is much more to Spain than the topic of the flamenco, bullfights and paella!!!
There is the North, green Spain, the Spain of lush green pastures and Atlantic
coastal fishing villages and, to many, one of the great gastronomic regions of
Europe. The restaurants of San Sebastian, for example, bear more Michelin stars
per head of population than Paris.
From the rich treasures of 19th century architecture to the Guggenheim Museum in
Bilbao, already a fixture on the international cultural map, the itinerary has
been designed to show you the most important aspects of each of the two cities
visited - San Sebastian and Bilbao- while allowing you ample free time to rest
or make your own discoveries. The Basque Country is historically unique; its
traditions, customs, culture and its language, Euskera, are all unlike any other
region of Spain.
Our six days/five nights journey starts in San Sebastian, one of the most
elegant cities in Spain and the gastronomic capital of the Basque Country. You
will enjoy cooking and eating at a "Sociedad Gastronomica" (Gastronomic
Society), visit a txacoli winery and the fishing town of Guetaria. One cooking
lesson at San Sebastian will provide you with a quite a good introduction to
famous Basque Cuisine. We journey further west to Bilbao, where you will visit
the magnificent Frank Ghery Guggenheim Museum and the biggest food market in
Europe, before our departure for home.