Galicia, in north west Spain has a strong Celtic culture, rolling countryside, dramatic and fertile coastal inlets. The Pilgrim Routes to Santiago de Compostela are paths of significant world heritage and they end at the tomb of the Apostle St James, in Santiago Cathedral. Our new tour for 2018 includes a journey along both the inland and the coastal route taking in the 'Way of St. James' one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages. There is plenty of time for relaxation, soaking up the true Spanish atmosphere of this truly magical region.
CURRENCY - Currency required for this tour will be the Euro.
PASSPORT REQUIRED - We require full christian names, date of birth, passport numbers & passport country of issue. Please have these details ready when booking.
The 3 star Hotel Tryp Leon is in the city centre, a modern hotel with bright rooms. All bedrooms are en suite with minibar, TV and Wi-Fi. There is a lift.
The 4 star Gran Hotel, Santiago De Compostela is a stylish and modern hotel with an excellent location, a short walk from the historic centre. All bedrooms are en suite with minibar, TV and Wi-Fi. The hotel has panoramic lifts, a bar and a restaurant.
The 4 star Milagros Golf is a lovely hotel situated on the Cantabrian coast in the village of Mogro. All bedrooms are en suite with air conditioning, telephone, TV and Wi-Fi. The hotel has an indoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, gymnasium, sauna and solarium. There is a lift.
The Brittany Ferries cruise ships boast superb accommodation, setting new standards in comfort and style. All cabins have air conditioning and individual temperature control and are en suite. There is a wide range of dining available, several bars and a full programme of entertainment. Other facilities include a cinema, tourist information, Bureau de Change, swimming pool and leisure areas.
A very early morning departure to Plymouth to board the late afternoon Brittany Ferry cruise ship to Santander. Accommodation is in 2 berth inside cabins (meals not included). Relax and enjoy your cruise to the North Spanish coast.(Approximately 20-hour crossing).
Our cruise ship arrives in Santander early afternoon and we re-join our coach and travel south west to Leon for overnight half board accommodation at the Hotel Tryp. A set 3 course evening meal will be served this evening.
This morning we enjoy some free time in Leon before continuing along part of the Pilgrim's Route. We travel through Astorga and then past Lugo and Betanzos to Santiago de Compostela for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Gran Hotel.
We begin the day with a morning guided sightseeing tour of Santiago de Compostela, including a visit to the cathedral, one of the finest Romanesque churches in Spain and the reputed burial place of Saint James the Greater, one of the apostles of Jesus Christ. The remainder of the day is free to explore at leisure.
Full scenic day excursion to the Rias Baixas (a series of four estuarine inlets). We begin in Pontevedra and travel through a succession of pretty villages following the route through Combarro, Sanxenxo, Portonovo and Cambados. En route you will enjoy the small fishing ports, cliffs and wonderful beaches.
A full day at leisure in Santiago. In addition to the many historic and cultural sites there are countless restaurants specialising in Galician cuisine.
We depart Santiago and travel along Spain's attractive northern coast, through Asturias, to arrive in Cantabria for 2 nights half board accommodation at the Milagros Golf Hotel. On arrival a welcome drink and appetisers will be served.
Morning at leisure to enjoy the hotel facilities or relax on the beach located close to the hotel. In the afternoon, we take a short excursion to the beautiful medieval town of Santillana del Mar.
We transfer to Santander to join the 15:15hrs, overnight sailing to Portsmouth. (Meals not included - Approximately 20-hour crossing).
Arriving into Portsmouth late afternoon we continue north arriving into our local area late evening.
7 nights dinner, bed & breakfast (wine and water included with evening meals at all hotels), 2 nights aboard Brittany Ferries in 2-berth inside cabins (meals not included), Service of experienced tour driver/s, Luxury coach travel with on-board toilet & facilities.
Excursions - guided tour of Santiago de Compostela including the Cathedral.
DEPOSIT: £80.00 per person
Single supplement: £250.00, Outside cabin supplement (lower berths): £75.00 per person return, Lower Berth supplement (inside cabins): £50.00 per person return, Outside cabin single occupancy: £275.00 return