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Spanish Adventure Self Drive: Spain, France & Andorra

Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,259

MODERATE | SELF-DRIVE: Get off the beaten path and discover three countries in 9 days! Starting in Barcelona, enjoy the city at your own pace. Then, drive to Huesca and Jaco, charming medieval cities located close to the French border. In Lourdes, France, visit a famous pilgrimage site before finally heading out to Andorra, located high in the Pyrenees mountains.


On arrival in the colourful city of Barcelona, check into your hotel for a 2 night stay. You will have a free day to explore the city on your own or take an optional tour. Don’t miss the tree-lined Ramblas with its many vendors and cafes or the unusual creations of the architect Antoni Gaudi including the uniquely designed apartment buildings, Guell Park and the unfinished Sagrada Familia cathedral.

Next pick up your rental car and drive to the town of Huesca in north east Spain for a 3 night stay. Spend a day exploring Huesca and take in the sites including the imposing cathedral, the old Romanesque Pedro El Viejo Monastery, and the Church of St. Lawrence.

The following day, visit Castillo de Loarre (ticket included). This beautiful castle and national monument is an important historic site dating back to the 11th Century.

The following morning, drive to the city of Jaca near the French border in the Pyrenees Mountains. Jaca has a number of medieval buildings, towers and walls. Visit the Monastery of San Juan built in 920 AD beneath a giant rock and the Museum of Medieval Sacred Art with its Romanesque and Gothic frescoes.

Leave the next day and cross into France for a night in Lourdes where it is suggested you explore the city including the Sanctuary, the Cave of Revelations and the Basilica of Immaculate Conception.

Cross next into Andorra and stay overnight in its capital, Andorra La Vella. Here you have a ticket to relax at the Caldea Thermal Spa Centre. Also there is time to explore the city with its old and new sections.

The following morning, drive back to Barcelona and in the evening, have dinner at the Xup Xup Restaurant located on Barcelona Beach. Overnight in Barcelona.

Return your car the next day at the airport.

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Duration
9 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,259

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Day 1

Arrival Barcelona

Upon arrival at Barcelona airport you will pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Hesperia Presidente

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    Hesperia Presidente



    The Hesperia Presidente hotel made an impressive addition to the Barcelona skyline when it opened its doors in 1964. Located in the geographical heart of the city, it's still a significant landmark, with easy access to the city's business district, shops, restaurants, nightlife and tourist …

    The Hesperia Presidente hotel made an impressive addition to the Barcelona skyline when it opened its doors in 1964. Located in the geographical heart of the city, it's still a significant landmark, with easy access to the city's business district, shops, restaurants, nightlife and tourist attractions including the Paseo de Gracia. The rooms are spacious and modern, designed by Catalan interiors guru Pascua Ortega. All of them come with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Rooms on the 11th or above have some of most breathtaking views of the city.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Banquet Facilities
    • Courtyard
    • Elevator
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 2

Barcelona

After breakfast, spend the rest of day at your leisure to explore Barcelona. Discover the historic, traditional and ultra cosmopolitan city through its culture, architecture and art. You can start by visiting historical places such as Via Laietana, the Cathedral and its cloister, the Barrio Gothic and Plaça St. Jaume. Next, dive into the traditional side of Barcelona and celebrate the Barcelona Olympic Games and Olympic port which invigorated the city both economically and socially. Then, head up to Montjuic to visit the Olympic Stadium of Lluís Companys, the Palau St. Jordi and the Calatrava Tower. Finally, take some time to visit the Poble Espanyol, a selection of typical buildings of all Spain, hosting a sample of crafts of Spain. Barcelona is also known as the capital of modernism and home to the famous architect Antonio Gaudí. See his most emblematic works such as the Casa Mila, also known as 'La Pedrera', and Casa Batlló, Parque Güell, a large garden integrating architectural elements in nature and a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Don't forget to visit the expiatory church of the Sagrada Familia, a masterpiece that Gaudí left unfinished.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Day 3

Barcelona to Huesca

After breakfast at your hotel, you will drive (approximately 272km) to Huesca. Here you have time to explore the city's historic centre, the Huesca Cathedral, The Monastery San Pedro el Viejo, The church of St. Lawrence and government buildings.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Pedro I de Aragon

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    Pedro I de Aragon



    This hotel offers suites and rooms with air-conditioning, heating, a television, background music, a telephone, mini-bar, individual safe and a complete en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer. All in all, it has everything that you need so that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Located …

    This hotel offers suites and rooms with air-conditioning, heating, a television, background music, a telephone, mini-bar, individual safe and a complete en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer. All in all, it has everything that you need so that your stay is as pleasant as possible. Located in the commercial area of Huesca, it also offers free Wi-Fi to its clients. Amenities include a pool in the summer, bar and restaurant, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, room service, non-smoking rooms, adapted for persons with reduced mobility, laundry and an information kiosk.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Complimentary WI-FI
    • Disabled Friendly
    • Lift/elevator
    • Luggage Storage
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Parking
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service
    • Swimming Pool - Outdoor

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Day 4

Huesca and Castillo de Loarre

After breakfast, we recommend a trip to Castillo de Loarre. This beautiful castle and national monument is an important historic site from the 11th and 12th century when it had strategic importance from its position between Christian and Muslim lands.

