Welcome to Covadonga


Somewhere hereabouts, in approximately AD 722, the Muslims suffered their first defeat in Spain, at the hands of the Visigothic nobleman (and, later, Asturian king) Pelayo – an event considered to mark the beginning of the 800-year Reconquista. According to legend, before the battle the Virgin appeared to Pelayo's warriors in a hillside cave here. Covadonga is still an object of pilgrimage today.


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8-Day Spain Tour: Northern Spain and Galicia from Barcelona

1st Day (Wed.) BARCELONA – ZARAGOZA (train) – SAN SEBASTIAN    Call on Barcelona “Sants” train station to depart by AVE, high speed train to Zaragoza. Meet assistance. Transfer to the city center to join the tour. In the afternoon, we will continue to San Sebastian. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation at the hotel2nd Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDER Breakfast. We will approach Mount Igueldo and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic driver in Bilbao and free time Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander free time to stroll through this elegant city. Accommodation.3rd Day (Fri.) SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDO Breakfast. Departure to Santillana Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo. Free time to explore Oviedo. Accommodation.  4th Day (Sat.) OVIEDO - LUGO – A CORUÑA Breakfast. Drive to the Galician region. Arrive to Lugo. Free time. Continuation to La Coruña. Brief panoramic driver. Brief stop in one of the wonders of the world the oldest working lighthouse the “Tower of Hercules” dating back from the roman period. Afternoon at leisure. Accommodation.5th Day (Sun.) LA CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA Breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela. City tour. Balance of the day at leisure to explore the narrow cobblestone streets and get the feel of the student atmosphere. Accommodation. 6th Day (Mon.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGO Breakfast. Departure towards one of the most marvelous areas of Galicia, the Rias Bajas (Spanish Fjords). Driving through this magnificent landscape arrive to La Toja Island. Free time and continue to the Ria de Arosa. Arrive to Vigo and accommodation.7th Day (Tue.) VIGO – VIANA DO CASTELO – BRAGABreakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Portuguese border. Arrive to Viana do Castelo, city located between the mouth of the river Miño and Porto. Free time and continue to Braga.  Accommodation.8th Day (Wed.) BRAGA – SALAMANCA - MADRIDBreakfast. Departure to the Spanish border to arrive to Salamanca. Short stop and free time in this University City (World Heritage) of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to Madrid. END OF OUR SERVICE.

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ALL SPAIN Small group English only

Day 1. MADRID - CORDOBA - SEVILLE (Monday) Departure through La Mancha to Cordoba. Sightseeing tour, visiting its famous Mosque-Cathedral and Jewish Quarter. After the visit continue to Sevilla. Dinner and accommodations. Optional tour to attend a flamenco show.  Day 2. SEVILLE (Tuesday) Half board in the hotel. Morning city tour. Optional artistic tour including the Royal Alcazar Palace. Afternoon at leisure to continue discovering the city.  Day 3. SEVILLE - GRANADA (Wednesday) Breakfast. Departure to Granada. Sightseeing tour visiting the Alhambra Day 4. GRANADA - VALENCIA (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure via Guadix, Baza and Puerto Lumbreras towards the Mediterranean coast and arrival to Valencia. Accommodations.  Day 5. VALENCIA - BARCELONA (Friday) Breakfast. Free time. At mid morning departure to Barcelona. Arrival and accommodations.  Day 6. BARCELONA (Saturday) Breakfast and accommodations. Morning city sightseeing tour.  Day 7. BARCELONA - ZARAGOZA - SAN SEBASTIAN (Sunday) Breakfast. Departure to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 8. SAN SEBASTIAN - BILBAO - SANTILLANA - SANTANDER (Monday) Breakfast. Departure to Bilbao. Short panoramic tour. Continuation to Santillana del Mar, city considered as a National Monument. Short stop and continue to Santander. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 9. SANTANDER - COVADONGA - OVIEDO (Tuesday) Breakfast. Departure through Picos de Europa mountains. Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit the Shrine and continuation to Oviedo. Dinner and accommodations  Day 10. OVIEDO - GIJON - LUGO (Wednesday) Breakfast. Departure to Gijon the second capital of The region of Asturias. Short panoramic tour and continuation to Galicia. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 11. LUGO - LA CORUÑA (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure to La Coruña. Short panoramic tour. In the afternoon optional excursion to the Rías Altas through typical villages as Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations.  Day 12. 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 13. SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA -  RIAS BAJAS - VIGO (Saturday) Breakfast and departure for the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: 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 14. VIGO - MADRID (Sunday) Breakfast. We will begin our journey through the Galician Mountains to return to Madrid crossing the Castilian region. Arrival in Madrid and end of our services.

