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Little Trains of the Pyrenees

6 days from £689*
Departing: September 2018 - September 2019
* Price shown: 12 October 2018 from LTN - LTN
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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.

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

Your 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.

Departure Airport Date Price From
BFS
BFS 10 May 2019 £819
BFS
BFS 14 June 2019 £859
BFS
BFS 30 August 2019 £889
BHX
BHX 28 September 2018 £919
BHX
BHX 10 April 2019 £769
BHX
BHX 15 May 2019 £789
BHX
BHX 20 May 2019 £789
BHX
BHX 19 June 2019 £929
BHX
BHX 24 June 2019 £919
BHX
BHX 04 September 2019 £929
BHX
BHX 09 September 2019 £879
BOH
BOH 28 September 2018 £939
BOH
BOH 05 April 2019 £769
BOH
BOH 10 May 2019 £789
BOH
BOH 20 May 2019 £809
BOH
BOH 14 June 2019 £859
BOH
BOH 24 June 2019 £939
BOH
BOH 30 August 2019 £959
BOH
BOH 09 September 2019 £889
BRS
BRS 28 September 2018 £979
BRS
BRS 12 October 2018 £809
BRS
BRS 05 April 2019 £779
BRS
BRS 05 May 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 10 May 2019 £839
BRS
BRS 25 May 2019 £919
BRS
BRS 09 June 2019 £879
BRS
BRS 14 June 2019 £859
BRS
BRS 29 June 2019 £1029
BRS
BRS 30 August 2019 £959
BRS
BRS 14 September 2019 £829
BRS
BRS 29 September 2019 £769
EDI
EDI 07 September 2018 £979
EDI
EDI 10 April 2019 £789
EDI
EDI 30 April 2019 £809
EDI
EDI 05 May 2019 £809
EDI
EDI 15 May 2019 £829
EDI
EDI 04 June 2019 £879
EDI
EDI 09 June 2019 £889
EDI
EDI 19 June 2019 £959
EDI
EDI 04 September 2019 £959
EDI
EDI 24 September 2019 £829
EDI
EDI 29 September 2019 £829
EMA
EMA 28 September 2018 £999
EMA
EMA 12 October 2018 £929
EMA
EMA 25 April 2019 £799
EMA
EMA 30 April 2019 £789
EMA
EMA 20 May 2019 £809
EMA
EMA 30 May 2019 £869
EMA
EMA 04 June 2019 £859
EMA
EMA 24 June 2019 £939
EMA
EMA 09 September 2019 £889
EMA
EMA 19 September 2019 £829
EMA
EMA 24 September 2019 £829
GLA
GLA 30 May 2019 £889
GLA
GLA 19 September 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 07 September 2018 £949
LGW
LGW 28 September 2018 £929
LGW
LGW 05 October 2018 £929
LGW
LGW 05 April 2019 £729
LGW
LGW 10 April 2019 £729
LGW
LGW 25 April 2019 £769
LGW
LGW 30 April 2019 £769
LGW
LGW 05 May 2019 £769
LGW
LGW 10 May 2019 £769
LGW
LGW 15 May 2019 £759
LGW
LGW 20 May 2019 £759
LGW
LGW 25 May 2019 £849
LGW
LGW 30 May 2019 £819
LGW
LGW 04 June 2019 £819
LGW
LGW 09 June 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 14 June 2019 £819
LGW
LGW 19 June 2019 £899
LGW
LGW 24 June 2019 £889
LGW
LGW 29 June 2019 £979
LGW
LGW 30 August 2019 £889
LGW
LGW 04 September 2019 £889
LGW
LGW 09 September 2019 £829
LGW
LGW 14 September 2019 £769
LGW
LGW 19 September 2019 £769
LGW
LGW 24 September 2019 £749
LGW
LGW 29 September 2019 £749
LPL
LPL 07 September 2018 £959
LPL
LPL 05 October 2018 £939
LPL
LPL 05 April 2019 £729
LPL
LPL 30 April 2019 £749
