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21-28 MAY 2023


This 7 night, hosted tour introduces you to Spain by way of the country’s finest artworks, wines and cuisines as you cross the Iberian peninsula from Madrid to San Sebastian. 

We begin in the glow of the capital, with its promise of Spanish master paintings, old Castillian recipes, sparkling tapas bars and lesser-known wines of the central plateau. That deep red thread of viniculture leads us on to private bodega visits across Ribera del Duero – flourishing home of the tannin-rich tempranillo grape – and on toward the Mediterranean climate of La Rioja. There we’ll stop at three iconic wineries and taste the rich results of their contrasting methodologies. 

Our tour concludes in the Basque Country, where landscape and seascape converge into an extraordinarily fertile gastronomic culture. A deep dive into that heritage brings us to the fishing village of Getaria – a utopia for seafood – and the secret culinary world of a private txoko dining club in San Sebastian. And our adventure ends in that beautiful coastal city with dinner at Martin Berasategui’s triple-Michelin-starred restaurant.


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See the GALLERY from this tour.

Meet your host, joanna wivell

Originally from Yorkshire, UK, Joanna Wivell has always felt a natural attraction to Spain. She lived in Madrid for 19 years, where she first worked in television for the lifestyle channel, Canal Estilo, and then the National Geographic Channel. For the last 16 years, she has been showing visitors Spain with a personal, insider’s view through her company’s Insider’s Travel. Joanna has enjoyed walking on her travels through South America and in Europe. She has a love for flamenco dancing, languages and connecting visitors to Spain.

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