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NORTH OF SPAIN

North of SpainDay 1. BARCELONA - ZARAGOZA -SAN SEBASTIAN (Sunday)Departure from Barcelona at 8:00 a.m. to Zaragoza. Short stop. Continuation to San Sebastian. Dinner and accommodations.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 National Monument. Short stop and continue to Santander. Dinner and accommodations.Day 3. SANTANDER - COVADONGA - OVIEDO (Tuesday)Breakfast. Departure through Picos de Europa mountains and their splendid landscapes. Arrival to Covadonga with free time to visit theShrine 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, optional excursion 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.Day 7. SANTIAGO - RIAS BAJAS - VIGO (Saturday)Breakfast and departure to the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Bajas), through splendid landscapes: La Toja Island, ría de Arosa andPontevedra. 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. This journey could be operated by train VIGO / MADRID.

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North of Spain

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.

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5 Days Northern Coast of Spain Tour

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 accommodations 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. Continuation to Oviedo, capital city of the Principality of Asturias and the administrative and commercial centre of the region. Arrival to the hotel, 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 - SALAMANCA - MADRID (Thursday) Breakfast. Departure to Salamanca. Short stop to know its famous Plaza Mayor and old quarters. Continuation to Madrid. End of our services.

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4-Days tour Northern Spain

 ITINERARY: 1st Day (Wed.) MADRID – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIANDeparture from JULIÁ TRAVEL bus terminal, located in the underground parking of the Plaza de Oriente at 08:30 a.m. Towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar, patroness of Hispanity and stroll through the old streets of Zaragoza. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian, it’s one of the most famous tourist destinations where they hold the International Film Festival. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation. 2nd Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDERBreakfast at hotel. We will approach Mount Igueldo, to contemplate the marvelous views of the city and then proceed towards Bilbao. Panoramic drive to Bilbao and free time on the esplanade where The Guggenheim Museum is located in order to admire this modern arquitectural building. Proceed to the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time. Departure to Santander, a port city located between the sea and the mountains, well known for its Sardinero Beach, one of the best known beaches in Spain. Free time to stroll through this elegant city. Accommodation. 3rd Day (Fri.) SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDOBreakfast at hotel. Departure to Santillana, it’s one of the most important historical artistic towns in Spain. It contains architectural treasures such as the Collegiate of Santa Juliana, a Jewel of the Romanesque Architecture in Cantabria. Continue to Covadonga, where you will have free time to see the Sanctuary and the Grotto where you will see the patroness of Asturias our Lady of Covadonga. In the afternoon, departure to Oviedo, where you will see on a series of hills the beauty of Saint Maria de Naranco Church, Jewel of the pre Romanic Austrian architecture. Free time to explore Oviedo, many of their streets are pedestrian, where you will be able to see World Heritage sites like The Cathedral, a splendid example of Gothic Austrian architecture. Accommodation. 4th Day (Sat.) OVIEDO – SALAMANCA – MADRIDBreakfast at hotel. Departure to Salamanca.  Short stop and free time in this university city (World Heritage) of great architectural and artistic wealth. Continue to Madrid. END OF OUR SERVICES.

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