Madrid y el Norte

 

Madrid y el Norte - 12 days

Countries

  • Spain

Day 1 - Overnight Flight

  • Depart on transatlantic flight to Madrid

Day 2 - Segovia

  • Arrival in Madrid
  • Private transportation pick-up from the airport and transfer to San Lorenzo
  • Visit El Escorial with tour leader
  • Continue on to Segovia
  • Dinner at hotel in Segovia

Day 3 - Segovia

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel 
  • Locally guided tour of Segovia including its ancient Roman aquaduct, the Alcázar (fortress) and cathedral
  • Free time for shopping and other sightseeing in Segovia
  • Dinner at hotel in Segovia

Day 4 - Santander

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel in Segovia
  • Private transporation to Santander 
  • Free time to relax or explore Santander
  • Dinner at hotel in Santander

Day 5 - Santander

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel in Santander
  • Private transportation to see Los Picos de Europa and Fuente Dé
  • Cable car ride to Central Massif at Fuente Dé
  • Dinner at hotel in Santander

Day 6 - Santander

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel in Santander
  • Private transportation to Santillana del Mar
  • Visit to the Mueso de Altamira including a guided tour of a replica of the Cuevas de Altamira
  • Free time to explore Santillana del Mar
  • Return to Santander with time at leisure to enjoy the beach or explore the town
  • Dinner at hotel in Santander 

Day 7 - Santander

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel in Santander
  • Private transportation to Bilbao
  • Guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Free time for shopping and exploration of Bilbao
  • Dinner at hotel in Santander
  • Evening boat cruise on Santander Bay

Day 8 - Burgos

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel in Santander
  • Private transportation to Burgos
  • Locally-guided tour of Burgos including the cathedral and monastery
  • Free time for further exploration of Burgos
  • Dinner at hotel in Burgos

Day 9 - Madrid

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel in Burgos
  • Private transporation to Madrid
  • Locally-guided panomramic tour of Madrid
  • Leisurely walk around Old Madrid
  • Free time for additional exploration of Madrid
  • Dinner at a local restaurant in Madrid

Day 10 - Madrid

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel or nearby café
  • Locally-guided visit to the Museo del Prado
  • Leisurely walk through Parque del Retiro
  • Locally-guided tour of the Palacio Real (Royal Palace)
  • Free time for shopping or additional sightseeing
  • Tapas dinner at a restaurant in Madrid

Day 11 - Madrid

  • Spanish breakfast at hotel or nearby café
  • Private transportation to Toledo 
  • Locally guided tour of the city of Toledo including the cathedral, synagogue and La Iglesia de Santo Tomé to see El Greco's masterpiece, El Entierro del Señor de Orgaz
  • Visit to the vantage point of El Greco's Vista de Toledo
  • Visit to a store showcasing the local art of swordmaking and damascene jewelry
  • Free time for shopping and further exploration of Toledo
  • Return to Madrid 
  • Dinner at local restuarant in Madrid

Day 12 - Return Flight

  • Private transporation to Madrid's Barajas airport for return flight

Includes

  • Round trip air transportation from Minneapolis, including current departure and security taxes
  • Prices from other departure cities available upon request
  • Land transportation in Europe via private motor coach and public metro, as indicated on itinerary 
  • Multi-bedded accommodations in hotels 
  • Breakfast and dinner daily
  • Admission costs to all activities as indicated on itinerary 
  • Services of a full-time, bilingual tour leader

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature, such as passport fees and personal spending money
  • Meals, other than indicated
  • Beverages, other than at breakfast
  • End-of-tour gratuity to tour leader 
  • End-of-tour gratuity to bus driver 
  • Luggage handling 
  • Airline baggage fees, if applicable
  • Travel Insurance