HEMINGWAY TO THE BASQUE COUNTRY
AT FIRST SIGHT
Join us for a day trip exploring small village festivals followed by an afternoon visit to the beautiful San Sebastian. Immersed in Basque folklore, ancient traditions, and warm, beachy relaxation, it’s an ideal way to experience the north of Spain. Hemingway loved San Sebastian and he often went there to recover from his exploits in Pamplona. We follow in his footsteps to treat ourselves to the very best San Sebastian has to offer: culinary heaven, relaxation and lots of fun.
FESTIVALS ALL YEAR ROUND
There is a constant flow of cultural events throughout the season, full of traditional music and dancing, and plenty of delicious food to try.
AWE INSPIRING LANDSCAPES
Basque villages nestled in lush green hills, are among the most beautiful in the world.
A RICH HERITAGE
Navarra has traditions, culture and artwork that go back to ancient times.
THE SUN ALSO RISES
“Even on a hot day San Sebastian has a certain early-morning quality…” Hemingway wrote in The Sun Also Rises. It remains to this day as he described it, and is still the perfect spot to take a deep breath, and take in the elegant seaside beauty.
In the morning we will find off-the-beaten-track festivals to visit. After our fill of festivities and folklore, we will head to San Sebastian. Here, we will visit La Perla, a vintage spa that will make you feel nostalgia for literary eras bygone. La Perla sits on the famous Playa de la Concha, which allows you to slip out for a swim in the sea, or to snooze on the warm sand, before heading back in for more treats.
Finally, we go for an early dinner excursion and hop between the world renowned pintxo bars of San Sebastian, a mind-blowing foodie adventure in and of itself.
- Guide and transportation
- Visit to a traditional village festival depending on season
- Sit down lunch in San Sebastian
- Luxury spa and beach session
- Early dinner in San Sebastian – pintxos and wines