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Northern Spain & Galicia

Madrid, Spain

Tour Details

Visit: Madrid, Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Santander, Santillana, Covadonga, Oviedo, Lugo, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Bajas, La Toja, Vigo, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Porto, Salamanca, Madrid

Day 1 (Wednesday): Madrid - Zaragoza - San Sebastian

Depart from Madrid and travel towards Zaragoza (please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information). Upon arrival, enjoy some 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.

Day 2 (Thursday): San Sebastian - Bilbao - Castro Urdiales - Santander

After breakfast at the hotel, journey to Mount Igueldo, where you will be able to see the marvelous views of the city. Afterwards, proceed towards Bilbao. Upon arrival, enjoy a Panoramic tour before some 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. Enjoy some free time to stroll through this elegant city.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Friday): Santander - Santillana - Covadonga - Oviedo

After your breakfast, depart for Santillana, 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (Saturday): Oviedo - Lugo - La Coruna

After breakfast at the hotel, drive to the Galician Region. Upon arrival in Lugo, enjoy some free time to explore the beautiful town. Continuation to La Coruña and enjoy a brief panoramic tour through the main avenues of this fabulous town and drive by the Marine Avenue to admire the elegance of this city with the typical Galician architecture of glass house galleries. Take a 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.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Sunday): La Coruna - Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Santiago de Compostela declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site as it is one of the most important centre's of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain. Enjoy a city tour where we will see the Main Square called Obradoiro and also the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. The balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 (Monday): 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. Enjoy some free time before continuing to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 (Tuesday): Vigo - Viana do Castelo - Braga - Porto

After breakfast at the hotel, depart for the Portuguese Border. Arrive in Viana do Castelo, a city located between the mouth of the River Miño and Porto. Enjoy some free time before we continue to Braga.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 (Wednesday): Porto - Salamanca - Madrid

After breakfast, we depart for the Spanish Border and drive to Salamanca. Enjoy a short stop with some free time in this university city (World Heritage) of great architectural and artistic wealth. We then continue to Madrid. Upon arrival, transfer on your own to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • Panoramic sightseeing tours of San Sebastian, Bilbao and La Coruña
  • Guided city tours of Santiago de Compostela and Porto
  • Multilingual Tour Escort during the tour
  • Air-conditioned deluxe motorcoach
  • Accommodation and daily breakfast
  • Travel insurance

 

Not Included:

  • International Flights
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Optionals
  • Personal expenses and tips

 

Superior Plus Hotels (or similar):

  • San Sebastian: Palacio de Aiete
  • Santander: Santemar
  • Oviedo: Ayre Hotel Ramiro / Oca Santo Domingo Plaza
  • La Coruna: Tryp Coruna
  • Santiago de Compostela: Tryp Santiago
  • Vigo: Tryp Los Galeones
  • Porto: Melia Braga

 

(*) This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (jt) 

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