The beautiful Costa Brava and Barcelona
Leave behind the cold and grey. Spend the festive season on Spain's beautiful Costa Brava, enjoying Christmas with all the trimmings in the four-star Alegria Pineda Splash Hotel, situated in the pretty and historic seaside town of Pineda de Mar. You'll visit Barcelona on Christmas Eve and, on Christmas Day, tour the dramatic 'Wild Coast'.
Pineda de Mar lies in the heart of a picturesque coastline of rocky coves, quaint fishing villages, golden beaches and attractive resorts; an area that's especially beautiful in the winter time, when the summer crowds have long gone. The town has a good selection of shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants as well as squares and gardens to explore.
Fly to Barcelona and transfer to the Alegria Pineda Splash Hotel, where you will start your delightful festive break.
Barcelona is one of Europe's 'must-see' cities. Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, the Gothic Quarter, renowned pedestrian street La Rambla and sites of the 1992 Olympic Games are amongst its highlights. Hunt for last-minute gifts in a famous shopping mecca, and discover delightful Catalan Christmas traditions.
Day Two (Christmas Eve)
In the evening, you'll enjoy a special Christmas Eve meal at your hotel.
Celebrate Christmas Day with a tour of the beautiful 'Wild Coast' of quaint fishing towns and dramatic coastline, then return to the hotel. Relax and enjoy a magical Christmas Day as the celebrations continue with a festive Christmas lunch with wine, as well as a buffet dinner and music this evening.
Day Three (Christmas Day)
An optional excursion today brings the chance to visit the fabled monastery at Montserrat. A centuries-old place of pilgrimage, the mountainside monastery is accessible by a winding road, rack railway or cable car, and the views from its lofty perch are outstanding.
Transfer to the airport for check-in and your return flight.
The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately one hour.
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
Shops in Europe will generally be closed from early afternoon on Christmas Eve until 27th December.
European Christmas Closing Times
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.
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.
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