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Roussillon

22 Mar — 29 Mar 2021 | Tour Director: Juliet Heslewood

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Juliet Heslewood,

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart London Heathrow 1320 on British Airways, arriving Toulouse 1605. Transfer to Hotel Les Jardins du Cèdre, Port Vendres, for seven nights.

Day

2

Introductory lecture followed by excursion to Collioure: harbour and Church of Notre Dame des Anges. Continue to Elne (pre-Roman Iberian citadel of Ilíberis).

Day

3

Morning: Prats de Molló and St Joan de les Abadesses. Afternoon: stone-built town of Besalú in Spain, returning to France via border town of Le Perthus.

Day

4

Whole day excursion to Catalonia: Figueres (Dalí Museum) and Sant Pere de Rodes (superb Romanesque monastery).

Day

5

Morning: Church of St André de Sorede followed by Chapelle St-Genis-des-Fontaines and Céret (provincial town frequented by turn of the century artists) for the Musée d’Art Moderne (Picasso). Afternoon: Church of St Martin de Fenollar. Free evening.

Day

6

Morning: Serrabone Priory followed by a walking tour of Villefranche-de-Conflent. Afternoon: Abbey of St Michel de Cuxà (10th century Romanesque church).

Day

7

Forteresse de Salses (huge complex built to withstand early artillery) followed by Musée d’Art Hyacinthe Rigaud in Perpignan and Cabestany (Musée du Maître de Cabestany).

Day

8

Transfer to Toulouse for visit to Basilica of St Sernin (time permitting). Depart Toulouse 1910 arriving London Heathrow 2010.

Tour Dates

22 Mar — 29 Mar 2021

Days

8

Cost

£2145

Tour Code

ROU1-21

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Testimonial

Organisation efficient and professional as always. Choice of hotel ideal. Director very knowledgeable and Manager was the most efficient and friendly as could ever be wished for!
Recent ACE Traveller to Roussillon

FITNESS / PRACTICALITIES

This tour involves a significant amount of walking on cobbled and uneven surfaces. Because of the age of many of the buildings, steps can be of differing sizes and depths. Lifts are not available at many of the sites, nor at the hotel. Participants must therefore have a good level of mobility.

FLIGHTS

For customers who wish to make their own travel arrangements, ACE is pleased to be able to offer a flight reduction of £170.

Cost of £2145 includes: return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, six dinners with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included: travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £285.

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