Explore the 3 main cities of the Basque Country on a 5-day tour of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria.
Day 1: Bilbao
Get a full dossier about the Basque Country upon check in at your hotel.
Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian
Head towards San Sebastian via Azkoitia and stop at the Sanctuary of Loyola to admire the Baroque monuments of the religious complex. Continue to the village of Zumaia and get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay as you drive along the coastal road. Upon arrival in San Sebastian, take a panoramic bus tour to see highlights such as the Kursaal Palace. Enjoy some free time for lunch, and then take a walking tour of the Old Town.
Day 3: San Sebastian - Rioja - Vitoria
Depart San Sebastian and pass the old towns of Tolosa and Ordizia, known for its weekly Wednesday market. Next, visit the elegant village of Oñati and continue to the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Pass the typical villages of the wine growing region of Rioja Alavesa. Explore the historic town of Laguardia and get some free time for lunch. Continue to Vitoria, where you will take a panoramic city tour on arrival. Visit the Artium Museum of Contemporary Art and get the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 4: Vitoria - Bilbao
Journey through the rural landscape of Alava en route to Salinas de Añana, where you will learn about the historic salt mining industry. Continue to the village of Orduña, surrounded by the mountains of the Sierra Salvada, and take a guided walking tour of the town. Get back to nature in Ayala and discover vast forests of oak trees. Stop for lunch in Balmaseda, and then go to the coastal town of Santurtzi, known for its seafaring traditions. Continue to Portugalete to cross the transporter bridge to Getxo, where you can go for a walk along the seafront and get a magnificent view of the Bay of Biscay. Continue to Bilbao and take a panoramic tour on arrival.
Day 5: Bilbao
Enjoy some free time in the city before your departure.