Spain in the Quiet Season: Barcelona to the Basque Country

March 1 – 11, 2019

Off-Season Travel Special:  Price includes airfare!

Discover Spain during its quiet season. It’s the perfect time of year to discover beautiful Barcelona, and the lesser-visited Basque Country. Enjoy 4 days / 4 nights in Barcelona as we immerse ourselves in this ancient city that pulsates with modern energy.  Then, spend 4 days / 4 nights in the Basque country as we explore walled towns, dramatic landscapes, the distinctive cuisine of the region, and a true jewel of this legendary and independent region – Bilbao.

Trip highlights:

  • Vibrant Barcelona and its rich culture, modernista architecture, and cuisine
  • Day excursion to Montserrat – majestic mountain monastery complex
  • Backroads exploration of Spain’s mesmerizing País Vasco - Basque Country
  • Bilbao and its architectural gem, the Guggenheim Museum
  • Medieval villages in the heart of Spain’s La Rioja wine region

Trip price:  $4,475 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $700); price includes all airfare and transportation within Spain; 9 nights lodging and breakfasts in high standard inns; 4 lunches and 4 dinners; i.e breakfast and one full meal each day, all touring per the itinerary.  Price does not include alcohol, optional activities, other meals, or optional trip insurance.

Click here for trip itinerary and registration form.


Chumley’s take: Off-season travel is the time to visit southern Europe.  Weather can be nice, the locals are in a relaxed mood.  Any way you slice it, it’s the most authentic experience.


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