Barcelona, Navarra and Bilbao
Olive oil route
This specialized Architectural Tour gives an insight about the phenomenal works of one of the most influence Asian architect, Geoffrey Bawa.
Day 01 – Arrival in Colombo. Onward to Kandy
Arrive in Colombo by an early morning flight. Meet our local representative at the airport and proceed to Kandy. Upon arrival in Kandy, check-in to the hotel and proceed in the afternoon to visit the Temple of tooth relic and Gem Museum. Overnight stay in Kandy.
Day 02 – Kandy - Colombo
Have a delicious breakfast and post that check-out from the hotel. Later visit the Peradeniya Garden. Continue your journey to Colombo, en-route visit Pinnawela Elephant Orphanage. Check-in to Colombo hotel and overnight stay.
Day 03 – Colombo
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel and proceed for your visit to Geoffrey Bawa’s residence 33rd Lane Colombo. Evening visit the University of Moratuva (City School of Architecture) prior approvals to be taken.
Day 04 – Colombo
Have a delicious breakfast and post that visit the Gangarama Budhhist Temple and Nelum Pokuna Mahinda Rajapaksa Theatre. Afternoon commence a city tour of Colombo.
Day 05 – Colombo - Bentota
Enjoy a scrumptious breakfast at the hotel post that check-out of the Colombo hotel and proceed to Bentota. En-route visit Sri Lankan Parliament Complex (prior approval to be taken to witness the interiors). Check-in to the hotel and overnight in Bentota.
Day 06 – Bentota
Post breakfast, visit the Bawa’s Avani Bentota hotel. Afternoon visit to Bawa’s Lunuga Ganga Gardens. Overnight stay in Bentota.
Day 07 – Departure
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and proceed to Galle for an excursion and later get transferred to the airport for the departure flight.
Acommodation type
03 Star/ 04 Star/ 05 Star
Tentative Price
Tentative price for the above package is on request
  1. Accommodation at above mentioned hotel type with all meals starting with lunch on day 01 and ending with lunch on day 07th.
  2. Transportation in an air-conditioned Coach with the service of an English speaking guide.
  3. City / shopping tour of Colombo / Kandy / Bentota / Galle.
  1. Air-fare
  2. Tourist Visa Fee
  3. Travel Insurance Fee
  4. Early check-in or late check-out fee
  5. Any extra meal not specified
  6. Entry fees to the sightseeing sites
  7. Optional Activities if any
  8. Tips
  9. Personal Expenses
  10. Anything not specified in the above mentioned inclusions
Terms and Conditions
  1. Above details and schedule mentioned are based on current availability only.
  2. Day to day program might change based on weather condition or any unforeseen situation caused.
  3. Once the date of the travel and number of passengers are fixed, the final cost will be given to you.
Barcelona · Zaragoza · Pamplona · Rioja · Bilbao
Day 1 - Barcelona
Arrival at airport and transfer to the hotel. Later in the afternoon you are free to relax. Overnight at the hotel in Barcelona.
Day 2 - Barcelona
Breakfast at the hotel. Post that proceed to visit the old quarters of Barcelona and put a focus on modernism and the gothic style of the city. during our half day walking tour through the gothic quarters of the city we will discover narrow streets and quiet corners. the gothic quarter houses a vast collection of civil and religious buildings: the cathedral, the City History Museum, Placa Sant Jaume (which houses the city hall and the headquarters of the Catalan government) and many more over the time many small palaces were built and some of them are housing important museums like the Picasso museum. another important monument is the Church of Santa Maria, which is the only finished church in Catalan gothic style. We will also take a look at the modernist buildings which were mostly designed by Antoni Gaudi. Gaudi was one of the most representative and well-known architects with work as Casa Mila, Casa Batlló, Park Güell and the famous Sagrada Familia, which is still unfinished today. Afterwards, it could be a nice option to have dinner at the old harbour of Barcelona, which is the home of numerous excellent fish and seafood restaurants. Overnight at the hotel in Barcelona.
