Basque Country  Northern Spain  Tour

Cantabria, Asturia, Galicia with Basque Land

9 days/8 nights from Euro 886

Departures from Barcelona on Saturdays between 11 Apr - 17 Oct 2015
Tour does not operate between Nov and April
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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
enjoy the unforgettable views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic driving through Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern building of unique architecture. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time.for lunch, the continue to   Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains with lovely seaside promenade and 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 w
ith 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 Austrian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo. Many of the streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic Austrian style. 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
where we have free time for lunch at one of the fresh fish restaurants on your own or you can walk up hill to the top of the village for excellent view of the sea and the village below built in a theater style with houses sloping down. 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. Overnight.

5TH 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. 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 in the city. Those interested, can take an optional tour to the nearby villages of 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 center of Christian Pilgrimages in
the world 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 soak up the medieval atmosphere. Overnight.

7TH 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
, the lower rivers delta area where 4 rivers meet the Atlantic. The are famous for beautiful views and rich marine life. Marvel the stunning view of the river estuaries at the Atlantic. Driving through this magnificent landscape we will arrive to la Toja Island, known for its spa. Free time, then continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to the city of Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Afternoon at leisure to enjoy this lively city or take an optional tour to the seaside fishing village of Bayona and Santa Tecla to see the remains of the the old pre-Roman settlements of Celtic people, the original inhabitants of Galicia and Portugal. From the hill we will also have impressive views of the Miño River and on its other shore, 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, the old and the new Cathedrals. 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
until he departure time of train back to Barcelona in the afternoon. End of trip. Extensions in Madrid or Barcelona can be added.


Currency Conversion

PRICES IN EURO 2015 ($ rate depends on the exchange rate of the payment date)

Category Double room
Per person
Single supplement Jul-Sep 2015 departures
C First class - 4star hotels 910 380 990


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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