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Panoramic view of San Sebastian

Iberian Landscapes of the North

(SP9815)
Panoramic view of San Sebastian
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.
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Highlights

Private cooking class in Barcelona

Rioja wine tasting at tour of famous wineries such Marques de Riscal

Visit a traditional market for a cheese and pacharan tasting experience in Pamplona

Explore the first underwater winery in the world at Plentzia Bay

Private Douro River cruise with Porto wine tasting

Discover northern seaport towns such Castro Urdiales, Ribadesella, Ribadeo & Vigo

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.

Start your journey in the bustling city of Barcelona, the capital of the Catalonia region known for the architectural works of Antonia including the Sagrada Familia, Park Guell, and Casa Batllo. Learn the secrets of Spanish cuisine with a private cooking class and visit local Catalan food producers. From Barcelona, travel to Zaragoza until you reach the wine region of Rioja. In Rioja, visit a centennial winery, sample local wines and traditional pintxos and visit Marques de Riscal. Continue to Pamplona, the capital city of Navarre known worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermina festival. Your next stops are the intriguing cities of San Sebastian and Bilbao. From Bilbao, make way to the scenic Bay of Plentzia and visit the first underwater in the world and sample their underwater wines. Continue to Castro Urdiales, an attractive seaport town located on the Bay of Biscay. Your next stops are the towns of Covadonga, Ribadesella and Ribadeo. Then, head to Santiago de Compostela, the famous pilgrimage town and the capital of the Galicia region. From Santiago de Compostela, travel to Porto, Portugal’s second largest city. Experience a panoramic cruise along the Douro River and enjoy Port wine tasting. Finish your Iberian journey with a tour of Libson, one of the oldest cities in the world.

2020 Departure Dates
31 May, 14 June, 16 & 23 August

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Included

14-night accommodation in 3 & 4-star hotels
Meals as per itinerary
Arrival and departure transfers
City tours and experiences with local English speaking guides as per itinerary
All entrance fees included as per itinerary
English-speaking tour director
Luxury mini coach throughout
Porterage service in all hotels

Itinerary

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Day 1
Barcelona
Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to your hotel. Dinner is at leisure.
Day 2
Barcelona

Stroll Barcelona´s Gothic Quarter's cobble streets with a local expert. Meet with a local chef at the market to discover the secrets of Spanish ingredients. Stop by the kitchen to leave the ingredients, which you´ll use to cook your own dinner this evening. Welcome dinner will be served after the cooking master class.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Barcelona
A day to discover Catalan local producers. Explore the flavours of Catalan cuisine through wine cellars, artisan food producers, fishermen and renowned local chefs. Rest of the day is at leisure in Barcelona.
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 4
Barcelona - Zaragoza - Rioja
Depart today bound for Rioja, capital of Spain wine making. Stop in Zaragoza and visit Ancient Roman ruins, the first Marian church in Christendom, and fabulous art Museums. Continue to Rioja. Enjoy a dégustation dinner at your hotel with pairing wines.
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Rioja
Today, discover the wine region of Rioja. Visit one of the most beautiful towns of Rioja, La Guardia, where you´ll stop to taste a traditional pintxo. Continue to Bodegas Bilbainas, a centennial winery with historical buildings and boasting 3,000 m of underground cellars. Taste their varieties followed by a BBQ lunch amongst their vineyards. In the afternoon, you´ll visit one of Rioja´s wine Temples, Marques de Riscal.
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6
Rioja - Pamplona - Rioja
Visit the old town of Pamplona on a historical walk. Stroll through Saint James Way, San Fermines’ paths and finish at a traditional market for a cheese and pacharan tasting experience.
Breakfast
Day 7
Rioja - San Sebastian - Bilbao
Today,discover San Sebastian. Stroll the old town of Donisti. Discover and taste the sophisticated Pintxos in Casco Antiguo. Free time in Bilbao on arrival.
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8
Bilbao - Plentzia Bay - Castro Urdiales - Picos de Europa
Visit first underwater winery in the world with over 8 years research in underwater wines. The results at Bahia Plentzia are limited-edition underwater wines of extraordinary quality. Take a boat trip to discover where the winery is located while tasting their wines. Stop in the old fishermen village of Castro Urdiales for a slow pace walk. Dinner will be at Paradores Cangas de Onis, your accommodation for the next 2 nights.
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 9
Covadonga - Rivadesella
Visit Monasterio de Covadonga, where history, spirituality and nature become a universal symbol. After some quality time at leisure, continue to Ribadesella. Dinner will be served at your Paradores this evening.
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 10
Picos de Europa - Ribadeo - Santiago de Compostrela
Say farewell Picos de Europa and continue through the Northern Spanish coast. Stop in Ribadeo and visit the impressive Playa de las Catedrales and the Porcillán's marina. Arrive to Paradores de Santiago, our home for the next 2 nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Paradores.
Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11
Santiago de Compostela

Today, explore Santiago de Compostela. Some 300,000 Camino pilgrims venture here each year, giving Santiago a greater international dimension than ever. Dinner at Paradores after an afternoon at leisure.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12
Santiago de Compostela - Vigo - Porto
Say farewell Santiago bound for Porto in Portugal. Stop in Vigo and visit Castro Fortress. Lunch will be at a local restaurant to taste Galician outstanding seafood. Arrive in Porto in the late afternoon.
Breakfast, Lunch
Day 13
Porto
Today, visit the heritage town of Porto, best European destination in 2017. Afternoon is at leisure for you to enjoy its cobble streets.
Breakfast
Day 14
Porto - Tomar - Lisbon

Bound Portuguese capital, Lisbon, we will stop at Tomar and visit its aqueduct, Castello and Old Town then continue to Lisbon, Tonight is your farewell dinner which you will ill enjoy at a local restaurant.

Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15
Lisbon

After breakfast, take a transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

Additional information

Official language
Spanish
Currency
Euro
14 nights
from AUD9,152
per person, twin share
Barcelona
31 May - 23 August 2020
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Important notes

  • Minimum 2 people per departure.
  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs. 

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