The Flavour of Spain

Barcelona | San Sebastian | Bilbao

Spanish cuisine derives from a complex history where invasions and conquests of Spain have modified traditions that made new ingredients available. From Paella, Tapas to Jamon Ibérico, prepare to embark on a mouthwatering culinary journey.

Level
Luxury $4,500
Best Season
May – October
Duration
12 Days | 11 Nights
Theme
Bucket List
Group of Friends
Product Code
EA010_981

The Highlight of the Journey

  • VIP Access to Sagrada Familia & Skip-the-Line
  • Barcelona walking food tour; discover local hideouts
  • Discovering Pintxos (pronounced pin-choss) culture in San Sebastian
  • Fourth generation family winery in San Sebastian
  • Private Guggenheim Museum tour

 

**Rates are per person based on USD and 2 people traveling together

Day 1 - 4

Barcelona | 4 Nights

Upon your arrival in Barcelona International Airport, you will be escorted back to your hotel to have a free time exploring the city center or beachside, or have a rest after your flight.

Like many other cities on the Mediterranean, Barcelona was founded by the Romans. The original settlement, called Barcino, was a small port located on the same spot as today’s cathedral. The town was overshadowed by Tarragona, the capital of the province. Both the Visigoths and the Moors invaded Barcelona; however, their influence was not as important to the future of the city as the arrival of the Franks in the late 9th century. It was at that point that Barcelona and Catalonia started shaping their own identity, different from the rest of Spain.

Here are some of the experiences we arranged for you that you should not miss while you’re here.

Barcelona Highlights & Panoramic City Tour
Enjoy a panoramic city tour. Continue the journey by visiting Montjuic area, Paseo de Gracia at Paseo de Gracia and you will see Casa Mila also Casa Batlló from the outside, Sagrada Familia with the VIP Access – Skip the line from the inside & Park Guell.

Walking Food Tour
Barcelona Food Tour is a complete tour of popular gastronomy, tasting most appreciated Spanish dishes, products and drinks includes tapas, dishes and different kind of drinks, such as vermut, wine and cava. We explore the Old Town in just a few hours at the same time; whenever possible we wander through the less crowded streets, so you can discover local hideouts and alleyways.

Day 5 - 8

San Sebastian | 4 Nights

Today you will be transferred to the airport to fly to your next destination, a coastal city named San Sebastian within approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes flight time. Upon arrival in San Sebastian. Your greeter will be waiting for you at the arrival’s hall with a signboard and transfer you to your hotel and have a free time at leisure.

Following activities are some of experiences you might not want to miss.

San Sebastian Highlights Tour & Pinxtos Dinner
Discover on foot San Sebastian Old Town’s “musts”, its best-kept secrets and the most curious anecdotes surrounding the city. You will enjoy a Pintxos dinner with your local expert guide.

Try the region’s famous miniature food in the old town of San Sebastian where you will sample different local specialties from various restaurants.

Txakoli Wine Experiences
We will take you to a family winery (4th generation), where you will get to know the wine and its first-hand preparation. In addition, you can walk through the vineyards of the wineries in the area and taste the wines produced in this winery. 

After the visit, we will walk through the streets of Getaria, which is one of the best fishing ports in the province; and we will learn how the production of anchovies is made. 

Recognized worldwide for its famous and excellent restaurants, you could also enjoy a fish that you will never forget.

Day 9 - 12

Bilbao | 3 Nights

This morning you are heading to the next destination, Bilbao with approximate 1 hour and 15-minute drive and be transferred to your accommodation to enjoy your free time to explore the city on your own.

The northern Spanish city of Bilbao is very different to many other Spanish cities you may have visited. It’s not filled with Moorish architecture like the cities in Andalusia and it’s not a major beach destination like Valencia or Barcelona, instead this once-gritty industrial town is filled with world-class art museums, impressive modern architecture and references to Basque culture.

Enjoy a private tour inside the Guggenheim Museum. Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, designed by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry and opened in 1997, is hailed as one of the most important architectural works of its time. Within its undulating and reflecting walls on the banks of the Nervión River, you’ll find a rotating artistic wonderland of both modern and contemporary art.

Explore the city on your own during the last days of your stay here before heading back to the airport to fly back to your home country.

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