Christmas In Spain
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Mixed Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW18260
- Travel Type: Air
4 nights. December 2023. From £940.00.
Leave behind the cold and grey. Spend the festive season in Spain's beautiful Calella, enjoying Christmas with all the trimmings in the five-star Hotel Kaktus Playa, situated just a minute’s walk away from Garbí Beach You'll visit Barcelona on Christmas Eve and, on Christmas Day, tour the dramatic 'Wild Coast'.
What's IncludedFour nights' dinner, bed and continental breakfast accommodation at the five-star Hotel Kaktus Playa, Barcelona
A welcome drink
Christmas Day lunch
Return flights to Barcelona
Daily 'Golden Hour' from 1pm - 5pm (50% discount on drinks and snacks)
One piece of hold luggage per person
Return airport-to-hotel transfers
The services of a friendly, experienced tour manager
Holiday HighlightsSpend Christmas in peaceful Calella
Experience a full-day visit to Barcelona
Journey on a scenic coastal tour on Christmas Day
Feast on a three-course buffet-style Christmas Day lunch
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Fly to Barcelona and transfer to Calella and Hotel Kaktus Playa to begin your delightful Christmas break in Spain.
Day 2Barcelona is one of Europe's 'must-see' cities. Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, renowned pedestrian street La Rambla and sites of the 1992 Olympic Games are amongst its highlights. Hunt for last-minute gifts in a famous shopping mecca, and discover delightful Catalan Christmas traditions.In the evening, you'll enjoy a Christmas Eve meal at your hotel.
Day 3Celebrate Christmas Day with a tour of the beautiful 'Wild Coast' of quaint fishing towns and dramatic coastline, then return to the hotel. Relax and enjoy a magical Christmas Day here as the celebrations continue with a festive buffet lunch to complete your festivities.
Day 4Boxing Day's optional excursion gives you the chance to visit the fabled monastery at Montserrat. A centuries-old place of pilgrimage, the mountainside monastery is accessible by a winding road, rack railway or cable car, and the views from its lofty perch are outstanding. This optional excursion can only be pre-booked prior to travel.
Day 5Transfer to the airport to check-in for your flight home. Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
Combining hotel transfersWe sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.
European Christmas Closing TimesShops in Europe will generally be closed from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December.
Special requirementsIf you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Disabled accessThe majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.
Itinerary changesOccasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.
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