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8 Day Northern Spain Tour from Madrid

Tour Code: 500-3660
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Madrid, Spain
8 Days 7 Nights

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Highlights: Explore Northern Spain with its regions of Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia.

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 8:00am Calle Ferraz 3 - Madrid
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    Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
    Single Double(/person) Third Person Infant
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    $1180.91 $897.93 $853.31 $673.72 Free
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    Day 1

    Madrid - Zaragoza - San Sebastian (575 km)

    Guests will be picked up at the bus terminal in Madrid at 8:00am. We will then drive to Zaragoza, stopping there briefly. After this, we will continue to Basque Country until we reach San Sebastian, where we will stay the night.

    More» Zaragoza is the capital city of the Zaragoza province and of the autonomous community of Aragon, Spain. The city is famous for its folklore, local gastronomy, and landmarks such as the Basílica del Pilar, La Seo Cathedral and the Aljafería Palace. «Less

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      More» This massive basilica in Zaragoza is, accroding to legend, the first church dedicated to the Virgin Mary, with the original chapel said to be built in 44 BCE. It has been rebuilt numerous times and is now baroque in style. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Silken Amara Plaza or similar 4 stars hotel
    Day 2

    San Sebastian - Bilbao - Santander - Santillana - Torrelavega (1118 km)

    After breakfast, we will continue our journey towards Bilbao, where we will have a brief panoramic tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum, before we continue to Santander, where we can spend some free time. In the afternoon, we will head to Santillana del Mar, considered one of the most beautiful and well-preserved villages in Spain, stopping briefly before continuing to Torrelavega for the night.

    More» Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. Bilbao is located on the Basque threshold, the range between the larger Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees. «Less

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      More» Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum is regarded as a modern architectural marvel, with its exterior decorated live rolling silver waves. It houses some of the best pieces of modern and contemporary art by greats like Pablo Picasso. «Less
      Opening Hours: Tue - Sun 10:00am - 8:00pm

    More» Santander is the capital of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria situated on the north coast of Spain. Santander is housing the headquarters of and is the location of founding of the namesake multinational bank Banco Santander. «Less

    More» Santillana del Mar is a historic town situated in Cantabria, Spain. Its many historic buildings attract thousands of holidaymakers every year. The name actually derives from Santa Juliana (or Santa Illana) whose remains are kept in the Colegiata, a Romanesque church and former Benedictine monastery. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Torresport Spa or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 3

    Torrelavaga - Covadonga - Oviedo (1040 km)

    In the morning, we will enjoy breakfast before departing Torrelavega, driving through the gorgeous Picos de Europa National Park. When we arrive in Covadonga, we will have free time to explore the Santa Cueva de Covadonga, before we continue on our journey to Oviedo, where we will spend the night.

    More» The Picos de Europa are a modestly sized but visually thrilling mountain range running through the Cantabria and Asturias regions of Northern Spain. They contain the peak, Naranjo de Bulnes, the most recognizable peak in this range. «Less

    More» Covadonga is a village and one of 11 parishes in Cangas de Onís, a municipality within the province and autonomous community of Asturias, in northwestern Spain. It is situated in the Picos de Europa mountains. «Less

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      More» This cave and shrine, nestled between the Picos de Europa mountain range in Northern Spain, is a Catholic holy site and sanctuary dedicated to the Virgin Mary. A beautiful waterfall flows out of the cliff directly under the shrine. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Gran Hotel Regente or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 4

    Oviedo - Gijon - Lugo (244 km)

    Today, we will journey to Gijon, the largest city in the Asturias province, where we will take a short panoramic tour. Then we will depart for Lugo, passing through Luarca and Ribadeo along the northern Spanish coast on our way.

    More» Gijon is the largest city and municipality in the autonomous community of Asturias in Spain. Early medieval texts mention it as "Gigia". It is located on the Bay of Biscay. Gijon is divided in six districts: Centre, East, South, West, El Llano and Rural. «Less

    Deluxe Hotel: Gran Hotel Lugo or similar 4 stars hotel
    Day 5

    Lugo - La Coruna (97 km)

    After breakfast, we will journey to La Coruna, taking a brief tour of the city. Later in the afternoon, we may take an optional excursion to see the typical villages of this region, like Pontedeume and Betanzos.

    More» La Coruna is a city and municipality of Galicia, Spain. It is the second-largest city in the autonomous community and seventeenth overall in the country. La Coruna is located on a peninsula. «Less

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      More» Betanzos is a small Spanish town outside the city of La Coruna. It still features many of its medieval buildings, like churches and palaces. There are two large festivals held here each year in August. «Less
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      More» Pontedeume is a small coastal fishing town in the area of the city of A Coruna on the northwestern tip of Spain. For the past 40 years or so, the town has developed into a ocean-side resort community. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Tryp Coruna or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 6

    La Coruna - Santiago La Compostela (69 km)

    In the morning, we will depart La Coruna for Santiago de Compostela, an important pilgrimage center, where we will see the magnificent Plaza de Obradoiro and the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. The afternoon will be free to spend at our own leisure.

    More» Santiago de Compostela has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great, now the city's cathedral, as destination of the Way of St. James, a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th century. «Less

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      More» This open, public square in Santiago de Compostela is a great spot to stop for a rest or merely people watch. Once there, your eyes willbe drawn to the exquisite cathedral. «Less
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      More» This grand cathedral northwestern Spain is supposedly the burial site of the apostle St. James, built in the Romanesque style of architecture. The exterior is covered with intricate designs of apostles and Biblical scenes. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Gran Hotel Santiago or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 7

    Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - Vigo (94 km)

    In the morning, we will enjoy breakfast before traveling through the beautiful landscapes of the region of Rias Baixas. We may take an optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valenca do Minho. Afterward, we will continue to Vigo, where we will spend the night.

