About the tour: Little Trains of the Pyrenees at Christmas

Join us on this unique festive break as we enjoy a number of rail journeys around the Pyrenees! This wonderful tour, based in the popular resort of Roses on the Costa Brava, takes you to some of the most spectacular sights of northeastern Spain. Three remarkable rail rides will leave you with lasting memories, including the Roses Express to explore the Cap de Creus Nature Park, the Núria Valley Railway, and the highlight of the holiday, the Red Train, which meanders through vineyards from the mountains to the sea. With a day at leisure on Christmas Day to unwind in resort, this extraordinary tour is a fantastic way to spend the festive period!

Tour Includes

  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Lunch on Christmas Day
  • Convenient local joining points

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.
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  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

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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 our overnight hotel in the Paris area.

    We continue south through France and into Spain, to reach the resort of Roses for five nights.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    This morning we board the Roses Express (little town train) for an included trip to the Cap de Creus Nature Park where we can admire the impressive sea views. Please note that the tracks on this tour are dusty, therefore, we recommend suitable footwear. This afternoon you have time leisure for you to begin your own exploration of the town. Roses is a modern town with shopping, restaurants and bars. Located on the northern edge of the Costa Brava, it is home to some of the most attractive but least crowded beaches in the area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Roses

    Included guided excursion, as we head back into France, and to Rivesaltes, where we join the Train du pays Cathere et du Fenouillèdes (also known as the Red Train). We journey through vineyards into the verdant heart of the French Pyrenees – from the mountains to the sea – to the pretty town of Axat. In the afternoon, on the way back to Roses, we make a short stop in Perpignan for shopping.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    The Red Train of the Pyrenees
    The Red Train of the Pyrenees

    Included Highlights

    • The Red Train of the Pyrenees

    A relaxing day in resort, before Christmas lunch at the hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Included guided excursion on the Rack Railway up to the Sanctuary of Nuria. Located in the Eastern Pyrenees, the mountain resort of Vall de Nuria, sits high above the Ribes Valley. Breathtaking scenery awaits as we climb more than 100 metres over the 12 kilometre journey. We enjoy a tasting of some local products.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Rack Railway
    Nuria Valley

    Included Highlights

    • Nuria Valley

    We leave Roses and head north through France to our overnight hotel on the outskirts of Paris.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Please note that the order of the day by day itinerary may change. Full details will be provided with your final documents.

    Please note that over the Christmas season due to traditional celebrations/festivals some of the cities, towns, villages and hotels facilities may close early or be closed.

    Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (8 days).


    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 3-star Prestige Coral Platja Hotel in Roses. The hotel belongs to the Prestige Hotels chain, and is situated on the seafront on Santa Margherita Beach and only two kilometres from the centre of Roses.

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

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