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País Vasco #1 – Bilbao, San Sebastián & Vitoria

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October 7 I 09:15 October 9 I 22:30

Standard Price: 179€
City Card Price: 169€


A hidden gem for many tourists, Northern Spain is a nature lover’s paradise. Experience sweeping Mediterranean views on the coast of San Sebastián, indulge in Michelin-star pintxos in Bilbao and wander the charming streets of Vitoria during this Basque excursion. 

On this trip we will visit all of País Vasco’s  major sites with our organized tours through Gothic-style alleyways and marvel at the breathtaking Guggenheim museum. Unwind at charming street-side cafés and cozy up with a warm coffee on Playa de la Concha after a packed day of marveling at ornate architecture in the old quarter.

With hostel booked, buses scheduled and breakfast arranged for you, all you have to do is reserve your ticket!

You can either book now at the bottom of this page or in our office on Calle Gran Vía 22 Dpdo, 2nd floor. If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Please be advised that in accordance with our terms and conditions the City Card membership cannot be used to obtain discounts for anyone but the card holder.


Trip Breakdown:

  • Meeting point in Paseo Moret (Metro: Moncloa): 09:15 (Friday morning)
  • Departure from Madrid: 09:30 (Friday morning) / Arrival to Bilbao: 14:30 (Friday afternoon)
  • Departure from Bilbao: 09:30 (Saturday morning) / Arrival to San Sebastián: 11:00 (Saturday morning)
  • Departure from San Sebastián: 18:00 (Saturday afternoon) / Arrival to Bilbao: 19:30 (Saturday evening)
  • Departure from Bilbao: 14:00 (Sunday afternoon) / Arrival to Vitoria: 15:30 (Sunday afternoon)
  • Departure from Vitoria: 17:00 (Sunday afternoon) / Arrival to Burgos: 18:00 (Sunday afternoon)
  • Departure from Burgos: 20:00 (Sunday evening) / Arrival to Madrid: 22:30 (Sunday evening)

Day 1: Bilbao

With an eclectic mix of antique and modern architecture, Bilbao is the economic as well as the cultural center of País Vasco. This is where we will spend our first day. After checking in to our hostel we’ll head out for our walking tour. During the tour, our official local guide will take us through both the old town and new town of Bilbao. You will also witness how tradition blends with modernity to give this city a truly remarkable feel. During your free time, don’t forget to visit the world famous Guggenheim museum, relax by the lush coastlines and taste the mouthwatering pintxos!


After an exciting first day, you’ll be free to enjoy the evening at your own pace.

Day 2: San Sebastián

The next day after our complimentary breakfast at our hostel, we will continue on to San Sebastián. Our official local guided tour will take us through its beautiful streets and all along its coastline to see everything from the Miramar Palace to the baroque church of Santa María. You will fall in love with this diverse city! Sweet cafés in the old quarter, gothic-style architecture, modernist seaside sculptures, soft beaches along the Playa de la Concha and Michelin-Star pintxos!


After a fabulous day of exploration, we will drive back to Bilbao where everyone can enjoy another free evening in País Vasco.

Day 3: Vitoria, Burgos & Madrid

On Sunday we’ll enjoy our final breakfast at our hostel and make our way back to Madrid. On the way, we will stop by a beautiful, charming and historic city – Vitoria-Gasteiz – often shortened to simply Vitoria. After taking a quick stop there, we will stop again an hour later for some free time in Burgos, known for its gothic cathedral, before we finally make our way to back to Madrid.

Paseo de Moret, 1
Madrid, Madrid 28004 Spain
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Included in Price:

  • Transportation by private bus
  • 2 night hostel accommodation with breakfast in Bilbao
  • Official guided tour of Bilbao
  • Official guided tour of San Sebastián
  • Visit to Vitoria
  • Visit to Burgos
  • Representative throughout the trip
  • All taxes included

Not included in Price:

  • Towels and locks (Hostel)
  • Anything not mentioned in “Included in Price”

In Bilbao we will be staying at an hostel. Room assignments will be determined based on the information that you provide us when signing up.

Group Name

When signing up for this trip you will see the option to indicate a “group name”. This is where you can inform of about who you would like to share a room with. We will always do our best to keep your group together.


If you have purchased a ticket without indicating a group name, we will assume that you are ok with being placed in a room with someone you may not know. If this is not the case, please reach out to us at [email protected] to inform us about your roommate request.

Below is an outline of all the COVID-19 precautions that you must be aware of when travelling with us. Please keep in mind that while we have provided the following information for you, it is your responsibility as the traveler to remain informed and to follow each rule and regulation!

In País Vasco

During this trip we will be traveling to the region of País Vasco. It is important that all of our travelers are informed of the current COVID-19 rules and regulations currently in place. For a complete overview of País Vasco’s general COVID-19 rules, please click here.

On the Bus

Our private buses are provided by Chapin, a reputable company who we have worked with for many years. To ensure everyone’s safety and security during the trip the following regulations have been set:


  • Masks are mandatory on the bus at all times
  • Please refer to our Cancellation policy for more details before booking.

For more details on Chapin COVID-19 regulations click here.

Citylife Staff

We have made it our main priority to ensure everyone is comfortable and safe during this trip. For this we will ensure the following:


  • We will always have our masks on when needed

Citylife offers a basic travel insurance package with every trip that can be purchased as an add-on to your ticket. The insurance is provided by Innovac and will cover basic medical emergencies for the duration of the trip.

Do you Need to Take the Insurance?

It is not mandatory to take this specific insurance that we offer, but please keep in mind that it is your responsibility to make sure that you are travelling with proper coverage. If you decide not to take the insurance, we will consider that you are covered by another policy.


For a complete breakdown of the coverage that the insurance provides, please click here.


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