Santiago de Compostela & Portugal’s Silver Coast

  • 13 Day Tour
  • 5 Sights Visited
  • 4 Star Rating

Day 1

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.

On coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more and Single Traveller coach holidays, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point.

If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining point, we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer coach, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. On European coach holidays of 7 days' or more, the cost of this is just £30 per booking each way (Up to 4 people per booking).

If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge

Please note: If you would like to take up the Door-to-Door service, you will need to call our reservations team as it is not possible to book this service online.

Day 2

We arrive at the port of Santander and travel by coach to our hotel for one night

  • Included meals: Dinner

Day 3

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

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 - Santiago de Compostela

Join our included excursion today to the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela with a guide, visiting the Old Quarter and the Cathedral.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 5

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 6 - Nazaré & Obidos

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 meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Obidos

Day 7 - Coimbra

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 meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 8 - Porto

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Porto

Day 9

A final relaxing day at leisure on the Portuguese coast

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 10

Leave Portugal and travel to northern Spain for an overnight stay.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 11 - San Sebastián

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.

  • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

San Sebastian

Day 12

Travel north to the Paris outskirts for an overnight stay at a city-style hotel.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Return home.

  • Included meals: Breakfast

Prices are per person, based on two sharing.

Extras: optional excursions; single room supplement £299; travel insurance from £49.95.



FAQ's about our tours

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
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.
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We do have holidays that are suitable for wheelchair users, however the person using the wheelchair will need to be able to get on and off the coach if a coach tour is booked. Our coaches are not suitable for someone who is wheelchair reliant as we can only take folding wheelchairs that are stored in the luggage compartment.

We cannot guarantee that assistance will be available for the disabled person / wheelchair user and such bookings will only be accepted if that person is travelling with an able-bodied person who is fully able to attend to the needs of his/her co-traveller.

Passengers travelling by Eurostar in standard class seats must be able to walk 200 yards (183 metres) unaided. Please note; only collapsible wheelchairs are permitted on board standard class Eurostar coaches, as these must be stored in the luggage storage areas. Any passengers who are wheelchair reliant are required to be allocated in the 'Standard Premier' coaches where wheelchair user spaces are located. As these spaces are limited to 1 per train you must advise us immediately if you require them in order that we can reserve with Eurostar.

Excursions on our tours visit places of interest and public buildings. These may not be able to accommodate people with walking difficulties and wheelchair access may not be available. Excursions which include sightseeing tours may involve walking long distances and sometimes over cobbled or uneven surfaces.

The accommodation we use on our tours may not have ground floor rooms and in some instances lifts will not always be available. Occasionally access to your hotel may involve walking distances from the coach park and some hotels have a flight of steps to the Reception.

It is very important that checks are made with regard to the suitability of a tour for you prior to you make any booking with us.

We accept collapsible wheelchairs and we can also accommodate Electric Scooters however they must be easily dismantled by the customer and each component must weigh less than 20kg and the scooter no more than 60kg in total. The scooter must also have a dry cell battery. Please call before booking so we can make sure the tour suits any extra requirements.