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Montserrat

Barcelona, Countryside & Costa Brava‬

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £930 pp incl. flights

Summary

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Link beaches, hikes and medieval villages with castle stays and ultra-scenic drives

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Highlights

  • Discover hidden medieval villages in the Pyrenees
  • Relax on the Costa Brava’s white sands
  • Stop for scenic hikes or superb skiing
  • Drive spectacular routes through mountain valleys
  • Stay in the finest paradors, from castles to farmhouses

In Brief

  • 2 Nights Barcelona
  • 2 Nights Montserrat Parc
  • 2 Nights Girona
  • 1 Night Barcelona

About

Recommended for:
Beach | Food & wine | History & culture | July holidays | June holidays | Self-drive

Between golden-sand beaches, the rolling verdure of its interior and the towering peaks and ski slopes of its mountainous north, Spain’s northeastern corner certainly packs a lot in. You’ll explore it all on scenic driving routes that bring you to some of the country’s most evocative paradors. Stay in hidden mountain towns and medieval villages where the region’s perfectly rustic way of life lives on, not least in Romanesque cathedrals and the sumptuous dining; consider upgrading to a superb-value half-board offer to take full advantage.

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
Barcelona

Begin your trip with complimentary airport lounge access before your flight to Barcelona, you’ll be met at the airport and brought to your city-centre hotel. You might want to relax in the heart of the city, or get out and explore, perhaps sampling some of the famed Catalonian cuisine, with spiced sausages and seafood salads among the highlights. The next day, a private walking tour will introduce you to the charms of the Catalan capital. While its great Gothic cathedral, extravagantly Baroque National Palace and medieval mansions that house Picasso’s masterpieces impress, it’s Gaudí’s icons that most excite. From the Sagrada Família’s twisted verticality to the Park Güell’s wild collection of colours and curves, these are the sites that inspired entire art movements.

Stay: TRYP Apolo Hotel, Barcelona (Superior)

Meals: B

Days 3-4
Montserrat

Continue north west to Montserrat – a spectacularly beautiful mountain retreat first founded in 1025 by Benedictine monks, with significant religious importance, but surrounded by natural beauty.  A funicular can take you to the top of the mountain, and from there choose a number of different walks through the rock formations, all with amazing views of the Catalonian countryside. Your historic accommodation for two nights is located at a height of 450m above sea level, and offers a good panoramic view of the surroundings and good views of the mountain of Montserrat from a large outside terrace. 

Stay: Castell de Guardiola, Monserrat (Standard)

Meals: B

Days 5-6
Costa Brava

After breakfast, make the scenic drive to the Costa Brava and your base for in Girona. A a wonderful city for walking in, with a whole host of heritage sites easily seen even on a day trip - although it's well worth spending longer here if you can. The city's cathedral is a grand building that looks right across the city. Inside is the world's widest gothic nave, stretching 22 metres across, while another city highlight is just down the road from here - the Banys Arabs, public baths that first opened in the 12th Century. Of Girona's numerous museums, the Museu d'Art, which displays a fine collection of Romanesque, Gothic and modern artworks is perhaps the most impressive. It’s all fronted by a spectacular coastline, with the Costa Brava’s white sands dotted with charming seaside towns and hidden coves.  

Stay: Double Tree by Hilton, Girona (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 7
Barcelona

This morning, head back for your last night in Barcelona. perhaps sampling some of the famed Catalonian cuisine, with spiced sausages and seafood salads among the highlights.

Stay: TRYP Apolo Hotel, Barcelona (Superior)

Meals: B

Day 8
Depart for UK

Dropping your car off at Barcelona, you’ll fly back to the UK. It’s worth noting that this itinerary is also available flying out of Girona enjoying Michelin-standard dining as you explore the city’s Old Quarter where Gothic severity is paired with Romanesque detailing.

Meals: B

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Pricing

Any element of this itinerary can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

Accommodation rating: Standard Superior

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £930 pp incl. flights

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