Madrid, Galicia and Minho
Madrid, Galicia and Minho
|Purpose:||Culture, History, Fun|
|No. of days:||8 days - 7 nights|
|First & Last Cities:||Madrid|
|Other cities:||Leon, Oviedo, Lugo, La CuruÃ±a, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Baixas, La Toja, Vigo, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Oporto, Salamanca|
|Starting cost:||From: $1,305 including airfare|
Day 1 – Thu: Madrid
After clearing customs in Madrid you will be met by our representative and escorted to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to rest and recuperate from the overnight trip. However, if you feel that a busy afternoon is better to pass the time you have the option of our 5-hour afternoon excursion to the magnificent city of Toledo. Overnight at the hotel.
 Option: Madrid by night & Flamenco Show
Around 7:30 pm you will be picked-up at your hotel for a panoramic tour through the lighted streets of the city before arriving at Tablao Flamenco Café de Chinitas, located in the basement of an old and beautiful palace built in the XVI century, where we will attend to a magnificent show of Flamenco songs and dances, while you have your tasty dinner. After the show, return to your hotel. [D]
Day 2 – Fri: Madrid, Leon, Oviedo
Have breakfast in time to be at the bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente, at 08:30 am for your departure towards Leon, first stop in your tour. Free time to stroll through the city’s historic center and contemplate its Gothic Cathedral, Church of San Isidro or the facade of the Hostel of Sand Marcos in Plateresque style. Continue to Oviedo set on a series of hills at the foot of the Naranco and which stands out for the beauty of its streets, many of them pedestrian. Its monuments are a World Heritage Site and among them the Cathedral, one of the most important works of Asturian Gothic. Overnight accommodationin Oviedo. [B]
Day 3 – 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 World Heritage. Continue to La Coruña to enjoy a 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. The afternoon is at leisure so you can rest or take an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Overnight accommodation La Coruña. [B]
Day 4 – 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 center 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. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feeling of the student atmosphere. Overnight accommodation in Santiago. [B]
Day 5 – Mon: Santiago de Compostela, Rias Bajas, La Toga, Vigo
After breakfast at the hotel, departure towards the Rias Bajas, one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia known as the 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. Overnight accommodation in Vigo. [B]
Day 6 – 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 7 – 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. [B]
Day 8 – Thu: Madrid
Enjoy breakfast at your hotel before starting your visit of Madrid. After an extensive city sightseeing tour, we´ll visit the inside of the impressive Royal Palace, former residence of the Spanish Kings and beautifully furnished and decorated. You will be able to admire the official Reception rooms, the Museum area, the Royal Chapel, the Throne Room and the private rooms of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II. After the visit you will be just in the center of the city with easy access to restaurants and shops. Those interested in art are less than 10 minutes walking from the Prado Museum or Reina Sofia Museum. Those wanting to visit more of old Madrid may take a leisurely walk to Puerta del Sol and continue to Plaza Mayor, enjoy a drink or lunch at one of the many terraces. The time is yours to use at your content. Overnight at the hotel. [B]
Day 9 – Fri: Madrid, USA
Have breakfast at your hotel and be ready for the transfer to Madrid Airport for your flight to the USA. [B]
[B] = Breakfast | [D] = Dinner
- Round-trip airfare USA-Madrid
- Arrival and departure transfers
- Accommodation at chosen hotels
- Madrid - 2 nights
- Oviedo – 1 night
- La Coruña – 1 night
- Santiago – night
- Vigo – 1 night
- Oporto – 1 night
- Daily breakfast
- Panoramic tour of Madrid
- Visit the Royal Palace
- Guided tour of Santiago de Compostela
- Guided tour of Oporto
- Panoramic tour in La Coruña
- Discover La Toja and Rias Baixas
- Tour escort during the tour
- Air-conditioned deluxe motor-coach
- Spanish travel insurance
Not included in tour
- Airport taxes and fees
- Expenses of personal nature
- Travel insurance
- Optional tours
- Any services not included in tour
- Barcelona Local City Tax (must be paid directly to the hotel)
Hotels in your Tour
|Madrid||Catalonia Gran Via||4|
|Oviedo||Ayre Hotel Ramiro I||4|
|Oca Santo Domingo Plaza||4|
|La Coruña||Tryp Coruña||4|
|Vigo||Tryp los Galeanos||3.5|
Hotels will be confirmed at time of booking
From: $1,305 including airfare
Add-ons available from all US gateways.
Prices are per person 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
We also be glad to adjust the airfare from your gateway so you take advantage of our special discounted leisure fares
You may add or remove;
Cities and sites
The program was designed with private services, however, we may substitute shared sightseeing where available
If you prefer deluxe services we may operate this program including private driver, private guide and concierge service.
Once we have designed the program the way you want we'll give you a quote within 2 business days.
Tour Code: SP03MAD21JT
- 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
- 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.
| Madrid by night & Flamenco Show||$99|
Prices are per person and may change without notice