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Experience the Basque Country

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Luis Fernández de Vega

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Hidden in Spain offers bespoke holidays through Spain showing you the hidden places.

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Experience the Basque Country

from

USD

5,049

/ person
  • 10 Days

Experience the Basque Country

This trip can be organized for groups of friends or individuals willing to discover and enjoy the Basque Country. A very complete trip that could only be improved having some more few days to visit a little bit more of northern Spain. Includes food and wine experiences, sightseeing tours, cooking plans and cultural activities.

Arrive in Madrid

Arrive in Madrid. Pascual, my private chauffeur, will take you to your accommodation. Once you check in and rest for a while, I'll include a private walking guided tour through the Old Quarter, Madrid of Augsburgs, with my local guide. He'll not only be able to show you the old quarter but also those hidden corners you only find with a local. He'll also tell you things about local living. Use the rest of the day to stroll around and relax. Read more

Madrid - 1 night

The Basque Country

Pascual, your private local chauffeur, will pick you up and take you back to the airport to fly to Bilbao, where you will be picked up by my local chauffeur, Adolfo to take you to San Sebastian in a private car. You will be hosted in one of the most traditional 4* hotels in town, in front of of La Concha beach, in rooms with sea views. Just after checking in I will have arranged a private pintxos (small portions of food very popular in the Basque Country) tour, with my good partner in the area, Jon, along the old quarter. Hoping from bar to bar asking for wines/beers and tasting different pintxos in each. Read more

San Sebastián - 5 nights

San Sebastián city tour & cooking class

Before the activity arranged for today, Jon, the local guide, will take you through an amazing city tour visiting the main spots in town including Mount Igueldo and the old quarter. A ver special cooking class will be organized afterwards, far from the touristy ones you can find yourself. A chef, that has worked in michelin starred restaurants, will take you to the market for a market stroll. The chef will teach you what to buy and why to choose one fish and not other one before taking you to a private gastronomic club, where only members can enter. Then he will make a show cooking (any one willing to cook can also do it) while you'll enjoy a glass or two of fine wine. When the food is ready you will all seat around a table to taste the food as we spanish people do, chatting each other enjoying some more fine wine. Read more

San Sebastián - 5 nights

Wine experience at Rioja

My good partner in the Basque country and his wife, Jani will take you in a private tour to the prestigious Rioja wine area. You'll be taken to 2 different special wineries (one is the largest underground cellar existing in Spain) and visit one but taste different wines in both and walk through the vineyards where you you'll have arranged a small aperitif of spanish food. Then you will be taken to take pictures of the exteriors of modernist wineries, some of them designed by prestigious architects such as Frank Gehry, the Marques de Riscal and the Ysios wineries. Later you'll be taken to have a special meal of local food at a local restaurant. Before going back to San Sebastian you'll be taken to Laguardia, a small village of the area, to have a short guided walking tour of its medieval old quarter. Read more

San Sebastián - 5 nights
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Basque wine & cheese

Jon and Jani will take you to visit a sheeps farm in the countryside and learn how to produce the local idiazabal cheese that is used in the best michelin restaurants. You'll spend some time with the sheeps and see all the process before tasting the wonderful cheese with some wine. Later you'll be taken to a local winery in the slopes of a hill facing the ocean where they vineyards produce a local grape that has as a result the local white wine, txacoli. The views from there are extraordinaire and the wine makes them even better. After the visit to the winery you'll be taken to Getaria to have a short guided walking tour through its medieval old quarter and its wonderful beach since it is a coastal village of the Basque coast. To finish they were taken to a local restaurant, a grill, where the best fishes and shellfish of the area (also great meats if you are not a fish lover) are grilled. For diner they had arranged a gorgeous diner at a michelin starred restaurant with great views over the city. Read more

San Sebastián - 5 nights
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The French Basque Coast

Today you'll be taken to Biarritz and some of the most beautiful coastal villages of the french Basque Coast including Hendaia, Saint Jean de Luz and Hondarribia. The traditional buildings called “caserios” and the lovely beaches and coastal paths around will delight you. Of course you'll be taken to a great local restaurant for lunch. Read more

San Sebastián - 5 nights
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The coastal road between San Sebastián a

Private transfer to Bilbao along the coast visiting small villages like Zarautz and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Evening private guided walking tour though Bilbao.

Bilbao - 2 nights
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Bilbao and the Guggenheim museum

I'll arrange tickets for the Guggenheim for you with a guide to go along with you inside the museum. After having lunch and having spare time for yourself you'll end the day in a michelin starred restaurant for diner.

Bilbao - 2 nights
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Back to Madrid and good bye dinner

After breakfast you'll be taken by private transfer to the airport to fly back to Madrid. Back in Madrid Pascual, your chauffeur, will take you to your 4* hotel located beside the Plaza del Sol square but far enough not to listen the noise. Your room with balcony will have views to the great streets of Madrid. As special good bye diner I will arrange a special diner at Casa Lucio, one of the most traditional restaurants in Madrid. Your "a la carte" selection including fantastic wines will be the perfect icing on the cake to your fantastic wine and food trip through the Basque Country and Madrid. Read more

Madrid - 1 night

End of trip

Pascual, your local private chauffeur will take you to the airport to get your flight back home.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Calle de Preciados, 37, 28013 Madrid
Day 2
Location Zubieta Kalea, 2, 20007 Donostia, Gipuzkoa
Day 7
Location Federico Moyúa Plaza, 2, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia
Day 9
Location Calle de Preciados, 37, 28013 Madrid

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transfer from/to the airport
  • Transport during the tour (public and private)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Local guides
  • Private tours and experiences
  • Information services
  • Entrances fee
  • Personalized guide book with all the necessary information about the area, maps, schedules, tours and activities, accommodation... so you miss nothing

Package excludes

  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular 76fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

More information

  • All the tours included in this trip can be adapted and/or modified upon your requests. This is not a closed pack, we are specialists in customizing tours so please let us know what you are looking for and we'll work on it until you get exactly what you are looking for. Accommodation will be different based on your likes, requests, budget and availability.
  • The accommodation stated in this trip is subject to be modified due to availability and other factors.

REVIEWS

10 Reviews

Stephanie Sadow, United States

Luis helped my family plan an amazing family vacation to the Basque region of Spain. Luis was incredibly patient and informative during the planning process. He was spot on with his recommendations and the trip was planned perfectly and was everything we had hoped for.

Jeri McGiverin, United States

Great time in Northern Spain, thanks to Luis and his detailed, professional, and friendly service. We were four seniors out for good food, wine, hiking, art, and "hidden" places. Luis surpassed our expectations, arranging all lodging and local transportation, including private drivers to take us to the out-of-the-way places. And all for a reasonable cost. Northern Spain is beautiful, and we were happy to have experienced its geographical and cultural diversity with Luis' guidance via all the information in his complete "personal guide book" he creates for his clients. Read more

Susan Leitchman, United States

Best trip ever! Seamless and fun.This agent is absolutely the best travel agent I have ever worked with. He was attentive to our ages and our needs and suggested some wonderful activities for our 2 week trip through Northern Spain. He used tour guides and drivers who were knowledgeable and fun. A big thank you from the 4 of us for sharing your wonderful country and it's special peole with us. I would recommend this agent and this travel company to anyone. Superb! Read more

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