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Northern Spain & Lusitania

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Northern Spain & Lusitania

138,144.00 124,329.60

Duration:
11 NIGHTS/12 DAYS
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Couple,Family,Honeymoon
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Starting From Rs. 1,38,144 PP On Twin sharing

Total: 124329.60

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12DAYS-11NIGHTS

Description:

Departure point: Madrid

Every Sundays from March 29 to Oct 18

 

ITINERARY

Day 1. Madrid – Zaragoza – San Sebastian (575km ~ 357 miles)

Departure from Madrid at 08am towards Zaragoza. Spain’s fifth largest city,  Zaragoza is the capital of the Aragón region. Located south of the Pyrenees, it sits roughly half-way between Barcelona and San Sebastian, and is home to a range of fascinating sights, from Roman ruins to magnificent Islamic architecture and a striking Baroque cathedral. We will stop in the city center so you can have a free time to explore the most notorious sights of Zaragoza: Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar and Puente de Piedra (the Stone Bridge).

  • A striking Baroque Basilica.
  • The Puente de Piedra(the Stone Bridge)

 

After some free time in Zaragoza we’ll continue to San Sebastian. Arrival in the early evening, dinner and accommodation.

 

Day 2. San Sebastian – Bilbao – Santander (205km ~ 127 miles)

Breakfast, then transfer to Bilbao. This city is particularly well known for its avant-garde contemporary designs and fascinating architecture, especially as it is home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where we will make a stop to walk around and make pictures of this gorgeous and wicked structure.

 

Later we’ll move further to the west, along the Atlantic coast, to Santander. Santander is the capital of Spain’s region of Cantabria and offers a whole host of attractions for visitors, from history museums to art centers and beaches. You can spend your time shopping in the Mercado de la Esperanza, visiting the Palacio de la Magdalena or browsing the works in the new Centro Botín.

 

Arrival, dinner and night in Santander.

 

Day 3. Santander – Santillana del Mar – Covadonga – Oviedo (320km ~ 199 miles)

Breakfast. This day you’ll be travelling throughout one of the most beautiful Spanish National Parks – Picos de Europa, characterized by high massifs, deep ravines, lush mountain meadows and vast glassy lakes. First our stop for today is in Santillana de Mar.

 

After some free time, we’ll continue to Covadonga, – a place, located at the western edge of Picos de Europa, and is visited by thousands of people every year. We’ll stop at Sanctuary of Covadonga (the Holy Cave).

 

Some free time to admire the Holy Cave. Later continuation to Oviedo. Arrival, dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4. Oviedo – La Coruna (295 kms)

Breakfast and departure the very northwest corner of Spain – 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 (it’s also famous for its seafood) and natural sights. Enjoy a panoramic city tour upon arrival and, later – a free time. Sights you’ll see during the city tour, and on same you can take a closer look later.

 

Accommodation, dinner and night in La Coruna.

 

Day 5. La Coruna – Santiago de Compostela (75km ~ 47 miles)

Breakfast in hotel in La Coruna, then transfer to Santiago de Compostela. In Santiago we’ll have a proper city tour including the visit to the Cathedral. City is renowned for its shrine of Saint James the Great and 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’ve taken a step back to the medieval times.

 

Dinner, accommodation and overnight stay in Santiago de Compostela.

 

Day 6. 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. Feel free to wander around a Vigo’s Old Town.

  • Vigo’s old-town is set on a slope that meets the estuary at the old port, with alleys that lead onto handsome arcaded squares like.

 

Dinner and night in Vigo.

 

Day 7. 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 town, located between the mouth of the river Mino and Porto.

  • Viana do Castello – a pictoresque town, who’s architecture includes Baroque, Manueline, Renaissance, and Art Nouveau styles and influences.

 

Free time, later continuation to Braga.

  • This city, immersed in historical and spiritual surroundings and acclaimed as a youthful center.  while a short distance away tourists will enjoy seeing the famous Bom Jesus do Monte(Bom Jesus Sanctuary) and the oldest cathedral in the country. Braga is part of the World Heritage Sites of UNESCO too, and it’s the third largest city in Portugal after Lisbon and Porto.

Free time to explore Braga. Later we’ll departure to Porto. Arrival, accommodation and night in Porto.

 

Day 8. Porto

Breakfast in the hotel, then we’ll head to a proper city tour of Porto.

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.

 

Later we will continue our tour with a visit an antique wine cellar, experience the wine-making process and definitely taste famous local fortified wine – Port, which in many cases get served straight from the barrel.

On the second half of the day fell free to explore the city on tour own.

 

Another night in Porto.

 

Day 9. 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. However, this place is mainly about its University – Coimbra’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 night in Coimbra.

 

Day 10. 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 Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fátima (Santuário de Fátima). A tour and a free time to feel and appreciate this sacred place.

 

Later we will continue to Lisbon. Accommodation, free evening and overnight.

 

Day 11. 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.

  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos
  • Belem Tower.
  • Jeronimos Monastery.
  • Alfama Quarter.

 

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 cafe or bakery shop.

Second night in Lisbon.

 

Day 12. 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 a tour.

 

Inclusions:

  • accommodation in **** hotels
  • 11 breakfasts, 7 dinners
  • modern and air-conditioned bus
  • multi-lingual tour escort
  • sightseeing tours with local guides in Santiago, Porto and Lisbon
  • tickets to Santiago’s Cathedral
  • tickets to SJeronimos Monastery in Lisbon
  • visit to a wine cellar with tasting of Porto wine
  • travel insurance
  • free Wi- Fi on board
  • tips

 

Exclusions:

  • Air Tickets
  • Visa
  • 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.

 

Discounts:

  • 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.

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