Basque Culture and Heritage Tour

Bilbao, Pamplona and Lekeitio, Spain

4 reviews
Sep 19 - 29, 2022
Group size: 8 - 16
Basque Culture and Heritage Tour
Bilbao, Pamplona and Lekeitio, Spain

4 reviews

Sep 19 - 29, 2022
Group size: 8 - 16

About this trip


his trip, sponsored by the Boise State Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and organized by Travel Fever Tours, will explore the roots of the Basque culture in Idaho by visiting the Basque region in Spain.

Participants will visit the areas where Idaho’s Basque population originated from in Spain, gaining an insider’s view of:

  • Basque history up to the mid-1800s when many Basque began leaving for the US
  • The economic and social factors that prompted Basque emigration
  • The Basque’s recent history and the independence movements under Franco
  • The lives of the families and friends that were left behind in Spain; and
  • A look at the lives of people who have returned from the US to the Basque region.

While the goal of this trip is to learn, you will not have a stream of university lectures. Along the way, the tour will focus on:

  • Meeting and interacting with people in the Basque region
  • Sampling the renowned Basque cuisine; and
  • Learning about current culture in the Basque region
  • Visiting many beautiful cities and villages and seeing lovely places.

The trip will begin in Bilbao, a former industrial and shipping hub for the Basque region, and now a growing tourist attraction with its iconic Guggenheim Museum. We will then move into smaller locations, explore Pamplona and its surroundings, and finish in Lekeitio,a small fishing town on the northern Atlantic coast. Lekeitio is directly in the area from where many of the Boise Basque originated.

What’s included

  • Included
    All costs of the trip are included except airfare and lunches.
  • Airfare
    Cost of airfare
  • Meals
    Lunch not included

Available options

Single supplement

Your Organizer

Travel Fever Tours LLC
4 reviews
Traveling can be stressful, but we take the worry out of travel by handling all the hard bits for you. We do the planning, book the hotels, and reserve your restaurant. We know the villages to visit, the vineyards to tour, and the cooking classes to attend. We set all this up for you. Then we make your trip easy. First we pick you up at the airport in a small van and whisk you to your hotel. We travel with you from place to place, from activity to activity, and finally deliver you back to the airport for your flight home.


Very nice way to sample 100 miles of the Camino de Santiago. The well organized, friendly company made everything go smoothly. The route we took was rich with scenery and medieval architecture. Our experience was culturally rich, too, as we were inside Spanish society for a week and exposed to many of its signature national treasures, forward among them the tapas bars, Rioja wines, ancient churches, and the Camino itself.
By Chris C for Walking the Camino from Pamplona, Spain on 30 Oct, 2021
Absolutely fabulous trip. well-planned, from accommodations to meals and the walking itinerary. Cicely and Bob are a phenomenal duo, and I would travel with them again in a heartbeat!
By Ellen C for Walking the Camino from Pamplona, Spain on 26 Oct, 2021
We had a great time, Wonderful people, great active trip, good hotels and nice food.
By Edward N for Walking the Camino from Pamplona, Spain on 26 Oct, 2021
This trip exceeded my expectations in every way. The walking was great, the accomodations lovely, the support was perfectly gauged, the food and wine were wonderful--even for a vegetarian--and the small group was compatible and fun to travel with. The organizers made the entire week run perfectly smoothly so we could all relax and just enjoy being in Spain, walking the Camino. There was a little free time built into very day to allow exploration of the churches, cathedrals, villages and cities we visited.
By Deb G for Walking the Camino from Pamplona, Spain on 19 Oct, 2021

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