5 days - 4 nights basque country circuit Places to vitit: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Rioja Included: - Tickets to visit freely the San Telmo Museum - The Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu - Salt Museum - Transporter Bridge of Biscay - Guggenheim museum entrance
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.