8 Days Tour in Basque Country from Madrid
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8 Days Tour in Basque Country from Madrid

Bilbao, San Sebastian & Vitoria

Spanish, English
8 days, 7 nights
Free! cancellation up to 21 days


Are you planning to visit the Basque Country? With this Basque Country tour in 8 days you will be able to get to know the best of the region. Starting from Madrid, you will see the essential places of its three provinces: Vizcaya, Guipuzcoa and Alava. You will visit San Sebastian, Vitoria and Bilbao, among others.

  • 1st Day (Fri.) MADRID - BILBAO

Presentation at the “Chamartin” station in Madrid to catch a train to Bilbao. Arrival at Bilbao station, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.


On the second day of our tour through the Basque Country, we will start having breakfast at the hotel, then head for the French Basque Country until we reach Biarritz. In this popular town, a summer destination preferred by European royalty, we will enjoy a complete tour, passing through the most interesting places.

The next stop will be in Saint Jean de Luz, another of the charming villages of the French Basque country, where we will take a walk and taste a typical sweet of the place. Then we will arrive in Hondarribia, where we will enjoy free time for lunch (not included) in one of the varied bars and restaurants of the fishermen's district.

Finally, we will arrive at San Sebastián, where we will climb Monte Igueldo, with magnificent views of the city. We will take a walk through the Old Town of the city and the center, passing through the Dominican Convent (16th century), the Basilica of Santa Maria del Coro (18th century) and the Plaza de la Constitución. Accommodation at the hotel of San Sebastián.

  • 3rd Day (Sun) SAN SEBASTIAN

Breakfast and accommodation at the hotel. You will have the whole day at your disposal to discover the wonders that this elegant city has to offer and enjoy its excellent cuisine.

  • 4th Day (Mon.) SAN SEBASTIAN — BILBAO

We'll have breakfast at the hotel and you'll have the morning off. In the afternoon we will leave for Bilbao. Accommodation at the hotel in Bilbao.

  • 5th Day (Mar.) BILBAO

After breakfast at the hotel we will leave to discover the surroundings of Bilbao, stopping at the Bizkaia Bridge, declared World Heritage Site. We will continue passing through Butron Castle until finally arriving at the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. We will continue to discover one of the scenarios of the series “Game of Thrones”. We refer to the hermitage of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, which we will observe from the viewpoint. The next town we will visit will be the coastal town of Bermeo, where after taking a walk to know the most important of the place, we will enjoy a tasting of typical pintxos, to replenish our strength. The journey will continue to Gernika, where we will see the House of Boards and the famous Gernika Tree. We will return to Bilbao around 14:30 hours. The rest of the time will be free. Accommodation at the hotel in Bilbao.

  • 6th Day (Wed) BILBAO - VITORIA

We will have breakfast at the hotel and then leave for Vitoria, the capital of the Basque Country. We will take a panoramic tour of the city and then a walk through the historic centre, the best preserved in the Basque Country, with its Gothic style and narrow streets, as well as important medieval and Renaissance buildings. In an artisan confectionery shop, we will stop to taste a typical sweet.

Later we will arrive in the wine region, La Rioja Alavesa. Through huge vineyards, we will arrive at the medieval town of Laguardia, where we will take a walk through its historic quarter and visit one of its traditional wineries to taste the best local wines.

We will continue our journey to Vitoria, where you will have the rest of the day off. Accommodation at the hotel.

  • 7th Day (Thu). VITORIA — BILBAO — MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel and at the agreed time we will leave you at the train station for the trip back to Madrid. Arrival in Madrid and accommodation at the hotel.

  • 8th Day (Fri) MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.


  • Train tickets Madrid-Bilbao & Bilbao-Madrid.
  • Guided tours in Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria.
  • Entrance fee for free visit (no guide included) to the Artium Museum and Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao (If not availability you will visit San Telmo Museum in San Sebastián.
  • Tour escort during the tour.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • Accommodation (7 nights) in hotels (Tourist class or First class).
  • Breakfast daily at hotel.
  • Travel insurance (See benefits ).
  • Transport of one suitcase per person limited to 20 Kg. and 1 hanbag.