Day 3 - Barcelona – Zaragoza
Breakfast at the hotel and check out in the morning, post that get transferred to Barcelona train station to take the train to Zaragoza. Upon arrival get transferred to hotel and check in then, we start a half day city tour, enjoying a panoramic view over the former Expo area and seeing some magnificent new architecture. then, we will visit the cathedral, some Roman remains and other interesting places the old quarter has to offer although only fragments of Roman times remain until today, the Roman style still forms the centrepiece of a quartet of well-designed museums where the visitor can see the archaeological remains of the ancient Roman colony of Caesar Augusta. Overnight at the hotel in Zaragoza.
Day 4 - Zaragoza - Pamplona
Breakfast at the hotel. check out and transfer to Zaragoza train station to take the train to Pamplona. Post that proceed for a half day Pamplona sightseeing to visit the main spots of San Fermines and its impressive bullfight ring the festival of San Fermín, celebrated in the city of Pamplona (Navarre), is a deeply-rooted celebration held annually from July 6th 8am - when the opening of the fiesta is marked by setting off the pyrotechnic “chupinazo” accompanied by music - to midnight July 14th - with the singing of the “Pobre de Mí” song its most famous event is the Encierro, the running of the bulls, and the biggest day is July 7th, when thousands of people accompany a replica of the statue of Saint Fermin along the streets in the old part of Pamplona. Overnight at the hotel in Pamplona.
Day 5 - Pamplona
Breakfast at the hotel. Post that visit the Oteiza Sculpture Museum in the surroundings of Pamplona. The Oteiza museum houses the personal collection of the reputed sculptor and multi-faceted artist Jorge Oteiza (Orio 1908- San Sebastian, 2003), comprising 1.650 sculptures, 2.000 pieces from his experimental laboratory and a wide range of drawings and collages. it is located in the rural setting of Alzuza, 9km from Pamplona, and exhibits a representative selection of the work of the Basque artist, one of the 20th century’s most significant sculptors and the museum is also the work of Francisco Javier Sáenz de Oiza, who designed a large red concrete cube to house the sculptor’s collection and connected it to the house which Jorge Oteiza lived in for two decades, now renamed house-workshop. The renovated house and the museum exhibition form a tour comprising three basic areas, inhabited and shaped by the artist himself: the laboratory focusing on the creative process and work of the artist, the house where the artist lived and thought; and the workshop where now art workshops are held for children. And in the afternoon we visit a family-run wine cellar, producing quality wine, extra virgin olive oil from Arbequina and Agraz-Verjus (verjuice). afterwards you will have time to enjoy a typical pintxos dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Pamplona.
Day 6 - Pamplona – Rioja - Bilbao
Breakfast at hotel and check out from the hotel. Post checking out dive to Rioja’s wine district and visit two wine cellars. both have a special focus on architecture. the first winery is situated in a modern glass building at the foot of the mountains, producing high quality wine from sustainable vineyards. the second winery was founded in 1858 and expanded significantly since then. in the area around Elciego it cultivates Tempranillo, Graciano, Cabernet Sauvignon and Mazuelo grapes and is also known for its special building designed by Frank O. Gehry. Post lunch drive to Bilbao where we check-in at the hotel. Later in the afternoon and evening at leisure and time to enjoy a farewell pintxos dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bilbao.
Day 7 - Bilbao
Breakfast at the hotel and proceed to check out. Post that proceed for a half day sightseeing tour, having a stroll through the old quarters of Bilbao, and visit the Guggenheim Museum the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a modern and contemporary art museum designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry. it is built along the Nervión river which runs through the city of Bilbao to the Atlantic coast. the Guggenheim Museum is one of several museums belonging to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation. the museum features permanent and visiting exhibits featuring works of both Spanish and international artists in the streets of the old quarters you can find the main features of the city: the antique shops, Santiago Cathedral, the ethnographic, historical and archaeological museums and the pintxos around its first "seven streets" (Las Siete Calles, popular name of the area). Later get transferred to Bilbao airport.
Sevilla · Málaga · Granada · Córdoba · Toledo · Madrid - 9 nights
Day 1 - arrival - Sevilla
Transfer from airport to the hotel Overnight at hotel in Sevilla.
