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Basque Country 7 day tour

Tour Description
DAY ACTIVITY MEALS

HOTEL

1 Private transfer with quick panoramic tour.  Sleep in Bilbao. Breakfast Nh Nervion
2 Basque Country Intro tour.  Free afternoon in Bilbao with recommendations.  Sleep in Bilbao. Breakfast Nh Nervion
3 Explore Basque coast with private driver-guide: Guernika, Mundaka, learn about Txacoli.  Sleep in San Sebastian. Breakfast Hotel Arrizul
4 Fun private tour of center with Pintxo introduction.  Dinner at Michelin star restaurant reserved.  Sleep in San Sebastian. Breakfast Hotel Arrizul
5 Day trip to see Rioja wine country with private tour of Laguardia and visit caves and winery.  Sleep in Logroño. Breakfast Calle Mayor
6 Free day to explore Logroño, visit more wineries.  Sleep in Logroño. Breakfast Calle Mayor
7 Depart Logroño Breakfast

These are examples of the style of hotels we use. Depending on availability at the time of your booking, we reserve the right to provide comparable hotels.

Basque country 7 day tour

 

Intro

Explore one of the most beautiful and green parts of Spain, the famous northern Basque region.  Learn how the cultural fabric of these curious, proud and strong people, has earned them a fine reputation as one of the hardest working of the regions.  High expectations around food, craft and wine are no exception. In this 7 day adventure, you will learn about the Basque personality, their intimate language, Euskera, and their fascinating history whose influence stems from different civilizations passing through their land.  Traditionally farmers and shepherds, their knowledge of the land runs deep and their production of raw products such as cheese and grapes has come to define them. Their close proximity to the sea adds to the richness of their culture from their whaling communities to the fishing tradition.  We will explore all of this during our northern itinerary.  Modern elements have become a part of their way of life and architecture is well respected in the buildings they boast, such as Frank Ghery´s Marques de Riscal or the Guggenheim.  We will promenade on the stylish walkways of lovely San Sebastian and indulge in the delicious pinxto (open faced sandwiches) extravaganza in the old town.  Medieval Laguardia will invite us to ancient cave dwellings and towers where you will also find the wine cellars and Michelin star restaurants.  You will be accompanied conveniently by a private driver/guide providing explanation and showing you around.

Details

Duration: 7 days, 6 nights

Bilbao, 2 nights
Explore Basque coast, Guenika, Mundaka, Txacoli wine country
San Sebastian, 2 nights
Visit Laguardia old center and winery in Rioja wine country on the way to Logroño
Logroño, 2 nights

How to book

A ready-to-book trip for your private group of 4 people or more on your dates.(for smaller parties, the tours inclusions change)

1. You choose your travel companions
2. You choose the start date
3. We start the planning of your “Basque country tour” in 7 days 

Included in our Basque country tour package:

  • 7 days/6 nights accommodations in charming, centrally-located 4 star hotels
  • All Breakfasts
  • Transportation in Spain with private drivers per itinerary
  • Private Local guides in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Logroño.
  • Wineries included in itinerary: Laguardia and Txacoli
  • Cooking class or wine tasting
  • Airport transfers upon arrival and departure, two in total (does not include multiple arrivals and groups)

Our exclusive customer service:

  • Full planning of the entire trip
  • Professional colorful itinerary in PDF format and an app version to view on your mobile device or tablet which includes a list of reserved services, trains and flight tickets, hotel vouchers, all contacts and descriptions, tips for a better trip, sightseeing and restaurant recommendations in each city
  • Communication with our company via email during the process of planning the tour
  • 24 hour Telephone Support with Letango Tours for any emergency or problem that may arise while in Spain

Highlights of our Basque country tour:

  • Stunning Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Pintxo (tapas) culture in Bilbao and San Sebastian
  • Txacoli (local wine of Basque country) and Rioja wineries
  • Fantastic tours of Basque Country main cities
  • Visit to ancient Laguardia with underground tunnels and bodega, a medieval wall and many world class churches
  • Wine tasting in Laguardia 

 

Day 1 Arrival and Basque Country Intro.  Your friendly driver will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in Bilbao while showing you around on a short panoramic of the city. You can check in and get settled before the next day’s activities. Sleep in Bilbao.

Day 2 Today you meet with your local guide for a 3 hour visit to introduce Bilbao's history and people. Free afternoon to explore the Guggenheim and other museums we will point you to. Your guide will have given you a lot of recommendations on things to do including places to eat authentic fare from the Basque country. Sleep in Bilbao.

Day 3 Your first opportunity to explore the fishing villages as well as important points like the bombed town of Guernika.  This town made the news during the Spanish civil war with Picasso's painting describing the carnage. You will also be exposed to the wine making of the Txacoli wines, typical of the Basque country. Arrive in San Sebastian for two nights.

Day 4 We start in the morning visiting the classical and elegant city of San Sebastian with its port and beautiful bay as well as an interesting center filled with great places to eat famous pintxos. Your guide will be a great help in the strategy to enjoy the most of your visit here.

Day 5 Day trip to see Rioja wine country, stopping to see new, stylish, avant garde wineries like Marques de Riscal by Frank Gehry and Ysios by Calatrava as well as other smaller family owned wineries. Visit Laguardia medieval hill-town, famous as one of the capitals of wine with tremendous history and architecture. Following this visit we will drive on to Logroño to our lovely hotel. Sleep in Logroño. 

Day 6 Today is your chance to explore the capital of wine, Logroño. You will have an opportunity to experience the amazing pintxo and tapa scene of this stylish, artsy town called Laurel.

Day 7  Check out. Private transfer to the airport of Bilbao or to the train station. 

Price per Person
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2.- Use + or - next to price to change number of people
3.- Hit Book to add to cart.
4.- See your total at Check out

Group Size:
$2,890.00

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