Basque Coast Luxury - History, Cuisine, & Sailing -

Basque Coast Luxury - History, Cuisine, & Sailing

5 Days | History & Culture, Wine & Food

Basque Coast Elegance: A Five-Day Journey of Culinary Delights and Coastal Sailing

Luxury | From $5,799 pp

Indulge in the luxury of the Basque Coast on a 5-day trip. Explore Biarritz's rich history and vibrant culinary scene, renowned for its imperial villas and pristine beaches. Immerse yourself in the elegance of Saint-Jean-de-Luz on a private guided tour, followed by a unique wine-tasting experience at a winery overlooking Socoa Beach. Sail along the picturesque Basque coast on a private cruise, discovering hidden gems like Pasajes or the bay of Saint Jean de Luz.

Day by day


Day 1: Biarritz - Anglet

Luxury transfer from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to your accommodation

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer in a luxury vehicle from Biarritz Airport (BIQ) to your accommodation in the Basque Country

Welcome to Biarritz!

Explore the city that has so much to offer, where you will enjoy France’s charm, history, and fabulous food scene. Biarritz is popular with the Spanish since it is located a few miles from the border of Spain. Packed with important historic architecture, full of imperial villas and palaces from the 19th century.

Enjoy the beaches, surf spots, golf courses, thalassotherapy centers, and gastronomy. The famous food you can try here is oysters, available almost everywhere, from classy restaurants to more-than-affordable markets.



Day 2: Saint Jean de Luz - Ciboure - Anglet

A private driver will be at your disposal for the day, driving you safely to your activities.

Private guided tour Saint-Jean-de-Luz

Saint-Jean-de-Luz combines a city’s elegance with a village’s picturesque charm. Nestling at the heart of the Basque Country, it is proud of its well-preserved traditions displayed by the carmine red of the fishing nets against the blue hulls of the trawlers, the bright silver reflections of the anchovy banks, and the Basque red of the gable roofs.

Private visit and tasting of Underwater-Aged Wine

You will explore and discover the emblematic site of the winery in Socoa, where this renowned historic building dating back to the construction of the dykes in the 19th century has been converted into a winery. This winery overlooks Socoa Beach and the bay of Saint-Jean-de-Luz on the Basque Coast. This magnificent place is known for the process of wine-making, maturing, and bottling cellar.

On this tour, you will visit the land-based winery, where a serene atmosphere protects the wines. You will also listen to the explanation about the patented method of aging wine underwater in the ocean. You will also learn that exceptional aromas are revealed depending on swell, tidal range, water temperature, and other natural elements. And lastly, you will get to taste those underwater-aged wines.


Day 3: Hendaye - Anglet

A private driver will be at your disposal for the day, driving you safely to your activities.

A private cruise with skipper

You will embark on a sailboat from Hendaye to another port on the Basque coast.

The destination is chosen according to the day’s weather: Pasajes, a typical Spanish Basque port with its exceptional entrance, or the bay of Saint Jean de Luz to enjoy its magnificent anchorage area at the foot of the Fort of Socoa.

A day at sea is an opportunity to familiarize yourself with the boat and to learn or improve your sailing skills, but also to take the time to enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

We will have lunch on the boat or land, depending on the destination (meal not included). Your state-qualified skipper will make you discover the authentic charm and anecdotes of the Basque city.


Day 4: Anglet

Private guided driving tour in the Basque country

You will begin your tour in Bidart, a magnificent typical Basque village known for its dynamic churches, large pediments, and a beautiful town hall. You will be accompanied by your driver guide, who will explain to you the region’s social organization and the particularities of our churches. At the same time, you will admire the captivating view of beautiful landscapes, traditional villages, and rich culture.

Then, you will walk on a hill to witness the magnificent bay and enjoy the breathtaking views at Saint Jean de Luz. However, if you do not wish to walk, you can easily access a viewpoint with the van.

Next, you will drive towards the beach, pedestrian shopping streets, fishing ports, and splendid 17th-century houses. Your guide will also reveal many themes: whaling, wealthy shipowners, the privateering era, the marriage of Louis XIV, the reclamation of the town by Napoleon III, and the development of Art Deco treasures.

Day 5: Biarritz

Luxury transfer from your accommodation to Biarritz Airport (BIQ)

A chauffeur will meet you for a private transfer in a luxury vehicle from your accommodation to Biarritz Airport.

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About This Trip:

    • Enjoy 24/7 English-spoken telephone assistance while traveling
    • This itinerary includes transport, activities, guides, accommodations with breakfasts, and other listed services
    • Price is in USD per person, assuming double occupancy. Note that prices and availability are subject to change.

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