Departs LISBON / SUNDAYS: 31 May, 14 June, 23 August 2020

SMALL GROUP: Maximum 18 passengers

This guaranteed departure premium small group tour is guided in English only.

Start this tour in Barcelona and finish this tour in Lisbon.

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Visits: Barcelona, Rioja, Pamplona, San Sebastian, Bilbao, Picos de Europa, Covadonga, Ribadeoa, Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, Porto, Tomar, Lisbon

2020 Itinerary:

Day 1 (Sunday)                      ARRIVE BARCELONA

Meet and greet at Barcelona airport, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2 (Monday)                     BARCELONA

Stroll Barcelona´s Gothic quarters’ cobble streets with a local guide. Meet with a local chef at the market to discover the secrets of Spanish ingredients. Stop by the kitchen to leave the ingredients, which you will use to cook your own dinner this evening. Welcome dinner will be served after the cooking masterclass. (BD)

Day 3 (Tuesday)                    BARCELONA

A day to discover Catalan producers. Explore the flavours of Catalan cuisine through wine cellars, artisan food producers, fishermen and renowned local chefs. Afternoon at your leisure back in Barcelona. (BL)

Day 4 (Wednesday)               BARCELONA / ZARAGOZA / RIOJA

Today depart bound for Rioja, capital of Spanish wine making. En-route stop in Zaragoza to visit Ancient Roman ruins, the first Marian church in Christendom, and the fabulous art Museums. Continue to Rioja. Tonight, enjoy a degustation dinner at your hotel with pairing wines. (BD)

Day 5 (Thursday)                  RIOJA

Today discover the wine region of Rioja. Visit one of the most beautiful towns of Rioja, La Guardia, where we´ll stop to taste traditional Pintxo. Continue to Bodegas Bilbainas, a centennial Winery with historical buildings and boasting 3000m of underground cellars. Taste their varieties followed by a BBQ lunch, a unique experience you´ll enjoy with your fellow travellers. In the afternoon we´ll visit one of Rioja´s wine Temples, Marques de Riscal. A private visit of their land and installations will certainly impress. (BL)

Day 6 (Friday)                        RIOJA / PAMPLONA / RIOJA

Visit the old town of Pamplona on a historical walk. Stroll through Saint James Way, San Fermines’ paths and finish at a traditional market for a cheese and pacharan tasting experience. We suggest a Pintxos lunch amongst the locals. Return to Rioja. (B)

Day 7 (Saturday)                   RIOJA / SAN SEBASTIAN / BILBAO

Today discover one of the most elegant European cities, San Sebastian. Stroll the old town of Donisti, San Sebastian in Bask, and Playa de la Concha. Discover and taste the sophisticated Pintxos in Casco Antiguo. Once in Bilbao, we suggest a visit to the Guggenheim (tickets not included). (BL)


Day 8 (Sunday)                      BILBAO / PLENTZIA BAY / CASTRO URDIALES / PICOS DE EUROPA

Today, visit the first underwater winery in the world, boasting over 8 years research experience in underwater wines. Take a boat trip to discover where the winery is located while tasting their unique wines. Next stop in the old fishermen village of Castro Urdiales for a slow pace walk. Tonight, dinner will be at Parador Cangas de Onis, your accommodation for the next 2 nights. (BD)


Visit Monasterio de Covadonga, where history, spirituality and nature become a universal symbol. After some quality time at leisure, continue to Ribadesella. The route consists of six ceramic murals, in blue and cuttlefish, which will tell the viewer the story of Ribadesella from Prehistory to the present day. Dinner will be served at your Parador this evening. (BD)

Day 10 (Tuesday)                  PICOS DE EUROPA / RIBADEO / SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

We farewell Picos de Europa and continue along the Northern Spanish coastline. Stop in Ribadeo and visit the impressive Playa de las Catedrales and the Porcillán's marina. Later arrive at Parador de Santiago, our home for the next 2 nights. Enjoy a welcome dinner at the Parador. (BD)


