Destinations by Maribel
The Food, The Wine, The Culture
Sometimes you simply find you don't have time to plan that adventure on your own, or you find that you might need a little assistance in preparing a custom itinerary. If that happens, then we are here to provide you with our professional personalized bespoke travel planning services. In addition, we can assist you with all of your travel planning needs for a spring, summer or fall break in Spain. Explore Portugal from the Minho River in the North, to Porto and the Douro River Valley, or the Alentejo and Algarve. Enjoy the south of France from Bordeaux to Provence, or travel from Paris to the coast of Normandy and Brittany in the West or to Alsace in the East.
Destinations by Maribel specializes in designing exclusive tour packages for individuals, families and small groups of friends traveling together to Spain, Portugal and France for the first time, or for those returning wanting another unique adventure on the Iberian Peninsula. Your exclusive package can be escorted or self-guided, chauffeured or self-drive, designed so that you can experience the unique food, wine and culture of the region.
Custom Itineraries prepared by Maribel of Maribel's Guides.
Maribel's Guides for the Sophisticated Traveler
As travel professionals, we excel at helping you plan the perfect getaway, a truly exceptional vacation filled with inspiring and enriching experiences. We can show you Spain, Portugal and France in the most unique ways possible. We want to share our knowledge and passion for travel to our favorite destinations.
Contact us for additional information or to request a custom itinerary. Specializing in exclusive wine, gastronomy and cultural tours in Spain, Portugal and France.
The First Step Is Often The Hardest
Explore Spain, Portugal and France with one of our exclusive food and wine, or cultural tours. These exclusive tours have a guaranteed departure with a minimum of four and a maximum of 16, and are available from late March through early November. Self-guided custom tours are available year around for individuals or small groups.
Focusing on those parts of Spain, Portugal and France that remain virtually undiscovered except by the most discriminating travelers, Iberian Traveler prefers to keep our custom tours exclusive, small enough to encourage personal experiences and discoveries. Iberian Traveler's guided tours are designed to accommodate groups as small as four or as many as twenty.
SAVIOR SPAIN'S FOOD, WINE & CULTURE FROM GALICIA, TO THE PAÍS VASCO & THE RIBERA DEL DUERO TO ANDALUCIA
Spain has evolved into one of the premier wine and gastronomic destinations in the world over the last 25 years and continues its remarkable explosion in quality and diversity, unprecedented in the history of wine It's nearly endless number of world renowned chefs, Michelin-starred restaurants, exceptional vintages, spectacular scenery and welcoming nature make it the perfect destination for gourmands and lovers of great wine.
EXPLORE PORTUGAL FROM THE MINHO & DOURO RIVER VALLEY IN THE NORTH TO THE ALGARVE IN THE SOUTH
Wine making in Portugal dates back more than 4000 years, to the time of the Phoenicians who were thought to have introduced winemaking in the South. The wine growing regions include the Vinho Verde, Trás-os-Montes, Porto, Douro and Dão in the North, Lisbon in the West, the Alentejo to the East and Algarve in the South, as well as the Azores and Madeira Islands.
EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF FRANCE FROM NORMANDY TO ALSACE, FROM THE PAYS BASQUE TO PROVENCE
Take a drive through the lush, hilly wine regions of southwest France from Bordeaux to the Irouléguy, Jurançon, Béarn-Bellocq and Madiran wine regions. Discover the delightful villages, belle epoch architecture and spectacular scenery of the Pays Basque-Bearn, where some of the world’s great grape varieties originated. Or head to the world famous Languedoc-Roussillon, the most productive wine region in the world. The Alps in the northeast, between the Vosges and the Rhine, where you'll find the gothic cathedrals of Alsace, is one of the most beautiful regions of France.
The art of living well begins in Pamplona with the Fiesta de San Fermín and the running of the bulls.
Join us in Pamplona at noon on July 6 for the opening ceremony, el chupinazo. Or arrive later for the closing ceremony, the pobre de mí, at midnight, July 14.
Eight Days Of The Encierro