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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$2879.46 Cultural & Theme Tours

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

1st Day (Wed.) MADRID – ZARAGOZA – SAN SEBASTIANDeparting from central Madrid towards Zaragoza. Free time in Zaragoza. Head towards San Sebastian to enjoy a panoramic city tour of this marvelous city. Accommodation.2nd Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO – CASTRO URDIALES – SANTANDERBreakfast. En route to Bilbao stop at Mount Igueldo, where the views from the top are simply incredible. Outside view of The Guggenheim Museum and visit the old fishing village “Castro Urdiales”. Free time in Bilbao. Departure to Santander, free time and accommodation.3rd Day (Fri.) SANTANDER – SANTILLANA – COVADONGA – OVIEDOBreakfast. Morning in Santillana, one of the most important artistic towns of Spain. Stop at Covadonga, where you will have free time to visit the Sanctuary and the Grotto. Departure towards Oviedo in the afternoon and free time in the city. Accommodation.4th Day (Sat.) OVIEDO – LUGO – A CORUÑABreakfast. Depart Oviedo westward towards Galicia until Lugo. Free time in this city. Leave for La Coruña and enjoy a panoramic drive through its main avenues to admire the glass house galleries of Galician architecture. Brief stop for pictures at the wonder monument of Torre de Hercules, which dates back from the roman period. Free afternoon in which you have the possibility to join an optional tour to the Rias Altas. Accommodation.5th Day (Sun.) LA CORUÑA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELABreakfast. Departure towards Santiago de Compostela, one of the most important sites for Christian Pilgrimates in Spain as it is the end of the Camino de Santiago, built during the Roman Empire and World Heritage remain. City tour with entrance fee to the Cathedral and visit to the Obradoiro. Free afternoon to explore this university city. Accommodation.6th Day (Mon.) SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA – RIAS BAJAS – LA TOJA – VIGOBreakfast. Today we will visit the Rias Baixas (Spanish Fjords). Afterwards we’ll take on a scenic drive towards the well-known La Toja Island. Free time in there. Afterwards we will head to Ria de Arosa passing by Pontevedra to arrive in Vigo. Accommodation.7th Day (Tue.) VIGO – VIANA DO CASTELO – BRAGA – PORTOBreakfast. Departure towards Viana do Castelo (Portugal). Free time in the city and departure to Braga for a short stop. Departure to Porto. Accommodation.8th Day (Wed.) PORTO – SALAMANCA – MADRIDBreakfast. Panoramic sightseeing tour of Porto, World Heritage City, in which we will admire the Cathedral, the Stock Exchange building and Santa Clara church. Departure towards Salamanca, where we will make a short stop. Free time in this university city (World Heritage) of great architecture and artistic value. Continue to Madrid.

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