Routes Europe 2018

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Bilbao, Basque Country
22 – 24 April 2018

Paid Tours

Tour Programme - 25th April

Rioja Alavesa


Rioja Alavesa is famous around the world for its wines. It is an area with numerous archaeological sites, as well as remains from the Paleolithic, Roman and medieval ages. The urban centre of Laguardia was built at the beginning of the 13th century and is entirely enclosed by walls. We will take a stroll around the city, which is an interesting historic and artistic site. After Laguardia we will visit Baigorri, a modern and innovative winery. Its glass viewpoint is perfect for absorbing the spectacular landscape, the sea vines surroundings the winery and the Cantabrian mountains. In the afternoon we will visit a more familiar and traditional winery, Bodegas Jilaba. On arrival we will be welcomed by the founding family’s fifth generation of wine makers, making wine from the oldest vineyards in the whole region. The visit will finish with a tasting of five wines.

Wednesday 25th

  • 09:00 - Departure from Moyua (Bilbao) TBC 
  • 17:00 - Departure from Vitoria-Gasteiz to Plaza Moyua (Bilbao) TBC

  • Capacity: 50 pax
  • Price per person: €116
  • Price includes: bus travel, English speaking guide, visit and lunch in Baigorri Winery, visit and tasting in Jilaba Winery.

Hondarribia Donostia


Within just 90 minutes by bus we will arrive at the beautiful coastal town of Hondarribia, a place where all worries can be forgotten as you experience the calming atmosphere of the streets. Get lost in Hondarribia’s history by strolling through the old town, enjoying terraces and quiet corners that tell its past. Before lunch we will visit Iguelo Mount where we will soak up the stunning views of La Concha bay. After lunch we will visit the Old Town of San Sebastián, where the Gothic church of San Vicente and the Renaissance-Baroque basilica of Santa María del Coro await us. The San Telmo Museum, a former Dominican convent, boasts impressive collections of archeology, ethnography and art. The lively streets of the Old Town will lead us to the porticoes square of the Constitution which was constructed in 1817 by architect Ugartemendia.

Wednesday 25th

  • 09:00 - Departure from Plaza Moyua (Bilbao) TBC
  • 17:00 - Departure from Donostia-San Sebastian to Plaza Moyua (Bilbao) TBC

  • Capacity: 50 pax
  • Price per person: €92
  • Price includes: bus transfer, English speaking guide, Igeldo Mount ticket and lunch. 

If you would like to book your place on one of the above tours, please email