My wife wanted to celebrate her 60th birthday with a trip to Basque Country. She sought a trip that would be an immersion into the unique culture, experienced only by the locals. What great fortune we connected with Irene and Zach of The best of Basque.
Our trip started with the 350-year-old Day of the Geese festival in the seaside town of Lekeitio. They picked us up at the airport and arranged our accommodations in an apartment right on the harbor. This is an incredible experience most tourists will never experience!
We took two other tours including the stunning, charming, and gorgeous city of San Sebastian, plus the La Rioja winery tour in LaGuardia. The combination of a luxurious Mercedes van, a passionate lifelong resident (Irene) that speaks four languages, and an educated American (Zach) that always seemed to understand exactly what we wanted to be made for a birthday my wife will never forget!
This level of service and flexibility is not easy to find in a tour operator. And I don’t have space to describe the cuisine of Basque Country! The almost 40 Michelin-starred restaurants plus all the small undiscovered establishments that Zach and Irene can show you are alone worth the trip.
The best of Basque is the answer to anyone tired of the “cattle bus” tours so common in Europe.
I recommend them highly!