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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.

Postcards from the Basque Country

To give you more of a flavour of this holiday, here are a few short memories from us and our lovely Pura Aventura travellers. We'd love to help you create some of your own.

A big part of the Basque rural population lived in isolated farms called "caserios" or "baserri". The hard routine of work, shared between ... Read More
Of the many ways to cook cod, the Basque have mastered one that beautifully reflects its culture; bacalao al pil pil ... Read More
The shepherd, his dog and his flock of latxa sheep remains an iconic Basque image. Both the dogs and the sheep are still protected breeds ... Read More
In age, the Sacred Oak of Guernica is not an impressive tree today, the young teenager that he is... But like the Basque culture ... Read More
Xabier Etxarri is a proud Basque. His knowledge of its history, language and traditions is a gift for all who share his company ... Read More
The Guggenheim's exterior has stood the test of time remarkably well. Frank Gehry always said that the dramatic shining silver ... Read More
I remember walking in Basque Rioja, the day which takes you up and over a forested ridge from Navarre into La Rioja ... Read More
A beautiful sweep of white sands, a turquoise blue ocean, gently bobbing yachts and lush green vegetation all watched over by ... Read More

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