Spanish Roses & Barcelona
2020 - Hotel Monterrey on the Beach - 8 Days (OE8003)
Stay right on the beachfront with great entertainment!
Includes Sangria on arrival in Spain plus wine & water with dinner*
This is a wonderful tour taking in some of the best that northern Spain has to offer.
Britain’s love affair with Spain started on the picturesque Costa Brava, our base for this great holiday. Made up of a dramatic coastline, hiding some superb sandy bays and coves, golden beaches, deep blue waters, pretty harbours and charming little towns and villages, this lovely part of Spain is a great holiday destination...it really is no wonder that we like it so much..!
We have packed in some fabulous excursions along with lots of free time for you to just relax and enjoy time exploring on your own. Our included excursion to Barcelona is always a firm favourite whilst the pretty villages of Figueres and Cadaques are full of charm and hidden surprises.
Our holiday base is the beachside resort of Roses, a charming old fishing village overlooking the Bay of Roses. The resort is relaxed and friendly, and has retained an historic ‘old town’ - picturesque by day, atmospheric during the evenings. Spend your days in the sun, around the hotel pool or on the beach, take a stroll along the delightful palm-lined promenade, or sit back in a café and take in the atmosphere... simply lovely...!!
* See Inclusions for full details
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Hotel Monterrey on the Beach
The Hotel Monterrey is located in great position right on the seafront of Santa Margarita’s beach in the heart of Roses and within easy walking distance of the town centre. This 4-star family hotel is ideal for spending fantastic holidays. The sizeable swimming pool allows you to have a moment of relaxation during the day and the gym provides for a mind and body enriching experience. Free Wi-Fi connection is available for all hotel guests. The restaurant located within the hotel uses a majority of local ingredients to provide guests with authentic local and mediterranean cuisine. All of the bedrooms are really well equipped with every room featuring a balcony and air conditioning to keep you cool...
Pack your passport and your sun cream and depart South Wales from one of our convenient local pick up points. Head towards Dover for our short sea crossing to France and onwards for our first overnight stop.
Travel on through some beautiful scenery, into Spain. We intend arriving in the early evening and will be welcomed by a refreshing glass of sangria as we check in and unpack at the lovely Monterrey Hotel. It is then time to enjoy the first of many excellent buffet dinners at the hotel washed down with some of the house wine we have included. Why not also take in some of the in-house entertainment? Alternatively, why not take time for a leisurely stroll along the seafront or into the heart of Roses as you get your bearings and unwind after your journey.
Days 3 – 6
Enjoy delicious buffet breakfasts every morning along with plenty of free time to explore the lovely resort of Roses on your own. Make sure you also join our fabulous INCLUDED excursions to Cadaques, Figueres and the iconic city of Barcelona. Return to the Monterrey Hotel every evening for tasty dinners washed down with a little of the house wine we have included and more in-house entertainment.
After a final breakfast at the lovely Monterrey Hotel, we head back into France and passing through more stunning countryside with convenient coffee/lunch stops en route before arriving at our overnight stop in France.
We depart our hotel after breakfast and head for the channel ports and our return crossing to the UK and home.
Figueres is probably best known as the birthplace of Salvador Dali and home to the impressive Dali Museum, one of the most-visited Spanish museums. Not surprisingly, it is very popular with art-lovers, in particular. For others, Figueres offers great food, wine and beaches as you would expect from this Catalan gem, along with an historic Old Town and square, and even a castle!
Whilst often most famous for its football team, Barcelona is one of the most beautiful, vibrant and fascinating cities in Europe. Benefiting from its seaside Mediterranean location, Barcelona is a delight at every level. As the home of Catalan culture, the city has a very unique feel to it combined with some of most incredible architecture, galleries and museums in the world. Home to Dali, Gaudi, Picasso and Miro this is a city where culture comes with a capital ‘C’! For those more interested in sampling the local food and drink, Barcelona never disappoints. The city is dotted with tapas bars, restaurants, bars and cafes all serving fabulous Spanish and Catalan specialities. Make sure you take a promenade down the famous ‘Las Ramblas’ at sunset and join the crowd checking themselves and each other out before sipping a cocktail or maybe a glass of Sangria under the setting sun! From soaring 14th century cathedrals and the shadowy Gothic quarter through to Gaudi’s famous Sagrada Familia, this is a city of imposing vistas and a heartfelt welcome and the only thing that is certain, is that you’ll want to come back for more!
The beautiful whitewashed fishing village of Cadaqués is sometimes referred to as an island on the coast, nestled as it is between the capes of Norfeu and Creus and flanked by mountains. The vilage has a distinctly bohemian-chic feel to it, and is known as a meeting point for artists, intellectuals and free spirits. One of its most famous attractions is the house of Salvador Dali who lived close by. Artists as diverse as Picasso, Mark Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Henry Matisse and even Mick Jagger spent time in Cadaqués, There are lots of towns and villages dotted along the Costa Brava but few as charming or attractive as Cadaqués!
- Executive coach travel
- Short sea ferry or shuttle crossings
- 2 overnight hotels - bed & breakfast
- 5 nights at the Monterrey Hotel dinner, bed & breakfast
- Sangria Welcome Drink
- 1/4 ltr house wine with dinner every evening in Spain
- Regular in-house hotel entertainment in Spain
- Excursions to Figueres, Barcelona & Cadaques
We're sorry, but there is a local tourist tax that has to be paid in resort by all visitors to Spain during their stay. The cost is EUR1.00 per person per day.
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Swansea West
- Swansea Central
- Port Talbot
- Cardiff West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.
Singles rooms carry a supplement - Prices shown are per person based on two people sharing a standard room.
This trip requires a valid UK passport (with at least 6 months remaining).
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