An incredible self drive tour discovering Spain at your own pace, with a rental car and plenty of time to explore cities and landscapes indipendently. This Spain tour will begin in colorful lively Madrid, the capital city, continuing to the Basque Country, where you'll have the chance to get an insight on this unique culture.

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An incredible self drive tour discovering Spain at your own pace, with a rental car and plenty of time to explore cities and landscapes indipendently. This Spain tour will begin in colorful lively Madrid, the capital city, continuing to the Basque Country, where you'll have the chance to get an insight on this unique culture.

During the trip you will have the opportunity to enjoy the typical food and wine specialties of each region. From Toledo to La Rioja and San Sebastian, your journey will end in modern and hectic Bilbao, the perfect conclusion to a memorable adventure.
 

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Trip offered by Silvia Spoken languages: Italian, English, Spanish Travel expert in Spain

Trip summary

  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Departure Madrid
  • End Bilbao
  • Countries
    • Spain
  • City
    • Madrid
    • La Rioja
    • San Sebastián
    • Bilbao
  • Theme Car and motorcycle self drive
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Madrid
    Day 1 Transfer by car

    Arrival and meet your private driver, who will be waiting for you right at the outside gate with a sign on your name for your transfer. Your private vehicle will drive you in best comfort to your hotel without any hassle. Check in at the hotel. Day at leisure.

    Overnight in Madrid.

    Visited places:
    • Madrid
  • 2
    Madrid
    Day 2

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Discover in this walking tour the most emblematic buildings from the Renaissance and Baroque period of Madrid, including the Royal Palace.

    Free afternoon on disposal for personal activities. Overnight in Madrid.

    Visited places:
    • Madrid
  • 3
    Toledo, the city of three cultures
    Day 3 Transfer by train

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Travel by high speed in one of the Spanish comfortable trains. In only half an hour you will arrive in Toledo, the city of the Three Cultures. Estimated travel duration: 30 min.

    Enjoy a half day private tour to explore the monumental city of Toledo, formerly the Spanish Empire capital. Admire the city´s outstanding views over River Tagus and start with a nice walking tour of Toledo with your expert local guide, entering to the old quarters to visit the City Hall Square and discover the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and the City Hall. We´ll continue our walk through the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets to visit the Church of St. Tomé, with the very famous painting of El Greco The Burial of Count Orgaz and the old Synagogue of St. Maria la Blanca, which remain as a symbol of the coexistence of the Three Cultures.

    After your tour, jump back on the train to return to Madrid. Overnight in Madrid.

    Visited places:
    • Madrid
  • 4
    Madrid - La Rioja
    Day 4 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Pick up your rental car at the Avis desk and start driving towards La Rioja. Upon arrival to your hotel in La Rioja, check in at your hotel. Free evening at your leisure.

    Overnight in La Rioja.

    Visited places:
    • Madrid
    • La Rioja
  • 5
    La Rioja
    Day 5 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Enjoy a full day private tour and explore the famous Rioja Wine area, essential for wine lovers, visiting two outstanding wineries with tastings included. Meet your private driver and explore this unique and privileged region with its monumental medieval villages and 12,000 hectares of vineyards offering some of the world´s best wines.

    During this day you will enjoy two wine tours at different wineries. Lunch in a good local restaurant with a set menu included.Overnight in La Rioja.

    Visited places:
    • La Rioja
  • 6
    La Rioja - San Sebastian
    Day 6 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.After breakfast and checking out from your hotel, drive towards San Sebastian. Overnight in San Sebastian.

    Visited places:
    • La Rioja
    • San Sebastián
  • 7
    San Sebastian
    Day 7 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Enjoy a private culinary tour in San Sebastian with the company of your local guide, a unique experience through the picturesque streets of this lively city. In every neighborhood you'll notice scores of establishments- some traditional, some offering original and innovative gastronomic jewels, some exhibiting tempting delicious counters.

    Explore its old town between the sea and the River Urumea, the marina and the fishermen's district. Looking at the sea, is the old Casino, nowadays the City Hall from where an elegant promenade with railings and street lamps runs along beautiful La Concha Beach.

    Free afternoon and overnight in San Sebastian.

    Visited places:
    • San Sebastián
  • 8
    San Sebastian - Bilbao
    Day 8 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    After breakfast and checking out from your hotel, drive towards Bilbao. After checking in at your hotel, explore Bilbao in the company of your private official tour guide. Let your expert guide you inside the secrets of the city and immerse yourself in the history and culture of the city. As the guide is your entire disposal, you may decide to make as many stops as you deem necessary to best enjoy your day. Feel free to ask as many questions as you like!

    The Guggenheim Museum was designed by the North American architect Frank o. Gehry, the building is composed by a series of interconnected volumes; some of them are limestone- coated orthogonal shapes while others are curved and twisted shapes in a metallic titanium skin. These volumes are linked by glass curtain walls for remarkable transparency throughout.

    Overnight in Bilbao.

    Visited places:
    • San Sebastián
    • Bilbao
    Accommodation offered:
  • 9
    Bilbao
    Day 9 Transfer by car

    Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, head to the airport and drop off your rental car at the Airport office. End of tour.

    Visited places:
    • Bilbao
  • Prices and conditions

    Price includes
    • 8 nights’ accommodation according to itinerary on standard room basis with buffet breakfast included
    • Private transfers from Madrid airport to Madrid hotel
    • Small Group Gastronomic and History
    • 2nd class train tickets from Madrid to Toledo 
    • 2nd class train tickets from Toledo to Madrid
    • Taxi transfer from Toledo Train Station to Toledo City Center
    • Small Group Shared Madrid Walking Tour Hapsburg Madrid with Royal Palace entrance fees
    • Private Toledo Walking Tour with entrance fees to Cathedral and Sto Tome Church
    • Private Car Rental from Day 4 to Day 9
    • Private La Rioja Car disposal with Driver-Guide for Wine Tour with 2 Winery Visit with Tasting and Lunch in La Rioja
    • Private San Sebastian Culinary Delight Walking Tour with Licensed Local Guide with 3 Drinks and 3 Pintxos
    • Private Bilbao City Tour and Guggenheim Museum with Entrances Fees and Licensed Local Guide
    • All travel documents
    • Round the clock telephone assistance while travelers stay in Spain
    Price does not include
    • International flights
    • Meals not specified on the itinerary
    • Gratuities to drivers, guides, restaurants and any other personal services.
    • Any other service not mentioned above.