Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees
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Uncovering the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions, this tour of the Catalan coast sees us take a wonderful railway journey into the Pyrenees Mountains, venture to the vibrant city of Girona and see the birthplace of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.
Meet your Tour Manager at our dedicated departure office at London St Pancras today before boarding the Eurostar service to Paris where we change trains taking us down through France and across the border to Spain. We stop in Figueres from where we transfer to our hotel in Roses, and enjoy dinner.
Our excursion today takes us to Girona where we enjoy an introductory guided tour followed by time at leisure. A well-preserved example of a Spanish medieval town, Girona's bustling streets are home to a treasure trove of winding alleys, colourful buildings and fascinating and diverse galleries and museums. It's ownership has changed multiple times across the centuries, with each civilisation lending its own personal touch to the city's skyline. The cathedral is an excellent example of this, used as a mosque by Moorish rulers before being re-purposed as a Christian church.
This morning, our coach takes us to nearby Thuir in the French Pyrenees, from where we head to Villefranche. From here, we board the charming Yellow Train for a round trip. With carriages, all painted in a jolly yellow colour, this train provides its passengers with wonderful views of the Pyrenees mountains as it winds its way through magnificent scenery.
Your following day is at leisure. You may wish to spend the day in nearby Barcelona. One of Spain's finest cities, Barcelona is enigmatic, fascinating and truly beautiful.
We take a journey on the excellent Núria Valley Rack Railway. One of the only ways to access the valley, this rack railway showcases this part of the world at its rugged best as it climbs 7 miles from Ribes de Freser. The Núria Valley is a tranquil oasis populated only by hikers visiting the religious sanctuary here, and the occasional sailing boat drifting across the reservoir. Day 6 is at leisure.
Today we visit the classic Catalan town of Figueres, where surrealist artist Salvador Dalí was born. With its stone buildings, marble plazas and impressive architecture, Figueres is a delight to wander around. During our time here, we pay a visit to the Salvador Dalí Foundation, a museum designed by the artist himself.
We leave Roses and the Catalan Coast as we travel by rail to Paris. On arrival, we change for the Eurostar, taking us back to London St Pancras International.
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An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
Delicious meals included
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
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Excellent organisation, first class tour leader,hotel of high standard and good compgnons.
Food in hotel was mediocre in our view, advertised trip on the yellow train was cancelled which we were looking forward too,but substitute day was fine except the guided tour of Perpignan which was a bit long winded.
Excellent holiday. Only reason for rating as 4 star was the hotel. It was situated 2 miles outside Roses with no transport in October (other than that arranged by tour manager). The meal provision was adequate but repetitive - a Spanish evening would have been good, after all we were in Spain! Finally, for anyone not good at walking, it was virtually impossible to leave the hotel - steps, rough paths, roads with no pavements.
Organisation great Tour manager could not have been better Hotel in Spain was lovely
It was a good holiday. Hotel was good the hotel food was excellent.
Excellent hotel and location. A couple of the excursions could have been better thought out.
Well organized and hassle free
Pretty good all round with excellent Little Train journeys
Splendid organisation , lovely hotel. Choice menu and a tour guide who was absolutely first class
We were blessed with wonderful weather, a really good hotel, staff and room and food and were able to relax and enjoy the programme and our own activities away from the group
Uncover the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions