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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- International Flights
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Any meals not mentioned in the inclusions
- 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)