Bilbao - Azpeitia - Getaria - San Sebastian (96 km)
After departing Bilbao at 9:00am, we will drive through Azpertia to visit the Sanctuary of Loyola, a harmonious shrine. Next, we will drive through Getaria and Zarautz on our way to San Sebastian, where we will see Kursaal Palace, Monte Igueldo, the Dominican Convent, the Basilica of Santa Maria de Coro, Constitution Square, the historic old city and the port.
A town and municipality within the province of Gipuzkoa, in the Basque Country of Spain.
Sanctuary of Loyola
The Sanctuary of Loyola or Shrine and Basilica of Loyola consists of a series of edifices built in Churrigueresque Baroque style around the birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus.
San Sebastian, SPAIN
San Sebastian is a popular resort city on the Northern coast of Spain, in Basque Country near the French border. Its idyllic location gives it a perfect oceanic climate, as it doesn't get too hot or cold at any point.
Standard Hotel: NH Aranzazu / Barcelo Costa Vasca / Silken Amara Plaza
San Sebastian - Onati - Laguardia - Vitoria (118 km)
Today, we will drive towards Vitoria. Along the way, we will stop in Onati to view monuments and see the Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu. We will stop at Laguardia, a town famous for its historic monuments and wineries, where we will take some free time to explore. After lunch, we will arrive in Vitoria, where we will enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour, visiting places like the medieval Old Town, the Artium Museum, the Cathedral of Santa Maria, the Church of the White Virgin and the Casco Viejo.
A town located in the province of Gipuzkoa, in the autonomous community of the Basque Country, in the north of Spain.
Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu
A Franciscan sanctuary located in Oņati, Basque Country, Spain. The shrine is a much appreciated place among Gipuzkoans, with the Virgin of Arantzazu standing for the main worship figure and patron of the province along with Ignatius of Loyola.
The seat of government and the capital city of the Basque Autonomous Community and of the province of Araba/Alava in northern Spain.
Standard Hotel: AC General Alava
Deluxe Hotel: Silken Ciudad Vitoria / Sercotel Boulevard Vitoria
Vitoria - Salinas de Anana - Orduna - Balmaseda - Transporter Bridge Bizkaia - Bilbao (49 km)
Today, we will head to Salinas de Anana, one of the most surprising corners of Basque country, where we will take an interesting guided tour to learn about the region?s history, architecture, archaeology and more. We will continue our route to Orduna, a historical village where we will take a guided walking tour. We will then head through Ayala Valley on our way to Balmasefa to take a walking tour. After lunch, we will cross the Transporter Bridge Bizkaia to reach Getxo before arriving back in Bilbao. Once there, we will go sightseeing in the Artxanda Mountains a walk around the city's Old Quarter. We will also visit the Guggenheim Museum and more.
Bilbao is a municipality and city in Spain, the capital of the province of Biscay in the autonomous community of the Basque Country. Bilbao is located on the Basque threshold, the range between the larger Cantabrian Mountains and the Pyrenees.
Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum is regarded as a modern architectural marvel, with its exterior decorated live rolling silver waves. It houses some of the best pieces of modern and contemporary art by greats like Pablo Picasso.
Standard Hotel: Ilunion Bilbao
Deluxe Hotel: Holiday Inn Bilbao/Barcelo Nervion/Hesperia Bilbao/Sercotel Gran Bilbao