Follow the Way of St James, the
pilgrimage route to the cathedral of
Santiago de Compostela, where the
remains of Saint James the Apostle,
the patron saint of Spain, are said to be
buried. This tour starts in the Basque
Country and continues through the
regions of Castile and Leon before
finishing in Galicia, stopping to visit
the various architectural highlights and
museums en route. There is also a brief
detour into the celebrated wine region of
La Rioja, with a chance to sample some
of the produce.
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Fly from London to Bilbao with British Airways
or Iberia. Transfer to the Silken Indautxu hotel,
Bilbao for 2 nights. (N)
Morning tour of Bilbao including a visit to the
impressive Guggenheim museum, which opened
in 1997. Visit to the 16th-century gothic and
baroque Basilica of Nuestra Señora de Begoña.
Afternoon at leisure. (B)
Morning drive to Burgos, stopping en route in
Haro, the centre for the vineyards and bodegas
of the Rioja Alta wine region, for a wine tasting
tour. Stay 2 nights at the AC Burgos. (B)
Full-day tour of Burgos including the prominent
cathedral that can be seen from almost
anywhere in the city; the Arco de Santa Maria, a
carved gateway to the old quarter; and Burgos
museum, with finds from the Roman city of
Clunia and Casa del Cordón, a 15th-century
palace and meeting place between Catholic
monarchs and Christopher Columbus after his
discovery of the Americas. (B)
Morning drive to Leon, stopping en route in
Valladolid for a city tour including the 16thcentury
cathedral. On arrival in Leon, visit the St
Isidoro museum, home to numerous treasures
found in the area including artefacts dating
back as far as the 11th century. Stay 2 nights at
the AC Leon. (B)
Full-day tour of Leon including the mid
13th-century Cathedral of Santa Maria de
la Regla, a magnificent example of gothic
architecture and the finest display of stained
glass in Spain. (B)
Morning drive to Santiago de Compostela via
the Natural Park of Las Médulas, the largest
gold mine open pit in the Roman empire and
a Unesco world heritage site due to its
spectacular landscape. Stay at the AC Palacio
del Carmen for 2 nights. (B)
Full-day tour exploring the beautiful Unescolisted
capital of Galicia. The tour includes the cathedral and burial place of Saint James the
Great, one of Jesus’ apostles, and the monastery
of San Martiño Pinario. (B)
Transfer to La Coruña airport and fly to London
with Iberia. (B)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is fully escorted
throughout by a local tour manager from arrival
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The AC Burgos by Marriott is centrally located close to Burgos' gothic cathedral and the river. It is one of the best hotels in Burgos, set in the pedestrian zone making the area surrounding the hotel free from traffic and ideal for exploring the historic city.
Features: 70 rooms; restaurant; coffee shop; lounge;
Room amenities: Air conditioning; plasma television; music system; minibar;...
Located in the centre of the new city and close to the old quarter of the city, the AC Leon by Marriott is just a 10-minute walk from the cathedral and the famous Casa de Botines. The hotel provides modern facilities and relaxing amenities including the fitness centre and Turkish hammam.
Features: 83 rooms & suites; restaurant; bar; snack bar; fitness centre; sauna; hammam.
Room amenities: Air conditioning; minibar; telephone; hairdryer;...
The AC Palacio del Carmen is located in the historic area of Santiago de Compostela just 700 metres away from the famous Santiago Cathedral. The hotel is set in a former convent which has been carefully restored to maintain the building's ancient features while adding the facilities of a modern hotel.
Features: 74 rooms & suites; restaurant; bar; indoor swimming pool; garden; terrace; fitness centre; Turkish bath.
Room amenities: Air conditioning; plasma television;...
The hotel takes its name from the traditional district of Indautxu in the heart of the city's commercial and financial area. It is located fifteen minutes' walk from the Gugenheim Museum and other places of interest such as the Fine Arts Museum. The building that houses the Hotel Silken Indautxu Bilbao, with its fine exterior in the Bilbaino style and totally renovated interior, is just one example of the city's blending of the traditional with the...
Regional air connections are available from within the UK. Please contact your travel consultant for current prices from your nearest city.
We can also arrange flights from overseas, simply give us a call to find out more.
If you choose to take the tour without flights arranged through Cox & Kings, please contact one of our travel consultants prior to booking the flights to ensure that you are aware of the tour timings and all the implications of not booking through us. We strongly advise you not to book flights independently of Cox & Kings if significant charges would apply in case of cancellation.
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BAQ2016: 8 Nights
Bilbao is the largest city in the Basque region and its principal industrial centre. Wit...
The city of Burgos came to prominence as one of the principal stops on the Camino de...
The origins of Leon date back to the first century, but it is renowned for being one of...