Northern Spain & Galicia 13-Day Tour from Madrid

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Special Package: Madrid, Northern Spain & Galicia 13-Day Tour from Madrid
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Itinerary

1st Day (Sun.) MADRID
Meet and greet at the airport. Take a transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

Accommodation: Princesa Plaza or similar

2nd Day (Mon.) 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.

Accommodation: Princesa Plaza or similar

3rd Day (Tue.) MADRID – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Accommodation.

Accommodation: Palacio de Aiete or similar

4th Day (Wed.) SAN SEBASTIAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic tour of this elegant and gentrified city whose landscape is dominated by the Bay and La Concha Beach. We will go up to Mount Igueldo, from where we will be able to contemplate a magnificent view of the city. Rest of the day at leisure.
In the afternoon, possibility of an optional visit to the picturesque villages of Hondarribia and San Juan de Luz, already in French territory. Accommodation.

Accommodation: Palacio de Aiete or similar

5th Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER
Breakfast and departure to Bilbao for some free time on the esplanade of the Guggenheim Museum to admire this modern work of architecture. We will continue towards Castro Urdiales, a typical fishing village where we will have free time. Departure to Santander, a port city nestled between the sea and the mountains and which has numerous beaches, such as El Sardinero, one of the best known. We will have free time to walk around this elegant city. Accommodation.

Accommodation T and A Class: Hotel Santemar or similar

6th Day (Fri.) SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Santillana del Mar, one of the towns with the greatest historical and artistic value in Spain, which houses true architectural treasures, such as the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana, the most important Romanesque jewel in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where we will have free time to visit the Sanctuary and the grotto with the image of the Virgin. In the afternoon departure to Oviedo, located 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 stands out, one of the most important works of Asturian Gothic. Accommodation.

Accommodation T and A Class: AC Oviedo Forum, Exe Oviedo or similar

7th Day (Sat.) OVIEDO – MONDOÑEDO – LUGO – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast and departure towards the Galician region. On the way to Lugo, stop in Mondoñedo; Free time to visit its imposing 12th century cathedral and try the delicious “Mondoñedo cake”. Departure to Lugo and free time to contemplate the Roman vestiges that it still conserves as its walls, declared a World Heritage Site. Continuation to Santiago de Compostela, whose ancient city is a World Heritage Site, and one of the most important monumental centers in Spain, center of Christian pilgrimage and end of the Camino de Santiago, originally built by the Roman Empire. Accommodation.

Accommodation: Santiago Plaza affiliated by Meliá or similar

8th Day (Sun.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Breakfast at the hotel. City tour of Santiago visiting the Plaza del Obradoiro and its Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago el Mayor. Rest of the day at leisure to continue visiting this city with a university and student atmosphere. Accommodation.

Accommodation: Santiago Plaza affiliated by Meliá or similar

9th Day (Mon.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – PORTO
Breakfast. Departure to the most picturesque area of the Galician Rías Bajas (Spanish fjords). Through splendid landscapes, we will arrive at the island of La Toja, universally known for its spa and natural wealth. Free time and continuation through the Arosa estuary on the way to Portugal. Arrival in Porto and accommodation.

Accommodation: AC Porto or similar

10th Day (Tue.) PORTO
Breakfast at the hotel. Panoramic tour of Porto, considered a World Heritage Site where we will contemplate the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange building and the Church of Santa Clara. Then enjoy a different perspective of the city along the Douro River on board a Cruise and discover the historical heritage by visiting a well-known Port Wine Cellar with wine tasting included. Rest of the day free. Accommodation.

Accommodation: AC Porto or similar

11th Day (Wed.) – PORTO – CIUDAD RODRIGO – SALAMANCA
Breakfast. Departure towards the Spanish border. Already in Spain, and on the way to Salamanca, stop at Ciudad Rodrigo, a beautiful town surrounded by medieval walls and dominated by its imposing fortress. Continuation to Salamanca, monumental university city, declared a World Heritage Site. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Catalonia Plaza Mayor or similar

12th Day (Thu.) – SALAMANCA – ÁVILA – MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Ávila and free time to get to know this historic walled city. Continuation to Madrid. Arrival and lodging in the hotel.

Accommodation: Princesa Plaza or similar

13th Day (Fri.) MADRID
Breakfast at the hotel. Airport transfer. END OF OUR SERVICE.

Experience

* Visit the contemporary and modern Spanish capital.
* The narrow streets of Santiago de Compostela and its cathedral in the magnificent Plaza del Obradoiro.
* Delight yourself with the landscapes of northern Spain.

Included

* Guided city tour with local guides in Madrid, San Sebastian, Santiago de Compostela and Porto
* Entrance to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Duoro cruise and wine tasting in Porto
* Bilingual tour director throughout the journey (English and Spanish)
* Transportation in air-conditioned luxury coach
* 12-night accommodation
* Daily breakfast
* Transfers to/from airport as per itinerary
* Travel insurance

Not included

* Other services not specified

Essential Information

* Please note that 1 regular suitcase and 1 handbag per person is allowed. Any extra luggage is likely to be charged. Luggage handling is responsibility of the customer.
* This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
* In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.
* During stay in Madrid tour escort service is not available.
* Even though our tours run bilingual, please select the preferred language at time of booking.   

Essential Information

An intense itinerary through the north of the Iberian Peninsula, starting in the Spanish capital and arriving to Portugal

Special Package: Madrid, Northern Spain & Galicia 13-Day Tour from Madrid
Next Booking: September 3, 2023
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