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2018 ACA Basque Country

April 28 – May 6
Tour Operator: AHI Travel
UNC Lecturer: Marsha Collins
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Price: From $3,095 (Airfare additional)
Tour Length: 9 days
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The Basque country of Spain and France offers a blend of rich heritage, proud traditions and striking natural beauty. Settle in picturesque San Sebastián and begin exploring on a walking tour along La Concha Bay to see the Old Town and Cathedral. Cross the border into France to visit the villages of St. Jean de Luz, which has a swashbuckling history, and Espelette, where whitewashed homes are decorated with traditional strings of red peppers.

Explore the seaside resort of Biarritz and see the historic highlights of Bayonne, including its Gothic Cathedral. On an excursion to Bilbao, tour the Guggenheim Museum and see masterpieces by celebrated modern artists. Sip the local wines during a journey through La Rioja wine country. Local guides and expert speakers provide fascinating insight into the Basque culture during included excursions and lectures. This program includes first-class accommodations and an extensive meal plan including wine with dinner.

Schedule of Events

  • Day 1 : Depart U.S.
  • Day 2 : Arrive in Bilbao and transfer to San Sebastián
  • Day 3 : San Sebastián
  • Day 4 : Biarritz | Bayonne
  • Day 5 : Laguardia
  • Day 6 : Espelette/St-Jean-de-Luz
  • Day 7 : Bilbao
  • Day 8 : San Sebastián
  • Day 9 : Transfer to Bilbao and depart for U.S.

Additional Information

Note: Tour schedule is subject to change due to local conditions. Many excursions in this program involve an element of walking as some of the finest attractions are located in areas not closely accessible by motorcoach.

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All 2018 prices and itineraries (including port order) are tentative and subject to change; final pricing adjustments may occur after the release of marketing materials.

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