Fortified cities and fishing villages, rugged Atlantic coastline and commanding Pyrenees peaks, intimate lodgings in historic paradores and pousadas – it all awaits on this singular 17-day small group journey.  After exploration of Lisbon, enjoy a Douro River cruise and port wine tasting in Oporto.  Visit beautiful Santiago de Compostela – celebrated pilgrimage site – and vibrant León, and tour Bilbao’s acclaimed Guggenheim and Fine Arts museums.  Embark on a day-long Basque coastline excursion and spend two nights in the stunning Pyrenees region.  The journey’s finale:  three nights in world-class Barcelona.  Discover more of this spirited city on an optional 3-day/2-night post-tour extension. 

  • Trip Highlights

    • Lisbon touring
    • Douro River cruise and port wine tasting
    • Pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela
    • Stops along religious route of Way of St. James
    • Bilbao’s Guggenheim and Fine Arts museums
    • Full-day excursion along beautiful, rugged Basque coastline
    • Two nights in Pyrenees Mountains region
    • Three-night stay in vibrant Barcelona
    • Barcelona touring
    • Unique itinerary through Northern Spain
    • Stays in distinguished historic lodgings

  • Itinerary

    Day 1.  Depart U.S./Lisbon
    Day 2.  Lisbon
    Day 3.  Lisbon
    Day 4.  Oporto
    Day 5.  Oporto
    Day 6.  Santiago de Compostela
    Day 7.  Santiago de Compostela
    Day 8.  León
    Day 9.  Bilbao
    Day 10.  Bilbao
    Day 11.  Bilbao
    Day 12.  Bielsa
    Day 13.  Bielsa
    Day 14.  Barcelona
    Day 15.  Barcelona
    Day 16.  Barcelona
    Day 17.  Depart Barcelona for U.S.