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Destinations : Madrid – La Rioja – San Sebastian – Bilbao – Picos Europa – Fuente De – Oviedo – Santiago Compostela – Santiago – Salamanca – Madrid
Northern Spain has quaint villages, elegant cities, gorgeous landscapes, and serene beaches. With our Northern Spain holiday package, you get to explore all the beauties in the northern region of this stunning country.
Day 1: Arrive in Madrid - La Rioja - Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture
After you land in Madrid, our tour representatives will arrange a private car to drive to La Rioja. Here, you will explore the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture and enjoy a gourmet lunch, soaking in the ambiance and the mesmerizing vineyards. Take in the historic buildings in La Rioja before returning to your hotel for the night.
Day 2: La Rioja – San Sebastian
On your second day, you will visit a traditional winery in La Rioja that has been around for 125 years and is run by the members of its founding family. After a round of wine tasting, you will visit San Sebastian to spend the night.
Day 3: Tasca Bar – Bilbao
Our tour guide will take you around San Sebastian to explore its lesser-known cultural spots. You can head to the city’s bars, taverns, entire neighborhoods, and tapas bars to learn why it’s such a beloved snack in Spain. After a fulfilling meal, get back to your hotel and get a good night's sleep.
Day 4: Catedral de Santiago - Guggenheim Museum
You are free to explore Bilbao on your own. Visit the Catedral de Santiago, built between the 14th and 15th centuries. You must visit the Guggenheim Museum, a 20th-century building that reflects the sleek and contemporary design of its time.
Day 5: Bilbao – Oviedo - Picos de Europa – Covadonga - Fuente De
Drive from Bilbao to Oviedo, visiting Covadonga, Picos de Europa, and Fuente De on the way. Covadona is famous for its lakes and beautiful landscapes. The Picos de Europa National Park is home to the world’s deepest caves, including the Torca del Cerro and Sima de la Cornisa. You will also hail a cable car ride in Fuente De to admire the spectacular setting of valleys and rocky crests. Spend the night at your hotel in Oviedo.
Day 6: University of Oviedo - Oviedo Cathedral - Santiago de Compostela
Before leaving Oviedo, visit the University of Oviedo and the Oviedo Cathedral, a Roman Catholic church in the center of Oviedo. Explore the Palacio del Marques de San Feliz before driving towards Santiago de Compostela.
Day 7: Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
Walk around the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, which is the burial place of Saint James the Great. This is where you can also spot the Botafumeiro, one of the largest censers in the world, weighing 80 kg and measuring 1.60m in height. The highlight of the Cathedral is the huge incense burner that’s swung vigorously across the Cathedral, leaving the entire place smelling of incense. You can spend the rest of the day at your own pace.
Day 8: Santiago de Compostela - Salamanca
On the eighth day of your trip, you will drive from Santiago de Compostela to Salamanca, and once you reach your hotel, you are free to explore the city on your own.
Day 9: Depart from Madrid
Check out from your hotel to explore the old city of Salamanca, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. Visit the 18th-century Plaza Mayor in Salamanca before departing from Madrid, from where you will head to the airport to board your flight back home.
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