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Santiago in Style
Commences Barcelona 11 September and ends Santiago 01 October 2020

  • Santiago de Compostela
    Santiago de Compostela
  • Santiago Pilgrimage Route
    Santiago Pilgrimage Route
  • Ercina lake, Asturias
    Ercina lake, Asturias
  • Santa Maria Reyes, Laguardia
    Santa Maria Reyes, Laguardia
  • Santa Cueva de Covadonga, Asturias
    Santa Cueva de Covadonga, Asturias
  • Guggenheim, Bilbao
    Guggenheim, Bilbao
  • Old Roman Stone Bridge in Cangas de Onis, Asturias
    Old Roman Stone Bridge in Cangas de Onis, Asturias
  • Andorra
    Andorra
  • Program Status Places Available
  • Price $12,340
  • Program Code GCTSJ20
  • Single Supplement $1,760
  • Activity Rating Easy
  • Program Leader Hugh Morgan

Tour Itinerary

  • 20 Nights
    • 1 - Barcelona
    • 3 - Andorra
    • 3 - Bilbao
    • 2 - Santillana del Mar 
    • 1 - Cangas de Onis
    • 3 - Gijon
    • 2 - Leon
    • 1 - Lugo
    • 4 - Santiago

Commences Barcelona 11 September and ends Santiago 01 October 2020

Tour Highlights

  • The dramatic port-side Guggenheim museum in Bilbao 
  • A journey through some of the most spectacular and dramatic scenery of Northern Spain
  • The dramatically scenic Pyrenees with Andorra
  • Picturesque coastal and mountain towns and villages of Cantabria and Asturias
  • The Pilgrim route to Santiago de Compostela

Tour Overview

This is an awesome journey through incredible scenery for those who want to experience the Camino through Northern Spain in comfort with short walks along the most scenic sections of the pilgrim route but letting your comfortable tour coach do most of the work.

We start our program in Barcelona followed by a dive into Andorra high in the Pyrenees before arriving in Bilbao, tasting the wines of Rioja and, of course, visiting the futuristic Guggenheim Museum. We explore historic cities such as Santander, Gijon, Oviedo, Leon and Santiago itself, with its impressive cathedral. However, we also explore fascinating quaint towns and villages such as Potes, Santillana del Mar, Astorga and Ponferrada. We also view the dramatic Cantabrian, Asturian and Galician coastline, as well as the mighty Picos de Europa where, at Covadonga, Spanish nationhood was born.

Tour Inclusions

  • 20 nights en-suite hotel and Parador accommodation
  • Typical breakfast daily, 18 dinners and 5 lunches
  • Touring by comfortable and modern  coach
  • Transport and field trips as indicated
  • Applicable entry fees and services of local guides
  • Services of a Program Leader
  • Gratuities and necessary tips
  • Detailed Program Information Booklet
 

Hugh Morgan

Golden Compass Tour Leader Hugh Morgan

Hugh Morgan holds a BA in European History, German, Italian and Spanish from the University of Sydney and has also studied German at the Goethe-Institut in Lueneburg and Berlin, Italian in Perugia, Spanish in Salamanca and Russian in St Petersburg.
Hugh joined Qantas in 1966 and his twenty-five year career with the airline was primarily spent in sales and marketing. He was posted overseas a number of times, escorted groups and travelled widely. As Product Manager for Qantas Connections for UK, Europe and Africa, Hugh scoured his area to compile directories featuring interesting hotels, tours and attractions. His skills were recognised formally with the presentation of a bronze medal by the British Tourist Authority for exceptional services in the promotion of Britain - the first time an Australian has received this coveted award.
After leaving Qantas Hugh completed his BA whilst running a travel consultancy and has led over fifty small groups to various parts of the world. Recent tours have included Mongolia, Siberia, Russia and the Baltic States; Iberia and Morocco; the islands of the Western Mediterranean; and various journeys through Italy, the Alps and the Adriatic.
A member of the Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society, the Art Gallery of NSW and the National Trust, Hugh now has more time to pursue his interest in art, architecture, archaeology, genealogy ... and travel.

Easy

Most of the cities and towns visited on this program can be explored by coach, where walking tours are relatively short and generally on the flat and all hotels have lifts with easily accessible rooms.
All our programs naturally involve some walking in order to discover better the places visited and, although we arrange porterage where this is available, participants are expected to be able to handle their own bags. Our program leaders will always try to make as much of the program as possible available for those who find walking longer distances, uphill or down steps difficult but, in same places, this cannot always be avoided.

If you have any concerns at all about your level of fitness, please do not hesitate to talk to us and discuss further with the experts who know the particular demands of each program.

Register your interest early

Follow these simple steps to secure your place on one of our unique tours:

  1. Select the program or programs you are interested in joining and make a note of the program code that appears next to the program price (eg: GCTAD14).
  2. Access the Golden Compass booking form here.
  3. Complete the details you have available (we understand your flights and travel insurance details may not be confirmed when you make your booking).
  4. Print and sign your form, then simply scan and email your form direct to info@goldencompasstours.co.nz. If you prefer you can fax your form to +44 (0) 1494 431 144, or post it to our New Zealand postal address at:

  Golden Compass, P O Box 3452 Shortland St. Auckland 1140, New Zealand.

Please note we require a deposit of NZD500 per person per program with the full balance for each tour being due 70 days prior to the start of your program or programs in the UK, Europe, North Africa or Asia. 

Once the deposit payment has been taken you will then be sent your confirmation letter either by email or post (as you prefer). An invoice for the balance will be issued to you 12 weeks prior to the departure of your first tour or tours. Full payment by MasterCard, Visa or electronic bank transfer is required 70 days prior to the start of your tour. 

If you need any assistance please call our Freephone number on 0800 132 385.