19º EUROMEETING 2013 in TOSSA DE MAR (COSTA BRAVA)
Hotel GOLDEN BAHIA de TOSSA & SPA 4****S from 19th to the 26th April 2013
During the week we will have work sessions in which the Group of Study and Work (GET) will redact the conclusions about “the crisis and the elderly people”. The Plenary General Assembly will raise the subject chosen by the Platform AGE for the Parliament and the European Commission.
We will have also a Euromeeting of relaxation and distraction since the hotel offers us for free the heated pool, the entertainment room and the animation. The excursions that make this event a jovial, touristic and cultural meeting become now our focus of attention. Our option is based in the election of emblematic cities well-known by their monuments, history and old quarters, such as: Pals,Begur, Bañolas and Besalú. We will go to Gerona, a city influenced by the vestiges of many civilizations that left there their mark in the course of the years.
We will visit Figueres and the Dalí Museum, known as the surrealist painter homeland, Salvador Dalí. And, as we will have full-day excursions toBarcelona and Monserrat (Natural Park and religious place) and for the first time in 19 years of existence of the Group, we will do an incursion in the neighboring country, France.
We will visit the South: the Côté Vermeille, Collioure, its harbor and its fortified church where is located the tomb of Antonio Machado, the important Spanish poet, Banyuls, Maillol’s homeland, famous French sculptor andPerpignan, the capital of the area of Languedoc, city located halfway between France and maybe a part of Catalonia where the vestiges of the County of Roussillon hobnob with the vestiges of the Kingdom of Majorca.
These destinations have been “chosen” very carefully in order to let ourselves go by the special charm of these Mediterranean places.
Please register soon… We are waiting for you in April in Tossa de Mar.
Located in one of the emblematic enclaves of the Catalan Costa Brava, the Golden Bahía de Tossa & Spa Hotel offers the best accommodation and services to ensure that you make the most of the spectacular beaches and the extensive cultural, gastronomic and sporting facilities the region has to offer.
Rooms which are tended to in the finest detail, a wide range of wellness services (Jacuzzi, solarium, outdoor and indoor pools...) and top quality cuisine for all tastes is what this magnificent four-star hotel, opened in 2003, has to offer.
GENERAL PROGRAM PREVIEW
Friday 19th.Room assignments at 1 p.m. Half board (dinner) at the hotel. Documents distribution.
8 p.m. Evening: Presentation of Euromeeting 2013. Welcome cocktail. Dinner and music entertainment.
The following excursions have been planned from Saturday 20th to Thursday 25th
PALS and BEGUR (half-day excursion)
We are going to Pals where visitors will walk around the alleys of
one of the best preserved medieval historic centers, which is located in Baix
Empordà. In Pals, there is a medieval historic centre where stands out a
medieval Romanesque tower built between the 11th and 13th centuries:
the Torre de les Hores. The Josep Pla viewpoint (from which can
be seen the fields of Empordà and the
In this day trip we will discover Monserrat; a unique massif in
the world with more than 1000 years of history. In this natural park and
religious place, we will visit the Basilica and the mountain that has an
elevation of 1,236 m. After this visit, we will make our way to
BESALÚ and BAÑOLAS (half-day excursion)
We will depart from the hotel towards the medieval town of
Another excursion whose charm will involve all of us
is the complete day we will spend in our neighboring country:
GIRONA (half-day excursion)
Girona has its origins in the Lower Paleolithic; but this city has been successively occupied by some peoples and cultures such as the Iberian, the Romans and the Moors, without forgetting the important Jewish community that lived there between the 9th and 15th centuries. More than thousand years of history coexist in the old Girona, which surrounds the Cathedral, composed of a unique nave, built between the 14th and 17th centuries. Next to this temple, the Jewish quarter or Call is composed by a labyrinth of streets.
The romantic monastery of Sant Pere de Galligants, the collegiate church of Sant Feliu, where are preserved Saint Narcissus' relics, the patron saint of the city, the archaeological promenade, the city wall and the boulevard called Rambla are places that must be visited by the lovers of the silence born by the majesty of the history. The admission to the Cathedral is included.
FIGUERES and THE
Figueres, city known as Salvador Dali’s homeland, offers numerous possibilities
such as the Theatre-Museum Dalí, dedicated to the brilliant surrealist painter.
Besides this, the city has an important monumental patrimony; not only the old
medieval city walls and
(The excursions general program preview may be subject to minor changes)
The following meetings will take place in the afternoons of half-day excursions (on Saturday 20th, on Monday 22th and on Wednesday 24th):
Friday 26th. 07.30 a.m. – 09.30 a.m. Breakfast at the Hotel.
At 11.00 a.m. Check out of the rooms.
End of our services. Transfer to Airport for those who have booked the service.
■ PRICES: Members of Affiliated Associations to the European Group
The total number of available places is limited. Booking forms will be accepted depending on the arrival date. Registration period: from September 15th 2012 until February 15th 2013.
1. Insurance optional Halcón policy 747, against expenses of annulment and amplification of assistance in destiny: It is possible to contract extended warranty assistance insurance in trip (Europe up to 10 days) and coverage before the eventual booking cancellations. It is possible to consult the cover details at Halcón Viajes. The insurance amount is 15 Euros.
2. Transfer Girona or Barcelona airport-hotel: 12,5€ from Barcelona and 6,5€ from Girona per journey an person (based on a minimum of 35 people).