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4 Day Basque Country Tour: San Sebastian, Biarritz, Bilbao and Rioja
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4 Day Basque Country Tour: San Sebastian, Biarritz, Bilbao and Rioja

By Basque Guides
Recommended by 100% of travellers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Ages 18-99
Duration: 4 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Lunch
  • Lunch
  • Personal-private guide service
  • Private driver service
  • Any transport cost, private air conditioned vehicle
  • Guggenheim musem tickets in Bilbao
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
What's not included
  • Other food and drinks
  • Accommodation not included.

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    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • San Sebastian Airport, Gabarrari Kalea, 22, Amute-Kosta, 20280 Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 25170P8

      • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
      • If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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      4 Day Basque Country Tour: San Sebastian, Biarritz, Bilbao and Rioja price starts from $2,346.65. Discover and book 4 Day Basque Country Tour: San Sebastian, Biarritz, Bilbao and Rioja on Tripadvisor
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      4 Day Basque Country Tour: San Sebastian, Biarritz, Bilbao and Rioja cancellation policy: If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Discover and book 4 Day Basque Country Tour: San Sebastian, Biarritz, Bilbao and Rioja on Tripadvisor
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      Itinerary
      Overview
      Full Map
      11 stops
      Day 1
      San Sebastian private tour
      Day 2
      French Basque coastline area
      Day 3
      Bilbao city & Guggenheim museum
      Day 4
      Rioja wine tour
      About the operator
      Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator:
      • skancha1
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Visit to Basque Region!
        We hired Iker from Basque Guides for a two day tour of the the Basque region. We visited Zarauz, Getaria, Zumaia, Gaztelugatxe and Bilbao. Iker is very professional, responsive, had many suggestions to make our trip enjoyable. It is very clear that Iker is passionate and proud to share his country's history, culture and food with his clients and his enthusiasm made us all the more appreciative of this beautiful area. We had an amazing time and will be back! We would recommend his 100%!
        Written 5 May 2024
      • birdier2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great historical info and great pintxos.
        We took this tour the first night in San Sebastian and it was perfect. The historical information was great and the pintxos were the best. I have to eat gluten free and Gonzalo managed my needs well so I had great options.
        Written 1 May 2024
      • Fearless19325942383
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent 2 day tour of the Basque Country with Iker
        Iker was excellent! Very friendly, professional, knowledgeable and organized. He took me and a group of friends on a tour to Zarauz, Getaria and Zumaia one day and to Gaztelugatxe, Bilbao and the Guggenheim another day. He was very responsive, happy to accommodate us, and had multiple suggestions to make our tours really enjoyable. We enjoyed wine tasting and excellent restaurants. We highly recommend Iker if you are traveling to the beautiful Basque Country!
        Written 23 April 2024
      • bethwG5076RJ
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        3 days of touring based in San Sebastián
        We had three days to tour from San Sebastián. Iker was great from the beginning, working with me by email to design a trip that would work for our family. He was knowledgeable and flexible which allowed us to create a fabulous and fun itinerary. He made each day fun for us while sharing his knowledge along the way. I cannot recommend Iker strongly enough!
        Written 8 April 2024
      • F6425PYalexs
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Theres more to Spain than Madrid and Barcelona
        We enjoyed the San Sebastian tour immensely. Iker was very knowledgeable with the Basque culture and rich history and articulated it well. The sights, food and total experience were amazing and memorable. And, being a well versed traveller himself and having visited asia ,he understood the context of our curiosities. Very recommendable!!
        Written 31 March 2024
      • K5649YIcamilleb
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Experience + Knowledgeable Guide + Spectacular Pintxos Tour
        We had an amazing time with Iker, our guide. We booked a 4-day private tour with BasqueGuides, including a pintxos tasting tour, which was fantastic. Iker was the most knowledgeable guide we've ever had (we've gone on a lot of trips to say the least!). I personally learned so much from him, not just about the history of the places, but also the nitty-gritty details and the fun facts that you wouldn't find on the internet! The pintxos tasting tour was spectacular! When we had our first pintxos, I was like, "This is sooo good, no way the next one can top this!" but Iker surprised us with each stop for pintxos topping the previous one!! I would definitely do this again. There's nothing negative I can note about this tour. We would definitely book Iker and BasqueGuides all over again!
        Written 30 March 2024
      • Excursion59460833671
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Awesome Pinxtos Tour!!
