The itinerary will include visits to La Rioja, Burgos, Astorga, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra and Vigo.
La Rioja – wine tasting in a classic bodega of world-renowned Rioja wine;
Burgos – Castilian history, El Cid and superb Gothic architecture.
Astorga - founded by the Romans, famous for pastries and chocolate;
Santiago de Compostela – the final destination of pilgrims who have for over 1,000 years walked the St. James Way, ‘El Camino de Santiago’, to the Cathedral where the remains of the apostle Saint James are buried;
Pontevedra – (derived from Old Bridge in Latin), sitting between mountains and the sea, with typical Galician mansions (pazos) and its shellfish cuisine accompanied by the local Albariño wine.
Vigo – Galicia’s largest city and seaport, with a long and often turbulent history reflected in its architecture and culture;
A Coruña – an important sea port for centuries, it played a key role in the Napoleonic Wars in the early 18th century.
Departure dates from Zaragoza: 21 and 28 July 2013
Prices per person for this special 6-days / 5-nights journey
Superior Suite, double € 3,650 Superior Suite, single € 4,850 Standard Suite, double € 2,950 Standard Suite, single € 3,950 Triple supplement (children under 12) : € 1,000
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Zaragoza – Santiago de Compostela- A Coruña
Nuestra Sra. del Pilar, Artisan Chocolate Shop near the Cathedral. Souvenir of Zaragoza: "It is a sin. . .not to try it." Photo: Gerry Dawes©2010 / email@example.com.
After the visit to Zaragoza, the train will to take us on the journey to Miranda de Ebro and during the trip we will have our first dinner on board.
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