19. Northern Spain & Portugal

Departure point: Madrid
Every Sunday from March 24 to Oct 27
Duration: 8 days

Price from: €1115
Duration: 8 days

Tour starts on every single SUNDAY between March 24 to October 27.

Tour code: C-780

Included in tour:

- accommodation in **** hotels

- 7 breakfasts, 5 dinners

- visit to a wine cellar with a tasting of Porto wine

- modern and air-conditioned bus

- multi-lingual tour escort

- sightseeing tours with local guides in Santiago and Porto

- tickets to Santiago's Cathedral

- travel insurance

- free Wi- Fi on board 

- tips 

Welcome to this intense yet nicely balanced eight-day tour that starts in the lively city of Madrid and goes through the culturally rich regions of northern Spain, including Aragon, the Basque Country, Cantabria, Asturias, and Galicia. It also goes into northern Portugal.

The northern parts of Spain have both unique and beautiful landscapes and interesting towns that are full of things to see and do. Explore the beauty of San Sebastian, which is known for its sandy beaches; get lost in Bilbao, which is an artistic haven and home to the famous Guggenheim Museum; and get lost in the charming towns that make up this northern stretch, like Santillana de Mar and Covadonga. Explore the beautiful Picos de Europa National Park, visit La Coruna, which is the most western city in Spain, and find peace in Santiago de Compostela, which is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in Europe.

One day of this full trip will be spent in the northern ''capital'' of the country and Portugal's second-largest city. Oporto (Porto): picturesque setting along the Douro River Famous for its historic wine cellars, Porto is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, celebrated for its rich history, charming architecture, and the production of the world-famous port wine.

We will also spend a few hours in the beautiful and historically important city of Salamanca, with its well-preserved Renaissance architecture and the prestigious University of Salamanca, one of the oldest universities in Europe. The city's iconic Plaza Mayor is a lively central square surrounded by restaurants, shops, and notable buildings, making it a vibrant cultural and social hub. 

The tour finishes in Madrid.

Please click here to see the route on a map.

Day 1. Madrid - Zaragoza - San Sebastián (575 km ~ 357 miles)

Departure from Madrid at 8 a.m. towards Zaragoza. Spain's fifth-largest city, Zaragoza, is the capital of the Aragón region. Located south of the Pyrenees, it sits almost in the middle of Madrid and San Sebastian and is home to a range of fascinating sights, from Roman ruins to magnificent Islamic architecture and a striking Baroque cathedral. We will stop in the city center so you can have free time to explore the most notorious sights of Zaragoza: the Basilica de Nuestra Señora del Pilar and the Puente de Piedra (the Stone Bridge).

  • A striking Baroque Basilica, it is here that many believe that Santiago, one of Jesus’ disciples and referred to as James in the Bible, saw the Virgin Mary ascend a marble pillar. A chapel was built around that pillar and later added to and renovated, until it became the stunning cathedral it is today. If you want, you can head inside to look around at its magnificent interior, then take the elevator to the top to enjoy some of the most spectacular views of the city.
  • Puente de Piedra (the Stone Bridge) is the oldest of all the bridges across the Ebro River. It was built in 1401 in a Gothic style. Seven arches support the entire stone structure, which is about 225 meters long and has cutwaters to help break up the water flow. It is very close to the Plaza del Pilar, so its silhouette with the Basilica del Pilar in the background has become one of the iconic images of the city.

After some free time in Zaragoza, continue to San Sebastian. Arrival in the early evening, dinner, and accommodation.


Day 2. San Sebastián - Bilbao - Santander (205 km ~ 127 miles)

Breakfast and transfer to Bilbao. The Basque city of Bilbao is particularly well known for its avant-garde contemporary designs and fascinating architecture, especially as it is home to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, where we will make a stop to walk around and make pictures of this gorgeous and wicked structure.

  • Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum is the most emblematic building in the city, towering above the river like an undulating titanium ship. The renowned modern art museum, which Frank Gehry designed, resembles a sizable metal ship and is equally impressive from the outside as it is from the inside. Surrounding the museum, you’ll find Bilbao’s Art District, home to world-famous artworks such as Louise Bourgeois’ Mamen spider sculpture, Jeff Koons’ Puppy, and Anish Kapoor’s Tall Tree and the Eye.

Later, we’ll relocate to Santander, the capital of Spain's region of Cantabria. This city offers a whole host of attractions for visitors, from history museums to art centers and beaches. Spend your time shopping in the Mercado de la Esperanza, visiting the Palacio de la Magdalena, or browsing the works in the new Centro Botín. Some highlights not to miss in your free time in the city:

  • Santander has two beaches, the Playa de los Bikinis and the Playa de la Magdalena, which are perfect for sunbathing in the summer or strolling along in the winter.
  • The Palacio de la Magdalena is situated on the vast Magdalena Peninsula, on the edge of the city, and has become somewhat of a symbol of Santander. Built between 1908 and 1912, it’s one of the best examples of this style of architecture in all of northern Spain. The palace was used as a summer residence for the Spanish royal family between 1913 and 1930, and today it is open for visitors and grand events.
  • One of the most impressive buildings in the city is the Santander Cathedral, which simply can’t be missed. It was originally built in the 13th century, although the upper part of the cathedral dates from the 14th century, and the cloisters were built in the 15th century. Inside, you can find the tomb of the writer, literary critic, and historian Menéndez Pelayo.

Free evening. Dinner and night in Santander.


Day 3. Santander - Santillana - Covadonga - Oviedo (320km ~ 199 miles)

Breakfast. This day you'll be traveling throughout one of the most beautiful Spanish National Parks, Picos de Europa, which is characterized by high massifs, deep ravines, lush mountain meadows, and vast glassy lakes. First, our stop for today is in Santillana de Mar.

  • This town has often been referred to as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of Spain, let alone just Cantabria. Sitting on the coast and surrounded by verdant green mountains, it offers the best of both worlds. Think caramel-colored architecture, steep, cobbled streets, and perfect medieval stone and timber houses. Santillana del Mar was built around the collegiate church of Santa María and is also dotted with old defense towers and Renaissance palaces.

After some free time, we’ll continue to Covadonga, a place located at the western edge of Picos de Europa that is visited by thousands of people every year. Stop at the Sanctuary of Covadonga (the Holy Cave).

  • The Sanctuary of Covadonga is located in a mountain grotto and features an image of the Virgin Mary, the Virgin of Covadonga. This sight is an important site in Christian history. It was where Christian forces in Iberia defeated a Muslim army at the Battle of Covadonga, marking the beginning of the Spanish Reconquista. But though the cave is now linked to Christianity, it’s believed it was first a site for prehistoric pagan worship.

Another stop and a time to admire the Holy Cave. Later continuation to Oviedo. Arrival, dinner, and overnight.


Day 4. Oviedo - La Coruña (347 km ~ 216 miles)

Breakfast and departure to the very northwest corner of Spain: La Coruna (or A Coruna, as the locals say).

A Coruña sits in the very northwest corner of Spain, in the autonomous community of Galicia. A vibrant coastal city with plenty in the way of culture, history, gastronomy (it's famous for its seafood), and natural sights. Enjoy a panoramic city tour upon arrival and, later, some free time. Sights you’ll see during the city tour, and on the same day, you can take a closer look while exploring the city on your own:

  • Torre de Hercules, the oldest working lighthouse in the world, has become somewhat of a symbol of the city. Built in Roman times, it is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. There are also some lovely nature walks around the area.
  • Galerias: - enclosed glass balconies - on the side of its buildings. Most date back to the 19th century and feature patterns as well as colors and embellishments.
  • Castillo de San Anton, a 16th-century fortress set on a small island, was connected to the mainland via a bridge. Today, the castle houses the Museo Arqueológico e Histórico - the Museum of Archeology and History.
  • Estrella Galicia is one of Spain’s best-loved beers, and its home is here in A Coruña. Founded in 1906 by Jose M. Rivera, it’s possible to visit the original location of the first Estrella Galicia brewery in the neighborhood of Cuatro Caminos. The site is now the brewery-restaurant Estrella de Galicia, and you can enjoy food and fresh, unpasteurized beer straight out of the brewery.

