9 days - from only £699pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Little Boats of the Mediterranean

Enjoy some fantastic excursions on some of the Mediterranean’s best boat cruises. From the sea to the calmness of the Canal du Midi, you will admire some of the region’s most stunning scenery.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 8 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 evening meals (with wine and water included)
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

9 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

  • Day 2:

    In the morning, we enjoy breakfast and then continue our journey through France to Roses, where we will stay for the next six nights.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 3: Coastal Cruise and Cadaques

    This morning, we include a boat cruise along the coast to Cadaques. The hour-long journey takes us alongside spectacular cliffs dotted with caves. We arrive in the pretty fishing village of Cadaques, a favourite haunt of Picasso, Matisse and Salvador Dali. The white-chalked resort has managed to retain its charm and enjoys a fabulous setting on the edge of the Cap de Creus Peninsula, where the Pyrenees Mountains meet the sea.

    Our guide will take us on a brief walking tour, after which there is free time to enjoy the pretty cobbled streets at leisure.

    We'll then re-board the boat to return to Roses, arriving at around lunch time. The afternoon is yours to explore in Roses.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cadaques

    Cadaques

    Included Highlights

    • Roses
    • Coastal Cruise
    • Cadaques
  • Day 4: Béziers and Canal Du Midi Boat Trip

    Today we head into France and to Béziers for our included guided excursion, where we enjoy a trip on the amazing Canal du Midi. An incredible engineering feat, the canal links the Mediterranean with the Atlantic via network of navigable waterways.

    See the famous ‘staircase’ locks of Fonseranes, the 17th century Malpas tunnel and more, as you discover part of this 150-mile long canal. The waterway has become a favourite destination, famed for its beauty and tranquillity. The trip will last around four hours and you will be served a typically French lunch on-board with wine and coffee. Relax and enjoy views of medieval bridges, delightful villages and lovely countryside.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Béziers

    Béziers

    Included Highlights

    • Béziers
    • Canal du Midi
  • Day 5: Lake Banyoles Cruise and Besalu

    Join our included guided excursion to Banyoles, where we take a relaxing 40-minute boat trip on the Lake of Banyoles. As Catalonia’s largest lake, Banyoles boasts a backdrop of vast rolling hills and the shoreline is dotted with little villages.

    Afterwards, join your guide for an afternoon visit to the beautiful town of Besalu, in the volcanic region of La Garrotxa. Explore the old town of this wonderfully preserved medieval gem, with its churches, stone facades and narrow cobbled streets lined with pretty houses. Be sure to see the 12th-century fortified bridges!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Besalu

    Besalu

    Included Highlights

    • Besalu
    • Lake Banyoles Cruise
  • Day 6: Barcelona and Harbour Cruise

    Today we travel to the fascinating city of Barcelona, Spain’s second largest city and one of the Mediterranean’s busiest ports. The city has a delightfully relaxed atmosphere - particularly along Las Ramblas, where you can join the locals casually strolling along the tree-lined walkway. A city of unique character, rich in history, folklore and tradition, Barcelona boasts a distinctive architectural style, born from the extraordinary work of Gaudi.

    We include an hour and half boat trip along the city coastline around Barcelona's harbour and the Olympic Port, allowing you to enjoy the city from a different perspective.

    Later, our guide will give you a short tour of the main Barcelona highlights. The bustling and iconic Las Ramblas runs from Plaza de Catalunya to the Christopher Columbus monument near the harbour at Port Vell. You can explore the shops, 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

    Included Highlights

    • Barcelona Guided Tour
    • Barcelona
    • Barcelona Harbour Cruise
  • Day 7: Day at leisure

    Enjoy a leisurely final day in the resort – time for last minute shopping!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Roses

    Roses

    Included Highlights

    • Roses
  • Day 8:

    Time to bid a fond farewell to Roses today as we make our way to our overnight hotel in France.

    Included meals: Breakfast

  • Day 9:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (9 days).

Hotels

You will stay for six nights at the 3-star Prestige Hotel Victoria Elit.

  • Victoria Elit

    There is an outdoor pool (seasonal) as well as a spa (additional charge). Meals are taken in the buffet restaurant which offers a variety of Mediterranean and international dishes. There is also a bar and terrace. Overnight stays in the Paris area will be in city-style hotels. The hotel belongs to the Prestige Hotels chain, and is situated on the seafront on Santa Margherita Beach and only two kilometres from the centre of Roses in Costa Brava. The hotel is fully equipped with modern technology, and has direct access to the beach. All 208 rooms have a terrace, air conditioning, minibar and TV.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

See our full list of our joining points.

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