SPAIN-ENCHANTING GALICIA

Day 1, SUNDAY: EN ROUTE
Depart Canada on you overnight flight to Madrid.
Day 2, MONDAY: MADRID
Morning arrival in Madrid, where you will be greeted by our representative who will transfer you to your centrally located hotel for check-in and accommdations. Rest of the morning is free to relax or explore the city on your own. In the afternoon we'll take you on a panoramic orientation tour of the city to point out Madrid's most important avenues and monuments. Rest of the afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 3, TUESDAY:MADRID
Buffet breakfast. Full day at leisure for Shopping or to visit the Prado Museum and the impressive Royal Palace on your own. You also may want to take an optional excursion to the medieval city of Toledo, the former capital of Spain and considered an open air museum. Accommdations
Day 4, WEDNESDAY: MADRID-LUGO
Buffet breakfast. Today starts your escorted tour across the dramatic lands of Old Castile into “Green Spain”—the Land of Galicia. Arrive at the ancient walled city of Lugo. Balance of the afternoon is free to explore. Dinner and accommodations.
Day 5, THURSDAY: LUGO-LA CORUÑA
Buffet breakfast. Departure to the charming port city of La Coruña for a short panoramic tour of the city. In the afternoon there will be an opportunity to take an optional excursion to the Rías Altas visiting typical villages like Pontedeume, Betanzos, etc. Dinner and accommodations.

Day 6, FRIDAY: LA CORUÑA-SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Buffet breakfast. Departure to Santiago de Compostela to enjoy a guided tour of this famed pilgrimage destination dating back to the Middle Age. Marvel at the huge Plaza del Obradoiro and visit the interior of the ancient cathedral, containing the Tomb of St. James and the huge "Botafumeiro" (incense burner). Afternoon free to explore this historical university city. Dinner and accommodations.

Day 7, SATURDAY: SANTIAGO-RIAS BAIXAS-VIGO
Buffet breakfast and departure to the area of the Spanish Fjords (Rias Baixas), seeing the water and land intertwined like fingers. Visit La Toja Island, a famous spa resort, the ría de Arosa and the city of Pontevedra. Continuation to Vigo, another busy port city with tons of shopping opportunities. Dinner and accommodations.

Day 8, SUNDAY: VIGO-SALAMANCA-MADRID
Buffet breakfast and departure to Zamora and Salamanca, where a short stop will be made to admire its famous Plaza Mayor. Continuation to Madrid. Arrival at mid afternoon and check-in to your hotel. Free time to enjoy dinner, on your own, at one of Madrid's famed restaurants. Accommdations.

Day 9, MONDAY: MADRID
Buffet breakfast. Transfer to Madrid airport for your return flight home.