Multi-Day Tour

Best of Northern Spain (8 days)

G Adventures Inc.

Barcelona, Spain To Madrid, Spain

Valid for Departures: 21 Apr 2018 - 19 Oct 2019

Best of Northern Spain (8 days)

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Day 1
Barcelona, Spain
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Day 1 Barcelona: There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Additional Notes: 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 Mil. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2
Barcelona, Spain
None Breakfast, Dinner
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. Transport: Local bus Private Vehicle
Day 3
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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'.
Day 4
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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. Transport: Private Vehicle
Day 5
Bilbao, Spain
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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. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Local bus Local bus
Day 6
Bilbao, Spain
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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. Included Activities: Rioja Region Wine Tasting Transport: Local bus
Day 7

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Day 7 Logroño/Madrid: Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city. Transport: Local bus
Day 8
Madrid, Spain
None Breakfast
Day 8 Madrid: We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.

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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 8-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 d...

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