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  3. Bilbao
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From Bilbao: Basque Country 3 Cities 7-Day Coach Tour

Product ID: 29169
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Discover the highlights of the Basque Country on a 7-day tour of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria. Get back to nature in the Rioja wine producing region, the oak forests of Ayala and the ancient salt flats of Salinas de Leniz.
About this activity
Duration 7 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the 3 main cities of the Basque Country
  • Take guided tours of Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian
  • Get back to nature in the vast oak forests of Ayala
  • Encounter typical Basque Country villages and coastal scenery
Full description
See the highlights of the Basque Country on a tour of the cities of Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian. Benefit from guided panoramic tours and walking tours to get a complete picture of each destination. Journey through an amazing landscape of dramatic sea views, typical fishing villages and vast forests of oak trees.

Day 1: Bilbao
Benefit from pick-up and transfer to your hotel to get a full tour program about the Basque Country.

Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian
Depart Bilbao and journey through the mountains towards San Sebastian. See the old tower houses of Azkoitia and visit the shrine at the Sanctuary of Loyola before making your way to the coastal town of Zumaia. Get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay and stop in the medieval fishing village of Getaria. Continue to San Sebastian via the resort town of Zarautz.

Take a panoramic bus tour of San Sebastian and see highlights such as Kursaal Palace on arrival. Enjoy some free time for lunch before taking a walking tour of the Old Town, and stroll past typical pintxo bars and the 18th-century Basilica of Santa Maria de Coro. Get tips on what to do with the rest of the evening and the following day at leisure.

Day 3: San Sebastian
Enjoy a free day to explore San Sebastian at your own pace.

Day 4: San Sebastian - Rioja - Vitoria
Take the highway towards Vitoria, passing the old town of Tolosa. Arrive at the village of Ordizia and go for a stroll before going to Oñati and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Visit the former salt mining town of Salinas de Leniz, and then enter the wine producing area of Rioja Alavesa. Admire typical villages such as Labastida and Laguardia, where you will get some free time to explore the town and enjoy lunch independently. Continue to Vitoria for a panoramic tour of the capital of the Basque Country. Marvel at monuments such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria and Casco Viejo, and avail of free entry to the Artium Museum of Contemporary Art.

Day 5: 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 6: Bilbao
Explore Bilbao at your own pace with a day at leisure. Get useful information from your guide to help you plan your day.

Day 7: Bilbao
Enjoy some free time in the city before your transfer to the airport.
Includes
  • Pick-up and drop off at Bilbao Airport, Bilbao Bus Station or Bilbao Train Station
  • Transportation and guide during the tour
  • Accommodation based on hotel category booked
  • Dossier with information, maps, fact sheet, tour program etc.
  • Panoramic tours and guided walking tours of all 3 cities
  • Entrance ticket to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Entrance ticket to the San Telmo Museum in San Sebastian
  • Visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Aranzazu
  • Visit to the Tower House and Basilica of San Ignacio de Loyola
  • Visit to the Añana Salt Valley
  • Lunch with drinks included in Balmaseda
  • Pass for the Vizcaya Bridge
  • Guided walking tour of Getaria, Oñati and Laguardia
What’s Not Included
  • Dinner and lunch during the trip
  • Tickets to museums or monuments not included in the itinerary
  • Extra services not included in the program
  • Tips, porter fees and other services not included

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Pick-up possible from Bilbao Airport, or from the main bus or train station.

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Important information
Know before you go
• Children up to 2 years old can join for free but you will be required to pay the cost of a crib or other hotel services required direct to the hotel. There may also be lunch costs. Children from 2 to 11 years old get a 40% discount based on 2 adults staying in the same room
• The type of transport used can vary depending on the number of participants on the selected dates
• Your hotel category is guaranteed. The specific hotels will be informed at time of confirmation. All hotels are well located in the city centers and of very good quality
• Tours are available in English and Spanish. For other languages, please enquire
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