THE NORTH OF SPAIN TOUR
From Barcelona to Madrid

Barcelona - San Sebastian - Bilbao - Santillina Del Mar, Covadonga  Oviedo, Santiago De Compostela - Salamanca - Avila - Segovia - Madrid

10 Days / 9 Nights in 2017

Visit the Greener Part of Spain on a comfortable coach tour departing from Barcelona ending in Madrid.

5% early bird discount on 2017 departures booked by 30 Nov 2016
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Spain tours North of Spain tour
Saturday departures from Barcelona on the following dates 2017: Apr 15, 29, May 13,27, June 3, 17, July 1,8,22, Aug 5, 19, Sep 2,9,16,30, Oct 14,28 2017
Tour does not operate in low season after November

Day 1, Saturday: BARCELONA
After your individual arrival at Barcelona airport you will be transferred to your hotel. Rest of the day free to recover from jet lag or discover one of Europe's most cosmopolitan cities on your own. In the evening, you can dine at Pueblo Espanol, the famous open-air museum with replicas of  buildings form all over the world. Those who booked the Premium Package will have dinner included at the Pueblo. Accommodation in Barcelona.

Day 2, Sunday: BARCELONA
After breakfast we embark on a guided tour of Barcelona. We will see the ancient Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. We will have a stop at the famed Sagrada Familia basilica, Gaudi's world famous unfinished work that looks like lace carved in stone. Continue to Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area. Free time for lunch, perhaps in the Olympic Port area. Lunch included in the Premium package. Rest of the day is at your leisure in this bustling city. Accommodation in Barcelona.

Day 3, Monday: BARCELONA-ZARAGOZA-SAN SEBASTIAN-BILBAO
After breakfast we depart to Bilbao. First we drive to the province of Aragon with a stop at the capital city of Zaragoza. We stop at the main square so you have free time to visit the impressive Basilica of El Pilar and have lunch on your own. Continue on to the north coast of Spain to Basque country, arriving to the seaside town of San Sebastian famous for its promenade along the lovely bay. San Sebastian is often called “the Pearl of the Cantabrian Sea”. Free time to stroll around, then we continue to Bilbao. Accommodation.  Premium package includes dinner in Bilbao..

Day 4, Tuesday: BILBAO-SANTILLANA-COVADONGA-OVIEDO
After your buffet breakfast at your hotel we will have a short panoramic tour of the city, then free time to visit the Guggenheim Museum for those interested (on your own) Premium package includes the entrance fee to the museum. Afternoon departure to the heart of Cantabria and to the small town of Santillana del Mar, very well preserved with a typical medieval ambiance. Free time in Santillana, (PREMIUN PACKAGE INCLUDES LUNCH IN SANTILLANA) before leaving to los Picos de Europa, one of the most spectacular landscapes of Spain, to visit the shrine of Covadonga. This evening we will be overnighting in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias famous for its intact town walls.

Day 5 Wednesday: OVIEDO- RIBADEO-A CORUÑA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Buffet Breakfast and following the north coast departure to Ribadeo entering Galicia, an other Gallic province belonging to Spain. Stop at the Playa de Catedrales, a beach popular among tourists and locals alike due to its cathedral-like rock formations than can only be seen in low tide. Continue to Betanzos, a historic town at the confluence of two rivers, where you will have free time for lunch on your own. Continue to the major city of  A Coruña for a short stop, then on to today's final destination, Santiago de Compostella,  Accommodation.

Day 6 Thursday. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Buffet Breakfast and guided tour of the city build around the World famous Pilgrimage town, a UNESCO World Heritage site with pilgrims in the hundreds of thousands each year. See the beautiful Cathedral, the old market square. Evening free to browse around the narrow alleys and soak in the Medieval atmosphere. Those with the premium package will have a traditional dinner at the hotel. Overnight in Santiago.

Day 7, Friday: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – SALAMANCA - MADRID
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Salamanca, famous for its university, one of the oldest ones in Europe founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX.  Free time for lunch (on your own) and to stroll around the impressive Plaza Mayor, one of the nicest main town squares in Spain. ( Premium package includes lunch in Salamanca ) In the afternoon we continue to Madrid. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 8, Saturday: MADRID
Free time to get to know Spain's most important city. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive 16-17th century Plaza Mayor. (Main Square of the city) once the scene of most public events including executions. This old section of Madrid is famous for its typical restaurants and taverns, which serve great variety of the delicious finger food, the "tapas". PREMIUM PACKAGE includes a Tapas Dinner tonight. Return to your hotel at your own convenience. Accommodations.

Day 9,Sunday: MADRID
Today we start with a guided tour of  Madrid to view some of Madrid's most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de España and the Plaza de Oriente. Free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon you can visit on your own Madrid’s famous Art Museums or perhaps take an optional tour to the Imperial former capital city of Toledo, a very important cultural center during the Middle ages where 3 religions lived in piece and harmony. You will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, glancing back to ages long gone. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco's masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artisan products. Overnight in Madrid

Day 10, Monday: MADRID / DEPARTURE
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Madrid airport for your flight home  or take a cruise over to Portugal on the Douro river.


20176 Price in Euro ($ rate varies depending the exchange) per person based on double occupancy 9 nights/10days tour
Barcelona to Madrid
3/4star hotels
Category Standard
4star hotels
Category Plus
until Oct 15, 2016 1060 1130
Apr 15 - June 17, 2017 and Sep 2- Oct 14, 2017 1110 1185
Jul 1 - Aug 19, 2017 1080 1145
Oct 28, 2017 1090 1155
Single Room Supplement  455 635
PREMIUM PACKAGE 
Supplement with 7 meals and extras
220

 

* US$ price varies depending on the exchange rate

Discount for 3rd person in a room: 10%

Discount for one child 3-11 years sharing room with 2 adults: 25%
Discount for one child 0-2 years (if sharing seat on the bus with parents) and sharing room with 2adults: 90%

In case a family is traveling together - 2 adult and 2 children (less than 12 years old) each of the two child will have 10% discount (two separate double room) - discount on request and it is subject to availability at the time of booking


Tour includes:
Tour is bilingual conducted in English and Spanish
Transfers airport-hotel-airport
Accommodations in Standard or First Class hotels 
Buffet breakfast daily 
Deluxe air-conditioned motor coach transportation
Professional tour escort throughout (bilingual English/Spanish)
Escorted sightseeing tours with bilingual guides in Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela and Madrid
Evening Illuminations tour of Madrid
Travel bag

Optional PREMIUM PACKAGE includes:
Dinner in Barcelona’s Pueblo Español
Typical Lunch in Barcelona
Dinner in Bilbao
Entrance to the Guggenheim Museum
Lunch in Santillana del Mar
Dinner in Santiago 
Lunch in Salamanca
“Tapas” dinner in Madrid


Hotels Used or similar:
Categoria Standard Hotels

Barcelona: Tryp Apolo ***+
Bilbao: Melia Bilbao ****
Oviedo: Exe Oviedo ****
Santiago: Tryp Santiago ****
Madrid: Agumar***+

Categoria Plus Hotels
Barcelona: Four Points Sheraton****
Bilbao:  Melia Bilbao****
Oviedo: Exe Oviedo ****
Santiago: NH Collection*****
Madrid: Rafael Atocha ****
 

 

 

 

 

 
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