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Northern Spain Tours & Vacations

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Northern Spain stands as a destination on its own as cultural exceptionalism complements magnificent coastlines. Explore a legendary artistic presence in Bilbao, savor a pintxos tour of San Sebastian, and encounter the Basque region defined by its unequaled characteristics. Design a tour to Northern Spain with Zicasso and unlock this region’s rich secrets.

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Grand Via in Madrid, Spain

Highlights of Northern Spain: Madrid, San Sebastian, Barcelona Tour

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,245

From Madrid to Barcelona, this 10-day tour through some of Spain's most memorable cities will leave you well-acquainted with the best of each region you visit. The regal brilliance of Madrid's royal palace will leave you breathless, and an exploration of Barcelona's artistic legacy will remind you of how inspired living looks. By the time the tour ends, you will understand why so many fall in love with Spain.

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Winding road through mountains in the coast of Cap de Creus, on the way to Girona, Spain,

Northern Spain Road Trip Adventure Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $4,615

Your exciting road trip will uncover golden beaches and ancient culture during your 12-day Spain adventure. You can travel at your preferred pace away from the beaten path. Sample celebrated wines, indulge in lavish chocolate creations, and wander down terraced cobbled lanes to reach tranquil promenades. Your adventure will take you through Northern Spain from Barcelona to Bilbao while immersing you in the distinctive cultures of the Catalonian and Basque regions.

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Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela in Spain.

Best of Northern Spain Tour: Galicia, Asturias, and Basque Country

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,395

World-renowned cuisine and striking geography paint Northern Spain’s beautiful backdrop. Taste artisanal pintxos and sangria while gazing over inspiring hills in a Mediterranean climate. Experience what beckons filmmakers, writers, and food critics to come and glimpse at the jubilee and pride that stirs in the natives. The diversified palette will bring you to think that you are traveling through multiple countries all the while remaining in the same locale. The best of Northern Spain is felt through the master chefs and century-old customs that remain in the traditionally-minded people as authenticity spares no expense.

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San Sebastian coastline in Spain.

Serene Senior Excursion of Northern Spain Tour

11 Day Custom Tour

From $7,585

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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Fine cuisine in Spain

Wine Connoisseur’s Tour Across La Rioja & Northern Spain

14 Day Custom Tour

From $3,355

La Rioja is the essence of Spain, fiery and passionate yet subtle and elaborate. Untrammeled tradition weaves through its cobblestoned streets while rows of vines dominate every horizon. Escape into its beauty and indulge in the sensual flavors with this unique wine connoisseurs’ tour. Starting in Basque Bilbao, you slowly wind through La Rioja before finishing the journey in French Biarritz. Enjoy exclusive tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin restaurants, and luxury transfers throughout.

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Vineyard and Davalillo Castle in La Rioja, Spain.

Food Tour of Northern Spain: San Sebastian to Pontevedra

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,155

Cultural and gastronomic heights know no limits in Northern Spain because culinary prowess and cultural capital are paramount in the daily lives of the inhabitants of this inspiring land of passionate effort and lifestyle. Feed your soul and your inspiration as you visit the prideful and independent regions of Asturias, Galicia, and the Basque Country. Pintxos, seafood, cider, and cheeses await as master chefs are ready to delight you with otherworldly techniques that set a gold standard in the array of tastes and flavors. You will experience this all while being positioned with a unique, cultural backdrop.

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 View of the Zurriola Beach in San Sebastian, Spain.

The Camino Less Traveled Tour: Exploring the Back-Roads of Northern Spain

10 Day Custom Tour

From $2,395

To follow the road-less-traveled is a common goal for visitors, and nowhere are the benefits of such a strategy more abundant than during this tour of Northern Spain. This 9-day adventure includes explorations of Cathedral rooftops, daring voyages upon the same waves that carried Basque whalers, and intimate portraits of some of Spain’s most cherished artists. Upon the conclusion of your journey, you will carry with you the sights, smells, and sounds of some of the most underappreciated treasures that can be offered by these regions as well as unforgettable stories of your own.

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Ribadesella coast in Spain.

Romantic Northern Spain Getaway

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

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 alluring land. With this 10-day excursion through Northern Spain, you will experience everything that your ideal vacation demands.

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Lugo City Hall in Spain

Family Friendly Northern Spain Tour

9 Day Custom Tour

From $2,155

Natural wonders and ancient history mark this delightfully filled region with enchantments at every corner. Stupendous feats of nature stand alongside century-refined traditions in this land that occupies Northern Spain. Behold sights atop sky scraping mountains, gaze onward at breathtaking seas, and marvel at millennia-old cave paintings in this family-friendly excursion that is sure to open your imagination. Uncover hidden gems that will leave you ready to discover more in this fun-filled and time-defying extravaganza.

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Santillana del Mar in the Cantabria region of Spain

Northern Spain Tour of Historic Paradors

8 Day Custom Tour

From $1,915

Beautiful historic buildings speak the language of enchantment. They tell poetic tales of former glory, they whisper secrets of the past, and they inspire elegance in every day living. Each historic monument is unique and has a story to tell. You will listen to the narratives as you step back in time on this special vacation in Northern Spain. Visit some of Spain’s most charming medieval cities as well as lovely seaside and mountain destinations. For a truly unforgettable experience, you’ll stay at luxurious “paradors,” remarkable monuments that have been converted to modern accommodations.

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Medieval Frias Castle, Burgos, Spain

A Unique Northern Spain Itinerary: Medieval Towns to Captivating Culture

11 Day Custom Tour

From $2,635

Northern Spain creates a rich fabric of experiences and destinations, stitched together by an atmosphere of allure.  Canoeing and hot air ballooning through world-famous vineyards, gothic brilliance in World Heritage cities, sensual regional gastronomy, modern art and elegant beach cities are just some of the opportunities on offer. From Madrid, this tour can be fully guided or as a self-drive tour that journeys north through the ancient cities of Castile, the wine and landscapes of La Rioja, and the idiosyncrasy of the fiercely independent Basque region.

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Vineyards of Saint Emilion in Bordeaux, France.

Luxury Bordeaux and Northern Spain Tour

14 Day Custom Tour

From $8,395

Enjoy one of Europe's most undiscovered regions on this 14-day tour of Bordeaux, San Sebastian, Bilbao, and Santiago de Compostela. This transnational tour is customized for those who enjoy leisurely time as well as an active exploration of each destination they visit. By the time your trip concludes, you will be well-versed in the national charm of France, Spain, and the Basque Country.

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