Highlights of Northern Spain
Discover the highlights of Madrid, Burgos, Bilbao, Oviedo, Santiago de Compostela and Segovia at your own pace
Drive through medieval towns and along the stunning coastline of Northern Spain
This 11-day journey starts in Madrid, Spain’s capital city that features elegant boulevards and historic landmarks. Discover the main highlights of the city, including Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace and Prado Museum, and then head to the ancient city of Toledo to see a plethora of Arab, Jewish and Christian monuments. Travel to Burgos to marvel at its 13th century cathedral and continue to Vitoria for the Gothic Santa Maria Cathedral. When you reach Bilbao, don’t forget to visit the famous Guggenheim Museum, the Fine Arts Museum, and Plaza Nueva, the beautiful square of the old town lined with pintxos bars. Bask in the sun at Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian’s most popular beach, and depart for the capital city of Asturias, Oviedo. Explore the fascinating city of Santiago de Compostela, the highlight of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, before moving on towards Segovia, a city rich in medieval treasures, such as its magnificent Roman aqueduct and the 12th century castle, which was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Madrid to finish the tour.
This tour departs daily.
- 3 nights in Madrid
- 1 night in Burgos
- 2 nights in Bilbao
- 2 nights in Oviedo
- 1 night in Santiago de Compostela
- 1 night in Segovia
- Rental for 10 days (240 hours)
- Group A (Hyundai I10 or similar) including basic insurance
Pick-up and drop-off point: Madrid Airport
Arrival at Madrid. Pick up the car at the airport and make your way to your hotel.
Have breakfast at the hotel and take some time at leisure to explore the city at your own pace. In the afternoon, visit the monumental city of Toledo and return to Madrid for your overnight stay.
Breakfast and drive towards Burgos. Remainder of the day free to explore the city.
Breakfast and continue towards Vitoria. Arrival and stop for a brief visit of the capital of the Basque country and the Green European City of 2012. Continue to Bilbao.
Time to get to know San Sebastián and its bay, playa de la Concha, the promenade, port, old town, Cathedral, boulevard and modern Palacio de Congresos and Auditorio Kursaal. By the afternoon, visit to Zarauzt and Getaria. Return to the hotel.
After breakfast, you will drive towards Santander. Stop to discover the city. Seek out the Pereda gardens, the Cathedral, the lighthouse and the Magdalena Peninsula, looking at the exterior of the Royal Palace. Continue the trip to Gijón. Arrive and visit the Universidad Laboral, barrio of Cimadevilla, and the beach of San Lorenzo. Continue to Oviedo.
Enjoy a relaxed breakfast at your hotel as today you have a free day to discover Oviedo and its surround at your leisure.
Following breakfast at your hotel, you will drive to La Coruña. Take some time to visit La Coruña to discover the Tower of Hercules, Playa de Riazor, City Hall and Plaza de María Pita. You will then continue on towards Santiago de Compostela, where you will stay overnight.
Breakfast. This morning, you will have some free time to explore the city before you depart to Segovia.
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy some time at your leisure to walk around the town of Segovia, known for its famous Roman aqueduct, its cathedral and the Alcazar. This afternoon, you will depart on your return journey in the direction of Madrid.
Have breakfast at your hotel and drive to the airport. Return the car. End of tour.
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