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Valencia & The Orange Blossom Coast

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TDIAREORA0818

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Eurostar

Relatively unexplored and still remaining untouched by the mass tourist market – the evocatively entitled ‘Orange Blossom Coast’ – Costa Azahar is the ‘land of Valencia’, famed for its oranges and stunning springtime blossom. Peacefully strolling the paseos may be just what you are looking for to relax and unwind, and to enjoy the pace of life here. Add in a coastline that offers a variety of contrasting seaside towns, old and ancient villages and sites, fantastic beaches, and the dramatic backdrop of the Maestrazgo mountain range, this really is a very special location to discover something very special.

PRICE FROM ? £929 per person
Plan My Trip

• Return Eurostar from London to Paris • Return TGV from Paris to Barcelona • One night’s half board accommodation in Barcelona • Six nights’ half board accommodation in Peńiscola • Free time in Peńiscola • Tour of Barcelona • Full day trip to Valencia • Visit to medieval Morella • Services of our Tour Manager

Day 1
Our journey starts from London St Pancras aboard Eurostar to Paris, where we join the high-speed TGV train to Barcelona. We are then taken by coach to our hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 2
This morning we have an included tour of Barcelona, the captivating seaside city with endless culture, enchanting architecture, and world-class cuisine. It boasts architectural treasures spanning over 2,000 years, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors, sitting alongside the better known gothic quarter and soaring 14th-century cathedrals. Plus there is a mix of ingenious and whimsical creations by Gaudí and his Catalan architectural contemporaries of Modernism, for which this city is so well known. If you wish to experience the city close up, take a stroll along the Las Ramblas, a vibrant and lively boulevard approximately 1.2 kilometres long cutting through the heart of the city centre, where you will find a mix of souvenir hawkers, buskers, pavement artists, mime acts and living statues, which are all part of the ever-changing street scene. Later in the day we continue by coach to our hotel on the Orange Blossom Coast.

Day 3
Enjoy a free day at leisure in the resort or take a visit to Peńiscola, standing dramatically atop a rocky headland which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. This beautifully compact medieval town remains relatively unchanged to this day. Peńiscola played the role of the city of Valencia in the film El Cid, for film buffs who may remember it with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

Day 4
Our included full day excursion takes us by coach to the ancient seaport city of Valencia. Harmoniously combining remnants from the farthest past with avant garde buildings of the present, Valencia is a city of beautiful contrasts. Highlights include the cathedral, home to the Holy Grail, which was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the Micalet Tower and the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados. The coast has a uniquely added attraction of fine sand and clear water alongside the closeness of the coastal mountains. The beaches are outstanding with the white sandy dunes at Canet d’En Berenguer.

Day 5
Today you can relax in the resort at your leisure or you may wish to explore further afield. If shopping is your thing, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars along the beach front area to please everyone. There are also some amazing white sandy beaches, where some places are intertwined with the azure blue waters of hidden coves.

Day 6
Our included full day excursion takes you by coach to the medieval town of Morella. Voted one of the prettiest villages in Spain, Morella is a wonder of ancient stone and whitewashed houses, with rustic terracotta-coloured roofs. Visually Morella does stun you – the town is steeped in tradition, history and folklore. With its myriad of narrow lanes, enclosed by 2.5 kilometres of 14th-century walls, Morella is a real must see. Entrance to Morella is via the arched gateway of San Miguel, one of 14 towers which protect the town. Once inside, the main street spirals upward to reveal old stone houses and small palaces, and continues up to the castle where spectacular views of the town and a nearby 15th-century aqueduct can be seen.

Day 7
Enjoy another day of leisure in resort or have a last chance to explore this beautiful and relatively untouched part of Spain.

Day 8
We depart our hotel after breakfast for the return journey home. Taking a coach to Barcelona station, we connect with the high-speed TGV train to Paris, and then journey via Eurostar back to London.

Day 1
Our journey starts from London St Pancras aboard Eurostar to Paris, where we join the high-speed TGV train to Barcelona. We are then taken by coach to our hotel for our overnight stay.

Day 2
This morning we have an included tour of Barcelona, the captivating seaside city with endless culture, enchanting architecture, and world-class cuisine. It boasts architectural treasures spanning over 2,000 years, ancient city walls and subterranean stone corridors, sitting alongside the better known gothic quarter and soaring 14th-century cathedrals. Plus there is a mix of ingenious and whimsical creations by Gaudí and his Catalan architectural contemporaries of Modernism, for which this city is so well known. If you wish to experience the city close up, take a stroll along the Las Ramblas, a vibrant and lively boulevard approximately 1.2 kilometres long cutting through the heart of the city centre, where you will find a mix of souvenir hawkers, buskers, pavement artists, mime acts and living statues, which are all part of the ever-changing street scene. Later in the day we continue by coach to our hotel on the Orange Blossom Coast.

Day 3
Enjoy a free day at leisure in the resort or take a visit to Peńiscola, standing dramatically atop a rocky headland which juts out into the Mediterranean Sea. This beautifully compact medieval town remains relatively unchanged to this day. Peńiscola played the role of the city of Valencia in the film El Cid, for film buffs who may remember it with Charlton Heston and Sophia Loren.

Day 4
Our included full day excursion takes us by coach to the ancient seaport city of Valencia. Harmoniously combining remnants from the farthest past with avant garde buildings of the present, Valencia is a city of beautiful contrasts. Highlights include the cathedral, home to the Holy Grail, which was built between the 13th and 15th centuries, the Micalet Tower and the Basilica de la Virgen de los Desamparados. The coast has a uniquely added attraction of fine sand and clear water alongside the closeness of the coastal mountains. The beaches are outstanding with the white sandy dunes at Canet d’En Berenguer.

Day 5
Today you can relax in the resort at your leisure or you may wish to explore further afield. If shopping is your thing, there are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars along the beach front area to please everyone. There are also some amazing white sandy beaches, where some places are intertwined with the azure blue waters of hidden coves.

Day 6
Our included full day excursion takes you by coach to the medieval town of Morella. Voted one of the prettiest villages in Spain, Morella is a wonder of ancient stone and whitewashed houses, with rustic terracotta-coloured roofs. Visually Morella does stun you – the town is steeped in tradition, history and folklore. With its myriad of narrow lanes, enclosed by 2.5 kilometres of 14th-century walls, Morella is a real must see. Entrance to Morella is via the arched gateway of San Miguel, one of 14 towers which protect the town. Once inside, the main street spirals upward to reveal old stone houses and small palaces, and continues up to the castle where spectacular views of the town and a nearby 15th-century aqueduct can be seen.

Day 7
Enjoy another day of leisure in resort or have a last chance to explore this beautiful and relatively untouched part of Spain.

Day 8
We depart our hotel after breakfast for the return journey home. Taking a coach to Barcelona station, we connect with the high-speed TGV train to Paris, and then journey via Eurostar back to London.

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Hotel Peñiscola Palace - TT

London Overnight Hotel

Hotel Peñiscola Palace - TT

London Overnight Hotel

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