Steve – The Beautiful Bay of Roses, Spain – September 2012
Well Its been a long time since Ive blogged, so here we go on a lovely tour I have just been on to Spain.
It all started at Thurrock as per usual and a quick exit got me on my way towards Dover for our Midday crossing over to the continent for the start of our journey towards Spain.
Our overnight was in the French city of Dijon, although a late arrival a nice comfortable hotel before we set of again early in the morning.
So it was up for breakfast and and away we went at 08.30 am, we travelled further down through France with comfort stops and lunch on route to arrive in Spain around 18.30 pm.
Our Hotel was the Goya Park in an excellent location very near to the seafront, and offered us an excellent selection of food and very comfortable rooms.
After our first night we were ready for our first excursin, we travelled over the little mountain pass to Port Lliggat and Cadaques, two stunning little resorts on the coast, the views were very impresive and the way of life was just so relaxed. So it was back to the hotel for an included lunch, and free time to explore the bay.
Our next day was our free day, but I organized a lovely boat trip round the bay and coves all the way round to Cadaques, and I must say it was a super trip on the glass bottom boat enjoyed by all clients, we saw the bays from a different angle being out on the water, and the sunshine made it all look so beautiful. we even saw the fish and partialy entered into a cave, a highly reccomended boat trip lasting two and a half hours.
The fish we viewed from the bottom of the boat
One of the stunning coves.
Our next day was a trip to the beautiful city of Barcelona, we were met by our guide at the hotel, Margaret she was very informative and gave my clients a great tour. When we arrived in barcelona, our first port of call was the immpresive Sagrada Familia where Margaret walked my clients to the church for photos and an informative tour round this beautiful building. We then commenced with our city tour passing many historical buildings, famous streets, Barcelona football stadium and the olympic park, we then climbed the mountain for the finest views of the marina and the city. After this we dropped back down into the city for free time to explore.
The Sagrada Familia.
The City of Barcelona.
Our next excursion was to the lovely town of Figueres, only a half hour drive from the resort but well worth a visit. It is the birth place of Salvador Dali and houses the museum designed by himself. A very nice little town to visit.
Sadly the next day we had to depart from Roses and retrace our steps back home to thurrock with our overnight stop being at the same hotel in Dijon.
I have added a few other pictures of the sights.
The Salvador Dali Museum.
Stunning views from the boat trip.
Steve – 01/10/2012