Highlights of the Spanish Coast & Barcelona

Highlights of the Spanish Coast & Barcelona

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Highlights of the Spanish Coast & Barcelona

9 Days Starting and ending in Paris, France

Visiting: Paris, Calella, Blanes, Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar, Barcelona, Girona, Besalú, CATALAN COUNTRY HOME

Tour operator:

Leger Holidays

Tour code:

ess

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Activities:

Sightseeing, Walking

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Tour Overview

Enjoy a relaxing coach holiday to Spain as we explore some of Catalonia’s charming towns, cities and beautiful beaches on the Mediterranean. From our base in Calella, we take a coach tour of the coast of the Costa Brava, where we spend time at lovely Lloret de Mar and beautiful Blanes. We also visit the bustling city of Barcelona, the Catalan capital and home to amazing architecture and spectacular shopping opportunities. Girona and the historic Besalu are a must, offering history and culture at every turn. And why not witness the mighty Montserrat Benedictine monastery, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area, or join us on a breathtaking tour of the Catalan countryside.

Highlights

  • Visit the bustling city of Barcelona, the Catalan capital and home to amazing architecture and spectacular shopping opportunities

  • Girona and the historic Besalu are a must, offering history and culture at every turn

  • Witness the mighty Montserrat Benedictine monastery, offering spectacular views of the surrounding area

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Travel To Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City-style hotels
Meals Included: No Meals

Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

Day 2 : Arrive In Calella
Location: Calella
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Volga
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

To Calella, on the Costa del Maresme, for a six-night stay.

Day 3 : Costa Brava Coastal Tour
Location: Blanes, Lloret de Mar, Tossa de Mar
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Volga
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast join our wonderful included excursion along the Costa Brava. We visit the resort of Blanes, once renowned for its lace manufacturing. Behind the sea front you will find a town steeped in history. We continue to Lloret de Mar, the busiest and liveliest resort on the Costa Brava. Once a sea trading and ship building town, Lloret now offers a wide choice of restaurants catering for all tastes and plenty of shops, something to suit everyone. Our final destination on this excursion is a typical Catalonian coastal town of Tossa de Mar where you have free time to explore the narrow cobbled streets and medieval walls.

Day 4 : Barcelona
Location: Barcelona
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Volga
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we travel to the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports.

The city has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere, particularly along Las Ramblas, where you can join the locals casually strolling along the tree-lined walkway, perhaps stopping to enjoy the entertainment offered by the many mime artists and musicians.

Barcelona boasts many amazing buildings, in particular the extraordinary Sagrada Familia, a very unconventional church, whose construction is still being finished today.

An optional guided sightseeing tour will introduce you to the most important sights of the city.

Starting by coach, the tour takes you past many of the famous sights of the city to ensure that you see all of the important places of interest. You can admire the unusual scenery of the Eixample district as well as the huge Olympic stadium, scene of the great athletic achievements in 1992.

We finish the tour on foot at the bustling Las Ramblas, the iconic street in the centre, which runs from the Plaza de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument near the harbour at Port Vell. Here you can explore the cafés and see the mime artists, and from here you will be ideally situated to explore independently the Barri Gotic, or Gothic Quarter in the centre of the Old Town, where some of buildings date back to medieval and Roman times.

Day 5 : Girona & Besalu
Location: Girona, Besalú
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Volga
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today’s full-day included excursion takes you on an interesting tour into another part of Catalonia.

Our first stop is the charming town of Girona. Behind the colourful houses lining the River Onyar is the Old Town, with its imposing Gothic cathedral and maze of narrow streets. Have a stroll along the pedestrian Rambla de la Libertat lined with arcades, shops and pavement cafés.

We then make our way to the medieval town of Besalu. Step back in time as you explore this fascinating old centre, with its historic churches and buildings and interesting little shops.

Day 6 : Catalan Country Tour
Location: CATALAN COUNTRY HOME
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Volga
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today you have the opportunity to see some of the beautiful Spanish countryside on an optional Catalan country tour.

We head inland to the cool of the wooded hills. Accompanied by a local guide, you will discover the charms of the area. During our excursion a delicious lunch will be served before returning back to the coast. This is an unmissable, relaxing time, allowing you the opportunity to see more than just the sun, sand and sea of the Costas.

