The Best of Basque

The Wild Coast of Basque Country

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Tour Description

If you want a true ¨off the beaten path¨ experience then this is your tour. You will experience the true essence of the Basque culture, rural towns and impressive terrain. Visiting these truly authentic areas on this private and customizable tour we will leave a lasting impression.

Itinerary

Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve

Your first stop on this Basque tour will be in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve. This area is a natural estuary sheltered by a beautiful green mountain landscape, with the Oka River running through the center leading to the Bay of Biscay. This is one of our most treasured natural environments in the Basque Country. If you have any interest in birds, there is a world-renowned bird center located within the reserve that we can absolutely make a stop at. Just let us know!

Laida and Laga

We then head to Laida Beach, where the Oka River empties into the ocean. This is a dramatic landscape with a picturesque Basque pintxo bar overlooking the Urdaibai estuary. For food lovers, this cafe offers some of the best pintxos in the Basque Country with views to match! From Laida we make the short trip along the windy roads of the coast to the cliffs of Ogoño and the beach of Laga. (This is Irene’s and Zachary’s favorite beach in all of the Basque Country).

Quaint Village of Elantxobe

The picturesque seaside town of Elantxobe is our next stop. This unique town looks as if it was built directly into a cliff wall. Also one of Irene´s and Zachary´s favorite places in the Basque Country!

Lekeitio

For our final stop we will venture to Lekeitio; an authentic Basque fishing village situated at the base of green pastoral mountain slopes. Here we find a town that still has an active fishing fleet as they have had for more than 500 years. Not many people visiting the Basque Country get to see this town, and we guarantee it will be on the highlights of the tour. We will take our on a walking tour of the old town and the historic port pointing out sites of interest, and some unique stories. On the way back we will take you the scenic route through the Basque mountains and small towns that dot the countryside.

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Coast of Basque Country Tour Price

Included
  • Private tour
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and all transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
Price
  • 425€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 450€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
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Details
  • Start time: 9:30am
  • Duration: 6.5 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/accommodation/port
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government.

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john f
29 October 2023
Amazing gourmet pintxos tour in Bilbao Our guide Olaia was amazing. So much local knowledge and enthusiasm. Everyone in the group loved the experience. Perfectly arranged in both the locations and food and drink progression.
Mitch Z
Mitch Z
29 October 2023
New experience very fun experience the wine was incredible and the food was completely new to us. Olaia the guide was very friendly and made us feel welcome
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Theresa M
27 October 2023
Great night We had the best night with Olaia! Delicious food that we would have not otherwise tried and lots of laughs. Thank you!
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RichardS
25 October 2023
Don’t miss this Don’t miss this experience. Olaia is an absolute delight. She will educate you, feed you, buy drinks for you and charm you. I think this is my favorite experience of the dozens I have enjoyed over the years.
Geraldine T
Geraldine T
24 October 2023
A wonderful experience Our guide Olaia was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the wine and food. We went to 5 fabulous bars, each one a gem. Thank you Olaia!
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Vacation700200
24 October 2023
Bilbao pintxos and local drinks tour Olaia was a great host,friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine and Basque culture, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Originally we thought it was expensive per person but as it turned out it was good value for money and would highly recommend it.
Heather C
Heather C
23 October 2023
Absolutely a 10/10 Jani was an amazingly friendly and passionate guide. I loved that she and her family are Basque. She was able to authentically share with us her experience growing up in Bilbao and efforts to preserve the culture and language today. We also learned a lot about La Rioja and visited three wonderful, intimate wineries as well as LaGuardia. And absolute 10 out of 10. She even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thank you, Jani!!!
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Rigmor Helen A
22 October 2023
Morsom og veldig hyggelig kveld 😊 Morsom opplevelse sammen med hyggelige mennesker, og en fantastisk guide. Olaia anbefales på det varmeste. Maten og drikken hadde noen uvante smaker, men likevel en flott opplevelse.
Vegar
Vegar
20 October 2023
Great experience - A must do in Bilbao This tour is a "must do" and a wonderful intro to Bilbao. We had the pleasure of having Olaia as our guide. An energetic, charming, and knowledgeable Bilbaína. Along with enjoying delicious pintxos, cider and wine, we also learned about basque culture & history. Highly recommended.
watpar
watpar
20 October 2023
Joyous introduction to Basque food and drink led by exceptional host Olaia. Fabulous well constructed tour led by wonderful, vibrant host Olaia. Convivial company and great selection of bars with award wining wines and food. The tour is centred on the old town, so it’s compact and accessible. Great introduction to basque culture and food. Good value for money.
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