A gathering of our favorite Basque experiences, combining the best flavors, sights and local culture for you to enjoy, explore and get to know the region.
The Basque Country, once referred to as Zazpiak Bat, means “the seven are one” in Basque. It is a reference to the seven ancient provinces where the Basque people originated: Alava, Gipuzcoa, Vizcaya and Navarra in Northern Spain; and Lapurdi, Zuberoa and Nafarroa Beherea in France. With around 3 million inhabitants, this small corner of the world is home to spectacular natural beauty, amazing culinary tradition and a wonderful people with a unique history. Basque language is one of the oldest living languages in Europe.
Strongly influenced by the sea, the region composes an attractive mixture of historical cities, abundant green landscapes, rocky mountains and over 253 kilometers of rugged coastline that offer breathtaking views, traditional fishing villages, picturesque beaches and coastal views. Amid all this, visitors have a wide selection of activities from hiking and swimming to cycling, surfing, kayaking and sightseeing to choose from.
And then there is the cuisine, home to heavy weight culinary influences from some of the top restaurants in the world including Arzak, Aduriz, Berasetegui and Subijana, the Basque Country is a food lovers destination. From rustic farmhouses to Michelin star establishments, visitors can choose from bars laden with pintxos, a great wine region, fresh local seafood and locally grown produce. Basque gastronomy is a symbol of national pride, and the region is home to some of the best food. The quality of the ingredients combined with the care, commitment and respect given to each dish is deeply rooted in the culture. Food, social gatherings and the hearty nature of the residents make the Basque Country a premier destination for travelers, families and friends looking for the simple pleasures in life, surrounded by natural beauty, an amazing meal and good companionship.
Private transfer to your accommodations.
Welcome walking tour of San Sebastian, explore the old town, markets, coastal walks and sights of the city.
Full day guided tour of the San Sebastian coastline from the fishing town of Hondarribia, St Jean de Luz (France) and Biarritz (France).
Depart San Sebastian and head to the wine growing region of La Rioja Alavesa. Enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery and a traditional Riojan lunch.
Continue to explore the beauty and history of La Rioja, from medieval towns to the scenic hillsides.
Transfer to Bilbao and check in to your centrally located hotel.
Visit the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, and learn about the transformation of this once industrial city into a modern sustainable town. Full day private guided tour of the city, old town and a chance to sample the city’s famous pintxos or dine in a members-only txoko.
Get to know the province of Vizcaya, including the chapel of San Juan where Game of Thrones was filmed, fishing town of Bermeo, and the historic town or Gernika, the inspiration for Pablo Picasso’s famous mural. Full day guided tour and a delicious lunch.
Hotel Check out and departure from Bilbao airport