|Travel by Express Coach||Days|
Day One: Depart UK
In the morning of day one, we’ll make the journey from the UK to Malgrat 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 Monteplaya in Malgrat de Mar.
Day Two: Arrive in Malgrat de Mar
We arrive in Malgrat de Mar late morning and have time to settle into our hotel for our first night in-resort. (D)
Days Three to Fourteen: Malgrat de Mar
We'll spend another 12 days in wonderful Malgrat de Mar, enjoying two included excursions during our time there and making the most of our days relaxing in the sunshine. (B,D)
Day Fifteen: Depart Malgrat de Mar
As our holiday draws to a close, we’ll say goodbye to Malgrat de Mar and will travel to Calais. (B)
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.
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.
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.