Rick Steves Basque Country Tour

Travel Tips

The type of traveling varies among different travelers. We embarked on a six-month journey, traversing various countries using different methods of transportation. Additionally, we joined a Rick Steves tour through the Basque Country. Rick offers many tips for traveling through Europe, which can be integrated into any type of travel. When engaging in long-term travel, … Read more

Day 9

Farewell Basque Country The final day of our Rick Steves tour we bid Farewell to the Basque Country. The itinerary for the day was: have breakfast, check out. We got to sleep in as our flight leaving Bilbao was late in the evening. The last day was a bitter sweet day for us. As we … Read more

Day 8

Exploring Bilboa Day 8 was really the final day of the tour. As you will see in the next post, Day 9 was pretty much breakfast and head on to the next adventure, whether that was back home or a new European adventure. Todd led us on an extended walking tour of Bilboa before we … Read more

Day 7

Visiting the Alluitz Natura Farm and Gernika We packed our bags and loaded the bus heading towards two different locations, the Alluitz Natura Farm and Gernika. At Alluitz Natura Farm we got to make cheese, feed some goats, and enjoy some nature. In Gernika, we took a tour of the town followed by looking at … Read more

Day 6

Enjoying San Sebastian and Pintxos! After breakfast, we joined a local guide to have a full walking tour of San Sebastian. Then Todd gave us the day to enjoy San Sebastian and pintxos, the Euskera word for tapas. I mentioned in Day 5 that San Sebastian quickly became my favorite city on the tour. We … Read more

Day 5

Bodegas Lezaun and San Sabastian Today started with a rainout of walking along the Camino de Santiago. However, the day was not lost because we had a great lunch at a family-owned winery called Bodegas Lezaun and ended our day walking around San Sabastian. On the itinerary, we were to walk a good distance along … Read more

Encierro bull run monument in Pamplona

Day 4

Exploring Pamplona and the Running of the Bulls Day 4 launched with a guided tour diving deep into the history of Pamplona and the running of the bulls. We toured the Cathedral of Pamplona, a private museum dedicated to the running of the bulls, and lunched at Jarauta 79, a private men’s gastro club. By … Read more

Overlooking the countryside of Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port

Day 3

Visiting Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, walking el Camino de Santiago, and ending in Pamplona The third day dawned with promises of adventure as we bid adieu to Bayonne heading to Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port. This place is a kick-off point for pilgrims walking el Camino de Santiago. After a brief hike within el Camino de Santiago, we stopped for lunch in … Read more

Day 2

Bayonne and Saint-Jean-de-Luz Rising to greet the morning sun on Day 2 in Bayonne, we didn’t think the day would take us to Saint-Jean-de-Lux. We indulged in a sumptuous breakfast spread at Hotel Les Basses Pyrenees; impressed with the selection of delicate cheeses, delicious pastries, fruit, yogurt, cereals, breads, and strong coffee. Still trying to … Read more