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NC3 Taste of the North

NC3 Taste of the North

NC3 Taste of the North Overview

Basque Country - Rioja - Cantabria. Taste of the North - A shorter route with gastronomy, wine, culture, mountains and sea - indulge yourself! Fly or Ferry to Bilbao or Santander Flexible start dates. This 7 night trip costs from £550

A compact route covering some northern Spain highlights in a journey full of contrasts yet without too much driving.


You're certainly in for a gastronomic treat, with the famous 'Nueva Cocina Vasca' and world class wines from La Rioja and much more besides. And it's not all about the food - here you'll find dramatic mountain scenery, fantastic beaches and a wealth of art and architecture, not least in Frank Gehry's famous Guggenheim Museum.

Find out more about the Bilbao, Rioja & Cantabrian coast

Reviews of this holiday

NC3 Taste of the North by Mr R S 19, 18 Jul 2019
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A three centre holiday tour starting in Bilbao with the Guggenheim - moving to the vineyards of Roija and the medieval delights ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Rowland, 25 Jun 2019
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Portsmouth to Bilboa then hotels and a cottage in La Rioja and Cantabrica. Just the right of amount of driving and the distances ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by CJ Herts, 9 Oct 2018
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Excellent detailed arrangements and directions throughout the tour which was put together according to our wishes.. Hotels ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Biscotti, 22 Jun 2018
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A fantastic holiday in 3 different areas. Bilbao was a nice city for a bit of culture. The castle hotel was more than we ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Rog, 25 May 2017
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Fly/drive tour of northern Spain with three prearranged hotels in Laguardia, Santillana del Mar and Bilbao. Travel directions ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Charlie , 12 May 2017
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Casas Cantabricas organised our self-drive holiday to Bilbao, Santillana del Mar and Laguardia in the Rjoca region. The ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Katie, 14 Sep 2016
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Ferry Portsmouth to Santander thoroughly enjoyable experience - comfortable and excellent food and service. Stunning scenery ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Karen H, 23 Aug 2016
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Our 10 day tour of northern Spain included 2 nights in each of 5 locations staying in small hotels / B&Bs, all of which ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Claymires, 12 Jul 2016
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This was a 10 night holiday to Northern Spain in June 2016, taking in Asturias, Cantabria and Rioja. We stayed in 5 different ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Eva from Scotland, 1 Sep 2015
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This was the first time my husband and I had visited Northern Spain. We had booked a self-drive holiday that included overnight ... read more

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NC3 Taste of the North by Mr R S 19, 18 Jul 2019
Traveller rating:

A three centre holiday tour starting in Bilbao with the Guggenheim - moving to the vineyards of Roija and the medieval delights ... read more

NC3 Taste of the North by Rowland, 25 Jun 2019
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Portsmouth to Bilboa then hotels and a cottage in La Rioja and Cantabrica. Just the right of amount of driving and the distances ... read more