Northern Spain - End Madrid, Classic Group

Northern Spain - End Madrid, Classic Group
See spectacular Spain on this 11-day guided tour. Meet a local on the Green Coast of Asturias - a verdant beach along the wild Cantabrian Sea - for a lunch made of locally sourced ingredients and cider. In Oviedo, join a Local Expert for a tour of the town’s 9th Century churches and the Cathedral of the Holy Savior. See the most beautiful village in Spain, Santillana del Mar, where you can wander cobblestone streets until you reach its scenic town square. Relax at your luxury beach resort in Santander, taking in views of the bay below. In Barcelona, allow a Local Expert to lead you through the city’s Gothic Quarter, through the Roman Gate and to the Sagrada Família, a spectacular basilica with towers that seem to touch the sky and stained-glass windows that are works of art.


Dining Summary
  • 3 Dinner with Wine (DW)
  • 10 Breakfast (B)
  • 1 Lunch with Wine (LW)
Choice Highlights
  • Choose between two carefully selected activities
  • Santiago de Compostela: Join a city tour with a Local Expert and visit Praza do Obradoiro to admire the cathedral facade festooned with architectural frills.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Embark on a scenic walk on part of the Way of St. James with a Local Expert, through parks and gardens that transform with the seasons.
Additional Included Highlights
  • : Our highly-skilled Travel Director will ensure your journey is seamless, serving as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.
  • : Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.
  • : Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary.
  • : Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available).
  • : From time to time, your Travel Director will delight you with an Insight Flourish, which is a local specialty representing the destination.
  • : We carry your bags for you and promptly deliver them to your hotel door.
  • : If your arrival and/or departure flights are as per the itinerary start and end dates, then transfers are available at scheduled times. If your flights are outside these times, or you have booked additional nights accommodation with Insight Vacations, you may purchase transfers or make your own way from/to the airport.
Authentic Dining
  • Madrid: Join your Travel Director at 18:00 for a Welcome Dinner in a local restaurant and get to know your fellow travellers over a beautiful evening of delicious food and wine.
  • Rueda: Some of Spain's finest wines hail from the Rueda region. During your tasting, learn about the Verdejo grape and what to look for in a fresh white.
  • Gijon: Meet Flor, a local of Gijón, for a delicious meal of locally sourced produce that she has prepared just for you.
  • Barcelona: At a typical Catalan restaurant, savour a delicious Celebration Dinner that incorporates classic cooking with the freshest produce.
Insight Experiences
  • Madrid: Witness the world's finest collection of Spanish paintings, plus an impressive international collection, as you tour the Prado Museum with an art historian.
Make Travel Matter
  • San Sebastián: Uncover the important maritime cultural heritage of the Basque country on a neighbourhood walking tour in the old harbour area.
Top Rated Highlights
  • Madrid: See the highlights of the city with your Local Expert. Visit the Old Town, travelling along the elegant Paseo de la Castellana, past the fountain in the Plaza de Cibeles, the Cervantes Monument and Royal Palace, before crossing the Puerta del Sol.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Join a city tour with a Local Expert and visit Praza do Obradoiro to admire the cathedral facade festooned with architectural frills.
  • Santiago de Compostela: Embark on a scenic walk on part of the Way of St. James with a Local Expert, through parks and gardens that transform with the seasons.
  • Oviedo: Led by your Local Expert, see 1,000-year-old wall paintings in some of Europe's oldest churches. Admire the incredible altarpiece, one of the finest in Europe, when you visit the Cathedral of the Holy Saviour.
  • Picos de Europa: Visit the holy cave of Covadonga and see the tomb of Pelayo who is celebrated for winning the Battle of Covadonga against the Muslim Moors in 722 and later became the first King of Asturias.
  • Picos de Europa: Venture into this magnificent national park to admire the stunning picturesque scenery and rocky trails.
  • Santillana del Mar: Step back in time when you visit this perfectly preserved and 'most beautiful village in Spain.'
  • Bilbao: See the spectacular modern Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry and sites of this Basque region gem during your orientation with your Travel Director.
  • Getaria: See the rock known as El Ratón or the mouse.
  • Pamplona: Spend free time exploring this city, known for its annual Running with the Bulls festival.
  • Barcelona: Venture inside Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the Sagrada Família and marvel at the contrasts of architecture. Above see its giant, tree-like pillars and spectacular vaulting. Admire the wonderful rainbow of the incredible stained-glass windows.
  • Barcelona: With your Local Expert, drive down Las Ramblas and the elegant Passeig de Grcia to witness some of the finest Modernist architecture. Journey through the Eixample district to see Gaudi's extraordinary masterpiece, the mesmerising Sagrada Família.
Travel Director
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10 Nights Starting At
April 06, 2024 through April 16, 2024
Book by:
April 02, 2024 7:00 PM
Airfare not included
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Dates & prices
Additional
Offers
April 06, 2024

to April 16, 2024

10 Nights from $3,525.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
April 02, 2024 7:00 PM
May 02, 2024

to May 18, 2024

10 Nights from $3,595.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
May 14, 2024 7:00 PM
May 23, 2024

to June 01, 2024

10 Nights from $3,695.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
May 28, 2024 7:00 PM
June 08, 2024

to June 15, 2024

10 Nights from $3,650.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
June 11, 2024 7:00 PM
June 22, 2024

to July 02, 2024

10 Nights from $3,725.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
June 18, 2024 7:00 PM
July 06, 2024

to July 13, 2024

10 Nights from $3,825.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
July 09, 2024 7:00 PM
August 03, 2024

to August 17, 2024

10 Nights from $3,850.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
August 13, 2024 7:00 PM
August 29, 2024

to September 08, 2024

10 Nights from $3,825.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
August 25, 2024 7:00 PM
September 05, 2024

to September 15, 2024

10 Nights from $3,850.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
September 01, 2024 7:00 PM
September 07, 2024

to September 19, 2024

10 Nights from $3,775.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
September 15, 2024 7:00 PM
September 26, 2024

to October 06, 2024

10 Nights from $3,595.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included
September 22, 2024 7:00 PM
October 05, 2024

to October 19, 2024

10 Nights from $3,575.00 (USD) Per Person
Airfare not included, Various departures
October 15, 2024 7:00 PM
Additional
Offers
April 06, 2024

April 16, 2024

May 02, 2024

May 18, 2024

May 23, 2024

June 01, 2024

June 08, 2024

June 15, 2024

June 22, 2024

July 02, 2024

July 06, 2024

July 13, 2024

August 03, 2024

August 17, 2024

August 29, 2024

September 08, 2024

September 05, 2024

September 15, 2024

September 07, 2024

September 19, 2024

September 26, 2024

October 06, 2024

October 05, 2024

October 19, 2024

About Insight Vacations
Travel is our passion and every step is designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy a premium journey packed full of stylish hotels and authentic dining. Savor the views as you travel on spacious customized coaches, so that you arrive refreshed at each destination, and benefit from smaller group sizes. We believe incredible travel is about enjoying every moment, so the only question left for you is where do I want to go?

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About Insight Vacations
Travel is our passion and every step is designed with your comfort and pleasure in mind, giving you the vacation of your dreams. Enjoy a premium journey packed full of stylish hotels and authentic dining. Savor the views as you travel on spacious customized coaches, so that you arrive refreshed at each destination, and benefit from smaller group sizes. We believe incredible travel is about enjoying every moment, so the only question left for you is where do I want to go?

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.