12D/11N - 2020 North of Spain and Lusitania

    North of Spain and Lusitania

    Barcelona-Zaragoza-San Sebastien-Bilbao-Santander-Santillana-Covadonga-Oviedo-La Coruna-Santiago de Compostella-Rias Bajas-Vigo-Viana do Caselo-Brago-Porto-Coimbra-Fatima-Lisbon-Caceres-Madrid

    12days/11nights, Barcelona/Madrid
    2020 depart  Sun : Mar 29 – Oct 18
    Cost from:  $2090  per person twin share (s/sup $760)
    Supplements may apply during holiday periods

day 01 Barcelona-Zaragoza-San Sebastien (590 kms)
Departure from our bus terminal at 8:00 a.m. to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations.
day 02 San Sebastien-Bilbao-Santander (205 kms)
Today departure to Bilbao, capital of the province of Vizcaya. Short stop to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continuation to Santander.Time at leisure. Dinner and accommodation.
day 03 Santander-Santillana-Covadonga-Oviedo (235 kms)
After breakfast, departure to Santillana del Mar, medieval village considered as a National Monument. Through splendid landscapes we arrive to Covadonga with time at leisure to visit the Shrine and continuation to Oviedo. Dinner
day 04 Oviedo-La Coruna (295 kms)
Departure to region of Galicia. Arrival to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon optional tour to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeum & Betanzos.
day 05 La Coruna-Santiago de Compostela (75 kms)
Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodations.
day 06 Santiago de Comostela-Rias Bajas-Vigo (90 kms)
Breakfast and departure for the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: with a brief stop at La Toja Island. Stop at O Grove to take an optional tour on a catamaran and see an oyster and mussel farms, which includes mussel and Ribeiro wine tasting. Continuation to Vigo. Free time. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla. Dinner and accommodations.
day 07 Vigo-Viana do Castelbraga-Porto 220 kms)
Crossing the Portuguese border we arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time to visit the old town with cobbled streets and emblazoned buildings. We continue to Braga known as the city of the archbishops and the third most populated city in Portugal. Free time. Departure to Porto, considered as World Heritage city.
day 08 Porto
Panoramic tour to admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange building, St. Clara church... we will visit a local wine cellar to enjoy a tasting of the famous “Port wine”.
day 09 Porto-Coimbra (120 kms)
Departure to Coimbra, site of one of the oldest universities in Europe and birthplace of the Fado, the music of Portugal. Time at leisure.
day 10 Coimbra-Fatima-Lisbon (222 kms)
Breakfast. Departure to Fatima, important pilgrimage centre. Free time to visit the Shrine and afterwards continuation to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal located at the mouth of the river Tagus. Accommodation. Optional night tour to attend a show of Fado, typical Portuguese songs and music.
day 11 Lisbon
Breakfast and accommodation. Morning city sight-seeing tour: old Alfama Quarter, Tower of Belem, Monastery of Los Jeronimos, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Optional tour to Sintra, Cascais and Estoril.
day 12 Lisbon-Caceres-Madrid (613 kms)
Breakfast. Departure to the border with Spain and continuation to Caceres. Time at leisure to know its Plaza Mayor and to walk through the old city and its famous medieval quarter, very well preserved and considered as World Heritage place. Lunch at your leisure and after wecontinue to Madrid where your tour will come to an end.
Inclusions: all transportation by air conditioned coach with free WI-FI onboard, sightseeing tour with local guide in
Santiago,Porto & Lisbon, visit to a wine cellar with tasting of Porto wine, multi-lingual tour escort, buffet breakfast daily, 7 dinners, municipal Taxes in Porto and Lisbon.

Hotels: San Sebastian-Silken Amara Plaza, Santander-Santemar, Oviedo- Exe Oviedo Centro, La Coruña-Tryp Coruña Santiago-Gran Hotel Santiago, Vigo-Eurostars Mar de Vigo, Porto-Eurostars Oporto, Coimbra-Tryp Coimbra, Lisbon -Vip Executive Picoas

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