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Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees

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(Tour code: FYS20)

Uncover the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions

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.

  • Roses
  • Girona
  • Journey on the Yellow Train
  • Time at leisure in Roses
  • Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • Figueres and the Salvador Dalí Foundation
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Yellow Train
    Journey on the Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Selected Departures Guaranteed

Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees 2020Tour Details

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Day 1 Roses

To Roses

Meet your group and 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.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Pont de Pedra, Girona
Pont de Pedra, Girona


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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 3-4 The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

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.

  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
Days 5-6 Nuria Valley Cogwheel Railway
Nuria Valley Cogwheel Railway

The Núria Valley Rack Railway

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.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Dali Foundation, Figueres
Dali Foundation, Figueres

Figueres and the Salvador Dalí Foundation

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Return to London
Return to London

Return home

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.

  • Breakfast

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend arriving to, and departing from, London Gatwick or London Heathrow airport (LGW or LHR). London Gatwick is approximately 30 miles from your start and end point, and London Heathrow is approximately 19 miles from your start and end point.

Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure Times

You may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included

An escorted experience and travel during your tour

  • The services of a professional Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our dedicated Departure Office in St Pancras
  • Standard Class rail travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 7 nights hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Hotel Almadraba Park in Roses

Delicious meals included

  • 14 meals including 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners, with a glass of wine with each dinner including a farewell dinner

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Yellow train
  • Excursion to Girona with an introductory guided tour and time at leisure
  • Journey on the Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • Visit to Figueres and the Salvador Dalí Foundation.
  • Time at leisure in Roses

Not Included

  • Flights and Airport transfers


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Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees

Uncover the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions


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