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Northern Spain

7 days from £699 per person*

*based on sharing on a twin/double basis and a minimum of 40 paying passengers

  • Llanes

Overview

Llanes is located on a narrow swathe of land beneath the Picos de Europa and the Mar Cantabrico (Bay of Biscay). The town is quaint and very distinctive with an old quarter and a tourist office inside its oldest building, a tower from the thirteenth century. Llanes is almost suspended above the ocean, the area around this small hamlet is also a must for beach goers with dozens of small beaches hiding around every corner. Most of these beaches are narrow and sheltered and many have rocks, or the outcrops of the cliffs at their boundaries. Llanes is reputed to have some of the best beaches in Asturias, amongst the most popular of these beaches are “la playa de Sablon” which is close to Llanes town centre and “la playa de Torro”, which is regarded as the most attractive.

Itinerary

Day 1
We depart on our flight to Asturias, Spain. Upon our arrival we will be met by our local representative and transferred to the Town of Llanes staying at the Hotel Don Paco. Dinner this evening will be served at the hotel.

Day 2
Today our guide will start by taking us to the stunning village of Covadonga, within the Town of Cangas De Onis. Classed as the heart of the Asturias province, Covadonga’s Holy Cave holds the tomb of Pelayo, who in 722 won the Battle of Covadonga against the Muslim Moors, and later became the first King of Asturias. When here, make a wish and throw a coin into the beautiful lake that lye’s beneath the cave. The afternoon provides us free time to explore the town of Ribadesella, known for its prehistoric cave of Tito Bustillo, Ribadesella also offers history, beautiful scenery, nature, and impeccable food. Dinner this evening will be served at the hotel.

Day 3
Today we will be greeted by our guide who will be taking us to the Cantabria province, During this tour we will visit three different towns each with their own points of interest. Palace of Sobrellano in Comillas is a stunning neo-gothic style building home to the richest man in Spain in the 19th centaury. In Santillana Del Mar we visit the Collegiate Church, tradition has it that it was home to the relics of Santa Juliana, Inside you can see medieval tombs and Romanesque reliefs from the 11th and 12th centuries. We continue our day by going even further back in time to the prehistoric cave of Altamira, the first cave in which prehistoric cave paintings had been discovered. Dinner this evening will be served at the hotel.

Day 4
Today is at leisure, either enjoy the surroundings in Llanes or seize the opportunity to catch the local train to Santander. Dinner this evening will be served at the hotel.

Day 5
Our guide today introduces us to Picos de Europa which translates to Peaks of Europe which forms part of the Cantabrian Mountains, here we take the journey to the top of the peaks via cable car enjoying the breath taking views that will surround us. Remaining in the Cantabria province for the day we continue our tour with a visit to Santo Toribio Monastery near to the town of Potes, The most significant element of this church is the Baroque chapel known as Lignum Crucis. Our day ends in San Vicente de la Barquera, one of the most picturesque sights on the Cantabrian coast, with its beaches, the old fishing village and the exceptional backdrop of the snow-capped mountains. Dinner this evening will be served at the hotel.

Day 6
On our final excursion our guide takes us to Oviedo, the capital of Asturias. On route to this historic city we visit Santa Maria del Naranco, completed in 848 this world heritage site is steeped in history and a must see in Asturias. During our guided tour of Oviedo we have the pleasure to visit its Cathedral which displays an array of architectural styles, from Pre-Romanesque to Baroque, including Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance parts. Dinner this evening will be served at the hotel

Day 7
After breakfast our guide will take us back to the airport as we bid farewell to Northern Spain.

Hotel

The Hotel Don Paco
The Hotel Don Paco, surrounded by the Posada Herrera gardens, in the very centre of the Town of Llanes is a short distance from Sablon beach, from the maritime San Pedro walk and from the historic artistic setting of the Basilica. The hotel includes ensuite rooms, telephone, lounge, gardened terrace and a restaurant …Al of the comfort of a modern hotel in a beautiful 18th Century Baroque convent.

Inclusions

What’s included
• Return flights from selected UK airports
• Return airport transfers
• 6 nights accommodation
• Breakfast each morning
• 3 course dinner each evening
• All excursions and admissions as stated in itinerary

What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel insurance

To Book

Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.

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