Explore Madrid, Barcelona & Wine Regiones (Cava and DO Rioja) ending in Bilbao

 
 
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half-day-barcelona-artistic-tour1[1].jpg Sagrada Familia in Barcelona
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14 Days / 13 Nights

Madrid

Price from: 1920.00 euros

 
Starting off in Madrid, rich in art and monuments. Fly over to Barcelona, admire the works of Gaudi. On this trip you will visit the wine regions of Cava and La Rioja touring quaint wine towns...
 
Highlights
 
  • Explore Madrid & Barcelona, the 2 main cities of Spain. 
  • Discover the Basque Culture and its world-famous gastronomy.
  • Stay in the Santo domingo de la Calzada Parador, a  beautiful stop on the Way of St. James.
  • Optional private local guides can be added on
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Catalonia
City: Madrid
Duration: 14 Days / 13 Nights
Type: Self Drive Tour
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 2 - 6 People
Price from: 1920.00€
Transport: (More details)
 

Introduction

Starting off in Madrid, the city that never sleeps and rich in art and monuments. Spend time visiting the museums, shopping and of course to go out at night for tapas and wines.

From Madrid you will take the high speed train over to Barcelona, the cosmopolitan and modernist city of Spain. Here you will admire the works of Antonio Gaudi and walk along the famous street La Rambla. On the outskirts of Barcelona you will have time to visit a Cava winery in the heart of the wine region D.O. Cava.

Then driving through Aragon you will make a stop in Zaragoza while en-route to the wine region of D.O. La Rioja. In this region you will have time to spend touring quaint wine towns and wineries.

Continuing on you will drive up to the Cantabrian coast stopping en-route to visit the old quarter and Cathedral of Burgos and then arriving in the noble village of Santillana del Mar in Cantabria. Then you will visit Bilbao with its world renowned Guggenheim museum and follow further along the coast to San Sebastian.

Ending the trip you will drive back to Barcelona making a stop in Pamplona en-route.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
MADRID AIRPORT - MADRID

  • Arrival to Madrid, Barajas Airport
  • Take a taxi to your hotel in the centre of Madrid (NOTE: We can provide private transfers, see Addons section for prices)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Relax today and walk around the city as you please (NOTE: Or you could even take an evening tapa tour of the city, see our Addons for prices)
  • Overnight in Madrid 


DAY 2 :
MADRID

  • Breakfast
  • Visit on your own the important sites eg: Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, etc (NOTE: Or you could take a scheduled group or private half-day tour see our Addons section for prices)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Madrid

B

DAY 3:
MADRID

  • Breakfast
  • Spend the day visiting sights you didn`t see the days before and shop the streets (NOTE: Or you could even take an excursion to Salamanca, Toledo, Avila/Segovia, etc... in group or private, see our Addons for prices)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Madrid

B

DAY 4:
MADRID AIRPORT - BARCELONA

  • Breakfast
  • Take a taxi to Madrid Train Station (NOTE: We can provide private transfers, see Addons section for prices)
  • High Speed Train to Barcelona (leaving approx. every hour)
  • Upon arrival to Barcelona, take a taxi to your hotel in the centre of Barcelona (NOTE: We can provide private transfers, see Addons section for prices)
  • Visit on your own the important sites eg: Las Ramblas, Gothic Cathedral and Old Quarter... etc (NOTE: Or you could take a scheduled group or private half-day tour see our Addons section for prices)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Barcelona

B

DAY 5:
BARCELONA

  • Breakfast
  • Visit on your own Gaudi´s work eg: Casa Batllo, Casa Mila, La Sagrada Familia, Guell Park... etc (NOTE: Or you could take a scheduled group or private half-day tour see our Addons section for prices)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Barcelona

B

DAY 6:
BARCELONA - SAN SADURNI DE NOYA - BARCELONA

  • Breakfast
  • 09:30-10:00AM: Pick up your Car Rental in the morning
  • Take a morning trip on your own to visit the Cava Winery of Cordorniu located outside of Barcelona in San Sadurni de Noya. (NOTE: Or you could take a private half-day wine tour, see our Addons section for prices)
  • Return to Barcelona
  • Explore Barcelona the rest of the day on your own
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Barcelona

B

DAY 7:
BARCELONA - ZARAGOZA - SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Zaragoza visit the Plaza Mayor & Cathedral (NOTE: Or you could take a private half-day walking tour of the old quarter see our Addons section for prices)
  • Continue on to Santo Domingo de la Calzada in La Rioja wine region
  • Check in to the Parador
  • Visit on your own Santo Domingo de la Calzada, a famous village on the Pilgrimage Route with a 13th century cathedral
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

B

DAY 8:
SANTO DOMINGO CALZADA - HARO - (DRIVE AROUND LA RIOJA WINE COUNTRY) - SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Haro, wine capital of La Rioja, visit on your own the town & one of the many wineries (NOTE: Or you could take a private walking wine and tapa tour with an expert wine guide in Haro see our Addons section for prices)
  • Take a driving tour on your own around La Rioja wine region visit wine towns eg: Laguardia, Elciego, etc..
  • On you way back to Santo Domingo de la Calzada stop in San Millan de la Cogolla
  • Visit the Human Heritage monasteries of Suso (X century) and Yuso (XI century), birthplace of Castilian language
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

