North Spain Discovery

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Barcelona, Spain
  • Ends Madrid, Spain
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Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip brochure
  • Begin in Barcelona, sporting fabulous food, stunning coastline and a vibrant atmosphere that has attracted worldwide acclaim. You’ll want to spend more time here beforehand!
  • The fortified medieval city of Pamplona is a great place to discover on foot. Weave through the city's winding alleyways to the Gothic Cathedral and walk down the street of the famous running of the bulls.
  • Logrono is bursting with delicious local produce and wine, just waiting to be enjoyed on an included pinxtos crawl and winery tour. Delicioso!
  • Take a long siesta on the golden beaches of San Sebastian, one of Spain's most scenic coastal destinations. As the sun goes down, join the crowds as they come out to play among the city's exciting nightlife.
The North Spain Discovery trip starts in Barcelona and ends in Madrid. It is a cultural, religious and historic sites trip that takes 8 days taking you through Barcelona, Madrid and Santiago De Compostela in Spain. North Spain Discovery is a guided small group trip that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Come on a signature tour through northern Spain and get to know the people, landscapes, customs and cuisine that make this part of the country so fascinating. From sipping delicious Rioja in Logrono and delighting in the seaside charms of bustling Barcelona to enjoying the lively tapas bars of San Sebastian and pulling up a seat in an atmospheric square in Madrid – this is an eight-day adventure that packs the essentials of Spain into one. Spain is full of culture, charisma and extraordinary cuisine, and this tour up north is no different.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS ABOUT INTREPID TRAVEL
4.5 - Excellent
Based on 100 reviews
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 25 2018
“Great for first timer to India - it covers a range of places with different vibes starting from the hustle bustle capital to very small local villages, safaris, and 'touristy' cities (trust me it's actually nice to be able to have a proper coffee and/or go (window) shopping after 10 days of indulging in local culture.) And touristy places in India are far less busy like what you see in other countries.

Our tour guide was very well-organised and very helpful for those who required extra assistance - like losing baggage / passport / remembering wrong flight times / having gold fish memory (yes... this all happened in the trip..). You would't need to worry if you're clumsy or forgetful as Intrepid tour guides will have you covered.

The itinerary is skewed towards a leisure one hence why the average age of our group is 50+ ranging from late 20's to 70's. If you're simply looking for a cultural experience I'd say this is the perfect choice. But if you're a bit more active and adventurous like me then you may feel too protected and bored somtimes.

Lastly some tips for shopping - save your money until you get to Udaipur as there's many more options and prices are a lot better. That way you don't need to lug around extra weight early in the trip too. Remember to bargain at expensive & bigger shops (those are the wealthy ones and they rip you off by a big margin) and not so much at the smaller shops (they aren't as rich!). Tour guides would sometimes hush you into particular shops unfortunately.. but don't feel pressured to make a purchase (easier said than done though) as those shop keepers are good at pitching.”
Ryann's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ryann
  • From Canada
  • On Oct 28 2019
“Excellent”
Yong's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Yong
  • From Singapore
  • On Feb 11 2019
“Excellent”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Barcelona
  • Day 2: Pamplona
  • Day 3: San Sebastian
  • Day 4: San Sebastian
  • Day 5: Logrono
  • Day 6: Logrono
  • Day 7: Madrid
  • Day 8: Madrid
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • Hotel (5 nights), Hostal (2 nights)
Meals
  • 4 Breakfast
Transport
  • Train , Public bus , Metro , Cable Car
Included Activities
  • San Sebastian - Monte Igueldo Funicular (Igeldo Funikularra)
  • Logrono - Txikiteo of Pintxos (Tapas Crawl)
  • Logrono - Winery Visit & Wine Tasting
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Any international flights to Barcelona and from Madrid are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this North Spain Discovery tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this North Spain Discovery tour. You can cancel the tour up to 24 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 23 days of departure.

Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 23 days before departure. For any departures within 28 August 2020 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

North Spain Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this North Spain Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Is this trip right for you:
  • Don’t let the heat keep you from exploring the world! Summer temperatures can be very high in these regions (over 40°C), which can make things uncomfortable. It’s important to use sun protection, wear layers to combat the heat, and drink plenty of water. Please carefully consider the time of the year you wish to travel and your suitability to that season.
  • As accommodation on this trip is twin-share, single travellers will share a room with another traveller of the same sex. If you’d prefer not to share, a single room supplement is available at an additional charge. Space is at a premium in Europe and your hotel is no exception. Rooms are often small, but usually the central location makes up for that. For those travelling as a duo, hotels in Europe often don't have double beds, but rather two single beds that can be pushed together. Please note that only a selection of our hotels will have air-conditioning.
  • Some hotels and train stations don't have lifts, and you will need to walk up and down some stairs carrying your luggage. Please make sure it doesn’t exceed our weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What to Take' section of the Essential Trip Information.
  • Please note that shops, attractions, sights and businesses may be closed for up to 5 hours in the middle of the day for siesta time. This gives the locals time to escape the heat and spend time with their families, eat a large lunch or simply sleep through the most uncomfortable time of day. This means of course that people work later into the evening and dinner time can seem quite late – 9.30 pm is not uncommon for family dinner time.
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