Group Travel Tour Operator for holidays to Catalonia, Spain
A Spanish New Year – Beaches, Bubbly and Barcelona!
Ring in the New Year in Spain!
Next New Year’s Eve, why not enjoy a festive break? Discover the charming Mediterranean town of Calella, on Catalonia’s stunning Costa Maresme. The area benefits from unspoiled scenery, numerous Blue Flag beaches and a mild year-round temperature. It is also just an hour’s drive north of Barcelona. So make this festive period one to remember with a Spanish New Year.Read more
Celebrate a Spanish New Year seeing the Jewels of Catalonia
In addition to miles of sandy beaches, Calella offers a tree-lined promenade and a quaint old town centre. There are many shops to spend all your Christmas money and bars in which to enjoy a glass of sangria or a cerveza in the winter sunshine. A walk up to the clifftop lighthouse at the end of town affords especially beautiful views along the coast. Perhaps explore some of Catalonia’s highlights. Nearby, the bustling regional capital, Barcelona, offers something for all to discover. History lovers will enjoy the Gothic old quarter or historic Montjuic. Art enthusiasts can discover Barcelona’s famous art and architecture, from Picasso, Gaudi and Miro to name just a few.
Spectacular Scenery and Sparkling bubbly
You can also head into the mountains and discover the famous hill-top monastery of Montserrat. The stunning church is home to one of Europe’s few Black Madonnas and the celebrated boys’ choir. Furthermore, what better place to buy some festive fizz than in Catalonia’s Cava factories! Discover how the sparkling wine is made, and enjoy a tasting too. Perhaps purchase a bottle for your celebrations or to take home. Alternatively, enjoy the sights of the other coastal towns and scenic coves of the nearby Costa Brava.
On 31st December, enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner to round off the old year. With much to see and do, Calella proves a great base to discover the exciting Catalonia region and celebrate as you welcome in the New Year!
Travel to Calella
Take the ferry crossing from Dover to Calais then, travel to Spain making an overnight stop en route. Continue the following day, and arrive in Calella, your resort on the Mediterranean coast.
Montserrat and the Cava Houses
Today, why not take a drive up the steep, winding mountain roads to the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat? Located near the top of the 4,000-foot mountain, it is home to about 80 monks. The Basilica and Monastery is Catalonia’s most important religious retreat and is home to the ‘Black Madonna’, one of only around 500 in Europe. The basilica also holds one of the monastery’s most noted attractions, the 50-member Escolanía, one of the oldest and most renowned boys’ choirs in Europe, dating from the 13th century.
Return via the Freixenet Cava House for a tour and tasting session. Cava is the local version of sparkling wine, produced only in the Catalonian hills. Freixenet is one of the best well known cava brands, not just for its excellent cava but for its Christmas adverts starring a different celebrity every year! Discover the history of the brand, the production and bottling process, enjoy a tasting and perhaps buy some fizz to bring in the New Year!
The vibrant and dynamic capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is home to architect Antonio Gaudí’s quirky houses and his unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Visit the 17th century Castle Montjuic for fabulous views of the city and Port Vell with its shopping centre and fabulous aquarium. Explore the fascinating Gothic quarter with the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and the majestic courtyard of the Episcopal Palace. Don’t miss the famous tree-lined pedestrianised shopping street, Las Ramblas replete with lovely bars and restaurants and the fascinating Boqueria Market.
New Year's Eve
Ringing in the New Year
Enjoy a day at leisure in Calella. One of the first resort towns along the coast, it retains much of its original Spanish flavour. See the quaint parish church and town hall square. Enjoy a stroll along the beach-front promenade or a long drink in the many squares.
In the evening, enjoy a special New Year’s Eve dinner at the hotel before the clocks strike midnight and you ring in the New Year!
New Year's Day
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Happy New Year! After an evening celebrating, enjoy a morning at leisure to relax. In the afternoon, perhaps enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of the Costa Brava and perhaps visit the larger towns of Santa Susanna, or Lloret del Mar. The spectacular coastline of towering cliffs and sheltered coves, pretty harbours and seaside towns is a pleasure to discover.
Return to UK
Check out of your hotel and depart Catalonia for the UK. Make an overnight stop en route back to Calais for your return ferry crossing.
Hotel Amaika, Calella **** Superior
Inspired by ‘The Titanic’, the Hotel Amaika is located in a lively town of Calella, around an hour north of Barcelona. Located just a short walk from the large beach, it is close to the heart of Calella and many bars, restaurants and shops. The hotel offers 229 rooms, many with sea views. Rooms offer satellite tv, telephone, a balcony, air-conditioning, hair dryer and free toiletries. Mini bars and safe available and Wi-Fi are payable. There is a bar, restaurant, outdoor pool and entertainment is offered on selected evenings.
You may also be interested in:
|8 days||Half Twin||Single Supplement|
|December 2021||From £579.00 per person||From £179.00 per person|