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The Magic of Northern Spain - October 2022
October 6-15, 2022

$4,590

The Magic of Northern Spain – October 2022 **SPOTS AVAILABLE**

We 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.

DAY 0 - Wednesday, October 5, 2022: Fly from US to Bilbao, Spain

Fly from US to Bilbao, Spain.

DAY 1 – Thursday, October 6, 2022: Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Bilbao. You will have time to check-in, rest and relax before a welcome cocktail this evening. Sleep in Bilbao.

DAY 2 – Friday, October 7, 2022: 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 harbour 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, you will visit the famous Guggenheim Museum, designed by Frank Gehry.. Sleep in Bilbao.

DAY 3 – Saturday, October 8, 2022: Getaria and San Sebastian

On your way to the city of Donostia-San Sebastian today, you will explore the charming coastal village of Getaria. In San Sebastian, you will enjoy a walking tour followed by the “not to be missed” tapas-like appetizers called pintxos. Sleep in Bilbao

DAY 4 – Sunday, October 9, 2022: Salt Pans and Rioja Wine Region

Today you will venture world-famous La Rioja wine region. On our way, you will visit the interesting salt pans of the area where the adventurous can wade into the water. You will then head to the Vivanco wine museum where we will first enjoy lunch with wine pairings followed by a visit to the museum.. Sleep in Haro.

DAY 5 – Monday, October 10, 2022: LaGuardia and Wine Tastings

You will start today with a visit to the charming village of LaGuardia, followed by lunch and a wine tasting in town. You will then visit an off-the-beaten and very special prehistoric site visited by the women of this region for centuries. It is rumored to have magical powers and even the rumored site of “witch” activities through the years. After you will then visit the famous Marques de Riscal for a wine tasting. Overnight in Haro.

DAY 6 – Tuesday, October 11, 2022: Burgos

Today you will enjoy a stop in the charming city of Burgos, an important stop on the pilgrimage route of St. James in the Castilla y Leon region of Spain. You will be enchanted by this off-the-beaten location. After lunch, you will continue the journey to Leon. Overnight in Leon

DAY 7 – Wednesday, October 12, 2022: Leon and Astorga

Today you will visit Leon, the ancient capital of an important, historic kingdom. You will be blown away by its plazas (Plaza Mayor and Plaza St. Martin), its imposing cathedral and its lively historical center. You will have time on your own in Leon for lunch before you head to the charming village of Astorga in the afternoon. In the evening you will enjoy a group dinner in Leon.. Overnight in Leon

DAY 8 – Thursday, October 13, 2022: Santiago de Compostela

Today you will transfer to Santiago de Compostela. After check-in and lunch on your own, you will have a guided tour of this city where hundreds of years of history, pilgrimages, hopes, prayers and energy have moulded its beautiful stone buildings, vivacious squares and colourful corners into a vibrant place that has no equal. This evening you will enjoy a group dinner in Santiago. Overnight in Santiago de Compostela

DAY 9 – Friday, October 14, 2022: Combarro and Rias Biaxes

Today you 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). You will also explore the small fishing village of Combarro and will taste some of its amazing shellfish specialties during your farewell lunch. . Overnight in Santiago de Compostela

Day 10 – Saturday, October 15, 2022: Departure

You will be transferred to the airport in Santiago this morning for your return flight to the US.



INFORMATION


Trip Details:
3 nighta in Bilbao
2 nights in Haro
2 nights in Leon
2 nights in Santiago de Compostela
Total:9 nights, 10 days

Price: $4,590 USD per person (double occupancy, 12 minimum)
Single Supplment: $795 USD per person

What is included in the price

  • Private transfers upon arrival and departure
  • Accommodation in centrally located hotels and charming country inns
  • Group transportation in a minivan or minibus depending on group size
  • All breakfasts and 1 main meal per day
  • Entrances per the itinerary

What is not included

  • International airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for tour leader, drivers and local guides

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