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Northern Spain and Galicia
8 Day

ITINERARY

8 Days: Madrid, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Santander, Santillana, Covadonga, Oviedo, Lugo, A Coruna, Santiago De Compostela, Rias Bajas, La Toja, Vigo, Viana Do Castelo, Braga & Salamanca

Tour Overview:
An intense itinerary through the north of the Iberian Peninsula. Spain and Portugal. Landscapes of traditions and sea. All the north greenlands, laughs and fishermen. To finish in the picturesque city of Braga

Day 1 (Wed.): Madrid – Zaragoza – San Sebastian

Departure from bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, it’s one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation.


Day 2 (Thu.): San Sebastian – Bilbao – Castro Urdiales – Santander

Breakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the marvelous views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic driver in Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern architectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Accommodation. (B)


Day 3 (Fri.): Santander – Santillana – Covadonga – Oviedo

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, it’s one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Arquitecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre Romanic Asturian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic asturian architecture. Accommodation. (B)


Day 4 (Sat.): Oviedo – Lugo – A Coruna

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Galician region. Arrive to Lugo. Free time to be able to contemplate the Roman remains that still retains like its walls, declared World Heritage. Continuation to La Coruña. Brief panoramic driver through the main avenues of this fabulous town driving by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest working lighthouse the “Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon at leisure where you can assist an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Accommodation. (B)


Day 5 (Sun.): La Coruna – Santiago De Compostela

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important center of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago route built during the Roman Empire. City tour where we will see the main square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Accommodation. (B)


Day 6 (Mon.): Santiago De Compostela – Rias Bajas – La Toja – Vigo

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to La Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation. (B)


Day 7 (Tue.): Vigo – Viana Do Castelo – Braga

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border. Arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Afterwards, continue to Porto. Short stop and continue to Braga. Accommodation. (B)


Day 8 (Wed.): Braga – Salamanca – Madrid

Breakfast. Departure to the Spanish border to arrive to Salamanca. Short stop and free time in this University City (World Heritage) of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to Madrid. END OF OUR SERVICE (B)


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

2021 First Class
Departure DBL Occ SGL Occ
Jan 20 - Jan 27 1480 2060
Feb 17 - Feb 24 1480 2060
Mar 17 - Mar 24 1480 2060
Mar 24 - Mar 31 1505 2085
Apr 07 -Apr 14 1415 1970
Apr 14 - Apr 21 1415 1970
Apr 21 - Apr 28 1415 1970
Apr 28 - May 05 1415 1970
May 05 - May 12 1415 1970
May 12 - May 19 1415 1970
May 19 - May 26 1415 1970
May 26 - Jun 2 1415 1970
Jun 02 - Jun 09 1415 1970
Jun 09 - Jun 16 1415 1970
Jun 16 - Jun 23 1415 1970
Jun 23 - Jun 30 1415 1970
Jul 07 - Jul 14 1530 2085
Jul 14 - Jul 21 1530 2085
Jul 21 - Jul 28 1530 2085
Jul 28 - Aug 04 1530 2085
Aug 04 - Aug 11 1530 2085
Aug 11 - Aug 18 1530 2085
Aug 18 - Aug 25 1530 2085
Aug 25 - Sep 01 1530 2085
Sep 01 - Sep 08 1530 2085
Sep 08 - Sep 15 1530 2085
Sep 15 - Sep 22 1530 2085
Sep 22 - Sep 29 1530 2085
Sep 29 - Oct 06 1530 2085
Oct 06 - Oct 13 1530 2085
Oct 13 - Oct 20 1530 2085
Oct 20 - Oct 27 1530 2085
Oct 27 - Nov 03 1530 2085
Hotels
San Sebastian
Palacio de Aiete
Santander
Santemar
Oviedo
Ayre Hotel Ramiro I / Oca Santo Domingo Plaza
La Coruna
Tryp Coruna
Santiago de Compostela
Tryp Santiago
Vigo
Tryp Los Galeones
Braga
Melia Braga

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • Panoramic sightseeing tours of San Sebastian, Bilbao and La Coruna
  • Guided city tours of Santiago de Compostela
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Accommodation and daily breakfast
  • Travel insurance

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