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  • Bayonne: Private Walking Tour

    1. Bayonne: Private Walking Tour

    Meet your guide by Place de la Liberté in central Bayonne, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the Nive and Adour rivers and learn why the Romans built a military camp here in the fourth century. Then you will set off on your 2-hour walking tour. Immerse yourself in the history of the feudal fortress of Bayonne, Chateau Vieux, the Bayonne Cathedral Unesco World Heritage site, and the medieval heart of Bayonne, Place Pasteur. Along the way, your guide will point out examples of beautiful traditional half-timbered architecture and regale you with stories about life in medieval Bayonne. You will visit the defensive system of Bayonne, including hidden remains of the Roman wall and the charming Petit Bayonne quarter, where Basque identity is always present. Then walk to the Chateau Neuf and the Saint-Andre church, before returning to Grand Bayonne. During the tour, you will discover why...

    Wonderful, knowledgeable guide. The city has a fascinating history and unusual architecture.

  • From San Sebastian: Biarritz & French Basque Coast Day Tour

    2. From San Sebastian: Biarritz & French Basque Coast Day Tour

    Visit the towns along France’s Basque coast on this full-day tour from San Sebastian. Begin with stops in Bayonne and Biarritz, and an opportunity to experience both traditional and modern coastal lifestyles. See harbors with fishing boats as well as popular surfing spots. In Biarritz, enjoy watching the activity of the young surfers in front of the high-end casinos and traditional restaurants. The town appeals to all types of visitors and has been a popular seaside destination for many years. Enjoy a stop for lunch at a local restaurant along the way. The tour ends with a drop off at your hotel.

  • Biarritz, Bayonne, and Basque Country: Private Driving Tour

    3. Biarritz, Bayonne, and Basque Country: Private Driving Tour

    Enjoy a private trip with a driver-guide explore the Basque Country. Visit lovely villages and areas including Saint Jean de Luz, Ciboure, Socoa, the Corniche Basque, Ainhoa, Espellette, Saint Jean Pied-de-Port and Biarritz. Saint Jean de Luz  is a lovely little fishing port on the Basque coast just South of Biarritz. First, drive to Ciboure, Socoa, and along the Corniche Basque. The road is on top of this magnificent stretch of cliffs and coastline and leads south from the Vauban Fort of Socoa to Hendaye on the Spanish border. Next, veer away from the coast and up into the foothills of the Pyrenees, towards the lovely French Basque mountain town of Ainhoa. After Ainhoa, head to Espellette, a Basque town with traditional colors and architecture. The houses have a special decoration, they’re covered with garlands of red peppers. Then it's time to leave Espelltte and drive to Saint Jean ...

  • Bayonne: Private Walking Tour and Chocolate Tasting

    4. Bayonne: Private Walking Tour and Chocolate Tasting

    Experience the history and heritage of Bayonne with a passionate official guide just for you and your friends or family. Explore ancient defensive walls, hidden medieval streets, and stunning half-timbered traditional architecture on this 2.5-hour walking tour. Along the way, your enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide will regale you with great stories of people who lived there. You will hear of stories ranging from ancient Roman soldiers to the chocolate makers who made this a sweet place to live. You will later end your tour by tasting the delicious chocolate of Bayonne and discovering the fascinating story of how the city became the first chocolate capital of France. Bayonne is a city brimming with history and flavor, and this is your chance to explore it in an exclusive, personalized, and unique way.

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4.6 / 5

based on 15 reviews

The guide Ruben was very knowledgeable. Had a terrific trip even though the weather wasn't quite with us. We visited three nice cities