    More» Vigo is a city and municipality situated in north-west Spain, in the province of Pontevedra, in the Spanish autonomous community of Galicia, and on the eponymous ria, or bay, on the Atlantic Ocean. «Less

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      More» Santa Tecla is an archeological site near in northwestern Spain, near the border with Portugal, once the home of a tribe of Iberian Celts. «Less
    Deluxe Hotel: Hesperia Vigo or similar 4 stars hotel
    Breakfast: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 8

    Vigo - Salamanca - Madrid (639 km)

    After our hearty breakfast, we will depart for Salamanca, making a short stop here to see the famous Plaza Mayor, before we continue to Madrid. Guests will be dropped off, ending this tour. Please see "Departure and Return" for more detailed information regarding pickup and drop-off times and locations.

    More» Salamanca is a major city in Spain that mixes antiquated, medieval architecture with the atmosphere of a college town, with the University of Salamanca leading the way in the teaching of the Spanish language. «Less

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      More» Most Spanish cities have a Plaza Mayor, but few are comparable to that of Salamanca. Surrounded by baroque buildings, the centerpiece of this public square is the city hall, with arms of restaurants, cafes, and other shops lining the side. «Less
    Breakfast: Included
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    • Departure & Return

    Location Address Map Departure
    Madrid, MD Calle Ferraz 3, Madrid, MD 28008 (Madrid) map link 8:00am
    • Return Time: Late afternoon/evening - so please book one night hotel after the tour, because the chance of getting a flight on the last day is very low.
    • Price Includes

    • 7 nights hotel accommodation
    • Comfortable, modern bus with air conditioning
    • Guide always with a group in a bus
    • Local, professional guides for tours in different places
    • Travel insurance
    • Porter service (1 suitcase per person
    • Gratuities
    • Full support
    • Price Excludes

    • Airfares
    • Optional tours
    • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, wines, water, beverages, food other than the table d'hote menu, passport and visa fees, insurance, airport taxes and fees, and foreign port taxes, unless otherwise specified
    • Gratuities to guides, driver, and tour manager.
    • Additional Note

    • Language: all the tour guides are bilingual, English and Spanish. If it happens that there are only English speaking clients on the tour, the tour will only run in English.
    • Policies


    • All purchases are subject to re-confirmation within 2-3 business days after booking. Please do not book the airline tickets until you received the confirmation.


    • Complete operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your e-ticket. You must print and bring e-ticket(s) on your trip, as they serve as proof of purchase.

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    • PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: The purchase of any travel services represents your acceptance Terms & Conditions set out herein. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand these Terms & Conditions prior to booking.
    • Tour Accommodations: The Tour Operator reserves the right, if necessary, to substitute other similar hotels for hotels listed. Such substitutions may be made at any time and without prior notice. The Tour Operator cannot be held responsible for hotel over-bookings; should such occur, the Tour Operator will undertake to find similar accommodations in the same area.
    • Passport and visas: A valid passport is required for United States citizens. Citizens of other countries require a valid passport and may require additional documents. Such persons should contact consulates of countries to be visited and obtain proper documents before departure. The possession of required and valid passport and visas is the sole responsibility of the traveler. The Tour Operator assumes no liability for lack of proper documents.
    • Cancellation: Once a partial or full payment has been made, cancellations will only be accepted in writing. Cancellation terms will be applied based on the date that the written cancellation is received and based on the following dates prior to departure.
      • Cancellations received more than 14 days prior to departure - 10% of total purchase amount.
      • Cancellations received within 14 days - No refund.
      • No refund will be made for abandonment of services. No refunds will be made for transfers, city tours or any other services (including meals, accommodations or transportation) voluntarily not taken.
      • There is 6% handling fee add-on to the above penalties.
    • Responsibility: The Tour Operator holds itself free of any responsibility for any cause, in all matters connected with hotels, accommodations, sightseeing tours and transportation, whether by air, rail, bus, motorcar, boat or any other means. The Tour Operator and/or its agents will not be responsible for the loss or damage of any of the traveler's belongings. The Tour Operator reserves the right to accept or retain any person as a member of a tour at any time. Baggage and personal effects are at the owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
    • Limitations of Liability: The Tour Operator and its agents act only as agents for the traveler's hotels, restaurants, sightseeing and transportation (such as railroad, aircraft, boat, motor coach, automobile, or any conveyance). The Tour Operator and its agents shall not be responsible or liable for any injury, loss or damage, delay or inconvenience arising out of or in connection with any defect in any vehicle or any act, omission, neglect, accident, error or default of any company or person engaged in providing such hotel, restaurant, sightseeing, transportation or other services of the tour. The Tour Operator and its agents shall not be responsible or liable for alterations of the tour itinerary or arrangement, if such alterations become advisable or necessary for the comfort or well being of any passenger, or for any reason whatsoever. The right is reserved to withdraw any or all tours or portions thereof. The sole and exclusive responsibility and liability of the airline shall be in accordance with and as limited by the contract of carriage in the passenger's ticket, the applicable tariffs, and provisions of the Warsaw Convention, if applicable.
    • Prices may vary and are subject to availability by season, weekend, and/or holiday.
    • While we will make every effort to maintain a regular operation, we reserve the right to cancel a scheduled trip and issue a full refund to affected customers under special circumstances.
    • We reserve the right to modify the tour arrangements for smooth operation of the tour.

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