Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Fly to Spain

On arrival at Barcelona or Girona Airport you will be met and transfer to our hotel in Roses, where we
stay for seven nights. Seven buffet breakfasts and dinners are included in the hotel.

Day 2 - Roses Express tour to the Cap de Creus Nature Park

This morning is at leisure, enabling you to make your first discoveries in Roses. Roses is a modern resort
with a good choice of pavement cafes, restaurants and bars and also offers some excellent shopping, The wide sweeping bay with its golden beach is backed by a delightful promenade which is ideal for strolling. This afternoon we board the little road train, the’ Roses Express’, for an included trip into the Cap de Creus Nature Park where we can admire the far reaching sea views.

Day 3 - Yellow Trains of the Pyrenees

We spend the day in France today on our included excursion. Travelling by coach we head to the medieval walled city of Thuir, which is surrounded by vineyards. We then continue on to Villefranche de Confluent, which lies in the foothills of the Pyrenees. We’ll have some free time here before boarding the Little Yellow Train for an unforgettable journey through the Pyrenees. Just sit back and relax as the line winds its way up through the Tet valley, cutting through forests and tunnels, across ravines and viaducts, including the Séjourné viaduct
with its dramatic double-decker arches and the Pont Gisclard suspension bridge. We leave the train at the small mountain village of Mont Louis and return to our hotel by coach after a wonderful day in the French Pyrenees.

Day 4 - At leisure in Roses

Today is at leisure for you to relax in the comfortable surroundings of the hotel, or to make further
discoveries in Roses. Perhaps relax on the beach, spend time shopping, visit the 16th century Citadel or you could take an enjoyable boat trip along the coastline.

Day 5 - Núria Valley Rack Railway of the Pyrenees

Today’s journey is in Spain on the Núria Valley Rack Railway, which is twinned with the Jungfrau Express in Switzerland. There are some truly spectacular views of mountains, forests and meadows as we climb more than 1,000 metres over the 12 kilometre journey up to the mountain resort of Vall de Núria. There will also be a tasting of some of the local products.

Day 6 - The Red Train of the Pyrenees

We go back into France today, for a spectacular journey on the “Train du pays Cathere et du Fenouillèdes” or as it’s known locally, the Red Train. Enjoy the ever changing scenery as we journey over 60 kilometres from Rivesaltes to Axat, passing through vineyards and meadows as we follow the mountains. The Red Train has some open-air carriages which are absolutely ideal for watching the scenery pass by. We’ll have some free time in Axat, which is a pretty town on the banks of the River Aude with its backdrop of the green slopes
of the Pyrenees before heading back to Roses by coach.

Day 7 - Figueres and the Dali Foundation

This morning we have an included excursion by coach to the nearby town of Figueres. Figueres, capital of the area and famous for being the town where Salvador Dalí was born and spent his childhood. The Dali Museum, which is in a former theatre refurbished by Dalí himself, is an unmissable experience. Apart from three floors full of the artist’s extravagant creations, the building itself is well worth seeing. We return to Roses in the early afternoon, with the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 8 - Homeward bound

Today, at the appropriate time, we transfer to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Departure dates and prices 2019 : 7 nights return flights to Barcelona or Girona

Mistral Holidays brochure prices from £1029

Travel 55 discount prices from  £957*

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*Price based on flights from East Midlands or Edinburgh - Travel 55 discount of 7% will apply on all holidays, whichever airport and date

Departure dates from Aberdeen* : Belfast : Birmingham : Bristol : Dublin : East Midlands : Edinburgh : Gatwick : Glasgow : Heathrow  Leeds/Bradford : Liverpool : Luton : Manchester : Newcastle : Prestwick : Slouthend : Stansted 

12 May

9 June

8, 15, 22 September

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*Plese note Aberdeen flights are usually indirect.

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Catalonia and Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Holidays by air 8 Days - 7% Discount

Prices from only £957

The little trains that traverse these jagged peaks, with their brightly painted carriages with large panoramic windows, are a fantastic way to get around and there are include journeys on three of the most spectacular lines.

Based in the delightful seaside resort of Roses, on Spain’s Costa Brava. Your time is spent on both the Spanish and French sides of the mountains so you can really experience their scenic variety and
cultural diversity.

Your included railway journeys, which take you high into the Pyrenees in both countries, are on the Little Yellow Train, which is one of the Great Railway Journeys of the World, and on the Red Train, a railway which has been in use since 1901. Also journey on the Núria Valley Rack Railway, which climbs high into the mountains and up to the Núria Valley itself and a trip on the land train from Roses along the dramatic coast and into the Cap de Creus National Park.

Book direct with Mistral on 01352 756 864, quote the Travel 55 discount code T55 and receive the Travel 55 money saving offer of 7% discount on all Mistral holidays.

Mistral Holidays - ABTA V0669 & ATOL 6900

To book or to check availability, call Mistral Holidays direct on 01352 756 864 and quote T55 for the Travel 55 discounted price. 

Included in the price

  • 7 nights in a 3 star hotel
  • Twin bedroom with private facilities
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts and 7 dinners
  • Journeys on the Little Yellow Train and the Red Train of the Pyrenees
  • Excursion on the Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • Excursion to Figueres
  • Tour on the Roses Express Town Train to the Cap de Creus Nature Park
  • Return flights to Barcelona or Girona
  • One piece of hold luggage and one piece of hand luggage per person
  • Transfers between Airport and Hotel
  • Air-conditioned Coach travel in Spain and France
  • Services of a Mistral Holidays Tour Manager

Holidays by Rail

This holiday is also available by rail from London St. Pancras station, travelling with Eurostar and SNCF High Speed Train. Call for further details.

Hotels

On departures in April and May we stay in the Hotel Maritim in Roses - it’s a really well run hotel and in
terms of facilities, it’s got the lot with an outdoor swimming pool with terrace and it is located directly in front of the Santa Margarita beach. All of the twin bedrooms are well appointed with private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi and balconies. From the lounge and bar area you can enjoy sweeping views over the Bay of Roses. A bar service is available at the poolside terrace, and the restaurant serves both local and international dishes. The Hotel Maritim
is very close to the centre of Roses, which is just a short walk along the seafront promenade.

On departures in June, September and October we stay in the Hotel Victoria Elite in Roses. Boasting a
seafront location guests will admire the picturesque setting and stunning sea views on display. There is a large swimming pool and the hotel also features a spa with a sauna and steam room. All of the twin bedrooms have a private bathroom with a bath, air conditioning and a balcony. Meals in the restaurant. 

On certain dates or with high demand we may use other good 3 star hotels in Roses such as the Coral Platja Elite.

Hotel details will be sent to you with your travel tickets, approximately seven days before departure.


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