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Combine a touring holiday in Northern Spain and the Picos de Europa with 8 days in Portugal and the Douro Valley. From beaches to mountains this tour encompasses Cantabria, Asturias and the Pyrenees, a treasure trove of landscapes full of winding scenic roads, great cities and untouched villages and superb local fare.

Portugal - The highlights of Portugal's attractions are culture, gastronomy and wines, beaches, golf, history, variety of landscapes and above all great drives!

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"A great trip! Some of the mountain drives were terrific with fabulous views. The Parador hotels were fanastic, beautiful and interesting and as in a previous Scenic Car tour holiday we experienced. We started as a group of strangers, for us at least, and by the time we finished we had some great new friends." We look forward to the our next tour.

Regards Derek

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11 Days from £1499.00

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Ferry Crossings, Hotel Accommodation

Road Book featuring Great Drives

Car Parking & Meals as per Itinerary

Just the Picos de Europa

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17 Days from £1999.00

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Ferry Crossings, Hotel Accommodation

Road Book featuring Great Drives

Car Parking & Meals as per Itinerary

Picos & the Pyrenees

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The Picos de Europa on the borders of Asturias, Cantabria and Castilla y León, is probably the most stunning National Park in Spain, or even Europe. The contrasts within these 300 square miles of spectacular natural beauty that link Cantabria and Asturias are amazing. Small mountain villages are tucked away in the higher slopes almost completely isolated. Deep gorges that plunge vertically down into deep river valleys, sparkling lakes, and magical forests make this an adventure playground just begging to be explored.

Porto is a fascinating and vibrant city with an extensive history, interesting tourist sights, buzzing nightlife, and outstanding tourist facilities. The region is famed for the production of Port, which is still stored and matured in the vast cellars along the banks of the Douro River.

The Douro Valley is known locally as the enchanted valley. Following a route between the viewpoints that offer the best vistas, you need to cross the river from north to south and back again. But along the way you can admire breathtaking landscapes over the river and visit vineyards, towns and villages until you reach Miranda do Douro, the point at which the river enters Portugal. The N222 between Pinhão and Régua was voted the World’s Best Drive in 2015. We also recommend the N101 from Régua through Mesão Frio in the direction of Amarante and the N322-3 between Pinhão and Alijó.

All Tours Include

• Return Brittany Ferries Crossing for a car and 2 passengers from Portsmouth/Plymouth to Bilbao/Santander (other crossings available on request)

• A 2 berth inside cabin on all Overnight sailings

• 1 Nights at the Parador Cangas di Onis

• 1 Night at the Parador de Benavente

• 1 Night at the Longrovia Rural Hotel & Thermal Spa

• 3 Nights at the Monverde Wine Experience Hotel, Amarante

• 1 Night at the Parador de Benevante

• 1 Night at the Parador Santillana Gil Blas

• 8 Breakfasts & 6 Evening Meals - including a Welcome Dinner on the Third Evening

• Detailed Roadbook featuring Maps, Great Drives & Local Attractions

• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate

• Car Parking at all of the Hotels (charges may apply)