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Basque Country by car & ferry: to Bilbao, La Rioja & San Sebastián

7 days from £2,300pp

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Tour highlights

  • Journey to northern Spain by ferry in the comfort of your car.

  • Spend time in the Spanish wine region of La Rioja.

  • Explore the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

  • Stroll the streets of San Sebastián on a food tasting tour.

Price includes:

  • All accommodation
  • Cross Channel transfers
  • Activities and excursions as detailed
  • 24-hour support while you travel
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Itinerary idea in detail

Using your own vehicle for self-drive touring

  • Travel to Portsmouth and board your overnight ferry to Bilbao.

  • Arrive in Bilbao and drive to your hotel to settle in. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum, known for its distinctive twisted titanium and glass façade.

  • This morning, drive into La Rioja wine region and to your hotel in the heart of the wine country. The rest of the day is yours to explore. We suggest a leisurely hike through the countryside or a visit to a local winery.

  • Leaving La Rioja, you’ll make your way north to San Sebastián, stop at local wineries for a shared tour, learning about the wine making process, followed by lunch and some tastings.

  • Spend the morning on a guided tour of San Sebastián, exploring its historical heart. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the city as you sample pintxos, Basque small plates.

  • Spend today at leisure in San Sebastián, exploring some of the city’s beautiful outdoor spaces or driving to surrounding towns.

  • Drive to Bilbao and catch the overnight ferry to Portsmouth.

Accommodation options

While the itinerary price reflects the suggested accommodation, Audley trips are 100% tailor-made, and a specialist can help you select the option best suited to your tastes and budget.

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When to go

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San Sebastián
 

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