Stunning landscapes and unique Basque traditions

From Porto’s local port houses to the Basque country markets, 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, visit a Galician fishing village, meander through the villages of A Coruña and Bilbao, and navigate the winding streets of Bordeaux. Visit the Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum; thrill to the melodies of the  gaitas and trikitixas. Then head deep into Basque country in both France and Spain, exploring markets, villages, music, and cuisine.

  • Sample fine port wines on a tour of their birthplace, the UNESCO World Heritage site of Porto

  • Spend a day discovering Galicia, collecting mussels with local fishermen, listening to traditional music, and visiting a splendid Galician estate

  • Join a pilgrimage to the medieval cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, consecrated in 1211, and enjoy local music

  • Discover an array of iconic architectural masterpieces—from the Roman Tower of Hercules in A Coruña to Bilbao's stunning footbridge by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava

  • Explore Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum, with its iconic billowing metal sheets, designed by Frank Gehry

  • In St. Jean de Luz, taste Basque tapas and wines and hear the chords of a traditional instrument called the trikitixas

See less highlights

Duration

7 Days

Price

From $6,870 per person
(does not include flight)

Dates

Apr

Special offers

FREE BAR TAB AND CREW TIPS INCLUDED

$750 AIR CREDIT

COMBINING OFFERS

BRINGING THE KIDS

BACK-TO-BACK SAVINGS

TRAVELING AS A GROUP

Europe & British Isles, New and Noteworthy

Day By Day

Set sail from Lisbon, tracing the Iberian coast to the Bay of Biscay, exploring historic cities and age-old cultures along the way. Experience both Spanish and French Basque cultures and cuisines.

Current

Embark

Lisbon, Portugal

Disembark

Bordeaux, France

Download Itinerary

Ready for the adventure of a lifetime?

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now

Make a reservation

RESERVE

Sign up for our newsletter & special offers

sign up

Talk to an Expedition Specialist

Call now

Make a reservation

RESERVE

Sign up for our newsletter & special offers

sign up

Dates, Rates & Cabins

Travel on this itinerary from $6,870 per person

Browse our team directory to discover the full cast of expedition staff

View Directory