About the tour: Christmas & New Year on the Spanish Coast

If you want to spend Christmas in warmer climes, then join us on this fully escorted tour of the stunning Spanish coast. From your base in Santa Susanna, we offer a number of exciting excursions. From Christmas Eve through to New Year’s Day, ascend Montserrat mountain, explore the magnificent monastery and take in the beautiful natural views. Take a tour along the Costa Brava coastline, and visit the charming towns of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Head inland to the medieval town of Girona, with its painted houses and Gothic churches. With the added opportunity to take a tour of Barcelona and to pay a visit to the stunning Catalan countryside, we also offer guests the chance pay an evening visit to Paris’ Latin Quarter, before returning home, making this a magical Christmas holiday.

Tour Includes


  • 13 nights' accommodation with continental breakfast
  • 1 brunch, 10 evening meals & 1 lunch on Christmas Day
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

14 days from £1,049 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

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

    Travel south to arrive in Santa Susanna on the Costa del Maresme for a ten-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join us today on our included excursion to Montserrat known locally as the “serrated mountain”. We travel through the mountains to the north of Barcelona and the site of the famous Benedictine monastery. In 1025 the Abbot of Ripoli and Bishop of Vic officially founded the Monastery of Montserrat. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries a Romanesque church was built containing a carving of the image of the Mother of God. Over this period pilgrims began to come to Montserrat. Throughout the following centuries the importance of Montserrat grew: in 1223 there is the first account of a boys’ choir there, in 1409 the Monastery became an independent abbey and in 1490 Montserrat's printing press was installed. In 1493 the Monastery's word was spread even further when one of the monks - Bernal Boil - went on a voyage to America with Christopher Columbus. One of the islands in the Antilles was named after Montserrat and this began the spread of the worship of the Mother of God in the Americas. Today there are around one hundred monks who are based at Montserrat Monastery. They follow the Order of St. Benedict and can be distinguished from other orders of Monks by their philosophy – “that there is an importance to everything that every person is”.

    Montserrat Monastery means different things to different people and this is all reflected in its tourist attractions. For many pilgrims to Montserrat it is an entirely spiritual experience. However, if you are not a religious person you will still find that there is a great deal of interest at Montserrat Mountain and Monastery. The chapels, beautiful Basilica and often-turbulent history make it a fascinating place to visit. Surrounded by spectacular scenery a camera is a must on this memorable day. Festivities begin this evening with a gala buffet including wine and cava (Spanish sparkling wine).

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Montserrat
    Montserrat

    Included highlights

    • Montserrat

    Merry Christmas! Relax and celebrate Christmas in resort. Christmas Day lunch with wine and cava is included and during the afternoon there will be a visit from Father Christmas. Then, this evening, you can enjoy dinner in the hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    A further day at leisure in resort for you to relax.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    After a leisurely breakfast join our wonderful included excursion along the Costa Brava. Visit the typical Catalonian coastal town of Tossa de Mar where you have free time to explore the narrow cobbled streets and medieval walls. We continue to Lloret de Mar, the busiest and liveliest resort on the Costa Brava during the main season. Lloret was once a sea trading and ship building town, but is now popular with holiday makers and houses a wide choice of restaurants and plenty of shops.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Tossa de Mar
    Tossa De Mar

    Included highlights

    • Tossa de Mar
    • Lloret De Mar

    Today our optional excursion (included on Silver Service) takes us to the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. The city has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere - particularly along the Ramblas, where you can join the locals casually strolling along the tree-lined walkway, perhaps stopping to enjoy the entertainment offered by the many mime-artists and musicians. Barcelona boasts many amazing buildings designed during the artistic explosion of Modernism - be sure to see the extraordinary Sagrada Familia, a very unconventional church, whose construction is still being finished today.

    An included guided tour will introduce you to the most important sights of the city. Starting by coach, the tour takes you past many of the famous sights of the city to ensure that you see all of the important places of interest. You can admire the unusual scenery of the Eixample district as well the huge Olympic stadium, scene of the great athletic achievements in 1992. We finish the tour on foot at the bustling Las Ramblas, the iconic street in the centre, which runs from the Plaza de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument near the harbour at Port Vell. Here you can explore the cafes and see the mime artists, and from here you will be ideally situated to explore independently the “Barri Gotic”, or Gothic Quarter in the centre of the Old Town, where some of buildings date back to medieval and Roman times.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Barcelona
    Barcelona

    Optional highlights

    • Barcelona (included on Silver Service)

    Today’s included excursion takes you to the charming town of Girona. Behind the colourful houses lining the River Onyar is the Old Town, with its imposing Gothic cathedral and maze of narrow streets. Have a stroll along the pedestrian Rambla de la Libertat lined with arcades, shops and pavement cafés.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Girona
    Girona

