Our Journeys

The Magic of Northern Spain with Broadley Vineyards - Spring 2022
May 12 - 22, 2022

$4,250

The Magic of Northern Spain with Broadley Vineyards – Spring 2022


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You will have the unique opportunity of traveling through Northern Spain with the owners of Broadley Vineyards. Morgan and Jessica Broadley are excited to share with you the delicious wines and unique cuisine of Northern Spain. On this tour, you will also immerse yourself in Northern Spain’s landscape, culture, art, and history.

*Please click on each day to view daily itinerary.

DAY 0:

Fly from the US to Bilbao, Spain.

DAY 1: Bilbao

After your arrival in Bilbao, you will be picked up by private driver and transfer to your hotel. You will have a few hours to relax before joining your fellow travelers for a delicious welcome dinner. Sleep in Bilbao

DAY 2: Bilbao

Today you will enjoy Bilbao, the most important city in Basque Country. Just a few miles from the Bay of Biscay, Bilbao has a large harbor and an oceanic climate. Due to its privileged position, there is an awesome culinary tradition, which is considered the most inventive in Spain. Fish is the star ingredient in the cuisine here. In addition to enjoying the cuisine, we will visit the famous Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry. We will also visit the nearby coastal villages to enjoy some amazing views. Sleep in Bilbao

DAY 3: San Sebastian

On your way to the city of Donostia-San Sebastian today, we will explore small bays and quaint villages, and stop at amazing viewpoints between Guipuzcoa and Biscay. In San Sebastian, we will enjoy a walking tour followed by the “not to be missed” tapas-like appetizers called pintxos. Sleep in Bilbao.

DAY 4 & 5: Laguardia, Haro and La Rioja

For the next two days, we will explore the famed Rioja wine region and learn more about the main varietal of the area, Tempranillo. We will learn the history of Rioja including its interesting connection to Bordeaux and how the wine’s pronounced vanilla flavor originated. In these two days you will visit several amazing wine estates where you will sample both traditional wines and more modern productions. A stop at the incredible Marques de Riscal’s City of Wine, designed by Frank. Gehry, will certainly be a highlight. The building, covered with titanium, displays the colors of Marqués de Riscal: pink like the wine, gold like the mesh on the Riscal bottles, and silver like the bottle top. Sleep in Alava

DAY 6 & 7: Aranda del Duero & Ribera Del Duero

We will visit today one of the best wine producing areas of the country – the Ribera del Duero region. Named wine region of the year in 2012 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine, it will blow you away with the quality of its red wines – mostly from the Tempranillo grape. For the next two nights, we will stay at the countryside estate, Finca Torremilanos, in Aranda del Duero, where you can explore and enjoy a very interesting wine tasting. Sleep in Aranda del Duero

DAY 8: Leon

This morning we will start our trek into the Castilla y Leon region to arrive in Leon, the ancient capital of an important, historic kingdom. You will be blown away by Leon's great plazas (Plaza Mayor and Plaza St. Martin), its imposing cathedral and its lively historical center. We will enjoy lunch together in Leon. Sleep in Leon

DAY 9: Santiago de Compostela

Today we will arrive in Santiago de Compostela, one of the true jewels of Spain! Hundreds of years of history, pilgrimages, hopes, prayers and energy have molded its beautiful stone buildings, vivacious squares and colorful corners into a vibrant place that has no equal. Though we will not reach the city on foot or by bike like many visitors do, we will still experience the city’s traditions, music, and history while taking in some of its most important sights. Sleep in Santiago de Compostela.

DAY 10: Rias Baixas and Combarro

Today we will visit one of the most beautiful areas in Spain – the Rias Baixas in the Galicia region. A beautiful green area, Rίas Baixas is characterized by rίas – deep, wide inlets encroaching many miles inland from the Atlantic Ocean. The southern group of these rίas is known as Rίas Baixas (the lower estuaries). Today, we will explore the small fishing village of Combarro in this region, and will taste some of its amazing shell fish specialties. Sleep in Santiago de Compostela.

Day 11: Departure

Your journey ends this morning after breakfast. Fly out to the US or continue your adventure into Portugal with a trip extension.

COMING SOON: Portugal Extension

Portugal Extension coming soon.



INFORMATION

Main Trip Details:
3 nights in Bilbao
2 nights in Alava
2 nights in Aranda del Duero
1 night in Leon
2 nights in Santiago de Compostela
Total: 10 nights / 11 days

Main Trip Price:
$ 4,250 per person in double room (minimum 40 travelers)
$ 795 single supplement

What is included in the trip

  • All accommodation in centrally located, charming hotels
  • All transportation while on tour (as per the itinerary)
  • All entrances as per the itinerary
  • Local guides and experts

What is not included

  • International airfare from and back to the US
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers and guides

MORE INFO

Please check here for the latest Covid-19 travel updates

Dear Friends & Travelers,

The safety and well-being of our clients is our top priority.

We have been closely monitoring the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic and relying on recommendations from the US State Department, CDC, World Health Organization, and other relevant authorities at home and abroad. Based on the latest developments, we have made the difficult decision, in coordination with our trip hosts and partners, to reschedule all departures starting on or before December 31, 2020.

We want to assure you that we are making every effort to do the right thing for our clients, partners, and local vendors in this time of uncertainty, and we look forward to sharing our passion for experiencing the world with you by offering the following options:

1. Join your group’s alternate date
We are offering each of our affected groups a future alternate date and will gladly transfer your reservation to this date.
2. Reschedule your trip on a different Customized Journeys departure
If the alternate date for your program does not work for you, we are happy to work with you to find a different date, private trip, or future program that will suit your needs and interests.
3. Receive a Future Travel Credit (FTC)
If your preference is to wait to make a decision, we will put your reservation on hold and apply your funds toward a future Customized Journeys travel program of your choosing. This FTC is valid for 2 years from your original departure date.

We share your disappointment and appreciate your understanding during this challenging time. As the situation continues to evolve, we have learned that what makes sense today may be different tomorrow. Our planning could be further adjusted, and we will update you as we continue to work through developments. In the meantime, we’d like you to know that we are reviewing every aspect of how we run our trips with the intent of safeguarding the health and well-being of our clients.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need additional information to help with your decision process.

Thank you for your commitment and understanding.

The Customized Journeys team