Monasteries & Wine
9 Days Self-Drive Program
Through the wine regions & the Monasteries of El Camino
Ribera de Duero – La Rioja – Burgos – Leon – Santiago de Compostela
When the body of the apostle Saint James (Santiago) was discovered at the beginning of the 9th century in this remote region of the then known world, no one could have imagined that the location of the discovery would become, along with Rome and Jerusalem, one of the most important pilgrim sites in the Christian world. When Jerusalem fell into hands of the “infidels” in 637 A.D., Santiago de Compostela took on even more importance for devote Christians.
Your “pilgrimage” will take you west across the northern part of the peninsula paralleling the Cantabrian Sea, a route that is a delight to the senses: the countryside, the people, the medieval villages and cities.
It would be difficult not to forget the strong mystical nature of this trip as its history seems to be written on every rock, tree and crossroad and it is easy to imagine and share the supreme joy and reverence of those pilgrims, of today and centuries past, who have trekked the length of the route and finally arrived at the massive doors of one of the most spectacular Romanesque cathedrals of the Christian world, Santiago de Compostela. The route will drive across the most known wine regions in the world: Rioja and Ribera del Duero wineries, where we will arrange visits to some of the most prestige wineries for you!
The initial price includes the rental car for 9 days and 8 nights accommodation. All Taxes (VAT) Included
If you are planning to drive through this area and you are interested in our preliminary program and quote, please contact us so we will provide you shortly with a final itinerary including our suggested ted accommodations, things to do, route, prices and terms
Best Time to Visit:
From late March to early November every year. But the months of May, June, September and October will be our fav.
€ 850(*) The prices are per person based on a double/twin room.
- Our most popular itineraries for exploring the great cities of Spain connected by train.
- Ideal for individuals, families and small groups
- Flexibility in scheduling and budget
- We can book all your transportation and accommodations
- We can provide expert guides in each city you visit
- We can adjust or expand tours to meet your needs
We are experts at finding the perfect lodgings to meet your needs, from luxury hotels to stays in apartments, historic buildings, bed and breakfasts and ancient farmhouses. On our web site, we list some of our favourite places to stay. Prices vary according to season. Accommodation bookings are provided as part of our custom travel packages. We can also make a la carte reservations for multi-day stays.
- 9 days of car rental.
- 8 nights of accommodation in charming hotels during the package.
- Personal attention and information of what goes on each city (music, restaurants and local tapas bars and taverns).
- 24 hours of assistance during your stay.
- (*) Optional Private guided Tour with our Insider at an extra fee.
(*) Booking Conditions:
Please use our Custom Travel Form to share your travel needs with us. The more detail you provide, the closer we can come to creating the perfect trip. Once we receive your initial travel information we will respond to you within two working days with a suggested itinerary, tours and accommodations, along with a quote for the total cost. We'll continue to work with you as needed until you agree that you have the perfect trip. In most cases, at that time, we will ask for a 25% deposit by credit card or wire transfer and will begin making all reservations.Full payment is due 15 days before your arrival, either by credit card or wire transfer.
(*) Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel at least 15 days before your scheduled arrival, we will refund 40% of the deposit. If you cancel less than 15 days before your scheduled arrival we cannot refund the deposit. If you have already paid in full, we will provide a refund minus the deposit.