Private Tours of the Basque Coast & Countryside
Explore the Basque World With Me
Ongi etorri is a Basque greeting. Our language, Basque or “Euskara,” has an uncertain origin, but it is clear that it is one of the oldest European languages. Our sports and traditional occupations (fishing, whaling, and sheepherding) and the hospitable Basque personality have drawn travelers to us. Discover them with our Basque Coast & Countryside luxury tours!!
Our Basque culture was born of our land, sea, mountains, and valleys. So visiting our coastal villages, fields or mountains is a wonderful way to understand and enjoy our history and exotic life.
We have more than eight nature parks and two UNESCO reserves: Urdaibai and Geoparkea. The latter is a geology textbook brought to life, showing shocking moments in the planet’s history, such as the disappearance of the dinosaurs.
Would you be surprised to learn that Loyola is a neighborhood in the Basque Country? The founder of the Jesuits was from that part of Azpeitia. Another famous citizen was the fashion designer Balenciaga. And our countryman Elcano was the first to sail around the world. He and Balenciaga were from the small fishing village, Getaria. Wtriter Victor Hugo lived in Pasaia, a town close to San Sebastian, which was also the birthplace of fashion designer Paco Rabanne.
Other things will be even more amazing, like seeing the oldest hanging bridge in the world still working in Getxo. Or learning that Guernica is not only a painting by Picasso, but a town that is a symbol of Basque identity and Biscay old law.
We have “Olentxero” instead of Father Christmas and we play unique instruments like “txalaparta“. Rowing competitions of “traineras” are incredibly popular and lifting stones is a sport for us. “Jai Alai” — the sport with the fastest ball in the world — was originated by Basques as a version of Basque pelota. We can play Basque pelota with our hands, a wooden racket or the famous xistera.
We love good food, good drinking and good living. Tours of the coast or countryside of the Basque Country can be done from Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Guernica, Biarritz, … On our private tours, we enjoy all these things and much more. So come and discover them with me.
Gero arte! –See you soon!.
Included in the Bespoke Tour:
· Tailor-made tours of the coast and the contryside of the Spanish Basque Country. Transportation and walking personalized tour organized according to the places and options of your interests.
· Exclusively private and luxury service. Nobody will join your private tour and you will be the main coordinator all times.
· Time and place of beginning of free election.
· Route free of barriers for the elderly, children, or with walking difficulties; and at the pace of the client.
· Professionalism, knowledge and good humor with a private tour guide.
Not included in the tour:
· Entrances to museums, shows, or any unforeseen event.
· Lunch, dinner, pintxos, tapas or any food or drink.
· Public transit or taxis.
· Extra time.
· Any other element not agreed in the hiring stage.
From the moment we met at the airport until he left us right there, we found a friend in Aitor who, it seems, we had known for years. Friendly, fun, highly educated, concerned with details and absolutely professional. He knows both history and art, wines and gastronomy. He showed us incredible landscapes and great attractions of the Basque Country. 100% recommended.
Review by Gonzalo A.,
I had always dreamed of visiting the Basque Country since I was a young girl but was unsure how to make this dream come true. Luckily, I was able to find Aitor Delgado, who helped me finally live out my dream as my special birthday present to myself. (...) I now feel like I have a friend in the family of my homeland and that I finally feel connected to my Basque ancestors.
Review by Jennifer H.,
we did a driving tour of the Basque region close to Bilbao. This was a mix of visiting Guernica, a bird sanctuary, coastal areas, and cities/locations mentioned in our own coat of arms. It was a very pleasant and informative day that was completely different than our first day in Bilbao. (...) I would book with Aitor again in a heartbeat.
Review by Richard A.,
Without much guidance other than our group's affinity for wine and food. Aitor was able to give us not only that but also sprinkled in history as well as the absolute best experiences in Hondarribia and San Sebastian. None of us wanted the day to end and we were sad to leave our newfound friend for our ship that evening. Thanks for the everlasting memories Aitor!
Review by Alan R.,
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