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Little Trains of the Pyrenees

Overview

Travel by Coach 0 Days
3 Included Excursions
  • Take in spectacular views of the Pyrenees
  • Enjoy journeys on-board some of the region’s most famous railways
  • Admire the beautiful Cap de Creus Nature Park while on-board the Roses Express Train
  • Make the most of a Thuir wine tasting experience, before boarding the Little Yellow Train
  • Sit back and relax with a train journey from Rivesaltes to Axat
  • Package includes 8 nights accommodation, daily breakfast and 7 dinners (No dinner included on 1st night)

Take in splendid scenery and admire incredible views the Pyrenees are famous for, while travelling on some of the region’s famous trains.
From our base in picturesque Roses, we travel through the Cap de Creus Nature Park on the Roses Express Train, travel on-board the Little Yellow Train, and enjoy a scenic train journey from Rivesaltes to Axat.

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Itinerary

Day One - UK to Orleans
We travel to Calais, and then continue to our overnight hotel in Orleans.

Day Two - Orleans to Roses
In the morning, we enjoy breakfast and then continue our journey from Orleans to Roses, where we stay at the Hotel Coral Platja for the next six nights. (B)

Days Three to Seven - Roses
Enjoy a fantastic five days in Roses, with three included excursions to look forward to. Board the charming Roses Express Train, with its iconic colourful tractor-style engine, and experience the beautiful Cap de Creus Nature Park. Travel to Thuir in Southern France for a wine tasting experience, followed by a journey on the Little Yellow Train, affording amazing views of the mountainous scenery. Finally, enjoy a scenic drive to charming Rivesaltes, taking train to Axat and travelling on a hundred-year-old railway line to admire beautiful scenery. (B,D)

Day Eight - Roses to Orleans
Time to bid a fond farewell to Roses today as we make our way onwards to our overnight hotel in the Orleans area. (B,D)

Day Nine - Paris to UK
We continue our journey back to the UK, travelling via Calais, and then returning home. (B)

Hotel Coral Platja

Located right on the beach and only 300m walk from the centre of Roses, the Hotel Coral Platja is in a great location.

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Thuir Wine Tasting and Little Yellow Train

Our excursion begins as we make our way to Thuir in Southern France, where we visit a local vineyard. Here, sample some of the excellent wines this town is famous for with a wine tasting experience, before we continue our journey to board the Little Yellow Train.

So called for its appearance, the Little Yellow Train travels from Villefranche de Conflent to stop at Europe’s highest station - Bolquere - and then continues through the beautiful plateau of the Cerdagne to La Tour du Carol. Relax on-board and enjoy the beautiful views as we travel. 

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Full Day: Train from Rivesaltes to Axat

We enjoy a fantastic train ride today, travelling from Rivesaltes to Axat. We board the train in Rivesaltes after a scenic drive to this picturesque town, and then enjoy a journey along a hundred-year-old railway line. Take in a great many landscapes, from mountain scenery to open plains and forests. We travel all the way to Axat, where we disembark the train and continue home. 

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Half Day: Cap de Creus Nature Park on Roses Express Train

We enjoy a relaxing journey on-board the Roses Express Train, which travels through the beautiful scenery of the Pyrenees and takes in a number of wonderful landmarks along the way. We journey through the Cap de Creus Nature Park on-board this train, which is famous for its splendid landscape.

Be sure to admire views of the Canyelles Petites and the monolithic Dolmen de la Creu d'en Cobertella during our journey!

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Optional Excursions

Figueres and the Dali Museum

This small town now attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its association with the artist Salvador Dali, whose weird and wonderful surrealist works of art can be viewed in the Dali Museum. We visit this marvellous museum during our time here to admire the artist’s famous creations. 

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Glass Bottom Boat

Cruise along the coastline of the Cap de Creus nature reserve and admire Roses Bay. We arrive at Cala Murtra where we stop to watch the marine life from the glass bottomed boat.

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