Short break Madrid & northern Spain 4 days
Short break Madrid & northern Spain 4 days
GREEN SPAIN – NORTHERN COAST – 4 DAYS TOUR PACKAGE
Green Spain coach holiday from Madrid – 4 days tour package
Accompanied by a knowledgeable English speaking guide you’ll discover Tordesillas & Leon in Castile, Oviedo, Covadonga, Picos de Europa National Park in Asturias, Santillana del Mar, Altamira caves museum & Santander in the historical region of Cantabria and Bilbao, the largest city in the province of Biscay and also in the Basque Country. A short break from Madrid to northern Spain, a lush natural region stretching along the Cantabrian coast.
Departure days of the tour
Short break Madrid & northern Spain 4 days includes:
Transfer from Madrid Airport to hotel / City tours in Oviedo, Santander and Bilbao / Ticket admission to the National Museum of Altamira Caves in Santillana / English speaking tour escort throughout the whole holiday / Air conditioned modern motor-coach / Accommodation at first class hotels / Daily breakfast buffet / Traveler insurance.
|PRICE PER PERSON IN EUROS (SEASON 2023 - 2024)|
|IN DOUBLE ROOM||from 450 €|
|IN SINGLE ROOM||from 640 €|
Day 1. (Sunday) MADRID
Hola! Welcome to Europe! Welcome to Spain! Arrival at the International Airport of Madrid – Barajas. Assistance and transfer to your hotel in Madrid. You’ll enjoy some free time at your disposal to get acquainted with this cosmopolitan city, capital of Spain. Please check the informative panels in the hotel reception area for the welcome meeting with your guide and fellow travellers, and to receive information about the circuit. Free day at your disposal to discover Madrid, diplomatic capital, economic center and most populous city in Spain, headquarters of the Spanish government and city where the Spanish monarchy resides. We recommend taking a walk through the courtly Madrid de los Austrias Neighborhood with its Renaissance and Baroque buildings in Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Villa, continue to the Royal Palace located in the elegant Plaza de Oriente, get to know the Cibeles Fountain, Fountain of Neptune, Puerta de Alcalá, Gran Vía or Paseo de la Castellana. You can also, optionally, visit the nearby imperial city of Toledo, declared a World Heritage Site. Hotel accommodation.
Day 2. (Monday) MADRID – TORDESILLAS – LEON – OVIEDO
Breakfast. We leave Madrid behind us heading north to Castile and Leon, the largest autonomous community in Spain. Arrival at Tordesillas, a nest of history, a former defensive bastion against Muslim invasion during the Middle Ages and also, place where the Treaty of Tordesillas was signed in 1494, by which Spain and Portugal established the division of the territories which were being colonized in the New World. Arrival and free time to explore this little town. Continue to Leon, a historic enclave on the Pilgrim’s Road to Santiago de Compostela. Free time to visit some of the most emblematic buildings such as the Gothic cathedral, with the most beautiful stained-glass windows in Europe, the Collegiate Church of San Isidoro and the facade of the San Marcos Hostel in Plateresque style. Later we will cross the Cantabrian Mountains traveling to Asturias. Arrival in Oviedo, a city of an unquestionable medieval flavour. Lead by a licensed local guide, we’ll do an in-depth city tour of Oviedo to discover its beautiful 9th century cathedral, the Calatrava Palace, the Campoamor theater, the Rua street. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation.
Day 3. (Tuesday) OVIEDO – COVADONGA – SANTILLANA – SANTANDER
After breakfast we travel to the Picos de Europa National Park & UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Driving a twisty road that will slowly reveal a beautiful countryside made up of calm waters, unimaginable green carpets and mountain peaks which all seem to be almost within reach, we will arrive to Covadonga, where you will have free time to visit the Shrine, a place of worship and pilgrimage for the people of Asturias, where you will see the Patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. We continue the route towards Santillana del Mar, one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate Church of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Architecture in Cantabria. We will visit the Museum of the Caves of Altamira, that will give us a closer look at the prehistoric era of the Iberian Peninsula. Later we travel to Santander, capital of Cantabria Region, one of the most elegant and beautiful cities of the North Coast of Spain. Santander is a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best-known beaches in Spain. With a local guide we’ll do a sightseeing tour of Santander to discover the highlights of this elegant coastal city and its beautiful bay. Arrival at the hotel and accommodation. Note: From July to mid-October, due to high occupancy some groups will be accommodated in Bilbao.
Day 4. (Wednesday) SANTANDER – BILBAO – MADRID
Breakfast. Following the highway along the Cantabrian Coast, with beautiful landscapes between the mountains and the sea we arrive to Bilbao, capital of the province of Vizcaya, and the largest city of the Basque Country. Accompanied by an expert local guide, we will visit Bilbao, where design and architecture permeate this entire city: the avant-garde building of the Guggenheim Museum, the old town of Bilbao, the Cathedral … Then you will have free time to take some “pintxos” – bite-sized pieces, miniature culinary works of art. In the afternoon we continue to Madrid, arrival and end of the services. Note: Depending on the number of passengers, the Bilbao / Madrid route may be made by regular-line coach or by train.
- Departure city: SPAIN, Madrid
- Returning city: SPAIN, Madrid
- Cities where we will travel through: Bilbao, Covadonga, Leon, Madrid, Oviedo, Santander, Santillana del Mar, Tordesillas
- Countries where the tour goes: SPAIN
- Nº days of the tour: 4
- Departure day of the tour: Sunday
- Price: from 450 €
- Tour code: 12036-04000000D-04-MADMAD-G
Please note that
Exceptionally, the itinerary and the order of the excursions could be altered and modified for organizational reasons. Depending on hotel availability or in case of last minute reservations, the provided hotels may be replaced by others of the same category (see list of planned hotels at Scheduled Hotels).