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Walking and Wine on the Basque Coast 

8 Day Walking and Wine along the Basque Coast of Northern Spain

DAYS

8 days / 7 nights

LEVEL

Casual

TYPE

Fully Guided

REGION

Basque Country

New Tours 2024

Walking and wine on the Basque Coast enjoying the gastronomy, traditions and culture along the way.

Walk the best portions of the Basque coast. Discover on foot historic coastal cities and towns, join in on local festivities, and of course, the culinary pleasures from the rare to the rustic, award-winning wines, stunning architecture, and modern works of art, while providing you with luxury comfort, unforgettable food and wine, and exquisite care. Let this culturally rich region of Spain and its people surprise, engage and inspire you.

Highlights

  • Walk the best portions of the Basque coast
  • Discover historic cities and towns, like Bilbao, Hondarribia, Getaria, San Sebastian
  • Discover traditional festivities
  • Enjoy the culinary pleasures from the rare to the rustic, award-winning wines, stunning architecture, and modern works of art
  • Relax and luxuriate in first class accommodation
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This enchanting territory and our immersive tours are well worth the discovery, and we can make your vacations unique and memorable, so come and join us on one when it’s optimal for you.

Departure dates + pricing 

July 21, 2024 – DBL 4800€ / SRO 6200€

August 3, 2024 – DBL 4800€ / SRO 6200€

August 29, 2024 – DBL 4800€ /SRO 6200€

 

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Itinerary
Bilbao - Basque Country - Bilbao

Day 1Welcome to Bilbao

Bilbao is famous for its museum Guggenheim, modern architecture and has won many international awards for its transformation last century from industrial river-port city to a thriving art, architecture and cultural centre. We will transfer from the airport to the hotel, then regroup mid afternoon for a meet and greet cocktail at the hotel.

Food: Meet and greet cocktail
Travel: Bilbao
Sleep: Hotel Bilbao****

Day 2Game of Thrones

We will transfer from Bilbao to the now iconic 10th century hermitage Gaztelugutxe, backdrop to the Game of Thrones series. This is an entertaining walk to the islet. We will ring the chapel bell, with the Atlantic crashing around you. We will enjoy a stellar lunch with views of the Basque coast, followed by a visit to a nearby Basque fishing village. Then, we will transfer to San Sebastian. We will regroup in the early evening for a get your bearings tour of San Sebastián, while at the same time enjoying a pintxos tour in San Sebastian’s historic quarter.

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinnner
Travel: Bilbao / Gaxtelugatxe / San Sebastian
Sleep: Hotel San Sebastian ****

Day 3Deep into the Basque culture

We will hike the Basque coast along the Camino de Santiago from San Sebastian to Pasajes. Upon arrival, we will visit the Basque Whaling Museum. Find out how Basque fishermen first sailed across the ocean to North America. We have a mid-morning snack in a local fisherman’s tavern paired with a refreshing glass of cider, then we take a traditional ‘txalupa’ across the tidal river and visit the other side of this fascinating port town, where our Michelin Star recommended restaurant awaits us. Afternoon pleasures include a historic walking tour of Hondarribia, a coastal town bordering France. The atmosphere in this historic quarter is fabulous and the locals are very social and enjoy top gastronomy. We will transfer to San Sebastian. The evening is yours to enjoy in town on your own. We would be happy to make dinner reservations for you.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: San Sebastian / Basque village / Hondarribia
Sleep: Hotel San Sebastian****

Day 4Relax in San Sebastian

Enjoy the city on your own. Today is perfect for shopping, sun bathing, enjoying a beachfront spa session, or taking a stroll along the gorgeous Concha Bay or. We would be happy to make lunch or dinner reservations for you.

Food: Breakfast
Travel: San Sebastian
Sleep: Hotel San Sebastian****

Day 5For the foodies

We will hike a portion of the Basque coast along the Camino de Santiago to Getaria and visit a stellar winery that produces the local txakoli white wine, then continue to the coastal port town, Getaria – home of both the historic captain, Elcano and Balenciaga, the world renowned fashion designer. We will stroll the historic quarter and enjoy two foodie experiences, those being a visit to an anchovy factory, and the other an fisherman’s experience, where you will meet one of the last octopus fishermen families on the Basque Coast, learn how to cook octopus & enjoy their catch of Cantabrian octopus paired with regional Getaria white wine at the fisherman’s workplace. We will transfer to your hotel in Getaria. The afternoon is yours to enjoy on your own. We would be happy to make dinner reservations for you.

