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

8 daysFrom $1,875 per person

2020 Tour code: FYS20

About the tour

Uncovering the hidden gems of one of Spain's finest regions, this tour of the Catalan coast sees us take a wonderful railroad journey into the Pyrenees Mountains, venture to the vibrant city of Girona and see the birthplace of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí.

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Itinerary

Day 1 - 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.

Includes
  • Dinner
Roses
Day 2 - 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, colorful 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Pont de Pedra, Girona
Days 3-4 - 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 color, 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.

On some departures, the Yellow Train may not operate due to engineering works. On these departures, you enjoy an excursion on the captivating Montserrat Railroad, which climbs to the breathtaking clifftop monastery of Montserrat.

Includes
  • Day 3 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
Days 5-6 - The Núria Valley Rack Railroad

We take a journey on the excellent Núria Valley Rack Railroad. One of the only ways to access the valley, this rack railroad 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.

Includes
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
Nuria Valley Cogwheel Railroad
Day 7 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Dali Foundation, Figueres
Day 8 - 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.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Return to London

Additional information

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.

Hotel

Almadraba Park Hotel, Roses

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Trains

Eurostar
Nuria Valley Rack Railroad
The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

Reviews

100% of travelers would recommend this tour

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Mrs M Williams

Submitted Sep 23, 2019

An excellent trip. Good hotel. Good itineraries.

Mr B Ward

Submitted Oct 25, 2018

Excellent organisation, first class tour leader,hotel of high standard and good compgnons.

Mr A Woods

Submitted Oct 23, 2018

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.

Mr R Firth

Submitted Oct 23, 2018

Excellent vacation. 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.

Mrs M Rimmer

Submitted Jul 18, 2018

Organisation great Tour manager could not have been better Hotel in Spain was lovely

Mr R Ridley

Submitted Jul 18, 2018

It was a good vacation. Hotel was good the hotel food was excellent.

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