Valdemar Family Northern Spain Food & Wine Tour

      Madrid, Spain

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      Oct 17 - 27, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 12
      Valdemar Family Northern Spain Food & Wine Tour
      Madrid, Spain

      • Facebook verified
      • LinkedIn verified
      2 reviews

      Oct 17 - 27, 2023
      Group size: 8 - 12

      About this trip

      This tour supports Blue Mountain Action Council  (BMAC) through our Community Giving Initiative.

      Experience old-world elegance and thousands of years of wine-making history in Northern Spain’s wine country on this inclusive wine and culinary tour!

      Our trip starts in Madrid and ends in Bilbao, which will take us to Ribera del Duero, the Rioja region and home of Valdemar Family, followed by the Basque Country, home to Europe’s oldest culture, where boundless innovation and modern design blend easily with timeless local tradition. 

      Join us for an exclusive travel experience immersed in the true character of Northern Spain with all its culinary variety, age-old wines, remarkable architecture, natural landscapes, and captivating towns, all at a relaxed and undemanding pace. 

      This travel experience whisks you away from the well-trodden tourist path - you’ll feel catered to and cared for, gaining complete insight into local traditions and lifestyle with all the freedom and luxury of an independent traveler.

      Trip Highlights

      - Spain’s world-famous wine regions: Rioja and Ribera del Duero and the Atlantic coasts most elegant sea-side town, San Sebastian. 

      - Sleep in a 12th century medieval monastery turned hotel, surrounded by vineyards 

      - Exclusive access to wineries 

      - Wine growing and harvest at Bodegas Valdemar

      - Walk the Camino de Santiago 

      - Experience two of the world-famous architect Frank Gehry designed buildings: Marqués de Riscal winery and Guggenheim Bilbao

      - Hands-on cooking class at the Basque Culinary Center

      - Tapas and pintxos bar crawls

      - Savor delicious fresh food at traditional, local restaurants

      COVID-19 and EU Travel

      The impact of COVID-19 and international travel continues to evolve.  The US Embassy website has the most current information for US travelers. 

      Additionally, we are closely monitoring the situation in Eastern Europe and the impacts on travel and safety in the EU.

      InquisiTours will monitor and communicate the most current requirements to ensure our guests have the information they need to make arrangements for any pre-trip requirements (if applicable).

      Travel Insurance and Passports

      WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THE PURCHASE OF TRAVEL INSURANCE, medical and baggage insurance when making the initial deposit for your tour, in order to give yourself peace of mind and to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.  

      While we don’t sell travel insurance directly, we do recommend purchasing travel insurance through Travel Safe. You may also consider AAA or Costco, or protection through your travel agent.

      Payment, Changes and Cancellation Terms

      Due to the upfront commitments arranged for this tour, a non-refundable deposit of $500 per person is required to confirm a booking. Final payment is due 70 days prior to departure. Bookings made within 70 days of the departure date requires full payment.  

      Cancellations-   refunds are based  on full tour price.

       71+ days prior to departure: Deposit retained/non-refundable

      70-30 days prior to departure: 50% of the total cost of the tour is refundable


      Within 30 days of departure: No refunds

      Payment plans are available.  Please contact us directly for more information.

      What’s included

      • Hotels
        3-nights Ribera del Duero, 5-star Monasterio de Valbuena . 3-nights Rioja, 4-star Eurostars Fuerte Ruavieja. 3-nights San Sebastian, 4-star Hotel Boutique Arbaso.
      • Meals
        Most meals, no fixed menus: daily breakfast, 8 lunches, and 5 dinners including wine and drinks
      • Transportation
        Transportation, including airport pick up and drop off
      • Guide
        Fully escorted with an InquisiTours host and an English-speaking guide. Translator services and assistance throughout the trip
      • Activities
        All wine tasting, activities, admissions, and experiences mentioned in the itinerary
      • Concierge
        24-hour concierge services
      • Small Group
        Minimum 8 / Maximum 12 guests
      • Gratuities
        Gratuity for your driver/guide
      • Airfare
      • COVID-19 items
        Such as: COVID testing for the outbound flight and return home flight (if applicable)

      Available Packages

      Wine Club: Per person, double occupancy
      Available until August 15, 20238 left

      Per person, based on two people sharing a hotel room.

      ** If you are not a wine club member, or a if you are a single traveler, please call 888-477-4787 and we can confirm availability with you directly**

      Per person, double occupancy
      Available until August 15, 20234 left

      Per person, based on two people sharing a hotel room.

      Deposit: $1,000
      Wine Club: Single Occupancy
      Available until August 15, 2023only 2 left
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single occupancy
      Available until August 15, 2023only 2 left
      Deposit: $1,000


      Day 1
      Travel/Overnight Flight to Madrid

       Board your overnight flight from the U.S. to Madrid, Spain 

      Your Organizer

      2 reviews
      With over 25 years of land tour and cruise experience, InquisiTours offers deluxe, fully escorted tours throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We place customer service, flexibility, and the Northwest lifestyle at the center of our land tour products. In addition, we offer private and custom touring experiences that cater to our Guests, Agents, and Operators specific requests and interests. With your travel style and budget, combined with InquisiTours expertise, we will create a complete Northwest experience for you!


      First class trip, met and or exceeded all expectations. Great guide, great accommodations wonderful foods and wines. Would definitely book again
      By Maryann B for Valdemar Family Northern Spain Food & Wine Tour on 02 Nov, 2022
      Maryann, it was such a pleasure traveling with you and sharing this experience. We are so happy you found the guides, accommodations and meals exceeded your expectations. Knowing that you would book this trip again is the greatest compliment! We look forward to our paths crossing again soon.
      By InquisiTours on 07 Nov, 2022
      Meticulously planned and well executed, this tour exceeded my (high) expectations. Our savvy guide was informative, his delivery intelligible and often humorous. Our experiences were thoughtfully chosen, varied and engaging. If that were not enough, Robin's professionalism, attentiveness and graciousness fostered a wonderful group camaraderie. If life is about the journey, this one is well worth taking. Oh, the food and wine were really good, too.
      By David J for Valdemar Family Northern Spain Food & Wine Tour on 28 Oct, 2022
      Dave, thank you for the kind and thorough review. We take pride in planning and operating trips that exceed expectations. Your comments confirm that this trip with our small group was as memorable as the as itinerary , and of course the abundant food and wine we sampled. We look forward to traveling with you again and continuing this journey!
      By InquisiTours on 07 Nov, 2022