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Premium Northern Spain

10 Days | Discover ancient traditions on a cultural and culinary adventure

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Surround yourself with the people, landscapes, customs and cuisine of Northern Spain and immerse yourself in the region’s history and culture on a journey from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela. Stroll the medieval streets of Laguardia, visit the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and dine with locals at an exclusive gastronomic society. Discover San Sebastian where beaches and a thriving food and arts scene bask together under a beaming sun and you can raise a glass at a traditional Asturian sidreria (cider house), and join pilgrims on the final stage of the famous Camino de Santiago. This Premium tour through Spain is an adventure like no other.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Northern Spain including Spain
Start
Barcelona, Spain
Finish
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain
Physical rating
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPN
This trip generates 26 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Have dinner at a local gastronomic society, an organisation that is key to the social fabric of Spanish life and usually only available to those who have been invited to join by an existing member.
  • People from all over the world come to Spain to walk the famous Camino de Santiago. Join pilgrims along part of the last leg of the journey, as they reach the historic cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
  • The medieval city of Pamplona is a great place to discover on foot. Weave through the city's alleyways to the immense Gothic Cathedral and walk down the street of the famous bull run.
  • Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, an eye catching work of art in itself that was designed by Frank Gehry and holds a world-famous collection of contemporary art works.
  • Explore Spain’s famous wine region from your historic Feature Stay Parador, including a visit to a family-owned winery that is rich in history and sample the region’s famous Rioja wines, a Premium Exclusive Experience.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Open Arms. Donations help them safeguard the physical integrity and rights of migrant people in imminent danger who have fled their homes across the Mediterranean Sea.

Is this trip right for you?
  • Summer temperatures in the areas visited can be very high (up to 40 degrees Celsius), which can be uncomfortable. It's important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat and drink plenty of water. Please consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.

Itinerary

This itinerary is valid for departures from 01 January 2024 to 31 December 2024.

View the itinerary for departures between 01 January 2023 - 31 December 2023

Map of Premium Northern Spain including Spain

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle

Accommodation

Hotel (7 nights), Feature stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Barcelona - Complimentary Arrival Transfer
  • Barcelona - Welcome Meeting
  • Barcelona - Welcome Dinner
  • Zaragoza - Town Visit
  • La Guardia - Village Visit
  • La Rioja - Winery Visit with Tasting
  • Pamplona - Orientation Walk
  • San Sebastian - Traditional Cider House Experience
  • San Sebastian - Walking Tour
  • San Sebastian - Gastronomical Society Dinner
  • Bilbao - Orientation Walk
  • Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum admission
  • Oviedo - Walking Tour with Cathedral
  • Galician Coast Stop
  • Santiago de Compostela - Camino Walk
  • Santiago de Compostela - Farewell Dinner

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Reviews

5 out of 5 based on 4 reviews submitted.
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Harvey · Traveled October 2023
I highly recommend this trip. It provides great exposure to the history, culture and food of Northern Spain. Our guide, Sergio, was top-notch, helpful, knowledgeable and a real pro . I would be interested in any trip he leadsl.
Review submitted 28 Oct 2023

Elizabeth · Traveled October 2023
The Northern Spain trip was amazing- beautiful scenery, delicious food, nice hotels! Mariela was fun, energetic, positive and organized. Any small incidents that occurred, she dealt with quickly and did not let anything have a negative impact on the trip. She went above and beyond to make sure we knew what to do, where to go and had as many wonderful experiences as possible in each location.
Review submitted 17 Oct 2023

Janet · Traveled October 2023
We absolutely loved Northern Spain. The Intrepid tour was excellent in showcasing the history, geography and food. Mariela was a great tour leader.
Review submitted 18 Oct 2023

Allan · Traveled May 2023
This was great trip with an enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide. There was plenty of variety and the time spent travelling each day was not too long.
Review submitted 04 Aug 2023
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