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Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours

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Address: Placa del Castell, 17474 Peratallada, Spain
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+34 607 89 45 36
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The Empordà (Costa Brava) area is full of interesting places that you may...

The Empordà (Costa Brava) area is full of interesting places that you may like to discover.Obviously you have heard about Dalí; his museum in Figueres, his house in Port-Lligat (Cadaqués) and probably the castle that he bought for his wife in Púbol, what is called the Dalí’s triangle.Maybe you know about some of its medieval villages like Pals or Peratallada, or some of its Romanesque temples like the ones of Sant Pere de Rodes or the one in Vilabertran.But this is not all you can enjoy in the area.From the early past to the present history there is plenty to see.You may like to visit a bunker built by the Republicans during the Spanish Civil War, or discover the village that became the capital of Spain when Madrid and later on Valencia were besieged by the National troops.What about visiting some of its unknown Romanesque temples, enjoying beautiful frescoes from the 12th C. or early tiny chapels used as stables for decades, even a chapel with Masonic symbols.Also walk into an abandoned ancient quarry that for many centuries provided stone to different cultures to build their towns and temples.And visit an urban castle used as a prison until 1965.Enter the remains of the house of Dalí’s father, walk through the village that shelters stories of the only vampire in the country, discover the repellents against witches that have been protecting houses and stables for centuries. An endless list of interesting places and stories which are right here in the Empordà area.Hope you enjoy the stay.

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Informative, fun and professional

I have been on many of Nik's tours both in Catalunya & in France & they are always really enjoyable. Nik is a true professional & researches his subjects in depth. He is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 October 2016
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Girona, Spain
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Girona, Spain
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160 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

I have been on many of Nik's tours both in Catalunya & in France & they are always really enjoyable. Nik is a true professional & researches his subjects in depth. He is passionate about his work & imparts his enthusiasm to everyone on his tours. I have been to Dali's Museum with him 3 times now & each time... More 

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69 Thank FranceSally
Wethersfield, Connecticut
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

From the initial email, it was clear to me that I was going to adore touring with this authentic and personable guide! Nik is fun, knowledgeable, and passionate about the history/culture of the Costa Brava/Emporda region. And is also flexible and very responsive to emails so it was quite easy to collaborate on an itinerary. He has lived there for... More 

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65 Thank NomadLass
wwwnikdusermcom, Animateur du patrimoine at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours, responded to this review

Dear Haydda, when reading your review I've realized we did plenty of things in only three days and there are a lot of anecdotes that will keep me smiling next time I visit those sites. Yep, some surprises were not arranged and just happened, so this was part of the adventure, wasn't it?. In any case I am glad I... More 

Miami
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Ok, we really clicked with Nick. He was an excellent guide, without his expert guidance, explanations and interesting anecdotes about Dali and his art and his wife Dala, it would have never been the same. I highly recommend you hire him for this museum visit. He knows what he is doing, a true professional. One can feel he loves what... More 

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118 Thank martycaso
wwwnikdusermcom, Manager at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours, responded to this review

Dear friends, what could I say to your review? Only that I had loved to stay a bit longer after the tour cuz the conversation we had at the café got pretty interesting and sprightly. Unfortunately as you may remember I had to run that day for a another tour in Monells and whatever the reason the group arrived an... More 

Victoria, BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Eight of us spent a morning with Nik touring the Dali Museum in Figueres. The museum itself is definitely worthwhile on its own but going with a guide provides a much better experience. And Nik has both a deep understanding of and passion for Dali. We saw and learned things we could never have done on our own. Nik is... More 

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124 Thank freestyletoo
wwwnikdusermcom, Animateur du patrimoine at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for leaving a comment Grant and friends. It was really enjoyable spending an extra time after the tour having the chance to know a bit more about your group and country. nik duserm More 

Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

Nik positively made Peratallada come alive in a way that would be impossible to understand on one's own. He is one of the best walking tour guides I've used across Europe. I highly recommend him. He speaks superb English.

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131 Thank samclark2016
wwwnikdusermcom, Manager at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review specially realising that the impression is still retained by you after those last months. I hope we can see each other in a near future. nik More 

Sandy Springs, Georgia, United States
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2016

We got Nik's name from a friend of ours and we loved him! We knew we wanted to go to the Dali Museum and knew how confusing his work was that we needed someone to make sense of it for us...and Nik did a fabulous job! it was my husband, myself and our (2) 20something children who spent the morning... More 

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133 Thank Elyse S
wwwnikdusermcom, animateur du patrimoine at Nik Duserm- Emporda Guided Tours, responded to this review

Dear Elyse, I am glad that the whole of you experienced and shared the experience with so much enthusiasm and also that the rest of the day went perfect with all the indications. Thanks a lot for you sincere recommendation. nik More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2015

My wife and I recently took the Dali Theatre Museum tour with Nik. We aren't art experts, so we knew we would need a guide to help us explain the paintings. We were very impressed with Nik's tour and highly recommend anyone interested in a private tour to go with him. Here are the main reasons I'm giving Nik 5... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2014

My husband and I first met Nik in 2012 in the tourist centre in Peratallada. He was so friendly and helpful that we started looking for him daily to ask him questions about the town and the region. His knowledge about everything was vast and he made it so interesting. Whether we asked about history or art or culture, he... More 

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Girona, Spain
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160 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2014

I have lost count of the number of times I have been on a tour of the region I live in with Nik. They are always interesting & amusing, packed with anecdotes of humourous or strange happenings. This latest tour took us to an abandoned airfield constructed during the Spanish civil war, a delightful hidden romanesque church which still contains... More 

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bet shemesh Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 155 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2013

One glorious Sunday last month[August 2013] I spent the better part of a day exploring the squares & alleyways of the old city of Girona. I had gone because of my interest in the Jewish scholar Nachmanides the great Bible scholar & Chief Rabbi of Catalonia in the 13th century. I gained a lot more. Nik Duserm is a first... More 

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