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COAST AND MOUNTAINS IN CATALONIA

12TH - 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021: STAYING IN PARADORS AT AIGUABLAVA & VIC-SAU

A short relaxing break with interesting excursions,  staying at the Parador at Aiguablava on the coast and the Parador at Vic-Sau in the foothills of the Pyrenees. These hotels combine two very different locations in ”Real Spain”.

After having to cancel groups in the Autumn of 2020 and February 2021 due to Covid19 we are very much hoping to be able to travel in September and October 2021 and are  pleased to have booked accommodation at some of our favourite Paradors. Inevitably prices have risen this year but we have made every effort to keep them as low as possible.

On each holiday most dates are booked for Dinner, Bed & Breakfast with drinks included and on one night with a tapas supper, including drinks, as an alternative to dinner. Occasional nights are booked for B & B only as stated on the itineraries.

Extra nights can be booked before or after each holiday at Paradores or other hotels that we know and recommend. Various options are given at the end of the day to day itinerary below.

Airlines have a habit of changing times of flights but these are the times listed for the dates below.

SUNDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER:  Fly to Barcelona and drive to the Parador  at AIGUABLAVA on a headland with spectacular views of  the Mediterranean . After settling in there will be a welcome drink followed by dinner in the Parador.

MONDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER: A  free day to enjoy the beautiful surroundings or have a swim on the beach below, walk on the cliff paths or simply relax beside the pool and garden of the Parador. There will be a tapas supper in the evening.

TUESDAY 14TH SEPTEMBER:Late morning departure for the village of Perratalada where there will be time for lunch and to explore this pretty medieval village before continuing to visit the Greek and Roman settlements at Empurias.  Return to the Parador for dinner, either in the Parador or at the award winning “Mar I Vent” restaurant on the beach.

WEDNESDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER: Mid-morning departure either for the city of Girona for a lunch break and time to visit the Gothic Cathedral and historic centre  or, weather permitting,  there will be a trip on a rack railway to Nuria in the Pyrenees before continuing to the Parador at VIC-SAU in the hills overlooking the reservoir of Sau for a 2-night stay. Dinner in the Parador.

THURSDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER:  This will be a quiet day to walk and enjoy the surrounding countryside and visit the town of Vic for any last minute shopping before returning to the Parador for a farewell drink followed by dinner.

FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER:  Morning departure for Barcelona  where there will be time in the city centre  before going to the airport for the return flight.

BARCELONA: If anyone would like to extend the holiday with extra nights in Barcelona or at the medieval castle of Parador de Cardona before or after the holiday we can arrange accommodation in one of the hotels that we know and recommend.

Price per person sharing:

1450€ + flights

Single supplement: 60€ per night

Flights (Ryanair from Ireland)

Outbound: 12th September 2021 

Dublin – Barcelona  12.40 – 16.10 

Return: 17th September 2021

Barcelona – Dublin   17.15 – 19.00 

If flying from a different airport or at a different time we can arrange where to meet you.

Lorna’s holidays are booked through GTI Travel in Dublin. For a booking form call Lorna.

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