may, 2019

Spain – Barcelona & Beyond 9D/8NSpain

barcelona-and-beyond

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Did you know that the Basque region boasts of an ancient culture with an ancient language “Euskera” – the oldest language in Europe? The “Euskadi” culture is typified by artists like Oteiza and Chillida, museums like the Guggenheim, San Telmo or the Fine Arts Museum of Bilbao, festivals like the International Film Festival San Sebastian Jazz Festival or the BBK Live.


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Itinerary in Brief


Day 1 - Barcelona: Mediterranean Capital
Arrive in Barcelona airport , put on your walking shoes & stroll around the Passeig de Gràcia area.
Day 2 - Barcelona: Gaudi and his Architectural masterpieces
Gear up for e-bike rides to the Gaudi building and know the history and importance of these architectural buildings of Parc Güell, Sagrada Familia and the Pedrera. Explore more of the city lights at night.
Day 3 - San Sebastian: Culinary Sensation
Enjoy the train ride to San Sebastian from Barcelona, world famous for its finger-licking cuisines. Treat your senses with some great food at this beach paradise.
Day 4 - San Sebastian: Charm of Basque
Drive to the 500-year-old traditional market in Ordizia and the world award-winning traditional cheese factory of Aranburu in Idiazabal town. Explore San Sebastian and its history and culture at the center. Head out to a traditional Basque cider house to have resplendent dinner and the cider right out of the barrel.
Day 5 - San Sebastian: culinary session with locals
Go to Basque Culinary Centre, the first academic institution in the world created by seven of the best Basque chefs to enjoy a lunch made by the best future chefs. Take in a cultural visit to the Kursaal. Enjoy a special farewell dinner at a “Txoko” where Basque people come together to cook. Experiment with new ways of cooking; eat and socialize.
Day 6 - Hondarribia: Old Town Road
Head out to Hondarribia, one of the Basque Country’s most charming towns for checking out its amazing restaurants and bars, the well-preserved Old Town, a relaxing maritime atmosphere and fantastic food.
Day 7 - Bilbao: Cook with a Michelin star Chef
Take a bus to Bilbao and get ready for a real Basque Cooking class with some of the best chefs. Sip some wine, and whip up some mouth watering pintxos under the expert guidance of the award-winning team of Etxanobe. Lean back and enjoy scrumptious pintxos with paired wines.
Day 8 - Bilbao: Guggenheim and Gastronomy
Visit the Guggenheim Museum and have lunch in “Etxanobe”, a Michelin starred restaurant, inside the “Palacio de Euskalduna”, one of the most beautiful buildings in Bilbao with spectacular views of the city. Enjoy wine tasting. Hit Bilbao’s old town for a “pintxos” tour
Day 9 - Departure: Adios!
Head out on a cycle tour around Bilbao suburbs. Get transferred to the airport for your flight back home
Inclusions & Exclusions


Inclusions


  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation in 4-star hotels (3-star heritage hotel in San Sebastian) with breakfast on twin sharing basis
  • All tours and wine/cheese tastings mentioned in the itinerary
  • All local transportation as mentioned in the itinerary above

Exclusions


  • Flight fares and visa charges if any
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary above
  • Taxes if any as applicable


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