Day 11 (Wednesday)             SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Today some 300,000 Camino pilgrims venture here each year, giving Santiago a greater international dimension than ever. Yet this is also the capital of the Spanish autonomous region of Galicia, with a strong local character – a place where the skirl of bagpipes wafts across plazas and the countless restaurants and bars specialise in fine Galician seafood and local wines. Dinner at Parador after an afternoon at leisure. (BD)

Day 12 (Thursday)                SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA / VIGO / PORTO

We farewell Santiago bound for Porto in Portugal. Stop en-route in Vigo to visit Castro Fortress. Lunch will be at a local restaurant to taste outstanding Galician seafood. In the late afternoon arrive in Porto. (BL)

Day 13 (Friday)                      PORTO

Visit the World Heritage town of Porto, best European destination in 2017. Set by the Douro River and with an old tradition in wine making, Porto has dramatic landscapes which qualified it as World Heritage by the UNESCO in 2001. Discover the town and take a cruise along the Douro river. Stop by the hill vineyards and enjoy a Port wine tasting. The afternoon is at your leisure to discover Porto. (B)

Day 14 (Saturday)                 PORTO / TOMAR / LISBON

We farewell Porto bound for the Portuguese capital, Lisbon. En-route we will stop at Tomar, founded by the Knights Templar in the 12th century and a UNESCO World Heritage site, to visit its Aqueduct, Castello and Old Town. Continue to Lisbon. Attitude, dramatic architecture, great cuisine and cobble streets full of action, Lisbon is without a doubt, one the most exciting destinations in the World. Enjoy a walking tour along Avenida Liberdade. Farewell dinner will be served at a local restaurant. (BD)

Day 15 (Sunday)                    DEPART LISBON

Farewell Lisbon and your fellow travellers. After breakfast you´ll be transferred to the airport. (B)
2020 Departure Dates (max 18 pax)
Premium Tour, Small Group, English Only
Per Person
in Double / Twin Room
Per Person
in Single Room
May: 31
June: 14
August: 16, 23
AU$8135 AU$15255

Small group (maximum 18 participants) premium tour by air-conditioned coach guided in English only.

Premium Tour Highlights Include:
  • Private cooking class at Gothic Quarter in Barcelona
  • Private welcome diner at a local kitchen
  • Catalan local producer’s experience
  • Rioja wine tasting at legend wineries such Marques de Riscal
  • Rioja BBQ lunch at vineyard
  • Visit a traditional market for a cheese and pacharan tasting experience in Pamplona
  • Stroll Playa de la Concha in San Sebastian
  • Visit the first underwater winery in the world at Plentzia Bay
  • Discover northern seaport towns such Castro Urdiales, Ribadesella, Ribadeo & Vigo
  • Private Douro river cruise with Porto wine tasting at wine cellars
  • Visit Tomar
  • Farewell dinner in Lisbon
Tour Includes:
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Porterage service in all hotels
  • Meals as per itinerary: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner (drinks not included)
  • City tours and experiences with local guides as per itinerary
  • All entrance fees included as per itinerary
  • English speaking tour director
  • Transport by Luxury mini coach
First Class (4*) Tour Hotels used (or similar):
  • Barcelona – Catalonia Ramblas (3 nights)
  • Rioja – Palacio Tondón (3 nights)
  • Bilbao – Barcelo Bilbaó Nervión (1 night)
  • Picos de Europa – Parador Cangas de Onis (2 nights)
  • Santiago – Parador Santiago (2 nights)
  • Porto – Bessa Porto (2 nights)
  • Lisbon – Bessa Liberdade (1 night)
Additional Information:
  • Passport details are required in advance
  • Tourist city taxes (in applicable cities) are to be paid locally
  • There is a small possibility that tickets to the Alhambra may not be attained, in which case the operator may be obliged to change the Alhambra visit.
  • Luggage Limit: one suitcase per person (max. 25kg, 157cm total dimensions), If 2 passengers are sharing one suitcase larger measurements will be accepted.
Generally, coach tours in Spain, Portugal and Morocco use local guides in cities and destinations visited. Tours are also normally accompanied by a tour escort. Your tour may comprise a combination of tours and other participants in your tour may be going to or leaving for other destinations. Your tour escort may also change during the course of your program.
Please note: Once booking specials have been paid they are non-refundable.
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