Basque Country ~ Spain & France

Join SBMA on an immersive exploration of Basque Country, a fascinating and beautiful region that stretches across Northern Spain and southwest France along the Bay of Biscay. One of Europe’s oldest people, the Basques maintained their individuality and unique language over thousands of years due to the mountainous terrain which surrounded and isolated them. Delve into today’s thriving, exuberant Basque culture on this seven-night good-value tour. Unpack once at the well-located Hotel de Londres in seaside San Sebastián. With expert guides, explore the proud traditions of the Basque in quiet beach towns and bustling cities, journey to Hemingway’s Pamplona, tour the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, and come away with an understanding of the rich heritage and proud traditions of Basque Country. Approximately $3,695

Tour Guide

Nani Gonzalo Vargas

Originally from Andalucía, Nani is a graduate of the University of Granada. After receiving her English language and literature degree, Nani was awarded a grant by the European Union to travel to Finland, where she taught Spanish and studied green tourism.  

In 1999, she became a licensed guide in Spain and has given lectures on contemporary Spain and the Prado Museum. She has led many groups throughout Spain, including three prior trips for the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and other European countries.

Nani's extensive knowledge of art and culture, always upbeat attitude, loveable nature, caring deameanor, attention to detail, and calming presence has made her one of SBMA's favorite travel leaders. 

Nani lives in Madrid. Her interests include reading, traveling, classical music, meeting new people and spending time with her husband and children.

 

"Nani was SUPERB!  I would travel anywhere with her!" - Traveler on SBMA Southern Spain tour, 2013

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