Amid Spain’s famed Basque country lies the cosmopolitan Bilbao, renowned for The Guggenheim, a shining example of some of the most innovative 20th-century designs from the famous architect Frank Gehry. But an overnight stay also gives you time to gather your fellow explorers for a journey through the culinary tradition of pintxos, the local tapas. Within the historic region of Cantabria lies its capital, Santander, where history comes alive at the Magdalena Palace. This magnificent landmark, built for the Spanish Royal Family, now invites you and your companions to let your imaginations run wild with stories of the past. Located within the Asturias, the heart of Spain's cider production and culture, the city of Gijón beckons you to sample the locally crafted drink and gain a greater appreciation for the tradition. Board one of Porto’s traditional riverboats and cruise along the Douro with your fellow connoisseurs and ride it to one of the wine cellars for a tasting of the world-famous Port wine.