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10
NIGHTS
TRAVEL FROM APRIL 1st - OCTOBER 31st

Madrid, La Rioja, Basque Country

  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Madrid
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in La Rioja
  • 1 Nights Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Pamplona
  • 1 Nights Luxury Accommodation at your Choice of Hotel in Hondarribia
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in San Sebastian
  • 2 Nights Luxury Accommodations at your Choice of Hotel in Bilbao
  • Private Walking Tour Madrid with Royal Palace with Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Private Walking Tour of San Sebastian with Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Private Walking Tour of Bilbao with Guggenheim Museum with Licensed English-Speaking Guide
  • Visit an anchovy processing factory with Txakoli tasting in Bermeo
  • Winery visits and tasting
  • Private Car and driver throughout your stay
  • Breakfast Daily & VAT included
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ITINERARY DETAILS

DAY 1

Madrid


Welcome to Spain, a country filled with Moorish palaces, Gothic cathedrals, Roman Aqueducts, modern artwork, delicious food and wine, fertile planes, crystal clear seas, and soaring mountains. Upon arrival at the Madrid airport, a representative will be waiting to transfer you to your luxury hotel. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, exploring the beauty of this monumental city. Ask your travel consultant for recommendations of their favorite restaurants, cafes, and bars.

DAY 2

Madrid – Madrid Old Quarter and Royal Palace Walking Tour


Marvel through the rich history of Madrid during your private walking tour of the city's historic center and the Royal Palace. Your licensed English-speaking guide will meet you at your hotel, before setting off through the historic streets, discovering the old quarter, the Barrio de la Moreria, and learning about the city's Moorish roots. Continue to the Renaissance and Baroque buildings of the Habsburg era, in Calle Mayor, the Plaza Mayor, and the Plaza de la Villa. At the end of your walking tour through the old quarter, make sure to visit the impressive Royal Palace, the former residence of the Spanish Kings. The palace is adorned with the royal family's exquisite collection of tapestries, porcelain, antique clocks, armor, and artworks. Admire priceless paintings by Goya and Velazquez, as well as the official Reception Hall, the Royal Chapel, the Hall of the Throne, and the private room of King Carlos III and Queen Isabel II.

DAY 3

Ribera del Duero – La Rioja


La Rioja is one of the most famous wine regions in Europe, a must for wine lovers. Before arriving at your hotel, you will have the opportunity to visit Ribera del Duero, one of the top red wine-producing regions in Spain.

DAY 4

La Rioja – Winery visits and tasting


Enjoy a full-day private tour and explore the famous Rioja Wine area, a must for wine lovers, visiting three different wineries with tastings. You will start exploring this unique and privileged region with its monumental medieval villages and 12,000 hectares of vineyards offering some of the world´s best wines. Observe the extensive wine landscape; learn about the process of winemaking and, of course, taste La Rioja´s specialties. During this day you will enjoy three wine tours at different wineries: one in a renowned and historic winery, another one in a small, traditional family-run winery of the region, and the last one in a contemporary-designed winery with cutting-edge designs and the most innovative technologies. All the winery visits include tastings so you can try the local wines. You will also have a chance to try a gourmet lunch in a local restaurant where local wine is served.

DAY 5

La Rioja – Olite - Javier’s Castle - Pamplona


Today’s transfer will take you first to Olite, where you can opt to spend some time on your own, indulging in the rich history of the town, and visit the Royal Palace and the beautiful churches. You will continue to one of the most beautiful castles in Spain. Javier’s Castle dates back to the 10th century and was the birthplace of one of the two patron saints of the Navarre autonomous region in 1506. The fortress has been through many transformations over the centuries and today houses important artifacts and a vast collection of Spanish paintings from the 15th to the 20th century, as well as a great collection of 19th-century Japanese kakemonos. Finish the day at Pamplona.

DAY 6

Pamplona – Hondarribia


A morning tour of Pamplona, the historic center of Pamplona has a great monumental heritage and with the help of your licensed guide, you will immerse yourself into the stories and myths of the city. After the tour and hotel checkout, you will head to your Hondarribia hotel. Explore this beautiful fishing town at your own pace and ask your Travelive specialist for the best dining venues.

DAY 7

Hondarribia – San Sebastian


Today after breakfast you will enjoy a short drive from Hondarribia to San Sebastian. Upon arrival, you will check in to your hotel and then have the rest of the day to explore on your own.

