Basque Country  Northern Spain  Tour

Cantabria, Asturia, Galicia with Basque Land

9 days/8 nights from Euro 886

Departures from Barcelona on Saturdays between 12Apr - 18 Oct 2014
Tour does not operate between Nov and April
# 18

Basque country tour Northern Spain tour

Itinerary:

1 ST DAY Saturday – BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN

In the morning meet at our bus Terminal located in Gran Vía 645. Depart at 10.00AM. towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and to stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon continue to San Sebastian, one of the most famous tourist destinations , city of the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this french style bourgeois city, see its extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent Conchas beach. Overnight.

2ND DAY Sunday – SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER
Breakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the unforgetable 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 arquitectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, its 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. Overnight.

3 RD DAY Monday SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, its one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juiliana, 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 thepre romanic asturian arquitecture. 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 arquitecture. Overnight.

4TH 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. In the afternoon depart to Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive roman ramparts with a permiter of 2266 metres in circumference declared World Heritage. Overnight.

5TH DAY Wednesday – LUGO – A CORUÑA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure 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 arquitecture 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. Overnight.

6TH DAY Thursday – A CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela declared World Heritage as it is one of the most important centre 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. Afternoon free at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Overnight.

7TH DAY Friday – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure towards one of the most pictureque areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island, universally know 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. 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 of Portugal. Overnight.

8TH 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, the magnificent Plaza Mayor, the Shells House, old and new Cathedral. Continue towards Villacastin crossing through the Guadarrama mountain range to arrive to Madrid. Overnight.

9TH DAY Sunday – MADRID – BARCELONA by AVE train
Breakfast at hotel. Free time to continue visiting the city to the departure time of train back to Barcelona. End of trip


Currency Conversion

PRICES IN EURO 2014 ($ rate depends on the exchange rate of the payment date)

Category Double room
Per person
Single supplement Jul-Sep 2014 departures
C First class - 4star hotels 886 365 960


5%
Discount to the third person sharing double room.
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 or similar USED FOR TOUR:

nights city category Hotel names
1 S.Sebastian C Mercure Monte Igueldo****
1 Santander C Santemar****
1 Oviedo C Tryp Oviedo****
1 Lugo C Mendez Nunez****
1 A Coruna C Tryp Coruna****
1 Santiago C Tryp  Santiago****
1 Vigo C Ciudad de Vigo****
1 Madrid C Catalonia Gran Via****

 

* US$ price varies depending on the exchange rate

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

  • Hotel Accommodation in the listed hotels or similar with breakfast

  • Escorted tour with English and Spanish  speaking guide (tour is bilingual and conducted in two languages)

  • Transportation by air conditioned deluxe motor coach 

  • Train AVE Madrid - Barcelona on the last day

  • Hotel taxes, luggage handling at hotels, entrance fees

  • Daily breakfast,  

  • Guided visits in Santiago, Panoramic tour as per itinerary Bilbao, Gijon, Coruna, S.Sebastian 

 

Pre or post night stay in Barcelona

Including : 1night with breakfast and taxes - 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

DBL TRPL SNGL
Catalonia  Sagrada Familia***
1Apr-30Jun/1Sep-30Apr 2014
70 64 124
1Jul-31Aug'14 58 53 110
Catalonia Atenas****
1Apr-30Jun/1Sep-30Apr 2014
72 66 127
1Jul-31Aug'14 60 55 113
Tryp Apolo
1Apr-30Jun/1Sep-30Apr 2014
86 81 171
1Jul-31Aug'14 75 72 151
Catalonia Berna****
1Apr-30Jun'12/1Sep-30Apr 2014
116 106 199
1Jul-31Aug'14 84 77 153

Extra Night in Madrid

HOTEL

 PRICE PER PERSON PER NIGHT

in Double room in Triple room in Single room
Hotel Puerta de Toledo 3*
1 Apr 2014- 31 Oct 2014
49 43 72
1 July - 31 Aug 2014 43 37 66
Hotel Mayorazgo 4*1 Apr 2014- 31 Oct 2014 53 47 101
1 July - 31 Aug 2014 47 43 90
Tryp Washington 4*1 Apr 2014- 31 Oct 2014 68 65 118
1 July - 31 Aug 2014 53 50 88

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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