Day 7 : Free Time Or Montserrat
Location: Calella
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: 4-star Hotel Volga
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Join us today on our optional excursion to Montserrat, known locally as the 'serrated mountain'.

We travel through the mountains to the north of Barcelona and the site of the famous Benedictine monastery. The Abbot of Ripoli and Bishop of Vic officially founded the Monastery of Montserrat in 1025. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, a Romanesque church was built and it was over this period pilgrims were attracted to Montserrat. Since then, the reputation of Montserrat grew and in 1223 a boys’ choir was established. During the 1400s, the Monastery became an independent abbey and the word of Montserrat was further spread when monk Bernal Boil accompanied Christopher Columbus on a voyage to America. Montserrat in the Antilles was named after the Monastery and this began the spread of the worship of the Mother of God in the Americas.

Today Montserrat Monastery is home to around one hundred monks who follow the Order of St. Benedict. This can be distinguished from other orders by their philosophy “that there is an importance to everything that every person is”.

For many pilgrims it is an entirely spiritual experience, however, if you are not a religious person you will still find Montserrat Mountain and Monastery of great interest. The chapels, beautiful Basilica and often-turbulent history make it a fascinating place to visit. Surrounded by spectacular scenery, a camera is a must on this memorable day.

Day 8 : Back To Paris
Location: Paris
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: City-style hotels
Meals Included: Breakfast

To the Paris area for an overnight stay.

Day 9 : Return Home
Location: Paris
Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of convenient joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

    This trip includes coach travel from/to a local UK joining point

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will stay for six nights at the 4-star Hotel Volga in the centre of the coastal resort town of Calella, close to the beach.

Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    Some tours carry a supplement for solo travellers, please ask for details if the Single price is not shown

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    Fully escorted by our experienced drivers/crews. And in most towns and cities we either include or offer optional sightseeing tours with expert local guides to help you get the most from your visits.

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    On Leger Coach Holidays, your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full.

  • What type of coach will be used?

    You will travel on either our Luxuria Coach or our Silver Service Coach

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    40 years

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Sole use of your own room on all Single Traveller holidays: means you still get your privacy and time out from the group.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    Yes

  • Battlefield Tours - Will it be possible to visit a particular cemetery whilst on the tour?

    Please contact us and we will check to see whether you can visit a particular cemetery on any of our Battlefield Tours, if we are not able to fit it into our itinerary then you could take some time out of the tour and do this independently by taxi or public transport.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Please contact us for latest Covid-19 policies

Reviews of this Operator

Will (Google Reviewer)  

I went on the 4...

05-Jan-2024

I went on the 4 countries trip and swiss glacier express and overall it was a great trip. The coach I was on was silver service, it was tidy had nice seats and other accessories such as charging points and headsets which was very handy. The drivers Alex and Dave were fantastic, very kind, funny and respectful throughout the whole trip and a pleasure to talk to. The excursions were very pleasant and all ran very smoothly. The hotels were decent and offered a good service. I overall very much recommend leger holidays.

Sally Matson  

Excellent customer service

10-Jan-2023

Booked our ‘Christmas in Austria & Scenic Trains of the Tyrol’ through George on the customer Helpline. Nothing was too much trouble, everything clearly & patiently explained. He even had permission to log in on his day off to finalise the sale! A charming and helpful young person and a credit to the company.

Euan Donald (Google Reviewer)  

Been on two tours now...

10-Oct-2023

Been on two tours now the “D Day beaches” and “ All Quiet on the Western Front” tour of the Somme and Ypres. Both four days in total, two travelling and two on the site of the various battles. This is outstanding value for money, picked up from Carlisle , Cumbria and literally looked after all the way through the tours. The coaches are great and the accommodation spot on . The guides are very knowledgeable ( Mark Hope brilliant guy)and the bus drivers professional . Absolutely fantastic .

Sue Sinfield (Google Reviewer)  

Due to covid it was...

