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Our great wine-themed twin centre holiday features the rich, rolling vineyards of the Rioja region of Spain and Portugals famous port wine estates. As well as wine tasting, this charming tour also includes a great blend of Spanish fishing villages and beautiful Portuguese sandy beaches.
Hotel Las Rocas 4*
This grand hotel is located at one end of Castro Urdiales promenade with the beach and harbour a pleasant stroll away. Well appointed en-suite bedrooms Television Free Wi-Fi Air conditioning Tea, coffee making facilities Safe Hairdryer Restaurant Bar Outdoor area with gardens Lift Sercohotels.co.uk
Axis Vermar Hotel 4*
The Axis Vermar Hotel is located right on the beach in Póvoa de Varzim and enjoys panoramic views of the North Atlantic Ocean. En-suite bedrooms Television Hairdryer Telephone Air conditioning Restaurant Lounge Bar Spa and wellness centre Outdoor pool Lift Axishoteis.com Hotels may charge you a tax during your tour which is beyond the control of Edwards Coaches and is entirely at the discretion of each hotel.
We travel to Portsmouth / Plymouth and board the overnight Brittany Ferries sailing to Santander. On board you can enjoy award winning service and top-class facilities including restaurants, stylish lounges and comfortable cabins.
We disembark the ferry and enjoy some free time to explore Santander, a picturesque coastal resort before we make our way to Castro Urdiales where we stay for the next three nights.
This morning we travel to San Sebastián, known as the ‘Queen of Resorts’ and home to one of Europe’s best beaches, La Concha Beach. Here we will meet our guide who will take us on a walking tour through the narrow streets and old port, and introduce us to the city’s famous tapas bars. (B,D)
Today we drive southwards to the Rioja vineyards and visit Bodegas Muga in Haro. Here we discover the imposing wooden tanks, the calmness of the ageing rooms, the head and smell in the cooperage as well as enjoying a tasting experience of some of their delicious wines. We will then make our way into Haro where we can spend the afternoon. (B,D)
This morning we commence our journey from northern Spain into Portugal, calling in first at the beautiful city of León. We continue on, travelling via the picturesque wine region of the Douro Valley before arriving in Póvoa de Varzim where we stay for the next three nights on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis, with a welcome glass of port. (B,D)
Enjoy a relaxing day in our beautiful resort. (B,D)
This morning we enjoy a guided tour of historic Porto, Portugal’s second city with many beautiful buildings and atmospheric squares. In the afternoon we visit a port wine estate across the river in the Vila Nova de Gaia area where we learn about the process of producing port whist enjoying a sample or two. (B,D)
Sadly it’s time to start re-tracing our steps back home as we leave Portugal and make our way to Palencia in Spain where we stay overnight on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis. (B,D)
Spend a morning relaxing before travelling to Santander for your return overnight ferry. (B)
We arrive back in the UK.
Please make sure you take everything from the coach that you require for your overnight sailing as there will be NO ACCESS to the coach once you are on the ferry. We recommend you pack an overnight bag to carry onto the ship for your overnight stay
Executive coach travel
Return overnight ferry crossings in lower berth cabins (meals not included)
2 overnights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in Castro Urdiales (with choice of main course on 2 nights - set menu on arrival)
Guided walking tour in San Sebastián
Guided tour and wine tasting at Bodegas Muga
3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in Póvoa de Varzim (with choice menu)
Welcome glass of port
Live musical entertainment on one night
Porterage at both main stay hotels
Tea/coffee after dinner at both main stay hotels
¼ ltr of wine with dinner at both main stay hotels
1 night dinner, bed & breakfast accommodation in Palencia
Guided tour of Porto
Tour and tasting at a port wine estate
17th Sep 9 nights £1179 Red Dragon
Single room supplement £190
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|Bracknell - Bagshot Road|| Opposite Glebewood Bus Stop |
Bagshot Road - Before the Leisure Centre
|Cardiff West Services|| Cardiff West Services Coach Park |
|Chieveley Services|| Chieveley Services (A34/M4) Newbury |
|Clackett Lane Services|| Clackett Lane Services, TN16 2ER (Anticlock) |
|Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet|| Travel Centre, Dyffryn Close, Llansamlet |
|Edwards Depot LLANTRISANT|| Edwards Depot, Llantrisant, CF72 8QZ |
|Extra Services Cobham EB|| Extra Services Cobham Eastbound, M25 Jct 10-9 |
|Leigh Delamare Eastbound|| Leigh Delamare Services Eastbound Before J17 |
|Magor Services|| Magor Service Coach Park |
|Maidstone Services|| Maidstone Services, Junction 8 - M20 |
|Neath - Railway|| Neath - Outside Railway Station |
|Reading Services|| Reading Services, Junction 11-12, RG30 3UQ |
|Sarn SERVICES|| Sarn SERVICES - Coach Park |
|Stop 24 Svcs (M20 J11)|| Stop 24 (Westenhanger) Services (M20 J11) |
|Swindon Hilton|| Swindon Hilton - Outside the hotel, Junction 16 |
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