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Wild Mushrooms and the Wild Coast. October 2015.

Christmas Markets of Catalonia. December 2015.

Winter Wine and Truffle Tour. February 2016.

Valencia and Las Fallas. March 2016.

Patios of Cordoba Tour. May 2016.

Rioja and Basque Country: a Spanish Culinary Experience. June 2016.

 

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Home > Vacation Packages > Rioja and Basque Country: a Spanish Culinary Experience

RIOJA AND BASQUE COUNTRY: A SPANISH CULINARY EXPERIENCE.

DATES: from June 9 – June 16, 2016.
Madrid – La Rioja – Logroño – San Sebastian - Bilbao

JUNE 9
Arrival in Madrid, Transfer to La Rioja and Welcome Dinner

Pick up from Madrid Barajas Airport and transfer to La Rioja. Stop along the way for a quick breakfast at a local restaurant as your tour leader goes over the week’s itinerary with you.

Stop for lunch in a traditional Spanish medieval village.

After lunch, continue on to La Rioja.

Welcome dinner at the rural hotel in the heart of La Rioja.

 

JUNE 10
Medieval Towns, Wineries and Logroño: Capital of La Rioja

Breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast.

Morning excursion to Briones, La Rioja, a medieval village and one of the most traditional Rioja wineries.

Lunch in a restaurant housed in a 12th century building which was originally built as a wine cellar.

After lunch, visit the city of Logroño for a guided tour of the city center and a typical tapas dinner on the city’s most famous tapas street, Calle Laurel.

 

JUNE 11
Transfer to San Sebastian and Gourmet Wine and Tapas Tour

Breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast.

After breakfast, transfer to San Sebastian.

Drop off your luggage at the hotel before taking a walking tour of one of Spain's most beautiful towns.

Lunch in the Michelin-starred restaurant followed by an informal meet and greet with the chef.

In the evening, take a gourmet Wine and Tapas tour where you will discover some of the secrets of the region’s cuisine and get hands-on experience as you create your own tapas plates.

Night in San Sebastian Hotel.

 

JUNE 12
The Guggenheim Museum and a Local Market

Breakfast at hotel.

Morning trip to Bilbao to visit the Guggenheim Museum.

Afterwards enjoy lunch in Bilbao.

On the way back to the bed and breakfast , stop at a local farmer's market to pick up the freshest ingredients that we will use to reproduce the flavors, colors, textures, etc. of the traditional foods we have discovered at the various restaurants thus far.

Night in La Rioja.

 

JUNE 13
Rioja Wineries and an Olive Oil Producer

Breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast.

A morning visit to two of Rioja´s most famous wineries. Enjoy the winery and vineyards visit followed by lunch at the winery restaurant and a chance to talk to chef Rafa Arroyta, one of the most promising young chefs of Rioja.

In the afternoon take a visit to an olive oil factory.

Night in La Rioja.

 

JUNE 14
Day at Leisure

Breakfast at the Bed and Breakfast.

Morning at leisure to explore the town.

Around noon head up to a charming village in the Oja Valley for lunch.

Night in La Rioja.

 

JUNE 15
Madrid City Center and Farewell Dinner

Breakfast at hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to Madrid for your last day in Spain.

After arriving in Madrid and checking in at your centrally located hotel, take a Madrid city center tour around the Madrid de los Austrias, including the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and the Puerta del Sol.

Evening at leisure to explore or just have a refreshing "cafe con leche" in the Plaza Mayor before our Farewell dinner.

Night in Madrid.

 

JUNE 16
Transfer to Madrid Airport for return flight

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to Madrid Barajas airport for return flight to the USA.

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> End of Summer Costa Brava and Barcelona Festival Tour. September 2015.

> Wild Mushrooms and the Wild Coast. October 2015.

> new! Christmas Markets of Catalonia. December 2015.

> new! Winter Wine and Truffle Tour. February 2016.

> new! Valencia and Las Fallas. March 2016.

> new! Patios of Cordoba Tour. May 2016.

> new! Rioja and Basque Country: a Spanish Culinary Experience. June 2016.