The colour and contrasts of Spain
Based in a fine resort hotel on Spain's rugged northern coast, this wonderful holiday includes guided visits to stylish Barcelona and to the sacred hill-top monastery of Montserrat. Enjoy a scenic tour of the Catalan Pyrenees, crossing into France, and the chance to discover historic Girona on an optional excursion.
Fly to Spain and transfer by coach to Santa Susanna.
After our included tour introduces wonderful Barcelona, you're free to explore for the rest of the day. Discover Gaudi's Modernista architecture, explore the medieval Barri Gotic quarter and stroll down the famous avenue, La Rambla. After a day crammed full of highlights, you'll return to the hotel in time for dinner this evening.
Today's included tour is a leisurely escorted drive through the rolling foothills - and some higher passes - of the Catalan Pyrenees. We will pass through the Cadi Tunnel, then cross the border into France and visit famously sunny Fort-Romeu-Oreillo, the walled town of Villefranche de Conflent and Perpignan.
Enjoy the hotel's amenities and surroundings, or join today's optional excursion to the historic walled city of Girona. A guided walking tour introduces this typically Catalan city, before some free time to explore. Don't miss the cathedral's cool cloisters, the wonderfully restored Arab baths or Europe's best-preserved Jewish quarter.
The last included excursion visits the stunning monastery of Montserrat, the spiritual centre of Catalonia. Accessible only by winding road, rack railway or cable car, this centuries-old place of pilgrimage offers outstanding views.
After a wonderful stay in Spain, transfer back to the airport for your flight home.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes from Girona Airport and one hour from Barcelona Airport.
Hotel transfer times
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.
Combining hotel transfers
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.
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.