Itinerary Highlights

  • Spend a blissful day exploring the Islas Cíes archipelago
  • Visit the only city in the world surrounded by intact Roman walls
  • Stay in a 16th-century palace
  • Enjoy the pintxo bars of San Sebastián
  • Visit the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture
  • Spend time exploring and tasting the products of many local wineries

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Editor’s Itinerary

Duration: 14 Days

Spain is a perennial favorite with Andrew Harper members, and with good reason. I always feel excited to have an excuse to return. Most travelers focus on Madrid, Barcelona and Andalusia in the south. But this time I turned north to Galicia, a Celtic region that in some ways has more in common with Brittany or Ireland than it does with the rest of the country. I’ve lost count of my visits to Spain, but this trip still felt like a journey into the unknown.

The 14-day itinerary below makes for a delightful road trip across northern Spain, one that partially intersects with the 500-mile-long Camino de Santiago, one of the world’s most famous pilgrimage routes. It also encompasses the dramatic coast; the magnificent cathedral cities of Santiago de Compostela, León and Burgos; and the great wine region of Rioja.