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Wines and food of Northern Spain - 12 nights

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Wines and food of Northern Spain - 12 nights

In this tour you'll get to know some of the best renowned wines of northern Spain and some great local wines not so popular. Beside, you'll visit great cities, splendid sceneries, will taste awesome local food and try some michelin starred restaurants. You'll visit Barcelona, the Basque Country, La Rioja, Valladolid and Madrid. If you are a wine/food lovers this tour is a must do. All of our tours can be adapted to your likes and requests!!

Cataluña-Barcelona & the Penedés region

On day 1 get used to the spanish time. Walk the city of Barcelona and discover it at your own pace. In the guide book we'll send you there's lot of information on what to do and what to see on each of the areas you'll visit.

Barcelona - 3 nights

Cataluña-Barcelona & the Penedés region

Today you'll have a wonderful tour through the city which includes tickets skip the line to some of the best works of Gaudi, the Sagrada Familia and Parc Güell. You'll also see the exteriors of Casa Batlló and Casa Milá, two other great works of this wonderful architect. For diner you'll visit the "spanish village" in Barcelona, a small corner where you'll see a little bit of all Spain where you'll find handcrafts, and buildings of each of the areas of Spain. I'll book one of the best Flamenco shows in the city for you. Read more

Barcelona - 3 nights
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Cataluña-Montserrat & the Penedés region

Today you'll enjoy a great private tour. Early in the morning your guide will pick you up at your hotel. He'll take you to Montserrat, a magnificent sanctuary located in the mountains where you'll get some great views. You'll be able to get the ZIP train and go into the sanctuary to listen the Boy's Choir. After this experience you'll be taken to a winery in Penedés where you'll visit the facilities and will taste some great wines/cavas. After the visit you'll be offered a traditional catalonian lunch, a wonderful way to finish this exclusive tour. You'll be taken back to your hotel after lunch. Read more

Barcelona - 3 nights

Basque Country

You'll get a train to San Sebastián, a manorial city you'll love. Its Concha beach and the old quarter will delight you. Today, after you do the check - in at your hotel you'll enjoy a "pintxos" tour. Your local guide will take you to the old quarter where he'll explain you what to see in the old quarter and give a local view of the city. Meanwhile he'll take you hoping from bar to bar, a we spanish people do, tasting different pintxos (small portions of food) that will let you try the local food in small bites. Read more

San Sebastián - 3 nights
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Basque Country

Another wonderful private tour: Cooking class. This is not the kind of touristy cooking class. It is much more than that. Our private cooking class happens in the most important and well known Gastronomic Club of San Sebastian, temple for foddies and where my partner is a member, so he can grant access for you to make a wonderful cooking class with a professional chef. The chef worked in Michelin starred restaurants in the past and has got a big knowledge of the traditional Basque cuisine, so you will be in good hands! Being a private class, we could arrange the desired menu but trying to offer a traditional basque lunch, this is what we offer: The day starts with a walking tour in the market, where you would buy some of the ingredients you would be using in the class and then, you would head to the Gastronomic Club located in the Old Town of San Sebastian. We would open a nice bottle of wine and would start the class. Let me tell you the class is quite informal, as you would be cooking in the same kitchen as the chef, and could be as participative as you want. The traditional menu is based in some appetizers you will buy in the market and will prepare and eat while cooking, Lobster Rice, Hake fish with clams and cheeks and a Pantxineta(almond and custard dessert), all paired with wine, or beer or whatever you fell like drinking. Read more

San Sebastián - 3 nights
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Basque Country

Exclusive private tour: BASQUE WINE & CHEESE TOUR. Txakoli wine tasting in a family run winery and meet the cheesemaker of the Michelin restaurants. On the hills of the stunningly beautiful Txakoli wine region, are the vineyards of the charming family owned winery you’ll be visiting. Discover their famed Txakoli wines, made with local grapes varieties that grow on terraces overlooking the sea; After learning about the special production way of this wine, you will taste the wine accompanied by local tuna, chilli peppers and chorizo! Having set the mood with these savory visit, you’ll be just about ready for lunch. Today it will be by the sea, in one of the typical grilled fish restaurants at the harbor of the captivating fishing town of Getaria. Before lunch, go into town and take pleasure in a relaxing stroll with your guide through the enchanting Medieval streets of the center, and the picturesque color and charm of the fisherman’s houses with their beautiful wooden balconies. The town’s location, perched on the hills overlooking the sea, offers spectacular views that will stay in your memory forever. As dessert, you will savor the exceptional quality of another culinary icon of the area, Idiazabal cheese. You will visit a traditional artisan cheese producer high in the rolling Basque hills. The owner will show you around, you will take an intimate insight into the production, followed by a tasting of six artisan cheeses. Please understand this cheese factory is very small and some times they are producing so the visit is not possible. Should that happen, you’ll be taken to some villages in the area and will be offered a tasting of different local cheeses. Read more

San Sebastián - 3 nights
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Basque Country