        We had an amazing experience with Basque Guides and loved our Pinxtos tour!!! Our guide, Gonzalo, was awesome...he was so much fun and it was great to have a local guide to share their knowledge of San Sebastián culture and passion for food and wine. We loved all the Pinxtos we tried and definitely stepped out of our comfort zone. Navigating the various bars on a crowded Sunday afternoon would have been so difficult without Gonzalo. So glad we had this experience.
        Written 23 March 2024
      • I4107OJrobinw
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        5 days in the Basque Country
        Iker, Daniel and Luis were all such great guides for our 5 days in Basque Country. The history, sights and foods were top notch. Recommend highly!
        Written 17 March 2024
      • Hlbonvivant
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Modern museum with Strikingly beautiful and majestic architecture, wonderful friendly city!
        Modern museum with Strikingly beautiful and majestic architecture, wonderful friendly city! We made a side trip from a business meeting to Spain and we were glad! Absolutely worthwhile! We also visited San Sebastian which is also wonderful. Basque food is a delight - try squid in its own ink (delicious!).
        Written 20 January 2024
      • Y9899DPdanielm
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended
        My wife and I had a wonderful time, we would highly recommend Iker and his crew is you are visiting Basque country. Very friendly, great tips for places to eat, very knowledgeable. All of the drivers we had were amazing!
        Written 5 November 2023
      • mindyCO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Outstanding Experience
        Our three days in the Basque country were a joy with our guide Daniel. I would say he was the best guide we have ever had. He was a great communicator about history, politics, and geography. We learned a lot about the culture of the area. He was friendly and easy to understand. He listened to us and he was in-tune with our needs and likes. He easily handled transporting my mobility scooter and dropped me off close to our touring sites. We highly recommend Basque Guides as your tour company.
        Written 31 October 2023
      • madisonkristie
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Tour Guide
        Iker is the most perfect guide...we had a diverse group who had different interests. He balanced areas that we requested - Balenciaga Museum, seeing local farmers markets, etc. with introducing a few new ideas - if we wanted to try it such as visiting a winery. On the fly, we sat on a balcony, enjoyed a bottle of wine and a snack and were able to continue on the tour for the day. Nothing was rushed...he reserved the day for us in case we wanted to do something else. Would highly recommend the company. You will miss the essence of the area without a tour guide.
        Written 28 October 2023
      • Scenic49367260906
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Day and Lunch with Iker
        Our group of 8 had the MOST fun with Iker! We first enjoyed a town walking tour with a great mix of history & fun tales. We then visited the market to get food before entering the gastronomie club for wines, appetizers & a fabulous meal prepared by Iker! He had prepped some foods the day before, so we entered the club to a beautiful table, appetizers & lovely wines. We all SO enjoyed the day, local foods, his fresh tuna, but most especially charming Iker! All agreed it was a SPECIAL day! Def 5 stars!!
        Written 26 October 2023
      • Y6763HDdavew
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Must do experience!!!
        We had a fantastic San Sebastian tour of the old town and a private cooking class. Iker led us through the old town explaining Basque and San Sebastian history and culture that concluded with a fun shopping experience. The olive and oil tasting was a highlight. Then Chief Ben instructed us on various pinchos and a beautiful clam and monkfish dish with a tasty pastry to finish the night. This experience was one of the best events of our two-week time in Spain. Highly recommend!!!
        Written 24 October 2023
      • TrailBlazer153530
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Basque tour!!
        I found Iker's company online by using Google. The reviews always, in my opinion, give me the best information. And his company had rave reviews, which I can certainly agree with, and add to. This was my first trip to the Basque region so I chose the 5 day private tour. I know that I'll be back but this gave me a great overview of this incredibly beautiful and diverse region. At times it took my breath away. Iker is Basque and speaks the language fluently. He is passionate about his culture and extremely knowledgeable about Basque history, culture, politics, the economy... everything. In addition he is energetic, accommodating, timely, interesting, an all around great person. I have watched quite a few travel videos taken in the Basque region, but nothing compares to actually being there. And I could not have found a better guide!
        Written 20 October 2023
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      Grahame C
      London, UK54 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We had Iker for a thoroughly enjoyable 4 days. He is incredibly knowledgable, well connected locally, entertaining, informative,thoughtful and a great driver. Unhesitatingly recommend.
      Written 18 January 2020
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      Thank you very much for your review Hope to see you soon back again in San Sebastian Best regards Iker Bardaji and Basque Guides team
      Written 19 January 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      ALTravel_everywhere
      Alabama596 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Iker knows his Basque culture and it is refreshing to see it being kept alive when it was almost lost. Iker is a true historian of the Basque people and a foodie and it was seen throughout our days with him and in the recommendations he provided for our meals. What Iker showed us in such a short time has made me want to come back to the region to see and learn more about the Basque traditions and maybe even tackle the language.
