- Take a private tour of the legendary Guggenheim Museum
- Experience the region's gastronomy with Michelin-starred fine dining
- Explore Basque cuisine with a private cooking class
- Discover Eduardo Chillida's Sculpture Park
|Day 1||Arrive in Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum Private Tour||Bilbao|
|Day 2||Self-Guided Walking Tour, Lunch at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant||Bilbao|
|Day 3||Transfer to Laguardia, Vineyard Cycling Tour & Wine Tasting||Laguardia|
|Day 4||Transfer to San Sebastián, Sailing Trip Around the Coast||San Sebastián|
|Day 5||Private Cooking Class, Visit Chillida Leku Sculpture Park||San Sebastián|
|Day 6||Depart San Sebastián|
Day 1: Arrive in Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum Private Tour
Welcome to Bilbao! Upon arrival at the airport, you'll be met by your driver, who will transfer you to your accommodation. This buzzy port city is known for its gastronomy and impressive architecture, and it shares both a border and rich Basque culture and heritage with southwestern France. The city's beating heart is its historic Casco Viejo (Old Town), home to its classic landmarks and many excellent bars, restaurants, and boutiques.
No visit to Bilbao is complete without a trip to the Guggenheim Museum—a contemporary architectural masterpiece by the legendary Frank Gehry. This afternoon, discover the museum's most important masterpieces with a two-hour private tour. See works from the mid-twentieth century to the present from artists such as Jeff Koons, Andy Warhol, Yves Klein, Anish Kapoor, Fujiko Nakaya, and Eduardo Chillida.
Day 2: Self-Guided Walking Tour, Lunch at a Michelin-Starred Restaurant
Spend the morning exploring Bilbao's Casco Viejo. Located right on the waterfront, stroll along Las Siete Calles, the original "seven streets," which date back to the 1400s. Look out for significant sights, including the 18th-century Baroque Church of San Nicolás with its two imposing cupolas and the 16th-century Church of San Antón, dedicated to Anthony the Great, the father of monasticism. Take in the colorful architecture, cafés, markets, and boutiques as you wander the cobbled streets, stopping for a café cortado or two along the way.
Day 3: Transfer to Laguardia, Vineyard Cycling Tour & Wine Tasting
This morning, you'll take a private transfer to Laguardia. Located 51 miles (82 km) from Bilbao, this small medieval town, founded in the 10th century, lies in the heart of La Rioja, northern Spain's notable wine region. Just south of the Basque Country and below the imposing Cantabrian Mountains, Laguardia is surrounded by vineyards on the green rolling hills that make up the Ebro Valley.
Customize your trip with help from a local travel specialist.
Day 4: Transfer to San Sebastián, Sailing Trip Around the CoastIt's time to bid Laguardia farewell and enjoy a chocolate con churros (hot chocolate with doughnuts) before a private transfer to San Sebastián. Surrounded by lush hillsides and lying on the Bay of Biscay, this sophisticated coastal town is known for its exquisite dining scene, sweeping gold sandy beaches, and grand architecture. Meander through the charming parks and plazas, across ornate bridges, and through cobbled streets, as you discover the Parte Vieja (Old Quarter), known for its maze of churches, pintxos bars, and buildings dating back to the early 19th century.
Day 5: Private Cooking Class, Visit Chillida Leku Sculpture ParkFood continues to hold center stage today as you participate in an exclusive private cooking class focused on traditional Basque Country cuisine. Visit the local market in San Sebastián to learn about and stock up on some of the freshest seasonal produce available. Discover how locals use these ingredients, and create your own authentic dishes under the expert tutelage of your chef.
Day 6: Depart San Sebastián
It's time to say agur (Basque for hello/goodbye) as your memorable trip to Spain's Basque Country draws to a close today. Your driver will transfer you to the airport, where you'll board your flight home. Safe travels!