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How to Spend 1 Day in Tarragona

How to Spend 1 Day in Tarragona

One of Catalonia’s major cities, Tarragona was once an ancient Roman colony, and the city is still littered with archaeological UNESCO World Heritage sites today. The port city is also known for its proximity to pretty beaches, its perfectly fresh seafood, and its youthful energy. Here’s how to make the most of your 1-day stay in Tarragona.

Morning: Sightseeing in Style

Tarragona is a city with serious historical and cultural acumen; whether you’re staying in town or zipping down from Barcelona for the day, begin your excursions with a wide-ranging sightseeing tour. Embark on a walking tour to stroll the Rambla Nova (the city’s main thoroughfare) and glimpse its UNESCO-listed Roman amphitheater, or set off on a hop-on-hop-off-trolley tour to see such attractions as Tarragona Cathedral and the Roman circus (Circ Roma). 

Afternoon: Beachy Adventures

Pause for a vermouth aperitivo and tapas snacks before heading to the water’s edge. Tarragona is blessed with sultry temperatures and proximity to a number of Blue Flag–rated beaches. Depending on your aquatic preferences, you can enjoy a private sailing excursion, go on a fast-paced motorboat adventure, or simply enjoy a relaxing swim and some sunbathing. Popular hubs such as nearby Cambrils and Salou are just a quick taxi or train trip away.

Evening: Wining and Dining

Wine has been produced in and around Tarragona since ancient times, and no day trip is complete without indulging in the city’s vinous highlights. Grenache is frequently grown in the region, while cava is also produced nearby. Enjoy an early evening tasting session and learn about Tarragona’s viticultural traditions when you venture to an area winery or wine bar. Once the sun has set, finish off your day with a dinner to remember: The city boasts Michelin-starred and -recommended eateries, so you’ll have no shortage of choice.

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Costa Daurada Private Sailing Trip

Costa Daurada Private Sailing Trip

Experience Catalonia’s Costa Daurada with this flexibly-timed private sailing excursion. After choosing the ideal length of your day at sea—four and eight hour trips are available—embark from Club Nautic Cambrils with a professional skipper. Craft your adventure and learn how to sail the boat (weather permitting), swim at a gorgeous beach or in the open sea, or just kick back as the captain navigates the region’s beautiful waters.
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  • 4 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$420.99
per group
From
$420.99
per group

Visit winery and wine tasting

Visit winery and wine tasting

Visit the museum and country wine tasting. This activity includes a visit to our showrooms and taste of our products. Enjoy 150m2 of exposure of our private collection and remember or learn how our ancestors lived and worked. Finally, you can have a taste of 6 products.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$12.03
From
$12.03
Taking safety measures

Private Arrival Transfer: Reus Airport (REU) to Tarragona Center

Private Arrival Transfer: Reus Airport (REU) to Tarragona Center

Use a door to door transfer, a comfortable and hassle free service that will allow you to enjoy your journey from the moment you arrive to the beautiful city of Tarragona. Your driver will be waiting for you in Reus International Airport arrival hall and will take you straight to your centrally located hotel in Tarragona.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$29.53
Price varies by group size
From
$29.53
Price varies by group size
Taking safety measures