8 days / 7 nights
North Trail through Santander
The northern regions of Spain are often less visited by tourists and mostly unknown to foreign visitors. However, the north of Spain boasts some of the most fascinating places in the country: from amazing mountainous landscapes to charming beaches. Here you’ll find friendly people, top-notch gastronomy and expansive nature reserves. This eight-day tour takes you to some of the finest places in Spain for an incredible northern adventure. • Bilbao: Discover this famous Basque city and see the famous Guggenheim Museum and other sites and attractions • Pamplona: See the capital of Navarre and its Neoclassical cathedral • Logroño: Explore the capital of La Rioja and get to know this important wine-producing area • Burgos: Admire the imposing Gothic cathedral and the magnificent Miraflores Carthusian Monastery • Santander: Without a doubt, one of the most elegant and beautiful cities on the northern coast of Spain
Assistance on Arrival Daily Full Breakfast Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis. All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary All entrance tickets as per itinerary All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary Car hire conditions • Inclusions Selected car rental category as per days mentioned in the itinerary Applicable local taxes (VAT) Unlimited mileage 24h road assistance Full-Full petrol rate (When you pick your car up, the fuel tank will be full or partly full. You will be charged the cost of the fuel: Before you return your car, please replace the fuel you’ve used) All-inclusive insurance: Wheel and windscreen (CGT), Road assistance 24-hour telephone service, Vehicle theft (TP) Personal accident insurance (P.A.I)
Air Tickets (International / Domestic) Visa and Insurance Border Fees Hotel Taxes Suggested optional activities/ tours if any. Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc. Portages at airport Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc Beverages of any kind Car hire conditions • Exclusions Damage to a third party or to the rented vehicle due to negligence or inappropriate driving. Loss or damage to aerials, jack, safety triangles and vests, windscreen wipers, petrol cap, luggage covers, or any other fixed or mobile component of the vehicle. Damage to the engine through negligence. Theft of the vehicle with keys left in the ignition. Damage caused to the vehicle or to persons through driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Fines due to breaking traffic laws and regulations during the rental period are the responsibility of the driver of the vehicle. In the event of a fine being received there will be an administration charge. If the car is left outside the designated area on drop off, customers will be responsible for any costs generated and for any damage caused to the vehicle due to it being parked outside the facilities. Each additional driver is available at an additional cost. Any extra equipment (GPS, baby seat, etc.) No insurance coverage in Gibraltar.
ARRIVAL SANTANDER – BILBAO (100km - 1h20)
Collect your car upon arrival at the airport by heading to the hall and meeting a representative. Then climb into what will be your mode of transportation for this holiday and drive to your first hotel accommodation in Bilbao. Overnight in Bilbao.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before you explore Bilbao. Although the capital of the autonomous region of Euskadi – also known as the Basque Country – is Vitoria, the port city of Bilbao is, in fact, the largest of all Basque cities. The renewal of this industrial city has been continuous since the opening of the Guggenheim Museum in 1997, with various projects designed by famous architects, including a new tram system, a subway system designed by Sir Norman Foster, a pedestrian bridge, the Zubizuri bridge by Santiago Calatrava, a jagged glass-fronted public health building, and the reconversion following the indications of well-known designer Philippe Starck of a disused warehouse turned into a public multifunction building, the Alhóndiga. Overnight in Bilbao.
BILBAO – SAN SEBASTIÁN – PAMPLONA (185km - 2h30)
After breakfast at the hotel, hop into your car and drive to San Sebastian. Continue to the seaside cosmopolitan city of San Sebastian and explore this fabulous city. Enjoy a stroll down the promenade at La Concha beach to the sculpture named ‘El Peine del Viento’ (‘The Comb of the Wind’) from renowned artist Eduardo Chillida. Take the funicular up to the top of Igueldo hill for a panoramic view over the city and try the famous Basque “pintxos” (tapas/snacks) in one of the many bars in the old town. In the afternoon, continue to Pamplona, where you will spend the night. Overnight in Pamplona
PAMPLONA – LOGROÑO (100km – 1h30)
Wake up to breakfast at the hotel before heading out to explore the city of Pamplona. Visit the elegant Neoclassical cathedral Royal Saint Mary. Stroll through the Citadel Park, then follow the route that the bulls run along during the world-famous San Fermin festival and have a drink at the classy Café Iruña. Then it’s back into the car and continue towards Logroño, capital of the wine-producing region of La Rioja. En route, make a stop at the small town of Puente de la Reina and also at Estella, both of which are on the mystical pilgrimage trek known as the Way of St. James. Spend the night at Logroño. Overnight in Logroño
After breakfast at the hotel, step out into the streets of Logroño and go discover its monumental legacy by losing yourself through its charming old town. This city that embraces the banks of the river Ebro has historically been a stop-by location, being at the crossroads of many important routes. While you’re at it, head out to explore the gorgeous wine country of La Rioja. Drive up to the hilltop town of Laguardia and visit one of its famous bodegas, some of which boast spectacular architecture, around Elciego or Haro. Overnight in Logroño.
LOGROÑO – BURGOS (130km – 1h30)
After breakfast at your hotel, depart towards Burgos. Learn about the city’s fascinating history as you stroll through the winding streets and alleys of the old quarter, which lies in the shadow of a magnificent hilltop castle. Dedicate some time to admiring its stunning Gothic cathedral, a Unesco-listed World Heritage Site. Make your way to the city’s eastern outskirts and pay a visit to the Miraflores Charterhouse, a wonderfully-preserved Gothic monastery belonging to the Carthusian order, which hosts a priceless collection of religious artefacts. Overnight in Burgos.
BURGOS – SANTANDER (180km – 2h)
Eat up your breakfast at the hotel to replenish your energy for a drive back to Santander. Santander is, without a doubt, one of the most elegant and beautiful cities on the northern coast of Spain. Both the sea and the mountains are continually present in this city, captivating you with its aristocratic atmosphere, 19th-century buildings, charming outdoor terraces and spectacular bay – considered one of the most beautiful bays in the world! There are several beaches and harbours on the northern side of the city and a charming old quarter. In the 19th century, the city used to be a renowned tourist resort for Spanish politicians, aristocrats and other members of the upper class. The city still contains wonderful palaces and promenades, bay-type architecture with white buildings, old cafés and a famous casino. Overnight in Santander.
Bid farewell to Santander after breakfast at the hotel and drive back to Santander airport to drop off the car. You will be told the return procedure and exact designated area by OK Rent a Car when you pick up the car on arrival day. The shuttle service of the rental company will transfer you to the terminal for you to catch your departure flight back home. Breakfast included
Abba Santander or similar, Logrono F&G Logrono Hotel or similar or similar
ABBA Reino de Navarra or similar, Bilbao Ercilla Hotel or similar, Hotel Corona de Castilla or similar or similar
- Above rates are subject to availability.
- Cancellation charges as per company policy.
- The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
- In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
- In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
- Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.
Note:Guide options Guide type: Not included Group type: Shared Requirements The following must be supplied for all passengers: First name, last name, gender, date of birth, passport number, passport expiry date, country of issue This activity is suitable for drivers aged between 26 to 75 years old and must have had their driving licence for a minimum of one year. Visa or MasterCard credit card for deposit. Drivers who are not citizens of the European Union must present an international driver’s license together with the original document from their country of origin.
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