Holiday Itinerary Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Day 1 UK - Barcelona

Make you own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your 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

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. This afternoon is free to do 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!  (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 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 5 Núria Valley Rack Railway

We're staying in Spain today, where you'll enjoy another fantastic trip by rail into the mountains. This time it's an electric cog train which takes you into the Núria 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 6 The Red Train

This morning you will catch the Red Train and travel from charming Rivesaltes to the small town of Axat in France. The brightly coloured carriages of the train stand out against the dense green vegetation of the Pyrenees, and from your open-top carriage, you can breathe in the fresh mountain air. Admire panoramic views of the breathtaking scenery as you travel past picturesque vineyards, through tunnels, and over bridges and viaducts.
After the journey, you'll have free time to enjoy a spot of lunch in Axat and on the way back to Roses you'll stop at La Jonquera, a large shopping mall on the border between France and Spain. 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 we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Travelsphere Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked). (B)

Departure Dates and Prices 2022/2023 Little Trains of the Pyrenees

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Date
Airport Price from Date  Airport Price from
15 June 2022 Bristol £1348 21 Sept 2022 Heathrow £1249
15 June 2022 Heathrow £1249 17 May 2023 Heathrow £1249
7 June 2022 Bristol £1448 7, 14 June 2023 Heathrow £1349
7 Sept 2022 Heathrow £1349 6 Sept 2023 Heathrow £1349
21 Sept 2022 Bristol £1348 20 Sept 2023 Heathrow £1299

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

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Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Holidays by Air 8 Days

Prices from £1249

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.

What's Included

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • ​​​Return flights from London
  • 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
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions

More flight choices are available, see price panel for details. Supplements may apply

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 
  • Travel on the Red Train ride from Rivesaltes to Axat
  • Figueres and Salvador Dali Museum
  • Visit to Perelada Castle

Accommodation as specified or similar

Prestige Victoria Hotel and Spa

You will stay in one of the Prestige Hotels located in the heart of Roses. Each one is close to the beach and offers facilities including a restaurant, bar and swimming pool.

Pyrenees

Airport travel service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can now choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* off your holiday. Details on how to book will be included in your confirmation invoice on booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. See Terms and Conditions for information


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