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$1239.09 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Madrid

1st Day (Wed.) MADRID – SAN SEBASTIANDeparture from Madrid towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation.2nd Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – LA RIOJA ALAVESA – VITORIABreakfast. Drive towards Vitoria. Then, we will arrive at Ordizia. Afterwards, we will go to Oñati, Guipúzcoa’s most noble village for its artistic grandeur, and we will go up to the most important Sanctuary of Guipúzcoa. Continuation to the Rioja Alavesa to arrive at Laguardia. Guided walking tour. In the afternoon, departure to Vitoria. Panoramic tour. Accommodation.3rd Day (Fri.) VITORIA – BILBAOBreakfast. Departure to Salinas de Añana, one of the most surprising corners of the Basque Country. Here, we 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. Accommodation.4th Day (Sat.) BILBAO – LOYOLA SANCTUARY – ZARAUZ – BILBAOBreakfast. Drive through the green and mountainous typical Basque landscape to the province of Gipuzkoa and reach the Sanctuary of Loyola. Visit the shrine of harmonious proportions. Afterwards, continue passing by Zarautz, tourist reference, arrive to San Sebastian. Walking tour into the historic old city and port. Return to Bilbao. Accommodation.5th Day (Sun.) BILBAO – MADRID (Train)Breakfast. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to rail station to depart by train to Madrid (please expect a later arrival in Madrid). Arrival and END OF OUR SERVICES.

$830.51 Multi-day & Extended Tours

BASQUE COUNTRY CIRCUIT 5 DAYS

DAY 1: CITY OF ORIGIN – BILBAO: Arrival to the Bilbao Airport and transfer with assistance to the selected hotel in Bilbao. Lodging at the Hotel.DAY 2: BILBAO – SAN SEBASTIAN ROUTE: Breakfast. The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in Bilbao and we will head towards San Sebastian. We will pass through Azkoitia, a town that retains the oldest tower houses in Gipuzkoa and after that arrive to the Sanctuary of Loyola. In Loyola will stop and visit the shrine of harmonious proportions. We will continue to reach Getaria. Afterwards, we will pass by Zarautz. We will continue the route to San Sebastian to make a Panoramic Tour including the ascend to the Igeldo Mountain. Free time to lunch. After lunch, we will start a walking tour around the Old Part of the city. Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging.DAY 3:  SAN SEBASTIAN – VITORIA ROUTE: Breakfast.The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in San Sebastian. Little by little, we will enter Gipuzkoa and arrive to Ordizia. We will continue the route to arrive to Oñati, the most elegant village of Gipuzkoa province. After that, we will reach the most important Sanctuary of Gipuzkoa, the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Continue to itinerary we travel near Salinas de Leniz, a town with its ancient salt and Salt Museum. Finally we will arrive to the Rioja Alavesa area. Free time to lunch. After lunch we will head to Vitoria and start a Panoramic Tour of this beautiful city, capital of Basque Country. Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging.DAY 4: VITORIA – BILBAO ROUTE: Breakfast. At 10:00h our guide will pick-up you at the lobby of your hotel. We will start the route heading towards the inner parts of Alava province. We will arrive to Gesaltza (Salinas de Añana), where we will enjoy a guided visit. We will continue the tour through the town of Orduña. Following the route, we will arrive to the Ayala Land. Then we will stop at Balmaseda where we will lunch at typical restaurant with drinks included. After lunch, we will continue the route to reach the coast by Santurtzi. Then we continue the journey along the edge of the sea to Portugalete, where we will able to see The Transporter Bridge of Biscay, famous for its hanging bridge, which dates from 1893, it is the oldest transport hanging bridge of the world which stills working. Once on the other side of the bank, in Getxo. Later we will arrive to hotel in Bilbao.DAY 5: BILBAO: Breakfast. There will be free time in the city until the agreed time for the transfer to the airport.    

$734.29 Multi-day & Extended Tours

BASQUE COUNTRY 5 DAYS

DAY 1: CITY OF ORIGIN – BILBAO: Arrival to the Bilbao Airport and transfer with assistance to the selected hotel in Bilbao. Lodging at the Hotel. DAY 2: BILBAO – SAN SEBASTIAN ROUTE: Breakfast. The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in Bilbao and we will head towards San Sebastian. We will pass through Azkoitia, a town that retains the oldest tower houses in Gipuzkoa and after that arrive to the Sanctuary of Loyola. In Loyola will stop and visit the shrine of harmonious proportions. We will continue to reach Getaria. Afterwards, we will pass by Zarautz. We will continue the route to San Sebastian to make a Panoramic Tour including the ascend to the Igeldo Mountain. Free time to lunch. After lunch, we will start a walking tour around the Old Part of the city. Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging. DAY 3:  SAN SEBASTIAN – VITORIA ROUTE: Breakfast.The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in San Sebastian. Little by little, we will enter Gipuzkoa and arrive to Ordizia. We will continue the route to arrive to Oñati, the most elegant village of Gipuzkoa province. After that, we will reach the most important Sanctuary of Gipuzkoa, the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Continue to itinerary we travel near Salinas de Leniz, a town with its ancient salt and Salt Museum. Finally we will arrive to the Rioja Alavesa area. Free time to lunch. After lunch we will head to Vitoria and start a Panoramic Tour of this beautiful city, capital of Basque Country. Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging. DAY 4: VITORIA – BILBAO ROUTE: Breakfast. At 10:00h our guide will pick-up you at the lobby of your hotel. We will start the route heading towards the inner parts of Alava province. We will arrive to Gesaltza (Salinas de Añana), where we will enjoy a guided visit. We will continue the tour through the town of Orduña. Following the route, we will arrive to the Ayala Land. Then we will stop at Balmaseda where we will lunch at typical restaurant with drinks included. After lunch, we will continue the route to reach the coast by Santurtzi. Then we continue the journey along the edge of the sea to Portugalete, where we will able to see The Transporter Bridge of Biscay, famous for its hanging bridge, which dates from 1893, it is the oldest transport hanging bridge of the world which stills working. Once on the other side of the bank, in Getxo. Later we will arrive to hotel in Bilbao. DAY 5: BILBAO: Breakfast. There will be free time in the city until the agreed time for the transfer to the airport.

