Holidays

Castile, Northern Spain & Galicia

Castile, Northern Spain & Galicia

Purpose: Discovery, Culture, History, Fun
No. of days: 11 days - 10 nights
First & Last Cities: Madrid
Other cities: Zaragoza, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Santander, Santillana, Covadonga, Oviedo, Lugo, La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Bajas, La Toja, Vigo, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Salamanca
Starting cost: $1,775 airfare included

 

This program may be operated for individuals, pods and groups

 

No one can remain insensitive to the beautiful diversity of Spanish landscapes. The roads that run along the cliffs of the Atlantic coast, to the northwest, offer a panorama of wild beauty that is among the most spectacular in Europe. Nature is magnificent in the north of Spain, it is wild and luxuriant and the landscapes constantly change between sea and mountains offering you peace and quiet. From the Basque Country to Galicia, via Cantabria and Asturias, this territory offers beautiful natural and heritage sites. A quiet destination that takes you to San Sebastian, Santillana Del Mar, La Coruña, and Rias Baixas.

 

Day 1, Mon: Madrid

Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

 

Day 2, Tue: Madrid

Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Madrid panoramic city tour; find the medieval origins of the city, like the Arabic fortress, at the Barrio de la Morería, famous for its historical buildings. Drive through the courtesan district of the Hapsburgs characterized by Phillip II and its Renaissance and Baroque style buildings, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa; the Madrid of the Bourbons and the complex town planning schemes of Charles III, the Royal Palace, Cibeles and Neptuno Fountains and the Puerta de Alcalá. Admire the XIX C. works such as Prado Museum. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, Plaza Castilla and Parque del Oeste, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, the emblematic Las Ventas Bullring and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon free to explore the wonders that the city has to offer. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 3, Wed: Madrid, Zaragoza, San Sebastian

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart from our established hotels in Madrid. Please refer to your documentation for detailed departure information. Depart towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of the Spanish people and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, it’s one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Guided city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 4, Thu: San Sebastian, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Santander

Breakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the marvelous 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 architectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, 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. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 5, Fri: Santander, Santillana, Covadonga, Oviedo

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, it’s 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 Architecture 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. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 6, Sat: Oviedo, Lugo, La Coruña

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to the Galician region. Arrive to Lugo. Free time to be able to contemplate the Roman remains that still retains like its walls, declared Patrimony of the Humanity. Continuation 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 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 where you can assist an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 7, Sun: La Coruña, Santiago de Compostela

Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Santiago de Compostela 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 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. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 8, Mon: 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. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra to arrive to Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 9, Tue: Vigo, Viana do Castelo, Braga

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border. Arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Afterwards, continue to Porto. Short stop and continue to Braga.  Accommodation. [B]

 

Day 10 Wed: Braga, Salamanca, Madrid

Breakfast. Departure to the Spanish border to arrive to Salamanca. Short stop and free time in this University City (World Heritage) of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to Madrid. Accommodation at the hotel. [B]

 

Day 11, Thu: Madrid

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. [B]

 

[B] = Breakfast



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Tour includes

·  Round-trip airfare New York/Madrid

·  Private arrival and departure transfers

·  10 nights’ accommodation:

o Madrid 3 nights

o San Sebastian 1 night

o Santander 1 night

o Oviedo 1 night

o La Coruña 1 night

o Santiago de Compostela 1 night

o Vigo 1 night

o Braga 1 night

·  Breakfast daily

·  Sightseeing tours of:

o Madrid

o San Sebastian

o Bilbao

o La Coruña

·  Private driver-guide during the tour

·  Deluxe A/C vehicle

·  Entrance fees for sites visited

·  All local taxes

Not included in tour

·  Taxes related to international airfares

·  Travel insurance

·  Meals and beverages not mentioned under inclusions

·  Guide service

·  Porterage service

·  Expenses of a personal nature

·  Any item not mentioned as “Included”

·  Tips to guides or drivers

·  Other services not mentioned in the program


Hotels in your Tour
City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
Mixed Classes
Madrid Tryp Atocha 4
San Sebastian Palacio de Aiete 3.5
Santander Santemar 4
Oviedo Ayre Hotel Ramiro I 4
Oca Santo Domingo Plaza 4
La Coruña Tryp Coruña 5
Santiago de Compostela Tryp Santiago 4
Vigo Tryp Los Galeones 3.5
Braga Melia Braga 4.5
First Class
Madrid Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa 3.5
Riu Plaza España 4

Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking


Tour Pricing
Departure Dates 2-3 Pax 4-7 Pax 8 -11 Pax 12-17 Pax
Double Single Double Single Double Single Double Single
Mixed Classes
Apr 11, 25 $4,375 $4,975 $2,999 $3,589 $1,995 $2,579 $1,775 $2,369
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Jun 6, 13, 20 $4,599 $5,199 $3,229 $3,815 $2,219 $2,805 $1,999 $2,595
Jul 4, 18 $4,705 $5,305 $3,335 $3,919 $2,325 $2,909 $2,109 $2,699
Aug 1, 15, 22, 29
Sep 5, 12, 19, 26
Oct 3, 10, 17, 24
Supplement First Class
Madrid $149 $189 $149 $189 $149 $189 $149 $189

Add-ons available from all US gateways.

Prices are per person, are valid through September ‘22 and may change without notice

This program can be customized for individuals and groups.

Changes to this program may be requested by phone (1855-55-TOURS) or using the web FIT Quote Request

 

·  Airfare

We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares

 

·  Program

You may add or remove;

o Trip days

o Cities and sites

o Meals

 

·  Other options

o The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available

o If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.

 

·  Quotation

Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.

 

Tour Code: SP04MAD22JT


Options

·  Lunches and dinners can be arranged for individuals, families and groups at top restaurants or any restaurant requested by you.

·  We can revise the itinerary to spend more time and provide more depth in those areas that you are interested on.

·  Any other changes to the itinerary will be accommodated depending on the facilities available in the area.

·  Private arrival and/or departure transfer


Group Quotations

·  The options suggested in the itinerary will be quoted at time of booking

·  If you wish to use these programs for your group or as the basis for a customized journey please either call us (1-855-55-TOURS or use the web Group Quote Request.

·  In either case our specialists will work with to refine all the details and they will get you a quote with 2 business days. Quotes may be obtained for the air and land portions of just for the lad journey.

·  Booking both air and land with us will represent savings for you because of our buying power and longtime relationship with the airlines.

·  We will also may have the choice between regular fares and special leisure fares not available to the public.


Others

Special Options:

We offer these special options at the stops in your itinerary so you may complete your Spanish experience with typical events characteristic of each region.

 

City Tour Name Cost Description
Madrid Tapas Tour- Historical-gastronomic experience $64
Oviedo Walking Tour $46
Pontevedra Ría Arousa - Rute of the mussels $35
Vigo Monte Santa Tecla, Bayonne and Valença do Minho $40

Costs are per person and may change without notice