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5-Day Basque Country Tour from Madrid

5-Day Basque Country Tour from Madrid

5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,704 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4731
  • Operating Days
    Wed
5 Days/4 Nights From
AU$1,704 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Duration
    5 Days/4 Nights
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-4731
  • Operating Days
    Wed
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide MealMeal Daily breakfastTourTour Guided tour of the Basque region from BarcelonaTransferTransfer Departure transfer to Bilbao stationTransportationTransportation Air-conditioned luxury coach

Summary

Immerse yourself with the rich gastronomy and beautiful landscape of the Basque country on this exciting, 5-day tour. Explore old fish ports, historic villages and churches dating from the Renaissance, Baroque and Gothic periods, historic centres and admire the scenic landscape as you drive through the province of Gipuzkoa. This tour departs on Tuesday.

2019 Departure Dates

  • April 2 to December 31

Itinerary

Day 1, Madrid - Bilbao
Call on Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” train station to depart by train to Bilbao. Arrival to Bilbao train station and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Day 2, Bilbao - Loyal Sanctuary - Getaria - Zarauz - San Sebastian
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through the green and mountainous typical Basque landscape to the province of Gipuzkoa, pass Eibar, Elgoibar, Azkoitia, and reach the Sanctuary of Loyola. Visit the shrine of harmonious proportions, built in XVII & XVIII C. Continue via Azpeitia, to the coast by Zumaia, reach Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elcano with its arch Catrapona, Parish Church of San Salvador (XV C.), a Gothic gem, fishing port and village. Afterwards, continue passing by Zarautz, tourist reference since the XIX C. Its 2500 meters long magnificent beach, the longest of Gipuzkoa, and the old town with its picturesque streets of cosmopolitan ambiance.

Later, arrive to San Sebastian. Walking tour into the historic old city and port, Dominican Convent (XVI C.), the Basilica of Santa Maria de Coro (XVIII C.) and the Constitution Square. Accommodation.

Day 3, San Sebastian - La Rioja Alavesa - Vitoria
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive towards Vitoria via Lasarte, Andoain, Villabona and Tolosa, where in its historical center are conserved public buildings of the XVI and XVII C. Then, you will arrive at Ordizia. Short stop, with its old historical center and nucleus of the town declared Joint Monumental-Historic. Afterwards, you will go to Oñati, Guipúzcoa’s most noble village for its artistic grandeur, and you will go up to the most important Sanctuary of Guipúzcoa, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aránzazu, in charge of the Franciscan Order. Continuation to the Rioja Alavesa to arrive at Laguardia, famous town for its historical monumental set and mainly for its cellars. Guided walking tour.

In the afternoon, departure to Vitoria. Panoramic tour for its main attractions. Accommodation.

Day 4, Vitoria - Bilbao
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salinas de Añana, one of the most surprising corners of the Basque Country. Here, you will enjoy an interesting guided tour to learn the history, architecture, archeology and biodiversity of the salt. We follow the route to Orduña, ancient customs, and start a guided visit to this historical village. We continue the route through the Valley of Ayala to arrive in Balmaseda in order to make a walking tour. Free time for lunch and afterwards, we follow the route through the mining area of Bizkaia to reach the coast; Santurtzi and Portugalete. From here we cross the Transporter Bridge Bizkaia (world heritage by UNESCO) to reach Getxo and then finish back in Bilbao. There, we start a sightseeing including the ascend to the Artxanda Mountain and continue with a walking tour around the Old Quarter. We have included as well the entrance to the Guggenheim Museum with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; we will be able to visit freely (guide is not included just the entrance fee). Accommodation.

Day 5, Bilbao - Madrid
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to rail station to depart by train to Madrid (please expect a later arrival in Madrid). Arrival and end of tour.

Inclusions

  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Guaranteed departure
  • Guided visits as per itinerary.
  • Entrance fee for free visit to the Guggenheim (no guide included)
  • Tour escort during the tour.
  • Accommodation at first class hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Departure transfer to Bilbao airport or train station

Exclusions

  • Any other service not specified

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