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Your Time - Barcelona & Cultural Catalonia

 

Palau Nacional, Barcelona
  • Overview

    highlights

    • Enjoy a relaxing break in Malgrat de Mar, specially designed for solo travellers
    • Explore this sunny destination at leisure
    • Spend time at a local market
    • Discover the vibrant city of Barcelona and enjoy a guided city tour of the spectacular Gothic Quarter
    • Take a trip to Canet de Mar to visit the house of the ‘Father of Modernism’
    • Indulge in a delicious tapas tasting experience

    Immerse yourself in captivating Catalonian charms and traditions, as we spend six night at the Hotel Monteplaya in Malgrat de Mar in one of Spain’s most intriguing destinations. Enjoy all-inclusive accommodation as we make new friends and amazing memories as we explore a local market, discover Barcelona and visit Canet de Mar.  Read More

    Great for:

    • Great for - Beach
    • Great for - City
    • Great for - Food & Drink


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    We’ll have a wonderful time in Malgrat de Mar, as we enjoy a cultural holiday specially designed for those travelling alone. We’re sure to return home with lots of new friends though, as we’ll get to enjoy three included excursions and plenty of time in-resort to explore the local area together. We’ll have a Shearings representative on hand as well, should we have any questions. 

    There’s more than enough to do in Malgrat de Mar as well, with lots of things to see and do to discover this excellent destination. We’ll have lots of free time available, and so we’ll be able to visit some of the best attractions in the resort at leisure with our fellow passengers. 

    The town is home to a number of well-known monuments, such as the Church of St Nicolau, the old fish market, El Castell and the Ca l'Arnau, as well as many others. We’ll be able to find some stunning beaches in Malgrat de Mar, too, which are the main draw for a lot of visitors. The central beach, L'Astillero beach and Tordera Mouth beach will all provide us with sunbathing spots to enjoy a fun break in the sun.

    Discover Catalonia’s amazing cultural sights with us, as we enjoy three included excursions to learn more about the fascinating history and traditions of this superb location. We’ll begin with a trip to Blanes Market, where we can pick up souvenirs and enjoy the atmosphere here, as well as taking a trip into Barcelona to explore the city’s Gothic Quarter with a guided city tour. We’ll then pay a visit to Canet de Mar, to see the house of the famous architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, known as the ‘Father of Modernism’, before enjoying a tapas tasting to indulge in some delicious Catalan food.
  • Itinerary

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  • The Hotel

    YOUR HOTEL


    Hotel Sumus Monteplaya

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    • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
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    • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya

    The Hotel Sumus Monteplaya has been upgraded ready for the 2017 season to a 4 star superior adults only hotel.  The hotel is a popular choice, ideally located close to Malgrat’s old town and opposite the beach. Boasting an inviting pool, great evening entertainment and excellent standards of service, it’s no wonder this hotel has been a Shearings favourite for over 25 years and with its new and improved rooms and facilities you’ll be glad you chose the Sumus Monteplaya!

    All Standard rooms have been upgraded for 2017 and feature twin or double bed, air conditioning, a large shower, flat screen satellite TV, mini-fridge, safety deposit box (local charge), phone, hairdryer free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony with Garden or Side view.

    Why not upgrade to a Superior room as per standard with beach towels/beach umbrella supplied, coffee/tea making facilities, free safety deposit box and furnished balcony with Pool or Front view. 

    • Dining room with continental and English breakfast, buffet style lunch/dinner and show cooking
    • Large modern bar 
    • Snack bar
    • Lounge with satellite TV
    • Small library
    • Wonderful outdoor pool and garden
    • Entertainment programme including Flamenco and International shows and live music.
    • Daytime activities
    • Access to local sport centre with squash, tennis, mini-golf and gym (available at discounted rates for guests of Sumus Monteplaya) 
    • Official rating: 4 star superior was 3 star in 2016
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  • Excursions & Extras

    INCLUDED EXCURSIONS


    Palau Nacional, Barcelona
    Barcelona and Guided City Tour

    The Catalan capital, Barcelona is a fantastic city to explore at leisure, with its wonderful architecture and bustling atmosphere. Admire Antoni Gaudi’s incredible Modernist creations, including the as-yet-unfinished Sagrada Familia, and spend time shopping along the famous Las Ramblas boulevard.

    During our time in Barcelona, we’ll enjoy an included guided city tour of the Gothic Quarter, so we can discover the history of the most cosmopolitan city if the Mediterranean -Barcelona. We’ll admire the amazing architecture here, and with delve into the interesting heritage of the city. Considered the historical centre of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter is famous for containing attractions such as the city’s cathedral, a number of beautiful churches, the last remaining parts of the city’s Roman walls, and the Barcelona City History Museum.

