Gaztelugatxe in Basque, Spain.

Intimate Exploration of Spain: Couples Autumn Vacation

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Barcelona, Girona, San Sebastian, Basque Country...

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Suggested Duration

7 Days

Fall in love with the charms of Spain this October with an epic 7-day journey through this illustrious country. Vineyards line the rolling plains of the illustrious Basque Country, the sea sparkles in the sunshine, and the cobbled streets of small villages and major cities still hold the secrets of centuries' past. Experience the fervor of local festivals and internationally acclaimed landmarks when immersed in the vivacious energy of Spain.

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Trip Highlights

  • Touch down in Barcelona and dance the night away during the city's annual jazz festival
  • Amble along the illustrious cobblestone streets of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and sip red wines in the Catalan countryside
  • Join in on the fun during Girona's Fires de Sant Narcis festival and tour the city's Arab baths
  • Travel to the shimmering coastline of San Sebastian to relax on the beach before attending an annual film festival
  • Hike through the lush Basque Country landscape and follow your guide on an eclectic pinchos crawl
  • Step inside the vivacious markets of Valencia and sample authentic paella by moonlight
  • Stroll through Barcelona's Park Guell and shop along the city's bustling Las Ramblas boulevard

Detailed Description

Beautiful beaches, ornate architecture, tantalizing cuisine, and a vibrant culture draw travelers to Spain throughout the year. From big city life in Madrid and Barcelona to the quaint villages of Andalucia and Catalonia, there is an infectious energy and hospitality for all to enjoy. Spain boasts a variety of festivals during the month of October, making a visit during this month especially enticing.

As you land at Barcelona's International Airport, you will catch glimpses of the Mediterranean Sea. Soon, you will arrive in the downtown area, where you will have a guided city tour before dancing the night away during the annual Jazz Festival. On your second day in Barcelona, you will marvel at the whimsical architecture of Antoni Gaudi at La Sagrada Familia, Casa Mila, and Casa Batllo. Later that afternoon, you will venture to the rolling plains of rural Catalonia to partake in a delightful wine tasting.

Over the next few days, you will break away from the non-stop action of Catalonia's capital city to appreciate the mesmerizing landscapes of Girona, Basque Country, and Valencia. In Girona, you will stroll through the downtown streets, where stoic examples of Moorish, Jewish, and Christian architecture converge. The same day, you can attend the vivacious Fires de Sant Narcis Festival, during which local performers demonstrate the human tower event. The following day, you will continue to the Basque city of San Sebastian, which is best known for its Michelin-starred restaurants and ideal surf conditions. Here, you will explore the city by day and attend a film festival at night. To experience the true beauty of Basque Country, you will embark on a hike above San Sebastian before returning to the city in the evening for a pinchos tasting event at several local eateries.

Finally, you will fall in love with city life after boarding a short flight to Valencia. Here, you will visit the pristine beaches of the Mediterranean and sample the region's revered paella dish. Then, you and your partner can link hands and return to the downtown area for live music and dance as part of the annual Valencia Day. When you return to Barcelona, you will stroll through Park Guell, which is one of Gaudi's most impressive masterpieces, before transferring to the airport for your flight home.

Starting Price

$2,179 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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