to attend a ceremony when booking so we can properly schedule and adapt the tour to your needs.

The monastery and the Cathedral of Tarragona ask female visitors to cover their shoulders inside of the church and not wear shorts or miniskirts. If you are visiting Tarragona in the summer time, just make sure to bring a scarf to cover your shoulders in the church, and avoid wearing shorts that day.

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