Little Trains of the Pyrenees

6-day by Air Holiday

DepartingMay to October 2018
From£629.00*
* Price shown: 12 October 2018 from London Stansted - STN
Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Mountain adventures in France and Spain

Travel on remote mountain railway lines through dazzling Pyrenean countryside on this holiday to France and Spain. Based at the charming beach resort of Roses, on the Costa Brava, you'll set off on some remarkable train journeys into the mountains to visit ancient sites and reach soaring summits with breathtaking views.

Pyrenees Tour Highlights
  • Spend five nights on the beautiful Costa Brava
  • Enjoy the views from the Roses Express road train
  • Ride the historic Little Yellow Train to the French Pyrenees from UNESCO-listed Villefranche-de-Conflent, one of France's prettiest
  • Ride the Nuria Rack Railway, which offers the only access to the year-round Spanish resort
  • Discover the stunning Upper Aude Valley on France's Red Train

What The Price Includes

  • Five nights' half-board accommodation at the three-star Prestige Hotel Coral Platja, Roses, including a glass of wine and water at dinner
  • Return flights to Girona or Barcelona
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Three heritage train journeys and a ticket for the Roses 'road-train'
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One : Fly to northern Spain

Fly to Barcelona or Girona and transfer to the delightful Costa Brava resort of Roses, set beneath ancient fortifications on the sweeping Golf de Roses. Settle into your comfortable hotel and, depending on your arrival time, perhaps enjoy a stroll along the beach to the harbour and marina.

Day Two : Ride the Roses Express to the Cap de Creus Natural Park and explore Roses


All aboard the Roses Express! Today's included excursion brings the chance to ride on a tractor-hauled tourist road train to the Cap de Creus Natural Park above the resort. This winding path climbs through wooded hills to reach a summit offering gorgeous views. Spend the rest of the day enjoying the highlights of Roses.


This colourful, typically Catalan resort dates back to the Ancient Greeks, and a wealth of historical sites remain across the town. See the ruins of the 16th-century citadel walls and Trinitat Castle, as well as some fascinating ancient dolmen burial sites. Roses still functions as a working fishing port, and so seafood is the most popular fare here - don't miss the local specialty, the suquet de peis, consisting of fish with potatoes.

Day Three : Travel aboard the Yellow Train to the commune of Mont-Louis


Today's train journey aboard the historic Yellow Train, or Petit Train Jaune, takes us on a meandering trail through the sun-kissed French Pyrenees. We'll begin our journey in the bucolic, UNESCO-listed town of Villefranche-de-Conflent and travel across soaring bridges and viaducts towards France's highest station, at Bolquere-Eyne. 


Continuing through a spectacular mountainous landscape we'll reach the commune of Mont-Louis, to explore its great citadel and city walls. Take in the beauty of the surroundings, and perhaps enjoy lunch (payable locally), before we make our way back to Roses by coach.

Day Four : Explore the ancient pilgrimage site of Nuria


Our excursion today takes us on a scenic trip through the Catalan Pyrenees. We'll ride the two-car Nuria Rack Railway, or Cremallera, from the hamlet of Ribes de Freser up through a steep, forested gorge to Nuria. This remote ski station is the home of an ancient image of the Virgin Mary, which draws pilgrims from across the globe. 


Enjoy a stroll on the paths that cross the alpine meadows, taste some local produce and learn about the history of this extraordinary place, before re-boarding the train for the return journey down the valley and then back to Roses.

Day Five : Cross the border into France and travel on the Red Train


Crossing the border back into France we'll board the hundred-year-old Train du pays Cathare et du Fenouilledes, more commonly known as the Red Train. This delightful journey takes us through the spectacular scenery of castle-dotted Cathar Country from Rivesaltes, near historic Perpignan, to the Pyrenean village of Axat. 


On fine days, travel in open-air summer wagons across viaducts and through tunnels, past the vineyard-clad lower slopes of the eastern Pyrenees. Return to Roses to enjoy a final evening in the town, perhaps glimpsing the sunset from the beach - Roses is the only Costa Brava resort to face west, meaning some evenings can be truly spectacular.