Accommodation, dinner, and night in La Coruna.


Day 5. La Coruña - Santiago de Compostela (75km ~ 47 miles)

Breakfast in a hotel in La Coruna, then transfer to Santiago de Compostela. In Santiago, we'll have a proper city tour, including a visit to the cathedral. The city is renowned for its shrine to Saint James the Great, which was built to accommodate the thousands of pilgrims that would, and still do, gather there every year. The architecture and atmosphere of the city are impregnated with history, and visitors may feel like they've taken a step back in time. Some highlights of the tour:

  • The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela—you simply cannot go to Santiago and not visit its cathedral. Built during the 1300s, the changes over the subsequent centuries have added Gothic and Baroque features to its Romanesque architecture. The grand Plaza del Obradoiro leaves enough room to admire the cathedral’s impressive size and design, and through the front doors you will find the Portico de Gloria, the Corticela chapel, and the relic of Saint John.
  • Casco Historico (or Historical Center). We’ll take time to explore the little streets around the cathedral, and you will find lots of hidden squares, like the Plaza de Cervantes, with beautiful statues and intricate fountains. The district is alive with activity, and as you walk around the old streets, you are likely to stumble upon a mass or the gathering of a procession. There are also lots of cafés and restaurants where, later in the day, you can sit down to enjoy some Spanish tapas and watch the world go by.

In your free time in the afternoon, you can visit:

  • San Francisco Convent: If you’re feeling hungry, you should head over to the San Franciscan Convent, which housed Franciscan monks in the 18th century. The monks have now moved to a more modern building, and the old convent now serves as a restaurant. The food is delicious, and they offer a special Pilgrim menu with typical convent or monastery dishes. The unique food, combined with the architecture and décor, will make for an unforgettable experience. If you have time, check out the chapel and Holy Land museum next door.
  • Alameda Park: This is a beautiful park with wonderful views of the cathedral and the old town from the Ferradura walk. Alameda Park is a great place to seek peace and quiet away from the busy center. One of the park’s many statues is Las dos Marias (''the two Mary''), which depicts a fun piece of local history: when two women became famous during the 1950s and 1960s by walking through the city center every day at 2 p.m. sharp, dressed and made up in what was considered an eccentric manner, and flirting with the university students.
  • San Martin Pinario Monastery: This 10th-century baroque Benedictine monastery and church has a beautiful stairway, and its walnut choir stalls, made by Mateo de Prado, are considered the most impressive in Galicia.

Dinner and accommodation.


Day 6. Santiago de Compostela - Rias Bajas - Vigo - Porto (90 km ~ 56 miles)

Breakfast, then transfer through the beautiful area of Rias Baixas (''lower rivers''). Rias Bajas is one of the largest estuaries in the area. The coastline of the province boasts three magnificent inlets surrounded by cliffs, islands, ports, hills, beaches, and stunning landscapes that make it a perfect destination to visit. On both the coast and inland, you’ll definitely enjoy unforgettable views.

