This region encompasses small fishing towns, lush forests, mountains and, of course, the ‘Camino de Santiago’ pilgrimage route. The itinerary ends at Santiago de Compostela, which has its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great.
Bilbao 2 nights | San Sebastian 2 nights | Burgos 1 night | Leon 2 nights | Ribadeo 1 night | Santiago de Compostela 2 nights
Day 1 : UK to Bilbao
Fly from the UK to Bilbao. After collecting your hire car, self-drive to your first hotel. You will then have a guided tour through Bilbao’s old town and enjoy a tapas route through some of the local typical taverns. After this, you will have some free time before visiting some of the city’s most famous chocolate places.
Day 2 : Bilbao
Today you will visit the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum. After your visit, you will have a very special lunch at what is locally known as txoco (a gastronomic society), where you can enjoy some of the traditional culinary delights of the city.
Day 3 : Bilbao to San Sebastian
Self-drive from your hotel in Bilbao to your hotel in San Sebastian. In the afternoon, you will do a guided city tour.
Day 4 : San Sebastian
Today the beautiful Playa de la Concha (Concha beach) and the Urgullu Mountain await you. After lunch, you will visit the Bretxa market, next to the Kursaal Cultural Centre, which is also next to the beach.
Day 5 : San Sebastian to Burgos
Self-drive from your hotel in San Sebastian to your hotel in Burgos
Day 6 : Burgos to Leon
Self-drive from your hotel in Burgos to your hotel in Leon
Day 7 : Leon
A day at leisure to explore this wonderful city.
Day 8 : Leon to Ribadeo
Self-drive from your hotel in Leon to your hotel in Ribadeo
Day 9 : Ribadeo to Santiago de Compostela
Self-drive from your hotel in Ribadeo to your hotel in Santiago de Compostela
Day 10 : Santiago de Compostela
Today you will have a guided tour of this fascinating city and its Cathedral, the alleged burial site of St James. The elaborately carved stone facades of this magnificent building open onto grand plazas within the medieval walls of the old town.
Day 11 : Santiago de Compostela to UK
Self-drive to the airport and return your hire car to the depot, before flying home.