The Secrets of Northern Spain


Basque Country, North Spain

  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Bilbao
  • 1 Nights Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Santillana del Mar
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Oviedo
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Santiago de Compostela
  • Private Walking Tour of Bilbao with Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Private Walking Tour of Oviedo with Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Private Walking Tour of Santiago de Compostela with Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Private Car and driver for the whole itinerary
  • Breakfast Daily
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Globally known for the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao is not only an important cultural city but also a vibrant and fun destination for those who want to experience Spanish nightlife. The city has something for everyone, and it is an ideal starting point to explore the North!


Bilbao – City Tour of Bilbao with Guggenheim Museum

Accompanied by your experienced guide you will stroll around the historic old quarter of Bilbao, popularly known as the Seven Streets, and discover emblematic buildings such as Saint James's Gothic Cathedral, the Plaza Nueva (New Square), the San Antón Church and the Mercado de la Ribera (Seaside Market) the biggest covered market in Europe. You will then continue to the Guggenheim Museum for a guided tour. Discover the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a symbol of the revitalization of the city. Today’s tour will focus on the architecture of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao building. The permanent collection houses artworks by great figures in the world of art: David Salle, Chillida, Jeff Koons, Louis Bourgeois, and Robert Rauschenberg just to name a few. Designed by the North American architect Frank Gehry, the building is composed of a series of interconnected volumes; some of them are limestone-coated orthogonal shapes while others are curved and twisted shapes in metallic titanium skin. These volumes are linked by glass curtain walls for remarkable transparency throughout.


Bilbao – Santillana del Mar

After breakfast, you will meet your driver and have a short drive to Santillana del Mar. Enjoy the rest of the day and relax at your hotel or go for a swim!


Santillana del Mar – Picos de Europa (Fuente De Cable car)- Oviedo

The picture-perfect drive from Santillana del Mar to the town of Oviedo will get even better with a stop at Picos de Europa. There you will take the Fuente De cable car and reach the heart of the mountain. Admire the view before continuing your trip to Oviedo.


Oviedo - City Tour of Oviedo

This tour will take you to explore the ancient capital of the kingdom of Asturias. The tour will start at Plaza Alfonso II El Casto and from there you will spot the first moment of our tour: the Monument to Alfonso II El Casto. Alfonso II El Casto was the king of Asturias and was the first pilgrim to embark on the famous Camino de Santiago. As you continue to the Arco San Tirso your guide will share his knowledge about this pre-Romanesque window of the Asturian Monarchy is the tourist emblem of Asturias. Then we'll continue to the San Salvador Cathedral which is the very first stop on the famous Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Here, we'll also be able to admire the beautiful chapel of the Balesquida. You will then continue to the Monastery of San Pelayo - a women's cloistered monastery with over 1000 years of history. From here you will go and see the statue of Friar Benito Jerónimo Feijóo y Montenegro, a Spanish monk and scholar, who has become known as the Father of the Spanish Enlightenment! Your next stop will be San Isidoro Square, your guide will tell you all about the customs, folklore, modern traditions, and famous figures of this fascinating town. After that, you will continue to the University of Oviedo, where you'll learn some interesting historical facts! Today’s last stop will be Plaza de La Escandalera. You'll find out why it's nicknamed the square of 100 names... Finally, you’ll end the tour at Parque de San Francisco.


Oviedo – Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast, you will meet your driver and enjoy a short ride from Oviedo to Santiago de Compostela. You will have the rest of the day free to relax and enjoy your hotel’s amenities.


Santiago de Compostela - City Tour of Santiago de Compostela with Cathedral

The city of Santiago de Compostela has been for centuries the final step for thousands of pilgrims following Saint James’ Way. The city has been of significant historic and religious importance, but it is also a vivid city, with many restaurants and bars where you can try delicious food. Accompanied by your guide you will explore the city and visit the most important sites, including the Cathedral.



After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Airport, to catch your departure flight.

