Basque Country & Bordeaux Getaway

Gastronomy, Wine and Culture

2 - 6 people
6 nights
Take a journey through this unique territory, infused with gastronomy, wine and culture, starting in Spanish Basque Country up heading all the way up to Bordeaux, France. A land rich in both tradition and history, you will find refreshing art, dramatic landscapes and mouthwatering cuisine. This itinerary begins in San Sebastian where you will experience a different kind of Spain, away from the corridas and flamenco. This sophisticated, lively town, overlooks the Bay of Biscay, and is one of the most important gastronomic destinations in Europe. Enjoy panoramic views of the Cantabrian Sea as you walk along the picturesque promenade of the bay and experience the world renowned dining scene. There has been a gastronomic renaissance in the region with its exclusive starred restaurants, among the best in the world. The lively and vibrant old town center has an infinite number of "pintxos" bars, the Basque version of tapas! A chauffeured transfer will bring you north along the beautiful French Basque Coast, arriving to the next stop in this package, the city of Bordeaux, a fundamental stop for wine enthusiasts and a gem of the 18th century world Unesco patrimony. This exciting, beautiful city has both a classical and modern feel. Endless vineyards and breathtaking landscapes alternate with historical monuments and a lively, vibrant energy. Even here, your palate will not be disappointed after tasting the renowned wines of the Medoc, Margaux and St. Emilion regions as well as the rich cuisine as you explore the bistro lined streets.
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Inclusions

  • The trip begins in San Sebastian and finishes in Bordeaux
  • 3 night stay in a boutique hotel in San Sebastian
  • 3 night stay in a boutique hotel in Bordeaux
  • Daily breakfast at your hotel
  • Basque Pintxo Tour, an evening guided walking tour with tapas dinner
  • Full day guided Rioja Wine Tour, visiting 2 cellars. Lunch and transfer included
  • Full day guided Haut-Médoc Wine Tour, visiting 2 cellars. Lunch and transfer included
  • Chauffeured transportation from San Sebastian to Bordeaux
  • Personal Travel Assistant

Itinerary

Day 1
Day 1 - Arrival

Settle into your hotel, then head out to discover the old town and enjoy a guide Pintxos tour with our local expert.

Day 2
Day 2 - Rioja

Head out for a full day guided exploration of Rioja, with 2 tastings and lunch included.

Day 3
Day 3 - San Sebastian

Free day to visit nearby Bilbao and the Guggenheim, hike the St. James Way, or dine at a local culinary club

Day 4
Day 4 - Bordeaux

A private transfer will take you from San Sebastian to Bordeaux, you can choose to make some stops along the French Basque Coast

Day 5
Day 5 - Médoc

Head out for a full day guided Médoc Wine tour, visiting two wineries and enjoy a tasty lunch.

Day 6
Day 6 - Bordeaux

Free day to take a guided bike ride through the city, head to the medieval village of St. Emilion or dine on a Garonne river cruise

Day 7
Day 7 - Departure

Departure from your hotel in Bordeaux, taking with you all of the unforgettable memories from the week!

Accomodation

Our hand-picked, charming boutique hotels are located right in the heart of each city, just a short walk from popular cultural landmarks and historical monuments. Your stay will be cozy yet sophisticated, with Basque and French tastes and design that allow for a chic and elegant experience.

Inclusions

Personal Travel Assistant
A member of our staff will always be at your disposal before and during your holiday for trip details, preparation and arranging free time extra activities and services.
Transfer from San Sebastian to Bordeaux
A private driver will transfer you from San Sebastian to Bordeaux.
Wine Tour of Bordeaux
One of the most fascinating and qualitative production areas in the world. Discover the secrets of the cabernet sauvignon and the Bordeaux style. Visit 2 cellars on the left bank of the river Garonne, in the cru areas of Margaux and Pauillac.
Wine Tour of Rioja
Rioja is the main wine region and one of the 2 DOCa in Spain. You will enjoy a day dedicated to the “prince” of the Spanish vines, the Tempranillo. You will visit 2 wine cellars of the area. Here you will learn about the historical vinification and refinement techniques.
Pintxos Tour San Sebastian
Pintxos or “basque tapas” are a San Sebastian delicacy and one of the most representative elements of the local culinary culture. Experience a full pintxos meal walking tour, guided by a local expert.

Terms & conditions

Basque Country and Bordeaux getaway is a vacation package of 6 nights and 7 days in boutique hotels located in San Sebastian and Bordeaux. Bookings are based on availability of accommodations. Not included: Airfare, ground transportation, any free time extra activities not mentioned above. Please note that all itineraries may be subject to change.

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