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ProductID: 1042

Type: Self Drive Tour

Country: Spain

Theme: Customized Tours and Trip Ideas

Region: Euskadi (Basque Country)

Group Size: 2 - 6 People

Start City: San Sebastian

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Lodging: Paradores 4* & 5*GL / Deluxe Hotels 4* & 5*


 
Introduction:
Green Spain Nature & Art Tours ~ Picos de Europa Nature Park
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. Green Spain Nature & Art Tours ~ Cabrales Cheese of AsturiasThe 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 Green Spain Nature & Art Tours ~  Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao-some very well known, others virgin- and itīs 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 20th century; it is a Titanium Architectural masterpiece.

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
8 Days / 7 Nights


DAY 1: MON
SAN SEBASTIAN
- Breakfast
- Arrival to SAN SEBASTIAN Airport
- Pick up your car rental and drive to your hotel in the city centre
- Rest of the day free to explore the old quarter of the city & enjoy the beaches
- Lunch on your own
- Dinner table reservation at a Michelin start restaurant offering fine Basque Cuisine
- Overnight in San Sebastian
B, DR


DAY 2: TUE
SAN SEBASTIAN - EXPLORE THE SPANISH/FRENCH BASQUE COASTLINE
- Breakfast
- Today on your own you could take a day tripalong the Spanish and French sides of the Basque Coast.
- Stop to vist 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, Cooking Class with a Basque Chef, etc...
- Overnight in San Sebastian
B


DAY 3: WED
SAN SEBASTIAN - BILBAO - SANTILLANA DEL MAR
- Breakfast
- Drive to BILBAO city
- Visit on your own the GUGGENHEIM MUSEUM (NOTE: Or with a private local guide see our Tour Addons for private tours)
- 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
- Dinner in Parador
- Overnight in Santillana del Mar
B, D


DAY 4: THU
SANTILLANA DEL MAR - ARENAS DE CABRALES - COVADONGA - CANGAS DE ONIS
- Breakfast
- 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
- Free time before dinner
- Dinner in Parador
- Overnight in Cangas de Onis
B, D


DAY 5: FRI
CANGAS DE ONIS - OVIEDO - COAŅA - RIBADEO
- Breakfast
- In the morning visit on your own OVIEDO city the capital of ASTURIAS (NOTE: Or with a private local guide see our Tour Addons for private tours)
- Free time for lunch on your own
- In the afternoon visit the Celtic Hill-fort remains of CASTRO DE COAŅA
- 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
B, D


DAY 6: SAT
RIBADEO - VIVEIRO - CERVO - A CORUŅA - SANTIAGO
- Breakfast
- Today follow along the beautiful A MARIŅA & AS MARIŅAS COSTLINES OF LUGO & A CORUŅA
- Make the 1st stop of the day in Cervo to visit the SARGADELOS CERAMIC FACTORY & MUSEUM
- Then stopping in A CORUŅA city
- Free time for lunch on your own
- Then before leaving visit on your own A Coruņaīs important monuments: TOWER OF HERCULES & CASTLE MUSEUM OF SAN ANTON (NOTE: Or with a private local guide see our Tour Addons for private tours)
- In the late afternoon leave by highway for SANTIAGO
- Free time before dinner
- Dinner table reservation at a Michelin start restaurant offering fine Galician Cuisine
- Overnight in Santiago
B, DR


DAY 7: SUN
SANTIAGO - WALKING DAY TOUR IN THE HISTORIC QUARTER OF THE ANCIENT PILGRIMAGE CITY
- Breakfast
- Visit on your own the Ethnographic museum of the Galician people, plaza de Abastos market, cathedral & old quarter (NOTE: Or with a private local guide see our Tour Addons for private tours)
- Lunch on your own
- Rest of the day at leisure to explore the city
- Dinner in the Paradorīs restaurant
- Overnight in Santiago
B, D


DAY 8: MON
SANTIAGO - DEPARTURE DAY OR TOUR ADD-ON
- Breakfast
- Drive to Santiago Airport and drop off your car rental. Or extended your vacations down the Galicia coast or to Northern Portugal (See Tour Addons)
B

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