In your way to next destination a visit to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is a must. This place located close to Bilbao is a must see when visiting the Basque Country. A little hermitage located in an island that can be reached by a long stair. Bilbao, an example of modernism is also a must see. The Guggenheim museum, the oldest hanging bridge still in use in Europe and the old quarter are all a must. Tonight I'll book a michelin starred restaurant for diner. Read more

Bilbao - 1 night
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La Rioja

In the heart of the Rioja wine region we find Haro, the small village where you'll overnight and where you'll find some of the best wineries in Rioja. Hosted in a 4* superior hotel, a former monastery reconverted into this great hotel, you'll be able to taste some great wines at some of the wineries and taste the exceptional local gastronomy. Read more

Haro - 2 nights

La Rioja

Another wonderful, exclusive and private tour: You will be taken to a traditional winery where you will visit this singular winery and its cellars. They continue producing wine as in 1870, there is no a single piece of stainless steel in the whole winery. This is not a touristic visit, it is a private one where you will be able see things people usually don’t, ask to the professionals and taste some of its finest wines. Later you will be taken to another winery, usually another one more special (it could be the largest underground cellar in Spain, for instance). They do a really good tour (again not the touristic one) and open very good wines for the tasting. After all this you will be taken to Marqués de Riscal winery (so you can see the exteriors - is was designed by Frank Gehry, an example of modernism in wineries) and have lunch there (it has one michelin star) - food is not included and you can choose what you want to have lunch. After lunch you will be taken to a short visit to Laguardia, a small village, where you will be given a short guided tour through its medieval old quarter. Then you will be taken to your hotel in Haro. Read more

Haro - 2 nights
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Castilla y León

Let's move to Castilla y León, another great area for wine lovers where there are several denominations of origin for wines. We'll get to know the Ribera de Duero denomination, probably the most popular one. You'll overnight in Valladolid. The historic centre of Valladolid conserves an important monumental and architectural heritage, particularly comprising noble houses and religious buildings. A highlight among these is the unfinished cathedral. In the old quarter there are several bars where you can taste different small bites of local food. Read more

Valladolid - 2 nights

Castilla y León

Today you'll have another great private tour to taste wines from this area. You'll visit two different wineries and will taste up to 5 wines from them so you can see the differences between the two of them. After the tours you'll be taken to Penafiel, a small village with a wonderful castle (reconverted into the Museum of Wine) that you'll be able to visit before getting to the restaurant I'll book for you to taste the most traditional meal in the area, the roasted baby lamb!! Read more

Valladolid - 2 nights
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Madrid

Get a high speed train to Madrid, where you’ll have a private guided walking tour through the old quarter. Visit some museums like the Prado or simply seat in a terrace at the Palza Mayor and enjoy the views of this wonderful square.

Madrid - 1 night

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Passeig de Colom, 12, 08002 Barcelona
Day 4
Location Zubieta Kalea, 2, 20007 Donostia, Gipuzkoa
Day 7
Location Federico Moyúa Plaza, 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia
Day 8
Location Calle San Agustín, 2, 26200 Haro, La Rioja
Day 10
Location Calle Solanilla, 13, 47003 Valladolid
Day 12
Location Calle del Dr Cortezo, 10, 28012 Madrid

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour (public and private)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Local guides
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Information services
  • Entrances fee
  • Personalized guide book with all the necessary information about the area, maps, schedules, tours and activities, accommodation... so you miss nothing

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • Beverages and food (except expressly stated)
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • All the tours included in this trip can be adapted and/or modified upon your requests. This is not a closed pack, we are specialists in customizing tours so please let us know what you are looking for and we'll work on it until you get exactly what you are looking for. Accommodation will be different based on your likes, requests, budget and availability.
  • The accommodation stated in this trip is subject to be modified due to availability and other factors.

REVIEWS

10 Reviews

Stephanie Sadow, United States

Luis helped my family plan an amazing family vacation to the Basque region of Spain. Luis was incredibly patient and informative during the planning process. He was spot on with his recommendations and the trip was planned perfectly and was everything we had hoped for.

Jeri McGiverin, United States

Great time in Northern Spain, thanks to Luis and his detailed, professional, and friendly service. We were four seniors out for good food, wine, hiking, art, and "hidden" places. Luis surpassed our expectations, arranging all lodging and local transportation, including private drivers to take us to the out-of-the-way places. And all for a reasonable cost. Northern Spain is beautiful, and we were happy to have experienced its geographical and cultural diversity with Luis' guidance via all the information in his complete "personal guide book" he creates for his clients. Read more

Susan Leitchman, United States

Best trip ever! Seamless and fun.This agent is absolutely the best travel agent I have ever worked with. He was attentive to our ages and our needs and suggested some wonderful activities for our 2 week trip through Northern Spain. He used tour guides and drivers who were knowledgeable and fun. A big thank you from the 4 of us for sharing your wonderful country and it's special peole with us. I would recommend this agent and this travel company to anyone. Superb! Read more

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