Offbeat Spain – Self-drive through Basque Country

This tour originates from Barcelona.

Package Description

Typical spanish tapas concept, top view

Discover Offbeat Spain-Self-drive through Basque Country a place that demands exploration, where sublime rocky coves are battered by mighty Atlantic swells.

Basque Country is different. Known to Basques as Euskadi or Euskal Herria (‘the land of Basque Speakers’), this region has its own distinctive language and cuisine. You travel through the Basque Country always curious and frequently rewarded. Satiate your curiosity with our Offbeat Spain-Self-drive through Basque Country package and discover its  distinctive geographic and cultural landscape

Discover more of Offbeat Spain-Self-drive through Basque Country with our 8 Nights/9 Days Package

This package covers Barcelona (2N), Pamplona (1N), San Sebastian (2N), Logrono (1N), and Madrid (2N)

Ideal season for the tour

The best time to go to the Basque country is in June or September. It’s warmer, less wet, and you’ll avoid the higher prices – and swelling crowds – of the summer holidays.

Package Highlights

  • Competitive pricing
  • Hosts approved by the local tourism board
  • Comfortable rental cars from quality checked partners
  • Quality checked stays and coordinated transfers
  • We do the research so that you don’t have to spend hours online

Regular market packages for Spain are mostly focused on city hopping and regular heritage site visits. SelfRoadiez invites you to think beyond the normal and explore the vibrant side of Spain with focus on unexplored areas and experiential tours.

Tour Duration

8 Nights/9 Days

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This tour originates from Barcelona.
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Day 1 & 2: Barcelona Arrival and Sightseeing

Barcelona, the cosmopolitan capital of Spain’s Catalonia region, is known for its art and architecture

Upon arrival at Barcelona, you shall proceed for completing the procedures for the rental of the car at Barcelona airport El Prat.

Later proceed for discovering the capital of Catalonia.


Discover Barcelona with a general approach to its main tourist sights. A basic but complete itinerary will help you get to know the city by covering the most interesting places from an artistic and cultural point of view.

Visit the Gothic Cathedral, Plaça Catalunya, Passeig de Gràcia, Sagrada Familia and not to forget the huge football arena Camp Nou.


Among the best-known recipes of Barcelona are the stews like Escudella i carn d'olla, or shorter escudella(a traditional Catalan soup and stew), Cocido con judias blancas (made of botifarra-a typical regional sausage),  Faves a la catalana (a very simple recipe and one of the most famous in Catalan cookery typical of spring when there are tender baby broad beans in all the vegetable gardens.). The Butifarra amb Mongetes (a unique brunch dish, that is made with house-made pork sausage that is caramelized and cooked in red wine and butter) and Arroz a la cazuela ( a mountain rice casserole dish similar to the famous "Paella Valenciana")

Next two nights at the hotel in Barcelona.

Day 3: Barcelona -> Pamplona and Sightseeing

Today depart from Barcelona to Pamplona. Driving distance from Barcelona to Pamplona is 4 hours 30 minutes (435 km).


Pamplona, the capital of Navarra, is by far the largest and most noteworthy city of the area. It hosts one of the world’s biggest parties, the festival of San Fermín, where the exhilarating “Running of the Bulls” takes place. But Pamplona has more to offer, such as its beautiful old town and the citadel park. Other points of interest are the Santa María la Real de Pamplona Cathedral and the Navarra museum.


One of the greatest attractions of the city of Pamplona is the gastronomy because it covers all kinds of high-quality products to elaborate the very famous pinchos of Pamplona.

A Pincho, Pintxo or Pinchu Asturian is a small snack, typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Cantabria, Asturias, the Basque country and Navarre.

Various sausages only found in this area and the famous Txantxigorri cake, made from lard, cinnamon, sugar and bread, are some of the traditional dishes of the city.

Overnight at the hotel in Pamplona.

Day 4 & 5: Pamplona -> San Sebastian

Depart from Pamplona towards San Sebastian. Driving distance from Pamplona to San Sebastian is 1 hour (83 km).


