Travel through magical towns of the Basque Country on this 8-day journey. This self drive and train combination adventure allows you to explore Spain's majestic countryside at your own leisure. Your journey starts in Madrid and takes you to historic Toledo, charming Vitoria, captivating Bilbao and elegant San Sebastian to name a few.
Our representative meets you at the airport and takes you to your hotel.
Today you will pick up your rental car at a preappointed location. You may travel to the historic city of Toledo, one of the oldest cities in Europe. It is a city of great artistic beauty and was declared by Unesco a Heritage of Mankind Town. Visit the Primate Cathedral, the St. Tome Church (the burial of Lord Orgaz, El Greco’s masterpiece), the Victorio Macho Museum, Sculpture Museum, Santa Maria la Blanca Synagogue and San Juan De Los Reyes Church. Late admire its famous handicraft works:the“Damasquinado” (precious metals incrusted on steel). (B)
This morning travel by train to the charming town of Vitoria. Upon arrival our representative takes you to your hotel. (B)
Your rental car will be delivered to the hotel. Later embark on an incredible guided tour of the Sanctuary of Loyola (74km), located on the banks of the river Urola. The Tower-House of Loyola, located in the heart of the sanctuary is a center of pilgrimage and a birth place of Inigo Lopez de Loyola, San Igancio de Loyola. Return to Vitoria for an overnight. (B)
Visit the elegant town of San Sebastián (104 km approx.) and proceed on a panoramic tour of the city, passing the most remarkable places like the Promenade, Playa de la Concha, The congress Palace and Kursaal auditorium. In the afternoon you may take an excursion to the coastal town of Zarautz, (21 km approx.) and admire its beautiful beach, promenade, Tower Zarautz and Narros Palace. You can continue your voyage to the town of Getaria, (6 Km approx.) and explore its fishing port, the Hermitage of San Antón and the Church of San Salvador. The last stop of the day is the town of Zumaia (6,4 Km approx.) where you may visit the Zuloaga Museum. Return to Vitoria (75 Km approx.) for an overnight. (B)
After breakfast our representative takes you to the train station for your journey back to Madrid. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel. (B)
What are the passport/visa requirements for travel to Spain?
Please ensure that your passport has at least three blank pages and that it is valid for at least six months beyond your departure date from Spain. Please check with your local embassy regarding visa requirements.
What type of clothing is recommended based on the local weather conditions?
As most of the tours are during the spring, when the weather is warm, leisure style clothing is recommended. Please bring along a jacket or coat for chilly evenings and windy days, and sun protection for warm afternoons. Comfortable walking shoes are a must.
What kind of cuisine is served?
Meals are buffet-style with a good variety of fresh local fare, and there are always vegetarian options available. If you have any special requests, we will try our best to accommodate them.
Is the tour accessible to wheelchairs / physical challenges?
Please know that not all hotels/sights are wheelchair accessible; please check with us at the time of booking. Wheelchairs for sightseeing excursions can be made available upon request; kindly advise our office as soon as possible.
What happens during the “panoramic tour”?
For the panoramic city tours, clients remain seated on the coach and are driven around the popular city sights.
How much should I expect to tip?
Tipping is not mandatory, and is left to the sole discretion of the traveler. This is a decision that should be made based on your enjoyment of the journey and the service; however the customary gratuity is around 10%.
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