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Northern Spain Holidays 2024 & 2025

We love northern Spain for its quiet beaches, grape-laden vineyards, traditional fishing towns and vibrant small cities. It's a place where rural lifestyles remain strong, with some of the best food and drink offerings in Spain and stunning walking trails through the varied landscapes. 

The weather isn't always predictable and not everyone speaks English, but if you are looking for active cultural discovery in ever-changing scenery, you'll love it as much as we do.

15 Trips

15 Trips

  • san sebastian la concha bay
    pintox bar san sebastian
    san sebastian basque country town hall
    san sebastian la concha beach
    spain train through countryside
    barcelona harbour view
    la pedrera night visit
    ebiking in barcelona
    tapas olympic pool montjuic barcelona
    eiffel tower view from arc de triomph
    bakery paris france
    eiffel tower view pont alexander iii
    france paris gare de lyon station cafe roof

    San Sebastián, Barcelona & Paris by Train

    • Food & culture
    • Beaches & old towns
    • Includes train travel to London
  • Spain rioja vineyard and san vicente de la sonsierra as background la rioja
    pintxos beer and wine in plaza nueva, bilbao
    Spain basque country bilbao guggenheim man walking
    salinas de anana
    close up of grapes rioja vineyard
    view to la concha bay in san sebastian
    design facade hotel viura in la rioja
    traditional basque cod meal
    tasting red wines at bodega in rioja
    traditional pintxos bar in san sebastian
    driving rioja sunset

    Bilbao, San Sebastián & Rioja Signature Drive

    • Expert local guides
    • Wine to savour
    • Basque flavour & culture
  • la concha bay in san sebastian
    mutriku harbour on sunny day
    laga beach in basque country
    Spain basque country ordizia market mushrooms chestnuts
    guggenheim museum, bilbao
    basque cod traditional food
    hotel on basque coast overlooking sea
    hiking camino del norte trail zumaia flysch coast
    Spain basque country bilbao sunny tapas plaza nueva

    Bilbao to San Sebastián Signature Drive

    • Golden beaches
    • Coastal hikes
    • Packed with Basque flavour
  • Spain picos de europa liebana meadow c dmartin
    llanes beach asturias
    Spain picos de europa valdeon
    mountain goat in cares gorge
    cow fuente de picos
    cares gorge
    Spain picos de europa casa lamadrid exterior
    cave cheese potes
    cows grazing in liebana valley
    picos de europa cheese cave

    Rural Life & Mountain Hikes in the Picos de Europa

    • Grade 4
    • Rural lifestyles
    • Epic scenery!
  • Spain camino de santiago sunflower walker
    Spain leon camino santiago hosteria camino double room 6 c camino
    Spain rioja Camino cereals poppy c dmartin 1
    Spain santiago de compostela view of obradoiro square and cathedral of santiago

    Highlights of the Camino: Pyrenees to Santiago

    • Grade 3
    • Flexible walks
    • Rich history, wonderful atmosphere
  • Spain basque zumaia coast shutter3
    Spain picos de europa liebana santo toribio hikers c diego pura
    Spain burgos camino mostelares itero 2 c dmartin
    Spain camino de santiago santiago plaza obradeiro cathedral facade

    Ultimate Camino: Coast, Hills & Medieval Cities

    • Grade 4
    • Special hotels
    • Pilgrim tales & trails

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