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Retreat to Corunna Tour

Retreat to Corunna Tour

Retreat to Corunna Tour Overview

This tour encompasses all the major actions fought by Sir John Moore’s army: Sahagún, Benavente, Astorga, Cacabelos, Lugo and the last battle, that at Corunna.

In passing we visit Medina de Rio Seco, the site of the calamitous Spanish defeat in 1808, and the important naval port of Ferrol, scene of an abortive attack by the nascent 95th Rifles in 1800. We travel through the spectacular Galician mountains snaking along deep valleys, crossing ancient bridges and visiting remote villages, often coinciding with the dramatic pilgrim route of the Camino de Santiago. There will opportunity to explore the golden-tinged medieval city of Santiago de Compostela with its beautiful cathedral, captivating squares and fine mix of Romanesque, Baroque and Renaissance architecture.
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