First stop: at a small town called O Grove in the Isle of Toja (Isla de la Toja, a small peninsula in the area). O Grove is a privileged location in the heart of the Galician Rías Baixas, a place that stands out for its history and traditional fishing. Highlights to see in your free time:

  • Chapel of the Shells: it was built for San Caralimpio and the Virgen del Carmen. It stands out because its structure is decorated with scallop shells and its conservation level is very high.
  • Aldea dos Grobits Village: the ''Grobits'' are beings that live in the depths of the thermal waters on the island of Toja. On some special days, the soil of the well is transformed into water, and the grobits rise up the well. They walk among the centenary pines, playing among them, and when they are tired, they go to these houses to rest.
  • O Grove beaches offer the ideal complement to international prestige. Starting from one of the most famous beaches for surfers, such as A Lanzada, we continue with recognized and appreciated sites such as ''Dogs Beach''. The other beaches are Pipas in Reboredo, Area Grande, Area da Cruz, and Raeiros. Most of them have plenty of places to eat nearby and spectacular views.

Later, we will continue to Vigo and stop for some free time in the city center, in the Old Town.

  • Vigo’s old town is set on a slope that meets the estuary at the old port, with alleys that lead onto handsome arcaded squares like, for example, Praza da Constitución. This is the part of the city where fishermen’s houses and grander buildings like plush townhouses and the 19th-century church of Santa María were set side-by-side. Almost all were built with Galician granite, which gives the old town a dignified atmosphere distinct from many Spanish old quarters. Many of the street names correspond to old trades, and in streets like Calle de las Ostras Rúa Cesteros, you can still find basket-weavers—the craft that locals have been mastering for hundreds of years.

Later, we will cross the beautiful Minho River, which also separates Spain and Portugal. Arrival to the second largest Portugese city of Porto (or ''Oporto'', as the locals pronounce it). Accommodation and overnight.


Day 7. Porto

Breakfast in the hotel, then we’ll head on a proper city tour of Porto.

There are plenty of things that this lively and extraordinary city has to offer. Slightly timeworn and weathered, the gray skies and dated buildings add character, while the twinkling lights along the Douro River reflect off the water and illuminate a central part of the city. Pair these features with the reserved yet friendly locals, the charming trams, the beautifully adorned architecture, and the wine, and Porto’s charm may put anyone under its spell. Here are some highlights of the tour:

  • Porto’s bustling Ribeiro district is the most eclectic part of the city, inviting everyone to sit by its banks, from locals to students and tourists. As a historical center and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, there is lots to see here, and the picturesque quality of the river, cafés, buildings, and statues only adds to the allure.
  • Porto’s Cathedral (Sé do Porto in Portuguese) is the most important religious edifice in the city and has been declared a National Monument. Situated in the upper part of Porto, the building looks a bit like a fortress with crenels from the outside. It sits on a square with a column in the middle, which offers impressive views over the city, the Douro River, and the wine cellars on the waterfront.
  • Palacio da Bolsa is a 19th-century Stock Exchange Palace, the neoclassical product of a combined effort by several architects. It was created in the late 19th century to attract European businesses, but today it stands as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a national monument.
  • Igreja de Santa Clara, the 15th-century Santa Clara church, may actually be one of the most exquisite examples of Portugal’s 17th-century woodwork, reflecting Baroque and Rococo styles.
  • Dom Luís Bridge: Porto’s bridges are well known, but the Dom Luís Bridge is perhaps the most popular. This metal, double-decked arch bridge is a popular spot for photographers looking to snap a unique angle of the city and an easy way to traverse over to Vila Nova de Gaia and its wineries. Opened in the late 19th century, it was the longest arch bridge at the time.

Later, we will continue our tour with a visit to an antique wine cellar, experience the wine-making process, and definitely taste the famous local fortified wine, Port, which in many cases gets served straight from the barrel.

