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The Enchanting Black Forest
A Wonderful 8 Day, 7 Night Tour including 5 Nights at the Hotel Schloss Hornberg
Sardinia & Pyrenees Tour Itinerary
DAY 13 (HB) - Departing the hotel and Andorra after breakfast, today you'll experience the drive on the N-260 or Eje Pirenaico as it's known locally. The N-260 is one of the best drives in the Pyrenees and for a good reason, in contrast to several tight and very high Tour de France mountain passes, the N-260 offers the driver plenty of long straights followed by smooth corners that you can drive really fast. One minute you might be driving inside a forest and the next minute you are entering a hairpin bend ready to start your climb up a small pass. Your routing today takes you via Andorra la Vella, La Seu d'Urgell, La Pobla de Segur, Bonansa, Campo, Fiscal, Jaca and Sangüesa before arriving at the beautiful Parador de Sos del Rey, Católico late afternoon. After check-in and some time to freshen up dinner is included at the hotel - Mileage: approx. 240 miles.
CO = Cabin Only / BB = Bed & Breakfast / HB = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast / D = Dinner
DAY 1 (CO) - Drive to Portsmouth to board your overnight Brittany Ferries sailing to Bilbao in Northern Spain with accommodation in a 2 berth inside cabin (upgrades available on request).
DAY 2 (CO) – Day at Sea
DAY 3 (CO) - Arrival in Bilbao. Followed by the drive across Spain to Barcelona where you should arrive late afternoon/early evening. Your overnight ferry crossing with Grimaldi lines then departs Barcelona at 22h15 en route to Sardinia with accommodation in a 2 berth inside cabin (upgrades available on request) - Mileage: Direct Route approx. 328 miles.
DAY 8 (HB) - Breakfast followed by the day driving some of Sardinia's best mountain roads.
DAY 9 (HB) - After breakfast today you'll head west via Pozzomaggiore, Villanova Montelone before joining the coastal road into Alghero and the Hotel Dei Pini located on the beach in Fertilia. After check-in and some free time to relax, dinner is included at the hotel - Mileage approx. 100 miles.
DAY 10 (HB) - The day at leisure to relax at the Hotel or to explore Alghero, one of Sardinia's most beautiful medieval cities. Encircled by ancient walls, it’s known for its cobblestoned old center. Its Catalan Gothic buildings include the Cattedrale di Santa Maria, with an imposing bell tower, Palazzo Guillot and Chiesa di San Francesco, a 14th-century church.
DAY 11 (BB) - Early morning departure from the hotel for the short drive (20 miles) to Port Torres for a morning sailing back to Barcelona. The ferry arrives in Barcelona early evening so we would recommend that you eat on the ferry before disembarkation and the drive to Lavern (30 miles) and the Hotel Sol i Vi where you should arrive mid evening - Mileage approx. 60 miles.
DAY 12 (HB) - After a leisurely breakfast, today sees you heading north into the spectacular Spanish Pyrenees via Manresa, Sallent, Gironella and Puigcerdà. Arrival at the excellent Nordic Hotel in El Tarter, Andorra should be mid/late afternoon and after check-in and some free time to relax, dinner is included at the hotel - Mileage approx. 95 miles.
DAY 14 (BB) - After breakfast today you have the choice of taking the direct route back to Santander or a more scenic drive via Pamplona and the picturesque coastal resort of San Sebastian. Your Overnight Brittany Ferries sailing departs Santander at 20h30, allowing you the full day to explore this region of Northern Spain - Mileage - Direct route approx. 195 miles / Scenic route approx. 210 miles.
DAY 15 (CO) - The day at sea where you can relax and enjoy the on-board facilities before an early evening arrival in Portsmouth.
DAY 4 (D) - Arrive Port Torres in Sardinia followed by the scenic coastal drive to the Costa Smeralda and the Luci di la Muntagna hotel in Porto Cervo. After check-in and some free time to relax, dinner is included at the hotel.
DAYS 5 - 6 (HB) - Full days at leisure to explore the Costa Smeralda.
DAY 7 (HB) - Departing Porto Cervo after breakfast today you'll enjoy a scenic drive south along the coast via Olbia, Porto San Paulo, Budoni and Santa Lucia before heading inland to Bitti and the excellent Hotel Su lithu with dinner included - Mileage - approx 90 miles.