Food: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Travel: San Sebastian / Getaria
Sleep: Hotel Getaria****

Day 6Discover the Flycsh

We will walk a portion of the Saint James Way to Zumaia, then along the Basque Coast enjoying the fresh breeze and gorgeous coastal views. You will learn about the geological formations, the Flysch, by the hand of a local geologist. We will enjoy lunch in a spectacular Basque farmhouse transformed into a stylish restaurant, then transfer to your hotel. Enjoy the afternoon on your own. We would be happy to make dinner reservations for you.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Getaria / Zumaia
Sleep: Hotel Getaria****

Day 7Bilbao Museums

We transfer to Bilbao and enjoy a morning walking tour of Bilbao including the ‘seven streets’, Santiago Cathedral and La Ribera Market, followed by a private tour of Guggenheim. You will have plenty of time to enjoy the museum on your own thereafter. Lunch will be at the Guggenheim Bistrot cafe. We will regroup for a farewell dinner celebration with a sit down meal in the historic quarter of Bilbao.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Travel: Getaria / Bilbao
Sleep: Hotel Bilbao****

Day 8Departure Day

We will transfer you from the hotel to the Bilbao Airport.

Food: Breakfast

* NST itineraries may be subject to slight route changes, hotel substitutions, and other modifications.

Inclusions

Hotels

  • Select hotels that reflect the uniqueness of each destination

Food

  • Daily breakfasts, all lunches, and dinners outlined in the itinerary
  • Gourmet dinners at our hand-picked restaurants and culinary events outlined in the itinerary

Support

  • NST local guides
  • Transportation

Activities

  • Wine tastings and activities as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees to historic sites, museums, and all other exclusive events

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurance
  • Dinners on free evenings
  • Gratuities for guides
  • Extra services not outlined in the itinerary
  • Hotel Alma Pamplona *****

    Oasis from the City Hub Bub

    Alma Pamplona is an active travel friendly hotel. Modern and avant-garde, has its own personality, which seeks to surprise. This quiet enclave is where we luxuriate in the Spa and Treatment center, and chill at the gastro bar after a morning of activity.

  • Hotel Tayko

    Hotel Tayko ****

    City Center of Bilbao

    Hotel Tayko is located in the center of Bilbao, about 70 meters from Arriaga Theater and the Plaza Nueva, among other points of interest, is in walking distance. But, best of all is that Tayko Hotel is a lifestyle hotel with 54 rooms with prime views of the Ria (estuary) or Merced Street.

  • Sercotel Calle Mayor

    Hotel Sercotel Calle Mayor****

    La Rioja

    Hotel Sercotel Calle Mayor is a four star hotel in the capital of the Rioja province.  This design hotel occupies an 16th-century mansion in the historic center of Logroño. Traditional warm stone and authenticity with a modern interior. This charming hotel is in the heart of Logroño. The hotel offers a dinner menu that is adapted to seasonality and that is of course, accompanied by one of the most incredible wine lists you will ever encounter.

Tour Designers

Stephanie Mutsaerts

Founder of Northern Spain Travel & Heart of Pamplona

Stephanie, the dynamo of our organization, is a Canadian who has fallen in love with this region of Spain. She is enterprising, innovative and has an endless amount of energy to design unique outstanding travel plans, making her passion her profession. She has the firm conviction that until the product standards are exceptional, they should not be offered.

“Our goals are two: one is to dazzle our visitors and another is to share with them what we find so extremely enchanting about this region of Spain”.

Oliver Blazquez

Product Manager & Public Relations

Oliver is our greatest ambassador of Pamplona. Oliver has it all: charm, conversation and deep knowledge of his Basque culture. You will feel like you’ve made a new friend during one of his energetic tours. Oliver is always on the beat searching for the perfect pintxo and exciting, outside-the-box experiences. He is dedicated to designing the most exclusive events for our guests, such as the Hemingway to the Basque Coast tour, or a walking tour of the Running of the Bulls course with an international bull runner.  He knows the all the best destinations and activities on the off-the-beaten cultural track.

“This is our essential hallmark that sets us apart from any other events agency”.

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