Tours in the Basque Country
Discover the treasures
of the Basque Country
Take advantage of your stay in Donostia to discover the rest of the Basque Country with a professional local guide who will help you discover the little treasures of the French and Spanish Basque Country. The guide will introduce you to Basque history, culture, traditions and geography while you visit our territory.
If you wish, we can create a customized plan for you and your family, group of friends, company or as a complement to your convention or congress.
( *Transportation is not provided )
We offer you different options for private half-day and full-day tours, based on your availability and interest.
HONDARRIBIA – PASSAGES
We head to the French border to visit Hondarribia, on the shores of Txingudi Bay at the mouth of the Bidasoa River. We will take a guided walking tour through its medieval old town and the lively “marine street” to the Butron promenade overlooking Hendaye (France). Afterwards, we will travel through the landscapes of the natural reserve of Jaizkibel, until we reach Pasajes San Juan, a fishing village in the great port of Guipuzcoa, for a guided tour.
We head to the Basque-French province of Lapurdi to tour the coast and visit Biarritz, where we will take a guided walking tour. We will continue along the coast to the bay of San Juan de Luz at the foot of the towns of Sokoa, Ziburu and San Juan de Luz. In the latter, we will take a guided walking tour. We will then leave the bay to enjoy the cliffs and the nature of the French coastline to Hendaye, where we will cross the bay of Txingudi to the Spanish border.
We will delve into the fishing history of Guipuzcoa, traveling along the mountains and cliffs of the coast, to visit the whaling towns of Orio, Zarauz, with a visit to its market, and Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastián Elcano and Cristóbal Balenciaga, where we will also visit the Txakoli vineyards.
TXAKOLI EXPERIENCE I
Take advantage of your visit to the coast of Gipuzkoa, where you will visit the fishing villages of Orio and Getaria, and the tourist town of Zarauz, to combine it with a visit to a Txakoli winery. There we will explain the process of elaboration of this precious white wine, and you will be able to taste it after the visit.
TXAKOLI EXPERIENCE II
Take advantage of your visit to the coast of Gipuzkoa, where you will visit the fishing villages of Hondarribia and Pasajes San Juan, to combine it with a visit to a Txakoli winery. There we will explain the process of elaboration of this precious white wine, and you will be able to taste it after the visit.
FRENCH BASQUE COUNTRY
We headed to the south of FranceWe will visit the capital of the region and learn about Basque life and customs in the Iparralde area, Bayonnethe coastal village of Biarritz with its mansions and palaces of the 19th century, the bay of San Juan de Luz a guided tour of the fishing village of Saint-Jean-de-Luz and a trip along the cliffs of the French coastline to the HendayeThe city borders with Spain.
RIOJA WINERY TOUR (10 hours)
We leave San Sebastian for the Rioja wine region to visit 2 wineries, in La Rioja Alta and La Rioja Alavesa, and taste their wines. We will tour the vineyards along the Ebro River, enjoy the modern and impressive architecture of the most famous wineries and take a guided tour of the medieval town of Laguardia.
COAST OF BISCAY AND BILBAO
We travel to the town of Guernica, making a journey through the history of Basque nationalism, the civil war and the bombing of Guernica. We will enjoy the landscapes of the Urdaibai biosphere reserve. Then we will go to the viewpoint over the monastery of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and we will continue our route to Bilbao, where we will take a guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum and the downtown area.
A LA CARTE TOURS
Tell us your interests and preferences and we will tailor a guided tour for you. Prices will vary depending on the duration, number of people, time and route of the request.