DAY 8

San Sebastian – Half-day walking tour


After meeting your private guide, you will enjoy a half-day guided tour of San Sebastian exploring the old Casino, La Concha beach, and Victoria Eugenia Theatre among other highlights. San Sebastian lies along a white sandy bay between hills, surrounded by beautiful green scenery. The picturesque old town is located between the sea and the River Urumea, the marina, and the fishermen's district. The old Casino, nowadays the City Hall, is looking at the sea, from where an elegant promenade with railings and streetlamps runs along beautiful La Concha Beach. On one of the banks of the Urumea River, you find the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, the Maria Cristina Hotel, built in plateresque style, aristocratic houses from the beginning of the 20th century, and the “María Cristina Bridge”, a monumental bridge that crosses the river. Discover tradition and modernity going hand in hand in this coastal Leisure City with touches of the Belle Époque, its international film and jazz festivals, and a first-class cultural program.

DAY 9

San Sebastian – Bermeo – Bilbao


Today will be a fun day tour on your way to Bilbao! You will stop at an anchovy processing factory and have a private tour, accompanied by a staff member! Your guide will give you a tour of the facility and describe how the sardines arrive at the factory and are then salted and aged in barrels. Your guide will provide a complete explanation of the process and you will see how the fish are processed through observation windows before enjoying a proper tasting of anchovies paired with txakoli.

DAY 10

Bilbao – Culture and History Walking Tour


Your day will start with a short drive to Getxo, to visit the historic Bizkaia Bridge, popularly known as the Hanging Bridge, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the bay. You will continue your tour with a pleasant stroll along the Dock of Las Arenas promenade that boasts many fine examples of manor houses from the beginning of the 20th century, most of them influenced by English architecture. Stroll around the historic old quarter of Bilbao, popularly known as the Seven Streets, and discover emblematic buildings such as Saint James's Gothic Cathedral, the Plaza Nueva (New Square), the San Antón Church and the Mercado de la Ribera (Seaside Market) the biggest covered market in Europe. Your English-speaking private guide will gladly show you the best places to enjoy the local cuisine like nowhere else and you will understand why the Basques have taken gastronomy to a superior level.

DAY 11

Departure


After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Malaga Airport, to catch your departure flight.

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Just a short walk from the world-known Prado Museum and with the Four Seasons signature style this 5* hotel in Madrid is the ideal choice for guests who want to combine luxury and convenience. The stylish rooms and suites are elegantly decorated, with large windows and neutral colors, and with full marble bathrooms. The rooms feature beautiful views of the courtyard or the vivid streets of Madrid while the hotel also offers fine dining options and a cocktail bar.

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Mandarin Oriental is luxury hotel next to the Puerta de Alcalá, on the northwest corner of Madrid’s famous Retiro Park, giving it, an exclusive location compared to other boutique hotels. With the chic Barrio de Salamanca nearby, the hotel is nestled in a network of boutique-rich streets, giving you a charming experience. Most guests chose the hotel for its location, and ultimately end up staying for its style, boasting towering ceilings, oversize wooden doors, and modern mood lighting.

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Housed in a 20th-century building Relais & Châteaux Heritage Hotel is a beautifully decorated 5-star hotel. Located next to Paseo de la Castellana the hotel features modern décor with a cosmopolitan touch. The rooms and suites are carefully furnished, with bold tapestries and luxurious fabrics. Overseen by the two-Michelin awarded chef Mario Sandoval, Haroma, the hotel’s famous restaurant, offers Spanish and Mediterranean cuisine, emphasizing fresh and local ingredients.

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H10 Villa de la Reina is an elegant 4-star boutique hotel, located in Gran Via, right in the center of the city. Conveniently located just a short walk from Puerta del Sol and the Prado Museum, the hotel is accommodated in a beautiful building, dating back to the early 20th century. The hotel is highly inspired by French interior design and fuses classic elements of design with a more contemporary style. For the rooms, H10 Villa de la Reina has created a peaceful atmosphere and features a sophisticated design and fine and sumptuous materials.

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The hotel Marqués de Riscal, an architectural masterpiece unveiled in 2006 by Frank Gehry, has become a highly desirable contemporary luxury hotel. Design, art, cuisine, wine, and the lush landscape combine beautifully to create an unforgettable stay. Visitors with a thirst for adventure will find the rolling hills around the hotel a treasure full of experiences and sensations. The hotel is set in The City of Wine, an area of great natural beauty, and guests can explore with complimentary bicycles.

