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5-Days in Northwest Spain: Bus Tour from Madrid

Product ID: 22008
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Experience some of the most beautiful and unspoiled regions of northern Spain on this 5-day bus tour from Madrid. Visit the great cities of Bilbao, Oviedo, Gijon, Lugo, and Salamanca.
About this activity
Duration 5 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience Spain's northern coast
  • See Bilbao's iconic Guggenheim Museum
  • Pay a visit to Covadonga Santuary
  • Enjoy a stroll through Salamanca's atmospheric Plaza Mayor
  • Drive through the Picos de Europa mountains
Full description
This 5-day bus tour from Madrid takes you to explore the scenery, culture, and history of Spain’s green and welcoming northern coast.

Take in picturesque villages, fishing harbors, and the magnificent Picos de Europa mountains. Visit the shrine of Covadonga. Explore the Basque country, enjoy a city tour of Bilbao, and admire the famed futuristic architecture of an iconic museum.

Accommodation each night will be in centrally-located 4-star hotels, providing comfort and convenience throughout your journey.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1. Madrid - Zaragoza - Bilbao (Meals: D) Departure from our departures terminal at 8:00 AM to Zaragoza. Short stop, followed by continuing towards Bilbao. Dinner and accommodations included.

Day 2. Bilbao - Santillana - Santander (Meals: B,D) Breakfast. Panoramic tour, combining a bus and a walking tour, to admire the avant-garde buildings to the traditional quarters of this reborn city, including the Guggenheim Museum. Continue to Santillana del Mar, a city considered a National Monument. Short stop and continue to Santander. Dinner and accommodations.

Day 3. Santander-Covadonga-Oviedo (Meals: B, D)
Breakfast. Departure through Picos de Europa mountains through Splendid landscapes. Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit to the Shrine. Continuation to Oviedo, capital city of the Principality of Asturias and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Arrival to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

Day 4: Oviedo-Gijon-Lugo (Meals: B, D)
Visit Gijón for a short panoramic tour before continuing to the seafaring town of Luarca, Ribadeo, and Lugo.

Day 5: Lugo-Salamanca-Madrid (Meals: B)
Visit Salamanca where you’ll see famous Plaza Mayor and the city’s old quarters. Afterward, complete your excursion with a drive back to Madrid.
  • Transportation by deluxe motor-coach
  • Services of an English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Accommodation
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks (unless specified)
  • Optional activity costs
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Bus terminal located in San Bernardo 7.

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Important information
Know before you go
Children under 4 years old are free of charge provided no seat is occupied. All 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.)
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