If you plan a getaway through the north of Spain you can’t miss the Basque Country, one of the best gastronomic destinations in the world, with almost 40 restaurants that have at least one Michelin Star. But the Basque Country is much more than gastronomy. Its impressive landscapes, its beaches surrounded by wild nature, its avant-garde architecture or its charming villages make this region a unique place. During this itinerary we will get to know the incomparable Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, sample the famous pintxos while we walk through the old town of San Sebastián, discover the neighboring wine region of La Rioja or explore the coastal area of the French Basque Country. Do you feel like discovering and especially savoring the Basque Country?
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1: BILBAO
Arrival / Walking Tour
Arrival in Bilbao and private transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, accompanied by our local guide, we will take a walking tour through the old town. We will explore places like the Plaza Nueva, the Cathedral of Santiago, the Mercado de la Ribera or the Church of San Antón. As a final culmination, we will visit the imposing and Guggenheim Museum, designed by the prestigious American architect Frank Gehry.
DAY 2: BILBAO > SAN SEBASTIÁN
City Tour and Pintxos Tour
Leaving Bilbao we will travel to San Sebastián. In the afternoon, once accommodated in our hotel, we will take a tour of the most essential places in the city. We will visit Monte Igueldo, from where we will enjoy incredible views, and take a walk through the historic center. We will end the day with a tasty pintxos tour, visiting some of the best bars specialized in this famous miniature meal.
DAY 3: SAN SEBASTIÁN
Excursion to La Rioja
Today we will go to the most famous wine region in Spain, La Rioja. Accompanied by our expert guide-driver, we will start the day by making a complete visit to a unique winery located in the town of Haro, where we will learn about the whole wine making process, in addition to tasting some of its extraordinary wines. Next we will visit two family wineries where we will taste their wines and some products of the land. Lunch will take place in a fourth cellar and will consist of hot and cold tapas, of course accompanied by the best wine. Finally we will go to Laguardia and we will contemplate on the outside two wineries with an impressive architecture, Ysios and Marqués de Riscal. Return to San Sebastián.
DAY 4: SAN SEBASTIÁN
Excursion to the interior and coast Basque Country
Together with our guide-driver, today we will explore the most rural part of the Basque Country, as well as some of its charming coastal towns. Our first stop will be at Mount Hernio, from where we can contemplate the green valleys and the Atlantic Ocean. Then we will know the impressive Sanctuary of Loyola, located in the valley of the Urola River. Our next stop will be at Mount Izarraitz, with incredible views of the mountains and the coastline. Finally we will meet Getaria, a beautiful fishing village, famous for the quality of its cuisine. Return to San Sebastián.
DAY 5: SAN SEBASTIÁN
Excursion to the French Basque Country
After meeting our guide-driver, we will head to the French Basque Country. First, we will discover Hendaye and its spectacular beach, the longest in the entire Basque Country. We will continue along the beautiful road of La Corniche until we reach Saint Jean de Luz, a small fishing village full of charm. We will continue to Biarritz, an elite coastal city very popular with surfers. Finally we will visit Hondarribia, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful villages in the entire Basque Country, and one of the few fortified places that we can find in this region. Return to San Sebastián.
DAY 6: SAN SEBASTIÁN
End of the trip
Private transfer to the airport.
ACCOMMODATION: We will propose the best option for every occasion. Hotels, apartments and villas.
GUIDES AND TOURS: We will adapt the amount of tours, the duration, the level of the explanations and the guides to each customer profile.
EXPERIENCE: We will propose those that will make each customer enjoy what they like the most.
EXTRAS: In all our destinations, we can provide everything that is needed. From the most basic to the most special.
PRICE OF THE ITINERARY: Depends on the number of people, days of the trip, type of accommodation, services hired.