Empordà Emotions organizes a 4-night outing – Culture and Traditions
Price per adult; from € 445
Minimum for 2 people
The trip includes;
Day 1: Alt Empordà – Sant Pere de Rodes
Arrival at the hotel to check-in and enjoy the sun and the beaches of l’Empordà. At sunset, we will go to the Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, which is one of the many witnesses of Catalan Romanesque architecture. From the 11th to the 14th century it was the spiritual centre of Empúries county, and its splendour is shown in the large dimensions of the monastic complex. From the monastery you can enjoy one of the best views of Cap de Creus. Shortly before arriving, there are the remains of the medieval town of Santa Creu de Rodes, among which the church of Santa Elena de Rodes stands out. After the guided tour we will go to Llançà to visit a craft distillery where they elaborate 16 kinds of liquor, all made with herbs from l’Empordà. We will have the opportunity to taste some and buy. Before returning to the hotel we will make a dinner with fish suquet on a terrace by the sea. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2: Alt Empordà – Water’s Cathedral
Breakfast at the hotel and free day to enjoy the sun, the beach or visit one of the wonderful villages of the Empordà. In the evening we will go to Figueres where we find Sant Ferran Castle, which is considered the largest bastioned fortress in Europe and declared a Site of Cultural Interest, listed as a historical-artistic monument. Here we will enjoy a very special visit to the “Water’s Cathedral”. It is an active visit in which a guided tour of the moat is carried out on 4×4 vehicles. The tour includes a visit to the underground countermine’s galleries and navigation on board inflatable boats (the activity is not indicated for people suffering from claustrophobia). At the end, we will have the opportunity walk and do some shopping around Figueres downtown and dinner at any restaurant of the diverse offer that the city offers. Then, accommodation at the hotel.
Day 3: Alt Empordà – Peralada
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the sun, the beach or visit one of the wonderful towns of l’Empordà. At dusk we will go to Peralada for a trip to the past. We will visit the historic centre, which includes the entrance to Sant Domenec Cultural Tourism Center (Museum of the city) where we will discover, among many things, the Romanesque cloister of the 11-12th century and the remains of the Iberian oppidum. We will also enter the church of Sant Martí, stroll through the most important streets and squares discovering Ramon Muntaner’s birthplace or the mythical orchard where Na Mercader defeated the French army soldier. At the end, we will go to the castle tent to have dinner at the seafood buffet with live music. Hotel accommodation.
Day 4: Alt Empordà – Empúries
Breakfast at the hotel. Free day to enjoy the sun, the beach or visit one of the wonderful towns of l’Empordà. By sunset we will go to the Ruins of Empúries for a very special visit and immerse ourselves in antiquity through the technology of virtual reality. An itinerary through the Greek and Roman city, stopping to visit with 3D the audio-visual of the cryptoporticus of the mosaics domus. The highlight of the visit is formed by its public spaces: the forum of the Roman city and the Greek agora, where you can experience an authentic journey into the past through virtual reality glasses that will allow you to see and experience what these spaces were like during the classical era. At the end you can stay for dinner in Sant Martí d’Empúries and enjoy the wonderful gastronomic offer of the village. Hotel accommodation.
Day 5: Alt Empordà – Origin
Breakfast at the hotel and check out. After enjoying the day on the beaches of the area and having lunch, we will go to Castelló d’Empúries for a guided tour of the medieval capital of l’Empordà. Here we find a Gothic gem that is worth discovering: The Basilica of Santa María. Here our services end. End of the trip.