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Anana Salt Valley and Vitoria City Tour

Añana Salt Valley and Vitoria City Tour

Tour Description

On this tour of Basque we will visit the millennia old Salt Valley of Añana in the tranquil Basque countryside. We will also visit the charming Basque capital of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The capital city of Basque Country has a medieval quarter that dates backs to the 12th century, and other interesting sites.


Añana Salt Valley

The Añana salt flats, 30 km from Vitoria are one of the oldest salt factories in the world, with more than 6,500 years of history. Its prized salt is completely pure, as it comes from an ancient sea of more than 200 million years. The Salt Valley in the town of Añana is currently one of the most spectacular and best-preserved cultural landscapes in Europe. Its value lies not only in its unique architecture or in its more than 6,500 years of documented of history, not even in its geological characteristics, its biodiversity or in its prized landscapes, but in the union in perfect harmony of all this in a privileged context. in the oldest town in Alava, and in what were waters of a vast sea 200 million years ago, stands the Salt Valley of Añana. A magnificent outdoor cultural landscape (monument) formed over more than 5,000 years. A unique and extensive network of wooden channels distribute the water to the most remote corners of the Salt Valley.

Vitoria City Tour

Vitoria-Gasteiz was awarded the European Green Capital by the European Commission in 2012. As a result, there are more parks and green spaces per capita than anywhere else in the European Union. We will stop at the Park of Florida that sits just outside the old quarter of the city. The tour includes a guided walk through the old quarter stopping at historic palaces and churches. One particular 13th century cathedral along our route inspired the novel World Without End by Ken Follet.

Pintxos and Tapas

On this guided tour of the Basque capital we take you on a leisurely stroll through the section of the old quarter that contains dozens of bars. Here we will stop and snack on some delectable pintxos & tapas while you take in the vibrant atmosphere of Vitoria.

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  • Private tour
  • Entrances/tour of Añana Salt Valley and light lunch of pintxos in Vitoria
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and all transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not Included
  • Other food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
  • 435€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 485€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
  • Start time: 9:00am
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/port of Bilbao
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

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