8 DAY NORTHERN SPAIN & GALICIA & NORTHERN PORTUGAL TOUR from MADRID - 8 days / 7 nights (CRB8X)

**NEW 2019 ITINERARY**

8 DAY NORTHERN SPAIN, GALICIA, NORTHERN PORTUGAL TOUR from MADRID (CRB8X)

DEPARTS MADRID / WEDNESDAYS: 17 April 2019 - 25 March 2020

Join this tour in either Madrid or San Sebastian. Finish this tour in Madrid.
Visits: San Sebastian, Bilbao, Castro Urdiales, Santander, Santillina, Covadonga, Oviedo, Lugo, A Coruna, Santiago de Compostela, Rias Bajas, La Toja, Vigo, Viana do Castelo, Braga, Salamanca

2019-2020 Itinerary:
Day 1 (Wednesday)               MADRID / ZARAGOZA / SAN SEBASTIAN
Depart from the Julia Travel bus terminal (Plaza de Oriente) at 8.30am to Zaragoza. Take a short stop before continuing to one of Spain’s most elegant and fashionable cities, San Sebastian. Take a panoramic city tour of this bourgeois style city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent Conchas beach. Accommodation.
 
Day 2 (Thursday)                   SAN SEBASTIAN / BILBAO /CASTRO URDIALES / SANTANDER
This morning after breakfast depart San Sebastian and approach Mount Igueldo, with its unforgettable views of the city and then continue to Bilbao. Take a panoramic drive around the city and enjoy free time on the esplanade with the Guggenheim Museum, admire the modern architecture of this famous building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Continuing to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.
 
Day 3 (Friday)                       SANTANDER / SANTILLANA / COVADONGA / OVIEDO
After breakfast depart for Santillana, one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain, with its architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juiliana. Continue to Covadonga for free time to visit the Sanctuary and the Grotto with the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon depart to Oviedo with time to explore the many pedestrian streets and World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of gothic Asturian architecture on your own. Accommodation.
 
Day 4 (Saturday)                    OVIEDO / LUGO / LA CORUÑA
Following breakfast depart for the region of Galicia; arrive in Lugo, which holds one of the most impressive roman ramparts with a permitter of 2266 metres in circumference and has been declared a World Heritage site. Next continue to La Coruna for a panoramic tour followed by free time to perhaps visit the 100m Roman lighthouse (Tower of Hercules) and its modern interactive museum. Afternoon Optional Excursion: To the Rias Atlas through typical villages such as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Accommodation.
 
Day 5 (Sunday)                      LA CORUÑA / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
After breakfast depart for Santiago de Compostela, declared a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take a city tour of this legendary pilgrimage town including the Cathedral and Obradoiro Square. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.
 
Day 6 (Monday)                     SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / RIAS BAJAS / LA TOJA / VIGO
Breakfast then depart towards one of the most picturesque areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas. Driving through this magnificent landscape arrive to la Toja Island, universally known for its spa. Free time. Continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra, arrive in Vigo, situated in the middle of the Rias Baixas. Accommodation.
 
Day 7 (Tuesday)                    VIGO / VIANA DO CASTELO / BRAGA
After breakfast this morning cross the Portuguese border to Viana do Castelo, this city is located between the mouth of the river Minho and Porto. Free time. Continue to Braga known as the city of the archbishops. Accommodation.
 
Day 8 (Wednesday)               BRAGA / SALAMANCA / MADRID
Today, after breakfast depart for the Spanish border and Salamanca. Short stop and free time in the University City, declared a World Heritage site of great architectural wealth.Continue to Madrid. END OF TOUR.
2019 Departure Dates
Wednesdays
2020 Departure Dates
Wednesdays
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
April: 24
May: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
June: 5, 12, 19, 26
November: 20
January: 22
February: 19
March: 11, 25
AU$1525 AU$2075
April: 17
July: 10, 24
August: 7, 21
  AU$1675 AU$2225
September: 4, 11, 18, 25
October: 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
  AU$1610 AU$2160
  • (B/L/D) = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Seasonal supplements may apply
COACH TOUR INCLUSIONS 
  • Transportation in air conditioned vehicle
  • First Class (4*) Tour Hotels used (or similar): San Sebastian – Palacio de Aiete; Santander – Santemar; Oviedo – Ayre Hotel Ramiro I/Oca Santo Domingo Plaza; La Coruna – Tryp Coruna; Santiago – Tryp Santiago; Vigo – Tryp Los Galeones; Braga – Melia Braga
  • Daily breakfast
  • Guided visits/Panoramic Tours in San Sebastian, Bilbao, La Coruna, Santiago de Compostela
  • Monument entry fees

Regular departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.

Tour departs from the Julia Travel bus terminal (Plaza de Oriente, Madrid).

Additional Information: Passport details are required in advance; Tourist city taxes (in applicable cities) are to be paid locally.

Generally, coach tours in Spain, Portugal & Morocco use local guides in cities and destinations visited. Tours are also normally accompanied by a multilingual tour escort unless they are specifically listed as only ‘English Speaking’. Your tour may comprise a combination of tours and other participants in your tour may be going to or leaving for other destinations. Your tour escort may also change during the course of your program. Your fellow travellers could be from all over the world, speaking various languages. Tour information and descriptions will be given in English, and possibly Spanish and other language(s) depending on those spoken by tour participants. Your fellow tour participants may be staying at multiple hotels in each city.
Regular departure coach tour by air-conditioned vehicle with multilingual escort/guides.
Tour is guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 passengers.
Excludes locally payable Tourist City Taxes
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