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Ever basked on a Basque beach? Nibbled on pintxos? Learned to surf with the pros? Biked from Spanish ports to French pastures? Never say never. Because you'll do all this and more in Basque Country, a region that's Spanish, but not exactly. French, but somehow different. You've enjoyed family adventures, but none quite like this.
THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights
ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels
Special Kids Prices
Start Bilbao / End Biarritz
Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.
Hike in the colassal Basque Coast Geopark | More than 60 million years old, the spectacular Flysch cliffs tower like giants above the sea | Walk along the beach to an enchanting fishing village | Share the path with pilgrims walking the St. James Trail en route to Santiago de Compostela | Spend family time exploring San Sebastián, hanging out on the beach or taking in views of the bay and nearby mountains as you paddle a sea kayak to a tiny island | Taste delicious pintxos, the popular local snacks.
Set in the city center, surrounded by gardens and overlooking the Urumea River, this elegant century-old hotel is just a short walk from sandy beaches.
Learn to ride the waves in one of Europe's top surf spots | Take a peaceful ride into France and the seaside resort town of St-Jean-de-Luz | Hike trails through France's beautiful Basque landscape | Bike by sheep-dotted hills and quaint farmhouses | Enjoy views of the sea from our hotel's lovely terrace or opt visit the spa | Wander St-Jean-de-Luz's narrow streets and savor a family dinner along the town's picturesque waterfront.
Built in 1901, this hotel has retained the charm of the belle epoque while seamlessly incorporating modern luxury. (spa)
Discover the many charms of the French Basque Country | Bike along the coast and through colorful fishing communities | Welcome to the lavish seaside town of Biarritz, dubbed the "queen of beaches and the beach of kings" ever since Empress Eugénie de Montijo and her husband Emperor Napoleon III made Biarritz the favorite resort of the European aristocracy | Explore the old port and covered marketplace, Les Halles de Biarritz, where locals gather to eat, drink and shoot the breeze.
Seafront luxury and art deco elegance await at this historic hotel, with sweeping bay views and located just across from the iconic Biarritz lighthouse. (pool, spa)
The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy
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On many nights, the gourmet restaurants where we dine offer specially prepared limited or fixed menus featuring a delicious selection of authentic regional cuisine.