Holidays 2021

Christmas & New Year In Spain

Departs:
22nd December 2021 | 13 Days

Christmas & New Year In Spain

Tour Price:
£1019.00 per person

Your Holiday Centre

Calella is perfect for enjoying the Costa Maresme's coastline. As you would expect, much of the town's entertainment is geared towards beach life. Away from the beach, the old town is classic Spain. Winding alleys lined with whitewashed houses lead to a pretty town square, home to markets and festivals throughout the year.

Calella packs a lot into its petite size, with a delightful town centre and a series of pristine blue flag beaches, as well as historic architecture, first rate cultural institutions, and reams of natural beauty.

Located on the northern coast of Catalonia, this resort town sits some 58km northeast of Barcelona, excellent for a day trip for those staying in the regional capital.

Tour Inclusions

  • All coach travel
  • 10 nights half board Spain
  • 1 overnight bed & breakfast (Out)
  • 1 overnight half board (Return)
  • Excursions
  • Entertainment
  • 50% discount on drinks, snacks everyday between 2pm and 5pm
  • City Tax
  • Services of driver/guide

Special Notes

  • The currency you will need for this tour is the Euro.
  • A valid passport.
  • Insurance.
  • To ring back to England, you dial: +44 then minus the 0 from your code, followed by your number.
  • There is no tea/coffee making facilities in the hotel rooms (Best bring your own).
  • European 2 pin adapter plugs will be needed.
  • Please inform us of any special dietary need (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
  • Your request is put forward to the hotel, and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
  • Overnight bags can be taken.
  • Itinerary could be subject to change.
  • Exchange rate: The price is NOT guaranteed against any alterations as a result of currency fluctuations. We have done our best to calculate in advance.

Tour Price

Price Per Person
£1019.00

Single Room Supplement: £342.00

(Double/twin room)

Your Accommodation

Main Hotel

Hotel Volga

C/ Anselm Clave 71680, 121 Baixos, 08370 Calella, Barcelona.
Tel: +34 (0) 937662327

The 4 star Volga Hotel Offers views of the Mediterranean Sea, this laid-back hotel in a corner building is a minute's walk from the beach, a 2-minute walk from Calella train station.

The Hotel Volga's outdoor swimming pool has a large terrace ideal for sunbathing, and a Beach Club at the Beach called NUI Beach, with a bar, sun loungers and umbrellas.

The air-conditioned rooms all have satellite TV; free Wi-Fi and private bathroom.

The Volga's buffet restaurant offers a wide range of Spanish and international dishes, and has a show-cooking area. The hotel also has a lobby bar with a poolside terrace, plus a casual buffet restaurant.

Out & Return Hotel

Ibis Macon Sud Creches

371 rue du Maconnais, Chaintre, Craches, France.
Tel: +33 (0) 385365160

Christmas & New Year In Spain
Christmas & New Year In Spain

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Depart Local Area

After boarding your luxury coach, you make your way down to Dover and your early morning ferry. After arriving in Calais, you continue your journey trough France, with stops on route, as this will be a long day you have the opportunity to eat before arriving at your overnight Ibis Macon Sud Hotel. Here you shall spend your first night with bed and breakfast.

Day 2: Arrive at Calella

After breakfast, we depart for Spain. You continue to travel through France, with stops on route, crossing the border into Spain to arrive at your Hotel Volga in Calella late afternoon. Here we will spend the next 10 nights with dinner, bed and buffet breakfast. On arrival there will be a welcome cocktail.

Day 3: Christmas Eve - Day at Leisure

After a long journey, it's time to relax. Brunch is served in the hotel between 8am and 12 midday every day. In the hotel there is also the Golden Hour (50% discount on all drinks and snacks everyday between 2pm and 5pm) Relax before a Gala dinner which includes wine and Champagne, which is then followed by entertainment.

Day 4: Christmas Day - Day at Leisure

Today there is a special Christmas Day Lunch served with wine and Champagne. Calella also has a tradition on Christmas Day called Christmas Day Calella Beach Splash.

Day 5: Montserrat Monastery

Today, you take a drive up the steep, winding mountain roads to the Benedictine monastery of Montserrat? Located near the top of the 4,000-foot rocky mountain range, it is home to about 80 monks. The Basilica and Monastery is Catalonia’s most important religious retreat. Inside this fascinating monastery is a statue of the Virgin of Montserrat, one of the few black Madonna's in Europe and it's Catalonia's most important religious retreat. The basilica also holds one of the monastery's most noted attractions, the 50-member Escolanía, one of the oldest and most renowned boys' choirs in Europe, dating from the 13th century. You return back via the beautiful mountain scenery to Calella.

Day 6: Barcelona

Today you travel to Barcelona with a local guide for a guided tour of the city. The vibrant and dynamic capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is home to architect Antonio Gaudi's quirky houses and his unfinished masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. (There could be long queues to enter the Cathedral) Explore the fascinating Gothic quarter with the Cathedral of Santa Eulalia and the majestic courtyard of the Episcopal Palace. Don't miss the famous tree-lined pedestrianised shopping street, Las Ramblas replete with lovely bars and restaurants and the fascinating Boqueria Market. After a beautiful day, you return to the hotel to relax before dinner and entertainment.

Day 7: Gerona

Your visit today is Gerona. Known as the 'City of Four Rivers', renowned for its medieval architecture, walled old quarter and Roman remains of the Forca Vella fortress. Walk along its ancient fortress walls for breathtaking views, discover the splendour of the wonderfully preserved Jewish Quarter or visit its spectacular landmarks including The Placa de la Catedral, which has a grand staircase leading up to it and was used during the filming of Game of Thrones. Don't forget to pack your fancy dress costume for the fancy dress competition for the evening of 28 December 2021. May the best costume win?

Day 8: Day at Leisure - Market Day

Today is market day in Calella.

Day 9: Lloret de Mar

Today's trip takes you to one of the Costa Brava's largest and liveliest holiday hotspots, Lloret de Mar. It boasts seven kilometres of coastline, and five safe main beaches that are popular with people on holidays. Their EU blue flag bears witness to the quality of the water and sand, and facilities. It has kept its distinctive personality and fiery spirit. With its mild climate and impressive surroundings, you can discover locations like the Santa Clotilde Gardens, the Maritime Museum, the Church of Sant Romà and the modernist cemetery. These are just a few examples of the most iconic sights of the town, where every corner turned reveals an unforgettable experience.

Day 10: New Years Eve - Day at Leisure

A free day to chill out before a Gala dinner this evening with wine and Champagne and then the New Year festivities begin with a Disco and live entertainment. You will enjoy New Year in Spanish, then 1hr later an English New Year.

Day 11: Day at Leisure

Free time to explore the resort.

Day 12: Spain to Macon France

After breakfast and all cases have been loaded on to the coach we start our journey back to France. We travel back through Spain then crossing the border into France with comfort stops on route to our overnight hotel at the Ibis Macon Sud Hotel, for our last overnight stay with dinner bed and breakfast.

Day 13: Depart for Home

After breakfast and our overnight bags have been loaded on the coach, we leave the Hotel and depart for Calais. There will be comfort stops along the way. Arriving at Calais for our late afternoon ferry crossing to Dover. Arriving back in our local area, mid to late evening.

The driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.