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GUARANTEED DEPARTURES ON SELECTED SUNDAYS.

Detailed Itinerary

Arrival at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Accommodation at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the beauties of the city with a guided city tour. Barrio de la Morería, the Hapsburgs District, 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. The contemporary Madrid with areas such as Gran Vía, Castellana, the district of Salamanca, as well as commercial and financial areas of Modern Madrid, and the Santiago Bernabéu Football Stadium. Afternoon at leisure to continue exploring the wonders that the city has to offer. Join your fellow travelers for an authentic Welcome Tapas Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at the hotel. (BD)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards Burgos. Free time to visit the 13th century gothic Cathedral, the third largest in Spain after Seville and Toledo. We will continue to Haro, in the heart of La Rioja, one of the most famous Spanish wine regions. Among the vineyards, we will visit a traditional and family run wine cellar. Take a taste of the world famous Rioja Reds. Depart to Bilbao. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a Bilbao city tour and discover its most recent developments. Time at leisure for you to explore the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order for you to admire this modern architectural building. Continue to San Sebastian in the afternoon, one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the marvelous views of the city. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Back in Bilbao, enjoy dinner at local restaurant to taste the famous typical “pintxos”, Basque name for tapas. Accommodation at the hotel. (BD)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast at hotel. Bound for Asturias, famous Green Spain, we will proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Time at leisure. Depart to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Santillana del Mar, one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Architecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre Romanic Asturian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic Asturian architecture. Join your fellow travelers to dine at a traditional cider house. Accommodation at the hotel. (BD)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Bound for Galician lands. On the way to Lugo, take a short stop at Mondoñedo. Time at leisure to visit the 13th century Cathedral and try the delicious “Mondoñedo cake”. Continue to Lugo. Time at leisure to explore the Roman remains that still retains like its walls, declared World Heritage. We finally approach Santiago de Compostela´s holly land, declared World Heritage, as it is the most important center of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain as the end of the Camino de Santiago. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Join a Santiago city tour where you will see the main square called Obradoiro and the Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart towards one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Continue to the Ria de Arosa, where will do a cruise, with tasting of the typical wines and mussels. Bound the Portuguese border to reach Porto. Located along the Douro River estuary in northern Portugal, Porto is one of the oldest European towns, and proclaimed a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel. Take a guided sightseeing tour of Porto. Admire the Cathedral, Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Afterwards, enjoy a Douro River Cruise and discover famous Port Wine Cellars with a wine tasting experience included. Rest of day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart back to the Spanish border to arrive into Salamanca. Shortstop and free time in Ciudad Rodrigo, surrounded by medieval walls and dominated by the Alcazar. Continue to Salamanca, University City and World Heritage Site of great architectural and artistic wealth. Farewell dinner and accommodation at the hotel. (BD)

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel. Bound for Spanish Capital, Madrid, we visit one more historical breathtaking destinations, Avila. Thousands of years contemplate this Middle Age walled old town. Enjoy some time at leisure before reaching our final destinations. Accommodation at the hotel. (B)

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport. (B) END OF OUR SERVICE.

Inclusions

Guided city tour with local guides in Madrid, Bilbao, Santiago (Cathedral ticket included) & Porto (including Douro River Cruise and Port wine tasting) / Welcome dinner in Madrid / Wine tasting in La Rioja / Pintxos Dinner in Bilbao / Dinner and cider tasting in traditional cider house in Oviedo / Mussels and wine tasting in a Rias Baixas cruise / Farewell dinner in Salamanca / English speaking Tour Director throughout the journey / Transportation in luxury coach /  Daily breakfast / Travel insurance.

Exclusions

International Airfare
Visas
Meals other than those specified in the itinerary
Beverage during meals.
Personal expenses.
Any expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
Tipping.

Notes

Hotels Used

Madrid: Riu Plaza España or similar

Bilbao: Barceló Nervión, Occidental Bilbao or similar

Santander: Santemar or similar

Oviedo: AC Oviedo Forum, Exe Oviedo or similar

Santiago de Compostela: Eurostars Hotel, Exe Peregrino or similar

Porto: Vila Galé Porto, BessaHotel Boavista or similar

Salamanca: Catalonia Plaza Mayor or similar

(*)  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.

Optional excursions are available on request.

GUARANTEED DEPARTURES ON SELECTED SUNDAYS

This tour will operate with Maximum 24 Pax.

Program Touring / Guide

Escorted Experience

Trip Highlights

Madrid-Bilbao-Santander-Oviedo-Camino de Santiago-Porto-Salamanca-Madrid

Fixed-Departure
02 Jun, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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09 Jun, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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16 Jun, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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23 Jun, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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30 Jun, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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14 Jul, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,937 P P twin share
AUD 7,721 P P single
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28 Jul, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,937 P P twin share
AUD 7,721 P P single
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11 Aug, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,937 P P twin share
AUD 7,721 P P single
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25 Aug, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,937 P P twin share
AUD 7,721 P P single
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01 Sep, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,577 P P twin share
AUD 7,351 P P single
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08 Sep, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,577 P P twin share
AUD 7,351 P P single
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15 Sep, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,577 P P twin share
AUD 7,351 P P single
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22 Sep, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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29 Sep, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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06 Oct, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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13 Oct, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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20 Oct, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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27 Oct, 2024

4 Star
AUD 5,396 P P twin share
AUD 7,171 P P single
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