5-Nights Northern Spain: Rioja and Basque Country
Combine the flavors of fine Rioja wine and local tapas with outstanding architecture for an exciting journey in this wonderful region. Savor the red wine of La Rioja, relax on one of the best European beaches in San Sebastian, and visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
- 1 Night Madrid
- Private 2 Hour Madrid Tour
- 1 Night Rioja
- 2 Winery Visits
- 2 Nights San Sebastian
- Private Tapas Tour
- 1 Night Bilbao
- Private City Tour with Guggenheim Museum
- 5-Day Compact Manual Car Rental
- Daily Breakfast
5 nights from $1599 per person
Supplier: Avanti Destinations
The capital of Spain since 1562, Madrid is located on the geographic center of the Iberian Peninsula. Because of its central location and high altitude, the climate of Madrid is characterized by warm dry summers and cool winters. Madrid is a city of great monuments. Among its highlights are the medieval center dating back to the Habsburg Empire and the Prado Museum. Madrid is not just a cultural destination. It is also a lively metropolis with many pubs, cafes, discotheques and nightclubs open late into the night.
Bilbao, the capital of Vizcaya Province, lies seven miles from the sea and has a coastline featuring rocks and steep cliffs, creeks and small estuaries; small fishing villages nestle in the inlets below green hills. The port of Bilbao is the largest in Spain and is built against the mountains. The city's fine museums include Fine Arts Museum and Guggenheim Museum. The Guggenheim Bilbao Museum is devoted to American and European art of the 20th century. The Fine Arts Museum specializes in paintings by Spanish masters. Our Lady of Begona Church is a 16th-century church on a hill with a good view of the city and valley. Diocesan Museum of Sacred Art is located in an old convent of Dominican nuns, a 16th-century, L-shaped cloister housing this fine museum with an outstanding exhibit of silversmiths' crafts that is one of the best collections in Spain. The Bullfighting Museum shows interesting bullfighting paraphernalia, such as costumes, photographs of famous toreros and a collection of posters. Visitors can try their gambling luck at Gran Casino Nervion.
The famous aristocratic beach resort of great reputation during last century still conserves its exclusive and cosmopolitan ambience. Its beautiful buildings and excellent beaches still today make it a privileged holiday destination.
An autonomous province in Spain, located north of the Iberian Peninsula, this town along with its neighboring towns produce over 500 wineries. Famous for its quality of wine, La Rioja compliments its gastronomical spectrum pairing the vibrant and fragrant wines with flavors influenced from the Middle East and the Western Europe.
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