Highlights of the Spanish Coast & Barcelona

9 days from £629pp.


Barcelona

Visit: Barcelona, Spain

Tossa de mar

Visit: Tossa de mar, Spain

Girona

Visit: Girona, Spain

Besalu

Visit: Besalu, Spain

Montserrat

Visit: Montserrat, Spain

Relax in the delightful Mediterranean resort of Calella and enjoy sightseeing in some of Catalonia's charming towns and cities.

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

To Calella, on the Costa del Maresme, for a six-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Tossa De Mar

Tossa De Mar

Explore the coast on an included excursion visiting Tossa de Mar, a typical Catalan coastal town with narrow cobbled streets, medieval walls, a 14th-century church and plenty of bars. Then it’s on to Lloret de Mar, the liveliest resort on the Costa Brava and finally, historic Blanes, once famous for its lace-making.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Barcelona

Barcelona

Included full-day excursion to Barcelona. Enjoy the delightful atmosphere, particularly along Las Ramblas. Our optional, guided Barcelona sightseeing tour takes in many of the city’s sights, such as the impressive 1992 Olympic Stadium and the bustling Las Ramblas, with free time to explore the bars, cafés and shops.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Girona cathedral

Girona

Included visit to Girona. Behind its charming colourful houses lining the River Onyar lies the Old Town, with its imposing Gothic cathedral, maze of narrow streets and ‘Rambla de la Libertat’. We then make our way to the medieval town of Besalu.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional excursion to the cool of the wooded hills with a local guide. Discover the charms of the local area and enjoy a delicious Catalan lunch before returning to the coast.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Montserrat

Montserrat

Optional excursion to the 9th century Benedictine monastery. Spectacularly situated, its beautiful Basilica and turbulent history make this a fascinating place to visit.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

To the Paris area or northern France for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 8 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Covenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Costa Brava - Coastal resorts and villages
  • Girona & Besalu - Charming medieval town
  • Barcelona - Impressive cultural city
  • Villages of the Auvergne (12 day tour only)

Optional Excursions

  • Catalan Country Tour - Lovely spa town and traditions
  • Montserrat - Spectacular monastery
  • Barcelona Sightseeing Tour - See the main sights
  • Paris Latin Quarter - (12 day tour only )

Notes

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

To Calella, on the Costa del Maresme, for a seven-night stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Explore the coast on an included excursion visiting Tossa de Mar, a typical Catalan coastal town with narrow cobbled streets, medieval walls, a 14th-century church and plenty of bars. Then it’s on to Lloret de Mar, the liveliest resort on the Costa Brava and finally, historic Blanes, once famous for its lace-making. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included full-day excursion to Barcelona. Enjoy the delightful atmosphere, particularly along Las Ramblas. Our optional, guided Barcelona sightseeing tour takes in many of the city’s sights, such as the impressive 1992 Olympic Stadium and the bustling Las Ramblas, with free time to explore the bars, cafés and shops.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Included visit to Girona. Behind its charming colourful houses lining the River Onyar lies the Old Town, with its imposing Gothic cathedral, maze of narrow streets and ‘Rambla de la Libertat’. We then make our way to the medieval town of Besalu.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional excursion to the cool of the wooded hills with a local guide. Discover the charms of the local area and enjoy a delicious Catalan lunch before returning to the coast.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Optional excursion to the 9th century Benedictine monastery. Spectacularly situated, its beautiful Basilica and turbulent history make this a fascinating place to visit.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Enjoy a leisurely day in resort.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

We head to the Auvergne in France, where we stay for two nights.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

The Auvergne is home to no less than eleven of the 150 villages ranked as ‘the most beautiful villages of France’. On this superb included excursion we see four of these, all teeming with heritage, history and stunning architecture. This really is the true Auvergne, a land where time seems to have stood still. Medieval and Romanesque churches and buildings create a most memorable picture. We visit Montpeyroux, a former wine-growing village, one of the real highlights of the Auvergne; Usson, with its magnificent views over the volcanic hills; St. Saturnin with its 13th century castle; and St. Floret, with its medieval buildings, situated in a narrow valley.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Leisurely journey to the Paris area for an overnight stay. Tonight, you can join our optional tour to see this spectacular city at night.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

At a Glance

Tour Overview

  • 8 or 11 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 6 or 9 evening meals
  • Covenient local joining points
  • Travel by Silver Service coach or upgrade to Luxuria

Included Excursions

  • Costa Brava - Coastal resorts and villages
  • Girona & Besalu - Charming medieval town
  • Barcelona - Impressive cultural city
  • Villages of the Auvergne (12 day tour only)

Optional Excursions

  • Catalan Country Tour - Lovely spa town and traditions
  • Montserrat - Spectacular monastery
  • Barcelona Sightseeing Tour - See the main sights
  • Paris Latin Quarter - (12 day tour only )

Notes


Single Room Supplement from £229.00 (9 days).

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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Accommodation

You will stay for six or seven nights at the 4-star Hotel Volga in the coastal resort town of Calella. The hotel is in the centre of the resort, close to the beach. It has a lift, bar, restaurant, lounge and outdoor swimming pool and has a regular entertainment programme during the day and evening.

The 12-day tour will also stay for two nights at the 3-star Mercure in Saint Nectaire.

Overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels.

Spain

Hotel Volga

Volga

Volga


The 4-star Hotel Volga is situated in the coastal resort town of Calella. The hotel is in the centre of the resort, close to the shops and bars and only a short walk to the beach. The Volga has a lift, bar, buffet-style restaurant, lounge and outdoor swimming pool, with pool-side terrace. The bar provides the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee, or a cocktail at night. Enjoy the entertainment programme, which is a regular feature, during the day and evening. All bedrooms have T.V., hairdryer, telephone and air-conditioning.

  • Swimming Pool
  • English Speaking Staff
  • Bureau de Change
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Bath and/or Shower
  • Telephone

If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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*Please note pickups are subject to availability.

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £12pp (up to 6 days duration), £20pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £25pp (9 days duration and over) on all European tours. In addition to this seats on the second row can be reserved for £6pp (up to 6 days duration), £12pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £15pp (9 days duration and over). This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the U.K. port. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law.

    Please note: On some coaches the legroom on front seats may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled for any reason and front/second row seats are not available on your new tour you will be refunded the supplement. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on the main tour coaches. Prices are approximately 90p or 1 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by the driver. Drinks may also be served on the transfer coaches but this is not guaranteed.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure and will depend on where passengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer coaches to and from the U.K. port may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air or TGV holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    We operate a passenger interchange at the Channel port. Transfer coaches, including taxis, minibuses, Megabus and National Express operate to and from the U.K. port. You will join your main tour coach at the port.
    One medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage can be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.
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