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Spain Food & Faith Pilgrimage Tour – Madrid, Pamplona, Barcelona, Avila

A Food and Faith Pilgrimage Tour of Spain – #2 winery in the world – tapas – paella

A 10-day Catholic culinary and faith pilgrimage through Castile and Leon, Basque Country, and Catalonia.  Enjoy a Flamenco show, roasted suckling pig in Segovia, tapas and paella, and wine tastings in several locations including one of the best wineries in the world, Marques de Riscal in Rioja, Spain.  This winery is a must location for a Spain wine tour.  Perfect for Catholic Foodies!  Feed your body and soul on the premium food and faith pilgrimage tour to Spain.  Why don’t you book the Spain Food and Faith pilgrimage for 2024 or 2025 today?

View the short video from the Marques de Riscal winery — it is in Spanish and English.

Details Spain Food and Faith Pilgrimage Tour - Madrid, Pamplona, Barcelona, Avila
a 10 day Catholic culinary pilgrimage through Castile and Leon, Basque Country and Catalonia with a world class wine tasting

Departure & Return Location

Your local airport of choice —  Or you can choose land only and make your own flight arrangements.

Departure Time

Arrive for check-in 3 Hours Before Flight Time

Price Includes

  • Air fares - Round trip airfare listed below Airfare is included for most major airports
  • 1 Checked Bag for the airlines
  • Hotel Accommodations - First Class Hotelswith Porterage
  • Meals - Breakfast and Dinner DailyWine & mineral water with dinners
  • Wine & Food tastings as indicated in the itinerary
  • All transportation in destination locationAirconditioned Motor Coach with Bottled Water and WiFi available onboard
  • Tour Guide - Professional Catholic English Speaking Guides
  • Entrance Fees - Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itineraryWhisper Headsets where needed
  • Catholic Priest, Daily Mass and Spiritual Activities Coordinated

Price Excludes


  • Name and Luggage tags
  • Neck Wallet
  • Travel Bag
Itinerary Spain Food and Faith Pilgrimage Tour - Madrid, Pamplona, Barcelona, Avila
a 10 day Catholic culinary pilgrimage through Castile and Leon, Basque Country and Catalonia with a world class wine tasting

Day 1Depart USA

spain tourisim logo pilgrimageDepart from the USA aboard overnight flight(s) to Madrid. Breakfast and dinner are served aboard the transatlantic flight.

Day 2Arrival in Madrid - Plaza Mayor - Tapas & Wine

tapas spain fish foodtapas spain layer foodUpon arrival in Madrid, you will meet your local tour escort and transfer to your hotel located in the heart of Madrid’s historic center. Tonight you will walk through the Plaza Mayor, and enjoy a selection of Tapas and wine. Overnight in Madrid with Dinner.

Day 3Madrid

flamenco spain pilgrimage tourBegin the day with Mass at the Cathedral of La Almudena, followed by a panoramic tour where you will see the Royal Palace, and the Puerta del Sol, and visit the Monastery of Santo Domingo el Real. This was the first and only female Monastery founded by Saint Dominic in Spain and inside the Monastery the original Saint Dominic’s Baptismal Font is kept. Since 1605, all the heirs of the Spanish throne with the exception of former King Juan Carlos who was born in Rome, have been baptized in that Baptismal Font where Saint Dominic was baptized. Tonight you will enjoy a Flamenco show and dinner. Overnight in Madrid. 

Day 4Avila - Segovia - Winery tour with Roasted Suckling Pig lunch

teresa of Avila statue spainThis morning you travel through the region to the Medieval walled city of Avila. St. Teresa, the great mystic was the first woman to be named a Doctor of the Church. In Avila, visit the Cathedral, which contains many of St. Teresa’s relics, and the crypt of the Convento of La Santa, which is built on the site of the house where she was born and is home to the most comprehensive museum dedicated to her life. Also visit La Encarnacion Convent, the first convent she founded. From here you will travel to the beautiful town of Segovia stopping along the way at a winery in an area considered to have some of the best wines in Spain. Here you will have the opportunity to taste some of these wines and enjoy a sumptuous lunch including the most famous food in Segovia: Cochinillo or Roasted Sucking Pig. While here you will see the 2000-year-old Roman Aqueduct, visit the Cathedral, the Carmelite Church containing the tomb of St. John of the Cross, a Doctor of the Church, and the Alcazar of Segovia, the magnificent castle that inspired Walt Disney to design the castle that is in Snow White and 7 Dwarfs. Overnight in Segovia.

