08D7N Best of Northern Spain by G Adventures g adventures best of northern spain

From USD 1,899 per person

INFO Spain has been described as less of a country than a collection of small nations all working together. Each region has its own distinct character, style, even language. This quick eight-day trip introduces you to Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces the best way: through food, art, culture, and first-person contact. Vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San Sebastián, Bilbao’s fabulous architecture, Logroño’s famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a week? Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.
PACKAGE CODE ESNS
SALES VALIDITY Up to 30 December 2022
INCLUDE Your Welcome Moment: Meet Your CEO and Group
Your Foodie Moment: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logroño.
Barcelona orientation walk including Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas.
“Casa rural” stay with traditional meals.
San Sebastián day trip.
Madrid orientation walk.
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

MEALS INCLUDED

7 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 1 dinners
Allow USD240-315 for meals not included.
1

Day 1 - Barcelona

There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.

Please note that if you wish to visit popular sites and want to avoid waiting in line, it is advisable to reserve tickets in advance. We recommend pre-arranging your visit to La Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Casa Batlló, and Casa Milà.

Meet Your CEO and Group
Your opportunity to meet your CEO and fellow travellers, and learn more about your tour. Opt to join the group for a local meal afterwards. Don’t forget to see the notice in the lobby (or ask reception) for the official time and place to meet up with the group.

Hotel
Hotel AA Viladomat (or similar)

2

Day 2 - Barcelona/Pyrenees

Explore a bit of Barcelona before an afternoon departure north. Travel to the Pyrenees by local bus and van to reach a ‘casa rural’, or converted farmhouse, near the town of Ainsa. Indulge in delicious local meals and time to explore the beautiful landscape.

Guesthouse
Casa Rural Ruben (or similar)

3

Day 3 - Pyrenees

Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the ‘casa rural’.

Free time
Nature is calling — head out and explore.

Guesthoues
Casa Rural Ruben (or similar)

4

Day 4 - Pyrenees/Bilbao

Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.

Free time
Get out and explore.

Hotel
Hotel Bilbao Plaza (or similar)

5

Day 5 - Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao

The real treat in this part of the country is the eating. Basque cuisine is famous in Spain and around the world, with many believing this is the best food in the country. While San Sebastián didn’t invent tapas, they are well-acknowledged to have perfected them. Wander through the streets before lunchtime or in the evening and check out what each bar has on offer.

Stop in each place for some wine or beer and sample their tapas (pintxos in Basque) selection. Move on to the next bar and repeat!

Delicious seafood abounds here as well. Looking for more than just pintxos? Head to the harbour and hole up in a traditional simple tavern. Don’t leave San Sebastián without trying the famous jamon iberico.

The specialty drink in this area is called the Kalimotxo — half wine (usually red table wine) and half Coca Cola.Take some time to wander through the plazas, marvel at the buildings, and spot the art sprinkled throughout the city. And, as always, try the pintxos.

Orientation Walk
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Free time
Explore all San Sebastián has to offer.

Hotel
Hotel Bilbao Plaza (or similar)

6

Day 6 - Bilbao/Logroño

With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, there’s no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city.

Rioja Region Wine Tasting
Enjoy an included wine tasting at a local restaurant and indulge in the local specialties like Tempranillo. Try some pintxos with the local vintages for a true culinary delight.

Hotel
Hotel Condes de Haro (or similar)

7

Day 7 - Logroño/Madrid

Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.

Free time
Explore the capital city. Free time is yours to use any way you want!

Hotel
Hotel Europa (or similar)

8

Day 8 - Madrid

We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.
  • Sales period: up to 30 December 2022
  • Travel period: up to 31 March 2023
  • Subject to availability.
  • Price displayed based on per person, in USD, on twin sharing basis, land arrangement only.
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  • Program and inclusions as listed. Optional tours expense not included.
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