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Treasures of Spain’s Northern Coast Post-Eclipse

Spain

11 Days

From $10,895

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    Overview

    After the thrill of experiencing the total solar eclipse, we embark on a captivating cultural journey along Spain's northern coast. Here, we will discover a world defined by rugged seascapes, picturesque vineyards, cider farms, and charming coastal towns that move at their own unhurried pace. Our adventure will take us along breathtaking sea cliffs, we'll explore the awe-inspiring cave paintings at Altamira, and we'll savor the delectable cuisine of Asturias. The stylish and walkable foodie hub of Oviedo, the Asturian capital, is one of the highlights of our journey. From fresh seafood to hearty bean and chorizo stews, sidra (cider), to cave-aged cheeses, your taste buds are in for a treat. We conclude our journey in the extraordinary city of Santiago de Compostela, the culmination of Europe's renowned pilgrim trail. Here, amid the twin-towered limestone cathedral that houses the remains of St. James, all pilgrim paths converge, making this an unforgettable experience.

    Arrive: Bilbao, Spain

    Depart: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

    Highlights

    • Witness the dramatic phenomena of a total solar eclipse with renowned astrophysicist Alex Filippenko, PhD (veteran of 14 eclipse events with WT!)
    • Enjoy the fabulous Parador de Lerma and our private eclipse-viewing site at a hilltop winery
    • Experience magical Santiago de Compostela, culmination of the famed El Camino pilgrim trail
    • Explore Oviedo, the Asturian capital, a university town and foodie hub
    • See the extraordinary prehistoric art of the famed Altamira Caves
    • Visit Gijón's Roman sites, including the thermal baths of Campo Valdés
    • See A Coruña's Roman-era lighthouse, hike the coastal cliffs of Buelna

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      Our eclipse program begins in Bilbao, with a tour of the world famous Guggenheim Museum, a cruise along the Nervión River, and a walking tour of the Old City. We then continue south to charming Burgos, where we'll have a tour of its imposing Gothic cathedral, a World Heritage Site. A short drive from Burgos brings us to the medieval town of Lerma and our private eclipse-viewing site at an expansive winery on a hill—virtually on the centerline of the eclipse. Our Bilbao accommodation on Days 1-2 is the Carlton Hotel. On Days 3-4, we stay at the fabulous Parador de Lerma, a ducal palace originally built for King Felipe III. En route to Lerma during the first few days of the trip, we enjoy lively talks on eclipses and other celestial topics by our esteemed eclipse expert Dr. Alex Filippenko, Professor of Astronomy at UC Berkeley.
      From medieval Santillana del Mar, where cobbled lanes surround sandstone churches and mansions, we visit the renowned Altamira Caves, known as the Sistine Chapel of prehistoric art. We'll also explore the coastal town of Comillas, whose iconic buildings include the flamboyant El Capricho mansion designed by Antoni Gaudí. At the port city of Gijón, we can walk the beach, visit Roman sites, and taste traditional Asturian sidra (cider).
      Delightful Oviedo, the Asturian capital, is a lively university town and foodie hub cradled in green hills. The celebrated El Camino de Santiago pilgrim trail goes right through town, starting from the striking Gothic cathedral. We explore the Old Quarter then head to Viveiro, a medieval fishing town with a beautiful harbor. After a hike along the cliffs at Cabo de Estaca de Bares, we explore the port city of A Coruña, known for its Roman-era lighthouse, still standing and active.
      In Santiago, one of Spain's most beautiful cities, we visit the towering limestone cathedral containing the remains of St. James and mingle among pilgrims from around the world who are celebrating their long-awaited arrival at this sacred place. Our accommodation is the historic 5-star Parador de Santiago de Compostela (Hostal dos Reis Católicos), next to the cathedral. Depart on Day 11.

      Dates & Pricing

      Payment & Cancel Schedule

      At time of reservation $1,000 per person
      Due 180 days prior to departure: 25% of land cost
      Due 90 days prior to departure: Balance

      Please note that this differs from our standard policy.

      Cancellation & Transfer Schedule

      Minimum cancellation fee: $500 per person
      365-181 days prior to departure: $1,000 per person
      180-91 days prior to departure: 25% of land costs
      90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of land costs

      We reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled if payments are not received when due.

      Included
      • Presentations by Guest Speakers
      • Expert Trip Leaders and local guides
      • All accommodations based on double occupancy
      • Meals as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • All ground transportation and baggage handling from meeting until departure
      • All activities as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Entrance fees to museums and archaeological sites
      • Gratuities during the Eclipse Program portion of your journey
      • A glass of wine or beer with lunch & dinner
      Not Included
      • Travel to and from the arrival and departure location as indicated in Detailed Itinerary
      • Additional hotel nights outside the trip's scheduled dates
      • Optional gratuities to Trip Leaders or staff
      • Optional travel insurance
      • Other expenses of a personal nature (some alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)

      Accommodations

      Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.

