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7-Day Bilbao & Surroundings Tour

7-Day Bilbao & Surroundings Tour

7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,054 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-B7V
  • Operating Days
    Fri
7 Days/6 Nights From
AU$2,054 Per person twin share
 
  • Tour Type
    Escorted TourEscorted Tour
  • Tour Code
    JUT-19-B7V
  • Operating Days
    Fri
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedEscorted tourEscorted tour Tour guide ToursTours Visits to the Sanctuary of Loyola-Getaria-San Sebastian and Elorrio-Oñati-Sanctuary of ArantzazuMealMeal Daily breakfastToursTours Tour of Basque Coast, San Sebastian & Biarritz, Vitoria & La Rioja AlavesaActivityActivity Wine tasting sessions

Summary

Be seduced by Bilbao's unique fusion of traditional Basque culture and modern futuristic arts. Enjoy its proximity to the coast and the surrounding lush natural landscapes in this amazing 7-day tour. Guaranteed departures on Friday.

2019 Guaranteed Departures

April 5, 12, 19, 26
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
June 7, 14, 21, 28
July 5, 12, 19, 26
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
September 6, 13, 20, 27
October 4, 11, 18, 25
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
December 6, 13, 20, 27

Itinerary

Day 1, Bilbao
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 2, Bilbao (Excursion to the Basque Coast)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 9:00 a.m. for a half day tour visiting Barakaldo, Sestao, Portugalete and Getxo, with its famous Bridge of Biscay. Continue to pass through the imposing Castle of Butron towards San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Bermeo and Mundaka to enjoy the beauty views of the Urdaibai Reserve of Biosphere, afterwards, continue to Guernika, and visit the Assembly House.  In the afternoon, enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of Bilbao and a walking tour into the old quarter visiting the most typical streets and sites. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3, Bilbao (Excursion to San Sebastian & Biarritz)
After breakfast at the hotel, depart at 9:00 a.m. to Biarritz, once the most attractive area and beach of the zone. Visit the old port and the Virgin on the Rock. Following the rough coastal road continue to Saint Jean De Luz, a lovely small village on the French Basque coast. Drive to Hondarribia, medieval fortress and typical fishermen village. Afterwards, transfer on a boat from Hendaya to Hondarribia across the Txingudi (natural reserve) bay. In the afternoon arrive to San Sebastian, the most beautiful city in the Basque Country, panoramic city sightseeing with magnificent views from “Monte Igueldo” and a walking tour into the historical quarter. There's free time for you to enjoy the most attractive places. Return directly to arrive to Bilbao in the evening. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 4, Bilbao (Excursion to Vitoria & La Rioja Alavesa)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 9.00 am for a full day excursion to the capital city of the Basque Country, Vitoria, and to the La Rioja Alavesa well known for its wine area. Drive southward to Vitoria for a panoramic tour of the city and a short walking tour into the center. Vitoria-Gasteiz is a city rich in heritage. It's a very well preserved medieval Old Town and was declared Monumental Complex. It has gothic design and narrow streets, as well as important medieval and Renaissance buildings. Afterwards, continue towards the wine region of La Rioja Alavesa to the medieval, charming and monumental village of Laguardia, full of history with ancient walls and magnificent wineries. After your walking tour you'll visit a traditional Rioja winery with tasting of wines. By mid-afternoon, on the way back to Bilbao, pass through Elciego to contemplate the magnificent architectural work of Frank Gehry at the “Marques de Riscal” Winery. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 5, Bilbao (Excursion to Sanctuary of Loyola-Getaria-San Sebastian)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 9:00 a.m. and drive eastward to the province of Gipuzkoa. You'll pass by 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. You'll explore its 2500 meters long magnificent beach, the longest of Gipuzkoa, and the old town with its picturesque streets of cosmopolitan ambiance. Later, you'll arrive to San Sebastian for a panoramic City Tour. You have free time for independent lunch. Go on a walking tour of the historic old city and return back to Bilbao. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6, Bilbao (Excursion to Elorrio-Oñati-Sanctuary of Arantzazu)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure at 9.00 a.m. for half day tour into the most traditional inner Basque Country. Drive towards the area of Durango, capital of the region, medieval structure and beginning of the Gorbea Natural Park that still keeps flock of sheep and traditional manufacture of cheese as one of its activities. You'll discover Urkiola Natural Park, Wuthering heights, splendid forests and legends of witches. You'll enter the valley of Durango- Atxondo and stop in Elorrio, characterized by its palaces and manor houses of stone and carved stonework. Then, you'll arrive in Oñati, the most elegant and monumental village of the province of Gipuzkoa, with the oldest University of the Basque Country. Then, head up a road between the cliffs to reach the most important sanctuary of Gipuzkoa, the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu, a compendium of the best contemporary Basque art, by the Franciscan order. Visit and contemplate the building and magnificent views. Return at 2:00 pm to Bilbao. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 7, Bilbao
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of tour.

Inclusions

  • Arrival and departure transfers from/to airport
  • Regular tours with transport and guide during tours shown in the itinerary
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily breakfast
  • Tours of Basque Coast, San Sebastian & Biarritz, Vitoria & La Rioja Alavesa
  • Visits to the Sanctuary of Loyola-Getaria-San Sebastian and to Elorrio-Oñati-Sanctuary of Arantzazu
  • Traditional Rioja winery tour with wine tasting

Important Notes

  • Single supplement applies. Contact us for details.

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