Mediterranean Dreams 2019

Mediterranean Dreams 2019

The ideal resort and itinerary for autumn days

9 day Holiday

 

Saturday 28 September £879

 

Single supplement £175

 

INSURANCE £51.50  inc IPT

 

INCLUDES: 8 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

                 Excursions as described

                 Channel crossings by Ferry

Day 1 Saturday

Cross the Channel to Calais heading for Burgundy. Overnight at Dijon with half board.

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Day 2 Sunday

Down to Lyon, then follow the Rhone Valley to the Mediterranean. Arrive in the fine resort of Argelès for 6 nights half board at Hotel Le Lido. This is the southern end of the Golfe du Lion, which stretches round from the Camargue. Plagued with mosquitoes until they were eradicated in the 1960s/1970s, this coastal area has welcomed huge developments in the way of resorts, marinas and the entire infrastructure ever since.

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Day 3 Monday

Day at leisure in Argelès.

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Day 4 Tuesday

Excursion full of interest all day. Through the prolific wine producing region of Languedoc-Roussillon followed by sightseeing in Carcassonne, the historic walled city. Then we will consider the importance of the Canal du Midi which stretches 150 miles from the Mediterranean to Toulouse. Principally used for leisure nowadays, it was built by Pierre-Paul Riquet during the reign of Louis XIV, and was used to transport all sorts of goods. And it was a remarkable feat of engineering to manage water supplies from the Montagne Noir (Black Mountain) to keep it full.

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Day 5 Wednesday

Another day, another country. We take you into Spain and one of the prettiest parts of the Costa Brava. We will spend some time in the popular resort of Roses before driving to the rocky inlets and promontories round Cadaques by way of a mountain road. And Cadaques is where Salvador Dali was inspired and ‘quenched by light and colour’.

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Day 6 Thursday

Up into the Pyrenees today. Firstly the area dominated by the Pic du Canigou at nearly 9,000ft, then, climbing the valley of the Tet, the curious area of the Cerdagne.

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Day 7 Friday

More free time in Argelès and a short excursion to two of the other resorts in this southernmost corner of France. Beloved by artists is Collioure and nearby is Banyuls, famous for a sweet, red, dessert wine.

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Day 8 Saturday

Begin the homeward journey (a different route) with a crossing of the Millau Bridge, designed by Norman Foster. There is the fine scenery of the Massif Central all the way to Clermont Ferrand, then we continue to our overnight hotel in Nevers. Dinner, bed & breakfast.

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Day 9 Sunday

Back to Calais and an early evening ferry to Dover and home.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

A week beside the Mediterranean at Argelès, with a sea view from every room, a private beach and a pool. Fabulous excursions too – the walled city of Carcassonne and the Languedoc - Roussillon vineyards, Spain’s Costa Brava, Collioure and the Pyrenees.

 

HOTEL LE LIDO http://www.hotel-le-lido.com/.

Situated in in Argelès sur Mer where the beach is about 4 miles long and the Pyrenees rise behind the town to protect it. Over 60 well-equipped rooms have sea views. There is a private beach and pool; it is surrounded by a shady park and the combination makes for a relaxing and stress-free environment. Lift

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Granada Bingo, Pitsea
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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