Day Six : Fly back to the UK


Bid farewell to your Catalan hosts, and transfer back to the airport for the return flight to the UK.

Further Information


Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour and 30 minutes from Girona Airport and two hours and 30 minutes from Barcelona Airport.


Combining hotel transfers

We 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.


Itinerary changes

Occasionally, 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.


Special requirements

If 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 access

The 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.


Foreign Office Travel Advice

Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.



Hotel Information 
The following hotels are offered with this holiday (subject to availability and supplementary pricing)
Prestige Coral Platja
Prestige Coral Platja
Benefitting from a beachside location just 300 metres from the centre of the unspoiled resort of Roses, this hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the town and surrounding region.
Introduction
Benefitting from a beachside location just 300 metres from the centre of the unspoiled resort of Roses, this hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the town and surrounding region.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel boasts a covered outdoor swimming pool, free Wi-Fi and a buffet restaurant serving local and international dishes.

Rooms
Rooms are finished in colonial style and all offer air-conditioning, TV, hairdryers, safety deposit boxes, telephones and mini fridges.

Prestige Sant Marc 
Prestige Sant Marc
Located in the Santa Margarida area of Roses, and only 400m from the beach, this hotel is a lovely base for exploring the region.
 Introduction
Located in the Santa Margarida area of Roses, and only 400m from the beach, this hotel is a lovely base for exploring the region.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a buffet restaurant serving local and international dishes.

Rooms
The hotel's 240 rooms are comfortably furnished and each has either a balcony or a terrace, TV, a fan, a telephone and a safety deposit box (extra charge). Modern Superior Rooms have recently been fully refurbished and have air conditioning and hairdryers.
Maritim Hotel
Maritim Hotel
With an enviable location beside Santa Margarita beach promenade, the delightful Maritim Hotel is well located for strolls along the seafront towards central Roses.
Introduction
With an enviable location beside Santa Margarita beach promenade, the delightful Maritim Hotel is well located for strolls along the seafront towards central Roses.

Facilities & Amenities
The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool, a sun terrace, a lounge and a bar area overlooking the Bay of Roses. As well as the main buffet restaurant, there is an a la carte restaurant with fantastic views to the sea (extra charge).

Rooms
All rooms have TV, telephones, air-conditioning, hairdryers and safety deposit boxes (extra charge).
Departure Airport
Birmingham
14 September 2018
£829
Bournemouth
01 June 2018
15 June 2018
29 June 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
£849
£859
£879
£849
£769
Bristol
01 June 2018
15 June 2018
29 June 2018
14 September 2018
28 September 2018
12 October 2018
£799
£859
£869
£849
£799
£689
East Midlands
01 June 2018
15 June 2018
29 June 2018
28 September 2018
12 October 2018
£869
£879
£899
£839
£759
Edinburgh
18 May 2018
22 June 2018
07 September 2018
21 September 2018
£809
£919
£919
£899
Liverpool
18 May 2018
08 June 2018
22 June 2018
07 September 2018
21 September 2018
05 October 2018
£749
£849
£869
£869
£839
£739
London Gatwick
18 May 2018
01 June 2018
08 June 2018
15 June 2018
22 June 2018
29 June 2018
07 September 2018
14 September 2018
21 September 2018
28 September 2018
05 October 2018
£769
£829
£839
£839
£859
£859
£859
£839
£839
£799
£739
London Heathrow
No Flights

London Luton
18 May 2018
08 June 2018
22 June 2018
07 September 2018
21 September 2018
05 October 2018
12 October 2018
£709
£799
£819
£819
£799
£699
£659
London Stansted
18 May 2018
08 June 2018
22 June 2018
07 September 2018
21 September 2018
05 October 2018
12 October 2018
£769
£845
£849
£819
£799
£699
£629
Manchester
15 June 2018
29 June 2018
£919
£879
Southampton
No Flights

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