Day 2 - Sevilla
Breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast proceed for a half day Sevilla sightseeing. Sevilla is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Andalusia, southern Spain. the city is a historical masterpiece full of Islamic monuments, gardens and flamenco festivals. the legend says Sevilla was founded by Hercules. visitors will see the splendid Torre del Oro (gold tower) built by the Almohad dynasty as a watchtower and defensive barrier on the river. other sights to be visited are the Puente de San Telmo, the Universidad de Sevilla, the Plaza de España, the Basilica de la Macarena and many more! Overnight at hotel in Sevilla.
Day 3 - Sevilla – Molino “El Vínculo”
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast today you will visit the olive oil mill Molino “El Vínculo” and have an olive oil tasting. Molino "El Vínculo" is a historic olive oil mill, which up to the present time produces extra virgin olive oil in the traditional way. the oil mill was built in 1755 by Pedro de Peñalver y Castroverde, a nobleman from Zahara and member of the Real Maestranza de Caballería de Ronda. it was his predecessor, Pedro de Peñalver y Balcárcel who, in 1640, first milled olives here and who started to plant the area with olive trees as a substitute for the existing grape vines. even today, odd vine can be found between the olive trees and some olive groves still bear names such as "Las Viñas Viejas" (the old vineyards) and "El Puerto de las Viñas" (the vine port) amongst others, the sights are The cathedral: this gothic cathedral was built in 1528 and was never finished; Gibralfaro Castle: overlooking the city this 11th century Moorish castle houses one of Malaga’s Paradores and The Picasso Foundation on the Plaza de la Merced, where the most universal of all painters was born on October 25th 1881. Post the sightseeing check-in and overnight at hotel in Malaga.
Day 4 - Malaga - Granada
Breakfast at the hotel. Post that go for a sightseeing and on the way to Granada we stop at the Museo Almazara de las Laerillas the olive pressing installation of Las Laerillas is the oldest olive mill in Spain. initially owned by Francisco Zayas Delgado, it came under the possession of the San Fernando Rey de España y San Francisco de Asis de la Casa Zayas Osorio-Calvache Foundation in 1979. both, the building that houses the museum and the olive mill date to the 14th century. from the 14th to the 19th century, the village of Niguelas was famous for its olives, as well as for the production of olive oil. exhibited in this museum are a water-powered olive mill, as well as all the objects that were used in the production and storage of olive oil, such as jugs, jars, oil lamps, weighing scales, etc. the stable where the animals that operated the olive press were housed can also be seen. Afterwards we continue to Malaga, where we visit the most representative spots of the city.known as the capital of Costa del Sol, Malaga is the major coastal city of Andalusia. it was founded by the Phoenicians more than 3000 years ago and later conquered by Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors. Malaga has a colourful history which is well preserved in its monuments and remains around town. Today Malaga is a cosmopolitan city, which apart from the tourist industry, has Spain’s second largest port and third largest international airport. Upon arrival in Granada we will have a half day sightseeing tour. Granada is situated at the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. it was once the capital of the Moorish kingdom, a reign which lasted almost 800 years. this has left Granada with the most important Moorish legacy in Spain: the Alhambra. the monument is one of the most brilliant jewels of universal architecture. Visit the impressive Alhambra with its beautiful Nazari palaces and the Generalife gardens. afterwards, the half day tour continues to the cathedral, with its magnificent circular Capilla Mayor. take a walk through the beautiful and lively Albayzin quarter, where the churches of San Cristóbal and San Bartolome along with their respective underground reservoirs can be admired. Post all the sightseeing check in and overnight at hotel in Granada.
