Holiday Itinerary - Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Day 1: Travel to Spain. Transfer to Roses

Today depart for Barcelona, where you will be met on arrival and transferred to your hotel in Roses, a seaside town on the Spanish coast close to the French-Spanish border. Upon arrival at the hotel, meet your fellow travellers for a welcome drink and meeting where your guide will provide lots of tips and information to help get a great holiday under way. This evening enjoy your first meal at your hotel.

Day 2: Take the Roses Express. Morning at Leisure

Morning: Enjoy this morning at leisure in Roses. Relax and enjoy your surroundings, we recommend to take a walk by the beach, or just relax by the pool with a coffee. The choice is yours!

Afternoon: Today all board the Roses Express! Take a ride on this tractor pulled tourist train around the marvellous scenery of the Cap de Creus Nature Park where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean. Enjoy the panoramic views of the bay of Roses with its white beaches and blue sparkling water. You will also pass by its beautiful coves with contrasting colours, such as Murtra, Rustella, and Jòncols, where you will stop to see the Jòncols cove from the top of the cliff and admire the views. Don't forget your camera! Train duration: 2 hours (approx. 30km).

Day 3: Villefranche, Mt Louis & The Little Yellow Train. Explore Villefranche-de-Conflent

Morning: This morning cross the border into France where you will spend the day exploring the French side of the Pyrenees. First visit the fortified town of Villefranche-de-Conflent, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here you will have some free time to explore the fortifications built during the time of Louis XIV and designed by the French engineer Vauban and wander the medieval streets lines by pink coloured stone houses.

Afternoon: Afterwards ride the Yellow Train, its colours reflecting the colours of the Catalan flag, for an unforgettable journey through the French Pyrenees. Admire the scenery from the comfort of your carriage as the train winds its way up into the Tet valley, passing through forests and tunnels and across ravines and viaducts, including the Pont Gisclard suspension bridge and the Séjourné viaduct with its dramatic double-decker arches. Finish this scenic journey at the small village of Mont Louis before returning to your hotel by coach. Train duration: 1.15 hrs (approx. 29km)

Please note: that the Yellow Train Line schedule is subject to alteration by the operator. In the unlikely event that the train will not operate, this excursion day will be replaced with a cruise on Banyoles Lake and a visit to the medieval town of Besalu.

Day 4: At Leisure. Free Time in Roses

Full Day: Have the day at leisure in the seaside town of Roses. Relax by the beach, do some souvenir shopping and perhaps enjoy an al fresco drink or lunch in the Spanish sunshine. The choice is yours!

Day 5: Nuria Valley & the Nuria Rack Railway. Experience the Spanish Pyrenees

Full Day: Today spend the day exploring the Spanish side of the Pyrenees and the magnificent Nuria Valley with a trip on the Nuria rack railway. Sit back and relax as you pass through this mountain resort, climbing almost 1000m before arriving at the remote town of Nuria. Railway is the only form of access to this small town and pilgrimage centre, home to an image of the Virgin Mary. Visit the Sanctuary and taste some of the local produce of the Valley, before returning down the valley on the train once more. Train duration: 1 hr (approx. 25km)

Day 6: Rivesalets & The Red Train. Take the Red Train

Full Day: Today board the Train du pays Cathare et du Fenouillèdes, or the Red Train. Travel from Rivesalets to Axat along the 100-year-old line, passing castles, vineyards, viaducts and tunnels on the way. Don’t forget your camera as the train will stop for photos and give you a chance to admire the views. On arrival in the pretty town of Axat, which is surrounded by mountains and gorges, you’ll have some time at leisure before heading back to your hotel by coach. Train duration: 2:45 hrs (approx. 60km)

Day 7: Figueres. Travel to Figueres

Morning: Today you will travel to the town of Figueres to visit the Dalí Museum, widely regarded as the home of surrealism. Salvador Dalí was born in Figueres and has an eccentric artistic repertoire including film, sculpture and photography. The heart of the museum is the building that housed the Figueres town theatre when Dalí was a child and is where the young Dalí’s first exhibitions were showcased. The museum now displays the largest and most diverse collection of his works.

Afternoon: Your last afternoon in Roses will be at leisure. Why not take a stroll on the beach, enjoy a cool drink and a few tapas, and perhaps do some last-minute souvenir shopping?

Day 8: Return Home. Depart Spain

Time to head for home, with some wonderful holiday memories. Transfer from your hotel to Barcelona or Girona airport for your flight home.

Little Trains of the Pyrenees - Departure dates and prices 2023

Travel Department offers exclusive to all Travel 55 users. Call Travel Department on 0117 911 7061 book your holiday and claim on of our great exclusive offers.

  • £25 off up to 4 nights with code: VP- TRVL5525
  • £50 off 5-8 nights with code: VP-TRVL5550
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Staying at Hotel Monterrey 4 star, 7 Nights, Half Board. Departing Gatwick

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June 7 - Gatwick £1199 October 4 - Gatwick £1069
September 13 - Gatwick

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Travel Department
Little Trains of the Pyrenees

7 nights with exclusive offers for Travel 55 users

2023 prices from £1069pp plus discount.

Travel with us to experience the Spanish and French sides of The Pyrenees on this incredible 7-night guided holiday. Each of our train journeys will offer a different and extraordinary experience of The Pyrenees. We’ll take the Little Yellow Train and travel from the historical town of Villefranche to Mont Louis. On the Núria Valley Rack Railway, we will climb 1000m and be rewarded with stunning views of the mountains. On the Red Train of the Pyrenees, we’ll pass through vineyards and castles on a 100 year old railway line. We’ll also enjoy a day trip to Figueres, the birthplace of the surrealist artist Salvador Dali and home to the Dali Museum. In addition to sightseeing through this historic region, this holiday also includes plenty of leisure time to relax in the stunning seaside town of Roses on the Costa Brava.

To book this wonderful Little Trains of the Pyrenees tour with the Travel Department and claim your discount, call them direct on 0117 911 7061 and quote the relevant code

Travel 55 in association with Travel Department. To book call direct on 0117 911 7061 and quote the discount code. You will then receive our exclusive offer on your next Travel Department holiday.

What's Included & Highlights

  • Fully Guided
  • 7 Nights
  • 4 Star
  • Half Board
  • Flights & Transfers
  • Journey through the Pyrenees Mountains by train on this unique guided group holiday.
  • Stay in Costa Brava for 7 nights in the charming seaside town of Roses.
  • Enjoy 4 train excursions to remote mountain villages on both the French & Spanish side of the Pyrenees.
  • Walk in the footsteps of Salvador Dali on a half day trip to his birthplace, Figueres & the Dali Museum.
  • Unwind with plenty of leisure time to enjoy your beachside resort or explore at your own pace.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Monterrey 4*

Hotel Monterrey

This hotel is located on the beach in the seaside resort of Roses on the Costa Brava.  The modern rooms all come with their own balcony and offer a great space to relax after a busy day exploring the nearby Pyrenees mountain range. Make sure you try some local and international cuisine in the hotel’s restaurant or take a swim in the pool and most of all enjoy your stay.

* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.
  • Swimming pool, Bar, Restaurant, Garden, Lift, Wi-Fi, Balcony, Television, Air conditioning, Hairdryer, Safe


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