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Biarritz: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

1. Biarritz: 2-Hour Private Guided Walking Tour

Explore Biarritz with a local expert guide on a 2-hour private guided walking tour. Immerse yourself in the city's rich architectural and cultural heritage and learn all about its multicultural history. Let your private guide show you the main sights of the city, including the legendary Hôtel du Palais, where you can admire its magnificent outdoor architecture, the elegant Art Deco-style municipal casino, and the famous Grande Plage. Throughout your tour, your guide will bring the city's history to life before your eyes as they recount tales of its construction and evolution through the centuries.

From San Sebastian: Flavors of French Basque Country Tour

2. From San Sebastian: Flavors of French Basque Country Tour

Embark on a guided gastronomic adventure through the French Basque Coast of Iparralde, one of the most picturesque regions on the Atlantic Coast. Explore the seaside villages of Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz & Guethary and sample its local specialties. Meet your guide in the morning and be introduced to the history of the area. Enjoy a spectacular drive along the corniche basque to Saint Jean de Luz. Start your culinary journey with a visit to the local ‘affineur’, an expert who receives cheese from producers and holds it in their shop until it’s ready to eat. Sample a selection of ‘raised’ by affineur cheeses. Sip French Basque wine from Irulegui. Next up, take a stroll along the streets of the town listening to the thrilling stories of local pirates, corsairs, sailors, and fishermen. Enjoy free time to visit the 13th-century church of St. John the Baptist with its remarkable hull-shaped wood-paneled vault. If you'd like to try local foie gras, be taken to a farm store stocked with this French delicacy.  To complete your trip to Saint Juan de Luz, visit the pastry shop where macarons were first created in 1660. Buy these confections and head to the surfing and food paradise of Biarritz. After having a glimpse of the Biarritz lighthouse, continue to Les Halles neighborhood and its vibrant food market.  Visit the market’s most-loved bar where locals stop for a seafood aperitif while shopping. Explore the area like a local by trying oysters, shrimps, and snails from Arcachon. Pair your meal with a glass of great white wine from Bordeaux.  Then, discover the truffle heaven, a bar specializing in truffle-flavored charcuterie and gourmet products from the region. Next, make some room for pintxos.  From Biarritz, go back to the other side and explore the picturesque fishing village of Hondarribia. Taste some of the best pintxos in an award-winning restaurant. Learn about modern Basque cuisine and discuss the differences between French Basque and Spanish Basque food. At the end of the day, return to San Sebastian with a full belly and lots of memories.

From Bilbao: French Basque Coast Day Tour

3. From Bilbao: French Basque Coast Day Tour

Get picked up from your hotel in Bilbao and enjoy a private transfer to the French Basque country. Revel in the delights of the French coast as you explore quaint villages with your local guide. Visit tiny and adorable fishing villages like Saint Jean de Luz, where time seems to stand still, and experience the Basque gastronomy and surfing in the beachside village of Biarritz. Be amazed by Bayonne, a charming little city full of historic buildings with a quaint downtown area. Enjoy a complimentary lunch before heading to your final stop, Hendaye, a town on the border between France and Spain. Here, learn about the many historical events that have taken place in this area throughout the last 200 years. Once the tour has ended, get dropped off back at your hotel in Bilbao.

From San Sebastián: Basque-France Coastline Private Tour

4. From San Sebastián: Basque-France Coastline Private Tour

Travel the Basque French Coastline, skipping from town to town stopping for the highlights of each township. Spend time exploring each unique feature of beauty that differentiates each township from the next. Visit the town that inspired the writings for Victor Hugo, in Pasajes San Juan. Visit the famous town of Biarritz, known as the pearl of the coast. This tour will make sure to travel along the way through the highlights of Saint Jean de Luz and Hendaya for their French Basque qualities. Find the Basque Spanish influenced settlements as a unique twist from the French.  Experience a turn in time, in Hondarribia a Spanish down known for the best preserved medieval architecture. Visit too the 16th century attributions that have been well preserved as a quaint sight to see. From Jaizibel mountain see the best sights of the region. Looking at both the Spanish countryside in one direction, the French countryside in one direction and the second largest bay in the world open to beautiful Atlantic Sea in the next direction. 

Bayonne: Biarritz Private Guided City Tour

5. Bayonne: Biarritz Private Guided City Tour

Meet your guide by Place de la Liberté in central Bayonne and start with a beautiful panoramic view of the confluence of the Nive and Adour rivers. Then set off on your 2-hour walking tour of the city, where you will immerse yourself in the history of the medieval hearth of Bayonne. Visit the defensive system of the fortress city, including hidden parts of the Roman ramparts, its feudal fortress: "Le Chateau Vieux", and the stunning Bayonne Cathedral (Unesco World Heritage site). Your guide will point out examples of beautiful traditional half-timbered architecture and regale you with stories about past and present life at Bayonne. You will discover why Bayonne became the French capital of ham and chocolate. After the walking tour of Bayonne you will jump on the local zero emission tram bus to get to Biarritz. During a 25 minutes ride, you will learn about the current life of the BAB (Bayonne-Anglet-Biarritz) urban area. Once in Biarritz you will start with a short visit to the market before enjoying free time to taste the local delicacies on your own. After lunch, meet your guide back at the market and set off on a walking tour of Biarritz: "queen of beaches and beach of kings". See the legendary Hotel du Palais, the elegant Art-Deco Casino Municipal, and the glamourous Grande Plage, as your guide entertains you with stories about the city’s glorious past and vibrant present. Take in the stunning coastline as you admire gorgeous Belle Époque and art deco buildings. Explore the charming "Port des Pecheurs" and the "Rocher de la Vierge", and marvel at the panoramic views of the Basque coastline. After the walking tour, you will take the tram bus back to Bayonne with your guide to end a fascinating journey.

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Our guide, Isabelle, was very interesting and knowledgeable. A very good experience.