tapas tasting in a bar Leon northern spain

Savour Spain one bite at a time during a "tapas" bar crawl

burgos cathedral

Be amazed by the beauty of one of the best Cathedrals in the world in Burgos

parador santiago de compostela room

Imagine yourself sleeping in two of the most beautiful historic hotels in Spain

steaks el capricho northern spain

Picture yourself enjoying "best steak in the world" in a farm house hidden in the back roads of Northern Spain

jamon iberico tasting ham carving master in León Northern Spain

Discover the authentic "Jamón Ibérico" hand carved by knife by a professional.


Travel back in time in León, an ancient town at the heart of the "Camino de Santiago" pilgrimage route

casa gerardo red mullet dish

Enjoy authentic local culinary experiences at carefully selected signature restaurants

centollo crab galicia

Picture yourself scouring local markets for the freshest ingredients

pilgrims santiago de compostela

Immerse yourself into a unique atmosphere in Santiago de Compostela where hundreds of pilgrims arrive every day.

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Day 1

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

  • A guided visit inside Burgos Cathedral, an arquitectural masterpiece
burgos cathedral northern spain

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We begin our time together after a short transfer from the airport at the amazing town of Burgos, with its stunning gothic Cathedral, the resting place of El Cid and located along the world-famous pilgrim route:  "Camino de Santiago".

You will visit Burgos’ 13th-century gothic Cathedral, generally acknowledged to be one of the greatest architectural masterpieces of Spain.

Your gastronomic journey begins with an opportunity to sample the signature dish of the Ribera del Duero region, the delicious "Lechazo": roast lamb slow-cooked using a centuries old technique. Of course, your meal would not be complete with an accompanying red wine from the region.

After feasting on "Lechazo", sampling delicious wines and a look back at our history, it’s time to retire to your hotel to continue your journey through time. A magnificent 14th-century medieval castle awaits you. Sensitively renovated, its stone staircases, opulent ceilings, and luxurious rooms will make you feel like royalty.

Day 2

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

  • A guided sightseeing tour around León
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  • A delicious tapas bar crawl at León old town
tapas tasting in a bar Leon northern spain
  • Jamón Ibérico tasting hand carved by knife by a Master Ham Carver
iberico ham plate

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Your morning starts with a sumptuous breakfast. Then, you will be driven to the next stop: León, a lively town full of history, an important milestone along the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route.

You will go on a sightseeing tour of this charming town full of historical buildings where the world-famous architect Antoni Gaudí designed one of the few works he made outside Barcelona, the impressive palace called “Casa Botines”, an architectural masterpiece.

León is the best town in Spain for a tapas bar crawl. You will dive into this amazing town to discover the biggest concentration of bars in the country where you will enjoy creative and delicious tapas paired with Spanish wines from Rioja and Ribera del Duero world leading wine regions.

You will brush shoulders with the locals to find the best bites in town for a culinary adventure you will treasure forever.

You will rest like a king in a beautifully restored piece of history with all the comforts of the modern world, a 16th-century convent.

But before you retire to your room, you will enjoy a unique and highly personal dining experience: a Jamón Ibérico private tasting hand carved by knife in front of you by a Master Ham Carver.

You will learn how to distinguish all the different types of Hams in Spain and you will taste Jamon Ibérico directly from the knife of a qualified professional. Every paper-thin slice of this delicacy has a unique flavour you will have the chance to enjoy as they melt in your mouth.

Day 3

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

  • A guided visit inside León's Cathedral, an arquitectural masterpiece
  • A private visit to El Capricho Farm-house to learn how oxen are raised to produce the best meat in the world
el capricho farm northern spain
  •  Sightseeing tour of Santiago de Compostela old town 
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After a reinvigorating sleep, a delicious breakfast full of local specialities will be waiting for you to recharge your batteries.

You will start the day with a morning stroll to a tranquil haven that waiting for you to be discovered. World-famous Leon’s gothic Cathedral, one of the greatest Cathedrals in Europe.

A masterpiece dated from the 13th century that will take your breath away. You’ll be transported back in time inside a magical place where you will be touched by the beauty of the sunlight crashing through one of the finest stained-glass windows in the world.

After a short drive you will visit an authentic temple for meat lovers, Bodega El Capricho, a family-run farm house and grill restaurant in a tiny village in the middle of nowhere and acclaimed by the international press like Time, the Guardian, Stern or New York Times to be the best place in the world to eat the perfect steak.