21-Jul-2022

Due to covid it was 3rd time lucky for us to visit lake Garda, what a treat. One or two hiccups but no fault of Legers at all. Praise to Graham and Chris for their excellent driving and coffee service. Our visit to Verona, our guide was very informative but did walk at a pace sometimes had to hurry to keep up. A lovely holiday

Michael Stephen Shilleto   England

Four Countries New Year & the Swiss Glacier Express

07-Jan-2024

Firstly we must thank Alex and Dave our tour guide / drivers who entertained us through out . The tour was fantastic so was the hotel’s food and entertainment. The tour was through the new year holidays as expected lots of shops closed and hotels were understaffed which was lost on some travelers. We travelled back from stop 24 on a luxuria coach I would recommend paying the extra for the comfort alone

Roy Williams (Google Reviewer)  

Great company. We did the...

03-Apr-2024

Great company. We did the 4 day D Day Normandy Landing tour.We had 2 great driver's John and Ian.. Nothing was a problem for them. They kept us safe and entertained.Then we had Fred Greenhow as our guide And he was outstanding. He told us everything we wanted to know. Can't praise them enough Thank you all. We will do more tours with them......

aled blackshaw (Google Reviewer)  

just returned from a solos...

25-Mar-2024

just returned from a solos break to valkenburg and rhine valley i enjoyed the break overall although both journeys were considerably longer than expected due to several picks ups. I could have done without the 3 countries meeting point excursion to be honest and the lunch on rhine cruise was very basic. The drivers/couriers were efficient and good humoured and provided free lunch vouchers on the ferry which were much appreciated. I probably would book another break with leger but to somewhere a lot closer to home.

Andy (Google Reviewer)  

Booked a surprise Birthday treat...

12-Jan-2024

Booked a surprise Birthday treat for my wife 40th to visit The Edinburgh Military Tattoo, All done via work,put all information in the B/card,so excited, one week before trip Cancelled!!! Due to not enough interest?? No Alternative! Never touch them again

Victoria Smith (Google Reviewer)  

I'd like to go lowerthan...

26-Dec-2023

I'd like to go lowerthan one star .my trip over to Italy nearly 36 hours in total.the driver and his wife gave thier mother a seat that was paid for and reserved at a price by another lady who was finally allowed to sit at the front with the drivers mother .( that was good of them considering the lady had paid for 2 holidays and one couldn't make it . I had the cheek to ask for coffee only the women driver to have conversation loud enough for my earshot to her husband then put over the tannoy that coffee will be when they are ready. ( i had bought 24 tickets for drinks on steves advice )but i quietly corrected them saying that they really shouldn't do that so I could hear.Then a barrage of abuse came from her for then her husband to face me off at my seat and a threats to get my case off and find my own way home his face red with rage pointing in my face with comments saying they don't have to take that from me.as they are fed up with people and they have to work 21 hours etc etc .they people were shouting STOP STOP STOP .he continued his rant and saying I would be dropped at the next service station. ( FRANCE) it was raining and I had no idea where I was going or had been.He the gave me a can of diet coke and said i could have it free but no oppology! 15 hours later in italy I wanted to leave and get a plane home .legers were no help but another coach arrived same sort of holiday shearings with nice drivers .No Rome visit and I could be with them for the remainder of time. I did go out on a couple of trips and the bus and drivers were amazing .I was told by legers eventually I can do the return journey with then but my holiday was ruined I cried and slept and am emotionally traumatised . On the plus side the coach i arrived on the doors kept opening in the wind the coach had to pull over and close the door so we could only use side door which was a fire hazzard ! Still no apology last day is today I'm spending in my room .I just want to return to England because I will be getting a solicitor for the abuse i suffered and the money I paid and for the wasted week over Christmas not to mention the anxiety I have suffered .the hotel and food was abysmal. The worse week ever and £1500 spent my nerves are in shreads .I can't wait to see the reviews and already I am flooded with statements from other passengers about how bad it is and my how I should fight for my injustice of it all .this time it must go to court so people are heard and intimidation like this is not allowed

TU  

Many thanks to Molly.

03-Jan-2023

I have recently booked a trip to Le Mans and had the good fortune to speak to Molly. She was very helpful and a pleasure to talk to. She was able to answer all but one of my queries with clarity and promised to ring me with the answer to the un-answered question as it required further investigation. This she duly did. An unusually pleasant experience when making a booking over the phone, if only it could be this easy every the time.

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    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

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