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.

Cave visits may vary according to seasonal opening hours.

Tour highlights:

  • Experience a tour in the esteemed company of our experts in rock art
  • We visit 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

Full Price
£2,885

Today's Price
£2,635 (including offers)

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The price above includes any applicable early booking discount and a pay in full discount, and applies only if you pay the full balance at time of booking.

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £430

Includes flights

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Whether you want to add extra nights on either side of your tour, you want to upgrade your flight or hotel room, or you are hoping to enjoy a door-to-door airport transfer, we can help.

To add special extras to your tour, call our Specialist Sales Executives to discuss your needs on 01722 713800.

Meet your Experts

Dr Rob Dinnis

Andante 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 supplement Offer Availability
20 June 2022 AALT220620 20 June 2022 (Monday) 27 June 2022 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn £2,885
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£500 £430 Call for availability
5 September 2022 AALT220905 5 September 2022 (Monday) 12 September 2022 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis £2,885
(inc. flights)
£500 £430 £2,635
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19 June 2023 AALT230619 19 June 2023 (Monday) 26 June 2023 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn £2,995
(inc. flights)
£750 £430 £2,745
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4 September 2023 AALT230904 4 September 2023 (Monday) 11 September 2023 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis £2,995
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£750 £430 £2,745
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