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Bilbao to Bordeaux: Cuisine & Culture 2022


9 days from $9,495 per person

Limited to 18 guests

Immerse yourself in a cultural and culinary exploration of Spain’s vibrant Basque country and France’s celebrated Bordeaux region, two spectacularly scenic destinations renowned the world over for their fine food and wine.

A&K Advantages

  • Tour the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, a Frank Gehry-designed architectural icon
  • Visit Guernica, the city that inspired Pablo Picasso’s most celebrated masterwork, delving in to its famed local market, and discover an offshore wine cellar like no other
  • Savor Basque cuisine and culture on an exclusive experience at a local culinary club in San Sebastián
  • Go behind the scenes in some of Bordeaux’s finest châteaux, savoring a day of private cellar tours and tastings
  • Cruise the coastal waters of Arcachon Bay, enjoying oysters plucked fresh from the sea

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Arrive Bilbao, Spain
Day 2
Guernica & the Coast | A Legacy of Remembrance
Day 3
Bilbao | Masterworks of the Guggenheim
Day 4
San Sebastián | Sun, Surf & Cider
Day 5
Pamplona | Hemingway’s Haunts
Day 6
Bordeaux, France | Duet of Spicy & Sweet
Day 7
Bordeaux | Wines of the Châteaux’s Cellars
Day 8
Bordeaux | Delicacy of the Coast
Day 9
Depart Bordeaux


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