Typical Spanish tapas from Bilbao

Culinary Beacons of Europe: Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

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Countries Visited

France, Spain

Places Visited

Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Santiago de Compostela

Suggested Duration

14 Days

The best part of European travel is the abundance of beauty wherever you look, and this 14-day tour of Southern France and Northern Spain is designed to introduce you to both region's endless beauty and charm. From the fertile vineyards of the Bordeaux wine region to the tasty tapas of Santiago de Compostela, this unique tour will ensure your enjoyment of each destination.

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Trip Highlights

  • Amble through the ages on a walking tour of the UNESCO-listed city center of Bordeaux to view stunning architecture, award-winning restaurants, and a storied history
  • Take to the waves aboard a traditional Pinasse on a voyage across the scenic waters of the Bay Arcachon to witness stunning vistas and indulge in delicious seafood
  • Feel the sand between your toes during a stop at the Pyla sur Mer, where massive sand dunes overlook charming resorts and offer stunning panoramas of the countryside
  • Sample the famous vintages of the Bordeaux region that put the city on the map for being a noteworthy wine region
  • Witness the colorful Basque tradition of pintxos, a style of food production and consumption that involves platters of exquisite miniature dishes with a variety of ingredients
  • Stroll in the footsteps of royalty during a visit to the promenade of San Sebastian, where views of the sandy beach of La Concha and the slopes of Mt. Igueldo will inspire your imagination
  • Plunge into the heart of Basque country on a visit to Bilbao, where every neighborhood is an outdoor museum of this proud nation
  • Stroll through the mind-bending environment of Frank Gehry's Guggenheim Museum, a showcase of contemporary art and an abundance of interactive installations
  • Explore the revitalized old town of Bilbao and peruse its outdoor markets, picturesque cathedrals, and open plazas
  • Witness the historic site of pilgrims who, for centuries, walked the famous camino to reach their destination of Santiago de Compostela and its immense cathedral

Starting Price

$5,273 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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