Andorra Trip – June 2022

Almanzora Group of Friends are pleased to announce a 5-night 6-day trip to Andorra/France/Spain.

Dates tour: 05/06/2022 – 10/06/2022

ITINERARY

Day 1 – Driving north – We leave the Almanzora valley to travel northwards and after comfort stops, we reach the town of Vall d’Uixò. Here, we take a very interesting visit indeed: Les Coves de Sant Josep, the famous dripstone caves traversed by an underground river. 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 enjoy an official guided tour of the old city, with views of 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 Pyrenees. 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 very special machinery. We then go to La Seu d’Urgell for the traditional weekly market. You have time on your own to explore the market 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 with amazing views. After lunch those who wish to, can take a 20 minute walk down to Os de Civis, a picturesque mountain village. 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. 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. 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.

 

What’s Included

  • Hotel Best Los Angeles**** – 1 night on HB in Salou. Art Hotel****
  • Art Hotel****3 nights on HB in Andorra.
  • Hotel Sol Costa Daurada**** – 1 night on HB in Salou return journey.
  • Boat excursion in the famous caves of Saint Joseph in Vall d’Uixò.
  • Official guided tour of Tarragona.
  • Visit of a water powered wool mill in the Pyrenees.
  • Visit and walk in the weekly market of La Seu d’Urgell.
  • Traditional Pyrenean lunch including drinks in Os de Civis.
  • Guided tour of the historic centre of Andorra to include the Old Parliament (Casa de la Vall).
  • Visit to the Sanctuary of Meritxell.
  • Visit to the vintage motorbike museum in Canillo.
  • Le Petit Train Jaune trip from Mont Louis to La Tour de Carol in France.
  • entries included.
  • Tour manager for the duration.
  • All transportation needed as per itinerary.
  • Catalan Tourist Tax.

 

PRICES – per person sharing a double room.

490 euros for members and 502 euros non-members

A deposit of 125 euros is payable on booking in the Group of Friends centre.

The price is based on 36 to 40 people travelling, should we exceed these figures then the price will reduce.

There is unfortunately a single supplement of 105 euros and we encourage people to share a twin room wherever possible.

Travellers are strongly advised to ensure they have adequate travel insurance.