Basque Country & Northern Spain
The road from San Sebastián to A Coruña is one of the big cities, pretty fishing towns, high cliffs and raging sea. It skirts the rugged Basque coast, runs through lush Cantabria and Asturias, and ends up in Galicia, on the wildly beautiful Costa de la Muerte.
You can't miss San Sebastián, a lovely seaside metropolis, widely considered one of the best places to eat in the world and Bilbao with its modern architectural landmark, Guggenheim Museum, undoubtly emblem of the city itself.
What better way to explore the North of Spain in depth than enjoy an active adventure focused on one or more specific regions? Spend time in the countryside, and enjoy historic villages and places of extraordinary beauty by bike or on foot. Creating your personalised Camino to Santiago de Compostela has never been easier.
When to visit
The summer months of July and August are the best times to visit northern Spain. Cities near the Atlantic like Santiago de Compostela, Oviedo, Santander, and San Sebastian experience their best weather and least amount of rainfall during these months.
If you’re looking just for a city break in northern Spain, you can pretty much visit any time of year. If you prefer outdoor activities however, then spring, summer or autumn are probably the best time to head there, but you may run the risk of encountering the rainy season, especially in the spring.
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Some popular Basque Country & Northern Spain Packages
Explore Spain's fabled region, the Basque Country during this enthralling, 10-day tour. Discover its beautiful landscape, architectural landmarks and famous culinary traditions.
Get fascinated by unique architectural complexes in Madrid and Andalusia and enjoy the glow of sunlit cities of Valencia and Barcelona in this exciting 9-day escorted tour.
Explore highlights of Andalusia Morocco during this immersive, 12-day escorted tour from Madrid. Visit the renowned cultural cities of Cordoba, Seville, Granada and Toledo in Spain. Then, discover the diverse cities of Morocco including Fez, Meknes, Marakkech, Casabalanca, Rabat and Tangier.
Discover Bilbao's unique fusion of history and modern arts and be amazed by the coastal landscapes and flavorful delights of San Sebastian.
See the unbeatable features of Andalusia, from the Moorish grandeur of Granada to the rhythmic tapping of flamenco in Seville. Feel the sun in Costa del Sol's seafront promenade and learn the art of Damasquinado in the imperial city of Toledo.
Discover the highlights of Iberian Peninsula’s Spain and Portugal during this exceptional, 15-day escorted tour. Travel from Barcelona to Lisbon and explore historic cities, century-old cathedrals, lush wine regions and enjoy regional specialities from Rioja wines, Galician seafood to pintxos. Visit the first underwater winery in the world in Plentzia Bay, learn how to create authentic Spanish dishes with a cooking class in Barcelona and enjoy wine tastings in Rioja and Porto.
Experience a soulful journey as you walk the last 100 km of the Camino way from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela. Reward yourself with the coveted Camino Certificate (Compostela) after completing your 100 km walk.