Spain has been described as less of a country than a collection of small nations all working together. Each region has its own distinct character, style, even language. This quick eight-day trip introduces you to Spain’s Basque and Catalan provinces the best way: through food, art, culture, and first-person contact. Vibrant Barcelona, unhurried San SebastiÁn, Bilbao’s fabulous architecture, LogroÑo’s famous cuisine, cosmopolitan Madrid, and the mighty Pyrenees, all in just over a week? Yeah, we did that. Come find out how.
Day 1 Barcelona
Arrive at any time. We recommend arriving a day or two early to fully explore this vibrant city.
Day 2 Barcelona/Pyrenees (1B, 1D)
Take the morning to explore beautiful Barcelona. Head to the Pyrenees region for 2 nights in a ’casa rural’. Enjoy home-cooked meals and hiking.
Day 3 Pyrenees (1B, 1D)
Enjoy the day in the scenic Pyrenees. Opt for some hikes in the area or head to Ainsa to explore. Spend another night in the ’casa rural’.
Day 4 Pyrenees/Bilbao (1B)
Travel to Bilbao, the first stop in the unique Basque region of Spain. Arrive in the early afternoon. Opt to visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, or climb the Mallona Stairs to Parque Etxebarria for beautiful views over the city.
Day 5 Bilbao/San Sebastian/Bilbao (1B)
Take a day trip to San Sebastian. Opt to take a pintxos (tapas) tour and learn about the fascinating culture of the area. Return to Bilbao for the night.
Day 6 Bilbao/LogroÑo (1B)
Travel to LogroÑo and enjoy an included wine tasting in the Rioja region.
Day 7 LogroÑo/Madrid
Travel to Madrid and enjoy free time in this capital city.
Day 8 Madrid (1B)
Depart at any time.
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