“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

2018

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

Elementary Level

(Part Immersion)
 
Monday 4th - 11th  June ES1
Thursday 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 16th - 23rd May IS1
Monday 9th - 16th July IS2
Thursday 9th - 16th August IS3
Wednesday 26th Sept. - 3rd October IS4

Upper-intermediate / Advanced Level

(Total Immersion)
 
Friday 25th May - 1st June AS1
Monday 30th July - 6th August AS2
Friday 7th - 14th September AS3
Prices

1300 € / £895 + 250€*

* 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 250€ 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 by a highly qualified teacher. 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
Sunday 6th - 13th May SG1
Monday 4th - 11th June SG2
Thursday 21st - 28th June SG3
Thursday 19th - 26th July SG4
Monday 17th - 24th September SG5
Friday 5th - 12th October SG6
Monday 15th - 22nd October SG7

 

SPANISH OFFER

For those interested in learning Spanish during our self-guided holiday weeks we can sometimes offer guests a package of 10 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 on the self-guided walking weeks.

Prices

1000 € / £645 + 250€ *

(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 250€ 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 are invited to make themselves at home in the kitchen, dining room and library and help themselves to coffee, tea, beer, wine and biscuits etc. 

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.
  • A couple of guided orientation walks of our hamlet of Ameztia to set reference points for the week’s walking, and help our guests understand these medieval farming landscapes.
  • Local maps, and detailed walking and cultural notes on all the self-guided walks into the Pyrenees from the farmhouse door.
  • Access to our private Wikiloc page and on-line maps.
  • Constant logistic back-up and cultural input from myself and the family.
  • Some guided walking to enable our guests to make the most of their week.
  • An invite out 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
Thursday 21st - 28th June GW1
Day of the Joaldunak (Basque Pagan Rituals)
Monday 17th - 24th September GW2
Basque Celebrations and Autumn Colours
Friday 5th - 12th October  GW3 

 

Prices

1300 € / £895 + 250€ *

* 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 250€ 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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