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Sailing In San Sebastian, Bilbao, La Rioja and Barcelona Tour

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The best of Spain in one trip, sailing wild basque coast, meals at Michelin starred restuarants as Akelarre or Mugartiz in San Sebastian,  Visit San Sebastian, one of the most romantic cities in the world, famed for its beauty and fine food.If the natural settings of San Sebastián are wonderful, the good taste of its inhabitants meant that its bridges, squares and buildings had to be even more so. You’ll feel as if you’re  revisiting  the Belle Époque when you pass in front of the Victoria  Eugenia theatre, the Hotel Maria Cristina or the spa hotel of La Perla, frequented  by the cream of the aristocracy in the early 20th century.

Taste  La Rioja  wines at the best wineries, hike the  green slopes of Mount Ernio and enjoy tapas and pintxos at the most authentic  places in San Sebastian

In Barcelona.discover Gaudi, Buiding and the splendid multicultural city of Barcelona. Wherever you are in Barcelona, there’s always something to see around the neighbourhood or district: jewels of home-grown Catalan architecture, modernisme, and contemporary architecture, markets that are a treat for the senses, treasures of the ancient Roman and medieval city…Experience best tapas with the foodie tour  and the Michelin starred Restaurant  Abac.

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- Countries - Spain
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- Group size - 2-8
- Highlights -
  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Sailing, snorkel and lunch in Getaria, charming fishing village
  • Lunch at Michelin Starred Restaurants: Mugaritz, Akelarre and Abac
  • Foodie Tour in Barcelona
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  • Day 1 -Arrival In Bilbao

    Pick up in Bilbao airport and city tour of Bilbao

    At the time of lunch your guide wil head to Atxondo Valley to have lunch at the beatiful and charming Akebaso restaurant, after lunch follow to San Sebastian and drop off at Hotel Maria Cristina.

    In the evening Pintxos evening

    Accommodation at Maria Cristina Hotel

  • Day 2-San Sebastian: Sailing day

    Pick up at your Hotel and transportation to the harbour.

    Sailing

    While you´re in San Sebastian, don´t miss the opportunity to go sailing in the Bay of Biscay. It’s yet another way to get a special point of view on the Basque landscape.Sailing, snorkel  and lunch in Getaria. Getaria is a charming fishing village where you can enjoy fresh-caught fish right at the port accompanied by the local white wine called txakoli. It is wedged between two beautiful beaches and also has a little islet that makes it for a nice hike. Moreover, it is the birth town of the famous fashion designer Balenciaga and you can visit the museum devoted to him.

    The Basques and the Sea

    The Basque people have always had a close relationship with the sea, where they harvested important resources and built an economy on products like whale oil and salt cod. It’s said that Basque sailors, when following their catch, were the first to arrive to the Americas, landing in Newfoundland, present-day Canada. One of our most illustrious sailors, Juan Sebastián Elkano, was the first person to circumnavigate the globe on the “nao Victoria” (1519-1522).

    Accommodation at Maria Cristina Hotel

  • Day 3-San Sebastian- Hiking Mt Ernio and Picnic

    Hike up to 1075 metres(3300 feet) above sea level for the best views of the area.

    Reach the summit of Mount Ernio for the best views in the area and spend the afternoon exploring the coastal cliffs and villages

    Walking time: 2 hours up, 1,15 hours down with multiple stops along the way for pictures, snacks, rest etc. Time for Picnic in a beatiful green area. The Country-style lunch is based in fresh French baguettes with artisanal cheese and locally cured charcuterie & fresh fruit. A fine bottle of Rioja wine completes the deal.

    MOUNT ERNIO (1075m)

    Across the Northern slopes of Ernio, there are forests of Beeches and Oaks. Between the stones of Ernio, a moon milk river flows, the only one of the world. It is, in fact, formed by a strange substance that nature pours off in solid state and underground Ernio, filters off in liquid state.  This river was discovered years ago by a scientific society but its exact location/source is still secret to prevent its exploitation. (2 hours up, 1:15 hours down)

    THE PLACE WHERE THE GREEN MOUNTAINS, ABRUPTLY MEET THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

    Just before arriving to the coastal town of Zumaia, we will stop and walk through a very easy path for aprox. 20 minutes to discover an amazing place! At this point of the coast, the mountains drop abruptly to sea level, letting us observe the rough rock formations in real detail. THE CHARMING SMALL FISHING VILLAGE OF GETARIA Home of Juan Sebastian Elcano (Getaria 1487-1526) the man who first sailed around the world.

    It is probably one of the best kept medieval centers which best reflects the passing of time. The quality of the buildings, its urban harmony and other factors make Getaria a privileged place in the geography of Gipuzkoa.

     

    Accommodation at Maria Cristina Hotel

  • Day-4-San Sebastian-La Rioja private wine tour. –Discovering the secrets of winemaking

    We will take you in 2 up close and personal visits to hand picked wine makers, that are passionate about their wines.  After lunch, we will explore the iconic medieval style village of Laguardia and also will take you to get external views of the unique architecture wineries as Marques del Riscal & Ysios .

