Northern Spain - End Madrid, Classic Group, 2021

Tour Type: Regional Journey
Brochure Type: 2021-2022 Europe & Beyond

Discover the scenic delights and delicious cuisine of this forgotten part of Spain. Compare Oviedo's ancient churches and resting relics of St. James with Barcelona's captivating Sagrada Familia.

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Tour Operator
Insight Vacations
Offer
Offer valid through 3/31/2021
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1MadridWelcome to Madrid: On arrival at Madrid airport, your airport transfer leaves for your hotel at 09:00, 11:30, 13:30 or 16:00. Relax and settle in before meeting your Travel Director at 17:30. Your Welcome Dinner is at a local restaurant and provides the opportunity to mingle with your fellow guests over a pleasant evening of good food and wine. (Dinner with Wine)
Barcelo Torre de Madrid/Melia Serrano Madrid.
Day 2MadridMadrid of the Bourbons: Enjoy sightseeing with your Local Expert as they take you along the main historical areas in the capital of Spain, known as Madrid of the Bourbons. Your drive continues through the Old Quarter, discovering the origins of the city.A highlight of your escorted journey will be to visit the Prado Museum. Discover countless works by Velazquez, Goya, Titian, Rubens and others as you are guided by a local art historian. The afternoon is free for you to relax at a cafe or shop in the boutiques. (Breakfast)
Barcelo Torre de Madrid/Melia Serrano Madrid.
Day 3SantiagoThrough the Guadarrama Mountains to Santiago: Journey through the Guadarrama Mountains to the infinite horizons of Old Castile and pass the impressive Castillo de la Mota. Some of Spain's most fashionable white wines are produced in Rueda. This morning we have the opportunity to learn how they are made and sample the delights of the Verdejo grape. Continue past historic Tordesillas, and on to Santiago de Compostela. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
NH Collection Santiago de Compostela.
Day 4SantiagoSaintly Santiago de Compostela: Explore Santiago de Compostela with Insight Choice. Choose between joining a city tour with a Local Expert and visit the cathedral, festooned with architectural frills or alternatively, embark on a scenic walk on part of the Way of St James, through parks and gardens.Relax during your free time, or explore the narrow streets and old squares of this city. (Breakfast)
NH Collection Santiago de Compostela.
Day 5OVIEDOAlong the Costa Verde to Oviedo: Pass through the ancient forests of Galicia and cross to the Green Coast of Asturias - one of Spain's most beautiful, named after the colour of the sea and the pine and eucalyptus trees that line the shore. Meet a true local, Flor, who will invite you to join her for lunch. Hear about daily life as you enjoy a delicious meal, typical of the region, that Flor has freshly prepared from locally sourced ingredients, accompanied by delicious local cider. Your route reveals glorious coastal vistas before turning inland to travel through old villages and deep valleys en route to Oviedo. Continue on to Oviedo where a Local Expert will show you the 9th century churches built when the city was the capital of Christian Spain. Visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour in the stately square of Plaza Alfonso II. Admire the incredible altarpiece, one of the finest in Europe. (Breakfast / Lunch with Wine)
Barcelo Oviedo Cervantes.
Day 6SantanderPicturesque Santillana del Mar and on to Santander: See the unique Roman bridge in Cangas de Onis as you head into the foothills of the Picos de Europa, a national park encompassing spectacular mountain and gorge scenery. Visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga, a shrine to Pelayo, who achieved the first Christian victory over the Moors in 722. Enjoy views of the Costa de Cantabria while travelling to Santillana del Mar, arguably the most beautiful village in Spain. Stroll through the rustic cobblestone streets, admiring stone houses decorated with carved, heraldic symbols and reach the delightful church square. Continue on to the sophisticated beach resort of Santander where you have free time in the evening to enjoy this luxurious hotel. Why not take the time to explore the hotel terrace with stunning views of the bay below or relax with one of the many therapy treatments offered at the hotels spa? (Breakfast)
Eurostars Hotel Real, Santander.
Day 7San SebastianBilbao, Costa Vasca and San Sebastian: In nearby Bilbao, admire the striking modern architecture of the Guggenheim Museum, one of the world's most spectacular buildings. Enjoy the views as you are driven along part of the Costa Vasca, dotted with small coastal fishing villages and pause in the seaside city of Getaria to see 'El Raton', the mouse shaped rock. Continue to San Sebastian and admire its beauty, as you walk with your Local Expert through the Old Quarter to see the Plaza de la Constitucion. Atop Monte Igueldo there are breathtaking views of the town and La Concha Bay. (Breakfast)
Barcelo Costa Vasca, San Sebastian.
Day 8San SebastianSan Sebastian, Pearl of the Cantabrian Coast: Enjoy a day at leisure to stroll along San Sebastian's boardwalk and with the city harbour filled with fishing boats and pleasure crafts, you can enjoy a number of sporting activities on its large sandy beach. Perhaps you'll want to explore the nearby French villages of Saint-Jean-de-Luz, also known as Little Paris and Biarritz? Maybe stroll the promenade of the famous La Concha bay or enjoy the boutiques of the Old Town? (Breakfast)
Barcelo Costa Vasca, San Sebastian.
Day 9BarcelonaPamplona and on to Barcelona: Journey to the famed town of Pamplona, known for its Running of the Bulls festival. With time free for you to explore, perhaps take a stroll to the famous Estafeta Street or visit Cafe Iruna, immortalised by Ernest Hemingway in the 'The Sun Also Rises.' Your travels continue to Barcelona, the vibrant capital of Catalonia, a land that retains its own distinctive language, culture and traditions. (Breakfast)
Kimpton Vividora Hotel, Barcelona.
Day 10BarcelonaBarcelona, the City of Gaudi: Wake up ready to embrace the city's artistic heritage. Join a Local Expert in the heart of the Barri Gotic, the Gothic Quarter, and walk through the Roman Gate to see its narrow lanes and old squares. You are driven along the Passeig de Gracia, adorned with elegant wrought-iron street lamps and the most flamboyant Modernist buildings. Continue through the Eixample district to behold Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Familia. As you venture inside, look above to see its giant, tree-like pillars and spectacular vaulting. Admire the wonderful rainbow of the incredible stained-glass windows. With the afternoon at leisure, you are free to relax or continue your exploration on your own. In the evening, join your Travel Director and newfound friends at a local restaurant. Raise your glass and toast your travels during your delightful Celebration Dinner. (Breakfast / Dinner with Wine)
Kimpton Vividora Hotel, Barcelona.
Day 11MadridDepart Madrid: After breakfast depart for Madrid. A stop is made at Madrid airport in the early evening, followed by the Madrid trip hotel. (Breakfast)
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Notes: (05 Aug, 19 Aug, 23 Dec and 27 Dec) Solo Traveller Savings: There is a 50% reduction to the Single Supplement on these departures, subject to availability. (27 Dec and 27 Dec) These departures will stay at an alternative hotel of similar standard in Barcelona. (12 Aug and 26 Aug) These departures will stay at an alternative hotel of similar standard in Madrid.(27 Dec) This departure will stay at an alternative hotel of similar standard in Santander.(27 Dec) This departure will stay at an alternative hotel of similar standard in Santiago de Compostela.

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  • Northern Spain - End Madrid, Classic Group, 2021

    Tour Type: Regional JourneyBrochure Type: 2021-2022 Europe & BeyondDiscover the scenic delights and delicious cuisine of this forgotten part of Spain. Compare Oviedo's ancient churches and resting relics of St.

 
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