1st day. BILBAO
Transfer and accommodation at the hotel. A personalized reception from our GTS guide, who will provide a detailed information about the itinerary and our interesting suggestions to help you get the most out of your stay. The rest of the day is free to visit the must-see sights of Bilbao, where we highly recommend a walk on the streets of the historic center and a free visit to the Guggenheim Museum.
2nd day. BILBAO - SAN SEBASTIÁN - LA RIOJA
Breakfast at the hotel. Transportation in private vehicle to San Sebastian, where we will see its most representatives sights - Donostia (Basque name) is one of the most fascinating cities of Spain and is located at the Bay of Biscay. We will experience its irresistible culinary visiting the gastronomic heart of the city, whre we will have an aperitif in one of the countless bars of pintxos and tapas typical of the Basque Country. In the late afternoon, we will leave San Sebastian and continue our itinerary toward Rioja Alavesa. We will arrive at a hotel-spa and have some free time to see its accommodations, activities and services. In the evening, a gourmet dinner typical of the region, selected by Gastronomic Tour Spain.
3rd day. LA RIOJA - Vanguard Art and Wine Culture
Breakfast at the hotel. In a private vehicle with specialized guide, we will take the Rioja wine route and see some important centers of wine making. We will start at the Wine Thematic Center, where we can aquire a general idea about the viniculture of this region. Among its atractions, is the exhibit of a interesting 4D video that will allow us to have some enjoyable sensorial experiences and, to complete the visit, we will have a wine tasting. As our second activity, we will have the chance to learn about the wine history in Rioja Alavesa. We will visit the emblematic "La Bodega El Fabulista" (The Fabulist's Cellar), that stands out as one of the oldest underground cellars of the region and has kept, since the beginning of its activities over a hundred years,the same traditional way of elaboration of its wine - which we will be able to degustate at the end of the activity. On our third visit of the day, we will be able to enjoy the renowned Basque gastronomy having lunch in one of the most vanguardists "bodegas" (wineries) of the region, with its selective menu accompanied of its best wines, off course. Finally, we will take a quick panoramic tour of the landscape of the region and admire some of the wineries, famous for its architecture.
4th day. VITORIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure in private vehicle, always with a specialized guide, towards Vitoria, the beautiful capital city of the province of Alava, also, one of the three capitals of the Basque Country and the location of some of mutual institutions of the Autonomous Community. We will take a tour of the city and discover its wonderful architecture. A lunch break in one of the most traditional restaurants of Vitoria, with typical lunch accompanied by a great wine from Rioja. In the afternoon, we will return to the hotel, where will be offered a "wine therapy" session at the spa, so that you can to continue to enjoy the main product of Rioja - the wine.
5th day. LA RIOJA - BILBAO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bilbao or a agreed meeting site. End of Gastronomic Tour Spain services.
Starting at € 1.150,00
(Per person in double apartments)
5 days / 4 nights
Hotel: 4* Superior
Exit: MIN 2 PAX
Departures 2013 2014: From February to November, every Tuesday of the year.
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