Welcome to Gijón

Gijón’s ancient core is concentrated on the headland known as Cimadevilla, the old fishermen’s quarter. The harmonious, porticoed Plaza Mayor marks the southern end of this promontory. To the west stretch the Puerto Deportivo (marina) and the broad golden Playa de Poniente. South lies the busy, 19th- to 20th-century city centre, bounded on its eastern side by Playa de San Lorenzo.

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$707.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Sailing, outdoor adventure and gastronomic holiday experiences

Join us onboard Atyla at 16.00 in the Gijón sports marina. Once we are all on board, we will go through a quick safety briefing; after which you are free to explore the city at your leisure. Our crew liaison will be available to take you around and show you the sights if you would like but no food or dinks are included in this option. Dinner is provided on board, but you can eat on shore if you wish.The following morning we will depart Gijón on the high tide at 9am for a 3 day sailing trip, hugging the incredibly stunning and rugged coastline infamously called the ‘Costa da Morte’ (Coast of death), due to the number of shipwrecks in the area. Not all of which lost their way in a storm, but rather chillingly were deliberately lured onto the rocks by local rogues in order to loot their precious cargos.We plan to arrive in Vigo on the incoming tide on Friday at 10am. This gives us a full day to explore. We’ll start the day after a good breakfast on board with a guided gastro-historic tour of the city which will take approximately 2 hours, including tapas in 2 local taverns. We’ll then head back to the ship for lunch prepared by our cook showcasing some typical local fayre. In the afternoon we’ll head out on a 4 hour cycling route along the coast, water & snacks provided. Once back on the ship in the evening we’ll enjoy a well deserved dinner, after which you can relax on board or head out into the city for a nightcap.The next day after a late breakfast you can choose to disembark, or join us for a day sail around the ría with other guests and enjoy a food & wine tasting lunch on board if your travel plans permit.Latest disembarkation is 17.00 on the 27thGratuity optional

$844.88 Cultural & Theme Tours

North of Spain from Bilbao to Galicia with Covadonga

Day 1. MADRID - ZARAGOZA- SAN SEBASTIAN (Sunday) Departure from our bus Terminal at 8:00 a.m.to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodation Day 2. SAN SEBASTIAN - BILBAO -SANTILLANA - SANTANDER (Monday) Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao. Short panoramic  tour to admire the Guggenheim Museum building. Continuation to Santillana del Mar, city considered as a National Monument. Short stop and continue to Santander. Dinner and accommodations. Day 3. SANTANDER - COVADONGA -OVIEDO (Tuesday) Breakfast. Departure through Picos de Europa mountains through splendid landscapes.Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit the Shrine and continuation to Oviedo. Dinner and accommodations. Day 4. OVIEDO - GIJON - LUGO (Wednesday) Breakfast. Departure to Gijon, the second capital of the region of Asturias. Short panoramic tour and continuation through the areas of Luarca, Ribadeo and Lugo in the Region of Galicia. Dinner and accommodations. Day 5. LUGO - LA CORUÑA (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon, optionalexcursion to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations. Day 6. LA CORUÑA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA (Friday) Breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour of this legendary pilgrimage town, Plaza del Obradoiro, Cathedral, etc. Afternoon at leisure. Dinner and accommodations. Day 7. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - RIAS BAJAS - VIGO (Saturday) Breakfast and departure to the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendidlandscapes: La Toja Island, ría de Arosa and Pontevedra. Optional excursion to Santa Tecla and Valença do Miño across the portuguese border. Continuation to Vigo. Dinner and accommodations. Day 8. VIGO - MADRID (Sunday) Breakfast. We will begin our journey through the Galician Mountains to return to Madrid crossing the Castilian region. Arrival and end of the services.

$17.13 Sightseeing Tickets & Passes

Gijon Aquarium Admission Ticket

Visit: Acuario de Gijon, Gijon, AsturiasIt is located on Poniente Beach, Gijon’s Aquarium is one of the richest aquariums of Northern Spain. It was opened in 2006 with the following areas: reception, permanent exhibition, exhibition room, classrooms, marine mammal’s recovery area, bird observatory, shop, visits area, terrace and restaurant.The visit is divided on 12 seas and rivers where you can find more than 4000 individuals, vertebrates and invertebrates of more than 400 different species:Cantabric River, Cantabric Coast, Cantabric Continental Shelf, Temperate Atlantic, Tropical Atlantic, Cold Seas, Indo-Pacific, Coral Reef, Red Sea, The Indian African, The South Atlantic and The Subtropical Atlantic.You can learn about the species, their way of life, its food, their adaptation to the environment and its specific characteristics. You can see different species as salmon, eel, otter, trout, scorpion fish, rays, mollusks, jellyfish, octopus, sharks, mackerel, croakier fish, clown fish, sea horses, puffer fish, turtles, moray eels and penguins.Apart from the typical visits, the aquarium organizes different activities and exhibitions, especially for children.For example, during holiday periods, it usually has workshops for children based on environment and the species of the aquarium, where they play and learn on a different way.There are also different exhibitions about reptiles, environment, photography, painting and much more.