Culture and Cuisine from Oporto to Basque Country

  • 8 Days
  • NG Orion
  • 102 Guests
  • Expeditions in: Sep
  • From $7,990 to $16,610

Itinerary Overview

Stunning landscapes and unique Basque traditions

From Oporto’s local Port Houses to the chocolate makers of Bayonne, this voyage is sure to satisfy your appetite for the cuisine and culture of the upper Iberian coast. Explore the splendor of Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, tour a Galician mansion, meander through the local villages of A Coruña and Bilbao, and hike the beautiful Basque coastline. Visit Hercules Tower and the Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum; thrill to the melodies of the gaitas and trikitixas; and savor a Basque-style dinner in San Sebastian. Compare and contrast French and Spanish Basque cultures, and learn about the Celtic influence on the region as well. 

  • Experience Basque country from two angles: French markets and villages and Spanish Basque music and cuisine.
  • Discover Galicia, watching local fishermen collect mussels, listening to traditional music, and visiting a splendid Galician estate.
  • Discover architectural masterpieces—from the Roman Tower of Hercules to the soaring metal waves of architect Frank Gehry’s Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao.
  • Sample world-renowned port wines at a port house in Oporto.

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free airfare

Book now and receive complimentary airfare on European voyages aboard National Geographic Orion. If you choose not to book your air with us, the savings can be applied as a reduction to your voyage cost. Complimentary airfare is based on round-trip economy group flights from New York to Europe and must be ticketed by Lindblad Expeditions. Airfare offer is subject to availability; new bookings only. Call for details.

free bar tab and crew tips included

Travel aboard National Geographic Orion on any European voyage and we will cover your bar tab and all tips for the crew.

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