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Date
September 18 – 28, 2023
Length
11 days
Pricing from Toronto
$6,519*
Pricing from Winnipeg
$6,679*
Activity Level
Moderate

Indulge your taste buds on this flavourful adventure through Basque Country, Spain from Madrid to Bilbao. Embrace the local mindset “Eat, txotx (pronounced ‘choach’), drink, repeat!” Start in Madrid with a Royal Palace visit and flamenco dinner and show. Head to wine-rich La Rioja region for a pintxos (a small snack) crawl, followed by a vineyard tour and tasting. More tapas-hopping awaits between medieval fortifications. In San Sebastian, take in nature and art at Museum Chillida Leku, followed by a gastronomic tour complete with cathedrals. Discover ancient culture at Petritegi Cider House. Take in iconic country views and visit an island hermitage. In Bilbao, experience the magnificent Guggenheim and the Vizcaya bridge’s historic heights. Toast your adventures at a delicious farewell dinner.

CAA Member-exclusive benefits:

  • $25 CAD Beverage card†
  • 50 CAA Dollars®^
  • 25% savings on CAA Travel Insurance◊

Daily itinerary.

Day 1

Begin your journey with an overnight flight to Madrid.

Day 2

Madrid – Upon arrival in Madrid, meet your tour director and transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a welcome dinner this evening. D

Day 3

Madrid – See the medieval origins of Madrid on a panoramic city tour including a visit to the Royal Palace. B

Day 4

Madrid – Enjoy a day at leisure to explore Madrid on your own. This evening, experience a flamenco dinner and show. B/D

Day 5

Logroño – Drive to La Rioja region. Along the way, enjoy pintxos (a small snack) at local tapas bars. Afterward, tour a vineyard with wine-tasting and enjoy even more tapas! B/T

Day 6

Logroño– Visit medieval fortifications, Santiago el Real and other historical landmarks. Enjoy the rest of the day tapas- hopping. B/T

Day 7

San Sebastian – Start your day at the Museum Chillida Leku followed by a visit to the old quarter, San Sebastian Cathedral and La Concha Beach. Then, enjoy a foodie tour. B/T

Day 8

San Sebastian – Today is your Extraordinary Experience: visit the traditional Petritegi Cider House and orchard and learn how to make cider. The remainder of the day is yours to enjoy at leisure. B/T

Day 9

Bilbao – Depart to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a hermitage church located on an island in the Bizkaia Region. Continue to Bilbao and enjoy a city tour with a visit to the sublime Guggenheim Museum. B

Day 10

Bilbao – Visit the Vizcaya bridge, an engineering marvel built in the late 19th century. Spend your afternoon at leisure, followed by a farewell dinner. B/D

Day 11

Say goodbye to Spain and transfer to the airport for your return flight to Toronto or Winnipeg. B

B - Breakfast | D - Dinner | T - Tasting

Taste Your Way Through Basque Country

Experience Basque Country from soaring cathedrals to stylish flamenco dancing to wine and tapas tastings.

Package includes:

Travel accessories
  • Airfare from Toronto or Winnipeg to Madrid and return from Bilbao to Toronto or Winnipeg
  • 3-night stay in first-class accommodation in Madrid
  • 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Logroño
  • 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in San Sebastian
  • 2-night stay in first-class accommodation in Bilbao
  • Breakfast daily, 3 dinners and 4 tastings
  • Land transportation via first-class motor coach
  • All bridge and road tolls
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Professional English-speaking tour director throughout
  • Hotel porterage of 1 suitcase per person
  • Destination transfers

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