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Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees

8 Days from£1,315
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(Tour code: FYS18)

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 two wonderful railway journeys 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 Red Train
  • Axat
  • Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • Figueres and the Salvador Dalí Foundation
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Journey on the Red Train
    Journey on the Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Salvador Dalí Foundation.

Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Roses

To Roses

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.

  • 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 Red Train
The Red Train

The Red Train to Axat

This morning, our coach takes us to nearby Rivesaltes. From here, we board the charming Red Train to the town of Axat. With open air carriages, all painted in a jolly red colour, this train provides its passengers with wonderful views of the Pyrenees mountains as it winds its way through magnificent scenery. On arrival into Axat, your time is your own to explore this riverside village. 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.

Please note: For departure FYS1801 Days 3 and 6 have swapped around.

  • Days 3-4 - 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.

  • Days 5-6 - 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

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK 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 at the 4-Star Hotel Almadraba Park in Roses

Delicious meals included

  • 14 meals including 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Journey on the Red Train to Axat
  • 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

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.
Kathryn Cambridge
Lynne Broadley
Phil Conde
Lori Mcclaren
Roses, Catalan Coast & Trains of the Pyrenees

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


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