English only and small group tour – max. 25 participants
14 days/13 nights, start and finish in Madrid
Madrid-Cordoba-Seville-Granada-Valencia-Barcelona-Zaragoza-San Sebastian-Bilbao-Santander-Santillana-Covadonga-Oviedo-Gijon-Lugo-La Coruna-Santiago de Compostela-Rias Bajas-Vigo-Salamanca
2019 regular bilingual departures Mon: Apr 1 – Oct 28
4* hotels from: $2619 pp twin share (s/supp $834)
Supplements: $145 pp Sep-Oct. €153 Easter & April Fair
2019 exclusive English only departures: 17 June, 16 Sep, 14 Oct
4* hotels from: $3551 pp twin share (s/sup $908)
Supplements: $138 pp Sep-Oct
Day 1 (Mon): Madrid-Cordoba-Seville
Own arrangements to coach terminal ready to depart at 08.00. through La Mancha to Cordoba. Sightseeing tour, visiting its famous Mosque/Cathedral and Jewish Quarter. After the visit, continue to Seville for dinner and overnight.
Optional tour to attend a flamenco show.
Day 2 (Tues): Seville
Morning city tour visiting the Barrio de Santa Cruz with its narrow streets, the Park of Maria Luisa and Plaza de Espana, with a panoramic sightseeing of the city. Optional Artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace. The afternoon is at leisure to continue discovering the city.
Day 3 (Wed): Seville-Granada
Today, depart to Granada to do a sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari Palaces and the Generalife. Optional visit to the caves of Sacromonte and attend a typical show of gipsy flamenco. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
Day 4 (Thurs): Granada-Valencia
Departure via Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras towards the Mediterranean coast and arrival to Valencia.
Day 5 (Fri): Valencia-Barcelona
This morning is at leisure before departing to Barcelona at mid morning.
Day 6 (Sat): Barcelona
This morning visit the Park of Montjuic, monument to Columbus and the old Gothic Quarter. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure to do more sightseeing. Optional night tour through the wide avenues and lighted buildings and fountains.
Day 7 (Sun): Barcelona-Zaragoza-San Sebastian
Departure to Zaragoza with a short stop before continuing to San Sebastian.
Day 8 (Mon): San Sebastian-Bilbao-Santillana-Santander
Departure to Bilbao with a short panoramic tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continue to Santillana del Mar, city considered as a National Monument where you will have a short stop before continuing to Santander for dinner and overnight.
Day 9 (Tues): Santander-Covadonga-Oviedo
Today, we will drive through Pico de Europa Mountains and see splendid landscapes. Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit the Shrine and continue to Oviedo for dinner and overnight.
Day 10 (Wed): Oviedo-Gijon-Lugo
Departure to Gijon the second capital of the region of Asturias. Short panoramic tour and continue through the areas of Luarca, Ribadea and Lugo in the region of Galicia. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
Day 11 (Thurs): Lugo-La Coruna
Today, head towards La Coruna for a short panoramic tour. In the afternoon, optional excursion to the Riad Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
Day 12 (Fri): La Coruna-Santiago de Compostela
Departure to Santiago de Compostela to enjoy city tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedra. The afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy dinner in the evening.
Day 13 (Sat): Santiago-Rias Bajas-Vigo
Departure for the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: La Toja Island, ria de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valenca do Mino across the Portuguese border. Continue to Vigo for dinner and overnight.
Day 14 (Sun): Vigo-Madrid
We will begin our journey through the Galician Mountains to return to Madrid crossing the Castilian region. Your tour comes to an end upon arrival in Madrid.
Inclusions: Twin share in 4* accommodation, breakfast daily, eight dinners, deluxe coach, English speaking tour escort, local tour guides, small group tour min. 10 pax & max. 25 pax, entries to monuments visited on tour and porterage of one baggage per person.
Hotels: 4* Sevilla-Hesperia Sevilla, Granada-Melia Granada, Valencia-Rey Don Jaime, Barcelona-Catalonia Atenas, San Sebastian- Silken Amara Plaza, Santander-Santemar, Oviedo-Exe Oviedo, Lugo-Gran Hotel Lugo, La Coruna-Tryp Coruna, Santiago-Hesperia Peregrino, Vigo-Ciudad de Vigo (or similar).