We are pleased to announce
The 3 Country Tour 6 day holiday to Andorra, Northern Spain & France 3rd to 8th May 2020
Price 490 euros for members and 502 euros non-members.
Staying at the 4*Art Hotel in Andorra – https://www.hotel-arthotelandorra.com/en, and the 4* Hotel Melià Sol in Salou.
The price includes
5 nights accommodation on HB including water & wine.
Boat excursion in the famous Caves of Saint Joseph in Vall d’Uixò.
Official guided tour of Tarragona.
Entries to the Roman Amphitheatre in Tarragona.
Visit of a wool mill powered by the River Segre in the Pyrenees.
Visit and walk in the local weekly market in La Seu d’Urgell.
Traditional Pyrennean meal including drinks in Os de Civís.
Guided tour of the historic centre of Andorra to include the Casa de la Vall (Old Parliament), entries included.
Visit of the Sanctuary of Meritxell. Visit of the Vintage Motorbike Museum in Canillo.
Le Petit Train Jaune tour from Mont-Louis to La Tour de Carol in France.
English speaking tour manager for the duration.
All transportation needed as per itinerary.
City tax in Salou of 1,00€ per person per night (total 2,00€ per person)
Unfortunately for single travellers there is a single supplement of 105 euros so we would suggest sharing if possible.
Day 1 – Driving north – Depart from your usual pick-up points in the Almanzora valley to travel northwards. After comfort stops, we reach the town of Vall d’Uixò, in the province of Castellón. Here, we will be taking a very interesting visit indeed: Les Coves de Sant Josep, the famous dripstone caves traversed by an underground river. Once done here, we continue to the lively resort of Salou to overnight. Dinner and hotel in Salou.
Day 2 – Tarragona, old Roman capital – After leaving our hotel, we make our way to nearby Tarragona, where we will be enjoying an official guided tour of the old city, to include the splendid Roman Amphitheatre with its backdrop to the Mediterranean. After some free time for lunch, we make our way to the Principality of Andorra, up in the Pyrennes. Dinner and hotel in Andorra,
Day 3 – Typical market day in Spain – There are very few wool mills left in Spain, but the one we visit today is extra special: it’s water powered by the river Segre. The owner will be telling us all about it and pointing out the some very special machinery. We then continue to La Seu d’Urgell for the traditional weekly market. You have time on your own to explore the market and the interesting old town with its narrow streets and picturesque arcades or to visit the Romanesque cathedral of Santa Maria, one of the oldest in Spain. We then drive out into the country for lunch in a restaurant which also has an area offering a wonderful array of regional products with many opportunities for free tasting. After lunch those who wish to can take a 20 minute walk down to Os de Civis, a picturesque mountain village with an ancient Romanesque church. Dinner and hotel in Andorra.
Day 4 – Andorra centre and surrounding countryside – Sightseeing on foot in the historic part of Andorra la Vella including a visit to the 300 year old parliament and the main square with a beautiful view over the city and the surrounding countryside. After time for lunch in the city, we go and visit architect Ricard Bofill’s famous church in Meritxell which houses the Guardian Angel of Andorra. Finally, up in Canillo, we visit the excellent vintage motorbike museum, with some very well kept examples. Dinner and hotel in Andorra.
Day 5 – The Little Yellow Train – Today’s excursion takes us into France first driving through the valley of Cerdanya along the River Segre, until we cross the French border at Bourg Madame. After a while through the French Pyrenees we catch Le Petit Train Jaune, which is the highest railway in France. It reaches 1600 m at the town of Mont Louis. It’s a fantastic piece of engineering, especially when you think of the very limited technology they had over 100 years ago when they were planning it in the year of 1910. It was inaugurated in 1911. After a beautiful ride in the Pyrenees our coach comes to pick us up, and we head to the Spanish enclave of Llívia for free time for lunch before we make our way to Salou. Dinner and hotel in Salou.
Day 6 – Departure – After enough time for a nice breakfast, we check out from our hotel and make our way to the Almanzora Valley.
This trip includes 2 hotels and therefore we would require a deposit of 75 euros per person, this is unusual but to cover the deposit of both hotels the agent has requested this deposit.
We are also offering the opportunity for travellers to pay the outstanding balance in two individual payments to help spread the cost of the trip (travellers can of course pay the balance in one payment should they wish)
*The itinerary may have to be altered due to local festivities etc*