Town by Nevion River in Bilbao, Spain.

Serene Senior Excursion of Northern Spain Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited

Spain

Places Visited

San Sebastian, Haro, Bilbao, Santillana del Mar...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

To live and rejoice is the mindset of the people in the evoking region of Northern Spain. Adventure and comfort await you in this region of breathtaking landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine, and where the breeziness of life can only be matched by the air of the ocean. Indulge in style and explore with confidence as this senior expedition is tailor-made for traversing in comfort and bliss. Awe-inspiring sightseeing and age-old heritage await you in the culture-centric zone of North Spain.

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Trip Highlights

  • Fine dine in one of the Basque Country’s famed Michelin-starred restaurants in the culinary paradise of San Sebastian
  • Marvel at breathtaking views and alluring landmarks on a private tour of San Sebastian
  • Sip and savor some of Spain’s best wines in the La Rioja region that has catapulted the country to lead the world in wine production
  • Explore ancient Roman remnants in the world’s last, fully intact, Roman-walled city of Lugo
  • Peruse and antique shop in one of the most beautiful villages in Spain: Santillana Del Mar
  • Witness ancient cave drawings inside the Neolithic Cave of Tito Bustillo that date back to 10,000 BC
  • Bask in the sights along a Coast of Death Tour in Finisterre, which is a hauntingly beautiful region that has witnessed many shipwrecks
  • Traverse the Santiago De Compostela Cathedral on a guided tour
  • Luxuriate in the majestic Ribadesella and try Asturia’s greatest and most prideful export of apple cider
  • Delight in a cultural and industrial tour of the pioneering city of Bilbao’s history, including a visit to the towering installations of the world-famous Guggenheim Museum

Detailed Description

On this trip across Northern Spain, you will enjoy escapade and leisure throughout many distinct lands as this underestimated region harbors hidden treasures that you will be sure to love. Discover the history of Galicia, the natural wonders of Asturias, and the traditions of the Basque in this custom trip for Seniors. On day one, you will land in San Sebastian, which is the leading destination of the Basque Country and a fiercely-independent, seaside locality. Explore the local cuisine that has people all over the world yearning for a taste before receiving a grand tour of the city, stopping at the many landmarks and sweeping views.

On your third day, you will travel by car to Spain’s wine country, La Rioja, and into its hub of Haro. You will stay in an extravagant accommodation that overlooks rows of vineyards before indulging in a wine tasting and interactive tour of some of the area’s oldest and best wineries. The following day, you will transfer to the city of Bilbao, which is the capital of the Basque, where you will go on an art-viewing escapade in the Guggenheim museum that will be followed by a dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant. The following day, you will go on a trip to Santillana del Mar, which will prove to be a true testament of medieval heritage that is still kept as a secret destination from many travelers. Then, you will delight in a shopping and antique browsing foray at your own pace around the old town. Then, venture to the resort town of Ribadesella, where you will spend time relaxing and tasting the many locally made ciders in the region of Asturias. Travel by car to the nearby Oviedo, which is the pristine capital of Asturias, which is where you will have the pleasure of partaking in a UNESCO world heritage sight drive and taste tour in the bustling food hall of Fontan Market.

Next, you will enter the region of Galicia by car and travel into the Roman-walled city of Lugo, which is the only city in the world that is entirely surrounded by a wall that has never been destroyed. Here, you will immerse yourself into the culture and heritage of the Roman on a guided tour of the town’s ancient remnants. On the next day, you will arrive at your last destination of Santiago de Compostela, which is a welcoming city that receives pilgrims from all over Europe. One of the most sought-after views is the cathedral, where you will receive a private tour that will show you the many treasures it holds. You will then dine at a Galician restaurant and taste the decadent foods that are offered. Your palate will be delighted by the unique, local flavors that you will taste. The following day, you will go on a day trip to the Cape of Finisterre, which is a place that the ancient Romans believed was the end of the world. Here, you can marvel at the lighthouse as it stands on top of a cliff that overlooks the ocean before traveling along the coast on a scenic tour of the Coast of Death, which is a sea that has witnessed many shipwrecks.

Finally, you will transfer to your luxurious accommodation where you will have the remainder of the day to spend at your leisure and savor your last moments in this region that has been gifted with many riches. 

Starting Price

$9,862 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.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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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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