Day 5Burgos - Bilbao

burgos cathedral pilgrimage tourThis morning you will depart for Burgos, the historic capital of Old Castile. Here you will have Mass at the Santa Maria Cathedral, the burial place of Spanish Kings, and El Cid. Continue on to Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque region, and known for having excellent cuisine, particularly its fish and seafood. This evening you will visit local foodie hotspots, small restaurants, and bars specializing in snack-sized pintxos – slices of bread topped with everything from ham and cheese to tortilla and roasted peppers. 

Day 6 Loyola – Pamplona – La Rioja - world class wine tasting

riscal winery tasting spain pilgrimage tourThis morning you will travel to Loyola, the birthplace of St Ignatius. See the 17th Century Basilica dedicated to St Ignatius and visit his family home which contains the place referred to as the Room of the Conversion. Continue on to Pamplona the birthplace and childhood home of St. Francis Xavier the great Evangelist of the 16th century. After the battle of Pamplona, young St. Francis Xavier was sent to the University of Paris where he would meet his roommate, Ignatius, with whom he would later co-found the Society of Jesus. In the afternoon you visit the spectacular Hotel Marqués de Riscal. Located in the heart of the Rioja Region, designed by famed architect Frank Gehry, Marqués de Riscal has been named the best winery in Europe in 2021 and 2022 and second best in the world. Here you will sample some of the best wines produced in Spain, Europe, and indeed the whole world, and enjoy a traditional Riojan lunch. Return to Bilbao overnight.

Day 7 Zaragoza – Barcelona

Basilica del PilarThis morning you will depart for Barcelona, stopping in Zaragoza along the way. Here you will visit the magnificent Basilica del Pilar, built in the place where our Lady appeared to Saint James. Tradition says that in the early day of the Church, Saint James The Greater was spreading the Gospel in Spain, but making very little progress. He was dejected and questioning his mission. About 44 AD, the Virgin Mary, who was still living in Jerusalem at the time, bi-located and appeared to him in a vision to boost his morale. In it, she was atop a column or pillar, which was being carried by angels. That pillar is believed to be the same one venerated inside the Basilica. Continue on to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia for dinner and overnight. 

Day 8Barcelona - La Sagrada Familia - Paella Dinner

city of barcelonaAfter breakfast, you will enjoy a tour of Barcelona including panoramic views of the Harbor area, Montjuic, Plaza de España, and Plaza de Catalunya. Continue on a guided walk through the Gothic Quarter to visit the cathedral and view Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia, a beautiful, unfinished Roman Catholic basilica of impressive proportions. Spend the afternoon at leisure exploring the colorful markets of Las Ramblas. This evening you will gather for a special Paella Dinner in a local restaurant. 

Day 9Manresa – Montserrat – Sitges - Special Farewell Dinner

mountserrat mountain spainThis morning you will travel to Manresa, and visit the Cave of Saint Ignatius where the saint retired to meditate and write his Spiritual Exercises. You will see the Chapel of the Rapture where St. Ignatius remained motionless in ecstasy for eight days and visit the Basilica of la Seu, the large Gothic Church that has come to symbolize Manresa. Afterward, we will travel to Montserrat to visit and pray at the Shrine of Our Lady of Montserrat. Since the 12th century, many pilgrims, including St. Ignatius have been drawn to the mountain to venerate the miraculous statue of the Black Madonna. There will be time for lunch, and to take in the magnificent views from the mountaintop, before heading to the beautiful coastal town of Sitges. Here you will learn everything about Cava – the famous sparkling wine from Spain, visiting a very nice winery where you will enjoy a private tutored Cava tasting There will be time to explore the streets of this charming town before returning to Barcelona for a special farewell dinner. Overnight in Barcelona.

Day 10Return home

After breakfast, depart for the Barcelona airport for your return flights home.

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Make a Deposit to reserve your place. Prices start at $4,200 for Land Only

Prices vary from $5,299 – $5,899 per person in 2023, based on minimum 20 pilgrims

At this time we are only accepting groups for this tour.  In the future, we hope to have dates available for individuals and couples.  If you are interested in forming a group for this pilgrimage please click here for more information.

If you have a group, please contact Jimmy or Fr. Paul and we will get you a quote right away.

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