The Spanish East Coast

At a glance

  • Explore the magnificent city of Barcelona
  • Relax on a boat trip to Tabarca Island
  • Sample delicious local wine
  • Visit historical towns including the UNESCO city of Elche
  • Enjoy the Spanish winter sun
  • Discover the pretty coastal town of Sitges

Day 1 – 7: Alicante and Elche

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Day 1 – Begin at Marjal Costa Blanca

Arrive at the campsite and meet your Tour Hosts and fellow members with an evening welcome meeting and dinner.

Day 2 – Coach excursion to Alicante

Today you will visit the vibrant town of Alicante, rich in history and culture. Discover the Santa Barbara Castle, set on a rocky outcrop nearly 200 metres above the city, and enjoy the stunning views across the Mediterranean Sea. Your visit will continue with a walking tour through the city’s Old Quarter exploring the narrow cobbled streets and passing the Town Hall Square and Baroque cathedral. Afterwards, enjoy free time to sightsee at your leisure.

Day 3 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Enjoy a free day at your leisure with a meal at the campsite restaurant at lunchtime.

Day 4 – Visit Bodegas Novelda

Visit the ‘Spanish capital of marble’ today with a visit to the Castillo de la Mola and Sanctuary of Santa Maria Magdelena, home to the impressive marble organ, work of sculptor and artist Ivan Larrea. The organ is entirely made of marble and the only one of its kind! 

Afterwards, you will go to a vineyard and winery in Casa Cesilia where you will end the trip with some wine tasting and a meal.

Day 5 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 6 – Day trip to the UNESCO city of Elche

Take in the fascinating sites of Elche with a guided tour. You will have lunch in the municipal park restaurant. In the afternoon, a guided visit of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Huerto del Cura botanical gardens and the Palm Grove of Elche.

Day 7 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 8 – 14: Tabarca Island and Valencia

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Day 8 – Boat trip to Tabarca Island

Relax and enjoy a boat trip to this island, the only inhabited island in the Valencia region, famous for its city walls and culture. Explore the islands historical town, excellent cuisine and idyllic coves and beaches at your leisure.

Day 9 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 10 – Arrive at Bonterra Park

In the evening, there will be a welcome drink and with some traditional Spanish snacks.

Day 11 – Full day trip to Valencia 

Enjoy this full day excursion to Spain’s third largest city. A guided tour of the city will include highlights such as the stunning 13th Century cathedral and the impressive UNESCO listed silk market where you can explore the stunning architecture.

Day 12 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 13 – Explore Parc Miner del Maestrat

On this half day excursion discover the fascinating history and heritage of two old iron mines that are set with the natural area of ‘La Fontanella’. Admire the stalactites and rock formations within the cave as you take a guided walk and learn about the underground mining industry, how the miners worked and the tools they used.

Day 14 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 15 – 20: Orange Groves and Peñíscola beach

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Day 15 – Trip to the Orange Groves at Vila Real

Explore the extensive orange groves and enjoy the opportunity to sample some delicious local produce on this half day excursion.

Day 16 – Coach excursion to Vall d’Uixo

Enjoy this excursion to the Caves of San José, where you will take a boat trip down the longest navigable subterranean river in Europe which runs through the caves. 

Day 17 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 18 – Day trip to Peñíscola

This full day excursion is bound to be one of the highlights of your tour. Enjoying a spectacular coastal setting, Peñíscola is a fortified port with a fascinating history, and recognisable as the setting for the film El Cid.

Day 19 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

In the evening there will be a group dinner in the campsite restaurant.

Day 20 – Arrive at Vilanova Park

Meet up with your fellow members and tour hosts for a welcome meeting and drink.

Day 21 – 27: Barcelona and Bodegas Torres

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Day 21 – Full day excursion to Barcelona

Enjoy a guided visit to this beautiful city, known for its unique art and architecture including the impressive La Sagrada Família cathedral. Stroll along the famous La Rambla with its many restaurants, street artists and the famous Boqueria market.

Day 22 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 23 – Guided visit of Sitges

Visit this vibrant coastal town, dubbed the ‘St Tropez of Spain’. It is renowned for its historical sites, seafront promenade and its 17 sandy beaches! 

Day 24 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Day 25 – Coach excursion to Montserrat and Bodegas Torres vineyard

Visit the Bodegas Torres vineyard and enjoy a guided tour and wine tasting. There will also be the opportunity to purchase some of the wine! In the afternoon, explore the town of Montserrat and enjoy stunning scenery from the mountain top.

Day 26 – Free day to enjoy at your leisure

Enjoy this final chance to indulge in the delicious local cuisine with a farewell dinner on site in the evening.

Day 27 – Depart by midday

Please note that this itinerary may be subject to change.

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