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Day 5

Huesca, Jaca, and the Monastery of San Juan de la Pena

Today will start with breakfast at the hotel followed by two recommended attractions - the monastery of San Juan and the city of Jaca. The monastery was built in 920 beneath a giant rock outcropping and is located just outside Jaca. The city of Jaca is home to the Museum of Medieval Sacred Art as well as many medieval walls and towers, and a striking citadel.

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Day 6

Huesca to Lourdes

Today, after breakfast, you will drive (approximately 177km) to Lourdes. In the afternoon you can visit the sanctuary of Lourdes, cave of revelations and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception (built by Monsignor Laurence, the Bishop who welcomed the revelations to Saint Bernadette Soubirous).

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hotel Saint Etienne

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    Hotel Saint Etienne



    Hotel completely renovated in 2012, with 43 modern rooms.All are equipped with bathroom with wc, flat screen LED satellite TV and free WI-FI connection throughout the hotel. In a warm and family atmosphere, you can enjoy our experience serving an international clientele and our restaurant …

    Hotel completely renovated in 2012, with 43 modern rooms.All are equipped with bathroom with wc, flat screen LED satellite TV and free WI-FI connection throughout the hotel.
    In a warm and family atmosphere, you can enjoy our experience serving an international clientele and our restaurant where our chef offers a careful and varied cuisine inspired by the specialties of the region.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Ensuite Bathrooms
    • Gift Shop
    • Public Parking
    • Reception (24 hrs)
    • WiFi

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Day 7

Lourdes to Andorra

Your morning begins with breakfast at the hotel and then you will drive (approximately 274km) to Andorra. In the afternoon you can visit the sanctuary of the Virgen de Meritxell, patron saint of Andorra. Initially from the 12th century, it was destroyed by a fire in 1972 and this led to build a new one next door. Enjoy some free time to learn about Andorra, go shopping and enjoy this unique region!

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Pyrénées

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    Pyrénées



    Located in the historic center of Andorra la Vella, in an area surrounded by shops. COVID-19 : Due to sanitary measures some services such as the swimming pool or breakfast will be altered for security. From now on access will be by turns. These must …

    Located in the historic center of Andorra la Vella, in an area surrounded by shops.
    COVID-19 :
    Due to sanitary measures some services such as the swimming pool or breakfast will be altered for security. From now on access will be by turns. These must be booked on arrival at the hotel.
    OBLIGATORY USE OF FACE MASKS.
    The reception staff will be at your service for any questions or additional information.

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Day 8

Andorra to Barcelona

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you begin the drive back to Barcelona (approximately 200km). Upon arrival in Barcelona you will have time to tour around the city.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Hesperia Presidente

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    Hesperia Presidente



    The Hesperia Presidente hotel made an impressive addition to the Barcelona skyline when it opened its doors in 1964. Located in the geographical heart of the city, it's still a significant landmark, with easy access to the city's business district, shops, restaurants, nightlife and tourist …

    The Hesperia Presidente hotel made an impressive addition to the Barcelona skyline when it opened its doors in 1964. Located in the geographical heart of the city, it's still a significant landmark, with easy access to the city's business district, shops, restaurants, nightlife and tourist attractions including the Paseo de Gracia. The rooms are spacious and modern, designed by Catalan interiors guru Pascua Ortega. All of them come with air conditioning and free Wi-Fi. Rooms on the 11th or above have some of most breathtaking views of the city.

    Facilities

    • 24 hour Front desk
    • Air Conditioning
    • Babysitting Service
    • Banquet Facilities
    • Courtyard
    • Elevator
    • Free WiFi
    • Gym
    • Multi-lingual Staff
    • Safety Deposit Box

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Day 9

Departure from Barcelona

Your tour ends after breakfast today. You will drive back to the airport and return your car, before catching your flight for your onward journey.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

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PRICE INCLUDES:

  • 8 day car rental in automatic transmission, unlimited mileage, CDW + TP, VAT, Group EDAR (Peugeot 208 or Kia Rio) or similar
  • 3 nights first class accommodations in Barcelona
  • 3 nights moderate accommodations in Huesca
  • 1 night moderate accommodations in Lourdes
  • 1 night moderate accommodations in Andorra
  • Breakfast daily (excluding day 1)

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • All other meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Local payments for car rental
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes
  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees if required

TERMS & CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from", per person, based on twin share and include all taxes. The driver must be over the age of 25 and hold a valid driver's licence, plus have a credit card for the security deposit. An International Drivers Permit is also required. Subject to availability at the time of booking. 

TB LIBERTYBAR22SD: Tour 3B
1 Dec 2022
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