Join our incredible Northern Spain Tour with Tourlane and you’ll discover the country’s best-kept secret: the north. In northern Spain, rugged landscapes meet medieval towns and rolling vineyards give way to epic coastlines. With Tourlane, we will organize your flights, accommodations, transfers, and guides, all in advance - so you just turn up and enjoy the tour!
1. Cadaqués and Girona
The first stop on your Northern Spain Tour is the peaceful coastal town of Cadaqués, the most easterly spot in Spain. After a tour of Salvador Dalí Museum-House led by your experienced tour leader, you’ll head to Girona, a picturesque town on the banks of the River Onyar. Explore the medieval architecture of the city and visit the ruins of the ancient Roman fortress, Força Vella. To truly know Spain you must get to know the cuisine, so dive in head-first with an interactive cooking class, organized by your Tourlane Travel Expert.
2. Siurana, Besalú, and Cardona
Today, your guide and driver will take the scenic route to Cardona, soaking in the sights along the way. First up is the stunning village is Siurana and a scrumptious cheese tasting at a local farm - with spectacular views. Next up is Besalú, a medieval village where a 12th-century Romanesque bridge makes for a perfect photo op. Eventually, you’ll reach Cardona, where you’ll embark on a guided tour through the walled fortress with its dramatic castle. You’ll end the day with a group meal included in your tour package.
3. Aragon and Boltaña
No trip to the Aragon region is complete without a visit to Salt Mountain. You’ll take a subterranean tour through the salt mines, and learn about the crystal-like mineral deposits. In the afternoon, you’ll return to daylight and the green vineyards of Bodega SOMMOS winery. Explore the hyper-modern architecture of the onsite restaurant where you’ll enjoy a wine tasting. You’ll spend the night in the beautiful town of Boltaña.
4. Jaca and Olite
Today you’ll tour Navarre, the far north province bordering France. There’s no shortage of historical sites to discover from the medieval fortress of Jaca to the Monastery of Leyre—one of the oldest in Spain. You will also go on a tour of the spectacular Royal Palace of Olite, built by Carlos III. This hilltop castle feels more like a town, allow yourself plenty of time to explore this sprawling gothic landmark. After you’ve finished touring, explore the city’s galleries and restaurants - ask your Tourlane Travel Expert for insider tips and recommendations.
5. Pamplona and Laguardia
Next up on your Northern Spain Tour is the exciting city of Pamplona - the capital of Navarre. Be sure to visit the city’s impressive cathedral and Plaza del Castillo. After lunch, you’ll head to Laguardia, and commence a walking tour of the medieval fortress walls of the city’s old quarter.
6. La Rioja
Next up on your Northern Spain Tour, you’ll head to the wineries of La Rioja where a wine tasting session and tapas await. Talk to the local vintners and learn about the regional varietals and winemaking techniques.
7. San Sebastián and Hondarribia
Carry on down the coast towards the golden beaches of San Sebastián—we recommend Playa de la Concha, where the surf is very reliable. Head into town to see some spectacular art nouveau architecture and find a restaurant to enjoy the city’s culinary reputation first-hand. You’re bound to fall in love with San Sebastián. Drive on to Hondarribia, the final stop on the tour. It’s a coastal city on the French border - try and catch the sunset at Mount Igueldo Mirador along the way.
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Your tour will start at Barcelona Airport (BCN). Barcelona Airport has direct flights to the USA. Your tour will end at Bilbao Airport (BIO), which has one-stop flights to the USA.
The official currency in Spain is the euro (€).
There are four official languages in Spain—it depends on the region, so speak to your Tourlane Travel Expert for more information.
Americans do not need a visa to enter Spain.
Spain is in Central European Time (UTC+1).
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