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8D7N Best of Northern Spain (ESNS) ⚠ Minimum 2 adult(s) per departure

8D7N Best of Northern Spain (ESNS)
⚠ Minimum 2 adult(s) per departure

Per Pax
From: $2140 From: €2038 From: £1749 From: RM9305 From: CAD2773 From: SGD2968 From: AUD3089 From: HKD16861
Barcelona

Cities to Visit: Barcelona - Bilbao - San Sebastian - Logroño - Madrid
Language: English

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Travel Period: from May 14, 2022 till November 11, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals
~ Indulge in the tapas lifestyle
~ Wander through Gaudí's wonderland in Barcelona
~ Live like a local in a "casa rural" in the Pyrenees
~ Experience the Basque way of life
What To Expect
Spain has been described as less of a country than a collection of small nations all working together. Each region has its own distinct character, style, even language. This quick eight-day trip introduces you to Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces the best way: through food, art, culture, and first-person contact. Vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Bilbao’s fabulous architecture, Logroño's famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a week? Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.
  • Day 1: Arrive Barcelona

    Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this vibrant city. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

  • Day 2: Barcelona - Pyrenees

    Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.

    Explore a bit of Barcelona before an afternoon departure north. Travel to the Pyrenees by local bus and van to reach a 'casa rural', or converted farmhouse, near the town of Ainsa. Indulge in delicious local meals and time to explore the beautiful landscape.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: Pyrenees

    Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4: Pyrenees - Bilbao

    Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 5: Bilbao - San Sebastian - Bilbao

    Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.

    The real treat in this part of the country is the eating. Basque cuisine is famous in Spain and around the world, with many believing this is the best food in the country. While San Sebastián didn't invent tapas, they are well-acknowledged to have perfected them. Wander through the streets before lunchtime or in the evening and check out what each bar has on offer.

    Stop in each place for some wine or beer and sample their tapas (pintxos in Basque) selection. Move on to the next bar and repeat!

    Delicious seafood abounds here as well. Looking for more than just pintxos? Head to the harbour and hole up in a traditional simple tavern. Don't leave San Sebastián without trying the famous jamon iberico.

    The specialty drink in this area is called the Kalimotxo — half wine (usually red table wine) and half Coca Cola.Take some time to wander through the plazas, marvel at the buildings, and spot the art sprinkled throughout the city. And, as always, try the pintxos.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 6: Bilbao - Logroño

    Travel to Logroño and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, there's no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Logroño - Madrid

    Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 8: Depart Madrid

    Depart at any time. We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 7 nights' accommodation
~ 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
~ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
~ Attractions as per itinerary

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance
~ Optional activities
~ Tipping
~ Others not mentioned

Where to Visits

Apr 2023: 1, 15 & 29RM9305
May 2023: 13 & 27RM9305
Jun 2023: 10 & 24RM9795
Jul 2023: 8 RM10285
Aug 2023: 19RM10285
Sep 2023: 2, 16 & 30RM9795
Oct 2023: 14RM9305
Nov 2023: 4 & 11RM9305

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Travel Period: from May 14, 2022 till November 11, 2023
Tour Highlight
~ Capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals
~ Indulge in the tapas lifestyle
~ Wander through Gaudí's wonderland in Barcelona
~ Live like a local in a "casa rural" in the Pyrenees
~ Experience the Basque way of life
What To Expect
Spain has been described as less of a country than a collection of small nations all working together. Each region has its own distinct character, style, even language. This quick eight-day trip introduces you to Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces the best way: through food, art, culture, and first-person contact. Vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Bilbao’s fabulous architecture, Logroño's famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a week? Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.
  • Day 1: Arrive Barcelona

    Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this vibrant city. There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

  • Day 2: Barcelona - Pyrenees

    Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.

    Explore a bit of Barcelona before an afternoon departure north. Travel to the Pyrenees by local bus and van to reach a 'casa rural', or converted farmhouse, near the town of Ainsa. Indulge in delicious local meals and time to explore the beautiful landscape.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3: Pyrenees

    Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the 'casa rural'.

    : Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 4: Pyrenees - Bilbao

    Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 5: Bilbao - San Sebastian - Bilbao

    Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.

