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BASQUE COUNTRY & RIOJA

CULTURE & CULINARY DISCOVERY TOUR 

Includes

San Sebastian / Bilbao / Rioja Region

7 Days / 6 Nights

May 5 - 11, 2019

$5,375

BASQUE COUNTRY
& RIOJA REGION
CULTURE & CULINARY
DISCOVERY TOUR
 

Mercado de la Bretxa

San Sebastian's La Concha Beach

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Discover one of Spain's most spectacular and undiscovered regions... San Sebastian and Basque Country... rich in natural beauty, fascinating culture, distinctive architecture, superb beaches and delicious gastronomic offerings!

 

We'll be based for six nights in charming and sophisticated San Sebastian where we'll explore Basque Country and Spain's northern coast along the Atlantic Ocean... we'll take day trips to visit Bilbao and tour the futuristic Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao... travel to the Rioja wine country region... visit the Basque countryside, tour a cheese farm and have a regional cuisine country lunch.

We'll have lunch at a private San Sebastian gastronomic club... take a Basque cuisine cooking class with a celebrated local chef... have a Rioja wine tasting session with a local expert.

We'll journey on an evening pixios safari in Parte Vieja, San Sebastian's old town, sampling an assortment of tasty Spanish appetizers, wines and cavas.

Dinners will be arranged at San Sebastian's famed Michelin-starred restaurants for guests desiring to experience San Sebastian's world-renowned gourmet cuisine.

 

There will be free time for personal sightseeing, shopping, relaxing and soaking in San Sebastian's sunshine and ambiance.


Optional before breakfast group pleasure walks through San Sebastian's historic city center and along La Concha promenade are organized for travelers who want some morning exercise before starting their vacation day.
 
The Basque Country & Rioja Region Culture & Culinary Discovery Trip Is Designed To Provide:

  • Fabulous vacation experience to explore and experience majestic San Sebastian, Basque Country & Rioja Region.

  • Small group environment limited to 15 persons. Enjoy the camaraderie and begin friendships with like-minded travelers.

  • Many structured group activities & private tours with local Basque guides... lunch at a private San Sebastian gastronomic club... Basque cuisine cooking class... Rioja wine tasting session... day trips to Bilbao, Rioja wine region & Basque countryside... Basque cheese tasting session... private tour of Guggenheim Museum Bilbao... much more!

  • Free time to explore and enjoy San Sebastian on your own for personal sightseeing... to meander through the narrow alleys of Parte Vieja (San Sebastian's Old Town) ... take the Funicular de Igueldo trolley ride up to the summit of Mount Igeldo for a picturesque bird's-eye view of San Sebastian Bay... visit Mercado de la Bretxa food market... shop at local San Sebastian boutiques... relax at outdoor cafes.

  • Enjoy delicious San Sebastian Basque cuisine and Rioja wines

  • Optional group morning pleasure walks led by Tom Harter, WalkEurope president.

  • Recommended restaurants should you want to explore on your own, yet everyone is invited to join for local-cuisine group meals.

  • Connoisseur service & support – fully escorted tour, personal & customized service for a WORRY-FREE vacation!​ 


What's Included?

  • Six nights in a choice of personally-selected hotels.

    • Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

      • Hotel Niza -- A family-owned boutique hotel located in one of the top-rated locations in San Sebastian opposite magnificent La Concha beach, a charming and delightful turn-of-the-century hotel with bright déco and Belle Époque character.

    • Premiere Luxury Hotel Option:

      • Hotel Maria Cristina -- San Sebastian's premiere luxury 5-star hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel, a historic & elegant late 19th century Belle Époque era hotel,  a favored accommodation for international high society. 

  • Daily hotel buffet breakfasts.

  • Welcome Reception – Rioja wines and Basque cheeses hosted by WalkEurope

  • Pixios Safari -- Evening stroll visiting tapas bars in Parte Vieja sampling an assortment of Basque appetizers, wines and cavas.

  • Basque Cuisine Cooking Class

  • Lunch in private San Sebastian gastronomic club

  • Day Trip -- Bilbao to visit Frank Gehry–designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

  • Day Trip -- Rioja wine region for wine tasting session with a regional expert

  • Day Trip -- Basque countryside to visit a cheese farm and have a local cuisine country lunch.

  • Reservations for personal (on-your-own) dinners at famed San Sebastian Michelin-starred restaurants

  • Farewell Dinner -- Gala farewell dinner with traditional Basque cuisine and Rioja wines hosted by WalkEurope.

  • Morning Pleasure Walks - optional before breakfast group pleasure walks on La Concha promenade, along The Urumea river & through San Sebastian

  • Villa/garden/museum entrance fees for all group activities and day trips.

  • Ground transportation for all group activities, including day trips.

  • Connoisseur service & support - personal & customized service.

Arrival & Departure City:

San Sebastian, Spain

 

Tour Cost: 

Charming Boutique Hotel Option:

  • $5,375 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. For solo travelers, we will try to find you a roommate. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,200      

Premiere Luxury Hotel Option:

Hotel Maria Cristina (5-Star Hotel)

  • $6,875 – 7 days / 6 nights per person in double occupancy shared hotel room. Tour cost does not include airfare.

  • Added cost for private single room hotel accommodation option - $1,975 

    

Space Is Limited --Reserve Early!

Small Group Tour - Limited to 15 persons.

Tour Combinations:

Travel for 2 or 3 weeks combining your Basque Country & Rioja Region Culinary Discovery Tour with... 

Pre-Tour

Portugal: The Best of Portugal Town & Country Tour

April 28 - May 4,  2019

Click here for trip description.

Please Note: Walk Europe strives to operate according to our published itinerary. However, in the event of unforeseen circumstances beyond our control or opportunities that would enhance the itinerary, adjustments may be necessary. Hotels and itinerary are subject to changes. Trip subject to six person minimum.

WALKEUROPE

Call: 626.616.3448

Email: tomharter@walkeurope.com

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