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“One of the best holidays of my life. Fantastic walks with breath-taking scenery. This is a 'must do' holiday for anybody with an interest in: Spanish language, anything Basque, walking, mountains, food and drink, culture, history.” Alex. Sweden. Engineer.

Dates & Prices

2017

Please click on the holiday titles below to see dates and prices:

Elementary Level

(Part Immersion)
Friday 26th May - 2nd June ES1
Wednesday 19th - 26th July ES2

Beginner Spanish students may also take a beginners Spanish course during one of our Self-Guided Walking & Basque Gastronomy Weeks.

Intermediate Level

(Total Immersion)
Wednesday 17th - 24th May IS1
Monday 10th - 17th July IS2
Wednesday 9th -16th August IS3
Monday 9th - 16th October IS4

Upper-intermediate / Advanced Level

(Total Immersion)
Monday 5th - 12th June AS1
Monday 31st July - 7th August AS2
Friday 8th - 15th September AS3
Prices

1250€ / £895 + 200€*

* Due to current fluctuations in £ Sterling we ask our UK clients to pay part of the price in £'s and the remainder in our local currency (Euros) on the day of arrival: either in cheque or currency. This covers immediate direct local costs and is part of the total price. In the case of a last minute cancellation these final 200€ will not be charged. There will be absolutely NO MORE costs during your stay.

Price includes ABSOLUTELY everything and there are NO single supplements. Price includes full-board accommodation with own / en-suite bathrooms at our family farmhouse. (We have just 5 / 6 rooms). All food, all wine, all restaurant meals. A unique 5-and-a-half-day walking/cultural/gastronomy programme with on-going professional Spanish immersion teaching and conversation throughout all activities. ALSO  ten hours of formal Spanish lessons and grammatical tuition. On the first day of the holiday we offer a free shuttle service from Biarritz airport at specific times. There is also an easy local bus service from San Sebastian and Pamplona to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are also happy to pick up our guests.

Date
Monday 8th - 15th May SG1
Friday 26th May - 2nd June SG2
Saturday 17th - 24th June SG3
Wednesday 19th - 26th July SG4
Monday 18th - 25th September SG5
Friday 29th September - 6th October SG6
Wednesday 18th - 25th October SG7

 

SPANISH OFFER

For those interested in learning Spanish during our self-guided holiday weeks we can sometimes offer guests a package of 12 hours of professional Spanish language tuition at beginners level. (With a possibility of other levels). This combines both formal, professional language tuition and informal Spanish language conversation. This Spanish option is charged at 200 Euros extra per booking (not per person) on the self-guided walking weeks.

Prices

950 € / £645 + 200€ *

(per person based on 2 people sharing)

* Due to current fluctuations in £ Sterling we ask our UK clients to pay part of the price in £'s and the remainder in our local currency (Euros) on the day of arrival: either in cheque or currency. This covers immediate direct local costs and is part of the total price. In the case of a last minute cancellation these final 200€ will not be charged. There will be absolutely NO MORE costs during your stay.

Price includes: a double en-suite room on full-board house-party basis. We provide full continental breakfasts, a lunchtime sandwich service and a full three-course evening meal with wine. Guests also have full use of kitchen/living quarters where wine, coffee, tea and biscuits are freely available. 

The price also includes:

  • Welcome reception before dinner on the first day where we give an introduction to the Basque culture of the Baztan Valley and the Basque Pyrenees.
  • Orientation walk of the hamlet of Ameztia to set reference points for the week’s walking.
  • Local maps, and detailed walking and cultural notes on all the self-guided walks in the Pyrenees from the farmhouse door.
  • Access to our private Wikiloc page and on-line maps.
  • Constant logistic back-up and cultural input.
  • Some guided walking to enable our guests to make the most of their week.
  • An invite out to for lunch or dinner at one our special off-the-beaten-track places.
  • On the first day of the holiday we offer a free shuttle service from Biarritz airport at specific times. There also exists an easy local bus service from San Sebastian to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are also happy to pick up guests.

GUIDED WALKING HOLIDAYS WITH BASQUE PAGAN CULTURE AND GASTRONOMY

Midsummer Pagan Fiestas
Saturday 17th - 24th June GW1
Day of the Joaldunak (Basque Pagan Rituals)
Monday 18th -25th September GW2
Autumn Colours
Wednesday 18th - 25th October GW3

 

Prices

1250 € / £895 + 200€ *

* Due to current fluctuations in £ Sterling we ask our UK clients to pay part of the price in £'s and the remainder in our local currency (Euros) on the day of arrival: either in cheque or currency. This covers immediate direct local costs and is part of the total price. In the case of a last minute cancellation these final 200€ will not be charged. There will be absolutely NO MORE costs during your stay.

 

Price includes ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING and there are NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENTS. Price includes full-board accommodation with en-suite bathrooms at our family farmhouse. (We have just 5 / 6 rooms meaning these are very personal and exclusive holidays). All food, all wine, all restaurant meals. A unique 5-and-a-half-day walking/cultural/gastronomy programme. On the first day of the holiday we offer a free shuttle service from Biarritz airport at specific times. There is also an easy local bus service from San Sebastian and Pamplona to our nearby village of (Santesteban/Doneztebe) from where we are also happy to pick up our guests.

There are NO hidden extras and NO single supplements.

MORE INFORMATION

Please ask us for further information and a levels sheet.

TAILOR-MADE WEEKS

We also organise tailor-made weeks for individuals and groups all year round.

HOUSE TO RENT

Sometimes our guest house is free to rent. It has 5 en-suite bedrooms and open-plan kitchen/dining room/living rooms/terraces/wifi etc.

HOUSE PARTIES

House parties organised for walking and rambling groups at special rates

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