Get swept away by the enchanting coastal city of San Sebastian, shimmering above the breathtaking Concha Bay. This idyllic town is nestled in the heart of Spain’s Basque Country, framed by golden beaches and lush hillsides. It’s known as the Pearl of the North due to its stunning architecture and world-renowned culinary scene.
Your luxurious week-long getaway with five additional people includes a three-night stay at a boutique hotel located in Donosti overlooking iconic La Concha Bay, where each morning will be greeted by breathtaking views of the sea. To start your experience, you will enjoy a variety of Spain’s famous tapas in a private walking tour of the city.
The next day, you will travel to a wine tasting and tour in Rioja, where you will be immersed in its rolling wheat fields, lush green terrain, and exceptional wines. Rioja might be Spain’s second smallest region, but it packs a punch when it comes to their wine, made famous by their Tempranillo grapes. You’ll have a rare opportunity to participate in cellar tastings at two wineries where lunch will also be provided.
From there, you will be chauffeured to Bordeaux, where you will stay for the next three nights at the Villa Victor Louis Hotel. This lavishly restored, 18th century townhouse offers high-end accommodations with large, light-filled rooms, Empire-style chandeliers, and spacious bathrooms. Breakfast is laid out every morning in a grand conservatory overlooking the garden, where the aromas of freshly baked croissants serve as a preview for the spread of breads, organic jams, fruits, and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Your first day will take you to the captivating region of Saint-Émilion, nestled in the heart of the Bordeaux wine region. Immerse yourself in the area’s timeless beauty as you explore its charming, cobbled streets, historic châteaus, and renowned wineries. Perched on one of the many hills that form the Bordeaux wine-growing area, it is the first in the world to be listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste why the region is known around the world for their Merlot-based wines in private cellar tastings from two of the area’s best wineries.
The next day you will visit the charming towns of the Medoc region, where you will revel in the picturesque landscapes of charming chateaus, rolling green vineyards, and one of the most famous wine districts in France. Begin your adventure with a private cellar tasting, where you’ll savor the finest Bordeaux wines and witness the intricacies of the winemaking process firsthand.
To get you excited for your excursion, you are invited to the home of Chris and Thea Upchurch of Upchurch Vineyard for dinner in Woodinville, paired with wines from their cellar. Chris and Thea are well-travelled in the San Sebastian and Bordeaux regions, and they will provide highlights and insight in advance of your trip.
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Thank you: HHT, Upchurch Vineyard
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