Northern Spain self drive vacation

Your route’s your own on a Northern Spain self drive vacation. But expert tips on getting the most from your experience are never far away. Personalised recommendations on restaurants, vineyards and activities benefit local communities while helping you get an authentic cultural immersion.
Northern Spain self drive vacation Picos de Europa Liébana valley Fuente Dé cable car Santo Toribio de Liébana Santander La Rioja Alavesa Guggenheim Bilbao San Sebastian Basque Country
Price
1090To1490 excluding flights
Duration
7 Days
Type
Tailor made
Reviews
More info
Price per person.
12 nights at premium hotels, daily breakfast, carrental, entrance to Guggenheim.
Digital travel guide with recommendations for restaurants, sightseeing, driving directions and much more. Optional: Extended stays.
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Description of Northern Spain self drive vacation

Price information

1090To1490 excluding flights
Price per person.
12 nights at premium hotels, daily breakfast, carrental, entrance to Guggenheim.
Digital travel guide with recommendations for restaurants, sightseeing, driving directions and much more. Optional: Extended stays.
Make enquiry

Departure information

This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements

Travel guides

Picos de Europa
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Spain
The Spanish must be laughing. For half a century, tourists have colonised the beaches, the bars, the islands and city centers, thinking this is “Spain...

Reviews

3 Reviews of Northern Spain self drive vacation

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Reviewed on 05 Oct 2022 by

Burgos was a revelation. Very pretty small town that had much to do and was great to walk through. Read full review

Reviewed on 09 Oct 2018 by

We enjoyed many elements of the vacation. The city highlight was probably the Guggenheim area in Bilbao... Enjoyable & relaxing. We had good weather which, as always, is a great help. Read full review

Reviewed on 21 Sep 2015 by

It was great and will recommend to my family and friends. There are so many things to discover and the only way to see them is via driving....so if more people will opt to do a self-drive tour...more tourist will go to the area. Read full review

Responsible Travel

As the pioneers of responsible tourism, we've screened this (and every) vacation so that you can travel knowing it will help support the places and people that you visit, and the planet. Read how below.

Planet

All of our travels are individual, tailor-made vacations, which basically give our guest the chance to discover Northern Spain their way.
In many aspects Northern Spain is less developed, tourism wise, than southern Spain. This is, however, a considerable competitive parameter, as the experiences get unique. We spend a lot of time finding the most interesting, most knowledgeable and most service-minded partners in the area, to help us to give our guests truly exceptional vacation in Northern Spain.

This roundtrip is (initially) made in a smaller environmental friendly car. Some of the areas you visit are home to endangered animals, like birds and bears, and its important to be aware of each person's responsibility towards maintaining this unique environmental status of each area. Before your departure, you will receive a guidebook which includes guidance and requirements on how to get the most out of the experience and, at the same time, respect the animals and the nature.

Furthermore, its not only an interesting and authentic way to see Northern Spain, but at the same time you have the chance to support the local communities and their small-scale productions.

Using this approach, we are able to offer whale-, brown bear-, bird- watching, fishing from a fishing boat, collecting and preparing local food and gastronomy with ecological products, sustainable wine-tourism etc. Each local person assisting us, is truly enthusiastic about his/her field and by working with these people, we support the activity, the animals, the park or the local community, as most of the guides as well are archaeologists, ornithologists, geologists, restaurant owners, local farmers etc.

We are proud to be able to develop and support small societies and not least enthusiastic people that make a difference, and that support and commit to our environmental values.

People

Our guests typically look for a different experience and an alternative to large-resort-commercial-travels. The peacefulness, the small villages, the local food, “secret” beaches and amazing mountain hikes and not least 100% customised pilgrimage are keywords in our philosophy and daily work visiting and discovering new places for our guests.

All of our guest receive, prior to departure, a comprehensive guidebook describing norms and hints, how to get the most out of their vacation.
In this guidebook we describe our recommendation on where to find local craftwork, where to find smaller interesting museums as well as tips for the larger ones.
We describe as well how to experience things, which are impossible to find for foreigners, like how and where to witness the local wildlife in a respectful manner.
Local gastronomy is an important part of the local culture, and across Northern Spain, the variety is great and very exciting. We intent always to be up-to-date on the best local restaurants, and we guide you through local dishes, wines etc.

Our office is located in the heart of Northern Spain, in the old historic town of León. Our prime focus is to show our guests the most authentic, most beautiful and loveliest parts of Northern Spain.

We always share our guest’s experiences with the hotel and other collaborations partners we work with, to help develop local tourism into a sustainable and healthy destination, that is differentiated from similar areas in Spain, Italy and France.

Its important for Us to give our guests an experience that is not reachable in other parts of Europe, though showing the real local life and hidden places. We cant wait to welcome you to Northern Spain.

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