7 Nights 8 Days
Destinations : Siguenza – La Rioja – Olite – Hondarribia – San Sebastian – Bilbao
Spain is famous for its iconic buildings and its wine culture. Join us as we explore the country’s renowned wine regions and hit the trail around its historical monuments. Here’s what our Spain wine and castle tour package itinerary includes:
Day 1: Arrive In Madrid – Sigüenza
Upon your arrival in Madrid, our tour guide will help you transfer to the hotel. He’ll give you a brief overview of your trip, explaining the various places we’ll cover and their significance. After breakfast, we’ll drive you to Sigüenza, a historic city famous for its iconic castles, churches, and monuments. Some places we’ll cover include Catedral de Santa Maria, Siguenza Plaza Mayor, and Casa del Doncel.
Day 2: Aranda de Duero - La Rioja
On your second day, we’ll cover Aranda de Duero to explore Ribera Del Duero, Spain’s biggest wine-producing region in Spain. These wine-producing regions are also famous for their bodegas or underground cave cellars that have been interconnected and in use since the Middle Ages. We’ll visit a winery to understand the winemaking process and sample the best wines and appetizers. The tour also includes visiting a medieval Spanish village for an authentic experience of life in rural Spain.
We’ll then move on to La Rioja, another famous wine-growing region in Spain.
Day 3: La Rioja - Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture
La Rioja has over 500 wineries and is famous for its cultural attractions like the Suso and Yuso monasteries, both UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The highlight of this trip is the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture, a 4000 sqm museum that houses several temporary and permanent exhibitions, a collection of grapevines, and tasting rooms. Besides learning about the history of winemaking, you’ll be treated to delicious gourmet lunch and wine tastings. You will also be treated to a delicious, gourmet lunch with multiple glasses of wine. Spend the night at your hotel in La Rioja.
Day 4: La Rioja – Olite
Leave from La Rioja to Olite, famous for its Gothic castles, medieval streets, and vineyards. Besides visiting one of the town’s many vineyards, you’ll also visit the Royal Palace of Olite, a 13th-century fortress famous for its hanging gardens and towers. The Church of Santa Maria la Real, joined to the castle, is equally famous.
Day 5: Castillo de Javier – Hondarribia
Make your way from Olite to Hondarribia, a 17th-century city famous for its Baroque homes, castles, and churches. The highlight of the day is the magnificent Castillo de Javier, a 10th-century castle believed to be the birthplace of Saint Francis Xavier. End your night with a tapas crawl to enjoy some delicious cuisine. Spend the night at your hotel in Hondarribia.
Day 6: Hondarribia - San Sebastian - Parte Vieja - San Telmo Museum - Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro
Depart from Hondarribia and make your way towards San Sebastian. Visit the San Telmo Museum, explore the old town of Parte Vieja, and get spellbound by the beauty of Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, an 18th-century Roman Catholic church.
Day 7: San Sebastian – Bilbao - Guggenheim Museum
Drive from San Sebastian to Bilbao on the seventh day. This city is famous for its museums, cafes, and delicious food. Some of the attractions here include Guggenheim, a contemporary and modern art museum, and the Museum of Fine Arts.
Day 8: Depart from Madrid
Check out from your hotel and head to the airport to board your flight back home.
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