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5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Madrid

5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Madrid
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$1272.56
Duration: 5 days
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A 5-Day tour that runs through the Basque Country through its three provinces departing from Madrid. visiting wineries, sanctuaries, cities of important cultural life and small traditional villages. A mix of landscapes of green mountains and the coast of the Cantabrian Sea. Enjoy panoramic, and walking city tours on multiples cities through the itinerary and do not lose the change to visit  the Guggenheim Museum with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.

1st Day (Wed.) MADRID – SAN SEBASTIAN
Departure from Madrid towards Zaragoza. Free time to visit the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pilar. In the afternoon we will continue to San Sebastian. Panoramic city tour of this marvel style bourgeois city, seeing the extraordinary landscape dominated by the bay and the magnificent La Concha beach. Accommodation.

2nd Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – LA RIOJA ALAVESA – VITORIA
Breakfast. Drive towards Vitoria. Then, we will arrive at Ordizia. Afterwards, we will go to Oñati, Guipúzcoa’s most noble village for its artistic grandeur, and we will go up to the most important Sanctuary of Guipúzcoa. Continuation to the Rioja Alavesa to arrive at Laguardia. Guided walking tour. In the afternoon, departure to Vitoria. Panoramic tour. Accommodation.

3rd Day (Fri.) VITORIA – BILBAO
Breakfast. Departure to Salinas de Añana, one of the most surprising corners of the Basque Country. Here, we will enjoy an interesting guided tour to learn the history, architecture, archeology and biodiversity of the salt. We follow the route to Orduña, ancient customs, and start a guided visit to this historical village. We continue the route through the Valley of Ayala to arrive in Balmaseda in order to make a walking tour. Free time for lunch and afterwards, we follow the route through the mining area of Bizkaia to reach the coast; Santurtzi and Portugalete. From here we cross the Transporter Bridge Bizkaia (world heritage by UNESCO) to reach Getxo and then finish back in Bilbao. There, we start a sightseeing including the ascend to the Artxanda Mountain and continue with a walking tour around the Old Quarter. We have included as well the entrance to the Guggenheim Museum with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; we will be able to visit freely. Accommodation.

4th Day (Sat.) BILBAO – LOYOLA SANCTUARY – ZARAUZ – BILBAO
Breakfast. Drive through the green and mountainous typical Basque landscape to the province of Gipuzkoa and reach the Sanctuary of Loyola. Visit the shrine of harmonious proportions. Afterwards, continue passing by Zarautz, tourist reference, arrive to San Sebastian. Walking tour into the historic old city and port. Return to Bilbao. Accommodation.

5th Day (Sun.) BILBAO – MADRID (Train)
Breakfast. Morning at leisure. In the afternoon, transfer to rail station to depart by train to Madrid (please expect a later arrival in Madrid). Arrival and END OF OUR SERVICES.

A 5-Day tour that runs through the Basque Country through its three provinces departing from Madrid. visiting wineries, sanctuaries, cities of important cultural life and small traditional villages. A mix of landscapes of green mountains and the coast of the Cantabrian Sea. Enjoy panoramic, and walking city tours on multiples cities through the itinerary and do not lose the change to visit  the Guggenheim Museum with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions.