Spain's Sunshine Coast

Relax & Discover

8 Days from $1,499

Sep 2019 - Sep 2020 Departures

A typically relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere coupled with all the convenience of 21st century life make Catalonia a much-desired part of Spain. With both the city of Barcelona and long stretches of beach just moments away, Calella is the perfect base.


 

Overview

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host 
  • 7 nights half-board in a 4-star hotel
  • 14 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners  
  • Welcome & farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Audio Guide


 

Included excursions

  • ​Visit the Monastery of Montserrat​
  • Barcelona tour 
  • Scenic coastline tour

Optional excursions

  • ​Discover Figueres & Rosas
  • Gerona visit



Itinerary

Make your own way to Barcelona, where we'll meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. It is located close to the beach in the seaside resort of Calella on Catalonia's Costa Maresme.

Today join your Tour Manager on an included excursion to the cliff-side Monastery of Montserrat, which dates back to 1844. At the monastery's heart is the statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, carved in the 12th century and also known as the Black Madonna. This sacred place is also home to ​the famous Montserrat Boys' Choir which, subject to timings, we may hear perform during our visit.

​Just a short distance from our base in Calella is the vibrant city of Barcelona, which we'll reach via a scenic drive along the Montjuic hill on today's included excursion. After admiring beautiful views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea, we'll have time at leisure to explore. The eccentric works of the architect Antoni Gaudí are not to be missed, particularly the Sagrada Familia Cathedral, which showcases his unique and distinctive style. The city is packed with fascinating museums, traditional squares and a fantastic selection of shops. Be sure to take a stroll down the famous Las Ramblas – there is always something going on along this lively promenade – or perhaps stop at a pavement café to enjoy some tapas.​

During a day at leisure perhaps you'll head to the golden-sand beach or discover more of the delightful resort of Calella, whose seafront is lined with inviting bars and cafés. Alternatively, you might choose to join our optional excursion to the town of Figueres – known as the home of Surrealist painter Salvador Dali – and the charming coastal resort of Rosas.​

An included scenic drive along the spectacular Costa Brava coastline today gives you the chance to appreciate the beauty of this popular holiday retreat. Picturesque views of cliff-top villas and pine forests will have you reaching for your camera, and we'll make a stop for a stroll along the way. Next, we head to the traditional Spanish seaside town of San Feliu de Guíxols with its bustling marina. There's plenty of time for you to join your travelling companions for a seafood or tapas lunch, before we return to the hotel.​

​Today is free for you to spend as you wish. If you'd like to discover more of Catalonia, we offer an optional excursion to Gerona. Known as the 'city of four rivers', its historic centre is packed with medieval buildings, cobbled streets and many museums.​

​Enjoy a final day at leisure in Calella, exploring or simply relaxing on the beach. This evening, gather with your travelling companions for a farewell drink.

At the end of your tour, you can join your fellow travellers on a transfer to the airport or choose to make your own arrangements.

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your vacation before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your vacation information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Spain - Figueres and Rosas

Spain - Figueres and Rosas

from $119

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There's a real treat in store today as we travel to Figueres, the birthplace of surrealist artist Salvador Dali. Here we visit the Dali Museum, which houses the most comprehensive collection of his work in the world. Topped by a huge metallic dome and decorated with luminous egg shapes, the building is as surreal as the exhibits inside - an experience not to be missed. We continue to the delightful fishing port of Rosas for free time to explore or enjoy relaxing on one of its beautiful beaches.

Full Day - Minimal Walking - Highly Recommended

Spain - The historic city of Gerona

Spain - The historic city of Gerona

from $69

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Often missed by visitors to Catalonia, Gerona is a real gem of a city. You can just feel the history as you wander around its old Jewish Quarter, the best preserved in Western Europe, where you will see lots of quaint bars and restaurants and is a great place for shopping. The Gothic cathedral will amaze you with its grandeur and further exploration will reveal a city of great character and charm. Take a glance at the town, with a stroll through the Barri Vell, the old town, where you will find exhibitions in the museums and galleries, or sit back and relax whilst you have a coffee under the arches in the Rambla, or go up to the town walls where you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views. You may like to find your own typical local cafe or bar for a relaxing lunch.

Half Day - Minimal Walking - Must See

Spain Prebookable Package - Figueres and Rosas / The historic city of Gerona

Spain Prebookable Package - Figueres and Rosas / The historic city of Gerona

from $179

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You can save money and enhance your holiday with this Prebookable excursion package...

Figueres and Rosas / The historic city of Gerona

Accommodation

The Hotel Les Palmeres is a 4-star hotel located just a few steps from the centre of Calella and just over 100 metres from the beach. The hotel is of a typical Mediterranean style, and is perfect for both relaxing and exploring. There is small outdoor swimming pool with a poolside bar, roof terrace, indoor pool and hot tub. There is an onsite restaurant that serves a delicious breakfast buffet, and in the evening you can find both fresh Mediterranean and international cuisine, along with weekend themed dinners or gala dinner. In the evening you can relax in the lounge bar, and on some evenings you will be provided with entertainment. Guest bedrooms are comfortable, well –furnished and each have either a balcony or terrace. Bedrooms are equipped with private facilities and air conditioning. Other hotel facilities include: Free Wi-Fi, Air Conditioning, Satellite TV, 24 hour reception, Towel service for the pool and the beach, Lift and Garden.

Les Palmeres Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 03 Sep 2019

8 Days

$1,899

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 01 Oct 2019

8 Days

$1,749

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 12 May 2020

8 Days

$1,499

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 02 Jun 2020

8 Days

$1,699

Available

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Make Your Own Way

Tuesday 08 Sep 2020

8 Days

$1,799

Available

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