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Sanctuary of Arantzazu (Santuario de Aránzazu) Tours

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Sanctuary of Arantzazu (Santuario de Aránzazu)
This Franciscan sanctuary set against the Aizkorri mountain range carries both spiritual and historical significance for many pilgrims to the site. Tradition states that Virgin appeared in a hawthorn bush, prompting witnesses to ask "Arantzan zu?" (Is it you in the hawthorn?), giving the place its name and bringing thousands of years of pilgrims and art devoted to it. 

The area has suffered multiple fires and seen many restorations since then, most recently in the 1950s with a beautiful monastery that stands picturesquely on the edge of the mountain. It sits at the base of the road leading to the highest mountain in the Basque Country, surrounded by the valley’s trees and ravines, and has since become a symbol for avant-garde architecture. Sculptor Jorge Oteiza created the 14 apostles on the façade, while the iron gates were designed by Eduardo Chillida and paintings by Nestor Basterretxea and Lucio Muñoz.

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The Sanctuary is located nine kilometers away from the center of Oñati. It is within the Aizkorri-Aratz Natural Park, which makes it a convenient base for many of the hiking trails there.
Address: Barrio de Arantzazu, 8, Oñati, Guipúzcoa, Gipuzkoa, Spain 20560, Spain
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Elorrio, Oñati and Arantzazu

Elorrio, Oñati and Arantzazu

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Discover the secluded secrets of the Basque Country on an explorative excursion from Bilbao. Uncover rural villages, picturesque palaces and historical monument with an accomplished guide, visiting significant landmarks like the Sanctuary of Arantazazu and the Basque Country’s oldest university. Admire luscious landscapes and enjoy convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel on this enriching adventure. 
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$72.17
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US$72.17
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7 day Bilbao and Basque Country

7 day Bilbao and Basque Country

This is the ultimate overview tour of Bilbao and the Basque Country. You’ll save hours researching top sites to visit by having a detailed itinerary planned out for you. Conveniently, six nights accommodation and breakfast are included. You’ll travel in a comfortable vehicle between dispersed sites with entertaining city tours and stop-offs along the way. Highlights include Bilbao, Biarritz, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Rioja, Laguardia, and Gipuzkoa.
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  • 7 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$1,132.51
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Three temple tour, the path of St. Ignatius, small group tour lunch included

Three temple tour, the path of St. Ignatius, small group tour lunch included

"This tour is focused on the path of St. Ignatius from his birth to the founding of the Society of Jesus. We will visit the spectacular Basilica of Loiola (built in the 18th century) and Saint Ignatius' family house and birthplace (in Loiola, Azpeitia), the hermitage of La Antigua in Zumarraga (where Saint Ignatius made a stop during his pilgrimage) and the Sanctuary of Arantzazu (located in a spectacular spot in a gorge, rebuilt in the 1950's and a showcase of modern religious art at its finest, awarded with several international prizes). A day full of spirituality that will leave the faithful tourist as well as the not religious one awed by the sheer beauty of the sights. **Note: Until April 5 2020 La Antigua hermitage will only open during weekends. If booked in a weekday during that period, the tour will go to San Telmo hermitage in Zumaia instead. Same applies for Mondays from April 5 to November 2, 2020 **"
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$225.53
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Three temple tour, the path of St. Ignatius, small group tour lunch included

Three temple tour, the path of St. Ignatius, small group tour lunch included

This tour is focused on the path of St. Ignatius from his birth to the founding of the Society of Jesus. We will visit the spectacular Basilica of Loiola (built in the 18th century) and Saint Ignatius' family house and birthplace (in Loiola, Azpeitia), the hermitage of La Antigua in Zumarraga (where Saint Ignatius made a stop during his pilgrimage) and the Sanctuary of Arantzazu (located in a spectacular spot in a gorge, rebuilt in the 1950's and a showcase of modern religious art at its finest, awarded with several international prizes). A day full of spirituality that will leave the faithful tourist as well as the not religious one awed by the sheer beauty of the sights. **Note: Between November 1 and April 16 La Antigua hermitage will only open during weekends. If booked in a weekday during that period, the tour will go to San Telmo hermitage in Zumaia instead.**
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$228.54
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Three Temple Tour The Ignatian Way

Three Temple Tour The Ignatian Way

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Combine several Christian sites in one itinerary with this full-day tour in the Basque Country. Learn about religion and architecture from a local guide while you explore the hilltop San Telmo hermitage, the Sanctuary of Loyola, and the Sanctuary of Aranzazu. Relax between stops over lunch with wine. Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off are included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$216.51
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AIZKORRI TREKKING - Private Outdoor Adventure

AIZKORRI TREKKING - Private Outdoor Adventure

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Join us on this incredibly beautiful day hike through the Basque highlands speckled with 17th century farmhouses and Roman paths where the shepherds still roam the pastures tending their flocks.
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  • 7 to 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$258.61
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5 Day Basque Country Circuit

5 Day Basque Country Circuit

5 days - 4 nights basque country circuit Places to visit: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Rioja Included: - Tickets to visit freely the San Telmo Museum                - The Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu                - Salt Museum                - Transporter Bridge of Biscay                - Guggenheim museum entrance
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  • 5 days
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US$940.06
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US$940.06
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Basque Country 5 days

Basque Country 5 days

5 days - 4 nights basque country circuit Places to vitit: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Rioja Included: - Tickets to visit freely the San Telmo Museum                - The Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu                - Salt Museum                - Transporter Bridge of Biscay                - Guggenheim museum entrance
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  • 5 days
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US$846.30
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US$846.30
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7 day Basque Country Circuit

7 day Basque Country Circuit

7 days - 6 nights basque country circuit Places to visit: Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, Rioja Included: - Tickets to visit freely the San Telmo Museum                - The Shrine of Our Lady of Arantzazu                - Salt Museum                - Transporter Bridge of Biscay                - Guggenheim museum entrance
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  • 7 days
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US$1,217.63
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US$1,217.63
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7 Day Basque Country

7 Day Basque Country

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Experience some of Basque Country’s top destinations on this multi-day excursion. After a convenient airport pickup, enjoy activities that include exploring the cities of Bilbao, San Sebastian, Vitoria, and Rioja, and enjoy complimentary access to museums like the Guggenheim and San Telmo. Enjoy all-inclusive transportation, select meals, accommodations, and access to a knowledgeable, friendly guide.
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  • 7 days
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US$1,010.37
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5 days Bilbao and Basque Country

5 days Bilbao and Basque Country

Using Bilboa as home base, explore the Basque coast and Rioja wine region in northern Spain. Each morning, embark on a journey to small towns and fishing villages along the coast, visiting notable landmarks, churches, and historic sites. You’ll also take a city tour of Bilboa, including a stop at the iconic Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, designed by Frank Gehry. Four nights accommodation and all transfers are included.
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  • 5 days
  • Free Cancellation
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US$750.07
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US$750.07
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