Following is our suggested itinerary, please note that you may extend the number of nights in each city:
Day 1: Santiago de Compostela
The Parador Santiago de Compostela, a 5-star hotel, is considered to be the oldest hotel in the world - functioning as a shelter for travelers since 1499. Its beauty is immense, its quality unmatched. You will be staying in a luxurious museum - every turn presents new wonders. This is authentic 5 star sumptuousness - one of the world's great hotels.
Day 2: Cambados
The Parador Cambados is a century-old "noble house" - spacious and open. Don't miss having a seafood meal in the fine restaurant - and be sure and order a bottle of Albariño to accompany your meal. It is made only in Galicia, and is by far the best wine anywhere for pairing with seafood.
Day 3: Baiona
The Parador Baiona occupies the whole of its own small, fortified peninsula - "Monte Real." Wandering out along the fortress walls and taking in the sea and harbor views is very pleasant after a magnificent meal served in their fine restaurant. The grounds are well lit and guarded, so walking on warm nights can be especially romantic.
Day 4: Tui
The Parador Tui is a bit non-descript on the outside - being constructed of granite block - but makes up for it with very fine terraced gardens and great views out to the river. As well - their restaurant is one of the best in the Parador chain. They serve a creative cuisine that you will not encounter anywhere else.
The Parador Pontevedra is the courtly old ancestral home of the Count of Maceda. It has recently been completely redone and it really has an understated grandeur to it. The building maintains a completely harmonious feel throughout.
Day 6: Monforte de Lemos:
The Parador Monforte de Lemos is a recent addition to the Parador chain. It's a completely refurbished 17th century Benedictine Monastery. The rooms are situated around a marvelous central cloister, and many have fine views out over the city below.
Day 7: Nogueira de Ramuín
This Parador Santo Estevo is a former monastery and one of Galicia's oldest - having been founded in the 6th century! The accommodations are completely captivating. There is a large and grand colonnaded cloister that surrounds tranquil gardens.
Day 8: Zamora
The Parador Zamora is a 15th century Renaissance Palace - and a real treat. It has a dramatic courtyard that is surrounded by wonderfully carved columns, and all public spaces are filled with ancient tapestries, coats of arms or suits of armor. The whole place has a delicious, classic medieval feel to it.
Day 9: Madrid
Route through Galicia
Galicia is the land of the 1000 rivers. Often described as green Spain, this temperate north western corner of the country is rich and fertile with an abundance of beaches and spectacular mountainous views. It also has historic cities, a culture descended from the Celts and a warm welcome for foreign visitors. The incredibly wild and beautiful coastlines, one of the most historically interesting cities in Europe, a Celtic coloring to the culture, and you have the makings of a very special trip. You`ll travel down the fjord (Rias) cracked west coast of Galicia - as scenic a drive as you`ll find anywhere.
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Madrid (140) Santiago de Compostela (10) Spain (247) Zamora (4)
Recomended for 9 to 13+ nights.
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