Journey: Basque in Spanish Architecture (10 nights)

- Erik Haugen, Erik Haugen, CEO of Kiwi Collection, has a well-deserved reputation as an outstanding merger and acquisition specialists, a leader and a premier long-range business development strategist. In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics magna cum laude from Cornell University he has a Master’s degree in both Marketing and Finance from one of the most celebrated academic institutions in America – the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. As an Executive in a handful of high-powered consulting firms, Erik has developed long-range strategic plans for several Fortune 100 clients. He has also found success as a Senior Sales and Marketing Executive in the pharmaceutical and resources industries of Europe and the United States. His extensive professional experience has led Erik all over the globe and he has been a guest at many of the world’s finest hotels. And, while traveling with his beloved wife, Erik has developed a passion for fine cuisine, fine hotels, and exotic locations. His success in the world of high-finance has allowed Erik to fuse his passion and professionalism into his current role at the helm of Kiwi Collection.


Kiwi Collection CEO Erik Haugen offers journey suggestions to travellers based upon his own personal experiences travelling around the globe. The journey below is meant to provide and idea of what is possible based on our experience and does not represent an endorsement of the particular properties chosen. All the properties in the Kiwi Collection have been chosen based on their ability to provide an outstanding guest experience and are recommended by Kiwi Collection.

Fly into Madrid. Transfer to Bilbao, or if you have time, why not take the train?

Stay 2 nights in Bilbao at the stylish and unique Gran Hotel Domine Bilbao, taking time to visit the Guggenheim Museum next door

Stay 2 nights in the picturesque and gastronomically famous city of San Sebastian, staying the Hotel Maria Cristina, a classically styled hotel

Stay 3 nights amongst Elciego vineyards in the modern, architecturally stunning Hotel Marques de Riscal, taking advantage of the wine tasting

Stay 3 nights in the centre of Madrid in the art-filled Hotel Urban, relaxing after a day of wandering round the nearby galleries with a swim in their rooftop pool

Fly out of Madrid.

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