The coastal regions of Spain, graced by both the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas, are a study in captivating contrasts. To the north, in the Basque Country, untamed waves crash against rocky coves and dramatic cliffs, creating a wild and awe-inspiring landscape. In stark opposition, the southern Catalonia region boasts sweeping bays, protected natural parks, and meticulously terraced vineyards that paint a picture of tranquillity and abundance. In the midst of these coastal extremes, a rich tapestry of captivating culture, cherished cuisine, and, undoubtedly, some of the world's most spectacular wines await.
Your journey commences in the Basque Country, with the city of Bilbao taking centre stage. This renowned city is not only famous for the iconic Guggenheim Museum but also for its spectacular countryside. As you venture further, you arrive at the distinguished wine region of Rioja and its capital, Logrono. Here, you immerse yourself in the world of famous Rioja wines, wandering down Laurel Street, celebrated for its multitude of tapas bars offering delightful samples of Spanish culinary treasures. Transitioning to a scenic train ride, you traverse the enchanting landscapes of Aragon, finally arriving in Catalonia, where the Mediterranean shores greet you in bustling Barcelona. Nestled in a hotel along the vibrant La Rambla, we delve into the city's gothic quarter, all while spotting architectural masterpieces crafted by Gaudi. Additionally, we savour the effervescent delights of Cava in the charming coastal town of Sitges.
Beyond the stunning scenery, this holiday promises to be an exploration of Spanish history, offering insights into the realms of kingdoms, language, customs, and, of course, the intricate world of Spanish cuisine.