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  • Location: Bilbao, Spain
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
Discover the most inner areas of the Basque Country - rural villages, palaces, historical buildings and a breathtaking landscape. The essence of the unique land with old Basque family palaces, the oldest university of the Basque Country, the Sanctuary of Arantzazu, are among some of the locations that are yet to be discovered.

Highlights

  • Visit Elorrio, Oinati and Arantzaza
  • Be impressed by Sanctuary of Arantzazu, the oldest university of the Basque Country
  • Experience rural basque life in the small village of Elorrio
  • Take pictures of the beautiful, old streets and tower houses in Oinati
  • Local, knowledgeable guide

What You Can Expect

Elorrio, Oinati and Arantzazu

Arantzazu, Spain

You will be collected from your hotel and start to follow the road towards the inner areas of the province of Biscay. You will be able to see a beautiful landscape full of mountains and the industrialized area of Durango.

Later you will arrive at the traditional village of Elorrio, with the largest amount of family shields in the Basque Country, this small village holds the real essence of the rural live. You can walk in the small streets, the traditional palaces and the magnificent church of Santa Maria de la Asuncion.

Afterwards you will head towards the village of Oinati. Here you will be able to visit the oldest University of the Basque Country, the university of the Sancti Spiritu, and see the medieval tower houses, the beautiful town hall, the streets, Fueros square and more.

Continue towards the Sanctuary of Arantzazu. Located on the top of a nearby mountain, it is a unique building designed by local famous architects and sculptors, with breathtaking surroundings it is a location full of history. At the end of the visit you will return back to your hotel.

Customer Reviews

4 star rating: Recommended October 2010

This was an excellent way to get out into the Basque country side. The church in Oinati was so beautiful to be in such a small town. Teresa, our guide was good.

4 star rating: Recommended July 2010

Many thanks to our guide. Arantzazu was the highlight! It would have been fantastic if the weather was clearer.
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