San Sebastian stands in a glorious setting on a scallop-shaped bay framed by two hills (Monte Urgull and Monte Igueldo) and the small island of Santa Clara. The vast sand beaches follow the curve of the bay: La Concha beach and beyond the promontory, the fashionable Ondarreta beach. Behind are gardens, promenades and luxury apartment blocks and beyond, at the foot of Monte Igueldo, the Peine del Viento, a work by the Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida.


One of the specialties of San Sebastian are its famous pintxos; culinary bites ranging from the original slice of bread piled with food, to tiny miniature haute cuisine creations. Gastronomy is an art and feature that sets the city apart and that is what has earned the city widespread fame; the quality of San Sebastian’s cuisine is well known all over the world. Three of the seven 3-Michelin star restaurants in Spain are located in this city.

Two nights at the hotel in San Sebastian.

Day 6: San Sebastian  -> Logroño/ La Rioja and Sightseeing

Depart from San Sebastian for Logroño. Driving distance from San Sebastian to Logroño is 2 hours (169 km).


Logroño is a city rich in history and traditions which have been preserved since the middle ages. From the old walls which surrounded the city, the Revellín wall and the Carlos I gate are still standing. The historic centre has significant cultural sites, such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Redonda. It has also fine examples of civil architecture, such as the Palaces of the Marquis of Legarde, Los Chapiteles or the Museum of La Rioja.


Asparagus, beans, peppers, artichokes and other vegetables and pulses are the basic ingredients of a long list of dishes such as vegetable stew, potatoes(‘a la Riojana’), lamb and kid. La Rioja is synonymous with great Spanish wines. For decades, wines from La Rioja, protected by their own designation of origin standards, have been an obligatory reference throughout Spain and beyond.

One night at the hotel in Logroño.

Day 7 & 8: Logroño –> Madrid and Sightseeing

After breakfast at the hotel, depart from Logroño to Madrid. Driving distance from Logroño to Madrid is 3 hours 40 minutes (330 km).


During the different historical periods, the city grew from the old Hapsburg and Bourbons quarters to the present city. Its highlights are Gran Vía, Plaza de España, University, Moncloa, Hapsburg old quarter, Calle Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and Puerta de Alcalá. Going shopping, watching a football match in Santiago Bernabeu or having a tour of the famous stadium are also always a good plan in Madrid.


Madrid is a hub for Michelin-starred restaurants, contemporary Spanish fusions, and traditional culinary culture. The city is famed for its social customs that focus on Spain’s passion for food and is home to some of the best chefs in the world.

Madrid is a must for foodies who love experimental molecular gastronomy and state-of-the-art culinary presentation.

The classic tapas are also not-to-be-missed, like croquettes, squid sandwich and tortilla (potato omelette).

Stay for two nights at the hotel in Madrid.

Day 9: Madrid Departure

After breakfast at the hotel, drop off the car at Madrid airport Barajas and proceed for your flight home.  

Tour inclusions

  • 8 nights accommodation based on bed & breakfast at the 3* hotels or similar:
  • Standard class rental car during the whole program
  • The car will be given with a full tank and needs to be returned with a full tank

Tour exclusions

  • GST @ 5% on the package pricing
  • International or local flights
  • Fuel charges for the car
  • Spain visa processing charges
  • Entry fees to monuments and attractions and local city taxes
  • Meals other than mentioned in the itinerary
  • Alcoholic beverages with meals.
  • Expenses of personal nature (tips, porterage etc.)

Terms & Conditions

  • The itinerary mentioned here is indicative and the final itinerary might vary as per the client preferences.
  • The rates mentioned (if any) is been based on an estimated price for the season and bookings will be made after discussions for the customization.
  • The actual rates might vary based on the availability on the exact travel date, actual flight charges and currency exchange rates on the date of booking.
  • Flights and visa charges are optional and can be booked by the client directly if required so. SelfRoadiez can provide the same if requested by the client

Cancellation policy

Cancellation charges will vary for specific destinations and seasons. For flight inclusive packages, the cancellation policy of the respective airline will take precedence. Below is the general guideline for cancellations:

  • From booking date till 31 days prior to departure - 20 % of Package Cost
  • 16 to 30 Days prior to departure - 40% of Package Cost
  • Less than 24 hrs to 15 Days prior to departure - 100% of Package Cost.
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