LPL
LPL 10 May 2019 £769
LPL
LPL 25 May 2019 £849
LPL
LPL 04 June 2019 £829
LPL
LPL 14 June 2019 £829
LPL
LPL 29 June 2019 £999
LPL
LPL 30 August 2019 £919
LPL
LPL 14 September 2019 £769
LPL
LPL 24 September 2019 £749
LTN
LTN 07 September 2018 £924
LTN
LTN 05 October 2018 £959
LTN
LTN 12 October 2018 £689
LTN
LTN 05 April 2019 £699
LTN
LTN 10 April 2019 £699
LTN
LTN 25 April 2019 £729
LTN
LTN 30 April 2019 £719
LTN
LTN 05 May 2019 £729
LTN
LTN 10 May 2019 £759
LTN
LTN 15 May 2019 £739
LTN
LTN 20 May 2019 £739
LTN
LTN 25 May 2019 £829
LTN
LTN 30 May 2019 £819
LTN
LTN 04 June 2019 £799
LTN
LTN 09 June 2019 £809
LTN
LTN 14 June 2019 £799
LTN
LTN 19 June 2019 £879
LTN
LTN 24 June 2019 £879
LTN
LTN 29 June 2019 £969
LTN
LTN 30 August 2019 £869
LTN
LTN 04 September 2019 £869
LTN
LTN 09 September 2019 £809
LTN
LTN 14 September 2019 £739
LTN
LTN 19 September 2019 £739
LTN
LTN 24 September 2019 £719
LTN
LTN 29 September 2019 £719
MAN
MAN 05 April 2019 £749
MAN
MAN 30 April 2019 £769
MAN
MAN 05 May 2019 £809
MAN
MAN 10 May 2019 £809
MAN
MAN 15 May 2019 £789
MAN
MAN 20 May 2019 £809
MAN
MAN 25 May 2019 £889
MAN
MAN 04 June 2019 £849
MAN
MAN 09 June 2019 £859
MAN
MAN 14 June 2019 £849
MAN
MAN 19 June 2019 £929
MAN
MAN 24 June 2019 £919
MAN
MAN 29 June 2019 £1009
MAN
MAN 30 August 2019 £949
MAN
MAN 04 September 2019 £929
MAN
MAN 09 September 2019 £879
MAN
MAN 14 September 2019 £779
MAN
MAN 24 September 2019 £779
MAN
MAN 29 September 2019 £769
NCL
NCL 07 September 2018 £989
NCL
NCL 05 October 2018 £939
NCL
NCL 25 April 2019 £769
NCL
NCL 30 May 2019 £839
NCL
NCL 19 September 2019 £779
SEN
SEN 10 April 2019 £719
SEN
SEN 15 May 2019 £739
SEN
SEN 19 June 2019 £879
SEN
SEN 04 September 2019 £869
STN
STN 07 September 2018 £939
STN
STN 05 October 2018 £894
STN
STN 12 October 2018 £719
STN
STN 25 April 2019 £749
STN
STN 10 May 2019 £739
STN
STN 30 May 2019 £809
STN
STN 14 June 2019 £829
STN
STN 30 August 2019 £929
STN
STN 19 September 2019 £769

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.

Hotel Montecarlo 

Located in the Santa Margarida area of Roses, beside the beach promenade.

Hotel Prestige Victoria

This three-star hotel looks out over Santa Margarita Beach, approximately two kilometres from the centre of the unspoilt resort of Roses. A beachfront promenade runs all the way to Roses marina from outside the hotel.

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.

*This offer applies to new bookings on selected air-inclusive holidays to destinations within Europe, made between 17th July and 10th August 2018 (inclusive), only. Prices shown when booking do not include the discount. The discount will be applied to your booking once the promo code (EARLYSH) has been entered and will be confirmed before purchase. This offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer, is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Exclusions apply.