Exploring Green Spain Paradores from Galicia to the Basque Country

 
 
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11 Days / 10 Nights

Santiago de Compostela

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Explore Green Spain starting in Galicia´s capital Santiago de Compostela and ending in the Basque city of Bilbao, home of the famous Guggenheim Museum. On this self-drive tour you will experience the charm of Northern Spain´s Paradores...
 
 
 

Vista general


País: España
Region: Galicia
Ciudad: Santiago de Compostela
Duración: 11 Days / 10 Nights
Tipo: Tour con Coche de Alquiler
Tema: Rutas de Paradores, Posadas y Hoteles con Encanto
Tamaño del grupo: 2 or more People
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Introducción



Explore Green Spain starting in Galicia`s capital Santiago de Compostela and ending in the Basque city of Bilbao, home of the famous Guggenheim Museum. On this self-drive tour you will experience the charm of Northern Spain´s Paradores and savor the fine wines and cuisine of each region you visit...Galicia, Castilla y Leon, Asturias and the Basque Country.

Itinerario día a día


DAY 1:
SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
- Arrival to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA the end of the Pilgrims` way
- Upon arrival pick up your car rental (SEE CAR RENTAL DETAILS)
- Drive to your hotel
- Check-in* Parador (*After 2:00PM)
- Lunch and Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Santiago


DAY 2:
SANTIAGO
- Breakfast
- Visit on your own the Ethnographic museum of the Galician people, plaza de Abastos market, cathedral & old quarter
- Lunch on your own
- Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Santiago
B


DAY 3:
SANTIAGO - NOIA - BAROÑA - CORRUBEDO - CATOIRA - CAMBADOS
- Breakfast
- Follow down the UPPER RIAS BAIXAS coastline passing by many small fishing
- Visit the CELTIC HILL-FORT OF BAROÑA
- Visit the ancient DOLMEN OF AXEITOS
- Lunch on your own
- Visit the DUNES OF CORRUBEDO, a nature beach park with large sand dunes, wild flora & fauna
- Entering into the RIAS BAIXAS OF O SALNES, visit the remains of the 17th century defense towers in CATORIA
- Then visit CAMBADOS village, the heart of Albariño wine country
- Walk around the Plaza de Fefiñanes and quaint streets of this noble village and visit the winery of the Palacio de Fefiñanes
- Check-in Parador
- Free time before dinner
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Cambados
B


DAY 4:
CAMBADOS - LA TOJA - SANXENXO - COMBARRO - PONTEVEDRA - VIGO - BAIONA
- Breakfast
- In the morning you can drive to visit the Island of La Toja with the famous Spa hotel
- Then continue along the coastline passing Sanxenxo and make a stop to visit the village of Combarro with a quaint port and Horreos (Stone Granaries) lined along the port.
- Then visit PONTEVEDRA city´s Archeology & Art Museum, also the old quarter
- Lunch on your own
- Then we drive by highway down toward Vigo and when arriving you will have views of the BAY OF SAN SIMON
- Then you could also make a stop in VIGO city & it´s picturesque bay
- Visit the QUINONES DE LEON MANOR MUSEUM
- Then drive to BAIONA village stopping to visit the America beach where Europe first got word of the discover of America
- In the harbor we will also see the replica of the Caraval Pinta which brought the word of the discover of America
- Then off to the Castle of Monterreal
- Check-in Parador
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Baiona
B


DAY 5:
BAIONA - RIBADAVIA - OURENSE - MONFORTE DE LEMOS
- Breakfast
- Today we drive by highway to the historic Jewish quarter of medieval RIBADAVIA village, heart of the DENOMINATION OF ORIGIN RIBEIRO
- Then a scenic drive passing by vineyards stopping in OURENSE city
- Visit: As Burgas Fountain, Plaza Mayor, Pilgrimage Cathedral & Old Quarter
- Walk across the old Roman Bridge to the new part of the city
- Lunch on your own
- Then in the afternoon drive to MONFORTE DE LEMOS, here we will visit the remains of the Tower and a monastery.
- Check-in Parador
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Monforte de Lemos
B


