Vitoria and Añana salt valley small group tour lunch included

8 hr

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We pick you up at your hotel and head first to Añana Salt Valley, where we will learn everything about the traditional way of producing the 'white gold' from local experts (visit lasts around 1.5 hours). Later we will go to Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque autonomic region. After lunch there, we will go sightseeing, admiring the medieval old town on top of a hill among other spots (total visit time around 2 hours)...
We pick you up at your hotel and head first to Añana Salt Valley, where we will learn everything about the traditional way of producing the 'white gold' from local experts (visit lasts around 1.5 hours). Later we will go to Vitoria-Gasteiz, the capital of the Basque autonomic region. After lunch there, we will go sightseeing, admiring the medieval old town on top of a hill among other spots (total visit time around 2 hours). At around 17:00pm we will head back to Pamplona and drop you off at your hotel
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Stop At: Salinas de Anana, Salinas de Anana, Province of Alava, Basque Country

One of the most important cultural, architectural, environmental, vlandscape and archaeological sites in the world.

From our current perspective, it is almost impossible to understand how salt, such an abundant and low-cost product, could be so important historically. We must bear in mind that salt was and is essential in many industrial processes as well as in human food and animal feed; more so when industrial cooling systems had not been developed, as it was one of the most effective methods of preserving food.

Salt has been the cause of many wars and enforced peace processes, of death and success, of wealth and poverty, of the creation and destruction of towns and cities and, of course, of greed but also a cause for joy among human beings.

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Salinas de Anana, Salinas de Anana, Province of Alava, Basque Country

One of the most important cultural, architectural, environmental, vlandscape and archaeological sites in the world.

From our current perspective, it is almost impossible to understand how salt, such an abundant and low-cost product, could be so important historically. We must bear in mind that salt was and is essential in many industrial processes as well as in human food and animal feed; more so when industrial cooling systems had not been developed, as it was one of the most effective methods of preserving food.

Salt has been the cause of many wars and enforced peace processes, of death and success, of wealth and poverty, of the creation and destruction of towns and cities and, of course, of greed but also a cause for joy among human beings.

Valle Salado is one of the best examples worldwide of the history of salt, known since antiquity as "white gold". The natural emergence of the salt springs caused the establishment of a settlement in the surrounding area that has developed uninterruptedly for thousands of years and that, based on the production of salt, has learned to adapt to the conditions and specificities of each historical period.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Vitoria-Gasteiz, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Province of Alava, Basque Country

Vitoria-Gasteiz is located in Spain’s Basque Country, and although it may not be as well known as Bilbao or San Sebastian, it’s definitely worth a visit. From its own modern art museum to its magnificent cathedral

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Plaza de la Virgen Blanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain

Plaza de la Virgen Blanca is one of the oldest meeting points in Vitoria-Gasteiz in the Basque Country of Spain. In the middle of it there is the monument to La batalla de Vitoria a battle which took place in the city in 1813 during the Napoleonic wars.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Escoriaza-Esquivel Palace, Fray Zacarias Martinez 7, Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain

Fernán López de Escoriaza, the doctor of the English King Henry VIII, and his wife, Victoria de Anda y Esquivel, ordered to build this palace in the mid-16th century. Due to its architectonic and decorative richness, it is one of the best examples of the civil Renaissance-style architecture.

The palace, built with masonry stone, is arranged around a square yard surrounded by a double series of arches group of arches placed on top of three of its sides and a staircase. The columns have many decorated elements. It is also remarkable that the main façade, placed opposite a little square, features a Plateresque-style part containing a bust of the landlord and his wife.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Catedral de Santa Maria, Canton de Santa Maria 3, 01001 Vitoria-Gasteiz Spain

This is your opportunity to travel through time and feel like a Ken Follett character, in the Santa María Cathedral in Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Duration: 15 minutes

Important Details

Included
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • small group tour
  • Lunch - Two main course, dessert and wine
Not Included
  • Entry/Admission - Catedral de Santa Maria
  • Entry/Admission - Escoriaza-Esquivel Palace
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered

Airports

  • Pamplona Airport, Pamplona Spain


9:00 AM
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.