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  • Discover the sprawling vineyards, picturesque villages, and dramatic landscapes of the Basque Country in Northern Spain.
  • Don't just visit this region - experience it like a local with this incredible self-driving tour!
  • Take the wheel and explore Basque Country on either a 5 or 7-Night tour with a wine tasting included for a truly unforgettable experience!

Your Destinations

Discover the sprawling vineyards, picturesque villages, and dramatic landscapes of Northern Spain's Basque Country. Don't just visit this region - experience it like a local with an incredible self-driving tour. Take the wheel of your rental car and explore the best of the Basque Country on either a 5 or 7-Night getaway. To get the most out of the region, you will stop at main cities such as Bilbao, Pamplona, and San Sebastian. 7-Night stays end with a dreamy and relaxing beach stay - so book now and don't miss out!

Your Itinerary - 5 Nights

Day 1: Bilbao Airport - Bilbao
Following your arrival at Bilbao Airport, the capital of the Basque Country, you will pick up your rental car and drive to your hotel. Stroll through the old historic district and get to know the city: The Arenal, the Church of St. Nicholas, the New Square, the River Market, the Cathedral of Santiago, and the Arriaga Theater await!
Overnight in Bilbao

Day 2: Bilbao - Guernica - Coast of Biscay - Bilbao
This day is devoted to discovering the coast of Biscay, passing by Guernica, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of Basque freedom and peace. Here, you will see no less than 30 golden sand beaches, steep cliffs, and natural areas that form the Biscayan Coast as you travel 150 km. You will visit San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, home to exceptional nature and a place of refuge for migratory birds. Here, you will be able to walk through the fishing village of Bermeo before returning to Bilbao. Back in Bilbao, you can visit the Guggenheim Museum, an architectural landmark, known for its innovative design. You will also have the chance to see the Hanging Bridge of Biscay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Overnight in Bilbao
Day 3: Bilbao - Loyola - Aizkorri Natural Park – Oñati – Logroño
Head to Loyola to discover the Sanctuary and the house of San Ignacio. Continue to a farmhouse that is typical of the region, the Gomiztegi Caserio, located in the Natural Park of Aizkorri, where you can visit a cheese factory and taste a variety of local cheeses! You will then continue to Oñati, one of the most beautiful places in the Basque Country and home to a surprising old mountain neighbourhood dotted with remarkable monuments. Next, drive to Logroño, a must stop on the way to Santiago de Compostela. In the evening, be sure to enjoy a pincho at a bar in the old quarter as well as wine from La Rioja.
Overnight in Logroño

Day 4: Logroño – Briones – Cave Marquès de Riscal El Ciego – Logroño
You will start your day with a visit to the Cape on Briones to discover the Wine Culture Museum Dinastía Vivanco. This museum, belonging to the Dinastia Vivanco Foundation, extends 4000 m2 and is home to the cultural collection of the Vivanco family. Continue to Elciego and visit the winery Marquès de Riscal. You will enjoy a complimentary tasting of two wines (duration of the visit 01:30). Discover the old centre before heading to Laguardia, considered the heart of Rioja wine, and visit the Church of St. Mary of the Kings.
Overnight in Logroño
Day 5: Logroño – Pamplona – Bilbao
Today you will discover the historic centre of Pamplona, a city steeped in history and traditions. The streets and squares of its old town are lined with historic buildings, medieval churches and ramparts, and the famous Plaza del Castillo, the beating heart of the city once enjoyed by Hemingway.
Overnight in Bilbao

Day 6 - Five Night Tour Only: If you choose to end your tour at 5 nights, today you will depart for the airport for a return journey back to the UK. Drop off your rental car at the airport. End of Services 

Your Itinerary - 7 Nights

Your itinerary for a 7-Night Tour is the same as above as per days 1 - 4

Days 1 - 4: As per the previous itinerary

Day 5: Logrono - Bardenas Reales de Navarra - Olite - Pamplona
You will depart to the Ribera de Navarre, where you can discover the beautiful desert landscape of Bardenas Reales de Navarra! Eroded over time by stormy and violent waters, this natural region has formed capricious mounds, giving rise to unique colours in a desert landscape. Continue on to the medieval village of Olite, where lanes are lined with Renaissance and Baroque-style palaces! The Chateau-Palais Royal is one of the best preserved Medieval castles in Europe! You will then head to Pamplona, a city steeped in history and tradition. The streets and squares of this old town are lined with historic buildings, mainly Medieval churches, and ramparts, and the Plaza del Castillo, which was once enjoyed by Hemingway!
Overnight in Pamplona

Day 6: Pamplona – Batzan Valley – Pamplona
On this day you are able to discover the historic Batzan Valley. A landscape of green meadows and forests, and a succession of quaint small hamlets beckon you, as well as easy hiking trails, museums, working mills, delicious cuisine and age-old traditions. Continue to Zugarramurdi, the village of the witches, for a trip back in time. You will then stop at Elizondo, the most important village in the valley, which will surprise you with its palaces and its many stately homes.
Overnight Pamplona

Day 7: Pamplona – Coast of Guipuzcoa – San Sebastian – Bilbao
Embark for the coast of Guipuzcoa where you discover the charming villages of Guetaria, Zarauz  (renowned for its 2 km beach), or the village of Astigarraga, home to the Museum of Basque Cider. Continue to San Sebastian, known for its beautiful beaches, gourmet dining, and relaxed lifestyle. Discover the old quarter and walk on the beach of La Concha.
Overnight in Bilbao

Day 8: Bilbao Airport - UK
You will drop off your car at the airport before enjoying a return flight home. End of Services. 

