Departure point: Madrid
Every Tuesday from March 31 to Oct 20
Day 1. Madrid – Leon – Oviedo (446km ~ 277 miles)
Departure at 8am towards north-west from Madrid. First stop – Spanish city Leon, that offers an excellent variety of things to see. Leon is home to a wealth of grand, historic buildings, which include some of the most important in Spain.
Later we continue onward to Oviedo. Accommodation and dinner upon arrival.
Day 2. Oviedo – La Coruna (347km ~ 216 miles)
Breakfast and departure to La Coruna (or A Coruna – how locals say). A Coruña sits in the very northwest corner of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. A vibrant coastal city with plenty in the way of culture, history, gastronomy (famous for its seafood!) and natural sights. Enjoy a panoramic city tour upon arrival and, later – a free time.
Accommodation, dinner and night in La Coruna.
Day 3. La Coruna – Santiago de Compostela (75km ~ 47 miles)
Breakfast in hotel, then transfer to Santiago de Compostela. In Santiago we’ll have a proper city tour with the visit to its Cathedral. This city is renowned for its shrine of Saint James the Great that was built to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims that would, and still do, gather there every year. The architecture and atmosphere of the city are impregnated with history and visitors may feel like they are back in the Middle Ages. Some highlights of the tour:
- The Cathedral of Santiago de Composetela
- Casco Historico
Dinner and accommodation.
Day 4. Santiago de Compostela – Rias Bajas – Vigo (90km ~ 56 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer thru beautiful area of Rias Baixas (”lower rivers”).
- Rias Bajas is a set of largest estuaries in the area. The coastline of the province boasts three magnificent inlets surrounded by cliffs, islands, ports, hills, beaches and stunning landscapes that make it a perfect destination to visit. On both the coast and inland, you’ll definitely enjoy unforgettable views.
First stop – at small town, called O Grove, in the Isle of Toja (a small peninsula in the area). O Grove is a privileged location, a place that stands out for its history and traditional fishing.
Later we will continue to Vigo. Arrival and accommodation. Fell free to wander around Vigo’s old town.
Dinner and night in Vigo.
Day 5. Vigo – Viana do Castelo – Braga – Oporto (220km ~ 137 miles)
Breakfast as usual. Departure towards Portugal and crossing the border to arrive to Viana do Castelo – a place, located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto.
Free time, later continuation to Braga.
Free time to explore Braga. Later we’ll departure to Porto. Arrival in early evening and accommodation.
Day 6. Porto
Breakfast in the hotel, then we’ll head to a proper city tour of Porto, with a local guide. There are plenty of things that this lively and extraordinary city has to offer. Slightly timeworn and weathered, the gray skies and dated buildings add character, while the twinkling lights along the Douro River reflect off the water and illuminate a central part of the city. Pair these features with the reserved yet friendly locals, the charming trams, beautifully adorned architecture, and the wine, and Porto’s charm may put anyone under its spell.
In the afternoon fell free to explore the city on tour own.
Second night in Porto.
Day 7. Porto – Coimbra (120km ~ 75 miles)
Breakfast, then transfer to Coimbra. Coimbra was Portugal’s capital for 124 years between the 12th and 13th centuries, but this classical city is still often eclipsed by metropolitan Lisbon or distinguished Porto. The main highlight of Coimbra – is its University – the city’s 700-year-old patrimonial jewel. Founded in 1290, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Portugal and one of the oldest universities in the world. It made a UNESCO World Heritage Site list in 2013. On your free time you’ll have the opportunity to explore it.
Dinner and a night in Coimbra.
Day 8. Coimbra – Fatima – Lisbon (222km ~ 138 miles)
Breakfast in the hotel, then a tour to Fatima – one of the world’s largest Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, with its famous Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A tour and a free time here to feel and appreciate this sacred place.
Later we will continue to Lisbon. Accommodatrion and overnight.
Day 9. Lisbon
Breakfast, followed by a tour around Lisbon with a local guide. Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. It is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history.
Enjoy an evening in Lisbon on your own. Please do not miss on opportuntiy to try famous pastel de nata (egg tart) – local culinary’s iconic pastry, who’s recipe dates back to the 16th century. You can buy it in any coffee/bakery shop.
Another night in Lisbon.
Day 10. Lisbon – Caceres – Madrid (613km ~ 381 miles)
Breakfast. Departure towards the Spanish border to reach the province of Extremadura, and the city of Caceres – a beautiful place, founded by the Romans in 25 BC. Visit to Cáceres will bring you back to the old medieval era. The streets climb and twist among hoary palaces and mansions. As you turn your head up, you can see the skyline decorated with gargoyles, spires, and gigantic storks’ nests. The fortress has been serving as defensive walls since the 16th century. You will have a good hour and a half there, so, go ahead and check the main highlights, they are very close to each other
Continuation to Madrid. Arrival and the end of the tour.
- accommodation in hotels
- 9 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- modern and air-conditioned bus
- multi-lingual tour escort
- sightseeing tours with local guides in Santiago, Porto and Lisbon
- tickets to Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
- tickets to Santiago’s Cathedral
- visit to a wine cellar with tasting of Porto Wine
- travel insurance
- free Wi- Fi on board
- Air Tickets
- Any Meal not mentioned in inclusions.
- Any services, activities, Taxes not mentioned in Inclusions
- 5 % GST
Terms & Conditions:
- Mentioned prices are valid till 31st March’2021.
- Mentioned prices are based on per person on twin sharing
- Prices are Dynamic & Subjected to Change as per travelling dates.
- Children less than 4 years old: free, without granted seat in the bus
- Children between 4 and 7 years old: 25% discount off adult price, in a triple room with adults
- Teenagers between 8 and 18 years old: 5% discount off adult price
- Seniors (65+ years old): 5% discount off adult price
- Third person in triple room: 5%
- Discounts cannot be combined.
Cancellation & Refund Policy:
10% paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable. The other 90% is fully refundable if cancelled in no less than 3 weeks (e.g., if you paid 100% upfront right away). There are no refunds for cancellations made in less than 3 weeks to go before the trip.