    Included highlights

    • Girona

    Today, why not travel into the beautiful Spanish countryside on an optional Catalan Country Tour? The climate of Catalonia is diverse. The populated areas lying by the coast in Tarragona, Barcelona and Girona feature a Mediterranean climate. Inland has a mostly Continental Mediterranean climate while further inland at the Pyrenean peaks, there is a mountain or even Alpine climate. Today we head inland to the cool of the wooded hills. Accompanied by a local guide you will discover the charms of the area. During our excursion a delicious typical Catalan lunch will be served before returning back to the coast. This is the perfect opportunity to allow you to see more than just the sun, sand and sea of the Costas.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Banyoles
    Catalan Country Tour

    Optional highlights

    • Catalan Country Tour

    A further day at leisure in resort. Then, this evening we begin the New Year Celebrations with a gala buffet including wine and cava.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Happy New Year! A leisurely day to relax and recover from last night’s celebrations! We have a brunch buffet this morning instead of breakfast and then this evening you can enjoy dinner in the hotel.

    • Included meals: Brunch, Dinner

    We travel north to our overnight hotel in central France.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    We continue our journey north through the French countryside to our hotel on the Paris outskirts where we stay overnight. We travel into the centre of Paris where you can join an optional River Seine Cruise. Lasting for approximately one hour, we cruise on one of the sightseeing Bateaux along the Grand River Seine. A great chance to see the city from a different view, you will sail past the elegant buildings and under the bridges for which Paris is justly proud. Enjoy the accompanying commentary and admire the outstanding views as you sit back and relax.

    This evening you can join an optional visit to the Paris Latin Quarter to bring your holiday to a memorable end. No visit to Paris is complete without an evening visit to the bustling “Quartier Latin”, a bustling area of restaurants, cafes and souvenir shops to the south of the Ile de la Cité and Notre Dame. Since the 13th century this area has been dominated by the Sorbonne, the University of Paris, and the name comes from the early students there who used to speak in Latin. Here you can join in the atmosphere, explore the famous streets and browse the souvenir shops or perhaps purchase a meal in one of the numerous establishments from the chic and expensive to the cheap and definitely cheerful.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Paris
    Paris

    Included highlights

    • Paris

    Optional highlights

    • Latin Quarter
    • River Seine Cruise

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    FESTIVE MEALS

    Christmas Eve -  Gala buffet with wine and cava included

    Christmas Day - Lunch with wine and cava, visit from Father Christmas, mince pies, three-course evening meal

    New Year's Eve - Gala buffet with wine and cava

    New Year's Day - Brunch buffet with wine and cava


    Please note that it may be necessary to amend the running order of your itinerary slightly. 




     

    Travel Insurance from £38.00 (14 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £369.00 (14 days).

    Christmas & New Year on the Spanish Coast 14 days from £1,049pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    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.

    You will stay for ten nights at the 4-star Hotel Florida Park, close to the shops and beaches of Santa Susanna. There will be a programme of entertainment, with shows and activities such as fancy dress, flamenco, games and live music. All meals are buffet style and brunch is available in addition to breakfast, everyday between 8.00 and 12:00 if not joining excursions.The hotel offers 50% discount off the use of the spa facilities and 50% discount is offered to Leger guests on all drinks and snacks from 2.00pm until 6.00pm.

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


    Best Western Plus Paris Orly Airport

    4 avenue Charles Lindbergh, 94150 Rungis Cedex,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    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 £14pp (up to 6 days' duration), £22pp (7 & 8 days' duration) and £25pp (9 days' duration and over) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on the front row and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for £7pp (up to 6 days duration), £14pp (7 & 8 days duration) and £17pp (9 days duration and over). Guaranteed front/second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the interchange. Children under 15 years cannot occupy a front row seat due to French Law. Central view seats are free.

    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 interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers 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 vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air 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.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    alcohol can only be taken on board our vehicles at the discretion of your driver.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is 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 should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats

    Find your nearest pickup point

    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      Why not go the night before your tour for a relaxing start?

      You can park for FREE for up to seven days at the Holiday Inn Ashford North and enjoy an overnight stay with English breakfast from just £39.50 per person (Based on 2 sharing a twin/double room on a B&B basis, subject to availability. Single supplements and terms and conditions apply.) We’ll then collect you from the hotel on the day of departure and return you there at the end of your holiday.

      To book this package, please call the hotel on 01233 713333, quoting ‘Leger Holidays’ and your booking reference. If your holiday is longer than seven days you can pay for additional days’ parking. Ask one of our friendly reservations team for more details when you book your holiday

      On most holidays if you’d prefer to join your tour coach at Stop 24 services, you can park your car in the car park which is accredited by the Park Mark safer parking scheme and is monitored 24 hours a day by CCTV. Payment for the parking is made on arrival using the self-service machines. Excludes holidays to Ireland and the U.K. and tours travelling via Brittany Ferries.

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £35 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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