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Best of the Basque Country – Private Luxury Spain Tours (6 days)

Artisans of Leisure

La Rioja, Spain, Spain To San Sebastian, Spain

Valid for Departures Now Through: 04 Feb 2023

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
La Rioja, Spain, Spain
Hotel Marques de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego None

BEST OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY: Rioja & Bilbao, San Sebastian & Pays Basque

An exclusive private tour of Spain for the most discerning luxury traveler

Introductory tour of Bilbao with private guide and driver

Private tour of Guggenheim Museum with expert guide

Architecture, art, interesting neighborhoods, history, markets

Private arrival transfer to Rioja wine region

Accommodation La Rioja at luxury hotel: Hotel Marques de Riscal

Day 2
La Rioja, Spain, Spain
Hotel Marques de Riscal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Elciego Breakfast

Full-day private tour, including tastings and lunch reservation

Top wineries, architecture, culinary touring, villages, wine caves, beautiful views

Day 3
San Sebastian, Spain
Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian Breakfast, Snack

Private overland transfer to San Sebastian

Afternoon private walking tour of Old Town

Evening private pintxos and Txakoli tasting tour

Accommodation in San Sebastian at luxury hotel: Hotel Maria Cristina

Day 4
San Sebastian, Spain
Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian Breakfast

Morning private market tour and cooking class

Afternoon at leisure

Additional options can be arranged, upon request: private excursion to Getaria, txakoli vineyards, excursion to Murguia

Day 5
San Sebastian, Spain
Hotel Maria Cristina, a Luxury Collection Hotel, San Sebastian Breakfast, Snack

Full-day private excursion Pays Basque (or Pamplona, if desired)

Bayonne, markets, architecture, culinary touring, museums

Day 6
San Sebastian, Spain
None Breakfast

Private airport transfer

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Artisans of Leisure is an exclusive tour supplier for Virtuoso. All tours depart daily and are private, highly personalized and luxurious. Virtuoso travelers receive amenities and VIP treatment on all Artisans of Leisure tours.

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Description

BEST OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY: Rioja & Bilbao, San Sebastian & Pays Basque

An exclusive private tour of Spain for the most discerning luxury traveler.

This private luxury tour offers an in-depth exploration of the Basque Country—a beautiful and fascinating region on the border of Spain and France—including its unique culture, cutting-edge architecture, and acclaimed wine and gourmet cuisine.

What's Included

Included


    • Personalized private touring with expert guides and drivers

    • Preferred rooms at the very best hotels

    • Firsthand, sophisticated destination knowledge and recommendations

    • Meals as specified in the itinerary

    • Restaurant and spa reservations, performance and sporting event ticket arrangements

    • Admission fees

    • Internal transportation, including flights (unless indicated otherwise) and private airport transfers

    • Around-the-clock support in each destination during the trip

    • Unique, insider travel experiences and access to Artisans of Leisure's network of experts worldwide

Not Included


    • Items of a personal nature

    • International flights to/from Spain

    • Gratuities

    • Travel Insurance

    • Excess baggage fees

    • Airport departure taxes


About Us

Artisans of Leisure is a luxury travel company specializing in comprehensive private tours in Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and the South Pacific. Artisans of Leisure tours are created for discerning travelers who expect the highest level of luxury, service, and attention to detail. Artisans of Leisure tours include preferred rooms at the world’s best luxury hotels and resorts. All touring is private, with expert guides and drivers in each destination, and each day is tailored to individual interests, preferred pace, and travel preferences.

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Reviewed on: 01 Sep 2015

Great experience!!! Tony, the driver that was our main contact was amazing.
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Reviewed on: 22 Oct 2018

Artisans provided the perfect itinerary for our first trip to Israel. Our guide and driver - Amir and Yaron - were wonderful, personable and knowledgeable. Maria at Artisans was responsive during trip when we had questions as was their local contact. The culinary tour led by Aliza was a highlight. Great experience overall.
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By: swt


Reviewed on: 09 Mar 2019

Very good guide and driver who were with us the whole trip. We never had to worry about our luggage as they took care of it going from place to place as we flew two times - what a luxury! Hotels were wonderful, some Outstanding! We thought that we received special treatment at them being clients of Artisans of Leisure.
Travel Advisor:  Gail Rosenberg