      Written 25 December 2019
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      Thank you very much for your review and comments. Hope to see you soon back again in San Sebastian, or somewhere in the Basque Country and Rioja Best regards from San Sebastian Iker Bardaji and Basque Guides team
      Written 25 December 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Resort565657
      3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2019
      Our family of four just spent 5 days last week with two exceptional guides, Iker and Ernesto, from BasqueGuides. I am of Basque heritage, so in addition to their 4 day package, we spent a 5th day traveling to my family's home town outside of Pamplona. When you hire Iker's company, you hire professional guides whom are multi-lingual, steeped in history, interpersonally supportive in every sense of the word and culturally wise regarding all things related to societal information/norms, mouth-watering food and exceptional wines. Each of our five days were filled to the brim with amazing opportunities and interactions, many of which would NOT have been possible if it had not been for Iker's and Ernesto's combined work ethic, flexibility, inventiveness, and genuine determination to give us "6 Star" experiences. I cannot thank them both enough for all the spectacular, moving, and humorous moments they provided on a trip I had waited a lifetime to take. Not only will we be back, but we would only travel the Basque region with them at our sides! You should too! Iker and Ernesto...you are the best of the best and we will be eternally grateful for the experiences you gave us last week. From the bottom of our hearts, we are in your debt-The Lifur Family
      Written 16 September 2019
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      Thank you Linda for such beautiful words. It has been one of the most emotional tours we have ever guided and we were really touched with your family's history too. We felt in debt with the ones that had to leave the Basque Country in the past and with the ones coming back after decades to find their roots. Glad to read that you enjoyed so much with us and hope to see you soon back again. Best regards from San Sebastian Iker Bardaji and Basque Guides team
      Written 17 September 2019
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      Kat L
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2019 • Friends
      Had a really great time on this tour with my family. Iker showed us around to his favourite pintxo bars, went through the city's history in detail which really showed how proud he was of his country. We got to explore the 4 days like a local which was really refreshing. Iker was also very good in refining the tour to our interests

      Highly recommend !
      Written 10 June 2019
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      Thank you very much for your review, rating and comments ! Best regards from San Sebastian Iker Bardaji
      Written 11 June 2019
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      wslade
      Tampa, FL9 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2018 • Couples
      Iker and Ernes were our favorite guides of any trip we have taken to date. Outstanding and knowledgeable and one heck of a lot of fun. If you don't have fun with these two gentlemen just stay home!
      Written 19 June 2018
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      Thank you for your review and comments. I was our pleasure to guide you along the Basque Country and Rioja wine region. We wish you save travels Best regards from San Sebastian Iker Bardaji
      Written 20 June 2018
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Maria C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2018 • Solo
      After four days of tours I added on another 2 days because Iker is that good! I absolutely could not recommend him more highly for anyone. Not only is he incredibly knowledgeable and makes the most of each moment of the tour but moreover he is genuine, caring, and especially intuitive at giving and pacing the tour per the client. It really does feel both equally like high quality professional touring while at the same time like you’re just being taken in as one of the locals by one of the locals. He makes you feel totally comfortable, super well taken care of, and like you’re getting the most out of it for your own personal preference. He helped me with many little extras that I mentioned beyond the tour and adapted the tours as he saw what I loved to experience and learn most so that I was completely in love with them all.
      Always punctual, fresh, positive, friendly, interesting, knowledgeable, kind — he just seems to enjoy going above and beyond a standard ‘tour guide’ naturally to make the person happy without seeming like he’s forcing anything. So grateful to him for the many little and big moments that made my trip to the Basque country exceptionally lovely!!
      Written 9 March 2018
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      Thank you very very much for your rating, review and nice comments! It was my pleasure to guide you along and you also made the tours really easy going. Perfect traveller to go with. Thanks again Best regards Iker Bardaji
      Written 10 March 2018
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      Ruth S
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2024 • Family
      We had an incredible experience with Íker. He is a great guide and has a lot of knowledge of the entire area he took us to. He was very attentive to anything we needed and resolved it immediately.
      Plus it drives very well.
      Ruth and Samuel from Mexico
      Google
      Written 7 April 2024
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      Muchas gracias Ruth y Samuel por vuestro comentario y valoración. Espero veros pronto de vuelta por San Sebastian Iker Bardaji y el equipo de Basque Guides
      Written 8 April 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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