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Walking Vacation Spain: A Walking Tour of Basque Country​

Activity Level: Easy  |  Daily Mileage: 2 – 5 mi  |  Daily Walking: 2 – 5 hr
Air package plus
10 days from only
$3695
Price includes roundtrip airfare.
Land only
7 days from only
$2845
Pre-trip Extension:
Madrid · 2 nights $245

Post-trip Extension:
Bilbao · 2 nights $245
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Pre-Trip Extension - Madrid

2 nights for only $245

  • Two nights at the NH Paseo del Prado Hotel
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • City Information
  • Airport transfers 
Pre-trip MadridSpain’s capital city, Madrid lies on the Manzanares River and is the third-largest city in Europe. It has gained a status of one of the world’s major global hubs due to its influence on politics, entertainment, environment, media, fashion, science and the arts. Madrid has a modern infrastructure, yet has preserved its historic neighborhoods, streets and landmarks such as the Royal Palace of Madrid; the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre), with its restored 1850 Opera House; Buen Retiro Park, founded in 1631; and the 19th-century National Library building, which was founded in 1712 and contains much of Spain’s historical archives and an archaeological museum. 

Located along the Paseo del Prado is the “Golden Triangle of Art,” which is home to three celebrated museums: the Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (a modern art museum) and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which is housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace. After your exploration of Madrid, you’ll understand why it is one of the most popular cities to visit in all of Europe.

Available only with the Air Inclusive Package. 
 
Single Supplement: $195 
 

Day 1 - Depart U.S. / Fly overnight to Madrid

Depart the U.S. for Madrid, Spain. The particulars of your arrival overseas are detailed with your flight itinerary.

Day 2 - Arrive in Madrid

Upon arrival at Madrid's airport, claim your luggage and clear customs. If your luggage is lost, fill in a PIR form before leaving the customs area: VBT representatives are not allowed into the customs area. Please make certain that your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you. After exiting customs, enter the arrival hall and look for your VBT representative who will be holding a VBT sign and will make arrangements for your transfer via taxi or van to your Madrid  hotel (transfer time is approximately 30–45 minutes, depending on traffic).

VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes information and recommendations about what to see and do in Madrid. You have the rest of the day to relax or begin exploring the city on your own.

Day 3 - Independent exploration of Madrid

Enjoy your first full day of independent exploration in Spain's capital. Your hotel is conveniently located on the Paseo del Prado, within the “Golden Triangle of Art,” which is comprised of three art museums: the Prado Museum, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (a modern art museum) and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, which is housed in the renovated Villahermosa Palace. 

After visiting the museums in your neighborhood, you may wish to continue walking to the Royal Palace (Palacio Real), the official residence of the Spanish royal family, or the nearby Teatro Real, featuring a restored Opera House. Tonight, try one of the many renowned restaurants in this gastronomic capital.

Day 4 - Fly to Bilbao and transfer to San Sebastian / Join VBT Air Package guests

Transfer to Madrid's airport today for your hour-long flight to Bilbao. Upon arrival at the Bilbao airport, claim your luggage. Please make certain your VBT luggage tags are affixed to your bag so your VBT representative can identify you. As you enter the arrival hall, look for your VBT representative holding a VBT sign. Please wait here while your representative helps make arrangements for your transfer to your hotel in San Sebastian (a drive of approximately 90 minutes).

VBT provides you with City Information in your Final Travel Booklet that includes information and recommendations about what to see and do in San Sebastian. Take the rest of the day to explore the city and have dinner on your own.

VBT Air Package guests arrive throughout the day.
 
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