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(Tour code: 18SJF)

Follow the iconic Pilgrim’s Trail through northern Spain

Follow the iconic Pilgrim's Trail through northern Spain, beginning in Bilbao, the heart of Basque country. Head through some of Spain's oldest cities, bound for beautiful Santiago before exploring the capital, Madrid.

  • Bilbao
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Burgos
  • Léon
  • Santiago
  • Madrid
What’s Included
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Regional Departures Available

Madrid & the Pilgrim's Trail 2018Tour Details

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Days 1-2 Bilbao Guggenheim Museum
Bilbao Guggenheim Museum

To Bilbao

Today you board your flight from the UK to Bilbao, transferring to your hotel. On Day 2, you enjoy a walking tour of this iconic Basque city before an afternoon at leisure when you might like to visit the famous Guggenheim Museum.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
Day 3 Burgos


This morning you continue along the Pilgrim's Trail to historic Burgos. Upon arrival, embark on a guided tour of the city, finishing in front of the Cathedral, which you are free to enter at leisure.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Day 4 Leon Cathedral
Leon Cathedral


Today you continue your journey along the historic Way of St James to Léon. Arriving in the afternoon, you then embark on a guided tour, taking in the marvellous Cathedral and one of the only Gaudi buildings outside of Catalonia.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Days 5-7 Santiago Cathedral
Santiago Cathedral

To Santiago

Board the train to the city of Santiago today, the final destination on the Pilgrim's Trail. On Day 6, you embark on a guided tour of this traditional Spanish town, taking in the inspiring Cathedral building that marks the final resting place of St. James. On Day 7, you take the rail service to the Spanish capital of Madrid, where you are free to begin exploring this afternoon or relax in the hotel.

  • Day 5 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Days 6-7 - Breakfast
  • Day 6 - Guided City Tour
Day 8 Madrid


Today begins with a guided tour of wonderful Madrid, both by coach and on foot. The afternoon is then at leisure before you enjoy some traditional Spanish cooking in a local restaurant for dinner.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Guided City Tour
Day 9 Flights


Today you transfer to the airport for the flight back to the UK.

  • Breakfast

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.

What’s included
Included in the Price
  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager
  • Flights from London to Bilbao and from Madrid to London
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 8 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 5 dinners
  • Guided tours of Bilbao and Burgos
  • Discover Léon
  • Tour of Santiago
  • Guided tour of Madrid


Not Included
  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

Helen Laverack
Kathryn Cambridge
Julie Pacalon
Madrid & the Pilgrim's Trail

Follow the iconic Pilgrim’s Trail through northern Spain


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