Your Hotels

Depending on availability, you will stay in the following hotels or in hotels of a similar quality and geographic location.

Throughout your stay, you will be accommodated in a Standard Room on a Bed & Breakfast Board Basis.

Sleeps up to

Adults Adults Adults
3 Adults
or
Adults Adults
2 Adults
+
1 Child
Bilbao: Hotel Ercilia 4* or similar

Logroño: 
Hotel Gran Via 4* or similar

Pamplona: 
Hotel AH San Fermin 4* or similar

Please note: the bed for the 3rd/4th guest sharing is likely to be a sofa bed or camp style bed.

Please note: some dining outlets/menu items and premium, branded and international drinks may not be included and may incur a surcharge payable locally.  Meals, snacks and drinks may be available at selected times only

Your Journey through Basque Country

Flights: The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.

Car Hire: Car hire is included throughout this offer.

Distance between Bilbao Airport and the Hotel Ercilia 4*: 18 km / 20 minutes. 

Weather

Jan
min : 5°C max : 12°C
Feb
min : 6°C max : 13°C
Mar
min : 6°C max : 15°C
Apr
min : 7°C max : 16°C
May
min : 10°C max : 19°C
Jun
min : 13°C max : 22°C
Jul
min : 15°C max : 25°C
Aug
min : 15°C max : 25°C
Sep
min : 14°C max : 24°C
Oct
min : 11°C max : 20°C
Nov
min : 8°C max : 16°C
Dec
min : 7°C max : 13°C

Travel Advice

For the latest travel advice from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office including security and local laws, plus passport and visa information click here.

Please note that the advice can change and consumers should continue to check it until they travel.

What's Included?

  • 5 or 7-Nights in Rooms as per itinerary at Hotels as per itinerary
  • Breakfast
  • Car rental during the trip with pick up & drop off in Bilbao airport (cat B Seat Ibiza or equivalent for 2-3 guests cat D Audi A3 or similar for 4-5 guests)
  • Visit to wine cellar Marques de Riscal in El Ciego and the tasting of 2 wines

Not Included

  • Flights or other transport unless stated otherwise
  • Transfers unless stated otherwise
  • Meals and drinks unless stated otherwise
  • Excursions and optional extras unless stated otherwise
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Locally payable gratuities & taxes if applicable
  • Check-in luggage unless otherwise stated

Car Hire

Please note you cannot be guaranteed a specific make of car within a certain group.
The minimum age for driving a hire car in Spain is 21 and drivers must have held a full driving licence for a least 1 year.

The lead name on the booking will be confirmed as the named driver.  The named driver must present a credit card in their name when collecting the car (credit cards in other names will not be accepted).

Special Car Hire Conditions for this offer:

Prices Include:
Unlimited mileage
All Risk Insurance (CDW) Basic with deductible (from 1200.00 €)
Tax included
Rental time: 1 day = 24h00Pick-up and Drop-off of the car at Bilbao Airport

Supplements to be paid on the spot:
Super Cover Insurance, (SCDW) from 10.50 € day / pay locally. Without franchise
Passenger Insurance (PAI), from 6.00 € to be paid on the spot
Window insurance (Li) 3.635 € / day to pay on the spot.
Extended Assistance Road Insurance (RSN): from 5 € / day, payable locally.
Gps: 15.00 € net days
Additional driver: 10.00 € net days
Lost keys, wrong fuel, assistance en route.
Child seat: from 10 € / day. To be paid on the spot.
Extra for taking the car off official times from 00:00 to 07:00: 49.95 € + VAT
These supplements are for information only and can be modified without notice

Insurance does not include: 
Lost or stolen property, lost or damaged key, incorrect fuel, damage to the vehicle bottom or on the roof, burnt clutch, negligence or misuse of the vehicle or conduction under the effects of alcohol or illegal substances.For the reservation of a car. It is necessary to provide the full name of the driver.

Your Contract

If you book a package which includes flights, your contract will be with Voyage Privé. The air holiday package(s) shown are ATOL protected by the Civil Aviation Authority. Our ATOL number is 10170.

If you book a package which does not include flights, then ATOL protection does not apply. Your contract will be with the provider of the accommodation and not Voyage Privé. Voyage Privé acts only as agent for the accommodation provider.

Please read our booking conditions before confirming your holiday.

Travel Documents

Flight Inclusive Offers
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.
Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

The airline is ticketless and therefore, you will not receive any hard copy documents.  You will however, receive an email from us detailing your flight information and reference number to enable you to manage your booking online via the airline website.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Please do make sure that you either add Voyage Privé to your Safe Senders list or check your Junk mail regularly for your travel documents.

We will send all documents out as early as possible (subject to full payment being received) but you should receive all your documentation at least 10 days prior to departure.

If by any chance you have not received all the above by this time, please contact us at customer.relations@voyageprive.com

Accommodation Only
You will receive an email confirming your booking within the next 48 hours.

Please check all details on this confirmation are correct.  If there are any discrepancies, please notify us as soon as possible.

You will also receive an accommodation voucher for presentation at the hotel reception at point of check-in.

Important Information

Please note that the location shown on our map is to be used as a guide only and the actual location of the property may differ

Your contact details may be passed on to the hotel so that they can make contact with you to discuss your booking in advance of your arrival.

Please note: you may be asked to provide a credit/debit card deposit on arrival to cover any purchases made in the hotel.

Although we endeavour to provide up to date information we cannot guarantee that all hotel facilities and services will be available during your stay, especially when travelling out of the main holiday periods

Star rating standards may differ to that of the UK, depending on the country of travel

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