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Paying a tribute to the essence of the original building, Hotel Aurea Palacio de Correos is a unique 5-star hotel. Originally built in 1932 as a Post Office the Hotel still maintains the architectural elements and it Is a fine example of the neo-baroque style. From the entrance, which still holds the original post-boxes, to the rooms the hotel creates a peaceful and cozy atmosphere for its guests. Combining neutral tones, contemporary design, and creative décor the rooms and suites offer a cozy and relaxing atmosphere. Cleverly combining compositions created from stamps the walls of the rooms pay tribute to its origins.

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The Silken Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao is the only 5-star luxury hotel opposite the Guggenheim Museum, and one of the two flagships of the Silken Hotels collection, together with the Silken Puerta América in Madrid. The hotel portrays a contemporary concept with cutting-edge design. The hotel is influenced by the museum, with a selection of furniture that represents the most emblematic examples of 20th century design.

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Perfectly situated in the cosmopolitan Gran Vía district, in the heart of the city, Radisson Collection Hotel is a contemporary 5-star hotel only a few minutes away from Bilbao's most iconic attractions, such as the striking Guggenheim Museum. It offers 137 rooms and suites, stylishly decorated, and with high-end amenities. The hotel also houses NKO Restaurant by Eneko Atxa, an incredible restaurant that intergrates traditional Basque cuisine with Japanese influences, and the speakeasy-style rooftop bar with beautiful vertical gardens.

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Located in the heart of the old town and with unique architecture and interior design, Hotel Tayko Bilbao offers great accommodation with exceptional gastronomy options. The rooms and suites feature views of the estuary or Casco Viejo and are minimally furnished with neutral tones, large beds with cotton sheets, and L´Occitane en Provence bathroom amenities. The hotel also has two exquisite restaurants, Ola and La bodega de Ola, both managed by Michelin-starred chef Martin Berasategui.

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Hotel Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel Luxury Collection first opened its doors in 1912 and it has been linked to the long history and cultural life of San Sebastian ever since. The city became a popular destination for royalty and the aristocracy during the late 19th century and the hotel was a focal point. The architect behind this beautiful hotel is the famous Charles Mewes, who has also designed the Ritz in Madrid and Paris. The rooms and suites feature a classic design, beautifully blended with natural fabrics and modern amenities.

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La Villa Favorita stands right on the beachfront promenade, giving it a picturesque view of the bay from its many sea-facing windows. This beautifully preserved 19th-century villa has been meticulously restored and thoroughly renovated into a remarkable luxury boutique hotel. Each of the 23 rooms and suites is carefully designed, with floor-to-ceiling windows and decorated in pastel colors. Equally compelling is the hotel’s restaurant, Amelia. The restaurant has earned a Michelin star under the direction of chef Paulo Airaudo, who brings the flavors of his native Argentina to Spain’s Atlantic coast.

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Villa Soro is a hotel, declared a Historical Heritage, in the center of San Sebastián which encompasses coziness and warmth. This 19th century-old villa has been renovated into a luxury hotel, providing a unique stay to its guests. All rooms are equipped with modern amenities to help make your stay extra special. The hotel also provides the free use of bicycles, giving you a chance to ride through the city.

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Housed in a charming villa, right on the edge of the historic district of Hondarribia, Villa Magalean Hotel and Spa is a luxury boutique hotel that combines the warmth of a family home with the best hotel amenities. The hotel features a gourmet wine bar, a wellness center, and of course the Spa that it is famous for in the region. The hotel is situated in a neo-Basque beach house built in the 1950s and was carefully renovated by the famous architect Iñaki Biurrun. It incorporates the best of Basque and Spanish architecture and aesthetics, with hand-picked furniture and décor and carefully curated art pieces. The beautiful eight rooms and suites come with terraces or private balconies.

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3 Nights Lisbon Extension

Set off for the illuminated city of Lisbon, whose white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy-going charm has enchanted travelers for centuries. Spend three nights at one of our top-picked hotels, combining luxury and charm. Explore the city's best monuments such as the Belem Tower, Jeronimo's Monastery and the Alfama neighborhood on your half-day guided tour. Spend a day of leisure exploring more of the city's great monuments, museums and districts or taking an optional day trip to the medieval village of Sintra. Your three nights/four-day extension in Lisbon includes roundtrip airfare from an international airport in Spain to Lisbon, private transfers, hotel accommodations, private tours, and local assistance.

Michelle, Brant * Wuinn in Spain - Travel Reviews

Michelle, Brant & Wuinn, USA

Marina,

I wanted to thank you and everyone at Travelive, we had a wonderful trip to Spain! All of our hotels were phenomenal, and service was excellent!

Thanks again for everything! If you ever add France, we would be very interested in booking something!

Thank you again for making this the trip of a lifetime!

Sincerely,

Michelle

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