Making an early start we make our way to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. From Calais we head down through France passing Arras, St Quentin and Troyes. We will make comfort breaks en- route and arrive at our overnight hotel in Dijon in the evening.
We make our way to the holiday destination of Roses on the Costa Brava Coast. The hotel for our 6 night stay is the Prestige Victoria which is recognised for it’s high standard of cleanliness,spa facilities and direct access to the beach.We have a welcome drink on arrival.
A relaxing day to discover and explore Roses. Spend time on the beach or perhaps take a ride on the local Land Train which takes you to view the local area and places of interest.
We have a pleasure cruise today from Roses to the pretty whitewashed village of Cadaques.
A maze of narrow streets tumble down to the water. Stylish art galleries mingle effortlessly with Souvenir shops, cafes and restaurants. After time to savour this picturesque location we return by boat to Roses. We have a light lunch of salad, sardines and sangria on our return journey.
We have a great excursion planned for today. We take the coach for a scenic drive to the village of Villefranche de Conflent. Villefranche is a fortified village with cobbled streets at the foot of Mount Canigou and is said to be one of the most beautiful locations in France. The pretty streets can be accessed By the St Pierre Bridge over the River Tet and has shops, cafes and galleries. As well as the lovely surroundings here other notable places to visit would be the Town Hall Belfry Tower and the 12th century church of St James with a unique pink marble entrance. Above the village is Fort Liberia ,a UNESCO world heritage site. Built in 1681 accessed by an underground stairway of 734 steps or a 4 x4 shuttle bus will take you to the hilltop fort. A day at Villefranche is always memorable
Today we take the coach through the National Park and to the resort of Estartit. From here we board a glass bottomed boat which then allows us to enjoy the beauty of the marine nature reserve of the Medes Islands. A true all natural aquarium showcasing the flora and fauna of the Mediterranean.
Relax in Rose on the last day of this super holiday . Enjoy the beach or explore the old town for souvenirs.
We leave Roses this morning and retrace our journey over the border and through France to Dijon for our overnight stop.
From Dijon we return to Calais for the ferry crossing to Dover. Rejoining the coach we complete our homeward journey arriving during the evening.