10 Nights | £899 pp
Outward Date: 10/02/2018 - Depart Manchester 1750 arrive Bilbao 2055
Return Date: 20/02/2019 - Depart Madrid 2130 arrive Manchester 2310
Departing from Manchester
Fly direct to Bilbao. On arrival join the private transfer to your hotel where you will spend 2 nights.
Bilbao: Designed by Frank Gehry, the Museo Guggenheim has been hailed as the most important building of its time and is undisputedly Bilbao’s star attraction, thanks to its awesome and utterly distinctive shell of titanium, glass and limestone. Beyond the Guggenheim, your first port of call in Bilbao must surely be the Old Town, or Casco Viejo as it’s known locally, a labyrinthine maze of narrow, winding, pedestrianized streets leading off the Plaza Nueva. At its heart are the city’s original seven streets – Las Siete Calles – dating back to the 1400s and you’ll find atmosphere in abundance with plenty of quirky galleries, shops, bars and cafés where a pit-stop for pintxo (Spanish tapas) is an absolute essential.
Make your own way to the bus station for the journey to Burgos. The coach departs Bilbao 1500 arriving in Burgos at 1645. On arrival make your own way to your hotel where you will spend 2 nights.
Burgos: Burgos, a city in Castilla-Leon situated along the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela. The city is rich in medieval splendour. The capital of the unified kingdom of Castilla-Leon for five centuries, Burgos boasts a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture: the cathedral of Burgos. Aside from the historic quarter, you can enjoy pleasant walks along the banks of the Duero and Arlanza rivers.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey to León where you will spend 2 nights. Depart 1234 arrive 1438.
León: A former Roman encampment, León became the capital of the kingdom in the Middle Ages, a historic enclave on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela. Don’t miss the Santa María de León Cathedral, also called The House of Light or the Pulchra Leonina.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey to Santiago de Compostela where you will spend 2 nights. Depart 1443 arrive 1959
Santiago de Compostela: The Galician capital is synonymous with the Camino, an ancient pilgrimage route, born in the 9th century. To this day many thousands of pilgrims set out on foot, by bike, or even on horseback, to live this experience that combines adventure and spirituality. The final goal is the Cathedral in Santiago, one of the sacred cities of Christendom.
Christianity aside, gastronomy is an essential part of the city. There is a spectacular array of restaurants, bars and taverns, all offering high-quality food to suit all budgets.
Make your own way to the railway station for the journey to Madrid where you will spend 2 nights. Depart 1210 arrive 1754.
Madrid: A cosmopolitan city that combines history, culture and 21st-century living with ease. Throw yourself into cultural enlightenment with visits to the Thyssen, Prado and Reina Sofia Galleries before staying up late, feasting on wine and tapas.
Private transfer from your hotel to the airport for the return flight to the UK.
Your Holiday Hotels
Our opinion… Great location for the Old Town.
Location… Located a few metres away from the Arriaga Theatre, between the old town and El Ensanche.
Accommodation… Rooms are modern and well appointed. Facilities include a 26'' flat screen TV, free wifi access, hydromassage showers, free safe deposit box and double or twin beds.
Facilities… The hotel has a breakfast room on the top floor. Take advantage of the free bike rental to explore the city.
Transport…. Close to public transport network.
Our opinion... Superb location in Burgos. Surrounded by the streets of the Old Town.
Location... Located opposite to the main facade of the Cathedral
Accommodation... Rooms are decorated in a traditional style and come with air-conditioning, mini-bar, telephone, bathroom amenities, hairdryer, safety deposit box and LCD TV.
Facilities... The hotel restaurant is located in a 15th-century palace. You can enjoy a delicious selection of traditional Castilian dishes.
Transport... The hotel is 500m from the bus station.
Our opinion... Excellent location close to the Old Town.
Location... Located less than a 10-minute walk from the important historical sites of Leon, such as the Gothic Cathedral, the Romanesque Basilica of St. Isidor, the Palace of Guzmanes, or Gaudi's Casa Botines.
Accommodation... The Eurostars Leon Hotel provides 63 rooms, all exterior-facing and very bright. The rooms are functional and friendly, with satellite TV and free internet access, as well as a bathroom with hydro-massage shower column (upon request) or bathtub
Facilities... The hotel serves a buffet breakfast. There is also a Bar-café.
Transport... Bus and train station 1km from the hotel. Bus stop 20m from the hotel.
Our opinion… A central hotel with character in Santiago de Compostela
Location… Located on Calle del Hórreo, in front of the Galician Regional Parliament, 200 yards from Plaza de Galicia and just an 11-minute walk from Santiago Cathedral.
Accommodation… Rooms are modern and bright and include individual air-conditioning, free Wi-Fi, safe, mini-bar, telephone, 32” flat-screen TV with satellite channels, en-suite bathroom with hairdryer and amenities and 8 rooms designed for people with reduced mobility.
Facilities… There is a breakfast room in addition to a TV and reading room and gym.
Transport… Located 100 metres from Santiago de Compostela Train Station where the airport buses drop off.
Our opinion… Comfortable accommodation in a great location for exploring Madrid.
Location… Close to La Puerta De Toledo Arch, in the historical centre of the city, this hotel is just a few minutes walk from the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor as well as the Cathedral, Theatre, and El Rastro (local flea market).
Accommodation… The 152 rooms are comfortable and modern with internet via television, satellite television, air conditioning, in-house movie and hairdryer.
Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant and bar
Transport… The nearest metro station is the Puerta De Toledo.
Your Holiday Price Includes
Direct flight from Manchester to Bilbao, returning from Madrid
2 nights at the 3* Petit Palace Arana Hotel in Bilbao sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 3* Meson del Cid in Burgos sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 4* Eurostars Leon in Leon sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 3* Gelmirez in Santiago sharing a twin/double room
2 nights at the 3* Puerta de Toledo in Madrid sharing a twin/double room
Rail/coach travel between the cities
Return private airport transfers
UK Air Passenger Duty
Services of Our 24 hour duty manager