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Uncovering the cultures and customs of the four coastal communities in this gorgeous region makes for an in-depth discovery – and is as gratifying as it gets. Marvel at the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral from La Coruña; experience the rural charm of Asturias in Gijón; savour the breathtaking Picos Mountains from Santander; and sample traditional Basque Pintxos in Bilbao, washed down with a glass of Rioja perhaps. Dover La Coruña Bilbao (from Getxo) Date Arrive Depart Destination MAY 2017 Sun 07 PM Dover Mon 08 Cruising Tue 09 early pm late night La Coruña, Galicia, Single friendly: We will always offer an Ocean View Twin Room at a reduced price for sole occupancy. Please call for details. Bilbao (from Getxo), Basque Country, Spain Take a tour from Getxo to stylish Bilbao, a city bursting with northern Basque charm. Don’t miss opportunities to savour the refreshingly modern design of the Guggenheim, one of the world’s most famous museums; to sample a Pintxo or two, the traditional skewered delicacy; and to discover the Rioja or Txakoli wine the area is renowned for – a glass or two of either of these tasty local tipples is a must. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE After building up an appetite exploring Bilbao’s classical Old Quarter, sample a selection of tempting, traditional Basque Pintxos (mini tapas). From only £899 per person La Coruña, Galicia, Spain Balmoral is able to dock in the centre of this Galician gem; step off the gangway and you’ll find yourself in the heart of things, less than 400m from the city. Uncover the many galleries and museums of the Old Quarter, or admire the diverse architecture ranging from Medieval to Modernist, and you’ll experience a less typical and more rewarding side of Spain. And of course, the Tower of Hercules and Santiago de Compostela Cathedral – both UNESCO World Heritage Sites – are not to be missed. «RECOMMENDED EXPERIENCE Be in awe of the majestic architecture of Santiago de Compostela, one of Christendom’s three global spiritual capitals. Gijón, Asturias, Spain Perched on Spain’s Atlantic coastline, with botanical gardens, an attractive marina and a buzzing local food scene, the Gijón of today places little emphasis on its gritty industrial roots. Venture to the fishing village of Luanco; savour unparalleled views of the city and encompassing Bay of Biscay from the Providence viewpoint; or take a trip to nearby Avilés to admire its traditional, charming Old Town. Santander, Cantabria, Spain Cantabria’s capital makes the most of its setting, nestled handsomely alongside the Bay of Santander and the Magdalena Peninsula, and surrounded by picturesque coastline. Pretty gardens and beaches such as El Sardinero combine to make Santander one of Spain’s delights. Within reach are the natural wonders of Cabarceno Natural Park and the breathtaking Picos Mountains, which can be seen en route to the town of Potes on a tour. Gijón Santander Authentic Europe Upgrade prices per person, per night from > Ocean View Room: £19 | Balcony Room: £100 | Suite: £125 | Single Rooms from > £1,499 Prices are correct at time of going to print, but may change at any time. Call for latest prices. Spain Wed 10 early am late night Gijón, Asturias, Spain Thu 11 early am late pm Santander, Cantabria, Spain Fri 12 early am late night Bilbao (from Getxo), Basque Country, Spain Sat 13-Sun 14 Cruising Mon 15 AM Dover 152 All of the following included from only £113 per person, per night: Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, 5-course à la carte dinner, late night buffet & self-service tea & coffee • Varied daytime activities Lectures & talks • Swimming pools, Jacuzzis & gym • Choice of live evening entertainment • 2 formal nights España Verde 7th May 2017 • 8 nights • Sails from Dover • Balmoral • CRUISE ID: L1708 Tours from Getxo to Bilbao bookable prior to departure, subject to availability. The Guggenheim Museum Visit fredolsencruises.com, contact your travel agent or call 0800 0355 105


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