About the tour: Christmas & New Year on the Spanish Coast by Air

If you’re wanting to spend Christmas in warmer climes, then join us on this fully escorted tour of the stunning Spanish coast. From your base in Santa Susanna, we offer a number of exciting excursions. From Christmas Eve through to New Year’s Day, ascend Monserrat Mountain and explore the magnificent monastery and take in the beautiful natural views. Take a tour along the Costa Brava coastline, and visit the charming towns of Tossa de Mar and Lloret de Mar. Head inland to the medieval town of Girona, with its painted houses and Gothic churches. With the added opportunity to take a tour of Barcelona and to pay a visit to the stunning Catalan countryside before returning home, make this a magical Christmas holiday, with flights from a choice of local airports.

Tour Includes


  • 10 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 1 brunch, 10 evening meals & 1 lunch on Christmas Day

11 days from $2022 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 1300 020 171 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Tonight you will meet your group at the hotel for a dinner and a chance to get to know one another.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Join us today on our included excursion to Montserrat known locally as the “serrated mountain”. We travel through the mountains to the north of Barcelona and the site of the famous Benedictine monastery. In 1025 the Abbot of Ripoli and Bishop of Vic officially founded the Monastery of Montserrat. During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries a Romanesque church was built containing a carving of the image of the Mother of God. Over this period pilgrims began to come to Montserrat. Throughout the following centuries the importance of Montserrat grew: in 1223 there is the first account of a boys’ choir there, in 1409 the Monastery became an independent abbey and in 1490 Montserrat's printing press was installed. In 1493 the Monastery's word was spread even further when one of the monks - Bernal Boil - went on a voyage to America with Christopher Columbus. One of the islands in the Antilles was named after Montserrat and this began the spread of the worship of the Mother of God in the Americas. Today there are around one hundred monks who are based at Montserrat Monastery. They follow the Order of St. Benedict and can be distinguished from other orders of Monks by their philosophy – “that there is an importance to everything that every person is”.

    Montserrat Monastery means different things to different people and this is all reflected in its tourist attractions. For many pilgrims to Montserrat it is an entirely spiritual experience. However, if you are not a religious person you will still find that there is a great deal of interest at Montserrat Mountain and Monastery. The chapels, beautiful Basilica and often-turbulent history make it a fascinating place to visit. Surrounded by spectacular scenery a camera is a must on this memorable day. Festivities begin this evening with a gala buffet including wine and cava (Spanish sparkling wine). Please note: this excursion is operated by a Spanish Coach.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Montserrat
    Montserrat

    Included Highlights

    • Montserrat

    Merry Christmas! Relax and celebrate Christmas in resort. Christmas Day lunch with wine and cava is included and during the afternoon there will be a visit from Father Christmas. Then this evening you can enjoy dinner in the hotel.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    After a leisurely breakfast join our wonderful included excursion along the Costa Brava. Visit the typical Catalonian coastal town of Tossa de Mar where you have free time to explore the narrow cobbled streets and medieval walls. We continue to Lloret de Mar, the busiest and liveliest resort on the Costa Brava during the main season. Lloret was once a sea trading and ship building town, but is now popular with holiday makers and houses a wide choice of restaurants and plenty of shops.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Tossa De Mar
    Tossa de mar

    Included Highlights

    • Tossa de mar
    • Lloret de Mar

    Today’s included excursion takes you to the charming town of Girona. Behind the colourful houses lining the River Onyar is the Old Town, with its imposing Gothic cathedral and maze of narrow streets. Have a stroll along the pedestrian Rambla de la Libertat lined with arcades, shops and pavement cafés.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Girona
    Girona

    Included Highlights

    • Girona

    Today, our optional excursion takes us to the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. Barcelona has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere - particularly along the Ramblas, where you can join the locals casually strolling along the tree-lined walkway, perhaps stopping to enjoy the entertainment offered by the many mime-artists and musicians. Barcelona boasts many amazing buildings designed during the artistic explosion of Modernism - be sure to see the extraordinary Sagrada Familia, a very unconventional church, whose construction is still being finished today.

    Our guided tour will introduce you to the most important sights of the city. Starting by coach, the tour takes you past many of the famous sights of the city to ensure that you see all of the important places of interest. You can admire the unusual scenery of the Eixample district as well the huge Olympic stadium, scene of the great athletic achievements in 1992. We finish the tour on foot at the bustling Las Ramblas, the iconic street in the centre, which runs from the Plaza de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument near the harbour at Port Vell. Here you can explore the cafes and see the mime artists, and from here you will be ideally situated to explore independently the “Barri Gotic”, or Gothic Quarter in the centre of the Old Town, where some of buildings date back to medieval and Roman times.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Barcelona
    Barcelona

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Barcelona
    $52 $56
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    A day at leisure in resort for you to relax.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Today we travel into the beautiful Spanish countryside on our optional Catalan Country Tour. The climate of Catalonia is diverse. The populated areas lying by the coast in Tarragona, Barcelona and Girona feature a Mediterranean climate. Inland has a mostly Continental Mediterranean climate while further inland at the Pyrenean peaks, there is a mountain or even Alpine climate. Today we head inland to the cool of the wooded hills. Accompanied by a local guide you will discover the charms of the area. During our excursion a delicious typical Catalan lunch will be served before returning back to the coast. This is the perfect opportunity to allow you to see more than just the sun, sand and sea of the Costas.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Banyoles
    Banyoles

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2019 2020
    • Catalan Country Tour
    $80 $83
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    A day at leisure in resort. Then, this evening we begin the New Year Celebrations with a gala buffet including wine and cava.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Happy New Year! A leisurely day to relax and recover from last night’s celebrations! We have a brunch buffet this morning instead of breakfast and then this evening you can enjoy dinner in the hotel.

    • Included meals: Brunch, Dinner

    If you are leaving the tour in Europe, you will say farewell to the group after breakfast this morning. If you joined the tour in the UK, today you will return and continue to your original joining point.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Christmas & New Year on the Spanish Coast by Air 11 days from $2,022pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    1300 020 171

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 1300 020 171.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for ten nights at the 4-star Hotel Florida Park, close to the shops and beaches of Santa Susanna. There will be a programme of entertainment, with shows and activities such as fancy dress, flamenco, games and live music. All meals are buffet style. The hotel has lifts, a large bar area, lounge, restaurant, sun terrace and indoor leisure complex with indoor swimming pool (daily charge). The hotel offers 50% discount off the use of the spa facilities and 50% discount is offered to guests on all drinks and snacks from 2.00pm until 5.00pm. 

    Please note brunch is available in addition to breakfast, everyday between 8.00 and 12:00 if not joining excursions.

    All of our coaches are modern and comfortable, and you can be assured of a high level of service. On selected air holidays, the executive coach may not have an onboard toilet or drinks facilities.

    Executive Features

    • Air conditioning
    • Drinks machines
    • Onboard toilet
    • Reclining seats