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Galicia and Northern of Portugal

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06 days from £999 pp  return flights from LHR

Experience the natural and cultural heritage of Galicia and catch a glimpse of life in the capital of the region by visiting Santiago de Compostela.
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Experience the natural and cultural heritage of Galicia and catch a glimpse of life in the capital of the region by visiting Santiago de Compostela. Explore the treasures of Portugal by traveling through the vineyards and the mesmerizing landscapes of the Douro Valley. This tour takes you to some of the most impressive places in the country – amazing mountainous landscapes, wild beaches, excellent gastronomy, and friendly people. A pleasure for the senses.

Short Itinerary

Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow and Arrive Madrid – Oviedo

Day 02 : Oviedo – Lugo – La Coruña

Day 03 : La Coruña – Santiago De Compostela

Day 04 : Santiago De Compostela – Rias Bajas – La Toja – Vigo

Day 05 : Vigo – Viana Do Castelo – Braga

Day 06 : Braga -Salamanca – Madrid

Tour Ends

 Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow and Arrive Madrid – Oviedo
Join the group at the meeting point, in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente, at 8:30 in the morning. Then drive towards Oviedo. Set on a series of hills at the foot of the Naranco, it stands out for the beauty of its streets, many of which are pedestrian, almost guaranteeing a peaceful time. Its monuments were listed as World Heritage Sites by UNESCO, and amongst them is the Cathedral, one of the most important works of Asturian Gothic. Overnight in Oviedo
 Day 02 : Oviedo - Lugo - La Coruña
Breakfast at the hotel is followed by a drive to the Galician region. Once you arrive in Lugo, enjoy some free time contemplating this city’s Roman remains at your leisure. These reminders of a bygone age include the city walls, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continue then to La Coruña, where you’ll go on a panoramic drive through the main avenues of this fabulous town. See the Marine Avenue and admire the elegance of this city, which boasts fine examples of typical Galician architecture. Make a brief stop at one of the wonders of the world: the oldest working lighthouse on Earth, known as the Tower of Hercules. This amazing construction dates back to the Roman period. The rest of the afternoon is free for you to explore this wonderful city at your own pace. Overnight in La Coruña
 Day 03 : La Coruña - Santiago De Compostela
After breakfast at the hotel, depart to Santiago de Compostela, a city declared a World Heritage Site and one of the most important centers of Christian Pilgrimages in Spain, as it constitutes the ending point of the famed Camino de Santiago, a long walking route built when Spain was still a part of the Roman Empire. Enjoy a city tour that will acquaint you with the city’s main square, called Obradoiro, and the magnificent Cathedral (entrance included) dedicated to the Apostle Santiago. The rest of the day is for you to spend at leisure wandering through the narrow cobblestoned streets and appreciating the city’s young lively atmosphere. Overnight in Santiago de Compostela.
 Day 04 : Santiago De Compostela - Rias Bajas - La Toja - Vigo
Have breakfast at the hotel and depart towards one of the most marvellous parts of Galicia: the Rias Baixas (Galician for the ‘Lower Rias’). Drive through this breath-taking natural landscape until you make it to La Toja Island, universally known for its delightful spa. Spend some free time here and then continue to the Ria de Arosa, passing through Pontevedra before arriving in Vigo, a city located right in the heart of the Rias Baixas. Overnight in Vigo.
 Day 05 : Vigo - Viana Do Castelo - Braga
Charge your batteries with breakfast at the hotel and then head out to cross the Portuguese border. After arriving in Viana do Castelo, a city located between the mouth of the river Miño and the city of Porto, you’ll have some free time to explore this first location in Portugal. Afterward, hop back onto the coach and continue your drive to Braga, a historical and highly cultural city also known as the ‘City of Archbishops’, where you’ll check in to your hotel and spend the night. Overnight in Braga.
 Day 06 : Braga -Salamanca - Madrid
Enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel before crossing the Spanish border and arriving in Salamanca. Make a short stop and spend some free time in this university city (also declared a World Heritage by UNESCO), which counts with a great many architectural and cultural sites for you to explore. Continue then to Madrid, where the tour reaches its conclusion. Breakfast included.

What's included

  • Return flight from London Heathrow
  • GUIDE: Operated by bilingual English and Spanish speaking guided Local English and Spanish - speaking guide in Santiago de Compostela
  • ACCOMMODATION: 5 nights' accommodation
  • MEALS: 5 breakfasts
  • TRANSPORTATION: Motor-coach during whole program
  • ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES: All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: panoramic tour in La Coruña, stop in Hercules Tower, guided tour in Santiago Compostela, including Cathedral.

What's not included

  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as alcoholic drinks, laundry, drinks and meals not stated explicitly in the programme
  • Checked in baggage
  • All types of insurance except of mentioned Travel Insurance
  • Entry visas to Spain and Gibraltar (if applicable)
  • Entrance tickets to any venue, museum or activity not mentioned
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned in the included section

Day 1; Oviedo: Ayre Ramiro I or similar 4*
Day 2; La Coruña: Tryp Coruña or similar 4*
Day 3; Santiago de Compostela: Tryp Santiago or similar 4*
Day 4; Vigo: Tryp Los Galeones or similar 4*
Day 5; Braga: Meliá Braga or similar 4*

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Rias Baixas: Its coastline combines the sea and the greenery of its settings with the seafaring tradition of Galicia.
Santiago de Compostela: Enjoy a walking tour of the old town with a visit to the spellbinding Gothic cathedral.
Braga: Kown as the “Portuguese Rome”, Braga offers emblematic places such as the Cathedral with several architectural styles, Roman Baths, Church of Populo, and the Monastery of Pius XII.
Oviedo: Lose yourself in the streets of this city where time seems to have stopped, and delight with its gastronomy and excellent cider bars. Enjoy its pre-Romanesque art, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and its hospitable people

Please note

  • The client must arrive at least 30 minutes before departure at meeting point
  • One hand luggage and one suitcase per person is allowed, in case of excess baggage, the supplement will be paid in cash at the beginning of the program

Instructions for meeting point

  • Day 1: Please Go to the underground parking of Plaza Oriente (floor -2), there you will find the motor coach
  • Day 6: the end point of the program is the same as the meeting point and the tour will end at approximately 19 hrs
  • Please note that as of 01.04.2020 meeting point is modified. The new meeting point will be at the Courtyard Marriott Madrid
  • Princesa Hotel, located at Calle de la Princesa, 40, 28008 Madrid at 8.30 am.
  • Please, in case you want to book optional transfers you must book your flights between 7 am and 8 pm (both inbound and outbound flights)
  • For the optional transfer: At Madrid Airport, after collecting your luggage, a driver holding a sign displaying your name will be waiting for you in the Arrivals Hall outside the customs control area.
  • Terminal 1: the driver will be waiting at Post Office.
  • Terminal 2: the driver will be waiting at AENA Information Office.
  • Terminal 4: the driver will be waiting at Arrivals hall (Bar Mahou Madrid).

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