Venture to the foothills of the Pyrenees, where fortified castles and colorful cloisters create a landscape of timeless beauty and tell the captivating story of Spain’s vibrant past.
- Imagine the sound of thundering hooves as you follow in the footsteps of the “running bulls” on a guided tour of historic Pamplona
- Explore picturesque villages along the ancient pilgrimage route, Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James), en route to Olite, the wine capital of the Navarra province
- Keep an eye out for purple heron and marsh harrier in the Pitillas wetlands before climbing to the hilltop town of Ujuè for postcard-worthy vistas
- Cruise along the cliffs overlooking Rioja’s breathtaking Cidacos valley, traversing almond groves and sheep-studded meadows and marveling at the footprints of dinosaurs on your way to Calahorra
- Enjoy a glass of oak and vanilla-infused Rioja at one of Haro’s premier bodegas
- Stroll beside medieval town walls along the Paseo del Collado in the village of Laguardia
- Sit down at the end of the day with a well earned sampling of Spanish wines and local specialties: fresh artichokes, Piquillo peppers, cordero al Chilindrón (lamb), and bacalao ajo arriero (salted cod)
Photo: Couple on a bike tour
A wonderful balance of activities, adventures, culture, and regional dining.
Julia Jackson Walnut Creek, CA
7 days/ 6 nights
Pamplona, Spain (PNA)/ Miranda de Ebro or Logro
Day 1: Pamplona/Puente La Reina/Olite Day 2: Ujué/Olite Day 3: Enciso/Calahorra Day 4: Laguardia/Haro Day 5: Bilbao/Haro Day 6: Santo Domingo de la Calzada/Ezcaray Day 7: Miranda de Ebro/Logroño (departure)
Hotel Tres Reyes is located in the Taconera Gardens, between the Old Quarter and the modern part of the city.
The former Kingdom of Navarra has had a very turbulent past. The area used to be inhabited by the Vascons but they were driven northwards by the Moors and are the ancestors of the present day Basques.
This new hotel lies at the end of a lateral garden running the length of the main street of the town. Calahorra is one of the towns on the plains of the Ebro river that flows from west to east to the south of the Pyrenees mountain chain that forms the border between Spain and France.
This hotel is set in a beautiful edifice protected by the government of La Rioja. Founded as a convent in 1373, the building went on to be used as a military garrison, hospital, prison, school until finally, in 1989, it was converted into the incomparable, first-class Hotel Los Agustinos.
The Hotel Palacio Azcárate is located in a renovated 18th century palace. Offering old world charm and modern conveniences, the hotel offers the perfect place from which to explore Ezcaray, one of Rioja’s most famous towns.
Start planning your next adventure now. See the information below for the rates and selection of available dates. For additional information on dates and availability, please contact our travel specialists.
- 7 days/ 6 nights
- Next Departure: Sep 28, 2014
- From $3,398 / person
- ($780 single supplement)