Embark on an amazing journey through the Green Spain. This memorable self drive tour starts in fashionable Madrid and takes you to Santiago de Compostela, Gijon, Santander, Bilbao and San Sebastian to name a few. You may visit remarkable sights like the Cathedral in Santiago, the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, the Altamira Museum in Santillana del Mar or enjoy a cruise along the River Eo in Ribadeo.
Our representative meets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel.
After breakfast your rental car will be available for pick up locally. Travel to Santiago de Compostela (600 km. approx.). Upon arrival you may explore the city and visit the famous Cathedral . (B)
Today travel to La Coruna where you can visit the Plaza de María Pita and the Tower of Hercules. Later visit the city of Ferrol (93 km approx.) and check into the hotel. (B)
Begin your today's journey with driving across the Rias Altas Galicia until reaching Ribadeo (13 Km approx.) where you enjoy a boat tour around the Ria del Eo. In the afternoon continue to Luarca, (148 Km Km approx.) the White Village of the Green Coast. The next stop is Oviedo, (93 Km approx.) capital of the Principality of Asturias, admire the Romanesque monuments like the San Miguel de Lillo and Santa Maria del Naranco. End your day in the charming town of Gijón (32 km approx. ). (B)
This morning enjoy some free time to explore the city and walk along the beach of San Lorenzo before traveling to Ribadesella (70 km approx.) capital of a municipality surrounded by mountains, beaches and cliffs. Visit the Plaza Nueva and the Plaza de la Iglesia, which are full of lively cafes and shops. In the evening check into the hotel located near Cangas de Onis (22 Km approx.) and visit the Sanctuary of Covadonga (11 km approx.) or drive up to the Lagos de Covadonga (12 Km approx.). (B)
Travel to Liebana Valley in beautiful Cantabria region. You can visit Potes, Fuente Dé (86 m approx.) or the Monastery of Santo Toribio de Liebana (which houses a piece of the Lignum Crucis). In the afternoon drive to Cabezon de la Sal and Comillas (60 km approx) where a local guide takes you on a fascinating city tour.(B)
After breakfast depart for Santillana del Mar (17 Km approx.) where a local guide takes you on a tour of this beautiful medieval town. The tour includes a visit to the famous Altamira Museum. Later continue your journey to Santander. (34 km approx.) (B)
This day brings you to charming town of Laredo (47 km approx. ). Visit the Old Town and Beach Salvé. You can take a boat ride to Santoña (17 Km approx.) where you can enjoy lunch at any of its great restaurants. In the afternoon arrive in Bilbao (73 Km approx. ) and visit the fascinating Guggenheim Museum. (B)
Continue your journey to San Sebastian (99 Km approx.). Relax on the picturesque Playa de la Concha or visit the mountain Urgull and admire the breathtaking views of the city. (B)
After delicious breakfast depart for Madrid (451 Km approx.). (B)
What are the passport/visa requirements for travel to Spain?
Please ensure that your passport has at least three blank pages and that it is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date from Spain. Please check with your local embassy regarding visa requirements.
What type of clothing is recommended based on the local weather conditions?
As most of the tours are during the spring, when the weather is warm, leisure style clothing is recommended. Please bring along a jacket or coat for chilly evenings and windy days, and sun protection for warm afternoons. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
What kind of cuisine is served?
Meals are buffet-style with a good variety of fresh local fare, and there are always vegetarian options available. If you have any special requests, we will try our best to accommodate them.
Is the tour accessible to wheelchairs / physical challenges?
Please know that not all hotels/sights are wheelchair accessible; please check with us at the time of booking. Wheelchairs for sightseeing excursions can be made available upon request; kindly advise our office as soon as possible.
What happens during the “panoramic tour”?
For the panoramic city tours, clients remain seated on the coach and are driven around the popular city sights.
How much should I expect to tip?
Tipping is not mandatory, and is left to the sole discretion of the traveler. This is a decision that should be made based on your enjoyment of the journey and the service; however the customary gratuity is around 10%.
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