About the tour: Christmas on the Spanish Coast

Banish the winter blues and spend the holiday season in warmer climes on the Spanish coast. Spend Christmas Eve sightseeing in Barcelona and Christmas Day relaxing in the stunning resort of Calella. Then, enjoy Boxing Day touring Costa Brava’s scenic coastline, with visits to Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar on this festive coach tour to Spain. What’s more, you’ll also have the opportunity to witness the mighty Monserrat monastery, offering spectacular views over the surrounding area.

Tour Includes


  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast & 5 evening meals
  • Buffet lunch is available every day in resort for guests not joining excursions
  • Convenient local joining points
  • Travel by executive coach or upgrade to Silver Service

9 days from £699 pp

DATES & PRICES

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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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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    Please note buffet lunch is available every day in resort for guests not joining excursions

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

    Travel south to arrive in our resort on the Costa del Maresme for a five-night stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we travel 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 optional 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, 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

    Included highlights

    • Barcelona

    Optional highlights

    • Barcelona Guided Sightseeing Tour

    Merry Christmas! Relax and celebrate Christmas in resort.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, 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
    Costa Brava Coastline
    Costa Brava Coastline

    Included highlights

    • Costa Brava

    Join us today on our optional 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.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Montserrat
    Montserrat

    Optional highlights

    • Montserrat

    We have an early start this morning as we leave Spain behind and make our way through Catalonia. We cross the border into France and arrive at our hotel on the outskirts of Paris for two nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Included, full-day visit to Paris. To make sure you see the major sights, join our optional, guided sightseeing coach tour which takes in sights such as the famous Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Élysées, and Place de la Concorde. Later, you can enjoy a different view of the city on our optional River Seine Cruise, as you sail past elegant buildings and under the bridges for which Paris is justly proud.

    • Included meals: Breakfast
    Paris
    Paris

    Optional highlights

    • Paris
    • River Seine Cruise

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Additional Information

    FESTIVE MEALS

    Christmas Eve - Gala dinner with wine and cava

    Christmas Day - Lunch with wine and cava  


     

    Single Room Supplement from £219.00 (9 days).

    Christmas on the Spanish Coast 9 days from £699pp

    OR Call our reservations team 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 five nights at the 4-star Hotel Volga in Calella.

    The hotel has a lift, bar area, lounge and restaurant. All meals are buffet-style. Wine and water is included with meals in resort and 50% discount is offered to Leger guests on all drinks and snacks from 2pm until 6pm. There will be a programme of entertainment, with shows and activities such as fancy dress, flamenco, games and live music.

    Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

    Situated on the western outskirts of Paris, the Holiday Inn Paris-Versailles-Bougival provides an ideal base. A journey of less than half an hour takes you to the heart of the city and the main attractions. All bedrooms are well appointed and feature a T.V., telephone, hairdryer and air-conditioning. The Restaurant Cape Sud serves fine Mediterranean themed and traditional French cuisine, and the hotel also offers a lift.


    Hotel Features

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    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.


    Hotel Features

    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bureau de Change
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available

    Room Features

    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • 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
    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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    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 £38 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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      Christmas on the Spanish Coast 9 days from £699pp

      OR Call our reservations team on:
      01709 787 463