Day 5 - Granada – Almazara Núñez de Prado – Jaén - Córdoba
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast we will start this day visiting a typical Andalusian oil mill. The Núñez de Prado olive oil mill is located in a traditional Andalusian farmstead building. it includes an oil storage room with original jars from the 18th century and a complete, classical mill dating from 1943. visitors see the olive groves and have the possibility to sample typical “miller’s” breakfasts or lunches served in old rooms of the farmstead with wonderful traditional decor. Today’s Núñez de Prado family is the seventh generation to cultivate 700 hectares of olive grove (around 94.000 trees) in what is now the Baena Designation of Origin region. olives are hand-picked to prevent bruising and then pressed in ancient stone mills. the mill is one of the few ones in Spain that still use the traditional stone mills and is famous for its “flor de aceite”, the oil that seeps naturally from the crushed olives. the company currently brings together perfectly three clear premises in the production process: respect for nature, use of traditional techniques and implementation of the most innovative technology. After this visit we will continue to Jaén to visit the olive oil visitor centre. the center offers a tour to introduce visitors to every aspect of olive oil production. The itinerary takes in everything, from the olive groves through to the actual production process of the olive oil, and explores its history, its relation with local gastronomy and its numerous health benefits. The extremely fine quality of extra virgin olive oil produced in Jaén results from practices passed down through generations of olive farmers working the same soil and millers refining the art of virgin oil extraction in the afternoon, we will visit a further olive oil mill in the same region of Jaén. The Melgarejo olive oil mill is located in Pegalajar, a province town of Jaén. their “remarkably well balanced oils” are described as “fruity, with a high intensity of green olives, and a slight touch of ripened fruits, hints of green apple, fresh grass, green almond shell and aromatic herbs”. the company was established in 1995 by the sons of Francisco Melgarejo and Juana Cordero. along with Marino Uceda, retired olive oil professor and researcher, “they have taken an average product to new heights. their oils are also an inspiration to other producers, because Marino is very well known in the industry and has been working for many years to help others make the best possible oils”, said olive oil expert Paul Vossen. In the evening we drive to Córdoba. Post that check in and overnight at hotel in Córdoba.
Day 6 - Córdoba
Breakfast at the hotel. Post that go for a half day Córdoba sightseeing tour. Córdoba is a city full of Andalusian charm and rich history, which you will explore on this day. once the capital of Moorish Spain for three centuries, it is thought to have been the largest city in Europe during the time of the Islamic reign. walking through the city of the impressive Arab mosque will provide you an insight into Córdoba’s past. besides the mosque, places like the Roman bridge and theatre, the old Jewish quarters and the alcazar of the Christian kings are impressive places to see. Inside, the baroque reredos and choir stalls are outstanding. Afterwards we continue to the olive oil mill of the Marques de Griñon family located in Malpica de Tajo. The Dominio de Valdepusa estate has been in the Marqués de Griñón family’s property since 1292. throughout the generations many traditional activities and ancestral landscapes have been carefully maintained and respected. climate conditions in the old Señorío de Valdepusa are particularly favorable for obtaining wines and oils of great finesse and aromatic and taste intensity. the extra virgin olive oil Marqués de Griñón Oleum Artis has a brilliant golden color of great purity which is coupled with an aromatic finesse. Check in and overnight at hotel in Madrid.
Day 7 - Córdoba – Ciudad Real – Malpica de Tajo - Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast start your day and on the way to Malpica de Tajo, which is close to the cities of Toledo and Madrid, we will stop for lunch in Ciudad Real. there we will visit the cathedral and its Plaza Mayor situated in Campo de Calatrava, a landscape dominated by many hills, Ciudad Real offers a modern layout that has been able to maintain all the flavor of La Mancha. the city offers exceptional cuisine centered on game, cheese and wine. during the Middle Ages, four kilometers of walls and 130 towers, protected a population made up of Christians, Moors and Jews. after the unification of the peninsular kingdoms under the Catholic monarchs, Ciudad Real became the capital of the province of La Mancha in the 17th century. the cathedral of Santa María del Prod is another good example of the combination of styles and the consequence of a long construction process. its earliest elements correspond to the 13th century, while the latest date from the 19th century.
Day 8 - Madrid – Toledo
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast proceed for a half day Toledo excursion. Toledo is one of the Spanish cities with the greatest wealth of monuments. it is known as the “city of the three cultures”, because Christians, Arabs and Jews lived there together for centuries. behind its walls Toledo preserves an artistic and cultural legacy in the form of churches, palaces, fortresses, mosques and synagogues. this great diversity of artistic styles makes the old quarter of La Mancha’s capital a real open-air museum, which has led to being declared a World Heritage Site. overnight at hotel in Madrid.
Day 9 - Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Post breakfast proceed for a half day Madrid sightseeing during the different historical periods the city has grown from the old Hapsburg and Bourbon quarters to the present city. highlights of the tour include Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Habsburg old quarter, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol and Puerta de Alcalá. Overnight at hotel in Madrid.
Day 10 - Madrid - departure
Breakfast at hotel. Post that get transferred from the hotel to Madrid airport. End of services