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Pais Vasco with Bilbao and San Sebastian 7 Days Tour

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Discover the beautiful city of Bilbao and its surroundings with this complete tour of 7 days duration

Highlights

  • Bilbao's Casco Viejo is ideal to go for a walk and discover the city’s more than 700 years of history. La Bolsa, el Palacio Arana and Casa Mazarredo are located in this neighbourhood’s seven streets.
  • La Concha beach is one of the most emblematic postcards of San Sebastián. Its maritime promenade is perfect for relaxing and breathe marine breeze.
  • Discover in Vitoria the most well preserved hisroric quarter in the Basque Country.

Included

  • Arrival & Departure transfers from/to Bilbao airport.
  • Guided visits in Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria.
  • Entrance fee for free visit (no guide included) to the Artium Museum and Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao).
  • Tour escort during the tour.
  • Air conditioned deluxe motor-coach.
  • Accommodation at selected class.
  • Daily breakfast.

Excluded

  • Any other service not specified.

Please Note

  • Languages available: Spanish and English. The tour can be operated in both languages simultaneously.
  • Accommodation classes are as follows:
Superior T Class:

- Bilbao: Ilunion Bilbao or similar

- San Sebastián: NH Aranzazu, Barcelo Costa Vasca, Silken Amara Plaza or similar

- Vitoria: AC General Alava or similar

Superior Plus A Class:

- Bilbao: Holiday Inn Bilbao, Barcelo Nervion, Hesperia Bilbao, Sercotel Gran Bilbao or similar

- San Sebastián: NH Aranzazu, Barcelo Costa Vasca, Silken Amara Plaza or similar

- Vitoria: Silken Ciudad Vitoria, Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria or similar

Restrictions

  • Transport companies allow only one suitcase per person.
  • This circuit only runs with a minimum of 2 persons per departure, in case that this minimum has not been reached, an alternative date or cancel option without penalties will be offered.
  • During your stay in San Sebastian and Bilbao tour escort service will not be available
  • The Artium Museum is subject to availability, San Telmo Museum of San Sebastian will be visited instead.

Essential Information

  • Print your voucher and give it to the airport's representative to take the transfer to the hotel.
  • Please contact us at least 24 hours in advance to reconfirm your tour and pick up time: Monday to Friday from 09.00 am to 6.00 pm at 0034 91 758 06 42 // Saturday & Sunday from 08.00 am to 6.00 pm at 00 34 91 559 96 05. By email escortedtours@julia.net
  • Cancellation policy: a 10% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled between 15 and 11 days prior to travel, 25% betwen 10 and 3 days and 50% if cancelled 48 hours prior to travel. 100% cancellation penalty will apply in case of no-show

1st Day (Mon.) BILBAO
Meet and assistance at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. Accommodation at the hotel.

2nd Day (Tue.) BILBAO –SANCTUARY OF LOYOLA – SAN SEBASTIAN
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart at 09:00 a.m. drive eastward through the green and mountainous typical Basque landscape to the province of Gipuzkoa, pass Eibar, Elgoibar, Azkoitia, reach the Sanctuary of Loyola. Visit the shrine of harmonious proportions, built in XVII/XVIII C. Continue via Azpeitia, to the coast by Zumaia, reach Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elcano with its arch Catrapona, Parish Church of San Salvador (XV C.), a Gothic gem, fishing port and village. Afterwards, continue passing by Zarautz, tourist reference since the XIX C. Its 2500 meters long magnificent beach, the longest of Gipuzkoa, and the old town with its picturesque streets of cosmopolitan ambiance. Later, arrive to San Sebastian for a panoramic city tour, Kursaal Palace, Monte Igueldo with magnificent views of the city, etc. Free time for independent lunch. Walking tour into the historic old city and port, Dominican Convent (XVI C.), the Basilica of Santa Maria de Coro (XVIII C.) and the Constitution Square. Accommodation at the hotel.

3rd Day (Wed.) SAN SEBASTIAN
Breakfast and accommodation at the hotel. Whole day at leisure for you to discover the wonders that this elegant city has to offer and to enjoy its excellent gastronomy.

4th Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – LA RIOJA ALAVESA – VITORIA
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive southward towards Vitoria via Lasarte, Andoain and Villabona municipalities with historic-artistic and archaeological values. Continue via Tolosa, Ordizia, typical village of Goierri area, historical and monumental centre. Through Beasain, Ormaiztegi, Zumarraga, arrival to Oñati, the most elegant village of Gipuzkoa province. After viewing some of the monuments, head on a road with magnificent views over cliffs to reach the most important Sanctuary of Gipuzkoa, the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu, compendium of the best contemporary Basque art, by the Franciscan order. Continue the journey, arrive to the Rioja Alavesa area. Pass by Labastida to Laguardia, famous town for its historic monuments and also its wineries. Free time to explore the town. Independent lunch. Departure to Vitoria, capital of the Basque Country rich in heritage, Panoramic City Tour, its very well preserved medieval Old Town, declared Monumental Complex, its gothic design and its narrow streets, as well as important medieval and Renaissance buildings. Artium Museum (entrance ticket included) the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the church of the White Virgin, the “Casco Viejo. Balance of the day at leisure for you to explore the centre and the old quarter of the city. Accommodation at the hotel.

5th Day (Fri.) VITORIA – BILBAO
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salinas deAñana, one of the most surprising corners of the Basque Country. Here, we will enjoy aninteresting guided tour to learn the history, architecture, archeology and biodiversity of the salt.We follow the route to Orduña, ancient customs, and start a guided visit to this historical village.We continue the route through the Valley of Ayala to arrive in Balmaseda in order to make awalking tour. Free time for lunch and afterwards, we followthe route throughthe mining area of Bizkaia to reach the coast; Santurtzi and Portugalete. From here we cross theTransporter Bridge Bizkaia (world heritage by UNESCO) to reach Getxo and then finish back inBilbao. There, we start a sightseeing including the ascend to the Artxanda Mountain andcontinue with a walking tour around the Old Quarter. We have included as well the entrance tothe Guggenheim Museum with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; we will be
able to visit freely(guide is not included just the entrance fee). The guide will provide comprehensive information of all available activities,museums, culture, folklore and social or sporting events taking place in Bilbao. Accommodation at the hotel.

6th Day (Sat.) BILBAO
Breakfast and accommodation at the hotel. Full day at leisure for independent activities and to enjoy the typical “tapas” that the different taverns have to offer.

7th Day (Thu). BILBAO
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

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