Basque country: Authentic culture
To understand the Basque Country is to understand the subtle alchemy that unites the language, the man and his land. Explore the resorts, mountain villages and Basque popular bistros and get a real touch with this unique and authentic culture.
*** Depending on the dates and schedules of some restaurants and châteaux, the program can have some changes. Be assured, it will always remain at the same level of high quality services. Our entire program can be modified to your liking. Contact us and we will advise you and compose the best possible tailor-made stay***
9:30 am – Walking tour of Bayonne, the capital of the French Basque country
Bayonne takes you on a journey through the ages from the Gothic cathedral – a World Heritage Site since 1998 as part of the French Pilgrim Routes of Santiago de Compostela – to the old town restoration project, the ramparts, the cloister and the Château-Vieux. You can really travel back in time!
12:30 pm – Lunch in a restaurant with traditional and gourmet Basque cuisine
2:30 pm – Guided tour of Biarritz
This pearl of the Atlantic now surfs on a wave of effervescent youth. Dust cover the ghosts of Napoleon III and Eugenia, put away the Bouncing Basque, that cliché of tennis fame, Biarritz offers itself, and offers us, the tonic blast of a region of unselfconscious luxury, the slightest hint of glam rock ...
4:00 pm - Walking tour of the fishing village of Saint-Jean-de-Luz with authentic Basque charm and a horseshoe bay inside the town. Then, visit of some authentic picturesque Basque villages : Ainhoa, Espelette, Saint-Jean Pied de Port, Saint-Pée sur Nivelle.
Walking tour of Donostia (San Sebastian), the capital of the Spanish Basque country.
San Sebastian is a real treasure of the Basque country, with its magnificent architecturein Baroque or Gothic style, its charming old quarters, where you can try their tasty Pintxos, or its lovely city beach which looks out onto the breathtaking bay and is surrounded by fertile rolling hills.
8:00 pm - Dinner in a gourmet Michelin starred restaurant with a refined cuisine.