Staying overnight in the UNESCO-listed Bordeaux, there's time for experiences such as journeying up the Castles Route, which passes eight of the most famous châteaux, including Margaux, Pauillac and Saint-Julien, the perfect combination of wine and history. Strolling along the seaside promenade of Vilagarcía, local restaurants entice you with mouthwatering aromas of fresh seafood prepared in the traditional Galician style. Pair it with a locally produced Albariño wine, enjoying good food and wine along with good company. Find your way to Les Halles in Saint-Jean-de-Luz and share a culinary adventure with your new friends as you sample local favorites like gateau Basque cerise (sweet cherry cake). The rich, artistic heritage of Porto beckons with a river cruise that leads to a port wine tasting with your fellow connoisseurs. Venture to Bilbao for a taste of its vibrant history and the celebrated Basque culinary tradition of pintxos, as local tapas are known.