On the second half of the day, feel free to explore the city on your own. Some suggestions:

  • Experience Livraria Lello; this bookstore is one of the most beautiful in the world and has become extra famous as one of JK Rowling’s favorite haunts when she lived in Porto (and began developing the Harry Potter series). There is no doubt that the Livraria Lello & Irmo, which has been in business since 1906, is one of Porto’s most popular and busiest landmarks; there is even a cover charge to enter. Centrally located, near the locals’ favorite Piolho Café and a block from Igreja do Carmo, it’s easy to find, but be prepared to stand in line to enter.
  • Appreciate the city’s azulejo art. Azulejo (ceramic tiles) are unique to Portugal in the way they are used to decorate buildings, streets, and homes, and this is especially noticeable in Porto. A few landmarks popular for their stunning artistic and cultural mosaics include the Estação São Bento, the Igreja de Santo Ildefonso, and the Igreja do Carmo. To see some amazing displays, you won’t need to try hard because azulejos are practically everywhere in the city.
  • Eat traditional and local treats. It’s impossible to visit Porto and not eat well. The gastronomy scene is among the best in the country, and restaurants serve all sorts of recipes, from the most traditional to modern and sophisticated. Porto is also a city that knows its comfort food.

Second night in Porto.


Day 8. Oporto - Salamanca - Madrid (566km ~ 352 miles)

After breakfast, you will leave Oporto behind and get back to Spain, making your way to the medieval city of Salamanca.

Located in the north-western part of Spain, Salamanca is a city of exceptional beauty and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. You'll have free time to enjoy the beautiful city center of Salamanca on your own. Highlights not to miss:

  • The Old Town, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, is a beautifully preserved old town in the center of the city that is impossible to miss. The unmistakable sandstone architecture is scattered throughout and found among some of the city’s most famous monuments.
  • Old and New Cathedrals: Salamanca’s impressive New Cathedral lies next to the Old Cathedral, and its construction first began in the 15th century and lasted until the 18th. It is considerably larger than its historic counterpart and is one of Spain’s most impressive examples of Gothic architecture, while also featuring Renaissance and Baroque elements.
  • Salamanca University is located in the historic town center and was founded between 1425 and 1433. The building is considered one of the oldest universities in the world and also one of the most beautiful ones.
  • Plaza Mayor (the Main Square) is one of the largest squares in Spain and is the heart of the bustling city. Small shops and restaurants are spread out around the bustling area. Along with the University of Salamanca, Plaza Mayor is considered the emblem of the city and has been declared a National Monument.
  • The historical Casa de las Conchas (Shells House), a 16th-century building, is known for its curious façade, which is decorated with more than 300 shells.

Afterwards, continue to Madrid. Arrival in the capital, where our tour ends.


Please click here to see the route on a map.


Per person in double/twin room: 1115 €

Single Supplement: 360 €

Supplement July to Oct.: 70 €



- Children under 4 years old: Free; no granted seat on the bus.
- Children between 4 and 7 years old: 25% discount off the adult price; they share a room with adults.
- Teenagers between 8 and 18 years old: 5% discount off the adult price.
- Seniors (65+ years old): 5% discount off the adult price.
- Third person in a triple room: 5% discount.
- Discounts cannot be combined.

Booking Process:

1. Choose the desired tour and confirm it via email. Provide the starting date, tour code, number of travelers, their names, age and preferred room types (Single/Double/Triple).
2. Receive an invoice from us.
3. Make a 15% deposit to secure the booking.
4. Receive confirmation from us.
5. Three weeks (21 day) before the tour starts, pay the remaining balance.
6. Arrive for the tour on the scheduled date and time.

Payment Information:

- A 15% deposit is required during reservation.
- The remaining 85% must be paid at least 3 weeks before the tour starts.
- Payment methods:
   1. Bank wire to our company's bank account (details on the invoice).
   2. Credit card payment (additional 2% charge, the link will be sent to you). 
   3. Western Union (for urgent, short-notice reservations).
   4. Wise.com – a cost-effective online currency transfer system. Ask us for an ''invitation'' if you're not a member.