      Hotel Carlton

      Bilbao, Spain

      Days 1-2 (2 nights)

      The Hotel Carlton, built in 1919, is an impressive Beaux Arts monument in the grand style of its era. It is centrally located in the Old Town on Plaza de Federico Moyúa and just a short walk to the Guggenheim Museum. The hotel was the seat of the Basque government...

      Parador de Lerma

      Lerma, Spain

      Days 3-4 (2 nights)

      Built in the 17th century atop a medieval castle, this former Ducal Palace was built by the Duke of Lerma as a place of lodging, rest, and general enjoyment for his close friend, King Felipe III. The palace has a central courtyard surrounded by stately columned galleries, and features interiors...

      Hotel Casa del Marqués

      Santillana del Mar, Spain

      Days 5-6 (2 nights)

      Tucked away behind a canopy of lush foliage stands the Hotel Casa del Marqués. This historic building-turned-hotel has 15 rooms individually decorated in a charming style. Throughout the property are well-preserved furniture, artworks, and antique decorations. The staff is attentive and helpful, and there is a wonderful patio garden to...

      Numa Hotel Boutique

      Gijón, Spain

      Day 7 (1 night)

      The 4-star Numa Hotel Boutique has a modern aesthetic and combines industrial interiors with wood and leather accents to create a wonderful play of color and textures. Guest rooms are thoughtfully designed with comfortable beds, nice bathrooms, and views overlooking the city. Relax in the lounge on one of the...

      Hotel U Viveiro

      Viveiro, Spain

      Day 8 (1 night)

      This modern hotel is located near the river and has comfortable guest rooms with spacious bathrooms. There is a lovely rooftop area where breakfast is served al fresco and a relaxing terrace perfect for savoring the views.

      Meliá Maria Pita

      La Coruña, Spain

      Day 9 (1 night)

      The Melia Maria Pita is set on Riazor Beach and has wonderful amenities for your stay. You'll enjoy spacious guest rooms with modern bathrooms. The hotel's restaurant offers Galician and Mediterranean cuisine. Just outside, you're a short walk on the promenade to many delights in the area.

      Parador de Santiago de Compostela

      Santiago de Compostela, Spain

      Day 10 (1 night)

      Adjacent to Santiago's soaring Romanesque cathedral is the 5-star Parador de Santiago de Compostela, one of the oldest hotels in the world. Staying at this parador brings you into the heart of Santiago's rich history. It's location right on the central square makes it a great place for people watching—sit...

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      What the Trip is Like

      This trip is rated Level 2, Easier, according to our trip grading system. You will need to be comfortable walking and hiking 2-3 miles a day and being on your feet for up to 5 hours a day. For your enjoyment of the trip, you should be a fit walker.

      Average Hiking Day:
      • 2 miles
      • 2 hours
      • 200 feet gain/loss
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      Our hikes are over easy to moderate terrain, with well-marked paths throughout. We will occasionally walk a few miles on pavement, with some of the hiking on dirt paths. Some hikes follow coastal paths that can be easy to moderate.
      We strongly urge you to train for your trip, as your enjoyment will be highly dependent on your level of fitness. The best training for a hike is to hike, especially over hills or rough terrain. Next best are running, swimming, bicycling, or other cardiovascular exercise. Stair climbing machines are excellent preparation for hiking uphill. Your feet should also be well prepared-make sure your hiking boots are sturdy, comfortable, and thoroughly broken-in.
      While we have timed our trip for ideal hiking weather, you should be prepared for a variety of conditions. In August, the days are usually warm and but can be hot. Nights can be quite cool. There is typically sunshine, but showers can occur at any time.
      You will be welcomed each night in our carefully selected hotels, including a night at the extraordinary Parador de Santiago de Compostela. The rest of our accommodations are very comfortable and well located. Since they are often in historic buildings, the rooms are not always of uniform or international size. Our leaders do their best to assign rooms in a fair way so that all participants experience an equal advantage throughout the trip as a whole. Single rooms can be requested but are not always available, due to the limited space in the hotels. If you prefer a single room, please make your request as early as possible.
      A buffet breakfast is served at our hotel each morning with fruit, bread, whole grains, cold cuts, cheese, butter, ham, olive oil, tomato, yogurt, coffee, and tea. We'll enjoy lunches and dinners in cafés or restaurants that offer local foods including cheeses, fresh vegetables, salamis, ham, fresh fruit, and bread. We convene for our lunches around 1:00 pm as lunch starts late in Spain. Dinner is at our hotel or a nearby restaurant and includes other local specialties like lamb and fresh seafood. Please note that in Spain, the dinner hour is considerably later than what it is in the US. We do our best to secure early reservations for our groups, but most often the evening meal will be at 8:00 pm.
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      With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.

