Spain and France — lands of diversity, excellent cuisine, vibrant culture, and amazing prehistory. TravelQuest has combined all these features, the very essence of these countries, into a special springtime 14-day tour, May 5-19, 2007.
Led by Spanish historian and wine & food expert César Higueras, and assisted by local guides at all caves, we will explore the wine countries of La Rioja in Spain and Bordeaux in France; some of the world’s finest prehistoric cave-art sites including famo ...Show more
us Peche Merle, Niuax, Font de Gaume, and Combarelles Caves and reproductions of Lascaux and Altamira. We’ll also spend time in the charming medieval villages of Santillana del Mar in Spain, and Les Eyzies, La Rocque and Sarlat in France—all the while enjoying the local customs and cuisine these regions are famous for.
We will spend at least two nights in most towns we visit, to really savor their ambience. In the larger cities of Madrid and Bordeaux, we will stay in modern 3-4 star hotels, while during the rest of our journey through the idyllic countryside, we will stay at small inns and guest houses, offering pleasing country-style accommodations.
This tour offers a harmonious blend of a leisurely pace punctuated by exciting sights, from both past and present. If you have ever been intrigued with experiencing Spain and France in a way not seen by most tourists – dining as the locals do, and exploring caves adorned with mysterious art by prehistoric man – this is the trip for you. Space is limited to just 20 travelers, so make your reservation now!