    The real treat in this part of the country is the eating. Basque cuisine is famous in Spain and around the world, with many believing this is the best food in the country. While San Sebastián didn't invent tapas, they are well-acknowledged to have perfected them. Wander through the streets before lunchtime or in the evening and check out what each bar has on offer.

    Stop in each place for some wine or beer and sample their tapas (pintxos in Basque) selection. Move on to the next bar and repeat!

    Delicious seafood abounds here as well. Looking for more than just pintxos? Head to the harbour and hole up in a traditional simple tavern. Don't leave San Sebastián without trying the famous jamon iberico.

    The specialty drink in this area is called the Kalimotxo — half wine (usually red table wine) and half Coca Cola.Take some time to wander through the plazas, marvel at the buildings, and spot the art sprinkled throughout the city. And, as always, try the pintxos.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 6: Bilbao - Logroño

    Travel to Logroño and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, there's no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 7: Logroño - Madrid

    Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.

    : Breakfast
  • Day 8: Depart Madrid

    Depart at any time. We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.

    : Breakfast
Whats Included
~ 7 nights' accommodation
~ 7 breakfasts, 2 dinners
~ All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
~ Attractions as per itinerary

Whats Excluded
~ International air ticket
~ Travel insurance
~ Optional activities
~ Tipping
~ Others not mentioned
Apr 2023: 1, 15 & 29RM9305
May 2023: 13 & 27RM9305
Jun 2023: 10 & 24RM9795
Jul 2023: 8 RM10285
Aug 2023: 19RM10285
Sep 2023: 2, 16 & 30RM9795
Oct 2023: 14RM9305
Nov 2023: 4 & 11RM9305
★★★☆☆

Carrer de Viladomat, 197, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

The Hotel Viladomat is a 3-star hotel in the center of Barcelona, ​​in the Ensanche neighborhood, and less than 1km from the Barcelona Sants train station, an international destination for the AVE and a direct connection with Barcelona airport.

★★★☆☆

Campo de Volantín Pasealekua, 1, 48007 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Excellent situation in the Centre of bilbao, next to the Town Hall, opposite the bridge of Zubizuri. Located in the paseo Campo Volantín, a modern and remodeled area next to the river that gives life to Bilbao, facing the Isozaki Towers.

★★★☆☆

C. Saturnino Ulargui, 6, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Located on the pedestrian street Calle Saturnino Ulargui. Its magnificent location means that that in a matter minutes you can reach the historical centre of the city, where its famous bars and restaurants are located, as well as the shopping area, and the main roads in and out of the city.

★★★☆☆

C. del Carmen, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Stay at Hotel Europa and enjoy the perfect location. We are an ideal starting point to visit the city’s main tourist attractions and points of interest, all of which are within walking distance from the hotel.

★★★☆☆

Carrer de Viladomat, 197, 08015 Barcelona, Spain

The Hotel Viladomat is a 3-star hotel in the center of Barcelona, ​​in the Ensanche neighborhood, and less than 1km from the Barcelona Sants train station, an international destination for the AVE and a direct connection with Barcelona airport.

★★★☆☆

Campo de Volantín Pasealekua, 1, 48007 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Excellent situation in the Centre of bilbao, next to the Town Hall, opposite the bridge of Zubizuri. Located in the paseo Campo Volantín, a modern and remodeled area next to the river that gives life to Bilbao, facing the Isozaki Towers.

★★★☆☆

C. Saturnino Ulargui, 6, 26001 Logroño, La Rioja, Spain

Located on the pedestrian street Calle Saturnino Ulargui. Its magnificent location means that that in a matter minutes you can reach the historical centre of the city, where its famous bars and restaurants are located, as well as the shopping area, and the main roads in and out of the city.

★★★☆☆

C. del Carmen, 4, 28013 Madrid, Spain

Stay at Hotel Europa and enjoy the perfect location. We are an ideal starting point to visit the city’s main tourist attractions and points of interest, all of which are within walking distance from the hotel.

Per Pax
From: $2140 From: €2038 From: £1749 From: RM9305 From: CAD2773 From: SGD2968 From: AUD3089 From: HKD16861
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