SPRING BREAKS 2015
CULTURAL VISITS: VISIT TO THE ABBEY OF MONTSERRAT, THE GREEK RUINS OF EMPURIES and FORT SANT FERRAN at FIGUERES.
Dates: Starting on Saturdays throughout the months of April and May 2015. This would consist of three separate visits over a week. Not everybody would necessarily be able to arrive on a Saturday, but the visits would roll round so they were not repeated less than once a week. Therefore, a stay from a Monday to a Monday for example, would be quite acceptable also. The price of this package of 7 nights is 450 euros per person and would include all transport costs, Girona airport pick up, entrance fees to the places of interest and three evening meals. There is a 50€ single supplement.
In 2014 the first of these dates overlaps with the annual laser competition (Euro Laser Masters Cup) here in Calella from the 3rd-6th of April. Well over 100 competitors turn up each year and it is quite a sight to see so many small craft out in the sea off Llafranc and Calella. The date for 2015 is not set yet as Easter is over the first weekend in April next year.
GIRONA FLOWER FESTIVAL. (9th-17th of May 2015).
The Girona Flower Festival runs this year from Saturday May 9th through to Sunday the 17th. Obviously it is better to see it at the beginning when the flowers are fresher but each display is meant to last for the full 9 days. Similar to previous years we have a 5 night or 7 night package. For a 5 night break during this period of 9th to 19th of May we offer transfers to and from Girona airport, dinner with wine on two of the evenings and transport to and from Girona town to see the flowers. The total price of this is 325 euros per person plus taxes. This represents a considerable saving over our normal charges. For a 7 night break the price would be 450 euros per person and would include dinner on 3 of the evenings including the Girona airport transfers. There is a 50€ single supplement.
SPANISH FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX BARCELONA.
Weekend of the 8th, 9th & 10th May. Coinciding with the start of the Girona Flower Festival offer I also propose to visit The Spanish Formula One Grand Prix at Barcelona. It is less than one hour down the road. A one day ticket on Sunday 10th to see the race would cost about 200 euros, but this would be seated. The face value of the ticket would be added to the 5 or 7 nights package price (see above). There would be no additional fee for transport to the race.
GUIDED CATALUÑA NATURE TRAILS.
Wednesday 13th of May -Saturday 30st of May.
Coinciding with the end of the Girona Flower Festival and running for the last two weeks of May, Jane and John are conducting local nature trails either on foot or by bicycle. There will be at least three per week and can be a combination of either walking or cycling if so preferred. May is a great time to see the local countryside with a beautiful array of wild flowers in the fields and hedgerows. Suggested trails are by foot down to Palamos via Castell beach, Cami de Ronda from Llafrance to Tamariu, forest walk up to Fitor which is that part of the Gavares hills above Palafrugell or the Costal path around Begur. Because it is fairly flat, cycling is an easy option and of course you can cover a lot more in a day out.
The price for these guided trails is 325 euros per person including dinner on two nights of a 5 day stay or 450 euros per person including dinner on three nights for a 7 day break. Transport to and from Girona airport and bike hire is included. There is a single supplement of 50€.
*Please note taxes will have to be added to the above rates. Taxes currently are: 10% IVA (VAT) plus a tourist tax of 0.45€ pppn.
If there was anybody wanting a pick up from Barcelona airport then an additional 50 euros per journey would apply.
Jane & John Chapman.