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10 Days | Explore Puglia’s wine regions, World Heritage sites and gastronomic societies

5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Surround yourself with the people, landscapes, customs and cuisine of Northern Spain on this 10-day Premium adventure. Immerse yourself in the region’s history and culture on a journey from Barcelona to Santiago de Compostela, where you’ll 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.

Trip overview

Map of Premium Northern Spain including Spain
Start
Barcelona, Spain
Finish
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Spain
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Style
Premium
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
ZMPN
This trip generates 30 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
  • Explore Spain’s famous wine region from your historic Feature Stay, including a visit to a family-owned winery rich in history where you can sample the region’s famous Rioja wines – an Exclusive Experience.
  • Have dinner at a local gastronomic society – an organisation that’s key to the social fabric of Spanish life and usually only available to those who have been invited by an existing member.
  • Learn why people from all over the world come to Spain to walk the famous Camino de Santiago and join pilgrims along part of the last leg of the journey, as they reach the historic cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.
  • Discover the medieval city of Pamplona on foot. Weave through the city's alleyways to the 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.

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

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 - Walking Tour
  • San Sebastian - Gastronomical Society Dinner
  • Bilbao - Orientation Walk
  • Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum admission
  • Oviedo - Walking Tour with Cathedral
  • Ovideo - Traditional Cider House Experience
  • Galician Coast Stop
  • Santiago de Compostela - Camino Walk
  • Santiago de Compostela - Farewell Dinner

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5 out of 5 based on 9 reviews submitted.
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Sharon · Traveled June 2024
Premium Northern Spain was an exceptional trip. Our guide Ainhoa was brilliant with organising everything, her knowledge and attention to detail was very much appreciated by our group. Couldn't recommend highly enough.
Review submitted 21 Jun 2024

Michael · Traveled June 2024
This was a wonderful, first-class adventure. The trip exceeded all my expectations and I have a lot of great memories to share with family and friends.
Review submitted 21 Jun 2024

MICHAEL · Traveled May 2024
Intrepid Southern Spain and Northern Spain what an amazing tour small group is fantastic,the inclusions set you apart the accommodation is on point.We have had an amazing 20 days with intrepid thanks for the memories and we will be back with intrepid 5 stars team intrepid
Review submitted 31 May 2024

Brian · Traveled May 2024
A feast for your eyes and culinary experience. Variety and comfort all the way. Thoroughly recommend this trip
Review submitted 23 May 2024

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
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