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Wines and landscapes of Northern Spain

///Wines and landscapes of Northern Spain
Wines and landscapes of Northern Spain2016-11-08T10:51:18+00:00

Northspain | Wines | Legends | Seafood | Camino de Santiago

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DAY BY DAY

  • Day 01: After arrival at the airport of Madrid, transfer to the winegrowing region of Ribera del Duero. Accommodation in the town of Peñafiel.

  • Day 02: We will visit the winery and taste wine from the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin. We will also visit the Castle of Peñafiel before continuing our journey to Burgos, where we will visit the impressive Gothic Cathedral and other places in the historical centre. We will pay particular attention to the legendary figure of El Cid Campeador.

  • Day 03: We travel along the Plateau and the Way of St James until we reach the city of León. On the way, we will visit the church of San Martín de Frómista, one of the most important examples of the Romanesque style. In León, we will visit the historical centre, which is known locally as the Barrio Húmedo. We will taste the local wine, El Prieto Picudo, and enjoy a dinner of lamb at an underground winery.

  • Day 04: Today, we will cover a short section of the Way of St James on foot. In Astorga, we visit the Cathedral and the Bishop’s Palace, designed by Gaudí. In the district of La Maragatería, we will enjoy a local cocido. We arrive at the farming district of El Bierzo, with its designation of origin wines. We will visit the winery and taste the local wine, which is made from the Mencía variety. We stay next to the Castle of the Knights Templar in Ponferrada.

  • Day 05: We arrive in Galicia and the Ribeira Sacra, whose gorges mark a landscape of vineyards and mediaeval monasteries. We will taste wine from the Ribeira Sacra Designation of Origin at one of the wineries and take a trip through the impressive gorges on a catamaran. Tonight, we stay in Ourense, which has a well-conserved historical centre.

  • Day 06: We arrive at a countryside of Galician estuaries, more specifically, the Rías Baixas region. Here, next to the sea, the fruity Albariño wine from the Rías Baixas Designation of Origin is grown. We will visit a traditional winery and enjoy a glass of Albariño. We end our journey in Santiago de Compostela, a real open-air museum. Here, we visit the Romanesque cathedral, see University life and the atmosphere created by thousands of pilgrims who arrive at the city each year.

  • Day 07: After breakfast, we travel to the airport of Santiago and that marks the end of our services.

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