Bilbao, Salamanca & Madrid

Bilbao, Salamanca & Madrid

Tours of Spain

Bilbao, Salamanca & Madrid

Overview
12 Days

Bilbao is a big city of Spain’s northerly Basque Country, a land with its own distinctive culture, traditions and even language.

Salamanca It is one of Spain’s greatest historical and artistic cities, known for its ornate sandstone architecture.

Madrid is known for its historical buildings, food markets, and the royals. It’s also known for its renaissance and contemporary art museums, sunny blue skies, unique neighborhoods, and bustling nightlife.

Highlights

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Tour Description

Start your trip from the north of Spain to the capital. A tour enriched with amazing culture, art and culinary experiences.

Tour Includes:

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, Travel Insurance (Strongly Recommended), Personal Expenditures, Optional Upgrades, Anything not mentioned

Detailed Itinerary

  • A private driver will pick you up from your home and take you to the airport
  • Flight to Spain (not included, suggest morning arrival)

Includes: Private Airport Transfers

  • Upon arrival in Bilbao, meet your English-speaking driver in the arrival hall and transfer to your hotel (approx. 20 mins)
  • Check-in, relax and refresh
  • Enjoy a welcome dinner at Ola Martín Berasategui
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Airport Transfers, Dinner with Wine Pairing, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your private guide to start your 5-hour tour of Bilbao
  • You will visit the Old Town and its ‘Seven Streets’, as well as the modern part of Bilbao
  • You will conclude the tour with a serving of “Pintxos” (typical basque tapas)
  • Return to your hotel
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Tour, Guide, Pintxo Lunch, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure in Bilbao
  • Return to your hotel
  • Overnight at hotel

Optional enhancements:

  • Excite Package:
    • 5-Hour Getxo Surf Experience – Meet a surf pioneer who’s among the best and take part in a master class before enjoying some pintxos & drinks at one of his favorite restaurants.
  • Savor Package:
    • Cooking with Estuary Views – Accompanied by a private host specialized in gastronomy we will visit the renown Mercado de la Ribera to discover the history of a unique and marvelous place filled with delicious products. After, dive into a private cooking class with a local chef, followed b a local gastronomy lunch.
    • Gastro-experience at Azurmendi – Enjoy a tasting menu with wine pairing for lunch or dinner at a 3 Michelin Star restaurant.

Included: Breakfast, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, private transfer to Salamanca (approx. 4 hrs)
  • Check-in, relax and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, start your tour of Salamanca with an assorted visit to its most relevant focal points
  • You will first visit “Patio Chico” – a perfect place to discover the city’s two cathedrals: The Old Cathedral dating back to the XIIth century, and the New Cathedral dating back to the XVIth century.
  • Next, visit Salamanca’s University, as well as the Gothic Palace known as “Casa de las Conchas”
  • To conclude the cultural route, you will arrive at the city’s main monument and most popular gathering area: Plaza Mayor
  • Enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant
  • Return to hotel
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Tour, Private Guide, Skip-the-line Entrance Tickets To Salamanca’s University, Lunch, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure in Salamanca
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Breakfast, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, you will be privately transferred to Madrid (approx. 2 hrs 15 mins)
  • Check in to your hotel, relax, and enjoy the afternoon at your leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, start your tour of Habsburg Madrid – a place that shines in both beauty and historical content
  • You will then visit a historical cafe to have a replenishing snack
  • Next, visit The Royal Palace which is among the best-preserved in Europe
  • Return to hotel
  • Afternoon at leisure
  • Overnight at hotel

Included: Breakfast, Transportation, Tour, Private Guide, Skip-the-line Admission To The Royal Palace, Lunch, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure in Madrid
  • Overnight at hotel

Optional enhancements:

  • Pamper Package:
    • 4-Hour Hammam Experience – Enjoy a full day of well-being at an authentic Arabic bathhouse
  • Explore Package:
    • Artisans from head to toe – Visit two artisan workshops and meet incredible people. Start with an espadrille workshop, followed by a hatter workshop while having your own private guide.
    • 7-Hour Toledo Cultural Experience – Visit the “City of the Three Cultures”; one of the oldest and most historic towns countywide. With a hand-picked private guide, you will have skip-the-line access to 4 of the cities important historical buildings, ending with lunch in Paco de Lucía’s house.

Included: Breakfast, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, enjoy the day at leisure in Madrid
  • Enjoy a dinner experience at El Jardín de Orfila
  • Overnight at hotel

Optional enhancements:

  • Savor Package:
    • The Butterfly Ranch – Visit Aranjuez, a place brimming with enticing gardens and heritage sites recognized by UNESCO. With a private expert host, stroll around the sustainable agriculture learning about the vine-growing process as well as its fostering and keeping. The tour will include wine tastings, followed by lunch in a famous steakhouse.
  • Explore Package:
    • The Route of Flamenco Art – Enjoy a speed class from the best teachers, first visiting a guitar workshop, then visiting a dance acadamy, and after that a shoemaker experience. To conclude the tour you will marvel a performance over the “Tablao”
    • Artistic Stroll by the Capital – Visit the unique triangle of museums: Museo Nacional del Prado”, “Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza” and “Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía”. You will have a hand-picked private guide by your side with skip-the-line access to all 3 museums.

Included: Breakfast, Dinner with Wine Pairing, Room & Taxes

  • After breakfast, meet your driver in the hotel lobby and transfer to the Airport, where you will board your flight back home
  • Safe travels!
  • A driver will pick you up from the airport once you have landed to bring you back home

Included: Private Transfers

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