Explore Northern Spain

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Tour Dates March 18-27, 2023

 

Contact Katie (katie@barndoorcw.com) to reserve your place or to ask any questions.

Explore the rich

culture of

Northern Spain 

This amazing region of Europe has deep historical roots and is abundant with a thriving local food culture.  Join us to learn, listen, taste and experience.

Map of Northern Spain

Itinerary 2023

10 days, 9 nights

We meet in Madrid and travel north to Asturias to visit cities with histories that date to Roman times.  We'll visit cheese makers and cider houses that support important regional food traditions.

Then we head eastward to the Basque Country for  gastronomic delights, visits to the Bay of Biscay, and interactions with the unique culture and people of this country.

Click here for a sample itinerary.

Questions or comments? 

Contact Katie  

katie@barndoorcw.com

or via phone at 

828-484-1586

Logistics 2023

We provide:

  • 9 nights lodging

  • Transportation between cities

  • Most meals* (all breakfasts, 6 main meals, 5 light meals)

  • Visits to museums, creameries, cider houses, and historical sites

  • One-of-a-kind interactions with people involved in the local food movement

You provide:

  • Travel to and from Madrid

  • Travel insurance

  • Any Covid 19 related documentation such as vaccination records and negative test results.

  • A sense of adventure and curiosity

*Please note that meals in Asturias and the Basque Country are traditionally meat-heavy.  Most cheese in these regions is not vegetarian.

2023 Pricing

Our pricing for small group tours (8 people maximum) is structured to cover most travel costs to meet the needs of our guests for a comfortable trip.  We also provide time for guests to be on their own as well as make some of their own dining choices during the tour.

$3250/person/dbl occupancy

Single occupancy add $500

 

Price increases if we do not meet our 8 person maximum.

 

Contact Katie for more information.

Reserve Your Place Now

$200 deposit to secure your spot

and cost. 

Contact Katie 828-484-1586

katie@barndoorcw.com

Photos from past tours

Cheese Stall at Tolosa Market
Cheese Stall at Tolosa Market

Cheese Stall at Tolosa Market

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Pouring Asturian Cider
Pouring Asturian Cider

Pouring cider in Oviedo

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Clever Basque Graffiti
Clever Basque Graffiti

Clever Basque Graffiti

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Tree-lined street in Bermeo
Tree-lined street in Bermeo

Tree-lined street in Bermeo

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Bermeo
Bermeo

Bermeo

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Villaviciosa, Asturias
Villaviciosa, Asturias
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Villaviciosa, Asturias
Villaviciosa, Asturias
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Arantxa selling her cheese at Tolosa
Arantxa selling her cheese at Tolosa

Arantxa selling her cheese at Tolosa Market

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Cider Alley Oviedo
Cider Alley Oviedo

Visiting Cider Alley in Oviedo

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A feast in Cider Alley
A feast in Cider Alley

A feast in Oviedo Cider Alley

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A Tour of Trabanco Cider House
A Tour of Trabanco Cider House

Learning about Asturian cider making at Trabanco Cider House

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Barrel storage entrance
Barrel storage entrance

Visiting the tunnel at Trabanco

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Asturian Cider from the barrel
Asturian Cider from the barrel
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Cheesemaker Cristina
Cheesemaker Cristina

Learning about cheese making at Quesos Artesanos Rebollín

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Making Cheese, Quesos Artisanos Rebo
Making Cheese, Quesos Artisanos Rebo

Gearing up to help Cristina and her team make cheese

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Quesos Artisanos Rebollín
Quesos Artisanos Rebollín
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Quesos Artisanos Rebollín
Quesos Artisanos Rebollín

Helping to make cheese

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Oviedo at night
Oviedo at night

Oviedo

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Basque Country Mountains
Basque Country Mountains
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From the top of Gaztelugatxe
From the top of Gaztelugatxe
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