Departure point: Madrid
Every Sunday from March 29 to Oct 25
Day 1. Madrid – Zaragoza – San Sebastian (575km ~ 357 miles)
Departure from Madrid at 8am towards Zaragoza. Spain’s fifth largest city – Zaragoza – is the capital of the Aragón region. Located south of the Pyrenees, it sits almost in the middle between Madrid 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).
After some free time in Zaragoza continuation to San Sebastian. Arrival in early evening, dinner and accommodation.
Day 2. San Sebastian – Bilbao – Santander (205km ~ 127 miles)
Breakfast and transfer to Bilbao. The Basque city of Bilbao 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.
- Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museumis the most emblematic building in the city, towering above the river like an undulating titanium ship.
Later we’ll relocate to Santander – the capital of Spain’s region of Cantabria. This city offers a whole host of attractions for visitors, from history museums to art centers and beaches. 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.
Free evening. Dinner and night in Santander.
Day 3. Santander – Santillana – Covadonga – Oviedo (320km ~ 199 miles)
Breakfast. This day you’ll be travelling throughout one of the most beautiful Spanish National Parks – Picos de Europa, which is characterized by high massifs, deep ravines, lush mountain meadows and vast glassy lakes. First our stop for today is in Santillana de Mar.
- This town, that has often been referred to as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of Spain, let alone just Cantabria. Sitting on the coast and surrounded by verdant green mountains, it offers the best of both worlds.
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. Stop at Sanctuary of Covadonga (the Holy Cave).
- Sanctuary of Covadongais located in a mountain grotto and features an image of the Virgin Mary – Virgin of Covadonga.
Another stop and a time to admire the Holy Cave. Later continuation to Oviedo. Arrival, dinner and overnight.
Day 4. Oviedo – La Coruna (347km ~ 216 miles)
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 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 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, which 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 in time. Some highlights of the tour:
- The Cathedral of Santiago de
- Casco Historico
- Dinner and accommodation.
Day 6. Santiago de Compostela – Rias Bajas – Vigo – Porto (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 (Isla de la Toja – a small peninsula in the area). O Grove is a privileged location in the heart of the Galician Rías Baixas, a place that stands out for its history and traditional fishing.
Accommodation and overnight.
Day 7. 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 grey 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. Here are some highlights of the tour:
- Porto’s bustling Ribeiro district
- Porto’s Cathedral
- Palacio da Bolsa is a 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace
- Igreja de Santa Clara
- Dom Luís Bridge
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.
Second night in Porto.
Day 8. Oporto – Salamanca – Madrid (566km ~ 352 miles)
After breakfast you will leave Oporto behind and get back to Spain, making your way to the medieval city of Salamanca.
Located in the north-western part of Spain, Salamanca is a city of exceptional beauty and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. You’ll have a free time to enjoy the beautiful city center of Salamanca on your own.
Afterwards continuation to Madrid. Arrival to the capital, where our tour ends.
- accommodation in hotels
- 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners
- visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of Porto wine
- modern and air-conditioned bus
- multi-lingual tour escort
- sightseeing tours with local guides in Santiago and Porto
- tickets to Santiago’s Cathedral
- 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.