Sensations of the Basque Country

Explore the rich cultural tapestry and breathtaking landscapes of the Basque Country on this 7-day tour starting from Bilbao
Begin your journey in Bilbao, home to the iconic Guggenheim Museum, a masterpiece of modern architecture. From there, venture to the coastal town of San Sebastian, known for its stunning beaches and world-renowned culinary scene. Indulge in pintxos, the Basque version of tapas, at the bustling old town. Venture to the Viscay Coast, renowned for its dramatic cliffs, picturesque fishing villages, and pristine beaches. Visit the famous La Rioja region, known for its world-class winemaking, stunning landscapes, and rich cultural heritage. This 7-day tour promises an unforgettable experience
7 Days from $2589/person CAD
Food & Wine
Off The Beaten Path
UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Primary Location

Basque Country, Spain


Guaranteed Saturday departures from April 2024 to March 2025


  • Accommodation in standard-level hotels
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned luxury coach
  • Bilingual tour director throughout the journey (English & Spanish)
  • Round-trip transfers between the airport or train station and the hotel
  • Tastings of Basque delights including Pintxos in Bermeo and Sweets in San Juan de Luz
  • Guided visits and panoramic tours as per the itinerary

Not Included:

  • International or domestic airfare
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Travel insurance
  • Additional meals when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to monuments or museums when not mentioned on the itinerary
  • Local city tax for overnight stays
  • Visas required for entry into the country as necessary
  • Anything of a personal nature or that is not mentioned in included

Pricing Details

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  • From price is CAD per person, based on double occupancy, and for travel in low season
  • The final price will vary and is also based on the month of travel
  • Prices are subject to change
  • This tour may consist of a combination of different programs. If this applies, there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs
  • Due to luggage restrictions on the coach bus, each passenger is allowed one suitcase and one carry on luggage

Optional Extras:

  • Upgrade to 4-star premium accommodation
  • Pre and Post Accommodation
  • All optional excursions are subject to change and are based on availability. Optional excursions can be pre-booked prior to departure or booked with the Tour Director

Travel Privately

You can request to book this tour privately, travelling only with people you know.

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Upon your arrival in Bilbao, you'll be greeted with seamless transportation to your hotel, ensuring a smooth start to your stay in this vibrant city. Take this opportunity to relish the rest of the day, allowing you to freely explore the wonders of Bilbao at your own pace.

Accommodation at the Hotel Ilunion, Bilbao, or similar


Explore the rich heritage of Bilbao with a full-day itinerary packed with cultural and scenic delights. Begin your day with breakfast at the hotel before embarking on a journey through the city's industrial history along the Bilbao estuary.

As we reach the coast, marvel at the architectural marvel of the Bizkaia Bridge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. En route, the imposing Butron Castle offers a glimpse into a bygone era. The Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve promises a rendezvous with nature, with a remote viewpoint revealing the captivating secrets of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, famously featured in the acclaimed series, Game of Thrones.

In the picturesque fishing village of Bermeo, we'll pause to uncover its hidden charms, accompanied by a special pintxo tasting, a delightful culinary experience. The day continues with a visit to Gernika, where the Casa de Juntas and the renowned Tree of Gernika beckon with tales of Basque history.

In the afternoon, we'll return to Bilbao, granting you ample free time to savor a leisurely lunch. In the afternoon, immerse yourself in a guided walking tour of Bilbao, meandering through its historic center and key districts. As the day concludes, retreat to the hotel for a well-deserved rest, eager to carry the day's memories with you. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Ilunion, Bilbao, or similar


After breakfast, embark on a captivating guided excursion to Biarritz in the enchanting French Basque Country. Once a favored summer retreat of European royalty, we'll uncover the city's most iconic viewpoints and renowned spots.

Next, our journey takes us to the picturesque town of St. Jean de Luz, where you'll have the pleasure of strolling through its charming coastal streets and savoring a special local delicacy. Continuing onwards, we'll arrive in the vibrant city of San Sebastian, where you'll have free time to relish lunch in the famous old town (please note, that lunch is not included).

Later in the day, immerse yourself in a guided walking tour, offering insight into the city's rich culture and history. The highlight of the day comes as we ascend Mount Igueldo, treating you to breathtaking panoramic views of San Sebastian's coastal beauty.

As the day winds down, retire to your comfortable accommodations in San Sebastian, eager to rest and rejuvenate for the adventures that lie ahead. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sercotel Europa San Sebastián, San Sebastian, or similar


Indulge in a delightful breakfast at the hotel, setting the perfect tone for a day of leisure in this captivating city. The day is yours to explore and savor the charms of San Sebastian at your own pace. Take in the picturesque sights, relish in local cuisine, or simply unwind in the serene surroundings of the hotel.

After a day filled with your own unique experiences, return to the hotel for a comfortable night's rest, ready to embrace whatever adventures await you in the days ahead. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Sercotel Europa San Sebastián, San Sebastian, or similar


Savor a delightful breakfast at the hotel, setting the tone for a leisurely morning. Take your time to enjoy the amenities and surroundings at your own pace.

In the afternoon, we'll bid farewell to the charming city of San Sebastian as we embark on our journey towards Bilbao. Once we arrive, settle in and make yourself comfortable at the hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Ilunion, Bilbao, or similar


After breakfast at the hotel, prepare for a day filled with cultural and culinary delights.

First, explore Vitoria, the capital of Euskadi, with a panoramic tour and leisurely stroll through its captivating center and historic quarter. Indulge in a tasting of local sweets paired with exquisite Basque chocolates.

Next, venture into the renowned Rioja wine region, where you'll be treated to stunning views of endless vineyards and encounters with charming wineries.

In the picturesque town of Laguardia, enjoy a guided walking tour of its historic heart and a visit to a traditional winery for a tasting. You'll also have some free time to explore at your own pace (lunch not included).

Return to Vitoria later in the day, where you can immerse yourself in the city's vibrant atmosphere or unwind in the comfort of your hotel. Meals: B

Accommodation at the Hotel Silken Ciudad de Vitoria, Vitoria, or similar


Enjoy a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. Depending on your schedule, you may have some free time to explore the city at your own pace. Later, transfer from the hotel to Bilbao for your onward journey. Meals: B

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