El Capricho’s owner José Gordón raises his own oxen from different Iberian native breeds in a piece of land where you can touch these enormous animals with up to seven feet tall, 1.400 kgs and up to 15 years old.

After a visit to the farm to admire the oxen you will immerse yourself into an unforgettable experience of intense flavours at the restaurant, placed in a cave used hundreds of years ago as a wine cellar.

A grill temple where to eat the best steak in the world, a shrine of smoke and fire in Northern Spain.

After a scrumptious meal, you will be driven to the final stage on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage route : Santiago de Compostela. 

Santiago de Compostela, the capital of the Galicia region, is Northern Spain’s most iconic city. This UNESCO Heritage Site is the final stop on the epic Camino de Santiago pilgrimage trail; 

As soon as you arrive, you will enjoy a sightseeing tour of the old town. Its unique atmosphere, history and cobbled streets draw thousands of visitors each year.

The cherry on the cake to an unforgettable day will be a good night sleep in the world’s oldest hotel. Situated in Santiago de Compostela’s main square, this 15th-century hotel wraps you in opulent luxury.

You will  indulge yourself into the hotel signature restaurant “Restaurante dos Reis” in a historic space housed in what was once the stables for the Royal Hospital, where you can sample traditional Galician cuisine.

Day 4

Exclusive Eat Northern Spain experiences:

  • An early morning visit to Santiago de Compostela's lively farmers' market to discover local delicacies
  • A tour inside Santiago de Compostela's impressive Gothic Cathedral
Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

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After sumptuous breakfast with breath-taking views of Santiago de Compostela's Gothic Cathedral, you will experience an early morning culinary tour of the central farmers' market where colours and aromas combine to create an intoxicating gastronomic experience

There you will find only the most succulent fruit and vegetables, freshest seafood, Galician octopus and the world famous dry-aged Galician Blond Beef.

Your morning will continue with a tour inside Santiago's world famous Gothic Cathedral, and the culmination of the Camino de Santiago for hundreds of pilgrims who arrive every day to hug Apostle Santiago.

After exploring the Cathedral, you will experience a unique and highly personal dining experience that takes you behind the scenes. Taking your seat in the Chef’s kitchen, you’ll relish this Michelin-starred culinary treat. Enjoy a conversation with your Chef as he prepares and cooks your tailored tasting menu in front of you.

A transfer to the airport on time for your flight will be the saddest experience of your memorable stay in Spain.

  • about this tour

What’s included? Everything you need. Plus everything you'd
want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted until you got them.

In a word: everything. In eighty words? A private chauffeur tour guided by an interesting, fun and like-minded travel companion; authentic and innovative local cuisine; world-class local hotels; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery. Travel at your own pace: Our tailor-made holidays are very flexible, allowing you to start road journeys or sightseeing when you choose – within reason.

  • Hotel Accommodation and daily breakfast.
    • Hotel Landa 5*
    • Hotel Colegiata San Isidoro 4*
    • Hotel Parador Santiago de Compostela  5* GL
  • All meals à-la-carte at signature restaurant  and all other meals as indicated in the itinerary (3 lunches + 3 dinners).
    • Casa Ojeda (milk lamb "asador")
    • Tapas bar crawl
    • Private Iberico Ham Tasting
    • El Capricho (Best Steak in the World by the film "Steak Revolution")
    • Dos Reis Restaurant 
    • Casa Marcelo 1* Michelin
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  Guided visit inside Burgos Cathedral, an architectural masterpiece.
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  A guided tapas bar crawl with 4 wines + 4 tapas included in León.
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  León sightseeing tour & guided visit inside León Gothic Cathedral.
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  Jamón Ibérico tasting hand carved by knife by a Master Ham Carver.
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  A private visit to El Capricho farm-house to learn how oxen are raised to produce the best meat in the world.
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  Santiago de Compostela sightseeing tour & guided visit inside its world-famous Cathedral.
  • An Eat Northern Spain Exclusive :  An early morning visit to Santiago de Compostela farmers' market.
  • 24h concierge service during the whole trip.
  • All baggage transportating. 
  • All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service.
  • All currently applicable taxes.

Best time to visit

  • March-November

What to expect

  • A laid-back pace with free time to relax
  • Plenty of scrumptious local food and wine as well as time to really appreciate the dining experience