Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach, travel to Dover for the short sea crossing to Calais. Then continue via the auto-routes of France to the overnight stop in central France. Bed & Breakfast.
Day 2 - Lots to see today as our journey takes us over the border into Spain on the way to your holiday base in Roses for your 5 night stay with a welcome drink on arrival. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Days 3 - 6 - At leisure in Roses with two included excursions. Dinner, bed & breakfast.
Coastal Tour visiting Cadaqués
Facing the Mediterranean Sea at the head of a crystal clear bay, Cadaqués was a favourite of both Picasso and Salvador Dalí who were drawn to the area's incredible light and sea breezes. Cadaqués remains a favourite spot for artists and is very popular with weekenders from Barcelona and visitors from further afield. The town has been developed carefully over the years and retains its charm and it is right on the edge of the Cap de Creus Peninsula, where the Pyrenees mountains meet the sea.
Girona is a fabulous mix of museums, galleries and Gothic churches around a tangle of cobbled lanes and medieval walls. Its historic centre is dominated by medieval buildings and a maze of narrow lanes and within the walled enclosure of La Força Vella, the old Jewish quarter (El Call), one of the best preserved medieval Jewish quarters in Europe, is a treat for the eyes and the soul. A local guide will give you an insight into Girona's fascinating history on a walking tour and be able to give you a 'preview' of some of the floral displays being prepared around the city for the famous 'Festival of Flowers' which opens on 13th May.
France for the Day - Perpignan & Argelés sur Mer
At the foot of the French Pyrenees, just a few miles north of the Spanish border, Perpignan's old town's is a warren of alleys, palm-shaded squares and brightly painted tenements. The one time capital of the Kingdom of Mallorca, Perpignan is still very Catalan in style and you may enjoy a stroll along the 19th century promenades and gardens. A visit will also be made to Argelés sur Mer with its 7km of wide sandy beaches, clear blue Mediterranean water and lively marina full of shops and cafes.
Day 7: - Farewell to Spain as you head northwards to the final stop in the Central France area. Bed & breakfast.
Day 8 - After breakfast, travel back through France to Calais for the return to England.