Basque Land, Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia

Green Northern Spain Tour 

Cantabria  Rias Bajas

11 days/10 nights Departures Every Thursday
or 8days/7 nights without Madrid Departures Every Saturday
6 Apr-12 Oct 2017
Tour does not operate in the winter
 

Early bird discount 5% for bookings made before 31 Jan 2017
 # 10

Northern Spain Basque Land, Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia tour

ITINERAY
1st DAY Thursday – MADRID.
Arrival on your own at Madrid airport. Transfer to your hotel, free time and overnight in Madrid

2nd DAY  Friday - Madrid
After breakfast a morning panoramic city tour of Madrid to visit the Spain Square, , the University Complex, the West park, Casa de campo, the Moorish Quarters, Orient Square, Sun Gate, Neptune, Atocha, Alacala gate, Ventas Bull ring, Columbus sq, Gran Via, etc. Afternoon is at leisure or optional excursion to Toledo or the El Escorial outside of Madrid.

3rd DAY Saturday – MADRID – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN
Departure 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, one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the Internation Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this French style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent Conchas beach. Overnight.

4th DAY Sunday – SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER
Breakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to admire the attractive views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic drive through Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where the Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern building of famed architecture. Proceed to the Bay of Biscay to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time for lunch or to to stroll around the sea shore. Departure to Santander, capital of Cantabria, a port city and a popular resort located between the sea and the Cantabrian mountains with its own microclimate. It is  well known for its lovely promenades and the Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Overnight.

5th DAY Monday SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana del Mar, a famous World Heritage Site, one of the most important historical towns in Spain from  the Middle Ages. It contains Romanesque architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juiliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Arquitecture in Cantabria. Stroll along the cobble-stoned Medieval streets and absorb an authentic Middle Age athmosphere. Continue to Covadonga, where we will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto with 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-Romantic Austrian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo with many of its streets  pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic Austrian architecture. Overnight.

6th DAY Tuesday OVIEDO – GIJON – CUDILLERO – LUGO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Gijon, panoramic city tour and then proceed to Cudillero, one of the most picturesque fishing villages in Spain with houses cascading down the steep slopes. In the afternoon depart to Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive Roman ramparts with a perimeter of 2266 meters in circumference declared World Heritage. Since part of the ramparts are open to the public, if you like, you can walk on top of the ancient walls admiring the city from a perspective above. Overnight in Lugo.

7th DAY Wednesday – LUGO – A CORUÑA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to La Coruña. Brief panoramic drive 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, balconies enclosed by glass windows. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest still in use lighthouse the “ Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon at leisure or you can join an optional tour to the nearby Rias Altas river estuary area with its bustling old villages. Overnight.

8th DAY Thursday – A CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela, a  declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important centers of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago routes 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. Afternoon free at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Overnight.

9th DAY Friday – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most picturesque areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island, 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 area. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this lively city or an optional tour to Bayona and Santa Tecla to see the old Celtic remains situated on the hill of Santa Tecla and the impressive views of the Miño River and Portugal. Overnight.

10th DAY Saturday – VIGO - SALAMANCA – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salamanca following the Old Silver Route built during the Roman times. On arrival free time in this world renowned city with one of the oldest universities in Europe. Visit the magnificent Plaza Mayor, the Shells House, the old and new Cathedral. Continue towards Villacastin crossing through the Guadarrama mountain range to arrive back at Madrid.  People who only take the shorter 7 night version of this tour without the Madrid stay will finish this tour in the evening. For them the last night hotel (Saturday) in Madrid is not included

11th Day Sunday – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel, the tour ends. Check out other tours of Portugal and Spain

Currency Conversion

PRICES IN EUROS  - Per person in Double rooms for Period of Apr - 12 Oct 2017 Departures
$ rate varies depending on the exchange rate of your payment date
 

Category

Apr-June 2017 and Oct 2017

Jul-Oct 2017

Single supplement

First class - 4star hotels 10 nights/11 says 1110 1190 500
First class - 4star hotels 7 nights/8 says without Madrid stay 790 860 330

5% senior discount - age 65 and over
5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room.  - no senior discount with 3rd person discount, only 1 discount per person
Children under 12: 25% discount when sharing room with 2 adults. Babies under 2 are free but have no bus seat or hotel bed reserved - cot is possible on request.  

HOTELS USED ON THE TOUR:

nights city category Hotel names
3 Madrid C Mayorazgo**** or Coloso****
1 S.Sebastian C Mercure Monte Igueldo****
1 Santander C Santemar****
1 Oviedo C Exe Oviedo****
1 Lugo C Mendez Nunez****
1 La Coruna C Tyryp Coruna****
1 Santiago C Tryp Santiago****
1 Vigo C Ciudad de Vigo****

Included in the price:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish

•Guided visit in Santiago and Madrid.
Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide (tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages)
• Panoramic tour of Bilbao, Sebastian, Gijon,
La Coruña.
• Air conditioned deluxe motor coach.
• Daily breakfast,  
• Panoramic tours as per itinerary
Luggage handling at the hotels.
• ARRIVAL AIRPORT TRANSFER.
(on longer tour only)

Tour Map

 

Pre or post tour stay in Madrid 

Including : 1night with breakfast and taxes - Valid until March 2016- during holidays , fairs and conventions supplement may apply!

Price per person in EUROS - $ rate varies depending the exchange rate

HOTEL

 PRICE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

in Double room in Triple room in Single room
Hotel Mayorazgo 4*1 Apr 2014- 31 Oct 2015 53 47 101
1 July - 31 Aug 2015 47 43 90

Transfer prices from Madrid airport to hotel or v.v.:
Euro 28 per person based on two passengers
Euro 19 per person based on three passengers
Euro 56 per person based on one passenger

 

 

 
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