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ESNS - Best of Northern Spain

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 Sebasti n, Bilbao's fabulous architecture, Logro o's famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a week? Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.

Inclusions

Hands-on: Rioja Region Wine Tasting, Logro o
Barcelona orientation walk including Gothic Quarter and Las Ramblas
"Casa rural" stay with traditional meals
San Sebasti n day trip
Madrid orientation walk
All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
8
Price From
AUD $1,869
Start Location
Barcelona, Spain
End Location
Madrid, Spain
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
20 Apr 201927 Apr 201911AUD $1,869
03 May 201911 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,869 
11 May 201918 May 201913AUD $1,869
18 May 201925 May 201912AUD $1,869
25 May 201901 Jun 201914AUD $1,869
08 Jun 201915 Jun 201911AUD $1,980
15 Jun 201922 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,869 
22 Jun 201929 Jun 201912AUD $1,980
29 Jun 201906 Jul 201916AUD $1,980
02 Jul 201910 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,869 
06 Jul 201913 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $1,869 
13 Jul 201920 Jul 201915AUD $2,082
20 Jul 201927 Jul 201916AUD $2,082
03 Aug 201910 Aug 201916AUD $2,449
17 Aug 201924 Aug 201916AUD $2,449
07 Sep 201914 Sep 201915AUD $2,329
14 Sep 201921 Sep 201916AUD $2,329
21 Sep 201928 Sep 201916AUD $2,329
05 Oct 201912 Oct 201916AUD $2,199
19 Oct 201926 Oct 201916AUD $2,199
02 Nov 201909 Nov 201911AUD $2,199
ItineraryExpand
Day 1 - Barcelona
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this vibrant city.
Day 2 - Barcelona/Pyrenees
Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a 'casa rural'. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.
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 - 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.
Day 5 - Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao
Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.
Day 6 - Bilbao/Logro o
Travel to Logro o and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.
Day 7 - Logro o/Madrid
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.
Day 8 - Madrid
Depart at any time.