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Basque Country ~ Spain & France

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Enjoy the captivating beauty and intriguing heritage of Basque Spain and France on this seven-night adventure based in sensational San Sebastián, known for its top-notch dining scene and gorgeous beaches. See the historic highlights of Bayonne, France, including its Gothic cathedral, and stroll in Biarritz, a seaside resort favored by socialites and surfers alike. Take in the picturesque towns of St-Jean-de-Luz and Espelette, where strings of red peppers adorn whitewashed homes. Marvel at the visionary Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and admire Ernest Hemingway’s beloved Pamplona. Along the way, chat with local Basques over dinner, visit a cider house and learn about traditions at a 16th-century farmhouse. Experienced guides and lecturers provide expert insight into the vibrant Basque culture. This small-group program includes a first-class hotel and an ample meal plan with wine at dinner.