Itinerarios

PAÍS VASCO, NORTH OF SPAIN & CASTILLA

8 days/7 nights – Madrid/Burgos/Bilbao/Santander/Leon/Avila
Basque Country and North of Spain

The green Spain and the Old Castilla

DÍA 1 MADRID-LERMA-BURGOS

Airport Arrival to Madrid airport and direct departure to LERMA If time available, we suggest a short stop for walk in exceptional main square from XVIIth century BURGOS (here we connect with St James’ Path way) Cena y alojamiento en el hotel

DÍA 2 BURGOS-COVARRUBIA-SANTO DOMINGO DE SILOS-BURGOS

Desayuno, dinner and overnight at Hotel. Guiada por la mañana visita de la ciudad. We will visita medieval village, que conserva la Catedral de particularits original de estructura y, perhaps the best of Gothic Spain.Evena visit to the Cartuja (Charterhouse). Por la tarde excursión a la bonita aldea de COVARRUBIAS, con un ambiente medieval en sus calles. Después visitaremos el monasterio de... STO. DOMINGO SILOS (muy importante en la edad media como centro de sabiduría y cultura). Actualmente es uno de los pocos lugares del mundo donde se pueden disfrutar de cantos gregorianos, un 'debe' para los amantes de la música clásica (horario depende de la temporada y día de la semana). Regreso al hotel.

DÍA 3 BURGOS-SAN SEBASTIAN-GUETARIA-BILBAO

Breakfast at hotel and departure to San Sebastian. SAN SEBASTIAN This city is located ina privileged position,along a white sandy bay between twohills. The old townis situated near the picturesque harbor. (It is possible and we suggest a guided tour). Continuation to Bilbao. A suggestion: in the way to Bilbao if you leave the highway exit to Zarautz’, and take direction to Guetaria, 3 kms before GUETARIA the road is like a balcony over and spectacular wild sea panorama,. Magnificent 30 minutes walk, Guetaria is one of the few real fisher ports still in use. BILBAO Dinner and overnight at hotel.

DÍA 4 BILBAO-SANTANDER-SANTILLANA

Desayuno en hotel. Theold town is full of very narrow features streets.The Guggenheim Museumof modern art has become the symbol of the city thanks to its cutting-edge architecture (It is possible, and we suggest it, a guided tour). SANTANDER For centuries was the port of Castilla products (wool, wheat,..). It was the summer royal residence at the beginning of the XXth century, some superb palaces as Palacio Magdalena have remained as a summer university SANTILLANA The whole village is considered National monument, and we will enjoy walking Its cobblestone streets lined with stone houses, decorated with half-timbered supports, balcones, balustrades and heraldic shields. Cena y alojamiento en el hotel.

DÍA 5 SANTILLANA-COMILLAS-SAN VICENTE DE LA BARQUERA-OVIEDO-LEON

Desayuno en hotel. We will drive along the nice panoramic coast road. COMILLAS Fisher port, old stone houses and a sensational Gaudi Modernist palace (end XIXth century) S. VICENTE BARQUERA Nice panoramic view over the fisher port and village OVIEDO Afternoon guided city tour, we will visit its splendid cathedral and pre-Romanic churches, Santa Maria del Naranco e San Miguel de Lillo. LEON In the middle years of the Christian kingdom, this city became the capital. It is full of historical remains. Cena y alojamiento en el hotel.

DÍA 6 LEON-AVILA

Desayuno en hotel. In the morning, guided tour, with its splendid Gothic cathedral, with its beautiful stained-glass Windows and superbchapel of St.Isidoro. Departure to AVILA Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

DÍA 7 AVILA-SEGOVIA-MADRID

Desayuno en hotel. Morning guided city tour to visit the Cathedral and its impressive wall perfectly preserved around the middle age downtown. Then we will travel to the near SEGOVIA (67 kms, 50 minutes) Segovia, guided city tourto visit the Alcazar, Cathedral and to remain amazed with the best preserved roman aqueduct on the world. Continue to Madrid MADRID Dinner and overnight at Hotel.

DÍA 8 MADRID

Desayuno en hotel. Transfer to the airport.

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