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Andorra, Carcassonne & Catalonian Coast

This tri-country tour takes you from Barcelona’s bizarre buildings, through the grandiose peaks of the Pyrenees, to the hidden villages and valleys of Andorra, medieval towns of France and back to the Blue Flag beaches of Spain’s Costa Brava.

What's included

  • Scheduled flights from Heathrow with British Airways or similar scheduled airline
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • 9 nights’ accommodation with breakfast, plus 6 dinners
  • The services of a Travelsphere Tour Manager
  • All airport taxes, security charges, UK Airline Passenger Duty, all state and local taxes, plus ATOL protection fee.

Included holiday highlights

  • Tour of the vibrant seaside city of Barcelona, known for its Gaudi masterpieces (half day)
  • Visit Andorra La Vella, the highest capital in Europe and home to many ancient churches (half day)
  • Explore Carcassonne, a picturesque walled medieval town in France
  • Visit the charming old French fishing port of Collioure

Optional excursions

  • Head off the beaten track for stunning mountain scenery on Andorra’s three valleys tour (half day)
  • Visit Catalonia’s holiest place, the cliff-side monastery of Montserrat (three-quarter day)
  • Discover the town of Besalú, a medieval gem in the heart of Catalonia (three-quarter day)
  • The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £128 per person (subject to change for 2016). Discover the town of Besalú, a medieval gem in the heart of Catalonia (three-quarter day) The above optional excursions can be pre-booked as a package from just £128 per person (subject to change for 2016).
Depart on your scheduled flight to Barcelona today. On arrival you’ll transfer to your hotel, where you’ll stay for two nights.
After breakfast this morning, join us on our included tour of Barcelona, a city greatly influenced by the work of the architect Antoni Gaudi. Admire his unique and distinctive style among the towering spires of the magnificent Sagrada Família before strolling through medieval alleyways and climbing the Montjuic hill for stunning views.

Be sure to take a stroll down Las Ramblas, a vibrant promenade which cuts through the heart of the city.
Today you’ll continue your journey through the heart of Catalonia and into the spectacular scenery of the Pyrenees Mountains to the mountain resort of Soldeu in the small principality of Andorra, your base for the next three nights.

During your stay we include a half-day excursion to Andorra La Vella, the capital town of Andorra. Highlights include the Casa de la Vall, the seat of Parliament which dates back to the 16th century. You might also enjoy a spot of duty-free shopping while you are here.

Enjoy the rest of your time in Soldeu at leisure. You may wish to join our optional half-day excursion to Andorra’s three valleys, which takes you off the beaten track through Andorra’s stunning mountain scenery where you can explore hidden villages which you’ll find dotted among the pine forests.
Enjoy breakfast before bidding Andorra farewell and journeying into France. You should arrive in the picturesque fortified medieval town of Carcassonne around lunchtime. In the company of your Tour Manager take a stroll around its narrow streets and admire the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the impressive fortress walls. You’ll have plenty of time to explore the impressive citadel, whose huge ramparts and towers stand watch over the city, and the beautiful Church of St Nazaire. You will stay in Carcassonne overnight.
You’ll leave Carcassonne this morning and head south, calling at the delightful old French fishing port of Collioure. Stretch your legs with a walk among its medieval streets and visit the former lighthouse which has been converted into the Church of Notre-Dame-des-Anges. From here today’s journey continues to Spain’s Costa Brava, where you will stay in the charming seaside resort of Tossa de Mar for three nights. Your hotel is located close to the resort’s unspoilt old town, lovely sandy beaches and promenade lined with restaurants and bars – the perfect place for an evening stroll. Once you’ve settled in you might like to enjoy a drink on the roof terrace before dinner at your hotel.
Spend the rest of your holiday in Tossa de Mar at leisure. We have arranged a selection of optional excursions you may choose to join.

Montserrat You’ll visit Catalonia’s holiest place, the famous cliff-side monastery of Montserrat which dates back to 1844, the original having been destroyed during the War of Independence. The monastery is inhabited by around 80 monks who live according to the rule of Saint Benedict. One of the attractions here is the statue of the Virgin Mary, the soul of Montserrat.

Heart of Catalonia Visit the medieval town of Besalú which boasts a striking approach across a fortified bridge featuring a gateway at its mid-point. The town also features a restored Mikva – a ritual Jewish bath dating back to the 11th or 12th century, as well as the remains of a medieval synagogue.
Your holiday comes to an end today as you transfer to Barcelona for your flight back to the UK.

Please note: This holiday includes walking in areas of rough ground, gradients and steps.

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Monastery of Montserrat

Monastery of Montserrat

from £48

Follow in the steps of pilgrims when you visit the monastery of Montserrat. Set on a high point at the heart of Catalonia is this fascinating religious centre housing the famous Black Madonna, said to be have been left here by St. Peter. Take a stroll around, visit the little statue in the basilica and get some photos of the unusual rock formations. The monastery is world-famous for its boy choir who will often perform briefly (subject to local itinerary). A highlight full of atmosphere and Catalan pride.

Three quarter Day – Minimal Walking – Historical Interest

Andorras Three Valleys Tour

Andorras Three Valleys Tour

from £42

A half day trip 'off the beaten track' through Andorra's stunning mountain scenery. This is the best way to explore this beautiful little landlocked country, its 65 mountain peaks with an average elevation of 6600 ft. It’s extremely attractive little villages or parishes as the Andorrans call them, its forests, rivers and lakes, and its huge wealth of Romanesque architecture, the style of medieval Europe from the 7th century. This tour should not be missed.

Half Day – Moderate Walking - Unmissable

Prebookable Package

Prebookable Package

from £128

You can save money and enhance your holiday with this pre bookable excursion package...

Andorras Three Valleys / Catalonia Tour / Monastery of Montserrat

Catalonia Tour

Catalonia Tour

from £45

A three-quarter day tour visiting the medieval town of Besalu with it's striking approach across a fortified bridge which features a gateway at it's mid-point. The town also features a restored Mikva - a ritual jewish bath dating back from the 11th or 12th century as well as the remains of a mediaeval synagogue.

Three quarter day - Moderate Walking

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The 4-star Mercure Porte de la Cite is located just a few hundred metres from the entrance to the medieval city of Carcassonne.

Hotel facilities include a swimming pool, restaurant, bar and gardens. Bedrooms have private facilities, hairdryer, air-conditioning, safe, tea/coffee-making facilities and a TV.

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