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Basque Country Explorer: Bilbao, La Rioja & San Sebastián

7 days from £3,070pp

What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

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Itinerary highlights

  • Visit the world-renowned Guggenheim Museum.

  • Experience traditional Basque culture with lunch at a secretive gastronomic society.

  • Drive and hike through the verdant vineyards of La Rioja.

  • Taste a variety of Rioja wines and indulge in delicious Basque pintxos.

  • Cross the border into France and explore more of the Basque coastline.

Price includes

Scheduled international flights
Fully insured vehicle hire
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  • Bilbao
  • La Rioja
  • Logroño
  • La Rioja
  • San Sebastián

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 Bilbao

International outbound flight , Bilbao

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Bilbao. Arrive in Bilbao today and be transferred to your hotel to settle in. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the fascinating Guggenheim Museum.


Day 2 Bilbao


Get an inside look at Basque traditions today with an indulgent lunch at a traditional gastronomic society, accompanied by a society member.


Day 3 Logroño

Bilbao , La Rioja , Logroño

Pick up your car today and drive into the Rioja wine region where you’ll meet your guide for a hike through the countryside. After your hike, continue on to your hotel in the heart of the wine country.

Day 4 San Sebastián

La Rioja , San Sebastián

Depart from La Rioja today and make your way north to San Sebastián, along the way stopping for some tours and tastings at local wineries.

Day 5 San Sebastián

San Sebastián

Spend today at leisure in San Sebastián, exploring some of the city’s beautiful outdoor spaces or driving to smaller surrounding towns. Tonight, enjoy a walking tour of the city as you sample several pintxos, Basque small plates.

Day 6 San Sebastián

San Sebastián

See a different side of Basque country as you head into France with your guide, observing the similarities and differences between the two sides of this fascinating region.

Day 7 International return flight

San Sebastián , International return flight

Bid farewell to San Sebastián as you head to the airport to drop off your car before your flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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