8 days

From £2,495

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We are sorry to inform you that due to the COVID-19 outbreak, it has become necessary to reschedule this tour. Your safety and wellbeing are our utmost priorities, so we do hope you understand this enforced change of travel arrangements. A new date will be confirmed shortly. For more information, please read our full statement about the Coronavirus here. If you are booked onto this tour, you can get in touch with our friendly sales team on 01722 713800, who are ready to help.

Summary

Decorated 15-35,000 years ago, the caves of Altamira still display some of humankind’s first great artistic achievements. This is a unique chance to view the vivid images of horse, bison and deer that have come to epitomise Palaeolithic art. Throughout this tour, we will stay in historic towns nestled among the hills of northern Spain, which allows us to visit each of the sites on our itinerary with ease and also maximises our touring time. A visit to the Ice Age caves of northern Spain is a tremendous privilege. Where else could you approach original masterpieces of such immense antiquity in situ? Led by experts in rock art, for this tour we have secured special access to a selection of memorable caves and rock art sites. Here, we can view the images precisely where they were created, standing or crouching exactly as the original artists once did.

Tour highlights:

  • Experience a tour in the esteemed company of our experts in rock art
  • Wander the spectacular cave at Tito Bustillo and admire its images, both painted and engraved
  • Examine the contrast between ancient art seen in the caves themselves and the modern art on display at the world-renowned Guggenheim in vibrant Bilbao
  • Pay a memorable visit to the famous Altamira Cave, widely regarded as the Sistine Chapel of cave art

Today's Price
£2,495

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £290

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Paul Bahn

Guide Lecturer

Dr Paul Bahn is the leading expert on prehistoric rock art worldwide, and is certainly one of our best-known archaeologists.

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Leonie Loudon

Tour Manager

Leonie Loudon is a very experienced tour manager and lived in Italy for six years working as an English teacher and travel copywriter.

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Bison rock art in the Altamira cave
Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single Supp. Offer Availability
24 August 2020 AALT200824 24 August 2020 (Monday) 31 August 2020 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis Anna Vigetti £2,495
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£1
£500
£290 Call for availability
5 July 2021 AALT210705 5 July 2021 (Monday) 12 July 2021 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn £2,645
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£410 £2,595
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6 September 2021 AALT210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 13 September 2021 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis £2,545
(inc. flights)
£99
£500
£410 £2,445
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