If you want to spend Christmas in warmer climes, then join us on this fully escorted tour of the stunning Spanish coast. From your base in Santa Susanna, we offer a number of exciting excursions. From Christmas Eve through to New Year’s Day, ascend Montserrat mountain, explore the magnificent monastery and take in the beautiful natural views. Take a tour along the Costa Brava coastline, and visit the charming towns of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Head inland to the medieval town of Girona, with its painted houses and Gothic churches. With the added opportunity to take a tour of Barcelona and to pay a visit to the stunning Catalan countryside, we also offer guests the chance pay an evening visit to Paris’ Latin Quarter, before returning home, making this a magical Christmas holiday.
You will stay for ten nights at the 4-star Hotel Florida Park, close to the shops and beaches of Santa Susanna. There will be a programme of entertainment, with shows and activities such as fancy dress, flamenco, games and live music. All meals are buffet style and brunch is available in addition to breakfast, everyday between 8.00 and 12:00 if not joining excursions.. The hotel offers 50% discount off the use of the spa facilities and 50% discount is offered to Leger guests on all drinks and snacks from 2.00pm until 6.00pm.
Overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels.
Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.
<p>Executive departure: Travel south to arrive in Santa Susanna on the Costa del Maresme for a ten-night stay.<p> Silver Service departure: Travel south to arrive on the Costa del Maresme for a ten-night stay at your chosen hotel; the 4-star Hotel Florida Park in Santa Susanna or the 4-star Hotel Volga in Calella.</P>
<p>Join us today on our included excursion to Montserrat known locally as the “serrated mountain”. We travel through the mountains to the north of Barcelona and the site of the famous Benedictine monastery. In 1025 the Abbot of Ripoli and Bishop of Vic officially founded the Monastery of Montserrat. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries a Romanesque church was built containing a carving of the image of the Mother of God. Over this period pilgrims began to come to Montserrat. Throughout the following centuries the importance of Montserrat grew: in 1223 there is the first account of a boys’ choir there, in 1409 the Monastery became an independent abbey and in 1490 Montserrat's printing press was installed. In 1493 the Monastery's word was spread even further when one of the monks - Bernal Boil - went on a voyage to America with Christopher Columbus. One of the islands in the Antilles was named after Montserrat and this began the spread of the worship of the Mother of God in the Americas. Today there are around one hundred monks who are based at Montserrat Monastery. They follow the Order of St. Benedict and can be distinguished from other orders of Monks by their philosophy – “that there is an importance to everything that every person is”. <p>Montserrat Monastery means different things to different people and this is all reflected in its tourist attractions. For many pilgrims to Montserrat it is an entirely spiritual experience. However, if you are not a religious person you will still find that there is a great deal of interest at Montserrat Mountain and Monastery. The chapels, beautiful Basilica and often-turbulent history make it a fascinating place to visit. Surrounded by spectacular scenery a camera is a must on this memorable day. Festivities begin this evening with a gala buffet including wine and cava (Spanish sparkling wine).
Location: Free Time
Merry Christmas! Relax and celebrate Christmas in resort. Christmas Day lunch with wine and cava is included and during the afternoon there will be a visit from Father Christmas. Then, this evening, you can enjoy dinner in the hotel.
Location: Free Time
A further day at leisure in resort for you to relax.
Location: Costa Brava Coastline
After a leisurely breakfast join our wonderful included excursion along the Costa Brava. Visit the typical Catalonian coastal town of Tossa de Mar where you have free time to explore the narrow cobbled streets and medieval walls. We continue to Lloret de Mar, the busiest and liveliest resort on the Costa Brava during the main season. Lloret was once a sea trading and ship building town, but is now popular with holiday makers and houses a wide choice of restaurants and plenty of shops.
Location: Free Time or Barcelona
<p>Today our optional excursion (included on Silver Service) takes us to the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. The city has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere - particularly along the Ramblas, where you can join the locals casually strolling along the tree-lined walkway, perhaps stopping to enjoy the entertainment offered by the many mime-artists and musicians. Barcelona boasts many amazing buildings designed during the artistic explosion of Modernism - be sure to see the extraordinary Sagrada Familia, a very unconventional church, whose construction is still being finished today. <p>An included guided tour will introduce you to the most important sights of the city. Starting by coach, the tour takes you past many of the famous sights of the city to ensure that you see all of the important places of interest. You can admire the unusual scenery of the Eixample district as well the huge Olympic stadium, scene of the great athletic achievements in 1992. We finish the tour on foot at the bustling Las Ramblas, the iconic street in the centre, which runs from the Plaza de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument near the harbour at Port Vell. Here you can explore the cafes and see the mime artists, and from here you will be ideally situated to explore independently the “Barri Gotic”, or Gothic Quarter in the centre of the Old Town, where some of buildings date back to medieval and Roman times.
Today’s included excursion takes you to the charming town of Girona. Behind the colourful houses lining the River Onyar is the Old Town, with its imposing Gothic cathedral and maze of narrow streets. Have a stroll along the pedestrian Rambla de la Libertat lined with arcades, shops and pavement cafés.
Location: Free Time or Catalan Country Tour
Today, why not travel into the beautiful Spanish countryside on an optional Catalan Country Tour? The climate of Catalonia is diverse. The populated areas lying by the coast in Tarragona, Barcelona and Girona feature a Mediterranean climate. Inland has a mostly Continental Mediterranean climate while further inland at the Pyrenean peaks, there is a mountain or even Alpine climate. Today we head inland to the cool of the wooded hills. Accompanied by a local guide you will discover the charms of the area. During our excursion a delicious typical Catalan lunch will be served before returning back to the coast. This is the perfect opportunity to allow you to see more than just the sun, sand and sea of the Costas.
Location: Free Time
A further day at leisure in resort. Then, this evening we begin the New Year Celebrations with a gala buffet including wine and cava.
Location: Free Time
Happy New Year! A leisurely day to relax and recover from last night’s celebrations! We have a brunch buffet this morning instead of breakfast and then this evening you can enjoy dinner in the hotel.
We travel north to our overnight hotel in central France.
<p>We continue our journey north through the French countryside to our hotel on the Paris outskirts where we stay overnight. We travel into the centre of Paris where you will have time at leisure visiting this romantic cosmopolitan city, visit some of the city’s many famous sights, relax in one of the many cafes or enjoy a cruise along the Seine – the choice is yours.
You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.
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