Join me, Jane from Scarlet Jones Travels and let me introduce you to this unspoilt and virtually unknown area of Spain.
Whist you can design your own tailor made holiday from a menu, (Something Slightly Different), I have put together this 6 day/5 night guided tour in Catalunya for you if you find it hard to choose.
Join me on a fully accompanied 1 to 1 action packed tour, taking in the peaceful countryside and the historic towns.
Discover the variety and diversity of this region which is steeped in history ranging from the Roman times to the modern day.
This is an ideal holiday if you are nervous about travelling alone or if you don’t fancy the idea of a group tour. Don’t let the fact that your friends are unable to travel with you stop you from taking a break. Join me, an experienced traveller and discover what this beautiful region has to offer.
Highlights of your trip:
- Cycle a section of the Green Trail
- Tour a wine cellar and taste the wines
- Hike in the mountains
- Explore the Roman town of Tarragona
- Visit the Cave of Marvels
- Climb up to the medieval castle at Miravet
Arrive in time for lunch at a traditional family-run Catalan restaurant. This will give us the opportunity to get to know each other and I can give you more details about this wonderful region.
Lunch will be followed by a guided tour around the beautiful Cave of Marvels and then we will return and look around the riverside village of Benifallet.
Explore the medieval castle at Miravet on the cliffs high above the River Ebro and then lunch at a riverside cafe.
We will then drive the scenic route through the mountains to the historic village of Corbera d’Ebre and learn about some of the history of the Spanish Civil War
Today you have a choice. You can cycle a section of the 130km Green Trail or go hiking into the mountains surrounding the village.
1) The Green Way follows the route of an old railway line through the stunning Catalan countryside. We will stop for a picnic lunch and visit the hot springs at Font Calda. The route is mainly downhill and offers some spectacular photographic opportunities.
2) or if you prefer, our guide will take us into the beautiful Catalan countryside. This 4 to 6 hour hike can be tailored to suit your walking ability and will include a picnic lunch. We may walk along the river or high up in the mountains. Whatever route we follow, you are guaranteed stunning views in some secluded spots.
We will explore the historic town of Tarragona with its splendid Roman ruins. We will walk around the ampitheatre, visit the Forum and wander around the old narrow streets. After lunch we will go underground into the tunnels and climb the tower with its views of the sea and the city.
Today you will visit a wine cellar and learn about how the wines are produced. You will have the opportunity to taste several different wines before visiting a wine cathedral.
The tour concludes after breakfast with a visit to the local market town of Tortosa.
Why should you choose my tours?
I have been travelling for more than three years – and for most of that time I have been travelling solo. Following a series of life changing events, I took a leap of faith and I decided to follow my dreams. I quit my job, I gave up my apartment and I booked a flight to a different continent.
At every turn I have met some amazing people and each morning when I wake I feel blessed that I found the courage to hurtle out of my comfort zone. I have spent a year in South America, time in Europe and I have recently returned from nine months in South East Asia.
I was often asked if I would take other people along with me on my trips, and that is how the idea of the Catalan Adventure came about.
I LOVE travelling alone but it was difficult in the beginning because I was so nervous. I know that there are many people out there who don’t want to go away with a group of strangers on an organised tour. or travelling solo. Planning a holiday alone can be quite daunting and it is nice to have somebody with whom you can share the responsibilities and the fun; but if your friends are unable to go along with you what are the options?
Don’t let the fear of travel stop you from discovering new places. The Catalan Adventure gives you the opportunity to explore a region with a personal guide. Travel with me and I am sure that by the time we come to say goodbye at the end of your trip you will be bolder and more inclined to travel again, perhaps even solo the next time.
So with these potential problems in mind I want to invite you on your Catalan Adventure and join me in Spain.
You will be accompanied at all times by me, Jane Clements from Scarlet Jones Travels or my colleague who has been living in this region for more than ten years.
Accommodation & Food
Accommodation will be in a traditional Spanish town house or a modern hotel; both are located in the heart of the village.
The accommodation will be allocated depending on availability but if you have a preference please indicate this when you contact me.
Breakfasts and lunches are included in the cost of your holiday. Evening meals, drinks and snacks are not included in the package however you will have a choice of dining options in the evenings. If you are staying in the town house then self-catering is always an option but food in the locality is usually sourced locally, of a high standard and excellent value.
How much will this cost?
The cost of this 6 day guided tour in Catalunya is just £1250 and includes
- 5 nights’ accommodation
- 5 x breakfasts, 5 x lunches (1 x picnic)
- Six days of scheduled activities
- Entrance fees for the specified activities
- Transportation during the holiday
- Collection from the local bus or train station
If you book and travel before the end of August 2017 you can save yourself £150
If you prefer to stay for longer or take part in different activities to those on offer in this off-the-peg tour then you should check out Something Slightly Different.
Negotiating different dates and activities via the ‘design your own’ menu card may reduce the cost of your holiday.
Note: Not included
- Travel insurance
- Evening meals
- Drinks and snacks
- Transfer to the local area (an airport transfer service can be arranged in advance)
Know before you go
Occasionally, due to the weather or circumstances outside my control some activities may have to be cancelled or rearranged at short notice.
You will be kept fully informed of any such alterations and you will always be offered an alternative activity at no extra cost to you.
Also, your arrival date may dictate that some of the visits have to be swapped around due to opening hours, but you can be assured that you will have an action packed, interesting and informative trip with me.
How to book your 6 day guided tour in Catalunya
In the first instance send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your chosen dates and let me know if you have a preference of the town house or the hotel.
I am always happy to answer any of your questions so please don’t hesitate to contact me.
How to get there
By air: fly to Barcelona, Reus or Castellon-Costa Azahar airport.
You can travel to Tortosa by train or bus, although airport transfers can be arranged in advance if you prefer (there will be an additional cost for this service)
If you require transfer to or from an airport please request this in your email.
A 30% deposit is required to secure your holiday. The remaining balance is to be paid in full (in Euros) upon your arrival in Spain. The holiday is suitable for all ages. If you have any mobility problems please disclose these upon the outset so that your trip can be structured accordingly.
The deposit is non-refundable when less than 60 days to the start of the holiday, however, I do appreciate that sometimes unforeseen circumstances can arise. As long as your place can be filled I can move your booking to the next mutually available date at no extra cost.
Amendments made on the day or after arrival:
No refunds will be given for any curtailment or amendment to any part of your booking made on or after your arrival date.
Please note: All amendment requests are subject to availability and are at the host’s discretion. All amendment fees are in addition to any holiday price difference at the time the change is made. If the holiday price is cheaper, no refunds will be made.
To request a cancellation, please put this in writing.