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Madrid, Barcelona, Cava and La Rioja Wine Regions, Bilbao and the Northern Coast

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 150 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 200 US Dollar (USD)

Starting off in Madrid, the city that never sleeps and rich in art and monuments. Spend time visiting the museums, shopping and of course to go out at night for tapas and wines. From Madrid you will fly over to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan and modernist city of Spain. Here you will admire the works of Antonio Gaudi and walk along the famous street La Rambla. On the outskirts of Barcelona you will have time to visit a Cava winery in the heart of the wine region D.O. Cava.

Then driving through Aragon you will make a stop in Zaragoza while en-route to the wine region of D.O. La Rioja. In this region you will have time to spend touring quaint wine towns and wineries. Continuing on you will drive up to the Cantabrian coast stopping en-route to visit the old quarter and Cathedral of Burgos and then arriving in the noble village of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria. Then you will visit Bilbao with its world renowned Guggenheim museum and follow further along the coast to San Sebastian. Ending the trip you will drive back to Barcelona making a stop in Pamplona en-route.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: Madrid. Arrival to Barajas Airport. Take a taxi to your hotel in the centre of Madrid. Visit on your own the important sites eg: Plaza Mayor, Puerta Del Sol etc. Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight in Madrid.

Day 2: Madrid. Breakfast. Visit on your own the important sites eg: Pardo Museum, Royal Palace , Retiro Park etc. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Madrid. Breakfast. Spend the day visiting sights you didn't see the days before and shop the streets. Lunch and Dinner on your own. Overnight in Madrid. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Madrid (Fly) – Barcelona. Breakfast. Take a taxi to Barajas Airport. Flight to Barcelona (leaving approx. every hour). Upon arrival to Prat Airport take a taxi to your hotel in the centre of Barcelona. Visit on your own the important sites eg: La Rambla, Gothic Cathedral & Old Quarter etc. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Barcelona. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Barcelona. Breakfast. Visit on your own Gaudi's work eg: Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, La Sagrada Famila, Guell Park etc. Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in Barcelona. Includes: (B).

Day 6: Barcelona - San Sadurni De Noya – Barcelona. Breakfast. Pick up Car Rental in the morning. Take a morning trip to visit the Cava Winery of Cordorniu located outside of Barcelona in San Sadurni de Noya. Return to Barcelona. Explore Barcelona the rest of the day on your own. Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in Barcelona. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Barcelona - Zaragoza - Santo Domingo De La Calzada. Breakfast. Drive to Zaragoza visit the Plaza Mayor & Cathedral. Continue on to Santo Domingo De La Calzada in the La Rioja wine region. Check in to Hotel. Visit to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a famous village on the Pilgrimage Route with a 13th century cathedral. Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Includes: (B).

Day 8: Santo Domingo Calzada - Haro - (Drive Around La Rioja) - Santo Domingo De La Calzada. Breakfast. Drive to Haro, wine capital of La Rioja, visit to the town & one of the many wineries. Take a driving tour on your own around La Rioja wine region visit wine towns eg: Laguiardia, Elciego, etc. On you way back to Santo Domingo de la Calzada stop in San Millan De La Cogolla. Visit the Human Heritage monasteries of Suso (X century) and Yuso (XI century), birthplace of Castilian language. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Includes: (B).

Day 9: Santo Domingo De La Calzada - Burgos - Santillana Del Mar. Breakfast. Drive to Burgos visit the Plaza Mayor & Cathedral. Continue to Santillana Del Mar on the Cantabrian coast. Check in Parador. Explore the village. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Santillana del Mar. Includes: (B).

Day 10: Santilla Del Mar - Picos De Europa Or Costal Beach Towns - Santillana Del Mar. Breakfast. Drive around the Picos De Europa visiting towns and sites like: Altamira Cave, Fuente De, Covadonga etc. Or visit the costal beach towns like: Comillas, Santander etc. Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in Santillana del Mar. Includes: (B).

Day 11: Santillana Del Mar – Bilbao. Breakfast. Drive to Bilbao visit the Guggenheim Museum & Old Quarter. Check in central located hotel when desired. Lunch and dinner on your own. Overnight in Bilbao. Includes: (B).

Day 12: Bilbao - San Sebastian – Hondarribia. Breakfast. Drive to San Sebastian. Spend the day on the beach La Concha and exploring the city. Drive to Hondarribia when desire. Check in Hotel. Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in Hondarribia. Includes: (B).

Day 13: Hondarribia - Pamplona - Zaragoza – Barcelona. Breakfast. Drive to Pamplona, visit the city. Leave Pamplona when desired, drive by highway passing by Zaragoza back to Barcelona. Upon Arrival to Barcelona drop car rental. Last minute shopping & sightseeing. Lunch & dinner on your own. Overnight in Barcelona. Includes: (B).

Day 14: Barcelona. Breakfast. Take a taxi to Prat Airport. Departure to Point of Origin city. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Note: Price above is a starting from per person, per night rice guideline. For an itinerary quote please inquire for details.

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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001
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We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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