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Spain Food journey in northern Spain

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Eat your way through northern Spain on this incredibly tasty ten-day tour. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to sample the local gastronomy of Madrid, San Sebastian, the Basque region and Barcelona and wash it down with wine from La Rioja region. ...

Eat your way through northern Spain on this incredibly tasty ten-day tour. During this trip, you will have the opportunity to sample the local gastronomy of Madrid, San Sebastian, the Basque region and Barcelona and wash it down with wine from La Rioja region

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Food and drink
    Food and drink
  • Wine tasting
    Wine tasting
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • City
    City
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing

Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Spain!

Touch down in the capital city

• Upon arrival in Madrid, meet with your private driver who will take you to your hotel

• This afternoon, your guide will pick you up for a private guided tour of the Golden Triangle of Art  and the Prado Museum, considered one of the greatest art museums in the world

Visited:
Madrid

Day 2: In-Depth Madrid

Tapas, flamenco & Madrid's top sites

• This morning, your guide will meet you for a private walking tour of the Habsburg quarter

• Check out Puerta del SolPlaza Mayor and the Royal Palace

• This evening, join a small-group, guided night out discovering Madrid’s tapas bars followed by a one-hour flamenco show

Visited:
Madrid

Day 3: Guided Pintxos Tour

More tapas—Basque Country style!

• This morning, your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight to San Sebastian

• Upon arrival, your driver will be waiting to take you to your hotel

• This evening, your guide will meet you for a private guided tour of the old town

• Learn about San Sebastian's history, pausing for pintxos—tapas specific to the Basque region—along the way

Visited:
Madrid, San Sebastian

Day 4: Touring the Basque Coast

Seaside villages along the Bay of Biscay

• Your driver-guide will pick you up to spend the day exploring charming villages and natural spots of the Basque Coast

• Travel along the stunning coastline—where mountains merge with the sea—and soak up the views of the green inland valleys 

• Journey through mountain roads, passing by fishing villages and fields of grazing sheep

• Visit a boutique, family-run txakoli winery located on the hills overlooking the sea

Visited:
San Sebastian, Basque coast

Day 5: Farm-to-Table Cooking Class

Learn how to prepare Basque cuisine

• Visit La Bretxa market, one of Basque Country’s most important markets since the 19thC

• Pick out fresh ingredients then head to a cooking class, working alongside chefs to prepare seasonal Basque dishes

• End the lesson gathered around a wooden table and enjoy the meal you've prepared, accompanied by carefully chosen wine pairings

Visited:
Basque coast, San Sebastian

Day 6: Private Tour of Rioja

Sip your way through Spain's wine country

• Today, your driver-guide will pick you up for a full-day private tour of La Rioja wine region

• Start with an in-depth visit to a boutique winery in Haro followed by two other wineries—from classic Riojan estates to family-owned ones

• Lunch will be traditional Riojan-style tapas paired with wine at a local estate

• End the day with a visit to the Medieval village of Laguardia for a photo opportunity from its hilltop location

Visited:
La Rioja, San Sebastian

Day 7: Flavours of Basque Country

Sheep's milk cheese and locally made ham

• Meet your driver-guide for a visit to a sheep farm in the rolling Basque hills

With the owner, you'll taste and learn about one of the culinary icons of the area—Idiazabal cheese

• Participate in the process of cheese-making followed by a tasting of four different kinds of cheese paired with wine or cider

Visited:
Basque Country, San Sebastian

Day 8: Discovering Gaudi in Barcelona

See the work of Catalonia's renowned architect

• This morning, your driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your flight to Barcelona

• Upon arrival, your local driver awaits to drive you to your hotel

• This afternoon, meet with your guide for a private guided tour of Gaudi's masterpieces: Park Guell and the Sagrada Familia Cathedral

Visited:
San Sebastian, Barcelona

Day 9: A Foodie's Guide to Barcelona


Taste your way through the city 

•In the company of a local chef, discover the best of Barcelona's culinary offerings

• Sample cheeses, olives, different types of ham and visit the oldest wood-fire oven in Europe, which is used for toasting nuts; a common ingredient in Catalan specialities

• Learn about the history of pastries in Barcelona and visit the café where "xocolata" (hot chocolate) was invented

• And, of course, a gastronomic tour of Barcelona wouldn't be complete without a visit to the famous Boquería market

• End your stroll with a visit to a wine shop and sample the local varietals

Visited:
Barcelona

Day 10: So long, Barcelona!

We hope to see you again soon!

• A private driver will pick you up and take you to the airport for your onward travels

Visited:
Barcelona

Madrid San Sebastian Basque coast La Rioja Basque Country Barcelona

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

For 2 Adults
Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 £3,120

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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