This December Holiday we want to invite you to discover Basque Country. Prepare your tour to visit the three Basque capitals (Bilbao, San Sebastián and Vitoria-Gasteiz) and get close to the coast to know Zarautz and near France, in the bay of Txingudi, Hondarribia and Irun.
For those days the different destinations have prepared various activities to complete your visit to the essential points of each of the cities.
First stop in Vitoria-Gasteiz
Ardoaraba is celebrated from December 6 to 10. The annual appointment of the culture of wine, gastronomy and gourmet products that makes Vitoria-Gasteiz the capital of enogastronomy. You can enjoy a glass of the best wine from Rioja Alavesa, txakolis and cider from the territory or from different denominations of origin, together with tasty pintxos. Where? In tents distributed throughout the city and more than 80 pubs that also offer pintxos tastings. All this between the great atmosphere that is generated in the city.
From capital to capital, Bilbao
The capital of Bizkaia is full of Christmas already at this time of the December Holiday. The nativity scenes, the sweets of the convent, the “light” of Christmas, the 9th Nativity Fair, the Bailén Street Christmas Market, the ice rink … all this will make you experience the arrival of Christmas in a cosmopolitan city banks of the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao that deserves to be discovered.
In search of the coast, Zarautz
With the long beach as a backdrop and the taste of seeing the sea in winter, Zarautz celebrates the Medieval Market from December 5 to 10. A complete entertainment program and shows that take place through the streets of the city. There you can taste the grilled products, the pintxos and a refreshing glass of txakoli.
The third capital, San Sebastián
Following the Basque coast, and a few minutes from Zarautz, San Sebastián is located. You can not get lost in it: eat a pintxo, take a photo in the Concha Bay, enjoy the parks and nature or take a seven-kilometer walk from the Zurriola beach to the Peine del Viento and get to know the neighborhoods with your own personality. Do a little shopping, take a guided tour of the Old Town, the downtown area and romantic area … Take a bath in the Thalasso with spectacular views of the Concha, discover the museums of the city or get on a tourist bus. On these dates Sagardo Apurua is celebrated, from December 6 to 10, on the Boulevard with the recreation of an old cider house with tasting of the new harvest, show cooking, market, games, rural sports, wine-tasting …, so now you have a complete plan.
Hondarribia and Irun, bordering France
Just a few minutes from San Sebastián, these two towns of Txingudi Bay are located.
Hondarribia with a seafaring flavor that is enjoyed with pintxos in the fishermen’s neighborhood and its colorful houses and Irun to visit the Oiasso Museum of Romanization.
In Hondarribia do not forget to walk through its Historic Quarter with the parador and the cobblestone streets and flirtatious squares. And in Irun you have a great shopping offer, more than 1,200 shops, 4 commercial spaces and 2 markets for fresh products. On December 7th in the Damarri Plaza of Hondarribia, the products fair of the village is celebrated.