Rock Art of Altamira

8 days

From $3,445

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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 epitomize Paleolithic 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 maximizes 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
  • 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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Today's Price
$3,445

Benefit from this limited time offer:

  • Pay a low deposit of $149, was $750.

Single supplement: $555

Keeping you safe on your next tour

  • FREE 'Travel Safe' kits for every traveller
  • COVID-19 insurance
  • Enhanced Health and Safety audits
  • Distanced seating on coaches
  • 'Get me home' service and private airport transfers
  • COVID protocols at our hotels, and aboard our cruise ships
  • Packed lunches and flexible dining options
  • Flexible balance payment date and COVID-friendly refund conditions
  • COVID-testing and medical training for tour staff
  • Constant monitoring and post-tour tracing

 

Meet your Experts

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We are proud of our team of expert guide lecturers. Whenever you travel, your guide lecturer will be on hand to answer questions, tell stories and deliver insights to make your trip truly remarkable.

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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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. Availability
July 5 2021 AALT210705 July 5 2021 (Monday) July 12 2021 (Monday) Dr Paul Bahn $3,445
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$555 Book Now
September 6 2021 AALT210906 September 6 2021 (Monday) September 13 2021 (Monday) Dr Rob Dinnis $3,310
(ex. flights)
$149
$750
$555 Book Now
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