Natural wonders and ancient history mark this delightfully filled region with enchantments at every corner. Stupendous feats of nature stand alongside century-refined traditions in this land that occupies Northern Spain. Behold sights atop sky scraping mountains, gaze onward at breathtaking seas, and marvel at millennia-old cave paintings in this family-friendly excursion that is sure to open your imagination. Uncover hidden gems that will leave you ready to discover more in this fun-filled and...
Santiago de Compostela – Land in the Town People From All of Europe Walk to
Your flight will arrive at the Santiago de Compostela Airport, where your private transfer will greet you at customs. You are now in the Galician region of Spain, which is a proud culture with its own identity and encompassing Celtic, Portuguese and Mediterranean influences.
You will arrive in this pleasant and quaint town that has served as a destination for pilgrims for centuries. The locals here are accustomed to greeting people of all countries, and you will be able to sense the welcoming air as you arrive along with the many travelers that are concluding their trip of Northern Spain. They have just finished the Camino de Santiago or the Way of St. James, which is a route that leads to the tomb of St. James from here in Santiago de Compostela. It is widely believed in Europe that this route that spans 475 miles is an opportunity to experience a sense of spiritual oneness. Young and old backpackers alike are now taking in the town just as you and your family will. Santiago will greet you with its granite architecture, Galician hospitality, and deeply rooted Christian influence.
After checking into your hotel, you will take a stroll through the town and local plaza, Praza do Obradoiro. You will marvel up at the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela and look to your sides as the new arrivals from Northern Spain will give you a sense of place and also an idea of what is yet to come.
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Oviedo – Walking Under Nature-Made Arches
Oviedo – Climbing Atop North Spain’s Tallest Mountains
Ribadesella – The Perfect Setting for a Discovery Oriented Day
San Sebastian – Driving Through Caves and Arriving in the City of San Sebastian
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