Basque Country & Bordeaux Getaway

Wine, Food and Culture

Up to 6 people
6 nights
This is a unique food, wine and cultural experience, midway between Spain and France. A combination of art and gastronomy, from Spanish Basque Country up to Bordeaux, in territories that are rich in tradition and history, as well as food and wine culture. San Sebastian is a sophisticated and lively town, overlooking 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. While staying here, we will take you on a pintxo foodie tour so you can eat like a local, and a full day exploring the nearby Rioja Alta, sampling wine and learning about the prized Tempranillo grape. From San Sebastian, a chauffeured transfer will bring you to Southwestern France, where you will spend the next 3 nights in Bordeaux, a fundamental stop for wine enthusiasts and a gem of the 18th century world Unesco patrimony. While here, one full day will be spent with a guide, exploring the Haut-Médoc wine region, immersed in the French countryside and endless vineyards.
Spain France Basque Country Bordeaux San Sebastian

Inclusions

  • The trip begins in San Sebastian and finishes in Bordeaux.
  • 3 night stay in San Sebastian with breakfast
  • 3 night stay in Bordeaux with breakfast
  • Full day guided Rioja Alta Wine Tour, visiting 2 cellars with lunch
  • Basque Pintxo Tour, an evening guided walking tour with tapas dinner
  • Full day guided Haut-Médoc Wine Tour in Bordeaux, visiting 2 cellars with lunch
  • Chauffeured transportation from San Sebastian to Bordeaux

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

A knowledgeable and experienced guide will accompany your on your tours in both Rioja and Bordeaux, for a full exploration of these important wine regions! You will also dine like a local on your pintxos foodie tour, stopping and eating in a variety of local spots in San Sebastian! A personal travel advisor will help you plan your trip, easing your mind and taking care of the logistical details so you can concentrate on kicking back and enjoying yourself!
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.
Daily Maid and Breakfast
Enjoy your trip by starting every single day in the warm atmosphere of Tuscan culinary traditions. Maid service every day and one mid week change of linen and towels.
Transportation
Chauffeured transportation in a luxury mini-van for all included excursions. Your personal driver will accompany you on your tours and guide you through the experience. Transfer from San Sebastian to Bordeaux is included.
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 for 6 people. Bookings are based on availability and must be used by 1 year from date of purchase.

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