Cornisa Cantábrica y Barcelona con Madrid - CLASICA

Duration

8 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Madrid

Available

2019 / 2020

Cities to visit: Madrid; Leon; Oviedo; Covadonga; Santillana; Santander; Bilbao; ; Logrono; Zaragoza; Monasterio De Poblet, Tarragona Province; Barcelona; Valencia

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Europamundo or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

IMPORTANT: If you had additional nights upon arrival the hotel will have your reservation, but his travel guide normally will not be until the night before the start of the tour.

Day

Distancia total realizada: 460 km.
Paisajes: Llanuras en Castilla; espectaculares paisajes de montaña atravesando la Cordillera Cantábrica.
Nota: Si el número de pasajeros que efectúan el tramo Madrid-León es bajo podremos proporcionarle el viaje hasta esta ciudad en tren de alta velocidad o mini-van, contactando con el guía en esta ciudad.
09:00 hrs . - Madrid –salida-. (la hora puede variar ligeramente según hoteles de recogida). Viajamos por Castilla y León, paso por las montañas de Guadarrama y llanuras de Castilla.
13:30 hrs. -León .- Tiempo para almorzar y pasear por la histórica capital leonesa, ubicada en el Camino de Santiago; destaca su catedral gótica con magníficas vidrieras.
16:45 hrs. -León.- Salida. Magníficos paisajes en nuestro viaje hacia Asturias.
18:30 hrs . .- Oviedo –Llegada-. Incluimos (en ocasiones, según época del año, por la mañana del día martes) una visita de una hora y media con guía local de la ciudad; conoceremos la catedral del siglo IX, el palacio calatrava, el teatro Campoamor, la calle de la Rúa. Noche en la capital del Principado de Asturias. Ciudad con mucho ambiente.

Total distance: 260 km.

Scenery: Very beautiful landscapes: mountains, views of the sea, small villages line the road.

08:30 hrs Oviedo-Departure of the Asturian capital.
09:45 hrs Covadonga. - We will visit Basílica which is surrounded by beautiful scenery.

10:45 hrs Covadonga -Departure. The green mountains blend with the sea. Beautiful scenery on the way.
12:30 hrs Santillana. -Arrival to one of Spain’s most beautiful towns. We will visit its well-preserved medieval quarter with its embalzoned houses, the Collegiate church, its cobbled streets. Time to walk and have lunch.. We visit the  National Museum and Research Centre of ALTAMIRA   (ticket included) located in the vicinity of this town where we can find reproduction of the fantastic rupestrian paintings of the cave.

16:00 hrs Santillana / Altamira-Departure. 
16:30 hrs Santander - Arrival to  the region’s capital city, a coastal city with amazing vistas and beaches. We will foloow the coast of the port to arrive to the beaches of Sardinero.  We include a tourist train tour of the Magdalena Palace gardens , where we will enjoy their magnificent vistas.
Free time in Santander.

NOTE: On some high difficulty dates (especially in summer from July to mid September), some groups can be accommodated in Bilbao.

Total distance: 445 km .
Scenery: Great views of the sea, mountains, green landscapes.

09:00 hrs Santander -Departure. Magnificent landscapes. We enter to the Basque country.
10:30 hrs Bilbao . arrival in the largest city of the Basque Country. The bus will leave us at the entrance of  Guggenheim Museum  which has a spectacular structure. Free time to visit the museum or stroll along the Estuary of Bilbao. Time for lunch.

14:15 hrs - Bilbao - Departure. We go to the Rioja, an outstanding wine region. 
15:45 hrs - Bodegas Museum of Wine Culture. - In the small town of Briones we visit this fantastic museum / wineries, we will learn about the importance of wine making from time immemorial. We will discover the universe of wine, from the cultivation of the vine to the wine making as well as its delicious Historical legacy. We include visit and wine tasting.

17:00 hrs - Wine Museum - Departure -
17:30 hrs - Santo Domingo de la Calzada . A picturesque historic town in Camino de Santiago. In its cathedral lives a rooster that reminds us of an ancient legend.

18:30 hrs - Santo Domingo de la Calzada- Departure- 
21:00 hrs - Zaragoza - Arrival - Accommodation. Dinner included.

Total distance: 360 km.

Scenery:  : Semi-desert land in Aragon. Nice landscapes in Catalonia .

We include a  morning sightseeing tour of ZARAGOZA with a local guide . We will visit the Cathedal-Basilica of Our Lady of the Pillar. We will learn about Goya, the famous painter, and see some of his works. We will also visit a Roman theatre, a Renaissance palace, and walk by the Aljafería Palace. 

14:00hrs -Zaragoza.- Departure.
16:30hrs. - Monastery of Poblet .-a walled monastery surrounded by beautiful scenery. It is one of the best preserved medieval monasteries in the world ( ticket included with guided tour ). 

17.30- Departure. We cross rich agricultural regions of central Catalonia. We go to the beautiful scenery where the Benedictine abbey is located. We include a ride to the summit on the rack railway to enjoy the fantastic landscapes.

18:45hrs -Monasterio de Montserrat. - Arrival.- Time to admire the views and visit the sanctuary where the Virgin of Montserrat, patroness of Catalonia is located. 

19:45hrs -Montserrat.- Departure (by road).
20:45hrs. - Barcelona. - Arrival.

Note : In the winter months, from November to March (both included), as days are shorter, the Poblet Monastery will not be visited (in order to arrive in Montserrat during the daylight hours)

Highlights: Barcelona, panoramic tour and night transfer.


09:00 hrs.- We include a morning  tour of the city.  This visit includes monument to Columbus, Plaza de Catalunya, Paseo de Gracia, Diagonal, Gaudi´s masterchief Sagrada Familia Montjuich with Olympic facilities, Plaza de España. The visit finish in the area of Ramblas so that you can enjoy in the historical center-Gothic quarter.
Free afternoon.

In the evening we include a transfer to attend the show of  THE MAGIC FOUNTAIN  of  Montjuïch , with its combination of lights, colors, water and music. You will have time to dine in this area.

NOTE: On some dates, especially during the winter, there is no magic fountain show. On these occasions, a transfer to Puerto Olimpico will be offered instead, an area with many restaurants, life and nightlife.

Distancia total realizada: 725 km.
 
Paisajes: Seguimos la costa Mediterránea. Paisajes sobre el mar. 
08:00 hrs -Barcelona -salida. Viajamos hacia la Comunidad Valenciana. 
10:45 hrs -Peñíscola. - Llegada. Dominando el mar con sus potentes murallas, su centro histórico con empinadas calles, casas blancas y castillo medieval. La historia nos habla de Papas y piratas. Peñíscola es uno de los más hermosos pueblos del Mediterráneo español. Tiempo para pasear. 
12:30 hrs -Peñíscola.- Salida. 
14:30 hrs -Valencia. - Llegada. Tiempo libre en el centro para almorzar. ¿Por qué no probar una auténtica Paella Valenciana?. Sugerimos visitar la Lonja y la Catedral. 
16:30 hrs -Valencia.- Salida. Viajamos hacia Castilla-La Mancha y Madrid. 
21:00 hrs -Madrid. - Llegada. - Fin de Viaje.
Nota: En ocasiones el viaje de Valencia a Madrid podrá realizarse en tren.

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