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Trip to País Vasco – 20-22 March

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Don’t miss our trip to the north of Spain: País Vasco or the Basque Country.

Where is País Vasco/the Basque Country?

The Basque Country, or the País Vasco, is an autonomous community in northern Spain. Locally known as Euskadi, it has its own language (Euskadi), its own culinary traditions, and a distinctive geographic and cultural landscape. In this trip, we will visit the most important cities in the north of Spain:

San Sebastian: boasts one of the best city beaches in Europe. Sebastian is also redefining the Basque image around the world with its extraordinary cuisine. The city has two restaurants ranked in the list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants and in addition, has 16 Michelin stars spread across 9 restaurants. It is also one of the best places to eat pintxos – culinary creations in miniature form, similar to Spanish tapas but better.

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe: one of the most impressive places in the Basque Country. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, whose name means “castle rock” in Basque (“gaztelu” = castle + “aitz” = rock), is a definite “must” if you are visiting the Basque Country. This is where many scenes from Game of Thrones have been shot, most famously the Dragonstone. Whether or not you like Game of Thrones, you cannot miss this spectacular corner when you have the chance.

Departure from Barcelona

Arrival in Barcelona

Prices

  • Studentfy card holders: 135€- 145€ from 28 February
  • Non-Studentfy card holders: 140€ - 150€ from 28 February - Get your card here.

Included in the price

  • Private Bus from Barcelona to País Vasco and back to Barcelona
  • On night in a hotel in the center of Bilbao
  • Breakfast (Sunday morning)
  • A walking tour with a professional guide in Bilbao
  • A tour guide accompanying all the travelers during the entire trip
  • Maps and information about the most iconic spots
  • Entrance to a terrace in San Sebastian with a panoramic view.

Plan

Friday 20 March
22:45 We meet in Plaza Espanya between the two towers (Av Reina Maria Cristina)
– 23:00 The bus leaves. Please be on time.
> It will take about 7 hours to get to Gaztelugaxte, we will stop for about 1 hour to have breakfast.

Saturday 21 March
07:00: We arrive in Gaztelugaxte (Dragonstone)
07:00 to 10:00: We will have the tour of Gaztelugaxte with a professional guide
10:00: We meet again where the bus left us. We take the bus to go to Bilbao.
11:00: We arrive in Bilbao and check into our hotel rooms
11:00 to 17:00: Free time to have some rest or go and visit the city
17:00: We meet at the reception of the hotel to start the walking tour
17:00 to 19:00: Walking tour with a professional guide. We will visit the old and new parts of the city.
19:00: Free time to explore the city and the local food.

Sunday 22 March
08:00 to 09:00: We have breakfast at the hotel and check out
09:30: We meet again to take the bus to go to Zumaia
> If you are a fan of Game of Thrones then Zumaia is a must-attend place. It’s one of the best beaches that the Basque coast with huge cliffs and waves.
10:30: We take the bus to go to San Sebastian
11:00: We arrive in San Sebastian
11:30 to 16:30: Free time to explore the city. We will go to a terrace with a panoramic view of the city.
> We recommend visiting Castillo de la Mota, Catedral Buen Pastor, Playa de la Concha
16:15: We meet again to take the bus to go back to Barcelona
23:30: We arrive back in Barcelona

The exact time may slightly differ depending on the weather, traffic or any other factors. In case of any major change, you will be informed by email. Always double check with your guide. The information given by the tour guide will always override what’s mentioned on the website and the email.

Recommendations

– It’s almost impossible to stop the bus if someone needs to use the bathroom. Please use the bathroom before the bus moves.
– The north of Spain is usually colder than the rest of Spain. Make sure you bring a warm and breathable jacket
– Bring snacks, energy bars/gels and sandwiches

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This trip is organized and run by Sham Trips (GC3213) and brought to you by Studentfy.

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