Category: Catalan

Rethink your stay

Unique Places to Stay Your vacation is a chance to go beyond the ordinary and that means staying somewhere exceptional. At Breakaway, we carefully select the best and most interesting accommodation to make sure you get the most out of your time away. From charming hotels run by the same family for generations, to historic chateaux that helped to shape a region's identity, Breakaway hotels are unique and eclectic. See…

A Room with a View

UMBRIA, ITALY You'll spend two nights at the **** La Bastiglia Hotel on our Umbria tours. Originally an ancient mill, the hotel has been lovingly restored and boasts a beautiful setting at the foot of Mount Subasio, the enchanted mountain of Saint Francis. All rooms have panoramic views and most have a private terrace with olive trees, overlooking the magnificent valley of Chiona River and Subasio Mountain Park. What's included:…

Destination Desire

Do you yearn for a vacation where you can soak in spectacular coastal views? Are you seeking marvelously quiet villages off the tourist trail? Or perhaps is strolling through vineyards, tasting home-grown wines and sampling world-class cuisine your idea of paradise? We have relaxed walking and cycling itineraries for you to explore on foot or by bike in 15 countries, with many different sights, sounds and experiences en route. Here's…

Introducing Cycling with GPS!

We’re excited to announce that we have teamed up with RidewithGPS and begun rolling out electronic versions of our cycling route directions, which you can download to your smartphone. This tool, similar to a car sat-nav, provides turn-by-turn voice directions along your route! How does it work? · You simply download the RidewithGPS app to your smartphone or GPS device and register as a Breakaway customer. · Once you’ve downloaded…

Our most popular walking tours!

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our walking tour line up… Gastronomic Barolo Walk Explore the tranquil UNESCO-listed Langhe…

Our bestselling cycling tours – the Breakaway classics

While we’re always introducing new tours and destinations to our program, there are some guest favorites, making them our bestsellers to date. Looking for some inspiration for your travels in 2017? Then maybe one of these will top the list for your next adventure! Our overseas product team have also recommended their favorites from the rest of our cycling line up… Contrasts of Catalunya Cycling Follow quiet country roads –…

New Year, New Experiences!

You’ve welcomed in the New Year and we’re pleased to introduce some exciting new walking tours in Bavaria, Catalunya, Norway, Romania and Spain. It’s a new year; a fresh start. Right now the world’s your oyster, so how about broadening your mind, getting out of your comfort zone and visiting somewhere new in 2017? It’s cold and it’s a great time to plan ahead for a fanastic year… NEW: Bavaria The Bavarian…

Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours…

Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours... What better way to connect with your family or grandchildren than to pack your bags and spend time with them on an overseas adventure. You'll create a special bond based on once in a lifetime memories and maybe start at family tradition for future generations! Our top 5 Multi-Generational tours offer something for everyone, keeping in mind that children and teenagers might have a slightly…

Spotlight on Southern Catalunya

[caption id="attachment_1178" align="aligncenter" width="600"] The Historical amphitheater of Tarragona.[/caption] How about heading off the tourist trail to experience a unique and rarely seen side of Spain? Located in the Terres de l’Ebre region of Southern Catalunya, and traversed by the longest river in Spain, you’ll find the Ebro Delta – one of the most remarkable delta regions of its kind in Europe. Aside from its protected lagoons and wildlife, this…

Blue Flag Beaches: The world’s best beaches you’ve probably never heard of

[caption id="attachment_1121" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Beautiful beach in Tamariu (Costa Brava, Catalonia, Spain)[/caption] Blue Flag beaches and marinas are well known throughout Europe, with more than 4000 beaches and marinas in 49 countries across Europe, South Africa, Morocco, New Zealand, Brazil, Canada, the Caribbean and more.  Given the USA doesn’t participate in the voluntary eco-award, the designation isn’t as well known here. The prestigious Blue Flag designation is awarded by the…

Following in the Footsteps of Picasso

We're pleased to announce the launch of a NEW guided walking tour,  Following in the Footsteps of Picasso in the Terra Alta region of Spain's Southern Catalunya region. Largely unknown to tourism, the Terra Alta (High Land) is a region of lush forests, stunning rock formations, vineyards and farmland; all leading us to breathtaking panoramas over the Els Ports Mountains and the River Ebro as it flows into the Mediterranean Sea.  The…

Dali’s magnificent beating Royal Heart..

The Dali - Jewel collection, located next door to the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueres, is home to thirty-seven gold jewel and precious stone encrusted pieces – ornaments, medals, crosses and objects of art conceived by Salvador Dali. The jewels are intricate, some with moving parts and capture the symbolism of surrealism with its juxtaposition of the normal and dream-like; always incorporating an element of surprise! It is said that these…