Luxury Tailor Made Journeys depart on the dates that work for you and feature expert local guides throughout your journey. The itinerary below can be customized to your interests.
ARRIVE BILBAO, SPAIN
Arrive at Bilbao Airport, where you join your expert guide to explore the city. Visit the Guggenheim Museum, the masterpiece of Frank Gehry, with its gleaming titanium structure. Apart from the works that form the Guggenheim’s permanent collection, it offers an array of intriguing temporary exhibitions. Visit the historic Siete Calles (Old Town) district, beautifully restored after catastrophic floods. Wander through its boutiques, small bars and restaurants before checking in to your hotel in San Sebastian.
SAN SEBASTIAN | CULINARY EPICENTER
This morning, explore San Sebastian with your expert guide, taking in the fascinating Old Town, the iconic The Comb of the Wind sculpture on the horseshoe bay of La Concha, and the promontory of Monte Igeldo. Continue on to the nearby fishing village of Getaria. Visit the Balenciaga Museum, dedicated to dress designer Cristobal Balenciaga, who was born in the village. On the hills overlooking the sea are several of the most important vineyards producing small-batch txacolí. Take a tour and enjoy a tasting before returning to San Sebastian. This evening, experience the real soul of Basque cuisine in its small bars and restaurants that throng the narrow streets of the Parte Vieja — the oldest district in town — accompanied by your local guide. Along the way, you may sample a wide variety of pintxos (local tapas), for which the region is known.
FRENCH BASQUE COUNTRYSIDE OR RIOJA | EXPLORE YOUR WAY
Today, explore the Pays Basque Français, an enchanting enclave of small fishing villages, lush green landscapes and rolling Pyrenees foothills. Alternatively, you may opt to visit the medieval walled hilltop town of Laguardia, continuing on to one of Rioja's most historic wineries.
This morning, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.