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Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees Fly:Rail

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(Tour code: 19FRF)

Experience Catalonia's sparkling coast and shimmering peaks of the Pyrenees

On this contrasting tour, experience both the sparkling coast of Catalonia and the shimmering peaks of the Pyrenees as you spend time in France and Spain.

  • Roses
  • Girona
  • The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
  • The Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • Figueres & the Dalí Foundation
  • Couilloure and Portbou
What’s Included
  • The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
    The Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening meals with wine
  • Return Scheduled Flights
  • Salvador Dalí Foundation

Catalonia & Little Trains of the Pyrenees Fly:Rail 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 To Roses
To Roses

To Roses

Fly from the UK to Barcelona. From here, you will transfer by coach to the 4-Star Hotel Mediterraneo Park your home for seven nights, in the charming town of Roses.

  • Dinner
Day 2 Pont de Pedra, Girona
Pont de Pedra, Girona


Visit fabulous Girona today, a city of storybook history and medieval might, full of eccentric museums and capped by an impressive Gothicstyle cathedral.

You are at leisure here. Well worth a visit is the Jewish Quarter of the city, a labyrinth of narrow streets packed with fascinating religious buildings, ancient synagogues and cafés hidden away on mysterious street corners. While in this district, it is a good idea to check out the Jewish Museum which details the lives and cultural influence of the Spanish Jewish community across the entire nation.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees
The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

The Yellow Train of the Pyrenees

Today sees you cross from Spain into France and into the French Pyrenees. You begin your excursion with a visit to the historic walled city of Thuir. Sat under the gaze of an old castle in the midst of the Pyrenees, this is a superb walled town, with much to discover all along the narrow streets. Enjoy time here before travelling to Villefranche, where you board the magnificent Little Yellow Train.

Climbing through the ancient Pyrenees, this train treks over ravines, through mountains and across viaducts in bright yellow carriages. This journey provides an excellent opportunity to truly take in the stunning beauty of this Franco-Hispanic mountain range. Green pine forests line the tracks and the rising hills give way to a marvellous landscape of craggy peaks and crisp cyan lakes.

Please note: Due to engineering work on the Yellow Train route, Departures 19FRF01  will alternatively take an excursion on the Monserrat rack railway. The Montserrat rack railway is a mountain railway north of Barcelona. The line runs from Monistrol to the mountain top monastery of Montserrat. 

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Days 4-5 The Núria Valley Rack Railway
The Núria Valley Rack Railway

The Núria Valley Rack Railway

After a day at leisure, Day 5 features a journey on the Núria Valley Rack Railway which takes you into the Núria Valley itself.

Twinned with the Jungfrau Express in Switzerland, this marvellous rack railway allows spectacular views of the steep slopes and the superb mountainscapes. The Núria Valley Rack Railway is the only way to access this remote valley and the lack of car traffic makes this the perfect oasis of calm with only sailing boats bobbing gently on the lake to distract from the almost magical surroundings.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 6 To the Coast

Along the Coast to Collioure and Portbou

Today we visit the delightful French coastal town of Collioure with its beautiful harbour and picturesque streets. In many ways a classic French seaside town, Collioure is a choice destination, full of beautiful and colourful houses surrounding the sea walls and bobbing sail boats.

After free time to explore, we take a short but scenic railway journey to Portbou. Travelling along the coast reveals a natural canvas dripping with French charm, from the glittering blue Balearic Sea to the wonderful villages on the cliffs. From Portbou we return to Roses by coach

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 7 Figueres & the Dalí Foundation
Figueres & the Dalí Foundation

Figueres & the Dalí Foundation

Your excursion today takes you to the town of Figueres. Found in the province of Girona, Figueres is in many ways a classic Catalonian town and boasts an impressive 11th century church dedicated to St Peter.

Here, you pay a visit to the eccentric Salvador Dalí Foundation, a museum dedicated to the works of surrealist painter Salvador Dalí. This iconic painter and sculptor was perhaps the biggest figure within the surrealist movement, and his works encompassed paintings, film and writing. Dalí was born in Figueres at the beginning of the 20th century, and from Figueres, he spearheaded the Surrealist movement alongside other notable artist including filmmaker Luis Buñuel and visual artist Man Ray. Dalí's most famous work is the Persistance of Memory painting, depicting a series of melting clocks, with a background inspired by the coastline near Figueres.

The Foundation displays much of his work and also displays the works of contemporary artists from across the world, on a rotating exhibition basis.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 Return Home
Return Home

Return Home

After breakfast this morning, you will travel by coach to Barcelona airport where you'll catch your flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Return flights from London to Barcelona
  • Rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 7 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and dinner, served with wine, each day
  • Journey on the Little Yellow of the Pyrenees
  • Excursion on the Núria Valley Rack Railway
  • Visits to Girona, Figueres and the Salvador Dalí Foundation
  • Coastal journey from Couillore to Portbou


Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
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