Easter is just around the corner, five days to enjoy. How about if we meet? The perfect opportunity to get close to the Basque Country and live unique experiences in Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, San Sebastian and coastal Zarautz, Hondarribia and Irun.
San Sebastian offers a wide range of guided tours as “Essential” to discover the Old Town’s “musts”, its best kept secrets and the most curious anecdotes surrounding the city. Also the proposal “Flavors” through the streets of the Old Town, where the pintxo shines with its very own light, and the “Romantic” with remarkable elegant buildings of French inspiration and Belle Epoque style dating back to de late 19th century, parks, gardens and lively pedestrian precincts and shop-lined avenues.
Vitoria-Gasteiz celebrates Easter with religious events and also a rich cultural and tourist program, which is joined by its rich gastronomy. Some scheduled tours are ‘The Battle of Vitoria. Bicentennial’, and you can even visit the battlefield, biomimetic visits and tours Green Belt on a tricycle with a driver in honour of its European Green Capital Award, and the visit to the Cathedral of Santa Maria and the wall, among others.
This year Bilbao discovers a new way of feeling and living Easter. The processions, considered one of the artistic and cultural treasures and major religious of the Iberian Peninsula, coexist with art, music, dance, contemporary design, sport and gastronomy. basque FEST is the first festival of Basque culture and art, between 28 and 31 March. The program includes art exhibitions, dance, street theater, children’s entertainment, crafts, concerts, shows and selling Basque design, gastronomy and sports such as ‘pala’, rowing y ‘pelota’.
In Zarautz you can’t miss the Garagardo Azoka – Fiesta de la Cerveza and guided tours to the wineries of txakoli or enjoy with the surfboard in a kind of initiation for the whole family in ‘Surfing Zarautz’.
In Hondarribia and Irun succeed processions through the streets of the towns closest to France. In Hondarribia, Easter Monday is celebrated food fair, toka championship and you can enjoy the bertsos of Andoni Egaña and Sebastian Lizaso.
Here you can look up specific programs Easter each of these destinations: