French Basque Countryside Private tour

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From $224.19

3 reviews   (5.00)

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Pricing Info: Per Person


Departs: spain, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


See what the Basque Country was like long time ago: small fairy taIe villages frozen in time. To a world in love with France, it’s the little sister who did not get invited to the dance. We will cross the border from Spain into France and after a scenic drive of 1,5 h approx. we will get to our first stop of the day, Saint Jean Pied de Port. From its foundation in the latter part of the 12th century, the town became the strong point for the Kingdom of Navarre on the north side of the Pyrenees. After a short stroll through the town, following the footsteps of the pilgrims, we will stop in the picturesque town of Bidarray to observe the beginning of the Pyrenees from its 12th-century church’s promenade. From here we will take a fascinating back-road, that take us to Espelette. Before coming back we will stop in Bayonne that boasts an exceptional cultural heritage, a melting pot of French, Basque, Gascon and Jewish cultures…

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All Fees and Taxes

Bottled water

Local Basque Driver/Guide

Private Group

What's Not Included

Any other not specified item


Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 16 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Not recommended for travelers with poor cardiovascular health
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

La Citadelle de Saint Jean Pied de Port
Walk the medieval streets

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Enjoy the views from the town and visit the church from the 12th century

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


You won't find a better guide than Andoni
OdetteCF, 10-09-2022
When I was looking for a private guide for the Basque Country, Andoni made the best impression among those I contacted by his very prompt replies. One guide took days to respond, while another never responded at all. Andoni, on the other hand, returned my emails very quickly and with very helpful information. I had an ambitious list of places I wanted to see with very little time, and he designed itineraries that covered my wish list and allowed for reasonable amounts of time at each destination. The only thing that hurried us up in one instance was a sudden downpour while we were at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe (and even then, he still took time to shoot our photo).

I had booked three day trips for a group of eight people. One trip had to be cancelled due to a drastic flight change. The two trips we did have were both wonderful and enriching: One covered Pamplona, St Jean Pied-de-Port, and Bayonne; the other covered the Basque Coast between San Sebastian and Bilbao. During both days, Andoni walked us around while giving us historical bits about the areas we visited, gamely took group photos, took us to good restaurants for pintxos, and recommended other restaurants where we went outside of the tours. He even did us the great favour of booking our taxis for a cider house meal that we had reserved separately.

Andoni is very warm and engaging, with interesting stories about his own life, making our time with him very enjoyable.

Easy to reach, accommodating, personable, knowledgeable, goes the extra mile… what’s not to like? Look him up if you’re visiting San Sebastian. I give him five sparkling stars!
Eat, drink, and be merry in San Sebastián and learn history too.
rreame, 07-10-2021
Andoni and Iker were fabulous on the three tours that we booked. Their knowledge of history and the current local scene is unparalleled. Both gentlemen are very easy to understand as they are fluent in English. They tours were completely designed with our input. Their knowledge of cuisine and wine provided us with complete up to date information on the current dining scene. The area is known as one of the best in the world for a gastronomic experience. Great personalities as well. Highly recommend.
Lovely Day in French Countryside
klconley, 18-11-2019
Baskme was recommended by our hotel in San Sebastian. Andoni did a great job of customizing our day to exactly what we hoped to see, adding two lovely additional stops along the way. He also gave us some great recommendations for restaurants/pintxos in San Sebastian. We highly recommend.

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