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Basque Coast & Countryside Tour and City Transfer to San Sebastián or Bilbao
- Starting Price
Explore the beautiful Basque coastline
Are you traveling between Bilbao and San Sebastian or vice versa? Get the most out of your transfer by joining us for a private road trip around the beautiful Basque region and its stunning coastline as you travel between cities.
Bewitching natural landscapes, prehistoric caves, historic towns, and glorious cheese and wine await you in an area of Spain that has remained untouched for centuries. You cannot really say that you have been to Basque country if you’ve not experienced its natural wonders: colorful fjords, lush forests, and tidal rivers or tasted its many culinary delights. If you’re looking for a travel hack, they don’t come much better than this — this will be a transfer you’ll never forget!
- Turn your journey between Bilbao and San Sebastian (or vice versa) into an adventure through the glorious Basque countryside in a comfy 7-seater vehicle with A/C
- Enjoy enchanting coastal views and natural panoramas as you breathe in the fragrant forest air
- Understand the historical significance of Gernika and find out why it is closely linked to the Andalusian artist Pablo Ruiz Picasso
- See San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a magical chapel located on a small island that featured in Game of Thrones
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, transportation, tolls.
Exclusions: Entry tickets for the Guggenheim Museum (if applicable), lunch stop on the way, additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Rejoice in the breathtaking views of Basque country, an ancient land full of mystery. This tour is perfect for travelers who are looking for something more than just your average bus/taxi transfer between two cities. Instead of just driving down the motorway we’ll take you into the heart of the region so you can experience local life for yourself. On this awesome road trip, we’ll take the scenic route and make several stops to give you a taste of some of the most enchanting and significant spots in the area. By the time you reach your destination, you’ll have a deeper understanding of Basque history and the way of life here as well as a taste for some of the area’s best gourmet offerings!
You choose the pick-up and drop-off city, depending on your requirements. We can pick you up from your accommodation or from the airport in either Bilbao or San Sebastian.
Let us suppose your private tour starts in San Sebastián. Once your guide has picked you up, you’ll head towards Getaria, the spiritual home of txakoli wine. In this charming historical village, you’ll learn about the production and curiosities of this exclusive white wine, which is undoubtedly the pride and joy of the Basque people.
Coming up next is the historical town of Gernika, which is probably the most important stop on our Basque Coast experience. The village became a symbol of peace and endurance to the people of the region after it was bombed during the Spanish Civil War. The bombardment inspired many artists and thinkers, including Pablo Picasso. We will stop to hear the tales of this terrible event, which are crucial to help your understanding of the local community and to find out why the oak tree of Gernika is so significant. If you feel like having lunch, we can arrange for an authentic lunch stop in one of the small towns on our route, to give you the opportunity to taste the world-renowned local gastronomy.
After restoring some energy, you’ll be ready to visit one of the most notoriously beautiful places along the coast of Biscay: San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. From the most perfect viewpoint (we’ll help you find it!), you’ll be able to photograph this idyllic place and take a moment to let the breathtaking view sink in while you listen to the quirky superstitions that surround the village bell.
Our final destination will be the avant-garde city of Bilbao, the main economic engine of the Basque Country but also an intrepid, artsy, and modern metropolis that is rising up the ranks of Europe’s top city break destinations. As we start to get close, your guide will give you all the latest tips on what to see, do and munch on in the city.
A trip to Bilbao would not be proper without a visit to the world-famous Guggenheim. We can organize this for you too but it would need to be a morning visit (the entrance fee will be at your own expense and is not included in the tour price). So if your tour starts in Bilbao, we can head straight over to the gallery. If we start in San Sebastian, then we will make our way to the Guggenheim first and then take the tour in reverse.
Our Basque Coast tour offers the discerning traveler a chance to maximize their city transfer and gain a slice of culture, history, and local life while on the road. We suggest you join us immediately, if not sooner!
Suggested route options (please just ask if you wish to customize your itinerary):
- San Sebastián-Donostia > Getaria > Gernika > Mundaka > San Juan de Gaztelugatxe > Bilbao
- Bilbao > San Juan de Gaztelugatxe > Mundaka > Gernika > Getaria > Zarautz > San Sebastián-Donostia