Walking up to 3 miles over the course of the day; cobblestone streets and uneven terrain. Standing in museums and at monuments for up to 2 hours; even and uneven terrain.
Buffet includes cold and hot choices such as eggs, cereals, yogurt, cheese, charcuterie, breads and pastries, juice, coffee, hot chocolate and tea.
We will begin the day with an expert lecture on the Basque history and culture. Learn about how even today, the origins of the Basque people and their unique language remain shrouded in mystery. In all of Europe, the Basque people retain the purest forms of their language and heritage. Persecuted over the years because of an independent spirit and proud heritage, the Basque culture remains distinct from that of neighboring regions. The accomplishments of Basques have traced a path around the world - in sports, in exploration and in international business – evidence of their skill and prowess. After the lecture, we walk across the river to the Basque Museum, whose exhibits illustrate the discussion points of our lecture.
In the Old town of Bayonne, you will have the opportunity to use Tickets Restaurant (meal vouchers) to choose what you would like to eat.
With our local expert, we will explore the medieval district of Bayonne on foot. Discover the cathedral, the city’s fortifications and its timbered houses.
We will walk across the river to a traditional Basque Cider House. A copious meal, served family style, includes traditional fare such as: Omelet, beef ribs, fish, French fries and salad. There is also a selection of cider from the barrels – all you can drink! Locals come here for a casual and fun evening. Wine and beer and other beverages available for purchase.