Sitges is a place to visit on holiday if you love the beach. It also offers activities such as watersport, art, festivals and shops and nightlife. However, if you would like to discover some of the surrounding areas of Sitges, we have given some popular options below.
On this page we cover the excursions from Sitges that may appeal more to adults. These include wine tours, nearby historical towns and cities and the Costa Garraf national park. I will cover what excursions are on offer, plus how to get there and any other practical information that you may require.
If you are on holiday with the kids and are looking for something to keep them busy, see our guide to day trips from Sitges. This will provide you more family orientated options, including water parks, theme parks and glass bottom boats.
Many people who go on holiday to Barcelona take day trips to Sitges. However, it is perhaps an even more viable option to travel from Sitges into Barcelona for a day out. This will offer you the opportunity to spend a day in the hustle bustle of this cosmopolitan city, returning to the relative calm of Sitges for a sundowner by the sea.
Barcelona can be reached from Sitges in under an hour by train. You will arrive in the city centre where shops, tourist attractions and restaurants are in easy reach. We have an entire site dedicated to what Barcelona has to offer for tourists, so take a look and see what may interest you in the city - Barcelona Tourist Guide.
For a detailed guide of how to get to Barcelona by train, bus or taxi, see our Guide to transport between Barcelona and Sitges.
Tarragona is an area of Catalunya, but it is also a city lying at the southernmost point of the region. The city itself is renowned within Spain for its history and its beautiful old buildings. It has now been classified as a World Heritage site and is a must-see for history fans. It is jam-packed with Roman ruins and monuments. It is located on the coast on top of a large hill. For this reason it offers impressive views of Catalunya's coastline.
For a day trip from Sitges it is not as easy to reach as Barcelona. You will need to take two trains to get there, or alternatively, a train and then a bus.
Tarragona sits approximately 50km south of Sitges. There are no direct buses running from Sitges to Tarragona.
It is necessary to catch a train from Sitges station to Vilanova I Geltru - this journey lasts only 6 minutes and there are three trains every hour. From Vilanova I Geltru you can catch another train that will take you to Tarragona city centre. This journey will take approximately 20 minutes and there are normally two trains each hour. For exact information regarding train times and prices, check the Renfe website.
If you chose to take a taxi this would take approximately 50 minutes.
Taxi fare: €250.00
Inland from Sitges sits the national park - Parc del Garraf. The arid landscape offers a Mediterranean feel. The area is popular amongst nature lovers for its flora and fauna and its calcareous rock.
It is possible to take a guided tour of the region in a mini bus. The tour lasts approximately 4 hours and takes in a visit to the park's visitor centre, a walk and an opportunity to taste some local produce.
Reservations Telephone: +34 93 597 1819
Pick Up Point: Sitges Tourist office, Calle de la Sinia Morera, 1.
Times: 09:00 - 15:00
If you would prefer to discover the delights of the park in your own time then it will be necessary to get there by car. There are two places in Sitges where cars can be rented - see our Guide to car rental in Sitges.
The region of Catalunya is renowned for creating some of Spain's best wines and cavas. What better way to spend a day than heading from vineyard to vineyard, tasting tipples as you go? The area of Vilafranca del Penedés lies just inland from Sitges and plays host to a number of vineyards. Just beyond this you will find the town of Sant Sadurni d'Anoia, where cava is so important that their bollards are in the shape of cava corks.
The entire region of Catalunya is dotted with vineyards. Sitges tourist information offer a helpful map detailing the vineyards in the region. Once you have this map you can choose which vineyards you are interested in seeing. The map provides contact details for each of the vineyards. If you are interested in a tour of the vineyard you can call them directly to see whether this will be possible. Most vineyards will not charge for this service, however some will require that you book a place in advance. With many of the smaller vineyards it is possible to simply arrive at their door and ask to have a look around - you'll just have to hope that they are not on their lunch break.
The area surrounding Sitges has a lot to offer for all different tastes. If you are on holiday in Sitges it is worth considering a day away from the beach to learn more about what Catalunya has to offer.