Holiday Itinerary Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Day 1 UK/Barcelona

Today you'll depart on your scheduled flight to Barcelona. On arrival we'll transfer you to the lovely resort of Roses, on the Costa Brava. The northernmost of Spain's Costas is home to some of the country's most charming towns, villages and beaches. Its stunning coastline stretches along the Mediterranean Sea for more than 300 kilometres and offers dramatic views of the famous Pyrenees, which tower up to 3,000 metres.

Roses is renowned for its splendid wide beaches, all of which have earned Blue Flag status. As your hotel is located right on the seafront, why not take a stroll on the golden sands before dinner. (D)

Day 2 Trent de Cadaques

Get your holiday off to a relaxing start with a leisurely breakfast, then spend the next few hours just as you wish. You might want to tackle a few laps of the hotel's swimming pool, hit the gym or maybe treat yourself to a spa treatment. The beach is close by, so soaking up the sun and the sea views is another tempting option before this afternoon's excursion.

The Pyrenees mountain range divides Spain and France and offers spectacular opportunities for exploration, and that's what this holiday is all about. Today's journey is on the Trenet de Cadaques – this fun road train will take you through Roses to Cap de Creus National Park, where the mountains meet the sea. (B, D)

Day 3 The Yellow Train

You'll head into France today, with your explorations beginning in the medieval walled city of Thuir. Located at the foothills of the Pyrenees, it is famed for its vineyards, and for the Byrrh caves, where the aperitif Byrrh is made. This unique drink is a blend of fine Roussillion wines flavoured with plant extracts and quinine, which in the latter half of the 19th century was sold as a 'hygienic tonic wine'. You will have the opportunity to sample some before we continue to Villefranche de Conflent, to board the Yellow Train for an amazing journey through the Pyrenees.

This train line was originally constructed in 1903, with the yellow colours of the train chosen as they are the dominant colours of the Catalan flag. Spectacular Catalan scenery awaits as you pass through the medieval town of Villefranche de Conflent and into the Tet Valley. Here, the train track hugs the hillside and you'll have wonderful views of forests, streams, viaducts and bridges until you reach Mont Louis.  Here, we'll disembark the train and find our coach waiting for us, ready to whisk us back to the hotel. (B, D)

Day 4 Nuria Valley Rack Railway

We're staying in Spain today, where another fantastic trip by rail into the mountains has been arranged for you. This time it's an electric cog train which takes you into the Nuria Valley, in fact, the railway is the only form of transport here. As you journey into the heart of the area, you'll get an idea of the enormity of the valley. Keep your eyes peeled for deer or marmot, and listen to your guide who will tell you more about this remote and spectacularly beautiful area. In the summer months, it is a haven for wildlife and a popular destination for walkers. In the winter months it is a ski resort. (B, D)

Day 5 Besalú

Today we'll head to the medieval town of Besalú, it's star attraction is without doubt the Romanesque bridge over the river Fluviá. We will take a tour on the Aerotren of Besalú​. (B, D)

Day 6 Roses at Leisure

Today, you have a full day at leisure to do exactly as you please. You can make further use of your hotel's excellent facilities or relax on the nearby golden sandy beaches. Alternatively, head to Girona, which featured in the popular Game of Thrones series. Here. you can discover the Jewish quarter and the wonderful cathedral amongst its narrow medieval streets. (B, D)

Day 7 Figueres

You'll make more discoveries today, but this time they'll be on foot in the delightful town of Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dali. What you'll find here is an intriguing Old Town with a laid-back atmosphere. After a stroll, we'll head inside the Dali Theatre and Museum where you can see many famous works by the surrealist painter. Dali is also buried here and his crypt is under the stage. Your tour ends at Perelada Castle, where you'll enjoy a tasting of four different types of wine including cava, take a tour of the cellars and visit its museum. (B, D)

Day 8 Barcelona/UK

Today you’ll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

London (Heathrow) Departure Dates and Prices 2020 Little Trains of the Pyrenees

To book this tour online or to check prices and deprture dates click HERE. Or to request a brochure click HERE.

Dates Prices from Dates Prices from
6 May £949 2 September £1092
13 May £966 9 September £1058
3 June £1045 16 September  £1100
17 June £1150 23 September  £990
8 July £1116

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Little Trains of the Pyrenees

2020 Holidays by Air 8 Days from £920

Take unforgettable journeys by train through the Pyrenees dividing Spain and France, starting on the Trenet de Cadaques road train and travelling through the Roses to the dramatic landscapes of Cap de Creus National Park. Next, head to France, where your explorations begin in the medieval walled city of Thuir, famed for its vineyards and the Byrrh Caves. You'll then board the Yellow Train for a journey through the Pyrenees for wonderful views. Moving into Spain, you'll enjoy another fantastic trip, this time on an electric cog train which takes you into the lush green Nuria Valley. You'll then head to the medieval town of Besalú and marvel at the Romanesque bridge over the river Fluviá, before making more discoveries in the delightful town of Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dali, where highlights include the intriguing Old Town and the Dali Theatre and Museum.

Little Trains of the Pyrenees

What's Included

  • ​​​Return direct flights from Heathrow or Gatwick with British Airways 
  • 7 nights in a 3-star hotel
  •  Half board: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners and welcome drink
  • Several iconic scenic rail journeys 
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Specialist Local Guide 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage
  • Audio Guide​

Included Holiday Highlights

  • ​​Journey on the Trenet de Cadaques 
  • Wine-tasting in Thuir 
  • Yellow Train ride from Villefranche-de-Conflent to Mont Louis 
  • Rack railway to Nú​ria 
  • Medieval town of Besalú
  • ​ Figueres and Salvador Dali Museum
  • Wine-tasting at Perelada Castle

Flight options

Flights also available from Manchester and Bristol. Check prices and departure dates HERE. Flight supplements may apply. 

Accommodation

Day 1 - 7 Prestige Victoria Hotels and Spa Elit

The Hotel Coral Platja Elit is completely renovated respecting the colonial style. It is located at the beachfront and only 300 meters away from the centre of Roses, in Costa Brava. The hotel Coral Platja Elit stands out for its charming colonial style. Its comfortable refurbished rooms and facilities with all kinds of details designed for your comfort, will make your stay unforgettable. The hotel Coral Platja Elit has a garden with direct access to the beach and its 167 rooms are fully equipped to make your experience a unique one. All the rooms have: - Bathroom with hairdryer - Air conditioning and heating - Direct phone line - T.V - Safety box (consult pricing) - Minibar

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional experiences to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Guided tour of Girona from £67

Often missed by visitors to Catalonia, Girona is a real gem of a city. You can just feel the history as you wander around its old Jewish Quarter, the best preserved in Western Europe, where you will see lots of quaint bars and restaurants and is a great place for shopping. You’ll explore this charming city in the company of a local guide taking in sights such as the Church of Saint Felix and the Gothic Cathedral which will amaze you with its grandeur. Your tour ends in Plaza de la Independencia where you’ll have some free time before heading back to the hotel.

Full day excursion – moderate walking - historic and cultural interest


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