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Tours


Unique Northern Spain Tours

Rewarding. Memorable. Reasonable.

Custom crafted around your interests.

Exceptional experiences for your private, small group.

 

 

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Tours


Unique Northern Spain Tours

Rewarding. Memorable. Reasonable.

Custom crafted around your interests.

Exceptional experiences for your private, small group.

 

 

Phone: +1 (eight four four) 667-3977                    CONTACT NOW                  Mail: info(at)northernspaintour.com


 

THE BEST NORTHERN SPAIN TOURS.

 

Private.

For your group only, no one else joins your tour.

Custom.

Crafted around your specific interests.

 

Unique.

No standard tours, each one is different.

Small Group.

From one to six persons, never more.


Rewarding. 

   Memorable. 

Reasonable.



Get more out of Northern Spain.


Each of my Northern Spain tours is custom designed around my clients’ interests and preferences. No two tours are alike. I specialize in delivering unique, memorable and rewarding travel experiences in Northern Spain that you simply could not get on your own, all at a reasonable cost.
— Charles, CXO, Northern Exposure Spain

Tour Area

My tour area covers traditional Northern Spain: bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and Cantabrian Sea and anchored by the Cantabrian Mountain range, including the regions of Galicia, Asturias, Cantabria, Euskadi (Basque Country), Navarra, La Rioja and northern Castilla & Leon (Leon, Palencia and Burgos).  Barcelona and Madrid make great additions to my tours but are not included in my tour area.


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Endless Possibilities

Options


Endless Possibilities

Explore the possibilities below.

No standard tours.  Tell me what you love.

I´ll design your Northern Spain tour guided by your interests.


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Clients Say


Clients Say

Clients Say


Clients Say

I have traveled on six continents...Charles is one of the best guides I have had.
— Trallee D., British Columbia, Canada
 
 
I highly recommend Charles and Northern Exposure Spain for an in-depth but lighthearted tour of northern Spain you won’t forget.
— Dave Y., New Mexico, USA
We experienced places that we did not know existed, and that revealed the magnificent beauty of the region.
— Val and Chris M., New South Wales, Australia
 
 
The trip exceeded our expectations by far. Mollie said [it] was her favorite part of our vacation.
— A-T Family, California, USA
We can say without reservation that our 8 day tour with Northern Exposure Spain was the most satisfying experience/adventure that we have ever had.
— Gene & Gerry K., Texas, USA
 
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Why Northern Spain


Endless Reasons

Why Northern Spain


Endless Reasons


Northern Spain on the Net

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Queimada is a traditional punch of Galicia, Spain, and the ritual surrounding its consumption is known as conxuro da queimada (“the spell of queimada”). While the drink’s origin is unknown, it draws from the cultures of Celtic Druids, the Moors, and Spanish colonies in South America. 

From www.atlasobscura.com

#customs #culture #traditions

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Now into its 19th year, San Sebastian Gastronomika continues to honour the world’s culinary cultures together with the host country’s own variety of regional cuisines. This year India, whose food has settled into Asian, Arabic, and Anglophone nations, took centre stage. 

From www.goodfoodrevolution.com

#food #foodie

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The often overlooked north of Spain is getting more popular as people discover its many attributes, from the misty green landscapes of Galicia to the sandy beaches and laid back resorts in Basque Country. Foodies will love the excellent red wines and scrumptious seafood, and for those adventurous souls, the legendary El Camino de Santiago is the ultimate way to explore this part of Spain.

From www.travelalerts.ca

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Lush green valleys and rugged mountains, sheer cliffs and wild, frothing, slate-grey seas. Bagpipes, baroque cathedrals and the smell of grilled seafood. Galicia, the north-west corner of Spain, is a diverse region, but amid the variety there are two constants: first, it’s one of the best places to eat seafood in the world; and, second, its wild landscape is the most beautiful on the Iberian peninsula.

From priceshall.com

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After spending time in Cantabria, it is clear that passion is what propels many people in this tiny region of Spain - and what has created a place full of verdant vineyards, spectacular palaces and, probably, the most impressive historical site we've ever seen. 
This is where we found passion and inspiration in Cantabria.

From www.alongdustyroads.com

#Cantabria #wine #Altamira

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The design of a deluxe hotel set in the Bardenas Reales Natural Park in Spain's Navarra region is informed by its surrounding semi-desert landscape.  Hotel Aire de Bardenas is a four-star property set on a wheat field within the limits of the natural park and surrounded by greenery along the banks of the Ebro River.

From www.dwell.com

#hotel #unique #boutique

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 Renzo Piano’s new arts centre, Centro Botín in Santander, is designed in two halves, floating above the waterside like a pair of lungs clad in ceramic — and breathing life into the Spanish city
From www.designcurial.com

#architecture #art #city

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Having already been fortunate enough to witness a little of Asturias, a natural paradise squeezed between the highest mountains of the Pico de Europa and the spectacular cliffs and sandy beaches which line the coastline it was difficult to imagine a place even more beautiful.

From www.malloryontravel.com

#Asturias #coast #mountains

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I decided to visit the Basque Country again.  I managed to visit Bilbao, and ended up admiring some of the most incredible contemporary art and architecture in the world, discovering the gorgeous Gaztelugatxe, tasting some delicious local wines and gorging on pinxtos in San Sebastian. Here are a few reasons why I think everyone should visit the Basque Country, and a few tips on how to make the most of it.

