Project Description

Get to know the best of North Spain starting in Barcelona and travelling though La Rioja, San Sebastian, Hondarribia and Bilbao. Best local gastronomy and an amazing landscape in one enjoyable 12-day tour with a combination of sightseeing, guided visits, best gastronomy experiences, wine tastings, bike tours, self-drive and free time to explore independently. This tour includes 4-star hotel accommodation and daily breakfasts.

 

 

Arrival to Barcelona airport. Private transfer. Time off to check in the hotel and to explore the city. We recommend a walk through the Ramblas area

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, you will be picked up at your hotel to start a full day share city tour. Gaudí and Picasso work will guide you through Barcelona, a city that combines tradition and modernity like no other. You can go through the labyrinth of medieval streets of Barri Gòtic, take a tour of the modern Olympic Port, and climb the landscaped mountain of Montjuic, with its impressive sports complexes. And to leave nothing in the ink, we will continue with a visit to the magnificent Basilica of the Sagrada Familia

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

 

After breakfast, day off in Barcelona at your own leisure.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, at your convenient time pick up rental car in central office in Barcelona and drive to La Rioja wine region (about five hours drive to Villabuena de Álava). In the evening, you can do a nice wine tasting with an expert in viticulture followed by a welcome dinner at the hotel´s restaurant.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, at 11:00 you start with a nice winery visit in same town as the hotel, “Luis Cañas” . Then you will drive to the town of Haro we recommend you to stop for lunch at “Las Duelas”, a restaurant based in a restored convent After lunch, you can drive to beautiful town of La Guardia. In the evening, you will visit the famous winery of Marques de Riscal, an impressive building designed by Frank Gehry. You will have a tour through the winery.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, at your convenient time, set off to San Sebastian (about 1 hour and 45 minutes) .You will arrive to San Sebastian and check into the hotel Londres. In the evening you will go for a “pintxos” tour around San Sebastian by the hand of our local guide.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, you will drive to Ordizia, where they have a traditional market since 500 years ago. You then will drive to the traditional cheese factory Aranburu, world award winner, in Idiazabal town. After that,you will drive to San Sebastian to visit the centre and learn about its history and culture. Tonight you will have dinner on a traditional Basque cider house where we will have a traditional Basque menu and taste the cider right out of the barrel. 

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, your local guide will meet you to have a beautiful walking tour of San Sebastian Old Town. You will learn about the history and traditions of the city, its royal heritage and gastronomic culture. Then, in the afternoon, you will get ready to experience one of the most traditional and local experiences, cooking at a Gastronomy Society with a visit to a local market “Txoko”, a typically Basque type of closed gastronomical society where people come together to cook, experiment with new ways of cooking, eat and socialize.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, at your convenient time, set off to Hondarribia, one of the Basque Country’s most charming towns and also packed with a huge number of amazing restaurants and bars. The well-preserved Old Town, a relaxing maritime atmosphere and fantastic food are only some of the reasons why Hondarribia is one of the favorite places in the region. You will have the day at your leisure to enjoy beautiful walks and to relax.


Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard roo

After breakfast, drive to Bilbao (one hour and a half). On the way to Bilbao, we recommend you stop at the beautiful fishing town of Getaria. Then, before getting into downtown Bilbao, we recommend you stop at the famous bridge of Bizkaia, between the town of Las Arenas and Portugalete . On arrival to Bilbao, check into the hotel and in the evening you will have “pintxos” tour around Bilbao’s old town with local.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, time to visit the Guggenheim Museum. (tickets included on budget). Then, in the evening, you will have a guided cycle tour around Bilbao suburbs following the footprints of the industrial past of the city, key to the transformation of the actual city. You will also stop for a “pintxo” on the way.

Four star hotel -Accommodation and Breakfast. Standard room

After breakfast, time for packing and check out in the hotel. You will have to drive to the airport and car drop off. End of our services.

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Guaranteed departures 2019: Every first Saturday of the month

Includes:

  • Car rental for self drive itinerary. Includes: Full coverage insurance, second driver and unlimited mileage
  • 3 nights in Barcelona in 4 star hotel. Accommodation and breakfast.
  • Full day shared city tour in Barcelona
  • 2 nights at a 4 star hotel in La Rioja. Accommodation and breakfast and dinner on arrival
  • Visit to three wineries in Rioja.with the wine tastings.
  • 3 nights in San Sebastian, in a 4 star hotel. Accommodation and breakfast,.
  • “Pintxos” tour with local guide.
  • Private guided walking tour in San Sebastian.
  • Dinner at traditional Cider House.
  • 1 Night at Hondarribia in a 4 star hotel. Accommodation and breakfast,
  • 2 nights in Bilbao in a 4 star hotel. Accommodation and breakfast,
  • Wine tasting at antique store and pintxos activity in Bilbao.
  • Bike tour in Bilbao 2,5 hours, bike rental, local guide, 1 pintxo and 1 beverage.
  • Travel insurance.
  • 24 hour telephone assistance

Rates depending on season and number of people, send us a message for more info.