The Basque Country Tour
We can easily adapt this tour to suit your preferences.
Gourmet lovers rejoice as we enjoy food cooked by some of the finest chef’s in the world in the beautiful surroundings of Basque Spain. We also discover Jewish Heritage stretching back over 1,000 years in this vacation of a lifetime.
Barcelona book-ends our tour as we spend our first day in the capital of Catalan before returning for a few days in the area at the end of our adventure. Barcelona’s allure is obvious but it will be very well supported with trips Girona, Besalus and Figueres. With a fascinating Jewish heritage to be discovered our guides will tell you the stories which bring the architecture to life!
Michelin Star quality dining in San Sebastian
In between Barcelona will be a short plane trip to the very north of Spain and San Sebastian home to more Michelin Stars in one area than anywhere else in the world. Here we won’t only eat the finest food, but source it from the renowned local farmers market and cook it in our one day cookery course directed by a top grade chef.
As we are so close to France we will take a day out of our Spanish schedule to head across the border and towards the foot of the Pyrenees mountain range. Here we will find the ritzy town of Biarritz , a favourite with surfers and shoppers alike. A fun packed day in France will also include a trip to Bayonne which was home to a large Jewish Community during the Inquisition.
The Barcelona Skyline
After we have had our fill of San Sebastian our next treat will be to venture into one of the wine capitals in the world and La Rioja. Visits to local winery’s will give us a real feel for the local industry and real taste for it’s produce. Our stay will be made even more memorable by staying in the renowned 5 Star Marques de Riscal hotel, just one of the four 5 star hotels we will enjoy on our travels.
Before we head back to Barcelona we head back to the coast and Bilboa. Before we reach the port and it’s world famous Guggenheim Museum we will take in some important Basque villages where we will encounter Jewish cemeteries and synagogues. We will have a full day in the villages, and one in Bilboa staying in a hotel which describes itself as “not just a hotel to stay at, but a colourist microcosmos.”
These magical twelve days will engage the most inquiring of minds and satisfy he most demanding of palates. We will be fed by Michelin recognised Chefs, educated by the best local experts, and captivated by hotels bursting with style and history. Take a look at our itinerary for more details and a day by day schedule.