San Sebastian: Vitoria and Añana Salt Valley Tour with Lunch
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Skip the line
Depart Bilbao and head for Vitoria-Gasteiz to explore the capital city of the Basque Country. Take a guided walking tour through the center to see the cathedral, parliament and historical monuments of Plaza de la Virgen Blanca. Discover a medieval quarter in Plaza del Machete and admire the Church of San Miguel. Go to the Salinas de Añana salt flats and learn the history of the landscape. Continue to Orduña village and enjoy lunch at a typical restaurant in the medieval village of Balmaseda. Venture through the Ayala Valley and the mining area of Bizkaia (Biscay) to reach the coast at Santurtzi and Portugalete, where you will cross the Vizcaya Bridge to Getxo.
Fabulous restaurant near Biskia In an old Nun convent. I bet of over sell on the “see” part of the trip. Mainly interior mountain areas.
This 5-day tour takes you on a discovery of the beautiful Basque Country. With accommodation in Bilbao, you will explore the stunning Basque coast, visit some of the wineries in the Rioja wine region, admire the magnificent scenery of the countryside, and explore the sights in the cities of Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, and Vitoria-Gasteiz. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Arrival in Bilbao Arrive at Bilbao Airport and transfer to the selected hotel in Bilbao. You will be provided with a full dossier with information about the Basque Country and the tour program. Depending on your time of arrival, you will have some free time to visit the sights in Bilbao and dinner (our guide will be able to recommend you the best options for it). Lodging at the hotel. Day 2: Basque coast and Bilbao city tour After breakfast you will start a half-day exc...
Explore the Basque Country on a week-long journey to the sites of historical and cultural importance. Using Bilbao as your base, enjoy half-day and full-day excursions to surrounding cities and towns. Travel along the coast to see fishing villages, old ports, and picturesque beaches. Spend time inland visiting mountains, wineries, and remote villages. Select 3-star or 4-star accommodation and choose from various meal plans which provide either some or all of your food. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Bilbao After arriving in Bilbao, transfer to your hotel. Receive your dossier with information about the Basque Country and the program. Depending upon your time of arrival, there will be free time for exploring on your own. Lodging at the hotel in Bilbao. Day 2: Urdaibai – Bermeo – Gernika - Bilbao Breakfast, Depart for the coast on a half-day excursion, head...
This tour was hectic but fantastic, Thanks to Yon the tour guide. he mixed the serious culture with the comical to perfection.(Jon, Maite Zaitut ) Also all the drivers were very patient, and I have now got an adopted brother. On a slightly sour note I booked it on the internet that said after each days activity, B L D and because it did not give an option to include food. I took it for granted it was included. No it wasn't .My spending was seriously curtailed. Even so, I would not have missed it for anything
Explore the 3 main cities of the Basque Country on a 5-day tour of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria. Day 1: Bilbao Get a full dossier about the Basque Country upon check in at your hotel. Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian Head towards San Sebastian via Azkoitia and stop at the Sanctuary of Loyola to admire the Baroque monuments of the religious complex. Continue to the village of Zumaia and get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay as you drive along the coastal road. Upon arrival in San Sebastian, take a panoramic bus tour to see highlights such as the Kursaal Palace. Enjoy some free time for lunch, and then take a walking tour of the Old Town. Day 3: San Sebastian - Rioja - Vitoria Depart San Sebastian and pass the old towns of Tolosa and Ordizia, known for its weekly Wednesday market. Next, visit the elegant village of Oñati and cont...
See the highlights of the Basque Country on a tour of the cities of Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian. Benefit from guided panoramic tours and walking tours to get a complete picture of each destination. Journey through an amazing landscape of dramatic sea views, typical fishing villages and vast forests of oak trees. Day 1: Bilbao Benefit from pick-up and transfer to your hotel to get a full tour program about the Basque Country. Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian Depart Bilbao and journey through the mountains towards San Sebastian. See the old tower houses of Azkoitia and visit the shrine at the Sanctuary of Loyola before making your way to the coastal town of Zumaia. Get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay and stop in the medieval fishing village of Getaria. Continue to San Sebastian via the resort town of Zarautz. Take a panoramic bus tour of San S...
After being picked up at your hotel at around 9 AM, head to Añana Salt Valley, where you will learn everything about the traditional way of producing the salt or 'white gold' from local experts. Discover how the same production process and tools have been used for centuries. The visit lasts around 1.5 hours. Later, explore Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque autonomic region. Enjoy lunch there then continue your sightseeing tour through the medieval old town which sits on top of a hill. The total visit time is around 2 hours. At around 5 PM head back to San Sebastian where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
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This tour packs a lot in, and the in between coach travel bits are just as interesting. Our guide was excellent , dealing proficiently with a dual Spanish and English understanding audience. Pick up was as notified - all comms in advance were clear and in good time. The coach was modern and we felt safe on the many winding mountain roads. To pack in everything was a feat in itself - Vitoria quick tour, Salt springs tour, Quick Ordana stop, lunch in a beautiful converted nunnery, and crossing the Vizcaya Transporter bridge. Highly recommended
It was an excursion to frame, everything that was offered to us was fulfilled and more The companions of excursion made unforgettable since they respected the schedules, the Gia and driver a 10. Really what took me a pleasant memory.
Attentive tour guide, well organized in view of the shortage of time. Good gastronomic tips without obligation. The excursion fully met my expectations.
It was an extraordinary tour! Fantastic landscape with a great scenery! Fun to see the grapes the winecellars.
Our guide Steven was awesome! There were two of us on the tour and it was a very informative day.