Cancellation and Refund Policy:

- The 15% deposit at the time of reservation is non-refundable.
- If you paid 100% upfront and canceled at least 3 weeks before the trip, the remaining 85% is fully refundable.
- Cancellations made less than 3 weeks before the trip won't receive any refunds.
San Sebastian

The Silken Amara Plaza hotel is situated at the beginning of an impressive walk leading to the Bay of La Concha or the Old Town, known for delicious ''pintxos'' (a local type of tapas or snack). Emphasizing customer service, comfort, and attention to detail, the hotel aims to provide a unique experience.
The hotel showcases a commitment to art, featuring artworks by various modern artists. This includes paintings, sculptures and photographs.
Silken Amara Plaza offers 162 rooms, each of which has a contemporary character with traditional Basque charm.
Guests can enjoy cocktails at ‘’La Ola’’ bistro-bar and experience the culinary delights of Plaza Restaurant, which offers a blend of ''pintxos'', international, and traditional Basque cuisine.


The Hotel Santemar in Santander, Spain, is a well-regarded establishment known for its sophisticated charm and cozy atmosphere. Situated 150 meters away from the beautiful ''el Sardinero'' beach and the renowned Casino of Santander, it is an ideal destination for both leisure and business travelers.
This hotel offers a total of 348 rooms spread across eight types to cater to various preferences. All rooms come with amenities such as a desk, television, telephone, air conditioning, mini bar, free safe, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, parquet flooring, wake-up service, toiletries, pillow options for personalized comfort, and a bathroom complete with a shower or bathtub option. The bathrooms are adorned with marble finishes and include magnifying mirrors and hairdryers.
The room decor alternates between two themes: inspired designs and mountain-themed aesthetics. Many rooms offer views of the Cantabrian Sea while ensuring spaciousness and comfort.
Additionally, the hotel features an on-site gym facility for guests looking to stay active during their visit. There is also a restaurant that caters to diverse dining preferences.


The Iberik Santo Domingo Plaza Hotel is a four-star modern establishment located near the historic center of Oviedo, just a five-minute walk from the Cathedral. The hotel offers contemporary decor in its 101 rooms, which include double, triple, family, executive, and superior options. All rooms are equipped with an en-suite bathroom, minibar, telephone, high-power hairdryer, toiletries, electronic safe, and television. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. Facilities include a small gym, luggage storage, a 24-hour open bar, and a striking natural indoor garden.

La Coruna

Hotel Exe La Coruña is situated next to the Cuatro Caminos Shopping and Leisure Center in La Coruña, Spain, offers a blend of convenience and comfort. This hotel is strategically located just a 15-minute walk from La Coruña's historic center and 20 minutes on foot from the Riazor and Orzán Beaches, making it an ideal choice for travelers.
Guests at Exe La Coruña can enjoy a variety of amenities, including free WiFi, available parking, gym facilities, air conditioning, child-friendly activities, laundry facilities, daily housekeeping, a fitness center, a business center, and three meeting rooms. The hotel also provides dry cleaning, laundry services, and car rentals on-site.
The hotel is known for its bright and spacious rooms, which enhance the comfort of its guests.
Hotel Exe La Coruña offers a well-rounded experience, combining convenience, comfort and accessibility, making it a popular choice for various travelers visiting La Coruña.

Santiago de Compostella

The Hotel Oca Puerta del Camino - a four-star establishment, is situated near the Santiago de Compostela Conference Center. The hotel is well-equipped for hosting events, with facilities such as lounges, a garden, a piano bar, a business center, catering services, and an outdoor swimming pool.
With 164 spacious, naturally lit rooms offering views, the hotel provides different rooms all with modern amenities such as a minibar, telephone, hairdryer, safe, LED TV with international channels, and free Wi-Fi.


The Holiday Inn Porto Gaia, in Porto, is a versatile hotel suitable perfectly for leisure trips. It is centrally located in Gaia, minutes away from the Port Wine Cellars and a short drive from Porto's Historic Center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Guests can enjoy rooms that offer views of Porto and the Douro River. The hotel boasts a range of facilities, including meeting rooms, a restaurant, a bar, a large congress center, a spa, a gym, and Wi-Fi. The spa provides a serene environment for relaxation and rejuvenation, offering massages that promise a tranquil and peaceful experience.


