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Tailor Made Spain: Basque Traditions


4 days from $5,595

Private Journey

Travel with your private party on this Luxury Tailor Made Journey, departing when you choose and with expert local guides leading the way; you can even customize the itinerary to your interests.

Take in the wonders of the Basque region as you visit the Guggenheim in Bilbao, taste pintxos (local tapas) in San Sebastian, and explore the French Basque or Rioja wine region. A spectacular adventure in its own right, this four-day experience can also be used to extend a larger Tailor Made Journey.

A&K Advantages

Explore the distinctive architecture, cuisine, wine and culture that sets the Basque region in a category all its own

Visit Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum, an iconic architectural masterwork designed by Frank Gehry

Sample the finest local pintxos (local tapas) with a resident foodie leading the way

In the charming fishing village of Getaria, browse exhibits displaying the dresses of classic fashion designer, Cristobal Balenciaga

Experience the haunting beauty of The Comb of the Wind, a sculptural art installation framed by San Sebastián’s rugged coastal cliffs

Take your choice of full-day excursions to the French Basque or Rioja wine regions

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
ARRIVE BILBAO, SPAIN
Day 2
SAN SEBASTIAN | CULINARY EPICENTER
Day 3
FRENCH BASQUE COUNTRYSIDE OR RIOJA | EXPLORE YOUR WAY
Day 4
DEPART BILBAO

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.

Day 1
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.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 2
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.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 3
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.

Hotel Maria Cristina
Meals: Breakfast
Day 4
DEPART BILBAO

This morning, you are transferred to the airport for your international departure.


Priced from $5,595

Prices are per person, double occupancy for the itinerary as published for 2019 travel. Supplements may apply over holidays, festivals and special events. Subject to availability. International air not included.


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