B

DAY 9:
SANTO DOMINGO DE LA CALZADA - BURGOS - SANTILLANA DEL MAR

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Burgos visit the Plaza Mayor & Cathedral (NOTE: Or you could take a private half-day walking tour of the old quarter see our Addons section for prices)
  • Continue to Santillana del Mar on the Cantabrian coast
  • Check in Parador
  • Explore this noble village
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santillana del Mar

B

DAY 10:
SANTILLA DEL MAR - PICOS DE EUROPA or COSTAL BEACH TOWNS - SANTILLANA DEL MAR

  • Breakfast
  • Drive around the Picos de Europa visiting towns and sites like: Altamira Cave, Fuentede, Covadonga, etc..
  • Or visit the costal beach towns like: Comillas, Santander, etc..
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santillana del Mar

B


DAY 11:
SANTILLANA DEL MAR - BILBAO - SAN SEBASTIAN

  • Breakfast
  • Drive to Bilbao visit the Guggenheim Museum & Old Quarter (NOTE: Or you could take a privately guided tour of the museum see our Addons section for prices)
  • Lunch on your own
  • Then after visiting Bilbao drive on to San Sebasitan.
  • In the evening you could try tapas on your own in the old quarter or book a table at the famous Arzak restaurant (NOTE: Or you could take a private tapa/wine tour or a cooking class with a Basque Chef, see our Addons section for prices)
  • Overnight in San Sebastian

B

DAY 12:
SAN SEBASTIAN - EXPLORE THE BASQUE COAST - SAN SEBASTIAN

  • Breakfast
  • Spend the day on the beach La Concha, exploring the city or as well the coastal towns like Hondarribia, etc.. (NOTE: Or you could take a private Basque wine tour, see our Addons section for prices)
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in San Sebastian

B

DAY 13:
SAN SEBASTIAN - PAMPLONA (OPTIONAL STOP) - MADRID

  • Breakfast
  • On your way down to madrid by highway you could make a detour to visit Pamplona city
  • Leave Pamplona when desired, drive by highway down to Madrid
  • Upon Arrival to Madrid drop car rental at the office in the Atocha train Station
  • Last minute shopping & sightseeing
  • Lunch & Dinner on your own 
  • Overnight in Madrid

B

DAY 14:
MADRID - MADRID AIRPORT

  • Breakfast
  • Take a taxi to Madrid, Barajas Airport (NOTE: We can provide private transfers, see Addons section for prices)
  • Return to Point of Origin city

B

END OF CUSTOMIZED TOUR SERVICES

Prices and Dates

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From
1920.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • 13 nights in Double or Single Rooms (See Lodging section)
  • High speed Train Tickets Madrid  - Barcelona
  • (B): Breakfast Daily except day of arrival
  • 8 Day Car Rental 
  • Local Taxes 

Excluded

  • Optional guided tours (See Add-On Section) 
  • Any Transportation not specified.
  • Meals not specified
  • Any other items not specified in the itinerary or What’s Included

Cancellation policy

  • Please refer to our General Terms & Conditions for full details as to cancellation penalties, etc...

Lodging

4 star
Madrid
3 Nights
4 star
Barcelona
3 Nights
4 star
Santo Domingo de La Calzada
2 Nights
3 Star Hotel
Santillana del Mar
2 Nights
4 star
San Sebastian
2 Nights

Transport

Car Rental Details: (2 - 3 people)


Rental Type:
BMW Serie 2 Active Tourer Aut. Peugeot 508 Aut. o similar (Berlina | SDAR)

Pickup: 
Madrid  City Centre

Return:
Madrid City Centre

Rental Period:
8 days
 
Vehicle Features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Automatic transmission
  • 4 Doors
  • Capacity: 5 Passengers 2 Suitcases + 1 Bags
  • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
  • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
 
Rental Rate Includes:
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
  • Third-party insurance
  • Additional driver
  • Premium location fee
  • Local Taxes

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Car Rental Details: (4 - 6 people) 


Rental Type:
Peugeot Traveller, VW Caravelle, Citroën SpaceTourer or similar Minivan | FVMR)

Pickup:
Madrid  City Centre

Return:
Madrid  City Centre

Rental Period:
8 days
 
Vehicle Features:
  • Air conditioning
  • Manual transmission
  • 5 Doors
  • Capacity: 9 Passengers 3 Suitcases + 1 Bags
  • Minimum Driver`s Age: 21 years
  • Driver´s License Ownership: 2 year(s)
 
Rental Rate Includes:
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Loss damage waiver (including theft protection) with minimum excess
  • Third party insurance
  • Additional driver
  • Premium location fee
  • Local Taxes

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