Project Spain - Atlantic Coast
Price: £TBA / $TBA
Duration: 8 Days from 8th August 2026
Highlights: Bilbao, Gijon, San Pedro de la Ribero (eclipse), Santiago de Compostela
Includes: TBA (when prices available)
Day 1 (8th August 2026) - Arrival in the Northern Spanish city of Bilbao
Arrive in Bilbao and spend the next three nights in this industrial port city. Bilbao is the de facto capital of the Basque Country, with a skyscraper-filled downtown. It’s famed for the Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, which sparked revitalization when it opened in 1997. The museum houses prominent modern and contemporary works, but it’s the curvy, titanium-clad building that receives the most attention.
Days 2 to 3 - Days at leisure in Bilbao with optional excursions available
Bilbao combines a stylish vintage district, an industrial heritage, and stunning modern architecture in one of the largest cities in northern Spain. Part of the Basque region, the city sits on the banks of the Nervión River that flows into the Bay of Biscay.
Stroll through Casco Viejo, the Old Town of Bilbao, be impressed by the futuristic architecture of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, snack on pintxos - the Basque version of Spanish tapas or take a river cruise through the history of the city.
Day 4 - Travel by coach along the Atlantic Coast to Gijon
Today travel west along the Atlantic Coast to Gijon for a two-night stay. Gijón is known for its maritime heritage and the old fishermen’s quarter of Cimadevilla. Santa Catalina hill has a clifftop park and sculpture. The 18th-century Revillagigedo Palace houses an international arts center and adjoins the Collegiate Church of San Juan Bautista, now a concert hall. Nearby is the 16th-century Clock Tower, with a museum about the city.
Day 5 - Eclipse Day - travel to San Pedro de la Ribera, our base for the eclipse
Today we travel to the dramatic cliffs overlooking San Pedro de la Ribera, a magnificent beach very near Cudillero. This area is our base for observing the eclipse. Later this evening travel back to Gijon for another overnight in the city.
Day 6 - Continue onwards by coach to Santiago de Compostela
Today travel further along the Atlantic Coast to Santiago de Compostela for a two-night stay. Santiago de Compostela is the capital of northwest Spain’s Galicia region. It is known as the end of the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route, and the alleged burial site of the Biblical apostle St. James. His remains reputedly lie within the Catedral de Santiago de Compostela, consecrated in 1211, whose elaborately carved stone facades open onto grand plazas within the medieval walls of the old town.
Day 7 - Day at leisure in Santiago de Compostela with optional excursions available
This famous pilgrimage site became a symbol in the Spanish Christians' struggle against Islam. Destroyed by the Muslims at the end of the 10th century, it was completely rebuilt in the following century. With its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings, the Old Town of Santiago is one of the world's most beautiful urban areas. The oldest monuments are grouped around the tomb of St James and the cathedral, which contains the remarkable Pórtico de la Gloria.
Day 8 (14th August 2026) - Join your return flight or perhaps extend your stay
Today is the last day of the tour. Join your return flight unless you have chosen to extend your stay.
WHAT'S INCLUDED IN MY TOUR?
Tour Price £TBA / $TBA per person*
*Please note you can reserve a space on this tour, but all itineraries will be costed in early 2024 and prices advised
The price is for the tour from hotel check-in on Day 1 to your hotel check-out on Day 8.
Bed and breakfast accommodation is provided in hotels throughout the tour and all transfers, transportation, flights, trains, and local excursions as outlined in the itinerary (if applicable) are included. Other meals are not included, and some excursions are offered on an optional basis closer to the tour departure date (the word 'optional' is used to describe these).
Accommodation is provided in twin or double bed hotel rooms with a private bathroom. We are usually able to arrange shared accommodation with a person of the same gender - this is known as 'twin share' accommodation.
A limited number of rooms for sole occupancy are available at a single room supplement of £TBA / $TBA.
Flight packages from London and the US will be offered by our flight partner approximately 11 months in advance of the tour departure (when all fares and schedules are available) or you can arrange your own International flights if you prefer.
Airport transfers and assistance are included on arrival and departure days if you take advantage of the International flight package offered by our flight partner. If you choose to arrange your own International flights, then the meet point is the hotel on Day 1 and the tour ends at the hotel on the final day.
You will find further details about what to expect on the Project TSE2026 FAQ page here.