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NORTHERN SPAIN SMALL GROUP TOUR

We are excited to introduce a wonderful journey to discover the best of Northern Spain travelling from Santiago de Compostela to the intriguing city of San Sebastian. From soulful flamenco and daring architectures, to delicious food and avant-garde cities, Spain could be Europe’s most exotic country. Wherever you venture you’ll discover a beguiling land with a mix of stirring and often curious traditions, live-for-the-moment hedonism and a willingness to embrace the future with a relentlessly adventurous spirit. From Gaudi and El Greco to tapas and flamenco, this tour captures the energetic diversity of Spain.

Travel to Spain with its idyllic climate, dramatic vistas, rolling hills and mountains, lively markets, hearty cuisine, glorious art and architecture that embodies all things Spanish. From the warm hospitality of its people to the gorgeous beaches and balmy waters of the Andalucia to the medieval art cities. Northern Spain is a country of rugged landscapes, sophisticated cities, rural backwaters and sharply contrasting traditions. An extravagant scenic beauty, a multicultural crossroads with a rich history, an exuberant and richly layered culture and a traditions of food and wine that is celebrated the world over..all converge here in sunny and colorful Spain

This is a land of surprises and we are excited to discover together the soul of Northern Spain!

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NORTHERN SPAIN SMALL GROUP TOUR HIGHLIGHTS & INCLUSIONS: 10 DAYS/9 NIGHTS
  • Guided tour of
  • City tour with local guides in
  • Included entrances to Northern Spanish sites as per itinerary
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned luxury Mercedes minivan
  • Included hotel city tax
  • No hidden extras
  • Our included regional meals: All breakfasts, (main meals include regional wine, mineral water, local coffee/ tea only)
  • Arrival/Departure: The tour does not include transfer from Santiago de Compostela airport to your hotel, airfare, or any other personal travel expenses.We suggest arriving a day or two before your tour begins to allow ample time to get over jet lag and be well-rested for the first few days of your tour
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View Here) and FAQ ( View Here)
  • Trip Interruption & Cancellation insurance is not included. We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health insurance is strongly recommended
OUR ACCOMMODATIONS
  • SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA,”or similar (2 nights)
  • OVIEDO,”or similar (2 nights)
  • BILBAO,”or similar (2 nights)
  • SAN SEBASTIAN,”or similar (3 nights)
DAY-BY-DAY ITINERARY

 

THE SPLENDORS OF NORTHERN SPAIN TRAVEL ITINERARY

SMALL GROUP TOUR AVAILABLE FROM SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA TO SAN SEBASTIAN

DAY 1: WELCOME TO THE GALICIA REGION

Welcome to the Galicia region!! Arrive at Santiago de Compostela International Airport and travel to the city center for two nights stay in a central boutique hotel “EL PARADOR DE SANTIAGO” or similar, which enjoys an excellent location close to the city’s architecturally treasures. At 6.30 pm enjoy a welcome drink in a local bar followed by dinner at a popular restaurant offering typical regional cuisine and wine. Overnight in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

DAY 2: SANTIAGO’S HISTORIC HIGHLIGHTS

This morning, we explore the best of the old town of Santiago de Compostela on a guided visit. Best known for the final stop of the famous pilgrimage walk ‘The Camino’, today includes a visit to the Cathedral, the grand heart of Santiago, a mix of the original Romanesque structure and later Gothic and baroque flourishes, the University Fonseca and tomb of St James the Apostle, a magnet for all who come to the cathedra, the tomb was discovered in the year 813 and from that moment, the pilgrimages started. A hearty lunch is included today following an afternoon at leisure to get the best of this fabulous town. Rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight in SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

DAY 3: LOS TEMPLARIOS CASTLE,UNIQUE LEON & CHARMING OVIEDO

Today we transfer between regions, en route we will explore PONFERRADA, a major stop on the French Way Catholic pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela. Los Templarios Castle has a moat and drawbridge and houses the Knights Templars’ Library. El Bierzo Museum traces local history, with exhibits including Palaeolithic and medieval artifacts. The Basilica Nuestra Senora de la Encina is a Renaissance church with a 17th-century bell tower. Continue to the town of LEON for a visit and time on your own. Drive to Oviedo and transfer to your central “HOTEL DE LA RECONQUISTA” or similar. Dinner is included this evening in a local restaurant. Overnight in OVIEDO

DAY 4: WALKING TOUR OF FASCINATING OVIEDO

 

DAY 5: GIJON, SANTANDER, AND BILBAO OR SANTILLANA DEL MARE AND ALTAMIRA CAVE MUSEUM

 

DAY 6: ELEGANT BILBAO WITH ITS MUSEUM

 

DAY 7: LA RIOJA WINE REGION & INTRIGUING PAMPLONA

 

DAY 8: HIGHLIGHTS OF SAN SEBASTIAN

 

DAY 9: FRENCH BASQUE COUNTRYSIDE

 

DAY 10: ADIOS BEAUTIFUL SPAIN

Morning transfers to San Sebastian airport or train station

TOUR PRICING & AVAILABILITY

2024 TOUR PRICE: € 4,500           SINGLE SUPPLEMENT: € 900  Currency Converter   

Prices are per person based on double room occupancy for 10 days/9 nights

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