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Basque Country 6 Days (Bus + Train) (Bilbao and La Rioja Alavesa)

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Day 1: MADRID – BILBAO (train)
Call on Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” train station to depart by train to Bilbao. Arrival to Bilbao train station and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Biarritz into the French Basque Country. Summer resort for the European Royalty, we will discover the best views of the city and the most famous corners. Saint Jean de Luz will be our second stop, a charming coastal village. Here we will taste a typical local sweet. In Hondarribia, we will stop at the Fisher-men quarter, full of bars and typical restaurants including some free time. Lunch not included. Finally, we will arrive to San Sebastian for a walking tour into the old town and the spectacular panoramic views over the Monte Igueldo. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 3: SAN SEBASTIAN – BILBAO (Surroundings)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive along the river of Bilbao, we will discover the interesting industrial past of the city. Already on the coast, we will stop to see the Vizcaya Bridge, heritage of humanity. Passing by the majestic Castle of Butron, we will arrive into the Biosphere of Urdaibai. From the lookout, we will discover the secrets of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Stage for the famous TV serial, Game of Thrones. In Bermeo, typical fishermen village, we will stop for a walking tour and to enjoy its charms. Tasting of a typical pintxo included. Finally in Gernika, we will visit the interesting Assembly House and the famous Tree of Gernika. Continuation to Bilbao. Free time to have lunch (not included). In the afternoon, guided tour to Bilbao with a walking tour of the old town. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Vitoria, Capital city of the Basque Country, we will start with a panoramic tour and later a walking tour into the interesting center and old town. It is included a tasting of a typical sweet in a quality Basque craft candy store. Once we enter Rioja´s wine region, we will contemplate magnificent views over a sea of vineyards. We will pass by typical villages and wineries of all types. In Laguardia, we will enjoy a walking tour into the historical quarter. It is one of the most charming and beautiful villages of la Rioja. It is included a guided visit to a traditional cellar with wine tasting. Some free time in Laguardia. Lunch not included. Rest of the day off in Vitoria to enjoy the city. Accommodation at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bilbao rail station to depart by train to Madrid (please expect a later arrival in Madrid). Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. END OF OUR SERVICES.

Price includes


  • Guided visits and panoramic city sightseeing as per the itinerary (typical Pintxos tasting)
  • Tour escort during the tour
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach
  • Train ticket Madrid – Bilbao - Madrid (tourist class)
  • Accommodation at selected class
  • Daily breakfast
  • Transfers as per itinerary
  • Travel insurance

To consider

Hotels are subject to change based on availability at the time of booking by the tour operator. On certain dates of pre-established annual events such as festivals / congresses as they are carried out, in addition to the High season such as Easter / April fair in Seville / Christmas / New Year, the proposed hotels are not available. In this situation, they will mention to us at the time of booking and confirmation of the available hotels of the same category but that may be off-center, outside the central radius.

This schedule could be modified according to the evolution of Covid-19.

Maximum of 1 suitcase allowed per person, being up to 25 kilos and maximum dimensions of 157 cm dimensional (The dimensional measurement of a suitcase is the sum of length, width and height). In case of additional luggage, extra costs may be charged at destination.

(*) During your stay in Madrid, Bilbao and train journey tour escort service will not be available.

(*) In the event that the panoramic tour of Madrid is not operated for technical reasons will be replaced by the Madrid Hop-on Hop-off Bus 1 day instead.

(*) This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.

Planned Hotels

Ilunion Bilbao / Sirimiri / Nh Deusto / Petit Palace Arana

Sercotel Europa / Sercotel Codina

Abba Jazz / AC General Álava

Tryp Atocha

Barceló Nervión / Ercilla / Occidental Bilbao / Sercotel Gran Bilbao / Silken Indautxu / Zenit Bilbao

Barceló Costa Vasca / Silken Amara Plaza / Astoria 7

Silken Ciudad de Vitoria / Nh Canciller Ayala Vitoria / Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria

Courtyard Marriott Madrid Princesa / Riu Plaza España

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