Barcelona + Costa Brava – December 23

By | November 25, 2015

The rest of Europe is cold in December but not so much in Spain. Probably one of the better times to visit now making use of the holiday season and also avoiding the hot summer days. Add Monserrat, Costa Brava and Andorra to the itinerary – and a tour to this region is complete! Do join in and let us have a fun filled excursion in a tourist bus. Click here to book now…
…..Trip: DenHaag-Schiphol-Amstelveen-Eindhoven- Barcelona (4 days) – return.
…..Pickup: Wednesday, 23-December:- 17:00-DenHaag, 17:35-Schiphol, 17:55-Amstelveen, 19:30-Eindhoven
…..Return arrival: Tuesday, 29-December:- 6am-Eindhoven, 7:45 Amstelveen, 8.15am Schiphol, 9am-DenHaag
…..Package: Transport and sightseeing by bus + accommodation with breakfast + tour leader
…..Detailed itinerary: scroll down or click here


…..Places visited: Barcelona city (2.5days), Costa Brava, Montserrat, Andorra!
…..Food: Possibility for Indian dinner on some days

Pricing based on 2 adults occupancy per room*:

 ….For each… till Dec 15 from Dec 16
Adult (13yrs+)1 € 449 € 475
Next generation (6yrs to 12.9yrs)2 € 349 € 349
Kids (3 to 5.9yrs)2 3 € 249 € 249
Infants (0 to 2.9yrs)2 3 € 199 € 199
1 – maximum 1 child per adult (additional children can pay adult fare and join in)
2 – Rate when accompanied by an adult
3 – when using existing bedding in a double/twin room
*For single room, extra cost of €150 on adult price.

Booking Procedure:

Step 0: Make sure each person’s passport is valid at least till 31-December and so also Residence Permit (where applicable) (Passport is mandatory. Netherlands Residence Permit is not a valid travel document outside Netherlands).

Step 1: Send mail to by clicking the button [button link=”” target=”_blank” color=”white” shape=”rounded” size=”small” ] Booking – Barcelona December[/button].

Step 2: Within 24 hours you will get an availability/unavailability confirmation. Upon confirmation of seat availability, transfer the amount to the account of Skanda Travels B.V – IBAN number: NL23 ABNA 0572 7560 46 (ABN AMRO), BIC: ABNANL2A.

Step 3: After payment, send a mail to You will get an acknowledgement confirming seat reservation.

Terms and conditions:

  1. The pricing does not include any entry fees to sightseeing points, lunch, dinner etc. It covers for only what is mentioned in the package.
  2. The rates are based on 2 persons (+ their kids) per hotel room basis. If you want single rooms or wish more than 2 beds/occupancy, please contact
  3. Cancellation (cut off time is midnight CET):
    • Till Dec 7: free cancellation
    • From Dec 8 to Dec 12: 75% of the cost will be refunded
    • From Dec 13 to Dec 19: 25% of the cost will be refunded
    • From Dec 16: refund is not possible
  4. Seat confirmation is subject to availability of seats. Confirmation will normally be done within 24 hrs. If not done in 24 hours, please send an email to or call/Whatsapp Skanda Travels at (0031) 655 456 091.
  5. In case of insufficient numbers, the trip could be postponed to a later date.
  6. When you are a group of 3 people, all seats may not be possible in a single row in the 2+2 seats bus.
  7. Skanda Travels will not be responsible for accidents/medical treatments. It is recommended to have your own travel insurance.

Tentative plan (for entry costs to the attractions, scroll down to FAQ):

  • 23-December, Wednesday:
    • 17:00 – pick-up from Den Haag Centraal
    • 17:35 – pick-up from Schiphol airport
    • 17:55 – pick-up from Amstelveen (outside bus station, near Cobra museum)
    • 19:30 – pickup at Eindhoven (passport will be checked before leaving)
    • Drive overnight thru Belgium, France towards Barcelona in Spain. We have sufficient breaks for toilet, breakfast, lunch etc.
  • 24-December, Thursday:
    • 14:00 – check-in to hotel IBIS Santa Coloma hotel or similar in Barcelona (we stay in this hotel for the full tour). Rest of the day is free for you. Simply take rest in the hotel or join the tour leader who will take a metro from the nearby station and go to the city center for a visit.
    • At the city center you can be guided to Indian restaurant for dinner if you wish .
  • 25-December, Friday and 26-December, Saturday:
    • morning: We go in our bus to Barcelona city to visit Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, Park Guell, Montjuic, Poble Espanyol, Las Ramblas and Football stadium of Barcelona. Entry fees not included.
    • evening: after dinner (cost not included), back to the same hotel as previous day.
  • 27-December, Sunday:
    • We visit Montserrat and visit the sea and go on a scenic drive along the Costa Brava!
    • evening: after dinner (cost not included), back to the same hotel as previous day.
  • 29-December, Monday: check-out from the hotel and visit Andorra. In the afternoon, head back to Netherlands.
  • 29-December, Tuesday:
    • 6:00AM – Arrival, Eindhoven
    • 7:45AM – Arrival, Amstelveen
    • 8:15AM – Arrival, Schiphol
    • 9:00AM – Den Hag


  1. What are the other costs I need to keep in mind? Ans: The following are the optional costs depending on what you want to do: Sagrada Familia – 20, Casa Mila – 20, FCB – 19, Poble Espanyol – 11, Park Guell – 7.  For food you can consider extra.
  2. Are the tickets to the attractions reserved ahead or do we need to buy on arrival? Ans: When here are sufficient numbers for group purchase, Skanda Travels will reserve the tickets in advance for the group and make necessary arrangements so that you do not have to wait in line for the tickets. Once your reservation is complete, Skanda Travels will communicate with you on how this will be arranged.
  3. Are food arrangements also made? Ans: Breakfast (Continental) at the hotel is already included it the price. For lunch there will be breaks and the tour leader will brief you the options where you can help yourself including Indian food possibilities.
  4. What is the clothing needed? Ans: During the day Barcelona is usually warm at this time. But evenings can get cold.
  5. I’m coming alone. Will I have to share my hotel room with another person? Ans: You have an option either ways. If you do not want to share you need to mention upfront in the email and it will cost €150 extra.
  6. I’m alone. I don’t mind a same gender roommate, but not otherwise. Ans: Pls mention this in your email and we will make sure you are either alone or with same gender roommate. You need not pay the extra €150.
  7. We are a group of 3 friends. Is it possible that we share the same room with an extra bed in the room? Ans: This depends on availability of triple rooms. Mention this at the time of reservation by email to so that arrangements can be checked. Please note that the extra bed may not be comfortable for an adult and so this arrangement is not recommended by Skanda Travels.
  8. What are the departure points? Ans: Near the bus/train station.
  9. What is the group like? Ans: It is expected to be a largely Indians – singles, couples, families and elder parents.
  10. Can I bring along a non-Indian? Ans: You may, but please do set their expectation that the crowd is primarily Indian – the languages, movies, chit chatting could all be in a different language than they can understand!

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