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In the historic area of Santiago de Compostela and very very near to the town center and all the main sites you can find Palacio del Carmen Autograph Collection Hotel. The building once housed Oblatas Conven and its architecture exudes elegance. The mixture of classic and modern is evident throughout the hotel, as it maintains its original character with upgraded services. The rooms and suites are gracefully decorated, with wooden floors and details.

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Parador de Santiago is a 15th-century building next to Santiago’s famous cathedral. The building was used to facilitate the royal hospital in 1499 that would accommodate pilgrims. The hotel has been carefully restored and still maintains a classic décor. The impressive property offers rooms with four-poster beds and 2 restaurants that feature exposed stone walls and candelabras. Guests can relax and stroll around its 4 impressive cloisters and the lounge areas.

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Eurostars Hotel de la Reconquista is housed in an 18th-century building that has been declared a National Monument, right in the heart of Oviedo. The building is one of the most iconic buildings in the town and was finally transformed into a hotel in 1974. All its 142 rooms are outward-facing, and the courtyards add additional flair to the architecture of the hotel. The rooms are classically designed, using the finest materials and luxurious fabrics. All rooms are bright and stylish, with beautiful textiles and comfortable furnishing. The hotel has 2 restaurants that serve traditional Asturian cuisine and international dishes.

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Ideally located in the center of Oviedo Hotel & Spa Princesa Munia is a 4-star hotel that provides stylish accommodation. This boutique hotel offers 23 spacious rooms, carefully designed, and fully equipped. Perfectly balancing the chic décor with the white walls and the chrome details the rooms and suites are elegantly decorated. Guests can also enjoy a spa and a beauty center.

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Step back in time to this 15th mansion that once was the residence of the first Marquis of Santillana. Hotel Casa del Marques perfectly balances tradition and luxury, in one of a kind 5-star hotel. Its lash garden is an oasis of relaxation that transforms into the best cocktail bar every night. Carefully decorated in light tones, the rooms have wooden ceilings and details, while some also come with a balcony.

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The Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is the only 5-star luxury hotel opposite the Guggenheim Museum, and one of the two flagships of the Silken Hotels collection, together with the Silken Puerta América in Madrid. The hotel portrays a contemporary concept with cutting-edge design. The hotel is influenced by the museum, with a selection of furniture that represents the most emblematic examples of 20th century design.

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Perfectly situated in the cosmopolitan Gran Vía district, in the heart of the city, Radisson Collection Hotel is a contemporary 5-star hotel only a few minutes away from Bilbao's most iconic attractions, such as the striking Guggenheim Museum. It offers 137 rooms and suites, stylishly decorated, and with high-end amenities. The hotel also houses NKO Restaurant by Eneko Atxa, an incredible restaurant that intergrates traditional Basque cuisine with Japanese influences, and the speakeasy-style rooftop bar with beautiful vertical gardens.

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Located in the heart of the old town and with unique architecture and interior design, Hotel Tayko Bilbao offers great accommodation with exceptional gastronomy options. The rooms and suites feature views of the estuary or Casco Viejo and are minimally furnished with neutral tones, large beds with cotton sheets, and L´Occitane en Provence bathroom amenities. The hotel also has two exquisite restaurants, Ola and La bodega de Ola, both managed by Michelin-starred chef Martin Berasategui.

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3 Nights Lisbon Extension

Set off for the illuminated city of Lisbon, whose white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy-going charm has enchanted travelers for centuries. Spend three nights at one of our top-picked hotels, combining luxury and charm. Explore the city's best monuments such as the Belem Tower, Jeronimo's Monastery and the Alfama neighborhood on your half-day guided tour. Spend a day of leisure exploring more of the city's great monuments, museums and districts or taking an optional day trip to the medieval village of Sintra. Your three nights/four-day extension in Lisbon includes roundtrip airfare from an international airport in Spain to Lisbon, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

Michelle, Brant * Wuinn in Spain - Travel Reviews

Michelle, Brant & Wuinn, USA


I wanted to thank you and everyone at Travelive, we had a wonderful trip to Spain! All of our hotels were phenomenal, and service was excellent!

Thanks again for everything! If you ever add France, we would be very interested in booking something!

Thank you again for making this the trip of a lifetime!



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