$1075.66 Multi-day & Extended Tours

BASQUE COUNTRY CIRCUIT 7 DAYS

DAY 1: CITY OF ORIGIN – BILBAO:Arrival to the Bilbao Airport and transfer with assistance to the selected hotel in Bilbao. Lodging at the Hotel DAY 2: BILBAO – SAN SEBASTIAN ROUTE:Breakfast.The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in Bilbao and we will head towards San Sebastian. We will pass through Azkoitia, a town that retains the oldest tower houses in Gipuzkoa and after that arrive to the Sanctuary of Loyola. In Loyola will stop and visit the shrine of harmonious proportions. We will continue to reach Getaria.Afterwards, we will pass by Zarautz. We will continue the route to San Sebastian to make a Panoramic Tour including the ascend to the Igeldo Mountain. Free time to lunch. After lunch, we will start a walking tour around the Old Part of the city.Transfer to the selected hotel and lodgingDAY 3: SAN SEBASTIAN:Breakfast. Day at leisure in San Sebastian DAY 4:  SAN SEBASTIAN – VITORIA ROUTE:Breakfast.The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in San Sebastian.Little by little, we will enter Gipuzkoa and arrive to Ordizia. We will continue the route to arrive to Oñati, the most elegant village of Gipuzkoa province.After that, we will reach the most important Sanctuary of Gipuzkoa, the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Continue to itinerary we travel near Salinas de Leniz, a town with its ancient salt and Salt Museum.Finally we will arrive to the Rioja Alavesa area. Free time to lunch.After lunch we will head to Vitoria and start a Panoramic Tour of this beautiful city, capital of Basque Country.Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging DAY 5: VITORIA – BILBAO ROUTE:Breakfast. At 10:00h our guide will pick-up you at the lobby of your hotel.We will start the route heading towards the inner parts of Alava province.We will arrive to Gesaltza (Salinas de Añana), where we will enjoy a guided visit.We will continue the tour through the town of Orduña. Following the route, we will arrive to the Ayala Land. Then we will stop at Balmaseda where we will lunch at typical restaurant with drinks included. After lunch, we will continue the route to reach the coast by Santurtzi. Then we continue the journey along the edge of the sea to Portugalete, where we will able to see The Transporter Bridge of Biscay, famous for its hanging bridge, which dates from 1893, it is the oldest transport hanging bridge of the world which stills working. Once on the other side of the bank, in Getxo.Later we will arrive to hotel in BilbaoDAY 6: BILBAO:Breakfast.Day at leisure in Bilbao DAY 7: BILBAO:Breakfast.There will be free time in the city until the agreed time for the transfer to the airport

$876.34 Multi-day & Extended Tours

BASQUE COUNTRY 7 DAYS

DAY 1: CITY OF ORIGIN – BILBAO:Arrival to the Bilbao Airport and transfer with assistance to the selected hotel in Bilbao. Lodging at the Hotel DAY 2: BILBAO – SAN SEBASTIAN ROUTE:Breakfast.The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in Bilbao and we will head towards San Sebastian. We will pass through Azkoitia, a town that retains the oldest tower houses in Gipuzkoa and after that arrive to the Sanctuary of Loyola. In Loyola will stop and visit the shrine of harmonious proportions. We will continue to reach Getaria.Afterwards, we will pass by Zarautz. We will continue the route to San Sebastian to make a Panoramic Tour including the ascend to the Igeldo Mountain. Free time to lunch. After lunch, we will start a walking tour around the Old Part of the city.Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging DAY 3: SAN SEBASTIAN:Breakfast. Day at leisure in San Sebastian DAY 4:  SAN SEBASTIAN – VITORIA ROUTE:Breakfast.The route begins at 09:00 am from the hotel in San Sebastian.Little by little, we will enter Gipuzkoa and arrive to Ordizia. We will continue the route to arrive to Oñati, the most elegant village of Gipuzkoa province.After that, we will reach the most important Sanctuary of Gipuzkoa, the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Continue to itinerary we travel near Salinas de Leniz, a town with its ancient salt and Salt Museum.Finally we will arrive to the Rioja Alavesa area. Free time to lunch.After lunch we will head to Vitoria and start a Panoramic Tour of this beautiful city, capital of Basque Country.Transfer to the selected hotel and lodging DAY 5: VITORIA – BILBAO ROUTE:Breakfast. At 10:00h our guide will pick-up you at the lobby of your hotel.We will start the route heading towards the inner parts of Alava province.We will arrive to Gesaltza (Salinas de Añana), where we will enjoy a guided visit.We will continue the tour through the town of Orduña. Following the route, we will arrive to the Ayala Land. Then we will stop at Balmaseda where we will lunch at typical restaurant with drinks included. After lunch, we will continue the route to reach the coast by Santurtzi. Then we continue the journey along the edge of the sea to Portugalete, where we will able to see The Transporter Bridge of Biscay, famous for its hanging bridge, which dates from 1893, it is the oldest transport hanging bridge of the world which stills working. Once on the other side of the bank, in Getxo.Later we will arrive to hotel in Bilbao DAY 6: BILBAO:Breakfast.Day at leisure in Bilbao DAY 7: BILBAO:Breakfast.There will be free time in the city until the agreed time for the transfer to the airport