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Little Trains and Boats of the Pyrenees – NEW TOUR

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  • Roses Express in Cap de Creus, Spain

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  • Fishing boats at a harbour in Cadaques, Costa Brava in Spain

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10 day tour
From £535 per person

This exciting new tour includes a handful of boat and train journeys to highlight the best of the picturesque Pyrenees!

Discover the beauty of the Pyrenees from your base in the beautiful Gulf of Roses on the Costa Brava. This area of Catalonia boasts unspoiled coves and spectacular seascapes as well as charming seaside towns. A perfect example of this dramatic landscape is the Cap de Creus Nature Reserve, which hosts number of rugged rock formations. Furthermore, view  this stunning coastline from the sea as you take a boat ride to Cadaqués. In addition to the scenic cruise, explore this charming town. Meander through the town along winding paths and enjoy the pretty pebbled beaches. Another wonderful piece of the Pyrenees is the Núria Valley, discovered aboard a rack railway, trundling past gaping valleys of lichen-wrapped rubble, miniature waterfalls and patches of forest. At the summit, discover the beautiful sanctuary and you can also enjoy a tasting of local produce. 

Popping across the border into France, there are more wonderful parts of the Pyrenees to unveil. Head to Villefranche-de-Confluent and discover the fascinating little medieval village before rattling through miles of scenery on board the famous Little Yellow Train. Another French delight is the Canal du Midi, which you can sail serenely while enjoying lunch. The trains and boats of the Pyrenees allow you to experience the area’s intoxicating beauty.


Dates

21st May & 11th June 2019


Suggested Itinerary

Day 1/2

Travel to Roses

Depart from the UK, heading to Dover for your ferry crossing to Calais. Head south, through France, stopping for an overnight in the Orléans area. The following day, continue through France into Spain and travel to your hotel in the beautiful resort of Roses on the Costa Brava. Check in in time for dinner.

Day 3

Cap de Creus Nature Park

Take the charming Roses Express tourist train through the Cap de Creus Nature Park. A nature reserve since 1998, admire the rugged beauty of this rocky coastline. This barren landscape of curious rock-formations can be seen to have inspired Salvador Dali, featuring in his surrealist paintings. After this half day excursion, return to Roses to relax and explore the town and it’s beach.

Day 4

Little Yellow Train

Today, cross the border into France and enjoy some time at leisure in the fortified village of Villefranche-de-Confluent, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Furthermore, this medieval village features on the list of France’s most beautiful villages. Wander its picturesque streets to see ramparts, complete with fortified doors, and attractive pink-coloured stone houses built around the 13th century. Then, board the Little Yellow Train for a journey across the high plateau of Cerdanya. Climb through the hills, cross bridges and pass through tunnels. The scenery is spectacular. Reaching Mont Louis, disembark and meet your coach for your return journey to Roses.

Day 5

Cadaqués

A scenic boat journey to Cadaqués gives you the chance to take in the beauty of this coastline. Arriving in Cadaqués, the allure of this whitewashed village is immediately evident. On a rocky bay above cobalt waters, this village has an abundance of pebble beaches and winding lanes, in addition to its pretty harbour. A short guided tour will allow you to discover the delights of this little town, before some time at leisure. Return to Roses to spend the afternoon enjoying the town at leisure.

Day 6

Day at Leisure

Relax with a day at leisure and enjoy your hotel’s wonderful facilities. Take time to soak up the sunshine, stroll along the beach and potter around Roses.

Day 7

Núria Valley

Embark on a scenic journey through Núria Valley. Pine forests, rugged hills and dramatic dales surround you as you venture into this enchanting place. Board the rack railway to travel up to Núria and take in the landscapes en route, as the train rattles past lichen-wrapped rubble, miniature waterfalls, patches of forest, and gaping valleys. At your destination, visit the beautiful sanctuary, Santuari de la Mare de Déu, and enjoy a tasting of local produce.

Day 8

Canal du Midi

Venture into France and travel to breathtaking Beziers. From there, board a boat for a leisurely cruise along the Canal du Midi. As you glide along the waterway, past remarkable scenery, enjoy a typical lunch on board. This is a relaxing way to enjoy the French countryside.

Day 9/10

Departure

The time has come to leave the picturesque Pyrenees behind and begin your homeward journey. Retrace your steps into France, stopping in the Orléans area overnight. Continue back to Calais for your return ferry crossing to the UK.


Suggested Hotel

Hotel Victoria Elit, Roses ***

This property is just a 2 minute walk from the beach and 10 minute walk from the centre of Roses. Rooms in the Victoria have satellite TV, private balconies and wooden floors. The bathrooms have hairdryers. Free WiFi is offered throughout. There is an outdoor pool and a spa area which features saunas, a heated indoor swimming pool, a hydromassage bath and experience showers. There is also a relaxation area and gym, and massage is available on request. Victoria’s buffet restaurant offers a variety of Mediterranean and international dishes. The hotel has a bar and terrace.

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10 Days by Land and Sea Half Twin Single Supplement
21st May 2019 From £535.00 per person From £175.00 per person
11th June 2019 From £559.00 per person From £175.00 per person
Price based on exchange rate of £1.00 = €1.138. All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with coach driver's free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include UK coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Greatdays Holidays Limited are a member of ABTA (Y0380) which means you have the benefit of ABTA's assistance and Code of Conduct. Please ask us to confirm what protection may apply to your booking. Greatdays Holidays Limited has an ATOL licence (4279) and all of our air package tours are protected under this licence. In the unlikely event of our insolvency, the Civil Aviation Authority will ensure that you are not stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any monies you have paid to us for an advance booking. All the flights and flight-inclusive holidays on this tour are financially protected by the ATOL scheme. When you pay you will be supplied with an ATOL Certificate. Please ask for it and check to ensure that everything you booked (flights, hotels and other services) is listed on it. Please see our booking conditions for further information or for more information about financial protection and the ATOL Certificate go to: www.atol.org.uk/ATOLCertificate. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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