Day 1 : Fly to Santander
Fly to Santander and transfer to the Silken Rio Santander for 1 night.
Day 2 : Santillana del Mar • Altamira • Ribadesella
Transfer to the train station and board the El Transcantabrico Clasico for the 4-night journey to Santiago de Compostela. Late morning and afternoon visits to the town of Santillana del Mar with its beautifully preserved medieval centre. Continue to the Cave of Altamira, containing some of the fi nest examples of Upper Palaeolithic cave art, and the village of Ribadesella. (B, L, D)
Day 3 : Picos de Europa National Park • Oviedo
Today drive into the mountainous Picos de Europa National Park in the heart of the region of Asturias. Visit Lake Enol and then continue to the shrine of Covadonga. After lunch, visit the region’s capital, Oviedo, with its Asturian Romanesque art. Highlights include the Basilica of San Julian de los Prados. (B, L, D)
Day 4 : Avilés • Gijón • Luarca
Morning visits to Avilés, an ancient city with an excellent old town quarter, and Gijón, a city that opens up to the Cantabrian Sea and is alive with cultural events. After visiting both towns, return to the El Transcantabrico and continue to Luarca, known as ‘the White Town of the Green Coast’. (B, L, D)
Day 5 : Ribadeo • Viveiro
Morning visits to Las Catedrales beach and the picturesque town of Ribadeo. Continue by train to Viveiro to visit the old quarter of the city. (B, L, D)
Day 6 : Santiago de Compostela • Disembark the train
Morning arrival. Take a tour of this celebrated northern Spanish town, home to the shrine of St James the Great. Stay at the Parador de Santiago de Compostela for 1 night. (B)
Day 7 : Departure
Transfer to the airport and fly to your next destination. (B)
As per itinerary :- B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.