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Art & Nature - from the Guggenheim Museum to the Picos de Europa (Self-Drive)

offered by supplier M08701 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 - 9 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: May - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 965 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1290 Euro (EUR)

Reaching from the spurs of the Pyrenees as far as the Galician Rias, the north of Spain is probably one of the most multifarious areas from the point of view of scenery and culture in the peninsula. The common features of Green Spain are a mild, humid climate with areas of remaining untouched natural beauty. The crafts, traditional cuisine, music and dance accompanying the local fairs deeply rooted in each of the historical regions of Green Spain.

It would be a big mistake to imagine Green Spain as a huge extension of pastures, here the visitor will discover rugged mountain scenery in the Picos de Europa and the rural scenery, relaxing silence, and abundance of attractions in Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia. The coast consisting of magnificent beaches -some very well known, others virgin- and it’s cliffs of wild, breathtaking beauty. Green Spain is a mosaic of natural purity and historic village, each with its own personality. Art is intertwined with nature in Green Spain for example, the famous world-renowned Guggenheim Museum. An important architectural structure designed by the North America Architect, Frank Gehry, inaugurated in October 1997. Inside demonstrates Contemporary Art of the 20 th century; it is a Titanium Architectural masterpiece.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: San Sebastian. After an early breakfast you will arrive to San Sebastian Airport. Pick up your car rental and drive to your hotel in the city center. Rest of the day will be free to explore the old quarter of the city and enjoy the beach. In the evening we will meet in the lobby before dinner. Dinner table reservation at a Michelin start restaurant offering fine Basque Cuisine. Overnight in San Sebastian. Includes: (B).

Day 2: San Sebastian. Today on your own you could take a day trip along the Spanish and French sides of the Basque Coast. Stop to visit place like Hondarribia, Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Biarritz. Free time for lunch on your own in Biarritz. Return to San Sebastian. Dinner on your own, or see our Tour Addons for private tours like a Tapa tour along the old quarter of San Sebastian. Overnight in San Sebastian. Includes: (B).

Day 3: San Sebastian - Bilbao - Santillana Del Mar. Drive to Bilbao city. Visit on your own the Guggenheim Museum. Free time for lunch on your own. Drive along the coast of Cantabria ending the day in the noble village of Santillana Del Mar. Free time before dinner. Overnight in Santillana del Mar. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 4: Santillana Del Mar - Arenas De Cabrales - Covadonga - Cangas De Onis. In the morning visit on your own the Replica Caves of Altamira with a museum. Passing through Arenas De Cabrales famous for Cabrales cheese. Drive through the picturesque countryside of the Picos De Europa. Stop in Covadonga to visit the Basilica. Ending the day in Cangas De Onis. Dinner in Parador. Overnight in Cangas de Onis. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 5: Cangas De Onis - Oviedo - Coaña – Ribadeo. In the morning visit on your own Oviedo city the capital of Asturias. In the afternoon visit the Celtic Hill-fort remains of Castro De Coaña. Then Crossing over into Galicia. If it is low ocean tide, stop to visit the interesting rock formation on the Beach Of The Cathedrals. Ending the day in Ribadeo village. Free time before dinner. Dinner in the Parador. Overnight in Ribadeo. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 6: Ribadeo - Viveiro - Cervo - A Coruna – Santiago. Today follow along the beautiful A Mariña and As Mariñas Costlines of Lugo and A Coruña. Make the 1st stop of the day in Cervo to visit the Sargadelos Ceramic Factory and Museum. Then stopping in A Coruña city. Before leaving visit on your own A Coruña's important monuments: Tower of Hercules and Castle Museum of San Anton. In the late afternoon leave by highway for Santiago. Dinner table reservation at a Michelin start restaurant offering fine Galician Cuisine. Overnight in Santiago. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Santiago. Visit on your own the Ethnographic museum of the Galician people, plaza de Abastos market, cathedral and old quarter. Lunch on your own. Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city. Dinner in the Parador's restaurant. Overnight in Santiago. Includes: (B), (D).

Day 8: Santiago. Drive to Santiago Airport and drop off your car rental. Or extended your vacations down the Galicia coast or to Northern Portugal. Includes: (B).

Note: All prices, itinerary etc. listed are subject to change without notice.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Excludes:
- A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 is due within 7 days of the initial booking request.

Note:
- Please inquire for exact prices
- Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure
- Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
Client Request Served: 2944

We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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