Fall 2015 & Winter Cruises 2016 – Volume 4 by Senior Tours Canada

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basque country spain stay-put in bilbao • 12 days • september 18 29 b asque country is a fascinating and unique region in northern spain bordered by the atlantic ocean on one side and the pyrenees mountains on the other there are incredible landscapes a rich history and culture amazing local gastronomy and wines and avant-garde architecture the basque people have maintained their unique identity for centuries rebelling against spanish domination and their language is a mystery with no clear relationship to any other language in the world it is no wonder this region has become a popular “destination for cultural tourism” our base will be the exciting city of bilbao internationally recognized for its dramatic transformation from a city in economic decline to a modern advanced urban setting while the spectacular guggenheim museum is the symbol of bilbao it is just one of many museums and art galleries there are lovely walking paths along the river that runs through the city a charming old quarter that has maintained its historic atmosphere and ample pedestrian friendly streets with shops cafes bars and restaurants bilbao also boasts an exceptional transportation system that allows easy access to surrounding towns beaches and fishing villages along the north coast the basque region is one of the world s top gastronomic destinations and so we will enjoy several local restaurants a visit to a cooking school dinner at an ancient gastronomy society sampling of the famous “pintxos” and a dinner show with lively basque entertainment we will also visit several wineries to sample the offerings 86 we will stay 10 nights in bilbao at the hotel indautxu a welcoming first class hotel that mirrors the city’s twin appeals of tradition and modernism within walking distance of all main attractions it is an ideal location for our stay the hotel has several lounges a bar and outdoor patio restaurant and full-service café guest rooms are spacious and light furnished with a queen size or twin beds satellite tv minibar and complimentary safety deposit box those participating in any of our tours to europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily holiday inclusions • flights with british airways • first class accommodation • full buffet breakfast daily • 5 dinners and 5 lunches wine with dinners • plus all tour inclusions on page 1 costs per person double occupancy from toronto $4497 single supplement $790 from montreal ottawa calgary or vancouver add $390 from winnipeg or halifax add $590 from edmonton add $790