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Period of this trip: April 2015
Country: France (La Rochelle, Bordeaux) – Spain (San Sebastian, Bilbao)
Currency used: Euro
Duration: 4 days
Number of travelers: 2
Budget: Up to 1050 GBP (500 pp)
Best Period: All year
Guide used: NA
VISA: None for EU citizens
General Info: This trip required planning as we travelled during the Easter time and we wanted to visit 2 countries. We were actually a group of 6 people traveling in 2 cars. So the cost of the car was split in 3, but not the cost of the room as we booked 3 double in each of the hotel where we stayed.



Day Area What to Do
1 London – Nantes – La Rochelle Easy Jet flight from London to Nantes. We took our pre-booked car at the airport and after a quick lunch we drove to La Rochelle (1h.30m).
We visited:

  • Marche du Centre Ville (Fresh food market in the centre of town)
  • Vieux Port (Night – Walk around the seaside port area)

We stayed at the hotel St Nicholas.
A good place for a glass of wine: La Cave de la Guignette (Flavoured wine cave)
Restaurant options: (Michelin recommended) – Aux Tours De La Perot – (ca. 50€ pp)

2 Bordeaux After breakfast we drove to Bordeaux (ca. 2h) and checked in at hotel Adagio Bordeaux Gambette.
Things to do in Bordeaux:

  • Place de la Bourse (Place Royale)
  • Miroir d’Eau de Bordeaux
  • Grand Theatre – Opera National de Bordeaux
  • Porte Cailhau (castle)
  • Rue Ste Catherine (shopping)
  • Palais Gallien (Roman structures)
  • Marche des Capucins – Food Market
3 San Sebastian After breakfast we drove to Biarritz airport (ca. 2h) where we left the car and took the bus to San Sebastian.
We spent all day in San Sebastian and visited:

  • La Concha Beach
  • Parte Vieja
  • Combs of the winds (walk)
  • Monte Urgull – Little Hike
  • Iglesia de Santa Maria del Coro
  • Victoria Eugenia Theatre
4 Bilbao – London After breakfast we took the bus to Bilbao (ca. 1.15h).
Things we saw:

  • Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
  • Plaza Nueva
  • Artxanda Funicular (mountain views)

At the end of the day we took the Bizkaibus Line 3247 for Bilbao-Airport.
End of trip – flight back to London from Bilbao



La Rochelle Hotel
– 1 night –
Hotel St Nicolas
13 Rue Sardinerie,
17000 La Rochelle, France
Tel. +43 6456 7673
82 €
Bordeaux Hotel
– 1 night –
Adagio Bordeax Gambette
40 rue Edmond Michelet,
33000 Bordeaux, France
78 €
San Sebastián Hotel
– 1 night –
Silken Amara Plaza
Plaza Pío XII, 7,
20010 San Sebastián, Spain
80 €
Car Hire Economy car hire (with insurance) – 3 days 159 €
Trips & Other Petrol 150 €
Bus from Biarritz airport to San Sebastian (7€ pp) – ca 40m 14 €
Bus from San Sebastian to Bilbao (14€ pp) 28 €
Bus from Bilbao city Centre to the airport – Bizkaibus Line 3247 (every 20 m) – (1.45€ pp) 3 €
Meal Average Meal Price 15-50 €
Average Drinks Price 5-8 €
Total Holiday Cost Range per 2 people (4 days)
(inclusive of meals, souvenirs etc, excluding international flights)
1000-1200 €
International flights London to Nantes – Bilbao to London – Easy Jet up to 200 €
Total Holiday Cost Range per 2 people (4 days) 1200-1400 €
£ 850-1050




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