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Escorted Rail Tours to Montserrat

Visit the mountain nature reserve and monastery

Montserrat, (meaning 'jagged mountain' in Catalan), is a mountain near Barcelona that can be seen from miles around. The unusual rock formation of the mountain makes Montserrat a spectacular and easily recognisable sight. The Caribbean island of Monserrat was named after the mountain. The rock formations at Montserrat rise to a height of 4,000 feet (1,224 meters). At the summit are a beautiful nature reserve and monastery, which contains a statue of the virgin of Montserrat "la Moreneta" (Black Madonna), the patron saint of Catalonia.

It is said that an image of the Virgin of Montserrat appeared in a cave in the mountain. The monastery was founded by Abbott Oliba in 1025, although there is evidence that there was a chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary on this site in the year 888. The Romanesque church was built in the 12th century. The Virgin of Montserrat was declared the patron saint of Catalonia by Pope Leon XIII. In the year 1500, Saint Ignatius of Loyola travelled here on a pilgrimage.

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Andalucian Parador Experience

From the heart of cultural Andalucía, explore the very best this stunning destination has to offer, including the historic streets of vibrant Seville and the overwhelming beauty of Granada's UNESCO-listed Alhambra. With a fabulous 4-Star hotel in charming Antequera as your base, this Spanish holiday is sure to delight.

Departs in October 2016 and from May 2017 to October 2017.
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Classic Western Mediterranean Cruise

Step on board the Celebrity Silhouette, for a superb ocean cruise experience through the warm waters of the Western Mediterranean. Boarding at Barcelona, we travel across the sea, stopping at charming ports of call - from Cannes and the Côte d'Azur, to Tuscany and Rome, our tour takes us to the highlights of this beautiful European region.

Departs in September 2017.
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Andalucian Explorer

Showcasing the rich cultural heritage of Andalucía, this tour takes us from Spain's bustling, fashionable capital city, through the iconic Moorish citadel of Granada's Alhambra, to the elegant city of Seville, via the whitewashed passages of Cordoba's Old Town.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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Roses, Cadaques & The Catalan Coast

The beautiful, unspoilt town of Roses is our base for nine nights on the rugged Costa Brava. Our relaxed itinerary introduces the cultural highlights of the region, including the incredible Cap de Creus National Park, the picturesque fishing village of Cadaqués, Barcelona, Figueres and the Dalí Foundation.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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Imperial Cities Of Morocco

This remarkable rail odyssey takes us through North Africa's most beguiling cultural destination, Morocco. During this exciting rail adventure we encounter royal palaces, ancient mosques and minarets, while immersing ourselves in the true flavours of Moroccan life.

Departs from March 2017 to September 2017.
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Madrid, Santiago & the way of St James

Walk in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims before you as you follow the legendary Way of St James, from southern France and across northern Spain to the mighty cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, then continue on to discover the wonders of the beautiful Spanish capital of Madrid.

Departs from May 2017 to October 2017.
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Majorca & The 'Tren de Sóller'

See another side of Majorca on a tour that takes in hidden gems as much as the splendour of the Majorcan coastline. Trips to Palma and Valldemossa complement a fantastic ride on the Tren de Sóller or 'Orange Express'.

Departs from April 2017 to October 2017.
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Medieval Cities Of Spain

From the winding cobbled streets of Toledo to the imposing grandeur of the Alcazar of Segovia, travel back in time to discover the medieval splendour of Spain's illustrious history.

Departs from May 2017 to September 2017.
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Spain's Iconic El Transcantabrico

Experience the elegance and style of Spain's oldest tourist train, El Transcantábrico, on its journey from León to Santiago de Compostela. Explore the glorious coastline and discover the culture and food of northern Spain.

Departs in September 2017.
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The Beauty of Andalucia

Spectacular Moorish palaces and pretty white-washed streets are nestled amongst a rugged landscape of deep gorges and the dramatic Sierra Nevada mountains - the beauty of Andalucía is waiting to be explored.

Departs from April 2017 to September 2017.
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