Santiago de Compostella May 2020
The history and heritage of Santiago de Compostela, Braga and Porto 14th May to 19th May 2020
This 6-day, 5-night holiday in northern Spain and Portugal includes return flights from Manchester airport to Porto (flight details will be confirmed once deposits are received) and executive coach transfers to and from airports and throughout the holiday.
This is a 2-centre break with accommodation at the 4* Hotel Compostela in Santiago for the first 3 nights and 2 nights at the small 4* Villa Garden Hotel in Braga. Entrance fees to museums and places of interest listed in the itinerary, including a river cruise on day 6, are included. We will be accompanied throughout by a personal guide.
All gratuities (except hotel) are also included.
We will spend our first full day in Santiago de Compostela with the highlight being our visit to the majestic cathedral. A Coruna on the northern Spanish coast is our destination for day 3. Felipe II’s doomed Armada sailed from here to England in 1588.
We leave our Santiago hotel on Day 4 and head for our hotel in Braga, stopping off for wine tasting in Cambados, famous for its white wine production. We also visit Vianna do Castelo, located in a beautiful setting on the Lima estuary.
Day 5 is spent in Braga and Guimaraes, both historically significant Portuguese sites. Our last day is spent in Porto, one of Europe’s most ancient towns. We take a Douro river cruise before heading to the airport for our flight home.
The quoted price is £1,049 per person with a £159 single person supplement. A full itinerary can be obtained from Fran Rodway, contact details below.
All applicants must have their own travel insurance. SU3A cannot be responsible for any claims. This tour is arranged by Tailored Travel who provide insurance if needed.
To reserve a place please complete the application form and send it with a deposit cheque of £150 pp, made out to Sheffield U3A ETG, to Fran Rodway at 16 Kirkdale Close, Chesterfield, S40 2UX to arrive no later than Monday 8th July 2019.
fran048hotmail.co.uk 07774 142409