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Northeastern Spain Tour by Train: Art, Culture, Food & Wine

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain, France

Places Visited

Madrid, Catalonia, Toledo, Girona...

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Suggested Duration

12 Days

From tapas and paella to El Greco and Gaudí, Spain captivates you with its fascinating culture. This customizable tour covers Northern Spain’s most interesting attractions, where you will admire the amazing art, soak up the ambience and savor the cuisine. The tour begins in the energetic capital of Madrid, takes you to the UNESCO-listed medieval city of Toledo, continues on in the fun-loving Mediterranean destinations of Valencia and Barcelona. Finally you’ll travel to beautiful La Rioja wine...

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Trip Highlights

  • Experience the art, culture, nightlife and hopping tapas bars in Madrid
  • Impressive Gothic churches and surreal Gaudí buildings in Barcelona
  • Amazing historical monuments and ambience in the UNESCO city of Toledo
  • Tour the renowned La Rioja wine region with a private vineyard visit and tasting
  • Explore the historic city of Girona and its perfectly preserved Jewish quarter
  • Visit the fashionable Basque seaside resorts of San Sebastián and Biarritz
  • See masterpieces of Impressionist art at the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao

Detailed Description

Discover the cultural and historical highlights of Northern Spain on this amazing tour. You’ll begin in Madrid, a city thatis pure energy. Next you’ll be delighted by the vibrant Mediterranean city of Barcelona. Then visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Toledo, followed by a tour of Girona, another walled medieval city. The itinerary continues in the Basque Country with an excursion to La Rioja wine country. You’ll see world-class art in Bilbao and world-famous seaside resorts of San Sebastián and Biarritz.

This Spain vacation is perfectly paced for you to enjoy the sights while you experience the culture. Stroll through the atmospheric medieval quarters and notice the peacefulness of a place without the automobile traffic. Sometimes when you wander into hidden squares, the only noise you’ll hear is someone playing classical guitar or the locals conversing. Get into the local culture and experience the Spanish way of life. Immerse yourself in the culture and do as the locals do: take siestas, enjoy the tapas and stay up for the nightlife!

Starting Price

$2,875 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

  • Accommodations
  • 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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