ABOUT THE TRIP
October 11 – October 14
Let’s have an unforgettable adventure while visiting the Basque Country and following the real-life location that features in the Game of Thrones series.
We arrive early in the morning to the mystical island of Dragonstone. Dragonstone island sets the scene of the first episode of Season 7 and is the location from which character Daenerys Targaryen has been plotting war against her enemies.
The real island is home to a small church called San Juan Gaztelugatxe, where you can ring the bell 3 times and make a wish. On the walk, you will see the coast of the Bay of Biscay, which sits in the North of Spain and you can enjoy panoramic views of the 60 million-year-old surroundings.
After this, we go to Bilbao – The largest city and the heart of the Basque country. The city has successfully mixed traditional Basque culture with a new vision for the future. An example could be the Guggenheim Museum which is one of the most important structures contemporary architecture or The Casco Viejo of Bilbao, known as a “Zazpi Kalaek” in Basque (the seven streets), the seven streets that formed the original medieval town which is now the heart of the city. Here you have a free day to explore and experience the city by yourself.
Early in the morning, we continue our trip by going to Mundaka. It is home to one of the longest left-hand waves in the world. After this, we are visiting one more place from Game of thrones – Zumaia. That rocky beach seen in the show is called Itzurun. The unusual flush rock formations that stretch in Zumaia have long been a popular attraction for geologists and landscape photographers.
After the visit in Zumaia, we departure to San Sebastian where we are staying all night at the hostel. And having an opportunity to experience the city nightlife.
Day at San Sebastian – What is not to love about this majestic city on the Cantabrian Sea? The city is famous for its white sand beaches. La Concha, the most beautiful urban beach in Europe, Its boardwalk is lined by an ornate white railing that has become a symbol of the city. In more recent years, San Sebastián has gained significant press for its cuisine. The city alone has 15 Michelin stars spread across 7 restaurants.
San Sebastián is also famous for its pintxos. And the best place to go to try some of them is the Parte Vieja. This charming old city centre is famous for having the highest concentration of bars in the world. This is where the pintxo is king and the food is taken very seriously.
After spending the day at San Sebastian we will prepare to go back to Barcelona. We are planning to arrive at the same place where we started around 23:30.