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On the French-Spanish Frontier:
The Pyrenees

Ceret – Bagnères – de – Luchon – San Sebastian – Pamplona – Pyrenees – Barcelona

12 days | from EUR 1,481.00 pp in dbl-room*

Ancient villages nestled among rugged mountain landscapes: the Pyrenees are a world of their own between the Mediterranean and the Atlantic.


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Day 1 to 3: Céret

Rental car pick-up
Broker: Sunny Cars
Vehicle: Mietwagen Sunnycars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 07.06.2019): BB – Opel Corsa /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF
Location: Barcelona Airport

To Céret182 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A Catalonian manor house2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The charming 17th century manor house is situated in the valley of the River Tech just above Ceret. Most of the 10 guest rooms have a patio with a small garden. A heated swimming pool is available, and a good selection of restaurants and boutiques can be found in nearby Ceret.

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Day 3 to 5: Saint-Paul-d'Oueil

From Céret to Saint-Paul-d'Oueil378 km | 4 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A country estate near Luchon2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

Located in a picturesque village, this hotel is a stone building surrounded by a large garden. The cheerful red dining room has a large fireplace and a parquet floor. The antique furniture and modern art give the hotel a special charm. Patricia and Robert will welcome you with their friendliness and hospitality.

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Day 5 to 7: Donostia

From Saint-Paul-d'Oueil to San Sebastian292 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Accommodation:
A villa in downtown San Sebastian2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This 19th century mansion is a listed historical building in the centre of the city, only five minutes from Zurriola beach. Originally an engagement present from Don Ramon Londaiz to his daughter, the property is now a boutique hotel with 25 rooms following careful restoration. Some of the rooms are located in the former carriage house with its facade of English-style bricks. Guests can enjoy a stroll in the adjacent garden, which was created by a French landscaper in 1898. A number of good restaurants can be found in the area around the hotel. Free parking is available.

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Day 7 and 8: Pamplona

From San Sebastian to Pamplona155 km | 2 hours 30 minutes

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Loyola
The ancestral seat of the Loyola family (“Loiola” in the Basque language) is located between Azpeitia and Azkoitia in the Basque province of Gipuzkoa. Saint Ignatius de Loyola, the family's most famous member, was born in the residential tower in the valley of Urola. As founder of the Jesuit order, Ignatius de Loyola is still one of the most famous Spaniards and was especially notorious among Protestants. 

Accommodation:
A palace in Pamplona1 Night | Bed & Breakfast

The palace in the heart of the old town of Pamplona was built in the 18th century by the then viceroy D. Sebastian de Eslava and served as a family residence for over two centuries. Today, the architecturally attractive building houses an elegant hotel with 23 rooms and two suites in classic style, distributed over the upper floors and with windows to the courtyard or Plaza de Consejo. The eye-catcher on the ground floor is certainly the imposing staircase leading to the upper floors, as well as a magnificent horse-drawn carriage. A rich breakfast is served in the morning; in the hotel there is also a restaurant and a bar with terrace.

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Day 8 to 10: Ainsa

From Pamplona to Ainsa185 km | 3 hours

Accommodation:
A former family residence in Ainsa2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

The hotel with rustic charm and modern comforts is located in the medieval town of Ainsa, within sight of Monte Perdido and the Odesa National Park. The Bergua family purchased the historical mansion on the market square a few years ago, carefully renovated it and converted it into an exclusive hotel with just five bedrooms. While almost nothing has changed on the outside, the bedrooms offer spacious, modern bathrooms along with air-conditioning and heating, thus providing a harmonious blend of historical architecture and modern interior design.

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Day 10 to 12: Barcelona

From Ainsa to Barcelona281 km | 3 hours 30 minutes

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Montserrat
The “serrated mountain” rises like a giant stone castle over the hilly landscape of Catalonia. One of Spain's most important abbeys is perched precariously on a rocky promontory along the edge of a gap in the mountain. An image of the Madonna, which attracts Catholic pilgrims from around the world, hangs above the alter in the 16th-century basilica. The mountain can be reached via a cable railway and the upper station of Sant Joan is the starting point for a hiking trail that will lead you to the highest summit, Sant Jeroni (1237 m). Here you will be rewarded with a magnificent panoramic view.  

Rental car drop-off
Location: Barcelona Airport

Accommodation:
A 16th century hotel in the Gothic Quarter2 Nights | Bed & Breakfast

This historic hotel enjoys one of the best locations in Barcelona – in the Gothic quarter, close to the Ramblas and the harbor. The panoramic views reach from Montjuic Mountain to the Christopher Columbus monument to the Olympic Port. While the current exterior was completed in neo-classical style in 1850, the interior has been thoroughly renovated to meet the standards of a modern luxury hotel. Guests can relax on the terrace or take a dip in the pool on the roof. Attractions located within a 5-10 minute walk include not only the Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter, but also the Cathedral, the Borne quarter, various Beaches, the Old Port (fish and seafood restaurants), the Museum Picasso, the Real Square, the Museum of History of Barcelona, the Maritime Museum, the Museum of History of Catalonia, the Music Palace and the Catalunya Square.

Barcelona

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Barcelona
The capital of Catalonia is situated on the Mediterranean Sea, about 120 km south of the border to France. With a population of around 1.6 million, it is the second largest city in Spain after Madrid. Much of the avant-garde architecture in the downtown area stems from the 1992 Olympics. Madrid and Barcelona are bitter rivals, a tension that is reflected in fierce encounters between the two cities' football (soccer) teams. The Romans built a massive wall around the city originally founded by the Carthaginians in 300 BC. Remnants of the Roman wall still exist today. Major attractions in the Gothic quarter, Barri Gòtic, and the historical city center include the Cathedral of Santa Eulàlia, the Plaça del Rei (King's Square), and the city hall (Ajuntament). Much of the city life takes places on the “Ramblas”, the principal thoroughfare in the downtown area which includes a wide pedestrian zone.

Additional Services

Sunny Cars Permit for France (payable on site)
We will inform Sunny Cars that your trip includes driving in France. Any fees incurred are to be paid at the time of picking up your rental car.
Climate Compensation
In order to compensate part of the CO2 emissions caused by your travels, we raise a voluntary donation, which is being transfered in its entirety to the Klima-Kollekte GmbH in Berlin or Wildlands South Africa. 

With your donation CO2-saving projects are supported; one example being solar cookers for Lesotho. Further information can be found at www.umfulana.com/about-umfulana/projects/climate-compensation
www.klima-kollekte.de and www.wildlands.co.za

If you wish to opt out of the Umfulana climate initiative, please note this on your booking form.


Vehicle

Company: Sunny Cars
Rate: Sunnycars (Stand: 07.06.2019): BB - Opel Corsa /AC/4dr oder ähnlich, All-in/FF

Services


The cost is per person based on two people sharing a double room and includes accommodation and meals per itinerary.

from USD 1,669.00*
(from EUR 1,481.00)*




You can start this tour on any date.
Best Travel Time:
April–Oct.

Upon booking this tour you will receive:
» the names, addresses and telephone numbers of each accommodation
» Your vouchers
» detailed directions to each accommodation

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