Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in two-berth, inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.
We follow some of the Pilgrims’ route of the ‘Way of St. James’ making a stop in Leon with its 13th century Gothic cathedral and the Gaudi designed Casa Botines Palace, then to Galicia for a two-night stay on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela
We head into Portugal and to the popular resort of Figueira da Foz, where we stay for five nights. Figueira has long been a favourite with the U.K. holidaymakers, thanks largely to its extensive white sandy beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere and mix of traditional and modern architecture.
Optional excursion, which takes us firstly to the picturesque village of Nazaré. It is said that the village of Nazaré got its name from a statue of the Virgin Mary brought to the town from Nazareth by a monk in the 4th century. Today it is Portugal’s most famous fishing village, having always drawn visitors to its beautiful beaches. You may still see the old Phoenician styled fishing boats, brightly coloured and with eyes painted on the vessels, supposedly with the magical power to avert storms. We continue to the pretty, walled town of Obidos. See the winemaking techniques, along with a tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting of the local produce
Included excursion to the pretty town of Coimbra. This former medieval capital of Portugal is home to one of Europe’s oldest universities and today its historic centre of multi-coloured houses combines with a lively, vibrant atmosphere; a delight we’re sure you will enjoy.
Included excursion to Porto, a wonderful, walled city on the banks of the Douro River and origin of the famous fortified wine. An optional guided tour will show you many sights linked to Porto’s history. The scenic historical quarter and cathedral are also worth a visit before our day ends at a traditional Porto wine cellar.
Spend some time in Burgos, before we head to the beautiful Spanish resort town of San Sebastián, picturesquely situated on a shell-shaped bay. We continue into France and stay overnight in the Biarritz area at a minimum 2 star hotel.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will
consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or
guardian aged over 18 years old.
We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not
generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.
We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests
at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.
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