Delight yourself with Biarritz, The Beach of Kings, a place chosen to spend their summer vacations by European royalty and famous figures such as Napoleon III and Frank Sinatra. Enjoying the food at the typical fishing village of Hondarribia and admire the beauty of San Sebastian on a walking tour of the Old Quarter
• 10 hours
The famous Rioja Wine region is a must for wine lovers visiting Spain. Located in the south of the Basque country, you will visit the village of Haro, the unique medieval village of Laguardia. Of course, you will visit a traditional wine cellar for a wine tasting, and a guided walking tour of Vitoria.
• 9 hours
Follow the highway towards the east, into the province of Gipuzkoa. On the way to the Sanctuary of Loyola, you will be able to admire the areas of inner Basque Country, combined with rural valleys and industrial villages trapped in between mountains like the villages of Durango, Eibar and Elgoibar.
• 9 hours
Follow the river road of Bilbao towards the coast and admire the old industrial areas that once powered Bilbao. You will enjoy the Transporter Bridge of Bizkaia, the oldest bridge of this type in the world, still active and a very much loved icon for the locals. Continue to go to the coast to enjoy the views of Sant Jean de Gaztelugatxe from a viewpoint (stop of approx. 10 minutes). Later, arrive in Bermeo to make a walking tour aournd its highlights. Finally, we will visit the Assembly House of Gernika and return direct to Bilbao.
• 5 hours
Explore the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum with a private guide, and spend 1.5 hours admiring exciting art and architecture from around the world with an official guide -- an expert on modern art. Marvel at the exterior of the iconic building, including Jeff Koons' famous ‘Puppy,' and then head inside to discover contemporary and modern art galore. See timeless masterpieces like Joseph Beuy’s ‘Lightening with Stag in its Glare’ and learn about Expressionist art movements from your guide.
• 1.5 hours
With this half day wine tour discover the picturesque and geologically surprising landscape of the Pic Saint-Loup, one of the most interesting wine areas of Languedoc. You'll visit two wine estates of different size, style and history and you'll learn all about wine, from the working of the vines to vinification and aging. A short tasting workshop will teach you the art of describing and appreciating a wine.
• 3.5 hours
In this half-day tour from Montpellier, enjoy a picturesque getaway out of the city to explore the southern French countryside. Go to Pic Saint Loup, a Montpellier highlight, and a commune of the Coteaux du Languedoc, some 20km/12mi inland from the city. Discover a terroir, visit two wineries, meet the winemaker, and taste the wine. Your professional guide will drive you to a charming and relaxed medieval village. Then, on the way to the family house, you will be served a homemade meal made with products from the nearby farm, prepared by the mother of the tour guide.
• 5 hours
Join your English speaking host for an intimate and unique gourmet walking tour of Sète. Stroll the streets along the canals of the “Venice” of France, past historical buildings while sampling food items, meeting merchants, and getting historical and cultural tips.Note: Cruise ship passengers on Sundays and Mondays are offered a shortened version of the tour for a reduced rate.
• 3 hours
This private San Sebastian city and coastal tour gives you the opportunity to experience the amazing Basque city of San Sebastain. San Sebastian is one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. The city has some of the best gourmet pintxo (tapas) bars in the the region, a quaint old quarter, and an absolutely stunning beach in the city center. You will also experience the dramtic and rugged coastline of the Basque Country where we will stop for some visually stunning photo opportunities. Lastly, we will stop off in the small port city of Getaria for lunch where you will have the chance to taste some of the finest fish/seafood in Europe!
• 6 hours
Carcassone was the seat of power of the Counts of Carcassonne, and then of the famous Trencavel family in the 12th century. Following the Albigensian Crusade (1209-1229), when the Royal forces seized Carcassonne, accusing it of complicity with the Cathars, it became a Royal fortress. It defended the border between France and Aragon until the Treaty of the Pyrenees in 1659. In the 19th century, the city was on the verge of demolition and was used as a stone quarry. For over 50 years (1853-1911), Viollet-le-Duc and his successor Paul Boeswillwald gave it back its medieval appearance. Discover the ramparts and the château of the Counts of Carcassonne, in the heart of the fortified city. These Gallo-Roman and medieval masterpieces of military architecture have been UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1997. Get direct to gate access with your ticket to visit this incredible castle and its ramparts.
• 1.5 hours