Get a feel for the character of the Basque Country on this scenic journey through some of its most distinctive towns and villages.

• Tour departs Carlton Hotel (Federico Moyúa Plaza, 2).

• Enjoy a panoramic waking tour of Vitoria-Gasteiz.

• See and learn about the salt flats of Añana.

• Have traditional lunch (included) in Balmaseda.


About The Basque Towns & Villages Day Tour:

After departing Bilbao you'll make your way towards Vitoria, former capital city of the Basque country located in Álava province. Here you'll be treating to walking tour of the city's main sights: the Cathedral of María Inmaculada, the Basque parliament, Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, the town hall, arches, and the Church of San Miguel.

Next you'll travel to the Salinas de Añana Valley, where locals have been producing salt in vast open-air pans for thousands of years. Your tour guide will show you around and recount the history of this ancient industry. They'll also provide insights into the architecture, culture and biodiversity of the area.

After a brief excursion in the village of Orduña your group will stop for lunch in Balmaseda. The cost of your meal is included in the tour price. Fed and refreshed, you'll proceed through the Valley of Ayala towards the coast. Passing Santurtzi and Portugalete, the tour enters its final stretch, returning to Bilbao via the Vizcaya Bridge and Getxo.

today Season:

  • Jan 1, 2019 - Mar, 2020 | Fridays.
  • Apr 1, 2020 - Mar 25, 2021 | Fridays.

headset Commentary:

  • Bilingual English/Spanish Speaking Guide.

schedule Tour Times:

  • Depart: 07:40 (meet for 07:30).
  • Return: Approximately 18:00.

place Departure Point:

  • Carlton Hotel, Bilbao (Plaza Federico Moyúa 2).

hourglass_empty Duration:

  • Approx. 10 hours.

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  • Attraction Entry Fees.

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Due to passenger number requirements, tours are subject to confirmation upon booking. If you would like to confirm a departure beforehand please message ( All tours require a minimum of 2 participants.

Once you have completed your booking you will receive a tour pass immediately via email. Please print or present this on a mobile device to a member of staff at the Carlton Hotel (Plaza Federico Moyúa, 2). Be sure to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the indicated tour departure time.

Additional information regarding the tour operator, such as their emergency contact numbers will be listed on your booking confirmation voucher.


• Full refunds can be provided for cancellation requests notified at least 24 hours in advance of the activity start time.

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