Traditional trains of the Pyrenees

From £1,649
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Sept 2024
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From £1,649
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: May 2024 - Sept 2024
Tour Overview
Spend time in the mountains and at the coast, as you wind your way through stunning scenery aboard several traditional trains.

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide 
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights half-board in 3-star hotels
  • 14 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners including a glass of wine at dinner & welcome drink
  • Scenic Rail: Ride on the Red Train, marvel at the views of the valley into Puigcerda & take the rack railway to Núria's sanctuary
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage 

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Reach the Sanctuary of Nuria, found in a valley 2,000 meters above sea level
  • Travel to the the historic centre of Puigcerda
  • Explore medieval Besalu
  • Taste Wine & Olive Oils of an Emporda Wine Route vineyard

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Barcelona

Today, you fly to Barcelona, transferring on arrival to the Catalan Pyrenees. The Pyrenees mountain range divides Spain and France and offers spectacular opportunities for exploration, as you will discover this week. Our first hotel is located in the Spanish mountain village of Camprodon. Spend the rest of the day relaxing, before we get to know one another better over a welcome drink and dinner this evening.

Meals included: D

Day 2 at Leisure

Enjoy the Pyrenees at their most authentic at this peaceful and quiet neoclassical family-run hotel, that has retained its historical charm. Meals included: B,D

Day 3 Rack Railway to the Sanctuary of Núria

This morning we'll drive the short distance to the town of Ribes de Freser, where our journey to the sanctuary of Núria begins. This spiritual oasis is accessible only by train, so we'll step aboard the rack railway for our ascent up the mountain. Winding our way through this beautiful area, we'll take in spectacular views and get a real sense of the enormity of the valley. There will be time to admire the sanctuary, take a stroll and perhaps have a bite to eat, before we head back down the mountain and return to Camprodon.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Puigcerda

Today we will transfer you from your hotel to Ripoll train station for a fantastic rail journey along the bottom of the valley into Puigcerda, passing quaint villages along the way. Discover the historic centre of this town, its shops, bars and cafes before joining our walk around the lake there. The journey back to your hotel will be by coach, to make the most of the incredible views, this time from higher up the valley. Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Besalu

We’re heading to the coast today, with a quick photo opportunity stop at Castellfollit de la Roca before moving onto Besalu where we will enjoy some free time for lunch and to discover this lovely medieval village. After this, and before arriving to our hotel in Roses, we’ll call in at the Mas Llunes winery for a delicious Wine & Olive Oil tasting. Meals included: B,D

Day 6 at Leisure

Today is yours to relax and do as you please. Perhaps take a dip in the hotel’s swimming pool or soak up the sun on the nearby beach. Should you wish to see a little more of the village and its Bay of Roses with its charming coves, sea caves and natural sites of national interest, then choose to join our optional excursion on the Roses Expres tourist train. Meals included: B,D

Day 7 The Red Train

This morning you will head to charming Rivesaltes, climb aboard Le Train Rouge (Red Train) and travel to the small town of Axat in France. Admire panoramic views as you journey through the stunning scenery, past majestic peaks and plunging valleys. After the train ride, there will be some free time to have lunch before heading back to Roses by coach. If time allows, on the way back to the hotel we’ll stop at La Jonquera, a large shopping mall on the border between France and Spain. Back at the hotel ,we’ll enjoy a farewell get-together, a fitting end to our time in this beautiful part of the world. Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Barcelona - UK

After breakfast we will transfer you to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Meals included: B

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Camprodon

Hotel Camprodon is a neoclassical family-run hotel, fully renovated while retaining its historical charm. Located in the heart of the village of Camprodon, with beautiful views on the river Ter and the Pont Nou (new bridge), Hotel Camprodon will give you the peace and quiet that you are looking for. The hotel has a garden, a bar and a restaurant. Bedroom facilities include: alarm service, telephone, TV and hairdryer.

Prestige Victoria Hotel Elit

Located near Roses, the 3-star Prestige Victoria Hotel has direct access to the beach. Hotel facilities include outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, poolside bar, and spa facilities (additional charges apply for spa services). Bedrooms include private facilities, hairdryer, air-conditioning, safe, minibar and TV.