Set off for the most amazing five days tour of Bilbao and daily excursions. We will admire the beauty of Basque Coast, San Sebastián and Biarritz along with Vitoria and La Rioja. Discover the ultimate beauty of the highlights and get to know about the renowned historic monuments with rich inheritance.
What you can expect
Depart from Bilbao to admire the fascination of Barakaldo, a popular metropolitan city of Basque country. Then, move towards Sestao to see a pleasant Town Hall. The visit to Portugalete town will show the beautiful Transport Bridge (Puente Colgante) and stunning sea beach area. Reaching to Gaztelugatxe will present the scene of most stunning Coastline and visit to Burmeo, the fishing town, will let you admire the charm of Juradera Church, Old Port and Town Hall. Admire Mundaka for its marvellous views and enjoy the Assembly House of Guernika town. You will love the sightseeing tour of Bilbao, which comprises of Plaza Nueva, amazing Cathedral of Santiago and exciting Mercado de la Ribera.
Next, visit Biarritz for the breathtaking beaches. You will also admire the sight of Old Port and Virgin on the rock. Reach Saint Jean De luz, a famous place for fishing and farming. After this, visit Hondarribia, a beautiful fishing town. Leave for the short panoramic tour of San Sebastian, famous for its mountains views and Old historic Quarter.
Leave for the panoramic city tour of Vitoria, where old town and monumental complex are believed to be the best preserved. We will also go for the walking tour of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The Cathedral of Santa Maria is the major attraction of this place. After this, reach Laguardia for its awesome wineries, ancient walls and amazing monuments. Then, we will leave for the another walking tour of Rioja, which is popular for its wineries.
Get back to Bilbao to admire the creative architecture of Frank Gehry at the Marqués de Riscal Winery.
Day 1: Bilbao
Get assistance at the airport of Bilbao and reach to the hotel. Spend your time to explore the places, shop or in ultimate relaxation. Get back to soothing environment of the hotel.
Overnight: Tourist class - Abba Parque. First class - Barcelo Nervion or NH Villa Bilbao or Hesperia Bilbao or Holiday Inn Bilbao
Day 2: Bilbao - Excursion to the Basque Coast
Enjoy your breakfast at the hotel and start your journey from Bilbao to Basque Coast. Set off at 9am for the beautiful half day travel. You will get a chance to visit Barakaldo and enjoy the sight of Botanic Garden and The Bilbao Exhibition Center. This place also has happening night life. Don’t forget to explore Getxo town, it has enchanting beaches, impressive cliffs and several mind blowing shopping places. It’s also famous for it’s stunning, oldest transport Bridge of Biscay.
Next, you make your way to Great Castle of Butron, which gives a fairy tale look with it’s exotic parks for beautiful long walks. Afterwards, you visit to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. It presents a truly magnificient view of majestic water from a mighty mountain. Bermeo has a prominent fish port, rocks, cliffs along with the beauty and charm of the village. It presents the wonderful beach of Aritzatxu, Izaro Island. There is lot of magnetism in the houses of the fishermen, which are painted in the variety of the shades. Next place is Mundaka. It presents the seducing sea with green hills all around. It has been declared as a Reserve of the Biosphere by UNESCO.
Then, you will visit to Gernika village. It presents the symbolic paintings of the war victims. It also boasts of the paintings of the great Pablo Picasso. Here, you will admire Assembly House also. Get back to Bilbao about 2pm.
In the afternoon, you will enjoy the amazing sights of Bilbao. Walk to the lovely streets and old square. Visit to the old Gothic Cathedral of Santiago. Mercado de la Ribera is one of the largest markets. After that, enjoy Arriaga theatre and head back to your hotel.
Day 3: Bilbao - Excursion to San Sebastian and Biarritz
Enjoy your breakfast and depart from Bilbao to Biarritz at 9am. Biarritz is a cosmopolitan place that has charmed maximum of international jet setters. This place has gained lot of popularity and reputation as the queen of beaches and beaches of kings. This is such a mesmerizing place that European Royalty, such as Gary Cooper, Frank Sinatra and the great Napoleon, delightedly spent their summer vacation here.
The Journey will head towards the Old Port and Virgin on the Rock. This place is named after Virgin Mary. This will show the best sunset view along with breathtaking beaches.
Next, you will be taken to Saint Jean de Luz, an amazing small village. It’s cobbled streets tell the beautiful tales of farming and fishing. It’s popular for large moon shaped beach with fine golden sand.
Afterwards, the next spot will be Hondarribia, a village which takes you to the by gone medieval era of fortress. You will continue your journey by boat from Hendaye to Hondarribia across the Txingudi. Both these places possess fascinating beaches and has high ecological value.
By afternoon time, you will reach to the most beautiful San Sebastian city. It’s full of stunning natural landscape. You would fall in love with the wonderful view of Igueldo mountain and city tour with all the attractions. Walking tour to the old historical Quarter is also a great mention. Here you will have ample of time to enjoy all the lovely places.
Finally, you will head back to Bilbao directly from San Sebastian to relax at your awesome hotel.
Day 4: Bilbao - Excursion to Vitoria and La Rioja
Enjoy your breakfast and get ready to move to Vitoria at 9am. It will be a full day tour to the capital city of the Basque Country. Vitoria is the second largest Basque city. At first, you will begin with enjoying the panoramic tour of this beautiful place. It is undoubtedly the most pleasurable place to live in Spain. You would admire Cathedral of Santa Maria for it’s Gothic style architecture along with beautiful Renaissance buildings. You will also be delighted to see Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Diocesan Museum of sacred art of Alava and many churches.
Afterwards, head towards La Rioja, which is considered as the most happening wine region of Spain. This place is really a feast to the travellers to relax and enjoy the most exotic flavours of wine.
Your lovely tour will take you to the medieval village of Laguardia, which is completely a blissful place for your wine trip. It has cobblestoned streets, ancient buildings, gorgeous palaces, great cafes and surely the wonderfully exotic wineries.
Mid afternoon will bring you back to Bilbao by passing through Elciego. This place is in the southern end of the province of Álava. You will surely praise the architectural work of Frank Gehry here.
Finally, you will get back to Bilbao after spending the amazing time all day long.
Day 5: Bilbao
Enjoy your sumptuous breakfast at the hotel. Later will be provided to take you back to the airport and it will mark the end of our services.
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