After arriving on a very short and direct flight from Heathrow into Bilbao, Susan was taken off to visit the delightful Palacio Urgoiti Parador. This would make for an excellent choice if you were arriving late or leaving early. Stunning gardens and gourmet restaurant. After this, the group were taken to Bilbao with a visit to the Guggenheim Museum to explore the arts followed by a walking tour of the old town sampling the famous Pintxos bars.
From here they headed to San Sebastian. This town frequently tops lists of the world’s best places to eat (of which a few were sampled). A visit here to the Gastronomic Society was a treat.
The final destination was the internationally renowned ‘Pamplona’ which is holds it’s annual ‘Running of the bull’ festival every July. A visit to ‘Olite’ which is a historic castle and hosts a classical theatre festival in the Summer and also to the ‘Leyre’ Monastery which is one of the most important in Spain.
A truly wonderful short break destination with very diverse scenery and very inexpensive when you are there. A big thank you to Typically Spain for hosting. http://www.agentsonly.co.uk