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Christmas on the Catalan Coast

(6 reviews)

Charming Roses, alluring Cadaqués, historic Girona

8 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: 21RFX

About the tour

Enjoy a relaxing Christmas break in charming Roses, on the rugged Catalan Coast. Immerse yourself in festive cheer in the striking medieval cities and picturesque villages of the region.


What’s included


Day 1 - London & Roses

Meet at London St Pancras today, where you connect with the Eurostar service to Paris. Here, join the high-speed train to Figueres before a short transfer to Roses, where you stay for 7 nights.

  • Dinner
Day 2 - Cadaqués

Today, you travel to Cadaqués, a charming seaside village made up of white-washed houses, and the inspiration for the art of Catalan surrealist, Salvador Dalí.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 - Barcelona on Christmas Eve

Travel to magnificent Barcelona, where a guided tour takes you to Sagrada Familia (entrance not included) and the vibrant street of Las Ramblas. Afterwards, explore the city at leisure. As the Catalonian capital, there is much to see here. The works of famed architect Antoni Gaudí are particularly fascinating. His instantly identifiable style is apparent all over the city, and Casa Milà is well worth a visit.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 - Christmas Day in Roses

Christmas Day is at leisure. You are free to enjoy the local festivities and explore more of Roses before a special Christmas lunch.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
At Leisure
Day 5 - Figueres

Journey by coach to Figueres today, visiting the marvellous Salvador Dalí Foundation (entrance included). This remarkable gallery hosts much of the surrealist pioneer's works, as well as those of up-and coming contemporary artists. After, you enjoy free time to further explore Figueres.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Dali Museum
Days 6-7 - Girona

You visit the charming medieval city of Girona today. Founded on the banks of the river Ter, Girona's historic streets take you back in time to Old World Spain. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the beautiful architecture and the impressive cathedral before a free day in Roses on Day 7.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast, Dinner
Day 8 - Roses to London

Transfer back to Figueres today for the TGV to Paris. Here, join the Eurostar service back to London St Pancras.

  • Breakfast

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.


Hotel Coral Platja, Roses

Hotel Coral Platja, Roses

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Submitted 19/01/2020

We had a great holiday but felt the hotel could have pushed the boat out a bit more on Christmas Day. A glass of cava and the chef carving a turkey at the lunch buffet was the only difference to the normal buffet. And I didn't really want chips with my turkey! I know we were in Spain, but I did miss my Christmas pudding and some Christmas cake! The 'live' entertaintainment was terrible - a man standing behind a keyboard only using his phone to put the next track on is not 'live music'! But the actual holiday was lovely, a good mix of trips out and free time. And the weather was perfect.

Mrs M Carey

Submitted 14/01/2020

Everything was first class. Would definitely book another holiday with Rail Discoveries.


Submitted 25/04/2019

I enjoyed the trip, but found getting on and off the French trains very tiring. Nevertheless I would go again.


Submitted 20/01/2018

Well organised from start to finish made the whole experience a pleasure.


Submitted 13/01/2018

Cattle market and no organised areas for collection/departures etc at rail station. Group to big for one person at railways.

Miss C Smith

Submitted 13/01/2018

Everything was almost perfect it was the hotel food that let the holiday down, not so much the quality or quantity but the fact that it was almost cold when you got to eat it, there were no heated plates available

Christmas on the Catalan Coast

Charming Roses, alluring Cadaqués, historic Girona


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