Note: for departure on May 21 and June 11 overnight stay will be in Santiago de Compostella instead of La Coruna.

All descriptions are based on data provided by the hotels. Iberica Travel does not guarantee the accuracy of this material in the future. Please visit each hotel's official website for the most up-to-date information.

Furthermore, the hotels listed above may be replaced by similar properties in the same category. 

Here you will find commonly asked questions regarding our tours.


1. Are the tours for individuals, families, or small groups of friends?

- Yes. Our tours are for single travelers, couples, families, and groups of friends whom we put together with other travelers to form a larger group.


2. How many people are normally included on a tour?

We cannot guarantee an exact number per tour. Normally, it ranges from 10 to 25 people per group, but these numbers can vary greatly depending on the time of year. In summer, groups tend to be larger as this is a popular time of year, while the winter season usually attracts fewer people, thus smaller groups are formed. There are certain tours that combine travelers if the destinations follow the same routes; e.g., you may be on a 10-day tour package with companions traveling on a 5-day package. The tour will cover the same areas, and the 5-day package guests will break off thereafter. Also, more people may be joining in for the other part of the package.


3. Is there a guide or tour leader on the bus?

- Yes. An accompanying guide (tour leader) always travels with the group during the entire tour. An exception may occur when there are minimal numbers signed up for a particular tour. These small groups will travel with an experienced, English-speaking driver-guide. In all major cities, we use local professionals and licensed guides.


4. What languages do the guides use?

English and Spanish. All our tour guides speak both languages fluently. If a tour group consists of an English-speaking group only, the tour will run in English. But most of the tours will have both English and Spanish (from Latin America and Central America) passengers, so the guides will explain in both languages.


5. Do your tours run during certain times of the year?

Most of our tours run all year. Some tours, e.g., those running to the northern regions of Spain, only run from March until October. Each tour's description provides all the relevant information needed. For example, ''Sundays all year'' means that a tour will start on every Sunday of the year, regardless of the numbers. Just look up the calendar for the specific dates Sundays are falling on, and make sure you arrive in Spain a day before.


6. What cities do the tours start from?

Tours start in Madrid or Barcelona.


7. Where are the meeting points for the tours?

In Madrid, it is Calle Ferraz 3 (Ferraz Str., 3). This meeting point is in the city center, right off Plaza España.

In Barcelona, it is in the reception of the Hotel ''Catalunya Barcelona 505'' (Carrer de Muntaner, 505, 08022, Barcelona).


8. Do you pick them up from the hotels on the first day of the tour?

By default, no. We do not pick up from hotels because that would delay the tour launch time. However, if your hotel is en route, using the same bus route on launch day, we will pick you up. A week before travel, we require the name of your hotel in Madrid and will inform you if you can be picked up directly from your hotel or need to head over to the meeting point at 7.45 a.m.

In Barcelona, the meeting point is always in the reception of the ''Catalunya Barcelona 505'' hotel.


9. What type of vehicles do you use?

We use buses for larger groups and minibuses for smaller ones. Vehicles are comfortable, modern, and equipped with air conditioning.


10. If there is Wi-Fi on your buses,?

There is Wi-Fi on all our buses in Spain and Portugal. But please keep in mind that sometimes during the transfers between the cities, the Wi-Fi signal can be weak or intermitting due to poor coverage from the main operators. Please do not expect very high Internet speed (to download or stream movies during the transfers).


11. Are meals included?

Buffet breakfasts with all the drinks are included every morning in all hotels our guests occupy during their tour.

Lunches and dinners are included anywhere that's mentioned in the itinerary (sections ''Itinerary'' and ''Included in Tour''). Normally, dinners are held in the hotel's restaurants, but many times they will be buffet (''eat as much as you want''), and only drinks will be at an extra cost. Also, sometimes lunches and dinners will be held in the restaurants.


