Welcome to Picos de Europa


The Picos comprise three majestic massifs: the eastern Macizo Ándara, with a summit of 2444m; the western Macizo El Cornión, rising to 2596m; and the particularly rocky Macizo Central (or Macizo de los Urrieles), reaching 2648m. The 671-sq-km Parque Nacional de los Picos de Europa covers all three massifs. At the park's higher elevations, open meadows filled with grazing cattle are backed by a wild landscape of sparkling lakes and imposing limestone peaks; down below, sheer rock faces plunge into a series of stunning river gorges.

Virtually deserted in winter, the area bursts with visitors in August. July is not far behind. June and September are quieter and just as likely to be sunny as August.


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$2876.48 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.

$870.59 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$623.53 Cultural & Theme Tours

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.

$700 Classes & Workshops

One Week Spanish Course At Your Tutor's Home In The North Of Spain

Our week's course includes: Full board accommodation in a spacious room with en-suite bathroom.Tuition from Monday to Friday.Materials designed by our tutor's team.Santander Airport Transfer (Santander Ferry or Coach station also included).Small groups, maximum 10 people.Courses available for all levelsOf course, a cup of tea at any time.We offer home-stay Spanish courses at our house in Aés, Puente Viesgo, North coast of Spain, just 20 km. from Santander. Our home is a 1780s charming and traditional house. You will love the experience of immersing yourself in Spanish in our house and you will feel right at home in no time. Find your favourite spot to work and study, and read or have a cup of tea in our patio and garden. You will find that your confidence, knowledge and fluency grows, while having the time of your life.As part of learning about Spanish culture you should get to know its food. Typical examples are tapas, jamón and chorizo, but there are many others you can try. Merche is an excellent cook and we're pretty sure that you will enjoy her food. If you want, we can even teach you how to cook a tortilla de patatas, a paella, etc.You can spend your free time enjoying one of the many walks that you can take in the area. Right on the doorstep you have an idyllic landscape with thrilling views of mountains, natural forests, green hills and valleys and rivers and waterfalls. These walks are also an excellent opportunity to see a variety of animals and birds. Our little village, Aés, has got a small supermarket and a bar, plus a playground and a sports pitch but in Puente Viesgo, 20 minutes walk from our home, you can also visit the impressive prehistoric caves of Pico Castillo, where humans lived 200,000 years ago. The caves have fascinating paintings made by humans around 40,000-19,000 BC and are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After exploring all these valleys and mountains, relax in one of the most famous spas in Spain. El Balneario de Puente Viesgo offers you different treatments for relaxing,  improving your health and delicious regional cuisine. Finally, if you want to have a drink or eat in town, local bars and restaurants offer good value for money in Puente Viesgo.If you feel more adventurous you can always ride one of our mountain bikes that are available for you to use.You can also take some excursions at an extra cost, either to a lively city like Santander, a medieval town like Santillana del Mar, to Comillas to see one of Gaudi's most famous buildings or to the famous Picos de Europa mountains among many other excursions you can take.