Escorted Tour-Land Only
10 Days/ 9 Nights
April 13 and 27
May 11 and 25
June 8 and 22
July 6 and 20
August 3, 17 and 31
September 14 and 28
October 12 and 26
Price per Person:
In a double room using superior tourist class and first class hotels $1599
Single supplement $599
In a double room using superior first class hotels $1699
Single supplement $699
9 nights hotel accommodation at hotel category selected all with private facilities
Round trip airport transfers (If arriving and departing on scheduled days)
Breakfast each morning
3 lunches-drinks not included
4 dinners-drinks not included
Transportation between cities
English speaking tour escort
Sightseeing as per itinerary
Hotel taxes and service charges
Day 1 Barcelona
Upon arrival at the Barcelona airport you will be transferred to your centrally located hotel. It is suggested that you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan cities. In the evening you will enjoy dinner at the Pueblo Espanol, featuring architectural replicas from all of Spain’s regions. Overnight in Barcelona.
Day 2 Barcelona
Buffet breakfast. This morning enjoy an escorted tour of one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. See the ancient Gothic Quarter with its magnificent cathedral. Stop to admire the exterior of Gaudi’s masterwork, the Basilica of the Sacred Family (Sagrada Familia). Continue to Montjuich Hill (site of the Olympic Stadium), to enjoy a spectacular view of Barcelona and its port area. Lunch included. Afternoon is at leisure. Overnight in Barcelona.
Day 3 Barcelona-Zaragoza-San Sebatian-Bilbao
Buffet breakfast. Departure into old Aragon and into the proud city of Zaragoza. Visit the main plaza where you will have free time to visit the impressive Basilica of El Pilar and have lunch on your own. Continue on to the north coast and the beautiful Basque country, arriving to San Sebastian called ï¿½the pearl of the Cantabrique seeï¿½. Free time and continue to Bilbao for dinner and overnight.
Day 4 Bilbao-Oviedo
Buffet Breakfast. Short panoramic tour of the city and free time to visit the Guggenheim Museum. entrance fee included. Departure to Cantabria and the nice and small town of Santillana del Mar, very well preserved with a unique medieval ambiance. Free time in Santillana. Lunch included. Continue to Los Picos de Europa, one of the most spectacular landscapes of Spain, to visit the shrine of Covadonga. This evening overnight in Oviedo the capital of Asturias.
Day 5 Oviedo-A Coruna-Santiago de Compostela
Buffet Breakfast. Departure along the pristine green north coast from Asturias into Galicia and the town of Ribadeo where you will stop for a unique visit to the ï¿½Playa de Catedralesï¿½, a beach famous for its amazing rock formations visible only during low tide. Afterwards continue the route via Vilalba and Betanzos, where youï¿½ll have free time to have lunch on your own. Continue and stop at A Coruï¿½a. End the day in the mystical pilgrimage city of Santiago de Compostela. The rest of the afternoon and evening are free to enjoy this medieval city. Overnight In Santiago de Compostela.
Day 6 Santiago de Compostela
Buffet Breakfast. Today enjoy a guided tour of the old university city of Santiago, a UNESCO World Heritage site, featuring the majestic Cathedral on Obradoiro Square and the impressive ï¿½Mercado de abastosï¿½ (main market). Tonight enjoy a traditional dinner at your hotel. Overnight In Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7 Santiago de Compostela-Salamanca-Madrid
Buffet Breakfast and departure to Salamanca, the nice university city. lunch included. Stroll around the impressive Plaza Mayor, probably the nicest in Spain. In the afternoon continue to Madrid for overnight.
Day 8 Madrid
Buffet Breakfast. It is suggested you take advantage of the free time to get to know one of Europe’s most dynamic capital cities. In the early evening, enjoy an “Illuminated Madrid” drive through the bustling streets of the old city, ending at the historical and impressive Plaza Mayor. This area is home to some of the most typical restaurants and taverns, which serve the delicious “tapas”. Dinner at a tapas restaurant is included. Overnight in Madrid.
Day 9 Madrid-Toldeo-Madrid
Buffet breakfast. This morning’s escorted sightseeing tour will allow you to get a glimpse of some of Madrid’s most outstanding attractions, like the Puerta del Sol, the magnificent fountains of Neptune and Cibeles, the stately Alcala Gate, the busy Gran Via, the Plaza de Espana and the Plaza de Oriente. Lunch included. In the afternoon you will be taken on a tour to the imperial former capital city of Toledo, where you will be escorted through its narrow cobblestone streets, soaking up the medieval atmosphere. Touring will include the interior of the magnificent Gothic cathedral and a visit to St. Tome Church, where El Greco’s masterpiece painting is displayed. There will also be some time for shopping for the unique typical local artistry. Overnight in Madrid.
Day 10 Madrid-End of Tour
After breakfast you will be taken to the airport. You can extend your stay in Madrid or continue with one of our other tours such as to the south of Spain or to Portugal.
Additional nights in Barcelona and/or Madrid available
Superior tourist class and first class Hotels:
Barcelona: Hotel Rafael Badalona Or Hotel Exe Barbera Barcelona Gate
Bilbao:Hotel Melia Bilbao
Oviedo:Hotel Exe Oviedo
Santiago: Hotel Los Abetos G.H. or Hotel Tryp Santiago
Madrid:Hotel Weare Chamartin or Hotel Holiday Inn Piramides or Hotel Muralto or Hotel Praga
Superior first class hotels:
Barcelona:Hotel A.C. Som or Hotel Alimara or Hotel Fira
Bilbao: Hotel Melia Bilbao
Oviedo:Hotel Exe Oviedo
Santiago:Hotel NH Collection Santiago or Hotel Hesperia Vigo
Madrid: Hotel Weare Chamartin or Hotel Holiday Inn Piramides or Hotel Muralto or Hotel Praga