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Basque farmhouse window decorated with dried peppers

This was one of the best trips we’ve ever been on — several others in our group remarked the same.” —Morton & Lydia Deutsch


Cobblestone Small Group Tours
757 St. Charles Ave. Suite 203
New Orleans, LA 70130


Our tours:  

Bilbao & Beyond

Day-to-Day Itinerary

This is our first and favorite: a 12-day culture and history tour of Northern Spain and Southern France that started in 1988. Two countries, a mythical heritage, a peculiar language, an undeniable talent for gastronomy. All add up to being an experience of a lifetime.

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Remote, yet worldly, Euskadi (the Basque homeland) is a land of contrasts. It straddles two countries, yet it is neither French nor Spanish. Red roofs top whitewashed timber homes. Green mountains rise out of blue seas. Wool berets are matched with canvas espadrilles.

Traditional folk celebrations and the innovative Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Tapas/pinxtos and Europe’s finest dining. Age-old crafts and the most modern arts.

You’ll be welcomed with the joy of traditional Basque hospitality — and will travel beyond the usual experience to the heart and soul of this ancient culture.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

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This tour includes:
off-the-beaten-path places
deluxe hotels
gourmet dining
fine local wines
landmark sites
knowledgeable, regional, English-speaking guides
trip cancellation/medical insurance

3 nights:
Hotel Obispo in Fuenterrabía, formerly a bishop’s palace

3 nights:
Hotel Londres in San Sebastián, located right at the beach, in the center of town

4 nights:
Hotel Carlton in Bilbao — Beaux arts splendor within walking distance of the Guggenheim Museum


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