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Come with us to the most popular resort on the Costa Brava and discover why so many people have been booking holidays to Lloret de Mar for years.
Hotel Samba is in an ideal location to explore the best of Lloret de Mar. The beach, promenade and old town are all in walking distance. Lloret de Mar’s bus station is about a 10 minute walk away with services up and down the coast to Blanes, Calella and Malgrat de Mar. There are a number of great bars and restaurants in Lloret de Mar, which has a great party atmosphere as well as plenty of places to relax in the sun.
This holiday is on an all-inclusive basis and we’ll enjoy two included excursions, to a local market and to discover the amazing city of Barcelona.
Day One: Depart UK
On the morning of day one, we’ll make the journey from the UK to Lloret de Mar, which will see us travelling via Calais. From there, we’ll travel through the night on our overnight express coach to arrive at the Hotel Samba in Lloret de Mar.
Day Two: Arrive in Lloret de Mar
We arrive in Lloret de Mar in the late morning and will have time to settle into our hotel for our first night in-resort. (D)
Days Three to Fourteen: Lloret de Mar
We'll spend another 12 days in wonderful Lloret de Mar, we have included two excursions during our time here. One goes to the famous city of Barcelona where you really get a feel for Catalan culture and the sense of identity people have. Highlights are the famous Sagrada Familia, the bustling Las Ramblas and the Camp Nou, where FC Barcelona, one of the most famous football teams in the world play their home games. On the other excursion we will visit a local market in Blanes where there will be a huge variety of food, souvenirs and other trinkets to buy. There are optional excursions that can be purchased as extras on this holiday, but otherwise the rest of the time is yours to spend as you wish. The major attractions of Lloret de Mar are of course the sea and the sun, but there are plenty of interesting walks and beautiful vistas to be found if you look around. (B,L,D)
Day Fifteen: Depart Lloret de Mar
As our holiday draws to a close, we’ll say goodbye to Lloret de Mar and will travel back to Calais. (B,L)
Day Sixteen: Arrive in UK
We’ll then return to the UK via Calais, and will take the coach back to our local joining points.
Inclusive Package at the Hotel Samba
Enjoy FREE local wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, water, tea and coffee between 10am and 11.30pm at the Hotel Samba.
The Hotel Samba is centrally located on the crest of a small hill, with fantastic views of both the Costa Brava and the surrounding countryside. Lloret centre is a 10 minute stroll away. Fenals Beach is located just 400 metres away and Lloret Beach is located 600 metres away. The hotel has great facilities with an all-inclusive bar and a number of entertainment options in their games hall. The outdoor swimming pool is set on a large terrace which has a snack bar during summer months.
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Full Day: Barcelona
Barcelona is the fourth most visited in city in Europe and is a lively and exciting place to discover. Especially remarkable is the work of architect Antoni Gaudí, which can be seen throughout the city. His best-known work is the unfinished church of the Sagrada Família, which has been under construction since 1882.
Half Day: Local Market
We take a trip down the Costa Brava to the town of Blanes. The local markets here are full of vibrancy and charm with a huge number of different stalls selling a wide range of produce. The fruit and vegetable markets are where farmers come from across Catalonia in order to sell their produce, the most popular crops in the region are apples, pears and peaches. There is also a fresh fish market near the harbour and an indoor market which sells a variety of souvenirs and trinkets. If you're not interested in retail therapy, the town has a charming marina and makes for a lovely place to stroll around and enjoy the atmosphere.
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.
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
Beaslu was an important town during the Middle Ages with its territory extending as far as France and being designated a historic national property by the Spanish government in 1966. The town is particularly famous for its 12th century bridge over the Fluvia River. It is a great place to wander through history with a number of buildings dating back almost 1000 years, still laid out in their original street configuration.
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.