    CHATEAUX STYLE BOUTIQUE WINERY

    This Chateaux style winery comes to life in the most privileged area of Rioja Alavesa. In the best of its estates, where grapevines collect the essence of a unique land: an authentic, innovative, and actual wine, like no other.   If this winery is not available, we will pick another similar one

    FAMILY RUN BOUTIQUE WINERY

    This family-run winery makes high quality wines from their own vineyards, that along with the wine coming from them, had been their way of life for several generations. The winery, built around the 18th century family residence, is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa region, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria Mountains, surrounded by dolmens, ancient churches, and old wine-making pits etched into the ground – traces of an ancient culture of vine growing in this area.

    If this winery is not available, we will pick another similar one

    MEDIEVALSTYLEVILLAGE OF LAGUARDIA

    Situated on a hill and surrounded by a 13th century wall, it is a natural balcony towards the wine region. Its streets and corners preserved medieval taste great and economy is based on the wine industry with many subterranean cave-w

    Accommodation at Maria Cristina Hotel

     

     

  • Day-5 San Sebastian- Barcelona

    At requested time , pick up at Maria Cristina hotel to trasnfer you to Bilbao or San Sebastian airport to flight to Barcelona. Pick up in Barcelona airport and dropp off at Omm Hotel In Barcelona.  Time  for resting or enjoy the city.

    In the evening “Foodie Tour of Barcelona”  

    Experience the best gourmet wine and food of Barcelona on this high-end gourmet walking tour around town. A true gourmet tasting experience, on the move!

    An exciting gourmet journey through Barcelona!

    With a veritable army of young, talented, international and local Michelin starred chefs and establishments, the cuisine of Barcelona and Catalonia has gained worldwide attention over the last decade. Barcelona is fast becoming one of the most interesting (and fun!) gastronomic capitals of the world. This walking tour was designed to be a treat for the senses. If you are a traveler who is worried about “wasting a meal” on mediocre food, this is the tour for you!

    A luxurious tasting menu, on the go…

    On this 6-hour gourmet, culinary adventure you will enjoy some of the best gastronomic delights Barcelona has to offer. These are easy-paced walking itineraries that stop in 5-6 different venues, infusing you with a good snapshot of the local foodie scene in Barcelona. Enjoy rare Catalan cheeses, Foie gras mi-cuit, delectable Iberian cured meats, truffled canalones, organic olive oils, rustic hand rubbed ‘pan con tomate’ and many other treats along the way.

    Whatever the day’s itinerary, each venue and dish is a welcomed surprise and served with a carefully paired Catalan wine as per the chefs’ recommendations. Wine pairings include an impressive range of Catalan wines from D.O.Q. Priorat, D.O. Penedes, D.O. Montsant, D.O. Cava and others. The tour also includes a 3-4 wine flight aimed to illustrate the versatility of Catalan wines.

    All of the Wine Colours tours and experiences are designed to entertain, share and educate and to keep you smiling at every moment. Our aim with Gourmet Barcelona is to provide you with a great taste of the wonderful gourmet world in Barcelona and a simply terrific and indulgent night out on the town. Bon Profit!

    Accommodation at Omm Hotel

  • Day 6-Barcelona Insider Tour (4 Hours)

    History, Culture, Architecture, Traditions

    These 4-hour hour Barcelona “BCN Insider” city tours are complete Barcelona discoveries in comfortable, modern passenger vans and combine with walking portions (old quarter) to ensure that our guests see the most interesting areas of Barcelona including the back streets and hidden corners as well as the main sites of interest. Our Barcelona city tours by touring van explore every facet of the Barcelona including Montjuïc for great panoramic views of the city and harbor from the botanical gardens and the 92’ Olympic facilities, Plaza Espanya, Modernist L’Eixample the port and beach and the Ciutat Vella (Roman and Medieval old city).

    Full Morning or afternoon with our entertaining, very knowledgeable guide.

    The 4-hour “BCN Insider” city tours include a 1-1.5-hour walking tour of the old quarter with emphasis on the Roman and Medieval areas of the Barri Gòtic, the Born (Ribera) and the Port Vell (old port). For those who would prefer an alternative to the walking portion, we can provide a route through the old quarter in the van to the main attractions but most access points and monuments are not accessible by vehicle. 2 to 2.5-hours of the 4-hour Barcelona city tours are duly dedicated to viewing the modernist architectural works of the Modernisme era, mostly show casing the works of Antoni Gaudí including exterior visit and explanation of La Sagrada Familia, La Pedrera (Casa Mila) and Casa Batlló. Park Güell  can be  incorporated into four-hour Barcelona City Tours by substituting it for the Sagrada Familia or shorter exploration of the Ciutat Vella.

    Accommodatio at Omm Hotel

    This evening, last evening in Barcelona, your are booked at Abac Restaurant at 09:00 pm

  • Day 7-Barcelona- City of Origin

    At requested time  , private transfer to Barcelona Airport

     

- Inclusions -

  • Sailing tour including transportation and Light lunch during sailing as per description
  • 6 nights accommodation at Maria Cristina Hotel and Omm Hotel
  • Full day hiking Tour ( Picnic included)
  • Half day Bilbao Tour
  • Full day private tour la Rioja
  • Barcelona Foodie tour
  • Barcelona Insider tour ( 4 hours)
  • All private transfers when requiered
  • Bookings at restaurants ( direct payment)

  • Tips, personal expenses
  • Any service , meal or drink not specified in the itinerary
  • Meals ( except specify)
  • Tickets ans entrances to attractions or monuments

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