This is a bit more than a half day (5 to 6 hours) tour that starts as a city tour but once we get into the old town turns into a Pintxo tasting tour
We will take you to up to 5 wineries during this day and will never be under 90 Parker Points! Hopping from winery to winery, tasting their best wines(1 glass of their best wine, always over 90 Parker Points, per winery is included in the price) and we will serve you a iberian ham plate in one of them. For lunchtime, we will head to a fantastic Chateaux style winery where we will after visiting their facilities and learning about their winemaking process, you will be served a tapas based light meal paired with 3 of their wines in the outdoor terrace, overlooking their vineyards!. After lunch, we will explore the iconic medieval style village of Laguardia and also will take you to get external views of the unique architecture wineries as Marques del Riscal & Ysios .
Combine the past and the present of the Basque Country, all in one day!
On April 26th 1937, during the Spanish Civil War, the town was razed to the ground by German aircrafts,sent by Hitler to support Franco’s troops. When Picasso painted the Guernika in 1937, could not imagine that its vision of the bombing would become antiwarlike symbol.
Be introduced to the Basque History, in the heart of the Basque Nationalism
Designed by the North American architect Frank Gehry, this unique museum on the riverside is the highlight of Bilbao since 1997. The building itself is an extraordinary combination of interconnecting shapes. Impressive limestone blocks contrast with curved architectural forms covered in titanium. Glass curtain walling provides the building with the light and transparency it needs.
An abstract ship shape, and the titanium panels resembling fish scales pay homage to the fact that the river was historically the economic hub of Bilbao
Explore the museum by yourself, an audio guide is included in the ticket price.
Explore the French side of the Basque Country!
One of the most posh beach resorts of the Basque Coast. It is a luxurious seaside town and is popular with tourists and surfers. Biarritz also boasts some of the best beaches in Europe. Biarritz’s became more renowned in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach (now the Hôtel du Palais). The British royal family and European royalty regularly took vacations in Biarritz.
Former Basque Corsairs’ capital, this small fishing village became rich in the 16th century from fishing and whaling. Piracy, added brought wealth to the town. The ‘finest moment’ for the town was in 1660, when Louis XIV married Marie-Thérèse of Spain in the town church – the Basque church of St John the Baptist
Driving through the beautiful "La Corniche" coastal road, we will get back to the Spanish side of the Basque Country. Hondarribia is one of the most beautiful towns of the Basque Country, it’s medieval old part, is one of the few fortified towns in the Basque Country. Its walls, most of which are still standing and are constantly being restored, give it a special appearance by evoking an epic past and by impregnating every corner, alley and square with aromas, flavors and sounds that take us back to other times. We could also find the typical Basque fishermen houses, with colorful balconies filled up with heaps of flowers.