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Steve Bertrand Vacation provides Foods & Wine of Spain & France
10-working day Personal Group Journey
Madrid – San Sebastián – Bordeaux – Paris

Departure: Departs from Chicago on September 17, 2021. $4,899 per particular person with spherical-trip air on United Airways from Chicago O’Hare and which includes all departure and government taxes. Solitary complement is further $999.*


  • Madrid – 2 nights, 4-Star Catalonia Hotel Goya
  • San Sebastián – 2 nights, 4-Star Hotel Monte Igualdo
  • Bordeaux – 2 evenings, 4-Star Novotel Bordeaux Lac
  • Paris – 2 evenings, 4-Star Novotel Tour Eiffel


  • Breakfast day by day, besides working day of arrival
  • 4 lunches and a few dinners
  • Regional wines with all foods
  • The tantalizing Sector of San Miguel in Madrid
  • Dinastia Wine Museum in Haro
  • An evening of pintxos in San Sebastián
  • Boat tour of oyster farms and oyster tasting in Bassin d’Arcachon
  • Wine tasting at a major wine estate in Bordeaux
  • Panoramic tour in Paris
  • Mouth-watering food stroll around Paris
  • Pro regional guides for going for walks excursions and all sightseeing
  • Providers of an English-speaking experienced tour director through
  • Non-public luxury transportation with air conditioning
  • Very first class train from Bordeaux to Paris
  • Check out the Prado Museum and Royal Palace in Madrid
  • Check out the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Lodge porterage of one suitcase per human being
  • Portfolio of documents
  • 24-hour crisis consumer services while in Europe

Be aware: This tour involves walking tours. To get pleasure from this tour, you need to be in great wellbeing and able to stroll realistic distances, generally in excess of unpaved and uneven surface area.

For much more information make contact with: Steve Bertrand at 847-606-6065 or [email protected]

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*Phrases and Disorders: This is a Personal Group Journey centered on a minimum amount of 25 travellers to work. Departure taxes and gasoline surcharges are integrated. Air inclusive premiums are topic to availability and are primarily based on departure from Chicago O’Hare on United Airlines. Not suitable for accrual of regular flyer factors/mileage. Over described accommodations are subject matter to adjust. Cancellations/Variations: Deposit is refundable if cancelled prior to June 4, 2021. Right after final payment day on June 4, 2021, payments are non-refundable.


Day 1 (SEPTEMBER 17) – United states of america / MADRID: Fly transatlantic overnight from the Usa to Madrid, Spain. Supper is served, and in-flight entertainment is furnished.

Day 2 (SEPTEMBER 18) – Get there MADRID, SPAIN: Welcome to Spain! Immediately after clearing customs, enter the arrivals space where you will fulfill your tour director and mentor driver. Make your way to your hotel and enjoy the remainder of your morning and afternoon at leisure in Madrid. This evening get pleasure from a classic meal of roast lamb. Right away in Madrid. (D)

Working day 3 (SEPTEMBER 19) – MADRID: Commence your day with a guided pay a visit to to the unforgettable Prado Museum. One particular of Madrid’s most important sights for quite a few site visitors, the gallery properties exceptional is effective by Spain’s a few fantastic masters: Goya, Velázquez and El Greco. Carry on with an exploration of the opulent Royal Palace where grand rooms are loaded with an eclectic prosperity of art treasures, antiques and an remarkable selection of clocks. From right here it is only a brief wander to the historic districts all around the Plaza Mayor and the great San Miguel market place which has been transformed into a mouth-watering ensemble of tapas bars and outlets. Sample some of these wonderful delicacies for lunch right before spending an afternoon at leisure. (B/L)

Day 4 (SEPTEMBER 20) – LA RIOJA Region / SAN SEBASTIÁN: Vacation north to San Sebastián by way of the planet-renowned La Rioja area, halting in Haro to take a look at the Dinastia Wine Museum, a have to for any wine enthusiast. The sophisticated resort town of San Sebastián is a middle for gastronomy be a part of your manual this evening for a stroll as a result of the Previous Town where each and every bar specializes in distinctive pintxos dishes. Sample a delicious range from ‘bacalao’ (cod) and wild mushrooms to each individual type of ham and sausage possible. Right away in San Sebastián. (B/D)

Day 5 (SEPTEMBER 21) Excursion TO BILBAO & GETARIA: This early morning, travel to Bilbao for a guided visit to the Guggenheim Museum, an amazing feat of design developed by North American architect Frank O. Gehry. Afterwards, proceed to Getaria, identified as the kitchen area of the Gipuzkoa province for the reason that of the quite a few dining establishments and taverns observed here. Stroll the streets of this very fishing village and enjoy a special lunch at 1 of the quite a few ‘asadors’, restaurants recognised for cooking in open up wire mesh baskets on out of doors grills. Return to San Sebastián for overnight. (B/L)

Day 6 (SEPTEMBER 22) – BASSIN D’ARCACHON / BORDEAUX: Journey into France this early morning and quit at the substantial bay, the Bassin d’Arcachon, dwelling to centuries-previous oyster farms. Board a boat for your tour around the bay. Involving sea and sky, admire the emblematic cabins on stilts, traverse the hectares of oyster farms and sail together the waterfront oyster-farming hamlets of the Cap Ferret peninsula Piquey, Le Canon, l’Herbe & la Vigne. Halt at an oyster producer’s cabin for an oyster tasting with white wine, on a waterfront terrace. Later on, proceed to Bordeaux where you get pleasure from a transient guided strolling tour of the town which includes the stylish Area de la Bourse, Location du Parlement & the 13th-century Cathedral of St André. Right away in Bordeaux. (B/Tasting)

Day 7 (SEPTEMBER 23)  – WINE Location OF BORDEAUX: Driving together the ‘Route du Médoc’ nowadays, permit our specialist manual to introduce you to the spectacular landscape of this standard wine-rising land. With far more than 800 ‘crus’ and 8 ‘appellations d’origine contrôlées’, this place provides some of the world’s most renowned wines. Discover far more about the skillful cultivation of these wonderful wines throughout a cellar tour and unique wine tasting at 1 of the region’s top rated estates. Return to Bordeaux for overnight. (B/L)

Working day 8 (SEPTEMBER 24) – BORDEAUX / PARIS:  Board the superior-velocity coach to Paris this early morning prior to enjoying a pleasant panoramic tour of the ‘City of Lights’. See some of the most legendary Parisian sights which include the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe and the Champs Elysées. Continuing to Ile de la Cité, admire the imposing nevertheless beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral. Following examining in to your hotel, proceed your day by checking out the gourmand sights of Paris on a mouth-watering walking tour which consists of a great deal of prospects to sample the city’s irresistible standard pastries and chocolate. The remainder of your night is free of charge. Please notice: Porterage is not readily available at Bordeaux train station. (B/L)

Day 9 (SEPTEMBER 25) – PARIS: Get pleasure from a comprehensive day at leisure in Paris to explore at your have rate. Your Tour Director will have ideas on what to do and see in Paris. This night, appreciate a farewell meal in a regional cafe. (B/D)

Day 10 (SEPTEMBER 26) – PARIS / United states of america: Transfer to the Paris airport to board your homebound flight. (B)

For more info contact: Steve Bertrand at 847-606-6065 or [email protected]