This three-day Basque Country private tour will take you to three of the most divine stops of Northern Spain: Bilbao, San Sebastian and La Rioja wine region. Nestled between stunning coasts and mountain villages, you will find the nucleus of world-class gastronomy.
On this three-day Basque Country private tour, you will visit Bilbao and the glorious Guggenheim Museum, you will immerse in the number one foodie city of Spain San Sebastian and visit the centenary wineries of La Rioja Wine Region.
The cuisine here draws on an abundance of fresh local produce from the land and sea. From the famous Basque beef and the prized goose barnacles, to Idiazábal cheese, spider crabs, chorizo and anchovies, we will try it all.
* This private tour can be adapted to your specific preferences and requirements.
Visit Bilbao, San Sebastian, Pamplona & Rioja Wine Region
Amazing lunch in each destination
Expert Local Guides
4*Boutique Hotel in Bilbao
Private tour with high end transport
Day 1: Bilbao
Pick up at Bilbao airport or your hotel in luxury transport.
Our Basque Country private tour will start with a private guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum, which is housed in an unusual structure by the architect Frank Gehry.
You will visit the city of Bilbao and start by exploring the old town, its markets, its pintxo bars and gourmet boutiques. We will discover some of the main secrets of the city, its history, heritage and culture.
You will have lunch in La Plaza Nueva with an stunning selection of the most delicious pintxos (Basque Tapas of Bilbao)
The sound of the Nervion river will guide us to the Funicular of Artxanda. Along the river we will be delighted with architectural pieces such as the the impressive "Spider" of Louise Bourgeois, the "Puppy" of Jeff Koons or the stunning "Zubizuri" bridge designed by Calatrava
Stay in a lovely boutique hotel in Bilbao*. Bilbao is the best location to base yourself when discovering the Basque Country as it´s within one hour drive from the most important attractions of the region!
Day 2: Rioja
Day two of our Basque Country private tour will see us visit Spain’s most famous wine region – La Rioja. Here, you will try the best wines from tempranillo and white viura grapes (the white grapes used to make cava).
To understand everything about the Rioja region we will take you to three traditional wineries with a a completely different approach to their wine making techniques.
For lunch we will arrange a gourmet lunch overlooking the vineyards to taste the delicacy of the Riojano gastronomic scene
To finish the day, we will take you to Laguardia, one of the most beautiful places in Rioja Alavesa with its fortified wall, narrow cobbled streets and vineyards and mountain views. You will see why it’s known as one of the most stunning towns in all of Spain.
Day 3: San Sebastian
On our last day discovering the Basque Country will take you to discover the magic and history of San Sebastian - Spain's foodie capital, with a relaxed walking tour around the charming Old Town, the beautiful 'Petit France', The Comb of the Wind and the picturesque La Concha Beach
We will head to Astigarraga where you will have lunch in one of the best cider houses to taste the traditional Txuleta menu: cod omelette, chorizo cooked in cider and the award-wining Basque T-bone steak equivalent - the Basque Txuelta.
The Basque cider houses are a must since they are a fantastic way to experience how farmers, sailors and other Basque people used to enjoy their food and drink but still do so today in the same way.
On our way to Bilbao, our 3-day private tour in Basque Country will finish by stopping in the majestic cliffs of Zumaia used for the setting of the series Games of Thrones.
The tour finishes in your preferred location of Bilbao or San Sebastian!
We are friendly family business, fully insured and licensed for Basque Country private tours.
Our Basque Country private tours, offer the highest standards of transport, food and wine.
We have been guiding tours in the Basque Country for over five years'.
Our Basque Country tours take place in a 4x4 Range Rover Sport or Mercedes Viano.
We accept payment by all types of debit/credit cards.
Our Basque Country private tour takes in some of the best Michelin-Starred restaurants in the area.
All of the Michelin-Starred restaurants we visit have a great appreciation for local Basque and Northern Spanish wine.
The Michelin-Starred restaurants we dine at use traditional and seasonal produce.
Along the way, you will discover small towns and villages, rarely visited by other tourists.
We are a team of four, each with qualifications and a background in wine and gastronomy.
We are all locals who have a great passion for Northern Spain and its cuisine.
Whilst we have carefully planned our Michelin-Starred tour, we aim to cater to our clients' needs and will adjust the itinerary as need be.
With us, you will feel like you are dining with friends.