A week of sea, sand, sunshine and sangria on Spain's glorious Costa Maresme. You'll find Calella set beside a long golden beach of coarse sand, looking out over the sparkling blue waters of the Mediterranean.
Should you tire of sun and sea, nearby Santa Susanna has a wealth of attractions for the tourist, here you will get an idea of what Spain used to be like in days gone by. To help you see more of Spain, we also have an attractive range of sightseeing excursions on offer.
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Day 1 - From interchange travel to Dover for the short ferry crossing to Calais. Continue along the autoroutes of France to your overnight hotel with bed & breakfast.
Day 2 - After breakfast, continue through France crossing over the Pyrenees and over the border at Perpignan, arriving early evening in Calellafor your 6-night stay with breakfast and dinner
Day 3 - 7 - At leisure in Calella with two included excursions and one optional. Your driver will be able to assist with ideas for local visits and excursions.
Travel to the Mediterranean city of Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia. There are two official languages spoken in Barcelona: Catalan and Castilian Spanish. Steeped in history and tradition, culture and the arts flourish in Barcelona and there are many examples of the distinctive style of Gaudi, Spain's most famous architect. You'll find magnificent architecture and excellent shopping in the famous Ramblas. Colourful flower stalls and street entertainers abound, adding to the city's unique character. Optional guided tour of Barcelona - details from your driver.
Blanes, Lloret de Mar & Marimurtra Botanical GardenEnjoy a change of scenery and join an included tour along the coast to Blanes known as the Gateway to the Costa Brava - Catalonia's wild coast. Blanes is blessed with 4 kilometers of wide, golden-sanded beaches and 'blue flag' quality seawater. Time for a look round before continuing onto nearby Marimutra Botanical Garden with a 60 minute guided tour included. Enjoy the richness of its botanical, architectural, landscape and human heritage. Founded by the German Carl Faust (1874-1952), Marimurtra has more than 4,000 species from five different continents.Finish the day off with a short drive to Lloret de Mar. It may be one of the Costa Brava's largest and liveliest holiday hotspots, but Lloret de Mar's history goes back more than a thousand years. Throughout its transformation from fishing village to dynamic regional tourist centre, it has kept its distinctive personality and fiery spirit, apparent today in its vibrant nightlife!
Montserrat & Codorniu Cava
The fascinating history of Montserrat goes back to the ancient 9th century when a group of shepherds found a hidden wooden statue of the Virgin Mary in one of the many caves hollowed out in these rocks. Since the 11th century a community of Benedictine monks has taken care of this holy place in their monastery. You can walk around the Monastery and visit the Basilica for free and you can also view the Black Madonna with no charge.
Your day includes a visit to Codorníu, a quality producer of sparkling wine and the producer of Spain's most popular Cava, Anna de Codorníu. Enjoy a tour and tasting experience.Day 8 - Retrace your steps through France, stopping for lunch opportunities en-route, before continuing to the overnight hotel for bed & breakfast.
Day 9 - After breakfast, we continue through France to Calais for the return to England.
5 Star hotel
HOTEL KAKTUS PLAYA, CALELLA
This is a 5 star property in an excellent location just a short 2 minute walk from the beach and 5 minutes from the centre,Facilities include:Outdoor swimming pool with sun terrace.Indoor pool, hot tub and gym.Kaktus Sky Lounge (8th floor) with small daily feeBahari Beach Club, located on Garbí Beach and just 200 meters from the door of the hotel, has a bar-restaurant area open from morning until dawn and where you can taste typical dishes of regional cuisine, tapas, snacks, cocktails and gin and tonics.Beach Sun loungers & umbrellas. With small daily feeLift to all floorsAir- Conditioned En Suite BedroomsWith WiFi, TV & Hairdryer & Hospitality TrayBalcony2 Bars and Buffet Restaurant24 Hour ReceptionBedrooms at the hotel are bright and comfortable.Website:https://www.hotelkaktusplaya.es