Originating in Northern Spain and Southern France, the Basque people comprise one of the oldest ethnic groups in Europe, dating as far back as 5,000 years. Centuries ago they were seafarers and farmers, believed in fascinating mythology, and spoke a unique language called Euskara, mysteriously unrelated to any other languages of Europe. Today, Euskara is spoken by less than 1/3 of Basque people, yet much of their culture and traditions still thrive.
Discover the fascinating city of Bilbao, home to the acclaimed Guggenheim Museum, and the stunning seaside resort of San Sebastián, which boasts more Michelin-starred restaurants per capita than anywhere else in the world. Plus, indulge in pintxos, the Basque version of tapas, as well as the distinctive sparkling white wine known as txakoli. For a true epicurean adventure, you might also consider adding a mouthwatering journey through Bordeaux; a region undeniably rich in flavor, from its world-renowned vineyards to its gourmet cuisine. Contact Travel Planner ChrisRakes@totalexperiencetravel.com for more ideas on best ways to visit and to start planning! 919.589.2437 / 434.333.0837
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