Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12.
Meals Included: 6 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Hotels (5 nts), casa rural (2 nts).
Capture photos of stunning countryside and age-old cathedrals, indulge in the tapas liFestyle, wander through GaudIs wonderland in Barcelona, live like a local in a casa rural in the Pyrenees, experience the Basque way of life.
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 SebastiAn, Bilbao's fabulous architecture, Logronos famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a weeks Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.
Call (520) 445-6812 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13731979
- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 3/31/2018
- 8 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Barcelona||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 GUell, Casa BatllO, and Casa MilA. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Pyrenees||Day 2 Barcelona/Pyrenees (1B, 1D)|
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 (2.50-3.00 hours) Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 3||Pyrenees||Day 3 Pyrenees (1B, 1D)|
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||Bilbao||Day 4 Pyrenees/Bilbao (1B)|
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 (4.75 hour(s))
|Day 5||San Sebastian||Day 5 San Sebastian (1B)|
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 SebastiAn didnt 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 pintxoss Head to the harbour and hole up in a traditional simple tavern. Dont leave San SebastiAn 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 (1.00 hour(s)) Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Logrono||Day 6 Bilbao/Logrono (1B)|
With tons of churches, roman bridges, parks, plazas, and ancient buildings, theres no shortage of sights to be seen when wandering around this city. Included Activities: Rioja Region Wine Tasting Transport: Local bus (1.50 hour(s))
|Day 7||Madrid||Day 7 Logrono/Madrid|
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city. Transport: Local bus (3.50-4.00 hours)
|Day 8||Madrid||Day 8 Madrid (1B)|
We recommend staying an extra day or two to fully experience all this lively city has to offer.
Local Flights: If required all local flights are included in the cost of your tours unless otherwise noted. It is important that we have your passport information at the time of booking in order to process these tickets. Internal flight tickets are issued locally and will be given to you prior to the flight departure.
Dossier Disclaimer:The information in this trip details document has been compiled with care and is provided in good faith. However it is subject to change, and does not form part of the contract between the client and the operator. The itinerary featured is correct at time of printing. It may differ slightly to the one in the brochure. Occasionally our itineraries change as we make improvements that stem from past travellers, comments and our own research. Sometimes it can be a small change like adding an extra meal along the itinerary. Sometimes the change may result in us altering the tour for the coming year. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with the most rewarding experience. Please note that our brochure is usually released in November each year. If you have booked from the previous brochure you may find there have been some changes to the itinerary.
VERY IMPORTANT: Please ensure that you print a final copy of your Trip Details to review a couple of days prior to travel, in case there have been changes that affect your plans.
Itinerary Disclaimer: While it is our intention to adhere to the route described below, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable to make alterations. The itinerary is brief, as we never know exactly where our journey will take us. Due to our style of travel and the regions we visit, travel can be unpredictable. The Trip Details document is a general guide to the tour and region and any mention of specific destinations or wildlife is by no means a guarantee that they will be visited or encountered.
Additionally, any travel times listed are approximations only and subject to vary due to local circumstances.