Barcelona - 1 noche
Pamplona - 1 noche
San Sebastián - 2 noches
Bilbao - 2 noches
Santander - 1 noche
Oviedo - 1 noche
Santiago de Compostela - 2 noches
Day 1: Barcelona
Arrival in Barcelona, spare day to rest or to have a first contact with the city. Accommodation.
Day 2 : Barcelona - Zaragoza - Olite Castle - Pamplona
Breakfast. Departure to Zaragoza, the capital of the region of Aragon, located by the Ebro river, where we will have some spare time to walk around and have lunch. We will continue our journey to Pamplona. On our way north, we will stop in the region of Navarra to visit the Olite Castle, a courtly and military construction, built during the 13th and 14th centuries which was chosen as the 1st of the 7 medieval wonders of Spain. Arrival in Pamplona. Accommodation.
Day 3 : Pamplona - Witchcraft Route - San Juan de Luz - Hondarribia - San Sebastian
Breakfast. We will start the day with the interesting witchcraft route. The society in Navarre in the 16th and 17th centuries was characterised by their belief in myths, legends and the ancestral wisdom which women from the past had. It is a route which tells us about witches, Inquisitors, stakes, potions and magic. A route which will take us to discover the Urdazubi/Urdax Cave originated 14000 years ago thanks to the erosion of Urtxuma river. We will continue to the coast, where we will discover San Juan de Luz, a town located in a beautiful bay open to the Cantabrian Sea, and Hondarribia, where we can enjoy its old town, full of colourful and beautiful balconies. Arrival in San Sebastian and accommodation.
Day 4 : San Sebastian
Breakfast. Scenic tour of San Sebastian, an elegant and aristocratic city where we will admire one of the most beautiful beaches in the world: La Concha. After that, we will head towards Zarautz, a beautiful fishing village in whose area one of the best wines of the north is produced: txakoli. We will visit one of the wineries where it is produced and will taste this wine. In the afternoon, back to San Sebastian and spare time. In the evening we will have dinner in the most typical San Sebastian style: we will live the “pintxo-pote” experience, which consists of going to different bars tasting different “pintxos”. The best way to discover the gastronomy of the city! Accommodation.
Day 5 : San Sebastian - Guetaria - Mundaka - Bermeo - Bilbao
Breakfast. This day, we will spend the day discovering the most important villages on the Basque coast. Guetaria, birthplace of the first sailor to travel around the world: Juan Sebastian Elcano. We will also visit Mundaka, located in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve and a famous surf destination, and Bermeo, one of the most important fishing villages in the area. We will also have time to visit the bucolic San Juan de Gaztelugatxe Chapel, from the 10th century, of a striking beauty. We will continue to Bilbao and accommodation.
Day 6 : Bilbao
Breakfast. In the morning, scenic tour of the city of Bilbao: the modern area, the Guggenheim Museum (external part), the Isozaki Towers, the Zubizuri Bridge, the Euskalduna Palace or the famous 7 streets. Walking around them, we will discover monuments and historical figures like Don Diego López de Haro, Don Miguel de Unamuno, Santiago Cathedral, Yohn Palace or Arriaga Theatre. Spare afternoon. In the evening, we will enjoy a dinner in a traditional Basque grill. Accommodation.
Day 7 : Bilbao - Portugalete - C. Urdiales - Santillana - Santander
Breakfast. Departure to Santander in the morning. On our way there, we will stop in Portugalete to admire its famous iron bridge, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will continue to Castro Urdiales, where we will visit the best Gothic church in Cantabria and its medieval castle, which overlooks the harbour. We will continue to Santillana del Mar, a beautiful medieval village which developed around the Santa Maria collegiate church. Several defensive towers and Renaissance palaces make the city one of the most important historical sites in Cantabria. Spare time to walk around the city. We will continue to Santander and take a scenic tour visiting the Pereda Gardens, the Cathedral, the Esperanza Market, the City Hall, the Church of the Company, the Arcaded Square, the East Market or the Pombo Square among others. Accommodation.
Day 8: Santander - Picos de Europa National Park - Covadonga - Cangas de Onis - Oviedo
Breakfast. In the morning, departure to the Picos de Europa National Park, where we will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Cantabrian Mountains. We will stop in Covadonga to visit the lakes and the Santa Cuenta Sanctuary, dug into the rock over a waterfall, where the patron of Asturias has been kept for more than 1300 years. We will continue to Cangas de Onis, where we will discover the famous Roman bridge and will enjoy a traditional lunch with a tasting of Asturian cider and Cabrales cheese produced in the area. We will continue our journey to Oviedo. Arrival and spare time to walk around the capital of Asturias. Accommodation.
Day 9: Oviedo - Gijon - Aviles - Ribadeo - Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast. In the morning, departure to Gijon. Arrival and scenic tour of the city visiting the Gijon bay, the marina, San Lorenzo beach, the old town, the Universidad Laboral, etc. Spare time for lunch and walking around this unique city. We will continue our journey to Aviles. The streets and buildings in the old town of Aviles, one of the most important in the North of Spain, have been declared a Historical-Artistic Site. We will continue our journey to Ribadeo, which is considered the entrance to Galicia in the northern Camino de Santiago (or Way of Saint James). Spare time in the city and we will continue to Santiago de Compostela. Accommodation.
Day 10 : Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast. In the morning, we will take the city tour with a local guide of this city which has been visited by countless pilgrims since the Middle Ages. We will enter the cathedral to visit the Apostle’s grave. Spare afternoon. In the evening special goodbye dinner where we will be able to taste Pulpo a Feira (a traditional octopus dish), one of the most important dishes in Galician gastronomy. Accommodation.
Day 11 : Santiago de Compostela - End of our services
Breakfast at the hotel and spare time until departure time. End of our services.