DAY 6:
MONFORTE DE LEMOS - LAS MEDULAS - PONFERRADA - ASTORGA - LEON
- Breakfast
- Driving through the mountains leaving Galicia and entering into the region of EL BIERZO
- Visit LAS MEDULAS, extensive Roman Empire gold mines
- In PONFERRADA visit the Templar Castle
- Lunch on your own
- In ASTORGA visit the Cathedral and Episcopal Palace which houses the pilgrimage museum de los Caminos
- Check-in Parador upon arrival to Leon
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Leon
B


DAY 7:
LEON
- Breakfast
- In the Morning visit on your own Leon´s important sites: Cathedral, Monastery & old quarter
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Leon
B


DAY 8:
LEON - FUENTE DE
- Breakfast
- Drive up to the Picos de Europa and make your way to Fuente De
- Lunch on your own
- Check-in Parador
- Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Fuente De
B


DAY 9:
FUENTE DE - ALTAMIRA - COMILLAS - SANTILLANA DEL MAR
- Breakfast
- In the morning drive to visit the Replica CAVES OF ALTAMIRA with a museum
- Drive along the coast of CANTABRIA making a stop in Comillas ending the day in the noble village of SANTILLANA DEL MAR
- Lunch and Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Santillana del Mar
B


DAY 10:
SANTILLANA DEL MAR - SANTANDER
- Breakfast
- Today you could way around Santillana as well visit the city of Santander
- Lunch and Dinner on your own
- Overnight in Santillana del Mar
B


DAY 11:
SANTILLANA DEL MAR - BILBAO
- Breakfast
- In the morning drive to visit the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM (NOTE: If you do not have time today you could do it the day before as an excursion from Santillana)
- Lunch on your own
- Drive to Bilbao Airport, Upon arrival drop off your car rental (SEE CAR RENTAL DETAILS)
- Board Plane and return to Point of Origin City
B


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CAR RENTAL DETAILS:

CAR RENTAL COMPANY:
EUROPCAR
COUNTRY: SPAIN MAINLAND

PICK UP: SANTIAGO - AIRPORT
DATE:
TIME: MORNING (PLEASE ADVISE FLIGHT TIMES AND NO.)

DROP OFF: BILBAO - AIRPORT
DATE:
TIME: AFTERNOON (PLEASE ADVISE FLIGHT TIMES AND NO.)


CAR RENTAL TYPE DOORS SEATS
RENAULT MEGANE 1.9 DCI 5 5
opel astra 1.7 dti 5 5
(Or Similar type)

RENTAL INCLUDES:
- Manual Transmission
- Unlimited Km´s
- Airport surcharges
- Partial Collision Damage waiver (CDW) & Partial Theft waiver (THW)

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Incluido


THE TOUR INCLUDES:
- 10 nights in the following Paradores and room types listed below:
PARADOR DE SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - REIS CATOLICOS 5*GL
- 2 Nights in Double Room
PARADOR DE CAMBADOS 4*
- 1 Nights in Double Room
PARADOR DE BAIONA 4*
- 1 Nights in Double Room
PARADOR DE MONFORTE DE LEMOS 4*
- 1 Nights in Double Room
PARADOR DE LEON - SAN MARCOS 5*GL
- 2 Nights in Double Room
PARADOR DE FUENTE DE 4*
- 1 Nights in Double Room
PARADOR DE SANTILLANA DE MAR - GIL BLAS 4*
- 2 Nights in Double Room
- Transportation in Manual Car Rental (See Transportation)
- (B) Breakfast Daily except day of arrival
- Local Taxes


THE TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Airfare
- Transfers not specified in the itinerary
- Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
- Beverages not specified in selected meals
- Meals not specified in itinerary
- Laundry Expenses
- Telephone & Facsimile charges
- Excess Baggage charges
- Passport & Visa fees
- Personal & Travel Insurance
- Airport & Departure Taxes
- Optional excursions
- Room Service

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