Meet up with your fellow tourers and Club Tour Escorts on site in Vilanova i la Geltru. Enjoy a three-course evening welcome meal and drink in the site restaurant.
4 nights at Vilanova i la Geltru campsite.
A day coach excursion to Barcelona. This coastal city boasts art, 2,000 years of architecture, a wonderful array of food and wine and much more. A walking tour with a guide helps you to discover some of the highlights including Gaudi’s famous creations.
Soak up the atmosphere with some free time to explore before meeting up and taking the coach back to the campsite.
A morning at leisure to do as you wish with an afternoon excursion to a local family-run winery for a visit to the vineyards, cava cellar and then prepare to flex your taste buds for a chocolate and wine pairing workshop.
Enjoy a day at leisure. Relax on site making the most of the excellent facilities, take the bus from outside the campsite to re-visit Barcelona or plan an outing to the nearby quaint seaside town of Sitges.
Depart the site and leaving Catalonia behind travel to Navarra (260 miles). Enjoy a three-course evening meal on site.
4 nights at Mendigorría campsite.
A day coach excursion to experience the intriguing Bardenas Reales national park, an unusual desert landscape with canyons which is great for photo opportunities. Lunch will be in a local restaurant. The afternoon takes us to discover the regal side of Navarra with a visit to the Castle-Palace of Olite, the former residence of the Kings and Queens of Navarra up until the 16th century.
Pamplona is iconic and today you will get a chance to visit the cathedral, the famous bullring and find out about the San Fermin festival, which happens during July with over a million people coming to celebrate and watch the running of the bulls. Enjoy a typical lunch. In the afternoon we visit the small village of Roncevalles, which is located near to the French border and is an important stop on the Camino de Santiago which many pilgrims undertake each year.
Enjoy a day at leisure either to relax on site or venture out and discover some local highlights, including the medieval town of Puente La Reina or Mendukilo Cave.
Drive to Zarautz in the Basque Country (73 miles).Enjoy a three-course evening meal and drink on site.
5 nights at Zarautz campsite.
A day coach excursion starting with a visit to San Sebastián (or ‘Donostia’ in Basque). Famous for its pristine white beaches it has a glamourous past owing to wealthy beach-goers who have spent their summers here. There will be a trip on the funicular de Igueldo for panoramic views of the bay. Lunch will be at a traditional family-run Basque cider house and you’ll also tour the orchards and cider presses.
Our final visit of the day is to an Idiazabal cheese maker, where the cheese comes from cured sheep milk and is a tradition dating back over a thousand years.
After a tour you’ll get to taste some of the produce before returning to the campsite.
A day coach excursion to visit the cosmopolitan city of Bilbao starting with a guided visit to the world-famous Guggenheim Museum, which opened its doors in 1997. Admire art and architecture in this intriguing structure. There will then be a walking tour of Bilbao’s Old Town (Casco Viejo) where over 500 years of history is found in its streets. Stroll in the Arenal, see the Santiago cathedral and soak up the sights and smells in the Mercado de la Ribera.
Enjoy a typical asador lunch (food cooked over a wood-fired grill) with wine before ending the day on a private cruise on Bilbao’s Riviera. Return to the campsite.
DAY 12 - 13
Enjoy two days at leisure to relax or further explore this beautiful region - make sure you try some delicious, local pintxos (small snacks traditionally eaten in bars.) It is fiesta time so you may wish to visit the celebrations as locals gather to dance and parade in traditional dress.
Travel to San Vicente de la Barquera in Cantabria (144 miles). Enjoy a three-course evening meal and drink on site.
4 nights at San Vicente de la Barquera campsite.
Depart the site by coach to visit Santander with a guide, taking in the historic quarter, the cathedral and the Pereda gardens with some free time for a wander. Enjoy a group lunch before we head to Santillana del Mar. There will be a guided walk to explore this beautiful town with its cobbled streets and medieval buildings centred around the impressive collegiate. Our final visit is to the replica caves at Altamira, which have been described as the ‘Sistine Chapel of paleolithic art’. Pictures of bison, horses and boars date from over 15,000 years ago.
A day at leisure to relax on site or, for Gaudi enthusiasts visit nearby Comillas and ‘El Capricho’; a summerhouse designed by the famous Catalan architect.
An excursion to the Picos de Europa, which lie 20 kilometres inland from the northern coast. We will take the Fuente Dé cable car 750 metres up to reach the heart of the Picos. Enjoy lunch at a height of around 1,823 metres above sea level. After lunch there will be a visit to Potes, a maze of cobbled streets set against the backdrop of the mountains. Spend some time at the Roman Catholic monastery of Santo Toribio before returning to the campsite.
Travel to the final campsite on the tour in Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (260 miles). Enjoy a three-course evening meal and drink on site.
6 nights at Santiago de Compostela campsite.
Late morning a local guide will walk you from the campsite into Santiago de Compostela, which is around 40 minutes, to visit the cathedral and the UNESCO historic centre of this important last stop of the pilgrim trail. Enjoy a traditional lunch before returning to the campsite by foot.
A day at leisure. Why not return to Santiago de Compostela or put your walking boots on and discover the surrounding forests and mountains?
Today we visit the Rías Baixas by coach, which are the home of Galicia’s four longest inlets, with a trip on a catamaran included. Among the highlights visited will be the charming medieval town of Pontevedra, the village of Combarro known for its waterfront grain stores, the little island of A Toxa and the albariño wine capital, ofCambados. Lunch is included.
Today we travel north to visit the Rías Altas. Discover Betanzos with one of the best preserved old quarters in Galicia, Santa Cruz, el Pazo de Mariñán and the port city of A Coruña. Lunch will be included
Enjoy a final day at leisure, with all that Galicia has to offer. There will be a three-course evening farewell meal and drink at the campsite.
End of tour arrangements. Your Tour Specialist can recommend and book other sites for your return journey or alternatively why not join our Highlights of Portugal Tour?
Approximate tour mileage: 750
Driving rating: AMBER. This tour has some long drives and/or sometimes the roads will not be well-maintained.
Mobility rating: MODERATE. Will include sections of walking on uneven terrain such as cobblestones, walking up some slopes, getting on and off coaches