Basque & Camino de Santiago bus tour

Basque & Camino de Santiago bus tour – San Sebastián, Bilbao, Santillana, León, O Cebreiro & Santiago de Compostela – Food & wine tour
Our guided Basque & Camino de Santiago bus tour is perfect if you want to experience a lot of Northern Spain & the best of The Way of St. James. A perfect tour if you have a vague idea of the region and want to get a more over-all vision of the culture, gastronomy & nature in green Spain. We will take you to wineries, fishing villages and to some of the most beautiful gems on The Camino. (8 days/7 nights).

The Basque country is the fine dining paradise on earth & the Way of Saint James offers an original and different way of sightseeing in northern Spain. You’ll discover a wealth of monuments, charming towns and villages, spectacular natural attractions…!Mr. L. Jason 2013

pintxos in Bilbao
07 time for lunch Richard From abr2012
09 puente colgante Eva-Marie Nilsson 2011
08 Getxo
03 Guggenheim Pelle Ohlson 2010
Catedral Santiago
Museo Guggenheim Bilbao

St James Way

Itinerary highlights
Northern Spain or Green Spain is for many an unknown oasis in this dry and sunny country. Basque Country, La Rioja, Cantabria, Asturias and Galicia offer is an unknown and untouched region, far from the tourist resorts of the Mediterranean. In northern Spain, you can find landscapes that make you think of Ireland, the Alps or in some cases, even in New Zealand. The fact that the food and wine are among the best in the world is of course another good reason to come and experience the region. This program begins in San Sebastian, a city open to the sea and the world thanks to its international film or jazz festivals, its exquisite cuisine and its urban chic. The last day in The Basque country we spend in Bilbao. You will get to know its history, the most emblematic parts of the town, the Guggenheim museum and of course the different gastronomic options it has to offer. Cantabria is one of the smaller autonomous regions of Spain (5.300km ²), and perhaps one of the least known outside our borders. However, it is one of the most beautiful and interesting regions for its variety of landscapes and its human and artistic values. The Camino de Santiago has a deep meaning in European history as one of the first cultural backbone of the continent. The discovery of the tomb of the first apostle martyr, meant the birth of a reference point for of different peoples and the Christian society. Today the Way is a growing tourist attraction and may sometimes be perceived as almost too crowded. But along the way there are still some gems if you manage to slip away a couple of miles of the route. We’ll take you to these jewels. This Basque  Camino de Santiago bus tour offers you all this and more…


Day 1

Arrival to Bilbao & transfer to the hotel in San Sebastian. Time to swim or walk on the beach of La Concha in San Sebastian. Welcome meeting and dinner with the local guide.

Day 2

Transfer to visit a DO Txakoli winery at the Zarautz area and then we visits the small and charming villages of Lekeitio or Getaria with optional visits and seafood lunch. Transfer to San Sebastian and rest. A city tour is later scheduled with a local guide at the beautiful beach of La Concha and the old town with a pintxo dinner.

Day 3

Transfer to Bilbao & check-in at the hotel. Self-guided city tour and optinal visit to one of the most interesting and complete markets in Europe, La Ribera. Next, the old town of Bilbao known as “Seven Streets”. Optional cooking class with lunch. Lunch on your own for those who don´t participate in the cooking class. Joint visit to the Guggenheim Museum. Evening on your own.

Day 4

Bilbao-Santander. City tour by bus in Santander. We will ride through the neighborhood and the beaches that made the city one of the first tourist destinations of Spain. Then a short boat trip to Playa del Puntal where we eat at the beach restaurant. Transfer to the charming town of Santillana del Mar many call “the most beautiful village in Spain”, where we stay in a cozy rural hotel. Dinner on your own.

Day 5

Santillana del Mar to Leon through the Picos de Europa. Transfer to Covadonga (1,5h) and a visit to the sanctuary. After photo sessions and short walk, a rustic meal in Cangas de Onís and then transfer to Leon (2.5 h) and a spa hotel. Overnight in Leon with a possible visit to one of the most important Gothic cathedrals of Spain (entrance fee not included). Dinner on your own. Barrio Húmedo give you tapas included with your drinks…

Day 6

Leon – Santiago de Compostela. Transfer to the beautiful region of El Bierzo (1h) with wine tasting in D.O. Bierzo – a region and appellation on the rise. Traditional food in the pretty Pilgrim village of O Cebreiro where we will walk around the legendary sites. Many pilgrims believe that this town and the route around the village is the most beautiful of the entire Xaboeo journey. 2h transfer to Santiago. Evening on your own.

Day 7

Walking tour with local guide 2h. Pilgrim Mass at 12:00. Optional tour to Fisterre in the afternoon (1.5 hours transfer each way). Farwell dinner around the cathedral.

Day 8

Transfer to airport and flight home.

Getting here & transfers


The fastest way of getting to the starting point is to fly into Bilbao and bus transfer to San Sebastián. Low cost options available in Biarritz. Ask us for the best option!


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All bus transfers included on this tour
Hotels & meals
11On this tour we offer you almost only 4**** hotels to give you the comfort you need after the bus transfers.






On this tour you will enjoy solid buffet breakfasts with bread, cereals, juice, coffe & tea, ham, eggs, cheese as well as local sweets to get ready for the day. Fine dining Michelin star restaurants available upon request in San Sebastián & Bilbao or enjoy the pintxos hopping & fish delights and once in Santiago make sure you don´t miss out the delicious seafood…
Activities on this tour
 La Concha beach & the old part of San Sebastián, Bilbao & the Guggenheim museum, Santander & Santillana de Mar, Covadonga & Cangas de Onís, The Cathedral in Santiago & León, O Cebreiro…

wine green

Two winery visits are scheduled on this tour. One in the smal Txakoli appelation in the Basque Country and one in up´n´coming El Bierzo!
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See the areas we explore on this tour!

Northern Way of St. James






French Way of St. James



What´s included?

Available for a group of minimum 12 persons.

7 nights double room at selected Hotel 4**** except in León

Transfers and luggage transport according to program

7 Breakfast, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners (1 dinner is a Pintxos hopping night)

2 Guided city walks in León & Santiago

2 Wine tastings

1 Cheese tasting in Cangas de Onís

Visit to fishing village in Basque country

Entrance fee Guggenheim museum

Boat transport in Santander

Local guides

Written tour guide, maps and information

Pricing & general Conditions

From 1.690,00€ (minimum 12 people)

(250,00€ single room additional fee)

Flight and means of transportation to Spain excluded

Cancellations, Amendments and Refunds Bonito Norte Viajes


Cancellation due to severe sickness, illness, death of close family or catastrophic events at home such as fire, flooding or else: Total refund of the whole Price.

Cancellation due to other reasons

Cancellations up to 7 days tour starting date, 75% refund

Cancellation from 6 days to 48 hours prior to tour start date, 50% refund

Cancellation of tour start date prior to 48h, non-refundable

Tour dates

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