Sunshine on the Costa Brava
17 Day Select Holiday
- 17 days
- Price from
- Date next
- Dinner, B&B
- Carefully selected quality hotels
- Luxury coach and ferry travel throughout
- Full holiday itinerary
- For Scottish customers: Coffee and pastry on outward journey and a meal on return journey
- For English customers: Door to door pick up service*
- Extra leg room
- Reclining leather seats
- Climate control
- On board library
- Premium Welcome Pack
|Sun 8 Apr, 2018
||Calella Palace Hotel
|Sun 7 Oct, 2018
||Calella Palace Hotel
This blissful holiday is based in Calella, a tourist hub with golden sands and narrow streets filled with traditional tapas bars, souvenir shops and chic boutiques. Hop aboard the mini-train that circles the town or meander along the sparkling Mediterranean waterfront. Calella’s historic quarter huddles around the church of Santa Maria which features a baroque front flanked by sculptures of the twelve apostles. Our intriguing itinerary takes us to cultural Girona, pretty Tossa de Mar, cosmopolitan Barcelona and Figueres as well as six days at leisure to do your own thing. Your holiday includes dinner, entertainment and breakfast on the overnight ferries along with overnight hotel stops in France on both legs of your journey.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Figueres & Besalu
We travel to Figueres where you might like to visit the fascinating Salvador Dali Foundation which houses Dali’s work including drawings, sculptures, jewellery, photography and paintings from different periods of Dali’s life. Other attractions in Figueres include the enchanting toy museum, Sant Ferran Castle and many leafy squares. From here, we make our way to Besalu, a rather grand old town regarded as one of the most beautiful in Spain and accessed via a magnificent eleventh century fortified bridge.
Tossa de Mar
Enjoy a day exploring wonderful Tossa de Mar where the seafront is dominated by a medieval old town with ramparts towering over the beach and narrow streets just waiting to be explored. Relax on the sand or people watch over a glass of wine in a pavement café.
A holiday highlight as we head to beautiful Barcelona, home to Gaudi’s awesome La Sagrada Familia cathedral. This fine city features a Gothic Quarter with snaking streets, haunting architecture and atmospheric nooks and crannies. Don’t miss Las Ramblas, the city’s vibrant boulevard with street musicians, pavement cafés, flower stalls and a buzzing atmosphere.
We venture off the beaten track to visit Cadaques, a picturesque fishing village protected from mass tourism by a winding road through the mountains of Cap de Creus. The settlement has a bohemian chic feel to it and has attracted notable visitors as diverse as Picasso and Mick Jagger.
Girona nestles on the banks of the River Onyar and is renowned for its ancient architecture especially it’s walled Old Quarter and the remains of a Roman fortress. Take a stroll along the medieval walls that are flanked by landscaped gardens and feature watchtowers offering glorious views.
Calella Palace Hotel
Located metres from the beach, this superb four star hotel boasts indoor and outdoor pools, a rooftop sun terrace, whirlpool, games room, air-conditioning and live entertainment.
GLENTON customers who rate the hotel either good or excellent:
Comfort & cleanliness: 100%
Overnight Ferry to the Continent
Your holiday moves up a gear when you board your P&O ferry at Hull for your sailing to the continent. drop your overnight bag in your cabin then explore the ship or unwind with an aperitif in one of the bars.
On Board Dining
All GLENTON continental holidays include dinner and breakfast onboard. Head to ‘The Kitchen’ buffet restaurant where your waiter will show you to your table and take your order if you wish to purchase any drinks. Then you’re free to help yourself from the wide selection of tasty dishes from around the world. At breakfast, choose from continental or a fully cooked menu. Alternatively if you fancy treating yourself, why not upgrade to The Brasserie Restaurant and enjoy fine dining with full waiter service?
Make your way to the Show Lounge and enjoy live bands throughout the evening – there’s even a dance floor if you fancy a wee boogie! Or slow the pace down at the Piano Bar where you can sip a cocktail as you listen to mellow music. Perhaps you’d like to catch a blockbuster movie at the cinema or try your luck at the casino.
Your GLENTON continental holiday includes an air conditioned inside en suite cabin with bunk beds. However, you can upgrade to a cabin with level beds and/or sea view for a small supplement. Please ask your holiday advisor when booking.
Grab a bargain during your crossing with duty fee offers on treats such as alcohol and perfume.
Door to Door* Service
For departures from Scotland (Glenton)
Where advertised our door to door service is available to customers living within ten miles of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dunfermline and Hamilton. On our AIR & CRUISE holidays we offer an extended service with a radius of 35 miles from the listed points, for departures from Scottish ports and airports. Please call 08000 24 24 24 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
For departures from England (Glenton Palmer)
Our much-loved free Door to Door service is available on all Glenton Palmer Select coach tours of four days or longer and many of our AIR & CRUISE holidays. Available to customers living in the collection area. Please click here to view maps of the pick up areas. Please call 01924 895 849 to check if you are eligable for our Door to Door service.
A home collection may still be available from outside these areas but a supplement will apply.
Where advertised this free service it may be necessary to share your vehicle with other passengers on your tour. The pick-up will be at the address of the lead name on your booking. Additional pick-ups may be requested at a supplement of £20 per person. You will be driven from your home to a coach pick-up point and, on occasion, you may have to transfer to another vehicle before boarding the coach. Unfortunately, for operational and administrative reasons, Door to Door service may not be available for bookings made within 21 days of departure.