Not included

  • Escort guide service during the stay in Bilbao or during train journeys.

Price & Payment

Accommodation 3*

People (Double/Triple Room)
1345.50 $
People (Single Room)
1778 $

Accommodation 4*

People (Double/Triple Room)
1446 $
People (Single Room)
1837 $
  • Pay comfortably in 2 installments! When booking you will pay 20% and the remaining amount up to 30 days before departure.
  • This payment method is applied to reservations whose departure date is greater than 30 days from the reservation date. With less than 30 days the full amount will be charged.
  • Please note that the price of the tour may vary according to the selected date.

More information

Note that

You will receive the train ticket sufficiently in advance to the start date of the tour. Please check your email, as you will receive the tickets in this way.

For the travel insurance, all bookings must include for each passenger, the following data at the moment of reservation: Name / Surname / Number of Passport or ID / Issue Date /Expiration Date/ Nationality / Date of birth. Reservations cannot be formalized without providing all the required information.

Departure from Bilbao

This tour also departures from Bilbao. You can check this option here:


Accommodation classes are as follow:

Hotel 3*:

  • Bilbao: Ilunion Bilbao, Sirimiri, Nh Deusto, Petit Palace Arana or similar
  • San Sebastián: Sercotel Europa, Sercotel Codina or similar
  • Vitoria: Abba Jazz, AC General Alava or similar
  • Madrid: Tryp Atocha or similar

Hotel 4*:

  • Bilbao: Barceló Nervion, Ercilla, Occidental Bilbao, Sercotel Gran Bilbao, Silken Indautxu, Zenit Bilbao or similar
  • San Sebastián: Barcelo Costa Vasca, Silken Amara Plaza, Astoria 7 or similar
  • Vitoria: Silken Ciudad de Vitoria, Nh Canciller Ayala Vitoria, Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria or similar
  • Madrid (1 noche): Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa, Riu Plaza España or similar.
  • The definitive hotels will be confirmed in advance of the tour departure.


  • The tour is guaranteed in English. However, sometimes the tour could be conducted in two languages simultaneously, in English and a second language.

Additional details

  • Enjoy the activity safely! We adopt the recommended legal and sanitary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Among them, keeping the safety distance, the use of masks for both the guide and the participants, small groups, disposable headphones, vehicle disinfection before and after each service, disinfectant gel available, avoiding the use of printed material, among others, according to the specific type of activity.


Free cancellation up to 21 days before the activity with 100% refund / Between 21 and 10 days: 85 % refund/ Between 9 and 5 days: 75 % refund / Less than 5 days, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided.

Starting point

Chamartin Train Station.
8 Days Tour in Basque Country from Madrid
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Single payment: The payment of the total amount will be made at the time of booking. Cash payments are not accepted on the day of the visit.

Payment the day of the tour: A first payment of a percentage of the total will be required at the time of booking and the second payment of the remaining amount you will pay at the destination on the day of the activity, in cash or card, as indicated. Please note that only payments in local currency will be accepted (for example in Spain only EUROS will be accepted).

Payment in 2 installments: It will be necessary to pay a first payment of a percentage of the total amount when making the reservation. The second payment of the remaining amount must be made before the day of the activity, on the deadline indicated. In case of reaching this date and the pending amount has not been paid, the reservation will be cancelled and the amount paid initially will be refunded. Please note that this payment method is applied to reservations whose departure date is more than 30 days from the reservation date. For reservations whose departure date is within the following 30 days, 100% of the amount will be charged at the time of booking.


Free cancellation up to 21 days before the activity with 100% refund / Between 21 and 10 days: 85 % refund/ Between 9 and 5 days: 75 % refund / Less than 5 days, late arrival or no show: no refund will be provided. If you need to cancel your booking, please, email us at info@nattivus.com.

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