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Roussillon

5 Apr — 12 Apr 2018 | Tour Director: Mark Powell

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Tour Director

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Mark Powell, BA, FRGS

writer and architectural historian

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Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Heathrow 1355 on British Airways, arriving Toulouse 1645. Transfer to Hotel Les Jardins du Cèdre, Port Vendres for seven nights.

Day

2

Excursion to Collioure: harbour, Church of Notre Dame des Anges, Château Royal. Continue to Elne (pre-Roman Iberian citadel of Ilíberis).

Day

3

Whole day excursion into Pyrenees along Valley of the Tech: Arles sur Tech (Church of Ste Marie), Col d’Ares (ruined forts and chapels), stone-built town of Besalú in Spain, returning to France via border town of Le Perthus (Fort de Bellegarde).

Day

4

Whole day excursion via St Genis des Fontaines (Romanesque sculptures), and Céret (provincial town frequented by turn of century artists) for the Modern Art Museum (Picasso). Continue to Perpignan: old town, Hotel de Ville (Maillol sculpture), Palace of the Kings of Majorca.

Day

5

Whole day excursion to Catalonia: Sant Pere de Rodes (superb Romanesque monastery), Cadaqués (picturesque shing village), Figueres (Dalí Museum).

Day

6

Ille-sur-Têt (sacred art museum), Villefranche-de-Con ent (forti ed town), St Michel de Cuxa (10th century Romanesque church).

Day

7

Museum of Prehistory at Tautavel (450,000 year old skull of homo erectus), Fort de Salses.

Day

8

Depart for Toulouse (St Sernin, Jacobins Church, Musée des Augustins) before transferring to airport for 1740 return flight, arriving Heathrow 1845.

Tour Dates

5 Apr — 12 Apr 2018

Days

8

Cost

£1875

Tour Code

ROU1-18

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Testimonial

"Everyone on the tour thought Mark was splendid. His knowledge, wit and energy transformed a mere holiday to a cultural experience."

ACE Customer Novemebr 2016

Cost of £1875 includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded room, breakfast, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

 

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use supplement £285.

 
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