A Green Getaway Along The Northern Coast Of Spain

San Sebastian - Basque Coast - Bilbao - Santander - Cantabrian Coast - Santiago De Compostela

Along this tour you will discover the greenest side of Spain and one of the most unspoiled and wildest areas of our country. Immerse yourself in Spain history, traditions, gastronomy, charming seaside villages and impressive natural landscapes.

Day 1

SAN SEBASTIAN

Upon arrival at any international airport in Spain, transfer to San Sebastian.

Upon arrival, hotel check-in and free time to start exploring the city.

Day 2

SAN SEBASTIAN

Today, private guided tour of the old part of the city and “tapas” experience. Through this tour, you will combine history and architecture of the city together with a food experience. You will visit some of the best taverns and taste some of the most popular “tapas” in them as if you were a local.

In the afternoon, free time to keep on exploring the city on your own. I would advise that you take the cable car and go up to Igueldo Mountain, from where you will get some of the best views of the city and La Concha Bay.

Day 3

SAN SEBASTIAN - BASQUE COAST - BILBAO

Today, after breakfast, you will depart for Bilbao. However, instead of taking the fast track, you will be driven along the Basque Coast, where mountains merge with the sea. Here you will be able to visit charming fishing villages as well as beautiful natural spots such as San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.

Upon arrival in Bilbao, check in and free time to start exploring the city on your own.

Day 4

BILBAO

Today, guided tour of the city, which is the new modern face of the Basque Country. Along this tour you will find a successful mix of traditional Basque culture with a new vision for the future. This city, which was once the industrial engine of the region, has recently become a must for design and culture lovers. Of course, the tour will include the Guggenheim Museum by Frank Gehry, which is without any doubt, the main attraction in the city and one of the most important structures of contemporary architecture.

Day 5

BILBAO - SANTILLANA DE MAR - RIBADESELLA

Today, after breakfast, transfer along the coast to Ribadesella. On the way, you will discover beautiful villages such as San Vicente de la Barquera, Llanes…
You will stop in one of the most special ones: Santillana de Mar, a very well preserved Medieval village where you will feel that you have travelled back in time.

Upon arrival in Ribadesella, check-in. The following days you will be accommodated in this beautiful village where you have it all: beach, mountains..but not only the setting is amazing, the charm of the town itself, its historical past and the kindness of its people make this stretch one of the most rewarding experiences all the way.

Day 6

RIBADESELLA - CANGAS DE ONÍS - COVADONGA LAKES - PICOS DE EUROPA - RIBADESELLA

Today, day trip to the National Park of Picos de Europa. Here, apart from great river gorges and mountains, you will explore Covadonga lakes and the cave-shrine, a pilgrimage shrine said to be the birthplace of Christian Spain.

Day 7

RIBADESELLA - COSTA DA MORTE - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today, day trip to Costa da Morte: a stunning natural viewpoint with amazing cliffs, green landscapes, beaches and, of course, the ferocity of the sea facing the Atlantic ocean. This is a destination ideal for quiet strolls through fishing villages and to discover what made the Romans think of it as the doorway to the “Great Beyond”.

You will visit the historic fishing village of Muros, which has one of the best preserved old towns in Galicia. You will pass by beautiful spots in the “Costa da Morte” such as Ancoradoiro beach, Ezaro waterfall, etc. You will reach Finisterre, which once was considered the end of the world. You will visit its lighthouse and will enjoy the viewpoints over the Atlantic ocean.

Day 8

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today, private guided tour of the city and its cathedral, UNESCO Heritage Site and the finish line of St. James’ pilgrims.
After the tour, free time to keep exploring the city on your own.

Day 9

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - RIAS BAIXAS - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today, day trip to Rias Baixas and Cies Islands. Here you will discover an area of estuaries, where apart from exploring its landscapes, you will be able to taste some of the best seafood in our country.

You will start your tour in Cambados, which is considered to be the capital of Albariño, one of the best white wines in the world. Its historic quarter has the Property of Cultural Interest designation and it is home to one of the most important groups of nobility pazos in Galicia.

After that, you will take a ride in a catamaran for visiting the wooden platforms in the sea where different types of mussels and oysters are grown. You will taste some mussels.
After that, you will visit the village of Combarro, which is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. The old quarter in Combarro, which has been declared property of Cultural Interest, is a representative example of three traditional architectural elements in Galicia: “horreos” (raised granaries), sea houses and crosses. To finalize the tour, you could visit the island of La Toja.

Day 10

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - HOMETOWN

Today, at the appointed time, transfer to the airport to take your flight back home.

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