      Level 1 – Easiest

      Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.

      Level 2 – Easy to Moderate

      Hotel nights and/or safari-style camping, hikes of two to four hours on some days. Other physical activities are sometimes included, such as optional sea kayaking.

       

      Level 3 – Moderate

      Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.

      Level 4 – Moderate to Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-6 hours), mountainous terrain, significant elevation gains and losses (hiking up or down as much as 3,000 feet) on many days. Altitudes no greater than about 10,000 feet.

       

      Level 5 – Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.

      Level 6 – Very Strenuous

      Full-day hikes (5-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Most hikes take place at altitudes above 10,000 feet, with some days ascending as high as 18,000 feet.

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We work hard to help you choose the right trip for you, paying attention to your individual interests, abilities, and needs. If you have questions about the level of comfort or any of the activities described in this itinerary, please call Wilderness Travel at 1-800-368-2794 or email us at <a href=\"mailto:\/\/info@wildernesstravel.com\">info@wildernesstravel.com<\/a>.<\/p>","System_References":"<p>We&rsquo;d be happy to put you in touch with a past client that has traveled with us on this trip.<\/p>","System_Visit_Our_Website":"<p>At <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/\">saito8.com<\/a>, you can book your trip online or find out about added departures, last-minute deals, and one-time Limited Edition adventures that aren&rsquo;t listed in our catalog. 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If you see a Limited Edition trip scheduled for this year, now is the time to sign up, as spaces fill very early and the trip may not be back for a while! Planned daily activities and actual timings may vary due to local conditions or the discretion of your Trip Leader&mdash;it is important to bring your spirit of adventure for these special exploratory journeys!","System_Social_Media":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:33:43 --><p><strong>SOCIAL MEDIA:<\/strong> We invite you to share your adventure with us on social media. Tag @wildernesstravel and we may even feature your content on our pages!<\/p>","System_If_You_Miss_Your_Flight":"<p><strong>IF YOU MISS YOUR FLIGHT<\/strong><br>If you miss your flight or are otherwise delayed, contact our Wilderness Travel office, as well as our local partners, with your new flight information. 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If you have not purchased Travelex insurance already, you have the option to do so up to 24 hours prior to your departure.<\/p>","System_Covid-19_Travel_Requirements":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-04-19T13:27:44 --><p><strong>COVID-19 TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:<\/strong> Please double-check COVID-19 entry requirements for any countries you may be traveling to or transiting through, on this website: <a href=\"apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions\">apply.joinsherpa.com\/travel-restrictions<\/a><\/p>","System_Pre-Trip_Safety":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:37:06 --><p><strong>PRE-TRIP SAFETY:<\/strong> In the next weeks, we encourage you to do everything possible to stay healthy. 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We are available during regular business hours (M-F, 8:30 am-5:00 pm, PST). <\/p>","System_ECI_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:38:31 --><p>If you have purchased the Travelex Travel Protection Plan through Wilderness Travel, please remember to bring your Confirmation of Coverages (COC) with you on the trip, including your Plan Number and important emergency contact information.<\/p><p>If you've purchased a travel protection plan on your own, we recommend that you bring a copy of your policy, including all coverages, with you on your trip.<\/p>","System_Face_Masks_and_Hand_Sanitizer":"","System_DidNotPurchase_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-02-28T12:27:44 --><p>Travel Insurance: We recommend that you purchase travel insurance for this trip. For your convenience, we offer Travelex travel protection. Please let us know if you would like us to add the Travelex Travel Protection Plan to this final invoice. You can learn more about the policy on our <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/toucan\/travel-insurance\">website<\/a>.<\/p>","System_Purchased_Insurance":"Please remember to bring a copy of your Travelex Confirmation of Coverage and State Specific Policy with you on your trip. You should have received an email directly from Travelex with these documents. If you need this email to be re-sent, please contact Travelex's Customer Solutions team at 844-877-1885 or e-mail customersolutions@travelexinsurance.com. <br><br><br>","System_Photography":"<strong>Camera Recommendations<\/strong><br>With the many advances in digital technology, a simple compact digital camera or even your smartphone is capable of taking pictures suitable for the needs of most people. For higher quality images and the ability to use long lenses for closer wildlife pictures, a DSLR camera is well worthwhile, though heavier. Most digital cameras and phones have good video options, but you may want to consider a GoPro for a lightweight, waterproof option. Always practice ahead of time with new equipment and bring your manual with you. You may want to consider renting camera equipment