The Barcelona Rally

08.09.2019 – 17.09.2018  |  £7,699 per team of two

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Northern Spain in style, a luxury rally enjoying some of the finest spa hotels and roads in Northern Spain with a stunning finale in Barcelona – live the dream.

We invite you to explore Spain in style, with stunning scenery, food and 5 star accommodations. We have selected the finest roads, cuisine, hospitality, and spa hotels that Spain has to offer and you drive some of the most spectacular and picturesque roads in Europe.

Starting from Plymouth on the flagship vessel of Brittany Ferries the Port Aven, we overnight (private cabins) to Santander. We then head along the Spanish coast towards Santiago de Compostella. We brush briefly into Portugal before enjoying the glorious driving roads of the Pyrenees on the way to Salamanca. Then we aim south of Madrid via the old capital of Spain, Toledo then on to Cuenca with its famous ‘hanging houses’. We fittingly finish in Barcelona for our last night and delight in our private gala dinner in the famous Museum Nacional de Arte overlooking the city.

Day One

Starting from Plymouth on the flagship vessel of Brittany Ferries the Port Aven, we dine together then overnight (private luxury cabins) to Santander. We then head along the Spanish coast or into the mountains (for those keen for some early mountain driving delights) before heading to Palacio de Luces on the Coast.

Day Two

Arrive at Palacio de Luces is in an exceptional setting, a sixteenth century palace that has undergone careful renovation and tastefully mixes old and modern styles . This relaxing location provides unique views of the Sierra del Sueve, the Picos de Europa mountains and the Cantabrian Sea. Enjoy the piano bar, the spa area, the restaurant or the gardens. Private dining.

Day Three

The next day we head along the coast before heading off into the mountains to the remote converted Benedictine Monastery of Santo Estevo, first mentioned in documents of the 10th. Century but it is believed to have been founded in the 6th. or 7th.century. The building was declared a monument of historical and artistic significance in 1923, but now is a beautiful spa hotel. Private dining.

Day Four and Five

We have a big driving day through the mountains to head east of Valladoid for our two night stay at Hotel Castilla Termal Monasterio de Valbuena which boasts the best Spa in Spain.

The first spa with 5 stars status in Castilla y León – is located in one the best preserved Cistercian monastery of the 12th century in Europe. The spa area exceeds the 2,000 square metres, with 16 treatment rooms, several thermal pools and a water contrast circuit. There are plenty of opportunities to relax, with a number of activities for those so inclined. We will also arrange a driving route for those that still want t get behind the wheel. Private dining first night, dining at the Cep 21 Restaurant with Alberto Soto second night.

Day Six

After a relaxing couple of days, we head into the hills again to the Rioja region, with some beautiful roads towards Parador de Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Set in a lovely location near the historic quarter this is housed in a former 12th century hospital with a regal and elegant style. Private dining.

Day Seven

We now head towards the Pyrenees National Park to the Barceló Monasterio de Boltaña.

This is a hotel of outstanding beauty, an unmatched location with beautiful views, it came into existence following the full refurbishment of the old 17th-century Monasterio de Boltaña, situated on the banks of the river Ara.

Day Eight

We now aim towards the coast and our fitting final destination, Barcelona our destination the beautiful Hotel Miramar.

Delight in our private gala dinner in the famous Museum Nacional de Arte overlooking the city.

Day Nine

A day at leisure in the wonderful city of Barcelona and a second night stay at Hotel Miramar.

Day Ten

Time to say farewell to friends old and new and make your way home, we can help with booking accommodation for the return journey. If you wish to get the ferry back to the UK – we would advise early booking. We have also arranged car transporters at preferable rates on request if you wish to fly home.

Barcelona Rally

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The Healey Boys wish to thank you all for such a well organised and fantastic experience. From day 1 to 6 it just got better and better and what a finale in Monte Carlo. The spirit and camaraderie of all that took part was superb and everyone contributed to the rally on an off the road.

James Lloyd

Simply incredible. We are all on such a massive high, it’s unreal really. Looking back there are so many high points it’s impossible to pick any one thing out. So thank you for putting on such a show. You left nothing out. Everything was spot on. The starter packs, the gifts, the map books, the hotels and the entertainment. Truly stunning.

Jonathan Clark

Many thanks again for an excellent and really well organised trip, we had a ball.

Brian Williamson

What’s included?

  • Welcome drinks at all hotels upon arrival
  • Luxurious Spa Hotel accommodation, including breakfast
  • Seated three or four course gourmet dinners
  • Selected wines with dinner
  • Route folder with map, plus a Sat Nav programmed for the route
  • 2 support vehicles
  • Luggage transportation

 

  • Event managers will accompany the trip
  • Professional group photographer
  • Presentations, prizes and awards
  • Car decals
  • Outward ferry with deluxe cabin
  • Gala dinner with trophy presentations
  • Porterage