8 days

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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

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£2,545

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£2,445

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Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of £99, was £500.

Single supplement: £410

Includes flights

Meet your Experts

Dr Rob Dinnis

Guide Lecturer

Dr Rob Dinnis is an expert on the Palaeolithic, and particularly the archaeology of the last Ice Age.

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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
15 June 2020 AALT200615 15 June 2020 (Monday) 22 June 2020 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn Leonie Loudon £2,495
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24 August 2020 AALT200824 24 August 2020 (Monday) 31 August 2020 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis Anna Vigetti £2,495
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5 July 2021 AALT210705 5 July 2021 (Monday) 12 July 2021 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn £2,645
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6 September 2021 AALT210906 6 September 2021 (Monday) 13 September 2021 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis £2,545
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