Spain´s Basque Country, La Rioja and Catalonia | The Xpeditions Way

Spain´s Basque Country, La Rioja and Catalonia

Trip Overview

Discover the gastronomical wonders of the north of Spain. Explore the ancient streets of San
Sebastian and taste the world-renowned wines of La Rioja. Dine with the locals and explore the
winding vines of the wineries we will visit. Learn about the Cultures and traditions that made the
north of Spain the cultural hotbed that it is today.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Explore the winding vineyards of La Rioja
  • Taste the complex, but balances wines of Marqués del Riscal
  • Taste the gastronomic wonders of the local markets in Barcelona
  • Experience the intricate architecture of world-renowned architect Gaudi

7 NIGHTS / 8 DAYS
SPAIN

Price From: $ 4,095

Pricing is per person based in double occupancy. Single supplement applies. Air is not included. Because this is a Private Xpedition, final pricing is subject to change based on final dates, availability, number of people traveling together, and choices.

What´s included:

  • A customized Itinerary
  • Local expert guidance
  • Airport-Hotel-Airport private transfers
  • Private transportation and activities per itinerary
  • Lodging and meals as indicated in final itinerary
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Entrance fees and taxes
  • Gratuities

Itinerary

Upon arrival at San Sebastian Airport, meet a local guide and be accompanied to your hotel, Hotel Arima is a is a unique hotel in the Miramon Forest that offers a perfect balance of natural and authentic experiences. After settling in, regroup in the lobby for a gourmet walking tour and a welcome meal. Experience San Sebastian, and it’s world-renowned gastronomy culture. After tasting the delicious Jamon and enjoying some traditional Pintxos, head back to the hotel for a night’s rest.

Hotel Arima (4*) or Similar

Start your morning with a guided stroll through the city’s fascinating past and deep-seeded culture. Later, enjoy of anecdotes and stories and witness the beautiful buildings and historical statues and learn how San Sebastian became a popular summertime destination.

Hotel Arima (4*) or Similar

After a delicious breakfast, meet your driver and take off towards the beautiful Hotel Viura. After checking into the hotel and settling in, spend the rest of the afternoon visiting the famous Rioja Wineries with a local expert. After a visit to El Ciego Town and the Marques del Riscal Winery head back to the hotel and enjoy of a restful night.

Hotel Viura (4*) or Similar

The journey continues to Bilbao and the Miró Hotel. After checking in, we will reconvene in the lobby and set off for a guided visit of the renowned Guggenheim Museum and the Bilbao Fine Arts Museum. Following this exciting visit take the afternoon to visit and explore the riverfront and Casco Viejo or old town before heading back to the hotel for a restful night.

Hotel Miró (4*) or Similar

Start your day with a hearty breakfast, then, head to the Bilbao Airport for a short flight to Barcelona. Meet your guide at the airport and head to The Sixtytwo Hotel, a small and private hotel located in the heart of Paseo de Gracia, the epicenter for the work of renowned architect Gaudi. After checking in, regroup in the lobby for a guided tour of Gaudi’s work in Barcelona.
The tour will start with a visit to the famed Sagrada Familia, a majestic cathedral that began building in 1889 and is yet to be completed due to the intricate designs and astonishing scale of the structure, later, visit the historic Park Güell. After this visit head back to the hotel and enjoy of a night in the beautiful and historic city of Barcelona.

Hotel Sixty-two (4*) or Similar

Start the day with a private and gastronomic tour of Barcelona, after delighting in a ham and cheese tasting head to the market to feast on different delicacies along with experts and producers. In the evening head to a Casteller’s training demonstration. A castell is a human tower traditionally built at festivals in Catalonia and declared Masterpieces of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010. After the exclusive experience spend the rest of the night at your leisure in the exciting city of Barcelona. 

Hotel Sixty-two (4*) or Similar

Take a train from Barcelona to Figueres this morning where a guide will be waiting for your arrival to the Dalí Museum for a guided visit. After this visit enjoy of a second train to the small city of Girona to explore the medieval town. After three hours in this beautiful town, head back to Barcelona for a farewell dinner and cocktail in the city. 

Hotel Sixty-two (4*) or Similar

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