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From Barcelona: 8-Day Northern Spain Tour

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Take an 8-day tour of Spain's beautiful and historic northern region, including stops in Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo and much more. Accommodation and sightseeing tours are included, so come and explore a new part of Spain's amazing culture!
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Duration 8 days
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  • See the vibrant city of Bilbao and see its impressive Guggenheim building
  • Take sightseeing tours of picturesque cities including Santander, Gijón and La Coruña
  • Visit the famous pilgrimage town of Santiago de Compostela, and its impressive cathedral
  • Admire impressive views in Spain's fjord region, Rias Bajas
  • See Salamanca's historic quarters before arriving in Madrid
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Day 1: Barcelona–Zaragoza–San Sebastian (Sunday)

Departing from Barcelona at 08:00, we will head to Zaragoza, where we will take a short stop to briefly explore the city and its history. From there, on to San Sebastián, where we will have dinner and check into our accommodations.

Day 2: San Sebastian–Bilbao–Santillana–Santander (Monday)

After breakfast we will depart for Bilbao. Upon arrival we will have a short panoramic tour including a chance to admire the impressive Guggenheim Museum building.

In the afternoon we will drive to Santillana del Mar, a city considered a national historic site. After a short stop here we will continue to Santander, where will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Colombres–Covadonga–Oviedo (Tuesday)

After breakfast we will depart from Covadonga through the Picos de Europa mountains, featuring splendid landscapes. Upon arrival we will take some free time to visit the city’s shrine before continuing to Oviedo. Here we will have dinner and check into our accommodations.

Day 4: Oviedo–Gijon–Lugo (Wednesday)

Following breakfast we will head to Gijón, the second capital of the region of Asturias. After a short panoramic tour we will explore the towns of Luarca, Ribadeo and Lugo in the Region of Galicia. We will have dinner and spend the night in Lugo.

Day 5: Lugo–La Coruña (Thursday)

After breakfast we depart to La Coruña, where we will take a short panoramic tour followed by an optional excursion to the Rías Altas in the afternoon. The excursion will take us through typical villages including Pontedeume, Betanzos, and several others. Dinner and accommodations are arranged in La Coruña.

Day 6: La Coruña–Santiago de Compostela (Friday)

Today we will leave for Santiago de Compostela after breakfast. Here we will enjoy a city tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, including stops at Plaza del Obradoiro, the famous Cathedral, and many other beloved sites. The afternoon is free for you to explore the city, followed by dinner. We will spend the nights in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 7: Santiago–Rias Bajas-Vigo (Saturday)

After breakfast we will depart for the region of the Spanish Fjords (Rías Bajas) through splendid landscapes, including views of La Toja Island, Ría de Arosa and Pontevedra. Arriving at Vigo, we will have dinner and check into our accommodation.

Day 8. VIGO - MADRID (Sunday)

Breakfast. We will begin our journey through the Ribiera Sacra and the Galician Mountains to return to Madrid crossing the Castilian region. This journey could be operated by train VIGO / MADRID.

  • Transportation by deluxe motor coach
  • Experienced multilingual tour guides
  • Sightseeing tours with expert local guide in Santiago de Compostela
  • Hotels and meals as per itinerary
  • Transportation and porterage of one baggage per person
What’s Not Included
  • Meals and drinks, unless specified
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional activity costs

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Meeting point

Catalonia Atenas hotel, located at Avinguda Meridiana, 151, 08026 Barcelona.

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Children under 4 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied. All of their expenses will be directly paid by their parents.
For triple room rates, please inquire.
For the list of hotel accommodations, please inquire. Hotels are subject to availability and may be substituted with similar accommodations if not available.

Children from 4 to 7 years old, sharing a triple room with 2 adults, 25% discount.
Junior under 18 years old, 5% discount.
Senior over 65 years old, 5% discount.
Discounts are not cumulative