LA CORUNA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - GIJON - SANTANDER - BILBAO - SAN SEBASTIAN - BIARRITZ - SANTILLIANA DEL MAR   
8 DAYS/ 7 NIGHTS

Day 01: Destination – Madrid - La Coruna
Arrival in La Coruña with intermediate stops. Check in at the hotel and overnight. (Lunch, Dinner)
Day 02: La Coruna - City tour
La Coruña or A Coruña is officially the town and municipality in Galicia, in north western Spain and capital of the province of A Coruña. It is the second largest city in the autonomous community and 17th largest in the whole of Spain. The official name of the city is the Galician A Coruña, but the Spanish name is still very common. The city is built on a peninsula and has a maritime climate. We will begin our tour to La Coruna following the new promenade along the seashore. The promenade, one of the longest in Europe, will take you to the beaches: Playa del Orzan and Playa Riazor. We may stop in Playa del Orzan to visit The Domus Museum or Casa del Hombre (House of Man), a museum that combines Anthropology, Natural History and Science, it also displays interesting interactive exhibitions. Continuing our tour to the city we cannot miss the Roman Tower of Hercules, a lighthouse that has been in continuous operation for almost 2,000 years. This is the oldest lighthouse in the world and has been declared World Heritage monument. There are 239 steps to the top but the view over the city is worth the effort. Another important landmark is the Castle of San Antón, a fortress dating from the 16th century that has been rebuilt over the centuries. We will walk through the old city, visiting monuments and squares, The Marina, María Pita square and the beautiful churches of Santiago and San Jorge. Transfer to hotel and overnight.(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 03: La Coruna – Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in Spain. Cathedral city, which is dedicated to Saint James (Santiago), is the destination of one of the most important streets of pilgrimage, known as early as the 9th century as the Way of St. James, Spanish: Camino de Santiago. In 1985 all this route was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. After our tour we will have free time at our disposal. Back to our hotel and overnight (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 04: La Coruna - Gijon - Santander
Departure early in the morning for Gijon. After our brief tour our next destination is Santander. Santander is the capital and the largest city of the autonomous community and historical region of Cantabria on the northern coast of Spain. The city of Santander is estimated that in 2013 had 178.465 inhabitants. The city is built on the southern coast of Cape Mayor, which forms a very good port in the Bay of Biscay. The city lies between Gijon and Bilbao. The beautiful seaside city of Santander has a lot to offer, excellent beaches, lively city center, interesting museums, beautiful gardens and nature preserves. Transfer to hotel and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 05: Santander - Bilbao
Breakfast and we will start our city tour from the old part of Bilbao, where we can discover cobbled streets, charming squares and corners. Witnesses intensive business development and Port Villa. We will see the Gothic cathedral of Santiago, the Plaza Nueva, the San Anton church and ancient ruins upon which and the busy market Ribera hosting over 500 years of history. The urban liveliness of this city appears to have no end. Visit the Museum Guggenheim, considered one of the most famous buildings in the city and is recognized worldwide. Designed by the American architect Frank O. Gehry, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is located in an area of 32.500 m2, at the mouth of the river Nervión, 16 meters below the level of Bilbao and is crossed by the bridge La Salve, one of the main entrances city. Return to our hotel, dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 06: Santander - Santilliana del Mar
Breakfast and departure for Santilliana del Mar where we will visit the caves of Altamira famous worldwide for its prehistoric murals of 10.000 BC. Then we will departure for the city of Santander the “smart city “of Spain. The Santander was an old quiet harbor on the Spanish Atlantic coast, which has become a modern center of high technology. Large IT companies like Google and Microsoft came and settled here turning the city into a technological marvel with the “digitization” of the city center. Time at our leisure for walks and shopping. Return to your hotel and overnight (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 07: Santander - San Sebastian - Biarritz
Today we will start our trip to the city of San Sebastian. We will visit the historical center to admire the pawnshop that dominates imposingly, the square Plaza de la Constitution, which is surrounded by beautiful homes, it is worth noting that once existed bullring and you will understand by the large number of balconies. Also worth visiting the aquarium, the Museo de San Telmo, home to a masterpiece of El Greco and the Palacio del Mar. Then we will be in Atlantic diamond city Biarritz - Biarritz. He took its name from the Basque and was the base of whale hunters the 12th century. Later in the mid-18th century, doctors recommended that the ocean at Biarritz had therapeutic properties, inspiring patients to make pilgrimages to the beach for alleged cures for their ailments. Became better known in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach (now the Hotel du Palais). After our tour free time. Return to our hotel, dinner and overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 08: Santander - Bilbao - Departure flight
Breakfast and transfer to Bilbao airport to your flight back. (Breakfast)

Included:

• 3 nights in La Coruna at 4* Hotel with breakfast
• 4 nights in Santander at 4* Hotel with breakfast
• Transfers, tours and excursions, with air-conditioned coach, according to the program
• English speaking guide
• 7 lunches
• 7 dinners

Not Included:

• Tips
• Accommodation tax for the Hotels which will be paid upon arrival by the guests at the reception at each Hotel
• Porterage service

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