From www.myadventuresacrosstheworld.com

#Basque #food #Bilbao

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La Rioja is a Spanish region better known for its oenological and gastronomic activity than for its natural and architectural charm. And the charm is something you will find in every corner, so a route through this part of Spain is highly recommended, even if you are not a wine lover, especially in autumn, when nature overflows with colors and the weather accompanies with many days of sunshine but without the heat of summer.

From www.pieypata.com

#Rioja #wine #food #rural



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Why Northern Spain? And how...

Northern Spain.

A perfect destination?  Possibly.

In the hands of a local expert?  Surely.


Tour Northern Spain with a passionate and proud local who is also a native English speaker.

Your Chief Experience Officer, Charles, bridges cultural gaps for you like no one else can.


Escorted tour itineraries are custom crafted, guided by your interests and preferences.  No one tour is like any other.

Your Northern Spain tour is developed around you, designed and delivered to be the perfect tour, ensuring your experience exceeds your expectations. 


Quite possibly one of the world’s perfect travel destinations.

A place full of beauty and wonder. 

The best way to discover Northern Spain's hidden treasures is on your custom private escorted Northern Spain tour with us. 


Art & Architecture

 Lines between art and architecture blur in Northern Spain.  It’s hard to discern where one ends and the other begins. Iconic structures such as the Guggenheim Bilbao art museum are obvious examples, yet many hidden gems go unnoticed. A Northern Spain art tour or a Northern Spain architecture tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Coast & Mountains

The ocean frames Northern Spain and a mountain chain creates its backbone.  Rivers flow from our snow capped mountains, though dense forests and green hills, down to Spain´s three seas: the Cantabrian, the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.  Your best option is to let us navigate our seemingly endless geography. A Northern Spain coastal tour or a Northern Spain mountain tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Hiking, Active & Adventure

Enjoy your favorite active pursuits with confidence.  The variety of landscapes and terrain in Northern Spain make it the perfect place to get outdoors with hiking to suit all abilities, from mountain, forest, river and coastal trails and more.  Beyond hiking, active and adventure activities are available for you to experience as much thrill as you can take. A Northern Spain hiking tour, a Northern Spain active tour or a Northern Spain adventure tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Local Culture & Traditions

The best way to get closer to traditional life here.  Local cultures and traditions run deep.  Cultural nuances vary from one region of the area to the next, if the mountains and sea tend to form a central axis around which much of traditional life revolves.  Many local customs come as a surprise and can transport you back in time to bygone eras. A Northern Spain local culture tour or a Northern Spain traditions tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Rural & City

Your best option for going from urban to bucolic in no time.   Northern Spain offers stark contrasts between its vibrant historic cities and the bucolic rural areas.  The cities here are generally easy to walk and offer the services you would expect from any modern city.  The rural areas get you away from the hubbub and closer to the tranquility many seek.  A Northern Spain rural tour or a Northern Spain city tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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First World Peace of Mind

  • Very low crime

  • Safe and reliable transportation

  • Trustworthy and accesible banking services

  • Modern and accessible emergency healthcare

 
 

Cave Art & Human Evolution

Northern Spain is home to many of the finest expressions of prehistoric Paleolithic cave art in the world.  Our archaeological sites related to human evolution have yielded over 80% of the world's pre-human hominid bones.  A Northern Spain Paleolithic cave art tour or a Northern Spain human evolution tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Food & Wine

Get a deeper understanding of our culinary and wine making traditions as you indulge in two of life's pleasures.  World renowned chefs shine with their Michelin stars, yet deep rooted traditional foods are the real heroes of Northern Spain's gastronomy.  Rioja leads the charge for Spain, but there are more wine areas with outstanding variety, many of the best unknown to most outside Spain.  A Northern Spain food tour or a Northern Spain wine tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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History & Archaeology

Northern Spain has a storied past.  The historical period here begins with the arrival of the Roman empire over 2,000 years ago.  Even beyond, information gleaned from the rich archaeological sites of the area reconstructs what happened going back over a million years or more of prehistory.  Get the best and most from our past.  A Northern Spain history tour or a Northern Spain archaeology tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Nature, Wildlife & Birds

Northern Spain has a wealth of natural environments for your to get out into, ranging from coast, wetlands, rivers, forests and mountains.  Wildlife is flourishing aided by proper protection and environmental education.  Birding enthusiasts will find opportunities to spot some harder to find species.   Get closer to our open spaces and their residents. A Northern Spain nature tour, a Northern Spain wildlife tour or a Northern Spain birding tour can be a focus for your custom tour.

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Unique Hotels

Whether you simply enjoy a comfortable home away from home while traveling, or prefer boutique hotels, Northern Spain offers everything you can think of in accommodations.   Many properties are one of a kind with defining characteristics that simply can´t be recreated elsewhere.   We take into account your individual preferences and provide your best accommodations options.  The unique hotels of Northern Spain await you.

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What more can you ask for in one destination?

Get everything you should out of your precious time here with the best Northern Spain tour experience available.


The best tour experience available in Northern Spain? Possibly.

Unique, private, small group tours.

Impossible to reproduce on your own.

Rewarding.  Memorable.  Reasonable.

After all, isn't that why you travel?

Book your custom private escorted Northern Spain Tour with Northern Exposure Spain.