Private tour Baztan Valley, Hidalgos, Marquess and smugglers

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Interior Basque Country

8 Hours

1 to 8 People

All Year Round

Tour Description

On this tour, we invite you to discover the land of Hidalgos, Marquess and Smugglers and where some important battles were liberated.

We will leave San Sebastian, take the road 121 A, into the green mountainous valley. On the way, you will see the Bidasoa river, left and right, and the belfries of the various villages.

The first stop will be Elizondo, the capital of the valley. There you will be able to see various palatial houses and the monumental buildings. We will pass through the Jaime Urrutia and Braulio Iriarte streets on the banks of which are some of the most magnificent houses.
You will pass the bridge from where you can see the Txokoto dam and then visit the church, which was heavily damaged in 1913 by the floods and had to be rebuilt on the current site.

Later we will drive to Amaiur, where we will visit the remains of the castle, which was a place of resistance in front of the troops of Ferdinand the Catholic. After visiting the castle, you will go to an old mill, where you can enjoy a beautiful handmade Talo (typical Basque cake made from corn).

From here, you will be driven to Irurita. In this place you will be able to see and visit the impressive palaces of Goyeneche dukes or the Jauregia palace. At the Jauregia Palace, a guided tour will take place, where you will be told some of the details of the family history.

Before we finish our tour we will deviate from the route and drive to the idyllic village, Ziga. From this village, where you have the opportunity to have one of the most beautiful views of the valley.

Then we will drive to San Sebastian to end the day.

We will arrive back to San Sebastian around 17 o’clock.

Tour Departure & Return Location

The guest´s accomodation

Tour meeting time

09:00am

Tour Price includes

  • English speaking local guide
  • Visit to the mill and the Talos offered there (1 Talo and 1 drink per person)
  • Admission fees to the producer
  • Private transportation
  • All the transportation costs (petrol, parking and toll)
  • Insurances

Tour Price excludes

  • Any food or beverages not mentioned above
  • No entrance fees
  • La Rhune tickets

Tour Complementaries

  • Feel free to ask our guide to take any pictures at any of the wonderful spots

Main tour areas

  • Elizondo
  • Amaiur
  • Irurita
  • Ziga

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Reviewed by exa02367
Reviewed by exa02367
Oct 22, 2019
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It was very nice private tour for 9 hours with the best guide Diego Susperrequi
We visited 5 little french towns, all of them nice ,interesting, clean, lot of sign from past centuries. Our guide Diego very professional, very knowledgeble -he knows everything! He could work with people: .friendly, pay attention to details,his car comfortable. So our trip was the best!!!
Reviewed by Gavin B
Reviewed by Gavin B
Sep 20, 2019
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Private guided tour with Diego
While in San Sebastian on a week long holiday we decided to visit Lourdes in France and was advised by the hotel reception that Diego' s private guided tour to Lourdes would be a good option. Diego picked us up at our hotel and from the moment we met him he was proved to be a respectful and professional guide. His English was impeccable and his knowledge of the Basque Country excellent. He engaged with us in an informal, fun and pleasant manner. In Lourdes, he showed us around all the holy and tourist sites including the Grotto, the three Basilicas and spectacular views of the Pyrenees and Lourdes from the top of the Funiculaire du Pic du Jer. Diego created one of the best experiences of our holiday and comes highly recommended.
Reviewed by Raymond F
Reviewed by Raymond F
Aug 29, 2019
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Saint Jean de Luz hotel les gulls
Very good hotel a few markets from the very clean beach and the city is superb like the rest of the Basque country.