Join us in visiting key locations and attractions including; Touring Andorra with a Local Guide, Return journey on Vall de Nuria Rack Railway, Ribes de Freser, Andorra la Vella & La Seu d’Urgell.
Local departure points.
Sport Hotel, Soldeu
Built in traditional Andorran style, our four star, centrally located hotel, offers attractive public areas, spacious bedrooms and a restaurant offering buffet style meals with an extensive range of choices.
We leave from our local departure points and travel south to our overnight hotel near Wellesbourne. Mercure Warwickshire Walton Hall Hotel.
A leisurely drive to Plymouth, where we board Brittany Ferries to Santander. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
We arrive in Santander early afternoon and travel east to the French border and our overnight hotel in Lourdes. Mercure Lourdes Imperial.
We spend a relaxing morning in Lourdes, a small market town lying in the foothills of the Pyrenees. Lourdes rose to prominence due to apparitions claimed to have been seen by Bernadette Soubirous
in the mid-19th century and nowadays ranks as one of the world’s most important sites of pilgrimage and religious tourism. This afternoon we ascend into the Pyrenees and Soldeu for seven nights. Sport Hotel.
The Principality of Andorra is a sovereign, landlocked microstate located in the high mountains of the Pyrenees between France & Spain. The mainstay of the highly prosperous economy is tourism and visitors are drawn here by picturesque villages, Romanesque churches, sky-reaching peaks and a warm summer climate. We tour the spectacular Andorran countryside with a local guide and visit the capital, Andorra La Vella. Cradled in a green alley, north of Spain’s Catalonia border, Andorra’s lively capital is the highest altitude capital in Europe. We cross the Spanish border to Ribes de Freser, a delightful village sheltered in the lofty peaks of the Catalonian Pyrenees.
We join the rack railway high into the mountains through the wonderful Vall de Nuria. It sits above one of the highest points of the Ribes Valley and the landscape offers breathtaking scenery. We traverse Andorra and visit the Spanish lively valley town of La Seu d’Urgell, with its attractive medieval centre full of arcaded stone streets. We allow ample time to enjoy the facilities of our hotel and to explore our resort village, Soldeu
We leave Soldeu and travel back to Spain for our overnight stay in Durango. Gran Hotel Durango.
We travel to Bilbao, one of the great treasures of the Basque country. The city is surrounded by rolling green hills, a stunning coastline, riverside promenades and of course the iconic Guggenheim Museum. We continue along the coast to Santander, capital of Cantabria, where our ferry awaits for the overnight crossing to Plymouth. Twin low-berth outside cabins. Dinner and breakfast on board ship.
Arrival in Plymouth is late afternoon and a short drive takes us to central Bristol for our overnight stay. Hotel Marriott.
We return to Scotland in the early evening after a memorable holiday.