Basque Country
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ABOUT BASQUE COUNTRY

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BASQUE COUNTRY

 

The Basque Country is historically unique; its traditions, customs, culture and its language, Euskera, unrelated to any Indo-European language, are all unlike any other region of Spain. Euskadi, as the region is called in Basque, is a friendly land of hardy and independent but hospitable people. The region is composed of three provinces together with Navarra and part of southwestern France. The capital of the Bizkaia province is Bilbao (Bilbo), a great seaport and an industrial and financial center. Since 1997 it is the home of the spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao Museum, "the building of the century." San Sebastián, called Donostia in Basque, is an upmarket resort with amazing beaches and the principal city of Gipuzkoa province, and it extends like a string of pearls around the Bay of Biscay. It is a sophisticated city of great beauty and elegance with a cultural, social and gastronomic importance far in excess of its size. And Vitoria-Gasteiz in Álava is the inland apex of the Basque triangle, the region ´s political and administrative capital and seat of the Basque government. 

Irún to the far north-east is a famous starting point for pilgrims on their way to Santiago de Compostela on the Northern Way (Camino del Norte). There ´s Pamplona too with its world famous Fiestas de San Fermín and a stopping off point for pilgrims on the French Way. From the Pyrenees to charming Vitoria there ´s so much to do and see.

Great eating is another important reason to visit the Basque Country. Basque chefs are held in the highest esteem and the cooking of the Basque region has ardent admirers perhaps Spain ´s finest cuisine. It was here in the Basque Country that nueva cocina vasca -new Basque cuisine- was born, based on the creative use of the finest local ingredients. It exists alongside traditional Basque cooking that revolves around exquisite seafood -especially hake, salt cod, spider crab and baby eels (angulas)- all accompanied by the wonderful local white wine called txakolí. Basques share their good humor and kitchen wisdom in the region ´s famous men-only gastronomic societies. 

But the essence of all that is Basque can be better appreciated outside the cities, in the countless farmhouses, villages and small towns scattered over the mountains and forests of the countryside, and in the picturesque villages along the rugged coast, where the Basques ´prodigious fishing skills against formidable climatic odds have historically taken them as far away as Newfoundland. In rural areas native Basque culture has remained intact: in the sports and games like jai alai that highlight the energy and competitive spirit of the Basques, and in traditional fiestas in which Basque singers and dancers display great strength and dexterity. 

Population:  2.19 million (2016)
Capital:  Vitoria-Gasteiz
Area: 7.234 km²
Sources include: Instituto Nacional de Estadística , Google, Wikipedia

We have a wide selection of hand-picked Tours to the Basque Country & Historic or Modern Hotels in the Basque Country. Below you will find the full list of the Basque Country Tours & Hotels.
 
 
 
 

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San Sebastian
 

SAN SEBASTIAN

 
San Sebastián is a beautiful, upmarket seaside town located 20 km from the lrún Hendaya border. A fashionable, clean and modern city of about 186,000 inhabitants. It lies in the shelter of Monte lgueldo, Urgull and Ulía, and the river Urumea flows through the middle of it. As well as the cosmopolitanism of the modern town with its large avenues and elegant tree-lined boulevards there is the picturesque old quarter and its delightful fishing port where excellent typical restaurants...
 
 
 
Bilbao
 

BILBAO

 
Bilbao, capital of Biscay and one of Spain´s leading cities, was founded in 1300 by D. Diego López de Haro, Lord of Biscay. Its original location was on the banks of the river Nervión, in what now is the Casco Viejo (the Old Quarter). Bilbao is world famous thanks to the Guggenheim Museum. One of the most famous art galleries in the world which has put the city of Bilbao on the map forever !.
 
 
 
 

TOP TOURS

Here are the top 10 recommended tours of Spain & Portugal selected by our tour specialist in all the destination we offer tours within these countries. After many years of exploring and experiencing the "Best of the Best" we would like to share our knowledge with you to make your next trip an unforgettable journey!

 
 
 
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  8450,00 euros 
 

Northern Green Spain Slow Food, Wine & Camino...

 

Join our co-founder on a special small group gastronomic journey across Northern Spain. You could call it an active gourmet food tour walking thru some amazing landscapes... mountain trails, coastal paths, wine country roads, etc... We have added in a mix of experiences that will keep your taste buds excited...

 

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70,00 euros  
 

Day Trip to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, Txacoli...

 

On this chauffeur driven tour you will explore the picturesque Basque coastline and visit a Txakoli winery

 

  

 
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  Full Day...
  95,00 euros 
 

The Best Wineries & Historic Wine Towns of La...

 

Enjoy a private wine day tour from Bilbao to visit the famous wine region of La Rioja. Take a in-depth look at Rioja wine country.

 

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7 Days / 6...  
1665,00 euros  
 

Camino de Santiago Tour from Bilbao Independently...

 

On this chauffeur-driven tour you will independently walk (with the support of a chauffeur) the most scenic parts of the ancient French way pilgrimage to Santiago and savor excellent cuisine and La Rioja's world famous wines..

 

  

 
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  7 Days / 6...
  1215,00 euros 
 

Self-Drive Camino de Santiago Tour from Bilbao

 

On this self drive tour you follow along the ancient French way pilgrimage to Santiago. Take turns driving and get a chance as well to walk independently scenic portions of the trail and savoring excellent cuisine and La Rioja's world famous wines...

 

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1 to 8 Hours...  
25,00 euros  
 

Private Driver Car Services and Transfers in San...

 

Private Chauffeur/Driver Car services in San Sebastian, Basque Country. You can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel, airport, or a location specified within city limits. Choose from our selection of vehicle types (eg. Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan, Minivan)

 

  

 
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  1 to 8 Hours...
  90,00 euros 
 

Private Driver-Chauffeur Car or Minivan Transfers...

 

Private Chauffeur/Driver Car services in Bilbao, Basque Country. You can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel, airport, or a location specified within city limits. Choose from our selection of vehicle types (eg. Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan, Minivan)

 

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Small Group Pintxos & Wine Tour in San Sebastian

 

Join a small group (up to 10 people max) tour of some of San Sebastian´s finest tapas bars. You´ll visit 6 of San Sebastian´s best pintxo bars in the old town, known for having the highest concentration of bars in the world.

 

  

 
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Small Group Traditional Basque Cuisine Cooking...

 

If you are interested in learning how to prepare Spanish dishes but you do not have too much time to dedicate to it, consider a morning in the kitchen, followed by a three course lunch in San Sebastian on our half day small group cooking class...

 

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Small Group Pintxo Cooking Class in San Sebastian

 

If you are interested in learning how to prepare the famous basque signature pintxos (little bites) consider a morning in the kitchen, followed by lunch savouring all the pintxos you have made.

 

  

 
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TOP HOTELS

Here are the top 10 recommended hotels of Spain & Portugal selected by our tour specialist in all the destination we offer hotels within these countries. After many years of exploring and experiencing the "Best of the Best" we would like to share our knowledge with you to make your next trip an unforgettable journey!

 
 
 
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Hotel Astoria 7

 

The Astoria7 is themed around cinema and the San Sebastian Film Festival.

 

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Hotel Miró

 

Hotel Miró Bilbao, Contemporary Hotel opposite the Guggenheim. Located between the Guggenheim Museum and the Museo de Bellas Artes.

 

  

 
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