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Basque Cultures & Cuisines: A Private Guided Journey

Riojan vineyards, Pyrenean cider barns, ancient towns and lively markets - enjoy the tastes and tales of the Basque Country with a guide who calls it home.

With coastline, mountains and vineyards; bustling markets, medieval cathedrals and cutting edge art, this fully-guided journey connects you to the people, flavours and culture of on of Spain's most iconic regions. Relax and indulge in the pleasures of food and wine while we take care of all the practicalities.

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Itinerary

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Day 1 - Arrive in Bilbao

Arrive in Bilbao to meet your local driver-guide who looks after you this week. Make your way to your hotel, opposite the spectacular Guggenheim Museum, very close to the old historical quarter.
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Day 2 - Begin to explore the Basque culture and flavours

Follow your guide as he unlocks the history of the Basque culture from ancient to modern, from the fishing ports and mountains shepherds to the industrious cities. Finish tasting local pintxos.
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Day 3 - Visit Guernica's market and fishing ports

Join our local historian to visit Guernica, synonymous with the Spanish Civil War mainly due to Picasso's painting. Lunch is in the fishing port of Getaria, before ending the day in San Sebastian.
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Day 4 - Follow the hoofsteps of the bulls in Pamplona

Explore San Sebastian in the morning before travelling to Pamplona, where you follow the hoofsteps of the bulls and footsteps of Hemmingway with your local guide.
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Day 5 - Forests, gorges and villages of the Pyrenees

Explore the rural beauty of the Basque Pyrenees, combining lush beech forest with deep limestone canyons, and picturesque villages where you enjoy a traditional cider barn lunch.
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Day 6 - Along the Camino de Santiago to Rioja

Follow the Camino de Santiago to the beautiful town of Estella and its produce market. Arrive in La Rioja to visit a traditional winery before a gourmet dinner close to your modern hotel.
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Day 7 - Dive into the world of wine

Explore the world of wine from different angles today. Visit wineries or walk through vineyards, the choice is yours. Tonight's dinner is a Michelin starred 'maridaje' of food and wine.

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