Your journey begins in San Sebastian, a quaint seaside village which boasts some of Basque’s best cuisine and remnants of historical neo-Gothic, Art Deco and Art Nouveau architecture. Here you will experience the city’s local gastronomic scene with a walking pintxos tour, paired with great wines.
In the afternoon you will ride the aged-wooden funicular to the summit of Mount Igeldo Tower, dubbed “the best view in the world” and admire the El Peine del Viento (Comb of the Wind), a sculpture crafted by Eduardo Chillida. Arriving back in San Sebastian you will spend more time exploring the city, admiring the different markets, museums, Cathedrals and one of Europe’s renowned urban beaches – La Concha.
Continuing your Signature Journey you will cross the border into southwestern France where you will visit the town of Hendaye and take in magnificent views of the French border. Next, venture along the Corniche Basque coast road towards Saint Jean de Luz where you will explore the local fresh food market, Les Halles – the essence of the Iberian Peninsula with a French touch. Here you will savor freshly shucked oysters, stock up on French cheeses and taste the original French macaron.
The town of Hondarribia awaits your arrival and is situated on the shore of the Bidassoa River. Immerse yourself within the town’s medieval quarters, cobblestone streets, colorful houses and energetic waterfront. After you have explored the town, you will enjoy an unforgettable gastronomic experience at txokos in Basque.
From Basque you will discover Bilbao, Basque’s largest city. Take in the city’s Casco Viejo (old quarter), the renowned Guggenheim Museum and visit the Ribera Market; tasting the city’s local cuisine.
With Spain’s astonishing sights and sounds, your journey will end in the city of Barcelona. Here you will depart to northern Catalonia and explore Costa Brava, the darling Empordà and enjoy impeccable dishes made using local ingredients from Girona. Your next day will include a visit to the Dalí Theater Museum in Figueres and a stroll through the remote fishing village of Cadaqués which has been frequented by many renowned artists namely Picasso, Max Ernst, André Breton, Man Ray, and Joan Miró.
Your last two days will be spent in Barcelona with an unlimited choice of highlights; from truffle hunting (depending on season), a biking tour through the vineyards or a visit to Montserrat Mountain while your last day will include a journey through the tradition of Cava (wine) producing.