12. If I am a vegetarian or allergic to certain products, is there any problem?

No problems at all. Inform the tour leader, and he will assist you. On a side note, many dinners are buffet-type, so you can simply choose what you prefer. For those with allergies, if in doubt, please remind the tour leader during mealtimes. Alternatively, ask the restaurant staff about the content of the dishes.


13. What time do you arrive in Madrid on your last day of travel? Can I book a flight on the same day, flying out of Spain?

Normally, we return to Madrid between 17.00 and 19.00 on the last day of the tour. However, it is not recommended to book the flight out on the same evening or night, as traffic jams in Madrid or other possible events may delay your arrival. Feel free to talk to us before starting the tour, and we'll organize your overnight stay in Madrid after the tour.


14. I need a night in the hotel or a transfer from or to the airport to be booked before or after the tour.

Sure. Just let us know at the time you organize it.


15. Can I just show up for the trip without a reservation and pay directly in the office, on the spot?

Unfortunately, not. The tour must be booked in advance, as we need to make all the arrangements beforehand.


16. How long in advance should I book a trip?

If you book at least 2 weeks in advance, the trip is guaranteed for you, though we recommend booking even earlier, if possible, as in these cases we have a wider range of hotels to accommodate the early reservations—better options.


17. Can I customize one of the tours for myself?

No, as there are more people traveling with you on the tour. However, if you represent an agency or the leader of a group of people, contact us; we'll take care of a private and customized tour for your party only.


18. What is the booking process?

It is simple. Once you have chosen the tour, there are six steps:

1. You confirm the tour by e-mail, indicating the starting date, tour code, number of persons traveling, and their names, as well as the types of rooms preferred (single, double, or triple).

2. We will send you an invoice.

3. You pay 10% to book the tour.

4. We issue the confirmation.

5. Three weeks before the starting date, you pay the rest of the money due, and

6. You show up for the tour on the appointed date and time.


19. How much should I pay and when?

We require a 10% deposit during reservation and the remaining 90% no less than 3 weeks before the tour commences.


20. How would I pay?

You can pay in one of four ways:

1. Bank wire to our company’s bank account. Our banking details are included on the invoice that you receive.

2. We can charge your credit card. Please keep in mind that, in this case, we charge an additional 2% on top of the amount (bank charges).

3. Transferwise.com is an online system allowing the transfer of funds. There is a small commission attached.

4. Western Union (normally for short-notice reservations and when the amount needs to be received urgently).


21. What is the cancellation and refund policy?

10% paid at the time of reservation is non-refundable. The other 90% is fully refundable if cancelled in no less than 2 weeks (e.g., if you paid 100% upfront, you get the whole amount right away). There are no refunds for cancellations made with less than 3 weeks to go before the trip.


22. Are there any discounts or surcharges?

Yes. Discounts are listed under the section ''Prices'', under each package.


23. Are taxes included in the tour prices?

Yes, VAT and tourist taxes for different cities are included.


24. How do I know if I need a visa for Spain or Morocco?

- Please check the visa information for Spain here. The visa requirements for Morocco can be found here. Please note that all trips to Morocco will require your Schengen visa to be of an ''multiple entry'', as you will enter Spain for the second time.


25. I am ready to go ahead and book one of your tours, but I need a visa to enter Spain.

Yes, we do help our customers get their visas after a trip is confirmed. As we are a fully licensed tour operator in Spain, after the deposit is paid, we can issue a confirmation, which you can later bring to the Spanish Embassy or Consulate. In this letter, we confirm that you booked and partially (or fully) paid for a tour with us. Please note that we do not guarantee the issue of a visa and cannot influence the process. The decision is up to the Embassy, as they have their own rules and regulations for each country. At the same time, we do our best to ensure we provide assistance where possible.