GB PREMIUM EXPERIENCE TOUR

1.Day ;

  • Arrival to Bilbao
  • Meeting with your personal guide at the airport.
  •         Transfer from airport to your Hotel. Check-Ins
  • Welcome Cocktail to just arrived guests.
  • Learn and discover the transformation process of the Great Bilbao:
  • Enjoying the video showed during the Shanghai World Exhibition at the maritime  museum
  • Sailing along Nervion River till the coast in a private boat (1 hour), accompanied by a local architect. A selection of our best gastronomy and Rioja wines will be served on board.
  • Discovering the Hanging Biscary bridge (World Heritage).
  • Lunch: private show-cooking by one of our best local Chefs, with the possibility of participating in preparing the dishes. Recipes will be given to the participants.
  • Free afternoon. Recommendations for wellness, shopping,… will be given.
  • Dinner: Night Gastronomy Tour around Bilbao. Get involved in one of the favourite Basque traditions as if you were local people, discovering the city while savoring Pintxo’s and local Wine at recommended places.
  • Accommodation: Premium 5* Hotel in Bilbao city center. Breakfast included.

                   









2.Day ;


Morning:
  • Meeting with your personal guide at the lobby of your hotel.
  • Bus transfer to Urdaibai, an amazing natural area declared Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO (45 minutes)
  • Discover the most emblematic village for basque people: the historical village of Gernika, where the famous Picasso painting was inspired. Enter into the Assembly House to understand some of the features and special politic privileges of the Basque Country.
  • Jai Alai Demonstration at Gernika’s Professional Fronton: Enjoy the authenticity of this Basque Traditional ancient Sport. Do you dare to experiment yourself personally?

Afternoon:
  • Reach some of the most beautiful and amazing coastal villages and wild locations:
  • Mundaka: a nice small fishermen village internationally well-known by its world-wide famous wave for Surfing.
  • Bermeo: an ancient and elegant village, the perfect example of the relation between Basque people and the sea.
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe: a unique island by the Cantabric cliffs with a little church on the top and connected to land by a narrow stoned path.
  • Lunch: traditional menu at the charmy place at the top of a hill admiring the Cantabric

Evening;
  • Transfer back to Bilbao.
  • Free time.
  • Dinner: enjoy the famous dishes from one of our main world-known chefs, at a rewarded three Michelin Stars Restaurant. Taste our local white wine (Txakoli) at its winery, the biggest around the Basque Country. The group will be welcomed with local music and the traditional Aurresku (Ancient Basque welcoming dance).

Accommodation: Premium 5* Hotel in Bilbao city center. Breakfast included,

3.Day ;

Morning:
  • Meeting with your personal guide at the lobby of your hotel.
  • Check-out.
  • Private visit to the Guggenheim Museum: (1 – 2 hour)
  • Selections from the Collection of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
  • Inhabite Architecture
  • Stories of History
  • L’art en guerre. France, 1938-1947: from Picasso to Dubuffet
  • Private Bus Transfer towards San Sebastian (1 hour)


Afternoon:
  •   On the way to San Sebastian, visit the fishermen village of Getaria, one of the World Top Recommendations by New York Times for 2013.
  • Taste the local white wine “Txakoli” at a charm Winery located at the top of a hill oriented to the Cantabric sea.
  • Lunch: local sea-food grilled in front of you in one of the best restaurants at the port.
  • Check-Ins at Premium 5* Hotel in San Sebastian.


Evening:
  • Guided tour to visit La Concha beach, Peine del Viento, Igueldo Mountain, Miramar and Kursaal palaces, Old City,…
  • Dinner: Enjoy the ancient atmosphere and the best traditional products at a mysterious “just for men” Gastronomic Society, usually exclusive and only available for local people, but open to the group exceptionally.
  • Accommodation: Premium Hotel by the sea in San Sebastian city center. (4/5* or similar standards based on availability). Breakfast included.

4.Day ;

Morning:

  • Meeting with your personal guide at the lobby of your hotel.
  • Check-out.
  • Private bus towards the historical village of Laguardia (1 hour). 
  • Famous Wineries tour: admire the vanguard buildings of Marqés de rascal and Ysios Wineries.

Afternoon:

  • Lunch: Enjoying the single wine yard of “Contino” where to learn about the art of wine, taste local wine and savor a traditional meal in an exclusive atmosphere. The group will be welcomed by the owner and the wine tasting will be guided by the family sommelier.
  • Enjoy the historical village of laguardia, authentic heart of the Rioja Wines. Discover the ancient way of living being received to our guide’s own house, built in XVI Century, that used to be a Pellegrino House.
  • Check-Ins
  • Free time.

Evening:
  • Dinner: free & easy, guests on their own. Recommendations will be provided.
  • Accomodation: Charm Hotel in laguardia; breakfast included.
                                  









5.Day;

  • Meeting with your personal guide at the lobby of your hotel.
  • Check-Out
  • Bus transfer from la Rioja to Vitoria-Gasteiz, European green capital 2013 (45’)
  • Cycling route around the city, discovering all the secrets of the capital of the Basque Country.
  • Guided Tour to Santa maria Old Cathedral, “opening for works”. This amazing temple served as inspiration for ken Follet’s famous book.
  • Lunch: Traditional Basque Cuisine at a rewarded restaurant just in front of the cathedral.
  • Bus transfer from Vitoria to Bilbao Airport (45’)
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