We meet our Tour Manager and group at London St Pancras and join the Eurostar to Paris. From Paris we continue by rail to Hendaye, France. We are transferred by coach, just across the estuary and the Spanish border, to the town of Hondarribia. This attractive coastal town has historic plazas and traditional Basque houses with brightly painted wooden shutters and balconies of colourful flower boxes. We check into our central hotel for seven nights, where we enjoy our first three-course dinner together as a group.