Straddling the border between Spain and France, the Basque country is famous for its independence -- and its unique culture based on innovation and a fierce fighting spirit. Join us to explore this area, where cutting-edge art, design, and gastronomy thrive alongside medieval fishing villages and soaring Gothic cathedrals.
Begin on the Spanish side in Bilbao,to travel back in time as you walk the ancient streets of the Old Town and admire masterworks at the city's renowned museums. Then fast forward to the 20th century and beyond with a visit to an automotive museum, a morning at the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim, and meals at some of today's most innovative restaurants. In San Sebastián, admire abstract sculptures at the outdoor Chillida Leku Museum and and travel to the fishing village of Getaria for a visit to the Cristóbal Balenciaga Museum. Finish on the French side in glamorous Biarritz and take a side trip to Bayonne, home to charming shops, cobbled streets, and a museum of Basque ethnography.