Trip accompanied, guaranteed departure from 12 people
This trip combines opera and gastronomy for epicurean music lovers. From Bilbao to San Sebastian via the coastal villages of Bermeo or Mundaka or the picturesque Getaria, your steps will take you to discover the Basque Country with its rich and diverse heritage.
Cultural visits such as those of the famous Guggenheim museum or the magnificent Cristóbal Balenciaga museum punctuate the culinary discoveries. Globally recognized for its gastronomy, the Basque Country has 18 Michelin stars.
With a unique dive in the vibrant festival of "Tamborrada", music is also in the spotlight. Der fliegende Holländer (The Phantom Vessel) with the exceptional Bryn Terfel and the superb Manuela Uhl will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of this Basque experience.
Ongi Ettori !
Performances included in your Travel
Programme of your travel
Friday January 17th 2020
Arrival at Bilbao
On arrival, transfer to the hotel.
Gourmet walk and lunch on the banks of the river Nervion in the market of Ribera, the largest in Europe, located in an Art Deco building bathed in natural light
Dinner in a restaurant with current and varied cuisine
Saturday January 18th 2020
City Tour, Guggenheim Museum and Representation, Wagner's Der fliegende Holländer
In the morning, stroll through the cosmopolitan history of the city and discover the most emblematic neighborhoods with a perfect blend of avant-garde and tradition, between sea and mountains
Lunch at Bistro Guggenheim Bilbao
In the afternoon, visit the Guggenheim Museum. Moored on the shores of the estuary, one of architect Frank Ghery's finest achievements houses the latest in modern art
19.30 pm, performance of Wagner's opera, Der fliegende Holländer (The Ghost Ship) at Palacio Euskalduna
Then, dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant where you will appreciate the privileged location in a design setting and the author cuisine that puts Basque culture in the spotlight.
Sunday January 19th 2020
Coastal Discovery & San Sebastian
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the morning, departure to discover the beautiful coastal towns of Bermeo and Mundaka and the incredible little island of Gaztelugatxe
Lunch in an enchanting setting where you will enjoy a Basque cuisine made with precision and lightness
Then, visit the pearl of the Cantabrian Sea. Donostia (San Sebastian) is one of the cities that combines the best gastronomy, culture and beauty.
Installation at the hotel
In the afternoon, walk through the city center impregnated by the unique atmosphere of the festive Tamborrada event.
Discover the opening of the "Tamborrada"
Monday January 20th 2020
Getaria, a day under the stars
In the morning, in the Alderdi-Eder gardens, your guide will explains the tradition of children's Tamborrada.
Then leave for the pretty picturesque village of Getaria with lunch in a starred restaurant where the ocean will be on your plate
Private visit of the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum dedicated to the famous couturier who knew an extraordinary destiny.
Discovery of Basque wine Txakoli in a Txakolindegi,
Back to hotel
Tuesday January 21st 2020
Transfer from your hotel to the airport according to flight time.
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Melia Bilbao – 5*
Meliá Bilbao is located 300 meters from the Guggenheim Museum and features a design inspired by sculptor Eduardo Chillida. It offers a heated outdoor pool, an award-winning restaurant and a gym. Each luxurious room at Bilbao is equipped with a flat-screen TV and a pillow menu. Bathrooms have elegant marble floors and their own adjustable heating system. The hotel's Aizian restaurant, while Restaurant Quatre serves a variety of Basque dishes and has a terrace with views of Doña Casilda Park. Located on the 6th floor, the Meliá's gym offers views of the Nervión River in Bilbao. It features a sauna and offers a range of massages.
San Sebastian :Hôtel Londres d’y Inglaterra – 4*
Overlooking La Concha Bay, this grand 19th-century building is located next to the beach on San Sebastián's seafront promenade. The rooms at the Hotel Londres y de Inglaterra feature classic décor with elements from the Belle Epoque era, air-conditioned with private balconies. They are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, Wi-Fi access and a private bathroom. The hotel offers a brasserie, an English Swing bar and has a beachfront terrace and a Spa.
The price of the stay includes:
Accommodation including breakfast
Very good show seats
Private excursions with a local guide
Entries in the sites
The entries in the sites on the program of the visit
Drinks and Meals
The price does not include:
The meals mentioned "free"
Insurance assistance, repatriation, cancellation and interruption of stay