Holiday Itinerary

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.

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.

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.

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.

Day 5 - The Red Train

Today you'll take the final train journey of your holiday, this time on board the Train du pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes, or Red Train. The route from Rivesalets to Axat, along the 100-year-old line, takes a couple of hours, so sit back and enjoy. The wonderful views you'll encounter are worth the photo stops we'll make along the way. Look out for castles, vineyards, viaducts and tunnels dotting the landscape.

Day 6 - 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.

Day 7 - Girona

Round off your holiday with a full day at leisure to do exactly as you please. You can make further use of your hotel's excellent facilities, relax on the nearby golden-sand beach or head off to explore the area in more depth. If you would like to discover a new destination, we also offer an optional trip to the walled city of Girona.

Day 8 - Barcelona/UK

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

Departure dates and prices 2018/2019

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Dates

Prices from

Dates

Prices from

3 October 2018

£889

3 July 2019

£1139

10 April 2019

£849

7 August 2019

£1239

8 May 2019

£989

4 September 2019

£959

5 June 2019

£1039 11 September 2019 £949

12 June 2019

£989 2 October 2019 £889

All prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double-bedded room with en-suite facilities unless otherwise stated. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Please note: the holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms and Conditions

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Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Holidays by Air 8 Days

From £849

What better way to enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Pyrenees than on one of several little trains that twist and turn through them, taking you on an unforgettable journey.

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Journey on the Roses Express
  • Wine tasting in Thuir
  • Ride on the Little Yellow Train from Villefranche de Conflent to Mont Louis
  • Rack railway to Nuria
  • Take the Red Train from Rivesaltes to Axat
  • Entrance to the Dali Museum

Please note: We're always reviewing our tours. That’s why from 2019 the Red Train excursion is replaced by the medieval town of Bezalu and its fun train. Please note as well from 2019 we'll be accommodated in one of the Prestige Hotel in Roses.

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick /Heathrow with British Airways
  • 7 nights half board in a 3-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and local transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide​

Optional Excursions

  • Guided tour of Girona - from £57

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.

Three-quarter day – moderate walking - historic and cultural interest

Accommodation

Prestige Victoria Hotels and Spa Elit

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Flight options

Flights may be available from other airports, check online. Flight supplements may apply. 

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