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Christmas On The Little Trains Of The Pyrenees

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8762

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

8 days

Festive 2021

PRICE FROM ? £649 per person
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Description

Join us aboard the spectacular trains of the Pyrenees for a Christmas break to remember. From our base in the lovely Spanish resort of Roses, we experience the breathtaking scenery of this fascinating region from its most famous railways. We meander through a mosaic of different landscapes and stunning views, from the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean to Cathar castles and the rugged beauty of the Cap de Creus Nature Park.

Coach Itinerary

Ride the Red Train with a French Pyranees Festive Break

22rd December

Ferry to Calais and overnight stay in France.

23rd December

Continue to our hotel in the resort of Roses.

Christmas Eve – Red Train from Rivesaltes to Axat

We travel to the village of Rivesaltes for our first scenic rail journey. The Red Train is a 100-year-old railway line that slowly climbs up the valleys through a mosaic of different landscapes full of vineyards, gorges and Cathar castles, through tunnels and over impressive viaducts, to the pretty little town of Axat. Here we have free time to explore at leisure.

Christmas Day

Christmas Day is a lovely day of leisure and celebration at our hotel, with Christmas lunch included.


Boxing Day – Roses Express Train to Cap de Creus Nature Park

This morning, we board the Roses Express Train. This road train is pulled by an ornate tractor-style engine and offers a wonderful means of experiencing the landscapes and panoramic views of the area such as the Bay of Roses, the clear blue waters of the Mediterranean and the rugged beauty of the Cap de Creus Nature Park.

27th December – Nuria Rack Railway

The Nuria Valley is a lovely hidden paradise in the Pyrenees. Only accessible by a rack railway, this scenic journey offers spectacular views of the picturesque landscape. We travel to Nuria’s Sanctuary, a spiritual oasis steeped in history, where we enjoy a tasting of some local produce and time to explore at leisure.

28th December

Travel to our overnight hotel in France, with a light evening meal included.

29th December

Continue on to Calais for our return ferry home.

Please note: due to the nature of this tour, it is unsuitable for those with limited mobility.

Coach Itinerary

  • Return coach travel and ferry crossings
  • First and last night on a bed and breakfast basis in France (last night with a light evening meal)
  • 5 nights at the 3-star Prestige Coral Platja Hotel, Roses with dinner & breakfast (includes ¼ litre of wine & water with dinner)
  • Christmas Day lunch
  • Journeys on the Red Train from Rivesaltes to Axat, the Roses Express Train to Cap de Creus Nature Park & the Nuria Rack Railway
  • Local produce tasting at Nuria’s Sanctuary
  • Services of a local guide on excursion days

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  • 5 nights at the 3-star Prestige Coral Platja Hotel, Roses with dinner & breakfast (includes ¼ litre of wine & water with dinner)
  • Journeys on the Red Train from Rivesaltes to Axat, the Roses Express Train to Cap de Creus Nature Park & the Nuria Rack Railway
  • Local produce tasting at Nuria’s Sanctuary

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Accommodation

Prestige Coral Platja Hotel

The 3-star Prestige Coral Platja Hotel is situated in the lovely seaside resort of Roses, next to Santa Margarida Beach. All the comfortable rooms are en-suite with air-conditioning and satellite TV. Other facilities include an indoor pool, bar and restaurant and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. 

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