July 2016

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Basque Experiences loves July!!

Summertime + cruise-ships + sun = Busy!

The month of July is fantastic here in the Basque Country; the days are long, the fiestas start, the sea is warm and smiles abound ūüôā

Here at Basque Experiences, July is a busy time with clients and this year has seen us on some great and varied Basque Tours.

Our pintxo tours are a popular choice for many visitors with lunchtimes or evenings around the various bar areas in Bilbao proving to be great fun. We adapt them as we go along, so if you don’t want tourist bars, you won’t get them, if you want authentic ‘sawdust on floor’ you will! That’s our philosophy… listen to the client and adapt to suit.

Family trips from far-afield this July have been very enthusiastically appreciated! With guests from the US, UK, Canada, NZ, Indonesia, Holland and France, we have had the opportunity to spread the word about the Basque Country. Some will be back we are sure and some others will be telling their friends and work colleagues about Basque Experiences… We arrange our visits to coincide with reservations at some of our finest restaurants so the clients can discover our fantastic cuisine as a group and integrate it in a tour. We make it easy for you!

Etxebarri in July

Specialist tours showing off our city with journalists here for the 2016 edition of BBK LIVE have coincided with larger groups on day tours from cruise-ships. These are proving popular as we see the number of cruise-ships arriving in Getxo growing year-on-year. Passengers get in touch before arriving, sometimes months before, and they often form groups on sites such as Some are family groups with particular interests such as visiting farms or San Sebastian or ..whatever takes your fancy!! July has a lot to offer here in the Basque Country!

Some July photos!!

  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Butron Castle
  • Picasso's 'Guernica'
  • Cruise ship tour
  • Basque Shepherds...
  • In love with Cheese!
  • Hidden Valley
  • Basque Sunset

Paesi Baschi – Euskadi

Paesi Baschi…

√ą un piacere, per noi, poter mostrare Paesi Baschi (Euskadi) a tutto il mondo, con le nostre abitudini, le nostre tradizioni, i nostri luoghi. Siete tutti invitati a venire a visitarci e a conoscerci direttamente, e sopratutto a godere di tutto quello che offre la nostra terra. Con questo post in Italiano, inauguriamo una serie di articoli che speriamo risveglino in voi la curiosit√† di visitare Euskadi, accompagnati da gente del luogo che vi far√† sentire, in ogni istante, come un Basco vero e proprio.

Vi aspettiamo !!!!

In questo post vi mostriamo un video della regione Basca e il timelapse della provincia¬†pi√Ļ’ bella¬†della Biscaglia, quella¬†del territorio¬†di Uribe Costa. Paese Baschi Tours con Basque Experiences!

Es un placer poder mostrar Euskadi a todo el mundo, con nuestras costumbres, lugares, tradiciones. De tal modo que en un momento determinado puedan visitarnos y conocernos de primera mano, y disfrutar de todo lo que nos ofrece nuestra tierra.

En este post en italiano inaguramos una serie de art√≠culos que esperamos despierten la curiosidad por visitar el ‘Paesi Baschi’¬†de mano de compatriotas locales que les har√°n sentir como un vasco m√°s, pero en su idioma.

Les esperamos pronto¬°¬°¬°

En este post les mostramos para empezar un video de Euskadi y un timelapse de una de las comarcas m√°s bellas de la Costa de Bizkaia, la comarca de Uribe Costa.

And for those of you non-Latin language speakers, we have introduced a series of blogs in Italian for our Italian friends and visitors. Basque Experiences are looking to broaden our horizons by attracting a very knowledgeable market, especially in Culinary, Culturally and Wine terms. Basque Experiences creating private guided tours, special journeys and experiential travel for those discerning travellers seeking to discover Paesi Baschi. Basque Country Tours




BBK LIVE 2016 Bilbao

BBK LIVE is ‘THE’ music festival in the Basque Country

Every July sees BBK LIVE, a 3-day music festival often coinciding with the San Fermin Fiesta in Pamplona, take place up on the Kobetamendi Hill on the outskirts of Bilbao. This year saw acts like Tame Impala, New Order, Pixies, Foals plus loads others entertain locals and many visitors from Europe and further afield too. About 40,000 people were there for each of the 3 days.

This year however instead of just being there to see the bands Basque Experiences were actively involved!! (no we aren’t singers although a performance or two has been known….) Last Tour¬†the organisers of BBK LIVE had us entertaining some of the invited Press on the Saturday morning, and as something different we took them on an Underground Bilbao Tour with our good friends from Tourne… before you ask I don’t mean on the Metro either…. Taking in some of the cities public art but more importantly some of the street art that is dotted about the city. So graffiti, art installations, temporary displays and underground culture. Mixed in with a bit of Bilbao’s other ‘culture’ that of the Pintxo and I think the guests went back to work on Saturday afternoon with big smiles on their faces and a lot more about Bilbao to write about…. Private Guided Basque Tours of the Basque Country with Basque Experiences…

  • BBK LIVE 2016
  • BBK LIVE 2016


Bilbao BBK live

Comienza el Bilbao BBk Live ma√Īana con grandes conciertos, entradas pr√°cticamente vendidas, y un ambientazo en Bilbao durantes estos d√≠as, que har√°n las delicias del p√ļblico √°vido de buena m√ļsica . Se espera un tiempo excepcional, con lo cual el √©xito est√° asegurado con Arcade Fire, New Order, Foals……Pixies…


A disfrutar¬°¬°

Comienzan los San Fermines ¡¡¡ Gora San Fermín

“Pamploneses, pamplonesas ¡Viva San Fermín! Iruindarrak ¡Gora San Fermín!!  ya han dado comienzo en el día de hoy las afamadas fiestas de San Fermín, con 204 horas ininterrumpidas.

El chupinazo este a√Īo ha corrido a cargo de Jes√ļs Ilundain ” El Tuli” y esperemos que sean d√≠as de alegr√≠a y diversi√≥n en unas fiestas mundialmente conocidas, a las cuales esperemos que disfrutes con nosotros¬°

Gora San Fermín¡¡¡¡¡