Basque Country from Madrid (2024)
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Basque Country from Madrid (2024)

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Created: Monday, May 27, 2024
Ref ID: 8961079
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US$646
Based on 2 adults
Created: Monday, May 27, 2024
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Day 1: Madrid - Segovia - Pedraza - Bilbao

Welcome to your Europamundo journey!We leave for the lands of Castile. Beautiful landscapes crossing mountains. Arrival in SEGOVIA, and circumambulating the city, we arrive at the Viewpoint of the Pradera de San Marcos, from where we will have the best views of the Alcázar of Segovia (which inspired Walt Disney for the witch´s castle in Sleeping Beauty) and its walls. Later we will park next to the Roman aqueduct of Segovia, built in the 1st century, although in use until 1973 and currently a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have free time to walk through the old part of the city and have lunch, heading to the Plaza Mayor, where you can see the cathedral and the Alcázar.We continue our route along small roads that allow us to appreciate the towns and landscapes on the way to PEDRAZA, considered one of the most beautiful towns in Spain, a powerfully walled medieval town, cobblestone streets, historic buildings, Plaza Mayor and its fortress that dates back to the 13th century. In the afternoon we continue our route to the Basque Country. Arrival in BILBAO. Free time in the old town with its numerous taverns and bars, where you can taste the famous “pintxos”.


Day 2: Bilbao - Portugalete - Guernica - Saint sebastian

Today we will visit Portugalete, the Vizcaya Bridge (admission included), a UNESCO World Heritage Site and famous for being the world´s first ferry bridge for pedestrians and vehicles. We continue to get to know Bilbao and its estuary, where the Guggenheim Museum stands out with its striking exterior architecture, the old town, the old medieval center with its streets full of life, its cathedral. Free time for a walk and lunch. We recommend La Ribera Market for lunch, which offers stalls with typical Basque cuisine in a boat-like structure, located in front of the river.After lunch time we will leave for GUERNICA, known for being the place, where one of the worst massacres of the Spanish Civil War, remembered in the painting of Pablo Picasso, was fought. Here is the Tree of Gernika, under whose branches the Basque Country was granted autonomy in the Middle Ages. We continue towards HONDARRIBIA (Fuenterrabía) with its beaches, its walls, its maritime atmosphere and its historic center, where the grid layout of its narrow, cobbled streets may only surprise us. Time in the old town for a walk and have dinner. Continuation to SAN SEBASTIAN, arriving at the end of the day in the elegant capital of Guipúzcoa. Our hotel is usually located at the top of Mount Igueldo, from where you can see one of the most beautiful views of this elegant illuminated city.


Day 3: Saint sebastian - Burgos - Madrid

In the morning, after admiring the views over the bay of San Sebastian from Mount Igueldo, we´ll head to the Miramar Palace and its beautiful gardens. Free time afterwards to enjoy the city´s large beach or stroll along its boulevards. We suggest having lunch in the "Old Town" famous for its pintxos bars. Early in the afternoon, we will travel towards Castilla along the highway with landscapes of great beauty. BURGOS, a time in the historic center, where the Burgos Cathedral, a jewel of Gothic style, stands out. We will continue to MADRID, arriving in the evening.End of our services. Please, check the time of your flight in case you might need an additional night.

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Destinations 7
Accommodations 2
Tours 1
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Guide languages
Español
Português
Included
  • Europamundo General Services: Travel by bus with Spanish and Portuguese speaking guide, basic travel insurance, hotel and breakfast buffet.
  • City tour in: BILBAO
Accommodation
BILBAO
  • BARCELO BILBAO NERVION 4*
  • NH LA AVANZADA 4*
SAN SEBASTIAN
  • MERCURE MONTE IGUELDO 4*

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