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Christmas in Catalunya

20 Dec — 27 Dec 2019 | Tour Director: Kevin Hand

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Tour Director

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Kevin Hand,

MSc, MCIEEM

conservationist, ornithologist and environmental consultant

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1115 on British Airways, arriving Barcelona 1420. Transfer to Cadaqués for four nights at Hotel Mas Palou Roses.

Day

2

Whole day excursion to Aiguamolls Natural Park (wintering ducks and geese, black winged stilts, Cetti’s warblers, white stork nests, Camargue horses and flamingos).

Day

3

Morning: local walks near hotel, tracks through the olive groves, introduction to Mediterranean ecology. Afternoon: explore Cadaqués (buildings associated with the artists of the 1920s), walk via Hermitage of Sant Sebastià to Port Lligat (Dalí’s home and museum).

Day

4

Morning: excursion to the heart of Cap de Creus Natural Park (exploring geology and ecology along coastal paths with possible sightings of black redstart, Sardinian warbler and Iberian wall lizard). Afternoon: Sant Pere de Rodes Monastery, a 9th and 12th century restored monastery where the bones of St Peter are said to have been hidden in a cave.

Day

5

Christmas Eve Depart for La Seu d’Urgell via Dalí Theatre-Museum at Figueres. Three nights at Parador de la Seu d’Urgell. Optional midnight service at Santa Maria d’Urgell.

Day

6

Christmas Day Morning: Cadí-Moixeró Natural Park, Ansovell (remote village at 1338m, 12th century Romanesque wooden church). Afternoon: return via mountain village of Arsèguel (Romanesque church). Optional visit to Parc del Segre (Cirl bunting, tree sparrow, black redstart, vultures and birds of prey).

Day

7

Whole day excursion to Alt Pirineu Natural Park: forest and mountain pasture walk from village of Ars. Birds to spot include snowfinch, firecrest, bearded vulture and birds of prey. Afternoon: walk through lower oak and beech woods with cliff views.

Day

8

Depart Barcelona 1415, arriving Heathrow 1540.

Tour Dates

20 Dec — 27 Dec 2019

Days

8

Cost

£2295

Tour Code

XCAT-19

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FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE are pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of:

£225.00


Cost of £2295 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, four lunches (three packed), dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £235.

 
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