Northern Spain in 5 days

Northern Spain in 5 days –  Bilbao – Gernika – San Sebastián – La Rioja – Santander – Food & wine tour – Local guide – Chorale concert
Our guided northern Spain tour 5 days is a tour by bus in the region that gives name to some of the best wines of Spain, taste the delights of the best kitchen in the world and get stunned of the green fairytale gems in Green Spain. With our choice of the best from País Vasco, Cantabria and La Rioja we will explore some of the highlights of the three regions – and fully guided by a local. (5 days/4 nights ).

A fantastic tour – I had never thougt of Bilbao as such a dynamic city, Cantabria so green, the pinchos so delicious, the Chorale & the picnic so perfect!Å. Kervefors 2014

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Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

Our map of northern Spain!

Itinerary highlights
Experience the region that gives name to some of the best wines of Spain, taste the delights of the best kitchen in the world and get stunned of the green fairytale gems in Green Spain. With our choice of the best from País Vasco, Cantabria and La Rioja we will explore some of the highlights of the three regions. We have prepared visits and activities but there will also be time to discover on your own. A perfect tour if you have a vague idea of the region and want to get a more over-all vision of culture, gastronomy & nature. You will have the opportunity to cook, and we will take you to a winery, a fishing village, leisure walk and culture & heritage.
Northern Spain or Green Spain is for most foreigners the unknown Spain. Basque Country, La Rioja, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia offer in many ways an untouched haven, far from the tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. In Northern Spain, you can find landscapes that make you think of Ireland, the Alps or in some cases, even New Zealand. With a sublime gastronomy, it is impossible to think of any travel plan without focus on food and wine. This program begins in San Sebastian, a city open to the sea and the world thanks to its international jazz & film festivals, its exquisite cuisine and also its urban chic. We will spend time in Bilbao. You will get to know its history, the most emblematic sites of the town, museums and of course the different gastronomic highlights.
Cantabria is one of the smaller regions of Spain (5.300km ²), and perhaps one of the least known outside our borders. However, it is also for its variety of landscapes, human and artistic, one of the most beautiful and interesting.La Rioja is another small region in the North of Spain, with only 5.000km²  and a little more than 320.000 habitants. Nevertheless, La Rioja is a great land. Great because of its history and culture and, of course, mother land of one of the finest wine territories in the world.

Day 1

Arrival, a short bus tour through the modern and new Bilbao -a city that transformed from a polluted dirty industrial city to a modern metropolitan urban inspiration. Transfer to a modern 4**** hotel with an excellent position in Bilbao. Welcome meeting with our local guide, short walk and guided visit to the old town “siete calles” and dinner.

Day 2

A city walk & visit to emblematic Gernika where Picassos found the dark inspiration for his masterpiece. Visit and lunch in the small but crowded Getaria fisherman village. A short hop to beautiful San Sebastián & guided walking tour, free time for shopping or swimming on the Concha beach. After that a Tapas stop for dinner. You may also hop around the crowded spectacular Pintxos bars by yourself, and enjoy the most breath-taking creations and sublime gastronomy before returning to Bilbao.

Day 3

Day trip to la Rioja & Visit to traditional winery  in Haro with Spains’ where we taste the regions excellent wines. Lunch on your own in Haro. Guided visit to Santo Domingo de la Calzada’s Cathedral – a legendary site. Transfer back to Bilbao where we have dinner in a “txoko” and if anyone  is up for cooking with a chef, this is your oppurtunity..

Day 4

Day trip to Cantabria & Santander. Visit to the city center and the cathedral & Leisure walk in your own pace around Santander coast line to open air picnic. Transfer back to the hotel & after some relax we cross the bridge right in front of our hotel and visit Gehrys’ Guggenheim museum where we have a gourmet farewell dinner and will enjoy the singing of a coral quartet.

Day 5

Free time in the morning. Transfer to airport and flight home. On the way there we pass by and stop at the Vizcaya bridge.

Getting here & transfers


The fastest way of getting to the starting point of the tour is to fly into Bilbao where several regular carriers and low cost companies operate. Low cost options also available in Biarritz & Santander. Ask us for the best option!


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All bus transfers included on this tour
Hotels & meals
11On this tour we offer you a 4**** hotel to give you the comfort you need after the bus transfers.






On this tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for the day tour. Fine dining in Bilbao, pintxos hopping & fish delights in San Sebastián, & local product picnic in Santander…
Activities on this tour
 La Concha beach & the old part of San Sebastián, Bilbao & the Guggenheim museum, Santander, La Rioja, Gernika..

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One Rioja winery visit is scheduled on this tour.
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See the areas we explore on this tour!

What´s included?

4 nights eg 4**** with buffet breakfast

All transfers in Spain

4 dinners (1 gourmet dinner + 1 pintxos dinner all with wine and coffé)

1 Fish lunch

1 Picnic lunch

Visits according to program

Program and info about the region

Pricing & general Conditions

From 650,00€ (minimum 12 people)

(160,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes


Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

Tour dates

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