The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Basque Country - France and Spain

May 2 – May 10, 2020


Explore Basque Spain and France on both sides of the border, from San Sebastián and Bilbao to Biarritz and Bayonne.

Immerse yourself in the rich culture, proud traditions and striking natural beauty of Basque Spain and France on this seven-night adventure. Head off to San Sebastián, Spain, on lovely La Concha Bay, a bustling beach town and foodie’s delight with fine dining, tapas bars and cafés. See the historic highlights of Bayonne, France, including its Gothic cathedral, and stroll in Biarritz, a seaside resort favored by socialites and surfers alike. Visit the villages of St-Jean-de-Luz and Espelette, where strings of red peppers decorate whitewashed homes. Marvel at the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim in Bilbao and admire Hemingway’s beloved Pamplona. Along the way, learn about traditions at a 16th-century country home, visit a cider house and discuss modern Basque life during dinner with locals. Experienced guides provide more expert insight into Basque culture. This small-group program includes first-class accommodations, an extensive meal plan and wine with dinner.


Tour highlights and included features

• 7 nights in Hondarribia, Spain, at the first-class Parador de Hondarribia

7 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 3 dinners, including Welcome and Farewell Dinners; tea or coffee with all meals, plus wine with dinner

Opportunities to sample authentic cuisine and local flavors

Discovery excursions highlight the local culture, heritage and history

Expert-led Enrichment programs enhance your insight into the region

AHI Connects: Local immersion

Free time to pursue your own interests

Welcome and Farewell Receptions to mingle with fellow travelers

A personal VOX headset to hear your English-speaking guide clearly

Tipping of guides and drivers

Complimentary travel mementos

Dates May 2 – May 10, 2020

Cost $3,295* (From price. Airfare is not included. All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and early booking deadlines. Dates, itineraries, and prices are subject to change.)

Type Land

Region Europe

Activity level



Contact Laura DeRose
614-292-2372 or
800-852-TOUR (8687), ext. 2