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5-Day Spain Tour: Basque Country from Madrid

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1st Day (Tue.) MADRID – BILBAO (Train)

Call on Madrid “Puerta de Atocha” train station to depart by train to Bilbao. Arrival to Bilbao train station and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

2nd Day (Wed.) BILBAO – LOYOLA SANCTUARY - GETARIA - ZARAUZ - SAN SEBASTIAN

Breakfast at the hotel. Drive through the green and mountainous typical Basque landscape to the province of Gipuzkoa, pass Eibar, Elgoibar, Azkoitia, and reach the Sanctuary of Loyola. Continue via Azpeitia, to the coast by Zumaia, reach Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elcano with its arch Catrapona, Parish Church of San Salvador (XV C.), a Gothic gem, fishing port and village. Afterwards, continue passing by Zarautz. Later, arrive to San Sebastian. Walking tour into the historic old city and port. Accommodation.

3rd Day (Thu.) SAN SEBASTIAN – LA RIOJA ALAVESA - VITORIA

Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 hrs. drive towards Vitoria via Lasarte, Andoain, Villabona and Tolosa, where in its historical center are conserved public buildings of the XVI and XVII C. Then, we will arrive at Ordizia. Short stop, with its old historical center and nucleus of the town declared Joint Monumental-Historic. Afterwards, we will go to Oñati, Guipúzcoa’s most noble village for its artistic grandeur, and we will go up to the most important Sanctuary of Guipúzcoa, the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Aránzazu, in charge of the Franciscan Order. Continuation to the Rioja Alavesa to arrive at Laguardia, famous town for its historical monumental set and mainly for its cellars. Guided walking tour. In the afternoon, departure to Vitoria. Panoramic tour for its main attractions. Accommodation.

4th Day (Fri.) VITORIA – BILBAO

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Salinas de Añana, where we will enjoy an interesting guided tour to learn the history, architecture, archeology and biodiversity of the salt. We follow the route to Orduña, and start a guided visit to this historical village. We continue the route through the Valley of Ayala to arrive in Balmaseda in order to make a walking tour. Free time for lunch and afterwards, we follow the route through the mining area of Bizkaia to reach the coast; Santurtzi and Portugalete. From here we cross the Transporter Bridge Bizkaia to reach Getxo and then finish back in Bilbao. There, we start a sightseeing including the ascendation to the Artxanda Mountain and continue with a walking tour around the Old Quarter. We have included as well the entrance to the Guggenheim Museum with its permanent collection and temporary exhibitions; we will be able to visit freely (guide is not included just the entrance fee). Accommodation.

5th Day (Sat.) BILBAO – MADRID (Train)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to rail station to depart by train to Madrid (please expect a later arrival in Madrid). Arrival and END OF OUR SERVICE.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Puerta de Atocha - Train Station, Madrid
Departure Time
To be confirmed.
Duration
5 days
Inclusions
  • Guided visits and panoramic city sightseeing tours as per the itinerary.
  • Tour escort during the tour.
  • Air conditioned deluxe coach.
  • Arrival & departure transfers from/to Bilbao rail station.
  • 4 nights accommodation at selected class.
  • Daily breakfast.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Breakfast
  • Entry/Admission - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants aged 3 years and under are free of charge, providing they do not occupy a seat on the bus. Please note, any expenses incurred at the hotel (ie. cot, meals, etc) should be paid directly to the hotel.
  • There is no bathroom on the coach.
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase.
  • During your stay in Bilbao and train journey to Madrid tour escort service will not be available
  • The excursion to Sanctuary Loyola-Getaria-Zarauz will be made by regular tour.
  • This tour might be a combination of different programs. If applies there might be a change in the tour escort and passengers between the programs.
  • Minimum 2 people per departure is required. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative date or full refund.
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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