    Our expert guide will have plenty to tell us, including stories we’ll never hear otherwise. We’ll walk around the Cathedral, through narrow streets lined with traditional bars and cafeterias, artisanal and trendy shops. We’ll also travel by a number of important museums, such as the Picasso museum, and wonderful churches like the Santa Maria de Mar. Take in stretches of the city walls and the columns of an ancient Roman temple during our walk - you’re guaranteed to feel the atmosphere and the ambience of this historical city during our time here.

    Fruit at Spanish market
    Half Day: Blanes Market

    Join our trip to a local town for a chance to browse the stalls and pick up some bargains on a market day. Blanes Market is known for its friendly merchants, who sell a wide variety of wares; from fresh food to souvenirs, we’ll be able to pick up something for everyone here. Whether we want to treat ourselves to something special or buy gifts for friends and family at home, Blanes Market will be the place to go.

    Tapas sign
    Montaner House and Tapas Tasting

    Today’s excursion will take us to Canet de Mar, where we’ll visit the house of the ‘Father of Modernism’, Lluis Domenech i Montaner, before enjoying a tapas tasting experience.

    Montaner was born in Barcelona and designed some of the city’s most beautiful buildings, including Hospital de Sant Pau and the Palau de la Musica Catalana. He was influential in defining the Catalan Modernism movement in architecture, which architect Gaudi is so famous for continuing. Montaner designed many stunning buildings in Canet de Mar as well, where he lived for a long while, and it’s his former home that we’ll visit during our excursion.

    The house, which has been transformed into an intriguing museum, displays Montaner’s Modernism technique, and we’ll get to explore the building during our time here. We'll then sit down to an exciting tapas tasking experience in Canet de Mar, so we can indulge in some delicious Spanish cuisine. 

    OPTIONAL EXCURSIONS


    Barcelona
    Barcelona fountains by night

    One of Barcelona’s main attractions is the Magic Fountain of Montjuic. This fantastic fountain can be found in the Montjuic neighbourhood and is located below the elegant steps up to the Palau Nacional on Montjuic hill.

    In the evenings, this fountain is transformed into a magnificent light and water show, with music to accompany this spectacular performance. 

    Please note: operation varies seasonally 

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    Girona
    Girona is one of Catalonia’s major cities, and our trip here will be spent at leisure, so we can discover this excellent location to our hearts’ content. With lots of sights to enjoy, we’re sure to be kept busy during our visit!

    There are the ancient city walls and towers, which mark the entrance to Girona’s Old Town, plus Girona Cathedral, dating from 1015. This cathedral is home to the world’s widest Gothic nave, although it isn’t the only prominent religious building in Girona - there’s also the Sant Pere de Galligants church, and the Collegiate Church of Sant Feliu.

    Please note: operation varies seasonally

 


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What's included

  • Two nights overnight express coach travel
  • Six nights accommodation
  • Daily breakfast, six lunches and evening meals
  • Local wine and water served with dinner
  • Local wines, beers, spirits and soft drinks from 4pm until 11pm
  • Services of a Shearings representative
  • Three included excursions
  • Two optional excursions
Hotel Sumus Monteplaya

Hotel Sumus Monteplaya

The Hotel Sumus Monteplaya has been upgraded ready for the 2017 season to a 4 star superior adults only hotel. The hotel is a popular choice, ideally located close to Malgrat’s old town and opposite the beach. Boasting an inviting pool, great evening entertainment and excellent standards of service, it’s no wonder this hotel has been a Shearings favourite for over 25 years and with its new and improved rooms and facilities you’ll be glad you chose the Sumus Monteplaya!

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Hotel Sumus Monteplaya

  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya
  • Hotel Sumus Monteplaya

The Hotel Sumus Monteplaya has been upgraded ready for the 2017 season to a 4 star superior adults only hotel.  The hotel is a popular choice, ideally located close to Malgrat’s old town and opposite the beach. Boasting an inviting pool, great evening entertainment and excellent standards of service, it’s no wonder this hotel has been a Shearings favourite for over 25 years and with its new and improved rooms and facilities you’ll be glad you chose the Sumus Monteplaya!

All Standard rooms have been upgraded for 2017 and feature twin or double bed, air conditioning, a large shower, flat screen satellite TV, mini-fridge, safety deposit box (local charge), phone, hairdryer free Wi-Fi and furnished balcony with Garden or Side view.

Why not upgrade to a Superior room as per standard with beach towels/beach umbrella supplied, coffee/tea making facilities, free safety deposit box and furnished balcony with Pool or Front view. 

  • Dining room with continental and English breakfast, buffet style lunch/dinner and show cooking
  • Large modern bar 
  • Snack bar
  • Lounge with satellite TV
  • Small library
  • Wonderful outdoor pool and garden
  • Entertainment programme including Flamenco and International shows and live music.
  • Daytime activities
  • Access to local sport centre with squash, tennis, mini-golf and gym (available at discounted rates for guests of Sumus Monteplaya) 
  • Official rating: 4 star superior was 3 star in 2016
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