Northern Spain is synonymous with a passion and lust for life that breathes into the vistas in addition to its architecture and cuisine for which it is known. Tradition and liveliness are embedded in Northern Spain’s daily life that blends excursion with elegant care. You will experience the new and old of this blissful region. The locals revel in its offerings and extend an invitation of their hospitality onto the many curious travelers that have the great fortune of visiting this scenic and...
Santiago de Compostela – Convening With Travelers from Around the World
Your plane will arrive at the Santiago de Compostela Airport. This city has served as a beacon of spiritual realization as many backpackers, young and old, have hiked for weeks to arrive here. Today, you will settle into your accommodation in the city’s old town.
Once you are settled in, you can enjoy a walk around the city and marvel at the intricate architecture of this prosperous town and reflect on its antiquity. You will see the reason this city holds the title of spiritual realization as you stand alongside the many pilgrims who are convening in the town plaza. While you are here, you will most likely be distracted by the Praza do Obradoiro, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and the majestic, medieval buildings that encircle you. Santiago de Compostela serves as a “mecca” to travelers from around mostly Europe. They have just hiked across Northern Spain and have been yearning to arrive here at this very place. This spiritual tradition dates back to the 13th century because St. James, who was an apostle of Jesus, made the same trek. The nature of this very city is cemented in its historical roots of greeting passengers from all over the world. No other experience can better serve as a welcome to you and your partner as you arrive in this glorious city.
On your stroll, be sure to take a walk through the park, Parque da Alameda, and let the nature astonish you as you walk closer inside and gaze at the beautifully organized rows of trees. Atop the hills, you can stare back at the city of Santiago and take in the adventure that awaits you on your trip.
Santiago De Compostela – Explore the Most Visited Church in Spain
Oviedo – Witness the Romantic and Genteel City and Its Shrines
Oviedo – Walk along the "Beach of Cathedrals" and the Museum of Fine Arts
Ribadesella – Taste the Delicacies of Asturias and See the Sweeping Views of Mountains and Forests
Ribadesella – Visit the Cave of Tito Bustillo and Witness Millenia Old Cave Drawings
Bilbao – Visit the Guggenheim Museum and Try Local Pintxos
Haro – Receive a Tour of Century Old Wineries
San Sebastian – Taste and Try the Food of a Michelin Restaurant
San Sebastian – Tour the Crown Jewel of the Basque Country
San Sebastian – Departure for Home
- Indulge in a tour the UNESCO World Heritage site of Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela to see one of three known churches in the world that have been built over the tomb of an apostle of Jesus.
- Roam the pristine capital of Oviedo and go on a tour of its UNESCO World Heritage shrines, showcasing pre-romanesque architecture
- Luxuriate during a trip to the otherworldly beach of Praia de Catedrais, which is a heavenly natural wonder that has been formed by centuries of ocean waves
- Embark on a cider tasting tour and take in a breathtaking vista in Ribadesella
- Visit the Cueva de Tito Bustillo, which is an ancient cave with twelve prehistoric drawings that date back to 10,000 BC
- Immerse yourself in the sweeping sights and opulent, Renaissance architecture on a private and citywide tour of San Sebastian
- Stroll inside the architectural masterpiece of the Guggenheim museum and behold the towering art installations and artworks by Cézanne and Gauguin
- Explore a celebrated winery in La Rioja, which is Spain's most famous wine region that is best known for its wines in the Denominación de Origen Calificada Rioja
- Unwind and unplug in the sublime sandy beaches of Northern Spain that are unlike any other in Europe
- Set off on a pintxos tasting tour in the gastronomic hub of the Basque Country’s capital city of Bilbao
- Relax and dine at three-star Michelin restaurants in the star-hoarding hub of San Sebastian
Northern Spain holds a captivating reputation in the country’s many regions as adventure, cuisine, and tradition are hallmarks in the area’s way of life. Galicia, Asturias, and the Basque Country each have their own offerings for travelers, bursting with tradition and a mystique that radiates around every corner. You will begin your journey in Santiago de Compostela, which is the most cosmopolitan city in the Galician province of Spain as it hosts millions of visitors worldwide as they arrive in the city that St. James walked to centuries before. Try the delicious delicacies that the Galician region offers and visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, which still has its time-tested façade intact.
On day three, you will travel to the genteel Asturian capital of Oviedo, and with its pristine character and pedestrian-heavy promenades, you will be sure to feel invited. You will check-in to your luxurious accommodation and see the UNESCO designated pre-roman shrines that encapsulate the region’s architecture before taking a day trip to the Praia de Catedrais, where you will behold the sea-created cliffs along the beach. On the following day, you and your partner will take a relaxing stay in the city of Ribadesella, which is a destination that serves as a peaceful escape for Asturians to enjoy. You can try the delicious delicacies of this artisanal-minded town and visit the nearby centuries-old cave drawings.
Afterward, you will enter into the Basque Country and its capital of Bilbao, which is where the Guggenheim Museum holds modern art from around the world on display for visitors. You and your partner will go on a pintxos or tapas tour at a few lovely and local restaurants. The next day, you will enter into Spain’s treasured La Rioja region that produces the country’s most celebrated wine. Your venture will then take you to Haro, which is the center of wine production, and where you will receive an unveiling grand tour of the area’s best wineries that are situated among rows of beautiful vineyards.
Last but certainly not least will be you and your partner’s trip to San Sebastian. San Sebastian is a picturesque city that blends culinary esteem with beachside leisure. Relax at the nearby beach and behold the site of Santa Clara Island in the nearby distance. Then, you will dine in one of the city’s famed Michelin restaurants and realize why this city is hailed as an international food paradise.
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