for your trip from places such as <a href=\"https:\/\/www.borrowlenses.com\/\">borrowlenses.com<\/a>. This is an especially good idea for renting large zoom lenses that you may need for just one trip. Adding their extra insurance fee to cover expensive equipment is recommended. <br><strong><br>Camera Accessories<\/strong><br>We recommend bringing at least two large capacity memory cards or a small digital storage unit (or tablet) to back up your photos, freeing space on your memory cards. Don't forget to bring a battery charger and a backup battery so one is always charged and ready to use. For trips where you may be away from power sources for multiple days, consider looking into a solar-powered battery charger or buying additional backup batteries, and check that you have the appropriate adapter for the electrical outlets in your destination.<br><strong><br>Sharing Your Images<\/strong><br>We would love for you to share photos from your trip, and with your permission, may even use your photos in our marketing materials or on our photo blog. We request that you send us a small sample of your best images. Please email your photos to wtphotoblog@gmail.com or tag us @WildernessTravel on social media.<br><strong><br>Photography Etiquette<\/strong><br>When taking pictures of local people, be aware of cultural considerations. Approaching people with a warm smile and using polite gestures or simple phrases to ask permission to photograph them usually works well. It is always recommended to engage people in conversation before asking to photograph them, but if people do not wish to have their photo taken, please honor their requests. We urge travelers to avoid giving money in exchange for photo opportunities, which makes it harder for future travelers to have a meaningful personal interaction with local people. Please always heed your Trip Leader's guidelines for what is appropriate. ","System_Gear_Store":"To help you prepare for your next WT adventure, we've put together a great collection of top brands including Patagonia, Outdoor Research, Eagle Creek, and more at our WT Gear Store (<a href=\"https:\/\/wildernesstravel.newheadings.com\/\">wildernesstravel.newheadings.com<\/a>).","System_Questions?":"<p>Our Area Specialists are your single point of contact and would be happy to answer any questions about your trip!<br>800.368.2794 | 510.558.2488<\/p>","System_Travel_Insurance":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-01-27T07:58:05 --><p>We highly recommend you purchase travel insurance. You can take advantage of a comprehensive Travel Protection Plan designed for Wilderness Travel by Travelex, or purchase other insurance on your own. See our website for details: <a href=\"http:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/insurance\">saito8.com\/insurance<\/a><\/p>","System_Make_it_Your_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:18 --><p>The prices above are for the ready-to-book adventure outlined in this Detailed Itinerary, a popular option that has been handcrafted by our Area Specialists to include the best of every destination. While many travelers choose to book this tour as is, our Area Specialists are also happy to work with you to customize this Private Journey to suit your specific interests and style of travel. We can arrange for longer or shorter stays, offer hotel upgrades (see below for sample costs), or add an extension to additional places of interest. We can even add special activities or customize excursions depending on your interests. We invite you to contact us to discuss your options!<\/p>","System_Signing_up_for_a_Trip":"<!-- Generated by XStandard version 3.0.0.0 on 2023-03-29T11:44:42 --><p>Early reservations are recommended since accommodations often sell out far in advance. Please call 1-800-368-2794 and ask for our [Africa Manager] or email us at [africa@ wildernesstravel.com] with any questions that you may have about this trip. To reserve your Private Journey, we will need to know your preferred dates of travel. We will then check availability and send you a proposed itinerary with exact pricing for your adventure. We can typically hold a provisional booking for one week. At that time, we must collect your initial deposit or accommodations will be released. We accept Visa, Mastercard, or American Express card. Upon receipt of your deposit, we will send you a Welcome Packet that includes a letter of confirmation, Detailed Itinerary, Trip Application, Medical Form, and Pre-Departure Information Booklet with information to help you prepare for your adventure. Please see our Cancellations and Transfer Fee Schedule for specific payment information.<\/p>","System_Trip_Leaders":"<p>Wilderness Travel Trip Leaders have a passion and a joy for creating an unforgettable journey. We are extremely proud of them and the incredible travel experiences they make possible. For more information, including client comments about them and which specific trips they will be leading, please visit <a href=\"https:\/\/www.wildernesstravel.com\/leaders\/\">wildernesstravel.com\/leaders<\/a>.<\/p>"},"terms":{"PaymentSchedule":"At time of reservation $1,000 per person<br>Due 180 days prior to departure: 25% of land cost<br>Due 90 days prior to departure: Balance <br><br><em>Please note that this differs from our standard policy.<\/em>","CancelSchedule":"Minimum cancellation fee: $500 per person<br>\n365-181 days prior to departure: $1,000 per person<br>\n180-91 days prior to departure: 25% of land costs<br>\n90 days or less prior to departure: 100% of land costs <br><br><em>We reserve the right to treat the reservation as canceled if payments are not received when due.<\/em><br>"}}