Northern Spain

Tour Type: Country Explorer
Brochure Type: Preview Europe and Britain 2022

Go beyond the normal northern Spain trip and immerse yourself in the region's distinctive culture and history. On this trip up north, you'll trace the footsteps of pilgrims, admire the architectural talents of Frank Gehry and relax on the sunny shores of Santander.

Sightseeing Highlights
  • Explore Barcelona, Santiago de Compostela, Salamanca and Madrid with a Local Specialist
  • Scenic Drive through the Picos de Europa
  • Discover Pamplona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santander and Oviedo
  • Visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga, the fishing village of Luarca, St. James Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela and the Prado Museum in Madrid
  • View La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Cathedral and University of Salamanca
Dining Highlights
  • 10 breakfasts
  • 1 lunch (including Be My Guest)
  • 3 dinners
First class travel Highlights
  • Audio Headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Daily breakfast and up to half your evening meals
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Optional Experiences and free time
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • Handcrafted Highlights

Details

Tour Operator
Trafalgar Tours
Offer
Offer valid through 12/31/2020
Duration
11 Days
Escorted
Escorted - Yes
DayDestinationDescription
Day 1BarcelonaWelcome to Barcelona: Trace the treasures of the north on this grand expedition from Barcelona to Madrid, easing yourself into la buena vida as only the Spaniards can. Delve into centuries of history and the cosmopolitan culture of Barcelona, rambling up Las Ramblas, people watching in Placa de Catalunya and admiring the whimsical architecture of Gaudi. Later, you'll meet with your fellow travellers and Travel Director for a Welcome Reception and evening drive to see the city's iconic sights.
Condal Mar
Day 2Vibrant BarcelonaDiscover Vibrant Barcelona: The unfinished La Sagrada Familia is our first stop this morning. We join a Local Specialist to see the Placa de Catalunya and pay tribute to Christopher Columbus at the monument that bears his name. Later, spend the rest of the day on your own to explore the city's enchanting barrios. Consider joining an Optional Experience to the mountain-top monastery of Montserrat to see the shrine of the Black Madonna - affectionately known in Catalonia as La Moreneta
Day 3PamplonaJourney to Pamplona: The feisty former capital of Navarre takes centre stage today. We follow in the footsteps of thousands of exhilarated runners and hot-blooded bulls. See Pamplona's ancient city walls and Plaza del Castillo, the heart of the city where markets, tournaments and even bullfighting have taken place.
Tres Reyes
Day 4Culinary San Sebastian and on to SantanderOff to Culinary San Sebastian and on to Santander: Today, we journey to the sophisticated culinary capital of San Sebastian. See the beautiful Bahia de la Concha beach or stroll along la calle 31 de Agosto in the Old Town. Our next stop is Bilbao to view the modern Guggenheim Museum, designed by talented architect Frank Gehry. We arrive in Santander later this evening for a two-night stay.
Santemar
Day 5Sophisticated SantanderSophisticated Santander Your Way: Spend the day at leisure in elegant Santander. Relax on the sun-kissed shores of one of the nearby playas, amble through the charming Old Town or perhaps join an Optional Experience to the coastal town of Comillas, with its cobbled streets. Here you will explore Gaudi's El Capricho, built in the late 19th century as a summer villa, then carry on to Santillana del Mar to visit the museum dedicated to the impressive UNESCO-listed Altamira Caves.
Day 6Landscapes, Quaint Towns and OviedoScenic Landscapes, Quaint Towns and Oviedo: Spectacular scenery awaits today as you travel through the dramatic Picos de Europa which sits between two main pilgrim routes along which you will encounter several quaint historic market towns. Visit the grotto of 'Our Lady of Covadonga', a famous Marian pilgrimage site, and the pink-hued basilica made from the marble of the surrounding hills. Later we'll Connect With Locals and enjoy a traditional lunch and cider tasting at our Be My Guest experience with the Castanon family at their Cider Mill. This evening is free for you to explore Oviedo at leisure.
Silken Monumental Naranco
Day 7Santiago de CompostelaPilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela: The Asturian fishing village of Luarca is our first stop today. Soak up its seafaring atmosphere en route to the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, renowned as the end of the 'camino' pilgrimage route that has its origins dating as far back as the 9th century.
Tryp Santiago
Day 8Explore Santiago de CompostelaExplore Santiago de Compostela: Join a Local Specialist who will share insights into the 'Way of Saint James' and explain why thousands of people attempt the life-changing pilgrimage annually. Visit the vast Cathedral, reputed to be the final resting place of Saint James the Great, and the Praza do Obradoiro, a square dominated by four architectural styles. Consider an Optional Experience to the Rias Baixas for soul-stirring views of the Galician coast. The region has long waterways stretching inland that are said to be the mark left by God's hand when he cleansed himself after creating the world.
Day 9Artistic Zamora and SalamancaOnwards to Artistic Zamora and Salamanca: Journey through the lush Galician landscape and Castile-Leon to Zamora, a veritable open-air museum of Romanesque art. We continue to Salamanca - its golden-hued facades providing an air of mystery and majesty. We join a Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour including views of Spain's oldest university and the Cathedral, as well as a walk through the imposing Plaza Mayor, built in the Spanish Baroque style.
Gran Corona Sol
Day 10MadridVenture to Stylish Madrid: Travelling east, we arrive in the fiery Spanish capital, Madrid, for an afternoon of sightseeing with a Local Specialist. Dive Into Culture and visit the Prado Museum, which houses the largest collection of European art in the world. Then, see the Royal Palace, Gran Via and the neoclassical Cibeles Fountain that has become an iconic symbol for the city of Madrid. Tonight, join your Travel Director and fellow companions for a memorable Farewell Dinner with wine, toasting to a magnificent journey through northern Spain.
Day 11MadridAdios Madrid: For now it's a fond hasta luego to your newfound friends as our Spanish adventure comes to an end. Find out more about your free airport transfer at trafalgar.com/freetransfers.
Dates/Pricing

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DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
March 26, 2022$2,550.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 02, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 09, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 16, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 23, 2022$2,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
April 30, 2022$2,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 07, 2022$2,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 14, 2022$2,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 21, 2022$2,650.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
May 28, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 04, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 11, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 18, 2022$2,575.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
June 25, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 02, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 09, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 16, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 23, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
July 30, 2022$2,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 06, 2022$2,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 13, 2022$2,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 20, 2022$2,695.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
August 27, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 03, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 10, 2022$2,675.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 17, 2022$2,525.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
September 24, 2022$2,525.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
October 01, 2022$2,525.00* (USD) / Land PriceQuote
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