Girona's picturesque waterfront

City Walk & Wine Tasting in the Empordà Region, Girona


The Costa Brava is known for its extensive history and exquisite vineyards, both perfect for a day trip. Start in the city of Girona, where you'll explore its colorful history and medieval architecture with strolls through the old quarter's cobbled streets and pretty gardens. Along the way, stop to visit Girona's stunning Gothic cathedral and the Jewish heritage center of Bonastruc Sa Porta.

As a former home to Greeks, Romans, Visigoths, and Franks, Girona has stood the test of time via countless attacks by armies from near and far, which you can discuss with your guide. The local Catalans who live here have tastefully respected the town's unique history in carrying out the artistic, architectural, and cultural traditions since its founding nearly 2,000 years ago.

You can have lunch in Girona before driving to a small wine producer in the Costa Brava's Empordà region. This area stretches from the town of Figueres in Catalonia to the French border. Although not as big as other viticulture regions in Spain, Empordà is known to produce delicious wines like white grenache, tempranillo, Macabeo, and syrah. There's a long wine-producing legacy here—historians say that vineyards have been in this area since the 5th century BCE.

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