Tour of the Basque Country in 6 days from Madrid

Bilbao, San Sebastian & Vitoria

Language
Spanish, English
Duration
6 days, 5 nights
Free! cancellation up to 21 days

Description

Spend 6 days in Basque Country and discover the beautiful city of Bilbao and surroundings. With this complete tour of the Basque Country from Madrid you will also visit San Sebastian, Biarritz, Vitoria and other charming towns.

1st Day (Sun.) MADRID — BILBAO (train)

We will take the train to Bilbao at the Chamartín train station in Madrid. Upon arrival at Bilbao's train station, our assistant will be waiting for you to transfer you to the hotel assigned. The rest of the time will be free, if you want to rest or encourage yourself to take a walk around the city. Accommodation at the hotel.

2nd Day (Mon.) BILBAO — BIARRITZ — SAINT JEAN DE LIGHT — SAN SEBASTIAN

Breakfast at the hotel. The guide will pick you up to head for Biarritz, in the French Basque Country, a popular destination among European royalty for the summer. After discovering the most famous corners of the city, we will continue to San Juan de Luz, where we will take a walk to appreciate the greatest attractions of this coastal town. In addition, we will taste a typical sweet of the area.

The next stop will be in Hondarribia, where we will have free time for lunch in the fishermen's neighborhood, full of bars and typical restaurants (Lunch not included). Finally, we will arrive at San Sebastián, the last destination of the day. We will take a walk through its historic quarter and admire the spectacular views from Monte Igueldo before leaving you at the hotel.

Accommodation at the hotel in San Sebastian.

3rd Day (Mar) SAN SEBASTIAN — BILBAO

Breakfast at the hotel. We will head for the Basque coast along the Bilbao estuary. We stop to see the Vizkaia Bridge, a World Heritage Site. Finally we will arrive at the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. We will continue to the viewpoint of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, from where we will see the stage of the famous television series, Game of Thrones. The next stop will be in Bermeo, a typical fishing village, where we will enjoy a visit on foot, to explore the most interesting of the place. We will replenish our strength with a tasting of typical pintxos before continuing to Gernika, where we will visit the House of Boards and the famous Gernika Tree. Around 14:30 hours we will be back in Bilbao.

We will have free time for lunch before starting a guided tour of Bilbao, passing through the city centre, the old town and the most important monuments. We'll take you back to the hotel. Accommodation at the hotel in Bilbao.

4th Day (Wed) BILBAO — LA RIOJA ALAVESA — VITORIA

Breakfast at the hotel. We will leave to visit Vitoria, the capital of the Basque Country, making a panoramic visit and a walking tour through its interesting centre and historic centre. We will include a tasting of a typical sweet in a artisan confectionery of Basque quality.

Leaving Vitoria behind, we will continue to the Rioja wine region. We will pass through typical villages full of wineries of all kinds, contemplating the magnificent view of the vineyards. We will stop at Laguardia, one of the most charming villages in the area, for a walk through its historic quarter. We will also visit one of its traditional wineries to enjoy a tasting of its best wines. We will return to Vitoria early in the afternoon, and you will have the rest of the time to explore the city on your own. Accommodation at the hotel in Vitoria.

5th Day (Thu.) VITORIA — BILBAO — MADRID (Train)

Breakfast at the hotel. We will transfer to Bilbao station to take the train back to Madrid. Upon arrival in Madrid, our assistant will take you to the hotel you booked. Accommodation at the hotel in Madrid.

6th Day (Fri.) - MADRID

Breakfast at the hotel. At the agreed time, depending on the departure of your flight, we will take you to the airport.

Included

  • Train Madrid – Bilbao - Madrid (tourist class, without guide).
  • Guided tours in Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • Accommodation (5 nights) in hotels (Tourist class or First class).
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Travel insurance (See benefits ).
  • Transport of one suitcase per person limited to 20 Kg. and a small handbag.

Not included

  • Flight ticket.
  • Lunch.
  • Tour escort service during your stay in Bilbao, Madrid and the train journey.

Price

Accommodation 3*

People (Double/Triple Room)
1045.50 $
People (Single Room)
1484.50 $

Accommodation 4*

People (Double/Triple Room)
1068.50 $
People (Single Room)
1507.50 $

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 has departure from Bilbao. You can take a look at this option here:

Accommodation

Accommodation classes are as follow:

Superior T class:

  • 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
  • Superior Plus A class:

    • 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.

    Language

    • 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.

    Cancellation

    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

    Chamartín Train Station
    Tour of the Basque Country in 6 days from Madrid
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