Your Tour Itinerary - Highlights of Northern Spain

Day 1 Barcelona - Cadaques - Girona 

After meeting in Barcelona, we’ll kick off the tour with a visit to the Salvador Dalí Museum-House in Port Lligat, where we’ll see the artist’s workshop, library and gardens. Tonight, we’ll gather for a welcome dinner in Girona. (D)

Day 2 Girona

After a walking tour of Girona, it’s time to roll up your sleeves for an included Spanish cooking class with a local expert. The rest of the day will be yours to spend at your leisure. (B,L)

Day 3 Girona - Siurana - Besalu - Cardona

First today: a cheese tasting session at a farm in Siurana. Then, it’s onwards to the medieval village of Besalú. After we’ve explored its Romanesque architecture, we’ll continue to Cardona, where a tour of the imposing Castle awaits. (B,D)

Day 4 Cardona - Alquezar

This morning we’ll visit Salt Mountain, where we’ll take an underground tour of the famous salt mine. Then it’s onwards to Bodega Sommos for an included wine tasting session. The beautiful village of Alquézar is where we’ll rest our heads tonight. (B)

Day 5 Alquezar - Jaca - Olite

Our first destination of the day will be Jaca. We’ll have the chance to stroll around the old town before we move on to the Monastery of Leyre this afternoon. Our last stop of the day will be Olite. (B,D)

Day 6 Olite - Pamplona - Laguardia

What better place to begin our exploration of the historic region of Navarre than Olite, the medieval town that was once the seat of the Navarre court. We’ll have a look around the castle before moving on to Pamplona. Later this afternoon, we’ll follow the road to Laguardia. (B)

Day 7 Laguardia - La Rioja - Laguardia

After a walking tour of Laguardia, we’ll make tracks to La Rioja, where we’ll be lucky enough to visit two distinguished wineries and enjoy tasting sessions accompanied by authentic tapas. Then, it’s back to
Laguardia. (B)

Day 8 Laguardia - San Sebastian - Hondarribia

You’ll have some free time to explore and enjoy some pintxos in San Sebastián before we stop off at the Mirador del Monte Igueldo for some panoramic views. Then, it’s on to Hondarribia. (B)

Day 9 Hondarribia - Getaria - Bilbao

Today we’ll visit Getaria, where we’ll visit an artisan anchovy producer. After a tasting, we’ll continue to Bilbao, where we’ll enjoy one last tour (and a trip to the Guggenheim Museum). Tonight we’ll enjoy a three course meal at a Michelin-starred restaurant. (B,D)

Day 10 Bilbao

There’s time for one last breakfast before our tour ends. (B)

This tour can be combined with Iberian Inspiration. Call for details.

Departure dates and prices 2019 Highlights of Northern Spain - tour code BEHHSBX-9

Back-Roads brochure price twin/double room from £2579

Travel 55 discount price twin/double room from £2451

Tel Back-Roads Reservations on 0208 9870 990 and quote Travel 55 ref: T55BR + tour code 

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August 23

October 4

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Back-Roads Touring
Highlights of Northern Spain

10 days / 9 nights - 5% discount

Prices from only £2451

Cosmopolitan cities and ancient villages, rolling vineyards and rugged mountains. Visit Cadaques, a fishing town where SalvadorDali formed his surrealist vision, and discover the artist’s workshop, library and gardens. Experience Michelin starred cuisine with a farewell dinner at an inventive restaurant in the Basque Country.

Small group up to 18 guests. 

To book this pictureque 10 day Highlights of Northern Spain tour with Back-Roads Touring call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote the Travel 55 code T55BR to receive the 5% discount. 

You can claim a 5% discount on all Back-Roads tours. To book, call them direct on 0208 9870 990 and quote ref: T55BR to receive the Travel 55 discount price.

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The Back-Roads Difference

  • Discover Salvador Dalí’s workshop, library and gardens in Cadaqués
  • Experience Michelin starred cuisine with a three-course farewell dinner
  • Visit the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao

Tour Inclusions

  • 9 nights in boutique accommodation
  • Experienced Back-Roads Driver and Tour Leader
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • European breakfast daily (B), 4 evening meals (D)
  • Entrance included to all attractions in the itinerary, including: Salvador Dalí Museum-House, Salt Mountain Cultural Park and Olite Castle

Why Back-Roads Touring

Smaller groups of up to 18

With a maximum group size of 18 people on Europe tours (22 on French barge tours) and 14 people on Asia tours, Back Roads pride themselves on ensuring that each guest has a personalised holiday experience.


On the vast majority of tours we travel by Mercedes or Mercedes Vito mini-coaches, equipped with comfortable seats, air-conditioning and large windows for enjoying the view. With the flexibility to go anywhere a car can, we take the smaller roads through beautiful scenery and get right to the heart of tiny villages and buzzing cities.
Along the way, your Tour Leader can offer intriguing insights about the views we see over the onboard PA system. And, with long drives kept to a minimum, you’ll have plenty of time to stretch your legs and explore sites for yourself.

Scenic back roads not motorways

Winding country lanes. Coastal beauty spots. Breathtaking mountain passes. With luxury mini-coaches that take us along scenic roads beyond the reach of large vehicles, the journey is as much a part of the adventure as the destination.

Authentic Local Experiences

Truly getting to know a destination means stepping off the typical tourist trail. From hidden-gem attractions to local favourites, we take time to seek out genuine experiences that take you to the heart of each spectacular region.

Culinary Discoveries

One of the most enjoyable ways to experience a different culture is to sample the cuisine. From visits to local producers to food and wine tastings and even cooking lessons, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover new flavours.

Hand Picked Boutique Accommodation

Whether it’s a classic country inn or an elegant chateau, each day’s journey ends in a hotel with plenty of character. We opt for accommodation that reflects the personality of the local area, and fits right in with its surroundings.

Leisurely Paced Travel

Forget sunrise starts and long days hopping on and off the bus. We rarely leave before 8.30am and give each stop the attention it deserves – keeping long drives to a minimum. And giving you plenty of time to explore at your own pace.


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