.4 DAY BASQUE GOURMET TOUR

DETAILS

  • START TIME: 9:30 AM
  • DURATION OF EACH TOUR: 8 to 10 HOURS
  • ALL TOURS WILL START AND FINISH IN YOUR HOTEL
  • AN EXTRA FEE IS APPLIED FOR TOURS FROM BILBAO

WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • Private Group
  • Basque Local Driver/Guide
  • All transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
  • TICKETS FOR WINERIES IN RIOJA, TXAKOLI WINERY, CHEESEMAKER
  • 3 COURSE FULL LUNCH WITH WINES IN A PRIVATE FARMHOUSE

WHAT'S EXCLUDED

  • Food & drinks
  • Any other not specified items

ADAPTING TO YOU:

  • Our tours are private, so we could add / remove / change anything on them to meet your preferences
  • The order of the tours could be modified to fit with your flight/train schedule
  • This tour could also be done from Bilbao, please check conditions.

4 days to digg into the roots of the famous Basque Cuisine

Private visits, leaded by local farm & winery owners that are passionate about their products, will guide us to the roots of the Basque food & wine.

    SAN SEBASTIAN CITY + PINTXOS TASTING TOUR

    Explore the city, enjoy its food

    This is a half day tour that starts as a city tour but once we get into the old town turns into a Pintxo tasting tour

    You will have the chance to admire San Sebastian from its best viewpoint, Mount Igueldo, that will give you the full perspective of the city

    a Short stop in the "Peine de los Vientos" to visit the most symbolic place of the city, and then a complete walk throught the city, with multiple stories and tales that happened in San Sebastian during the history.

    This tour will allow you to enjoy the region’s famous miniature food in the old town of San Sebastian, in the way that locals do. We will take you to the best 5 places in town and will introduce you to this fantastic local custom

    A special selection of 5 pintxos (Basque tapas) paired with 5 Spanish wines(or water or softdrinks) in up to 5 bars.

    It is a very nice way to have an informal dinner, learning about the local customs and tasting the best specialities in our favourite bars!

    RIOJA WINE TASTING TOUR

    Discover the secrets of winemaking

    We will take you in 2 private, up close and personal visits to hand picked wine makers, that are passionate about their wines.

    After lunch, we will explore the iconic medieval style village of Laguardia.

    This Chateaux style winery comes to life in the most privileged area of Rioja Alavesa. In the best of its estates, where grapevines collect the essence of a unique land: an authentic, innovative, and actual wine, like no other.

    This family-run winery makes high quality wines from their own vineyards, that along with the wine coming from them, had been their way of life for several generations .

    The winery, built around the 18th century family residence, is located in the heart of the Rioja Alavesa region, at the foot of the Sierra de Cantabria Mountains, surrounded by dolmens, ancient churches, and old wine-making pits etched into the ground – traces of an ancient culture of vine growing in this area.

    Situated on a hill and surrounded by a 13th century wall, it is a natural balcony towards the wine region. Its streets and corners preserved medieval taste great and economy is based on the wine industry with many subterranean cave-wine-cellars.

    BASQUE WINE & CHEESE TOUR

    Hand picked local producers , passionate about their products!

    Txakoli wine tasting in a family run winery and meet the cheesemaker of the Michelin restaurants

    On the hills of the stunningly beautiful Txakoli wine region, are the vineyards of the charming family owned winery you’ll be visiting. Discover their famed Txakoli wines, made with local grapes varieties that grow on terraces overlooking the sea;

    After learning about the sepcial production way of this wine, we will taste the wine accompanied by local tuna, chilli peppers and chorizo!

    Having set the mood with these savory visit, you’ll be just about ready for lunch. Today it will be by the sea, in one of the typical grilled fish restaurants at the harbor of the captivating fishing town of Getaria.

    Before lunch, go into town and take pleasure in a relaxing stroll with your guide through the enchanting Medieval streets of the center, and the picturesque color and charm of the fisherman’s houses with their beautiful wooden balconies. The town’s location, perched on the hills overlooking the sea, offers spectacular views that will stay in your memory forever.

    As dessert, we will savor the exceptional quality of another culinary icon of the area, Idiazabal cheese. You will visit a traditional artisan cheese producer high in the rolling Basque hills. The owner will show you around, you will take an intimate insight into the production, followed by a tasting of six artisan cheeses.

    FLAVOURS OF THE BASQUE COUNTRYSIDE

    Hand picked local Cider & Ham producers and full lunch in a private farm

    Learn how the region's famous cider is made, in a up close and personal visit in a traditional cider house. Later on, we will drive you inland, through green rolling hills to a farmhouse, where the endangered indigenous Basque Pig is reared in the traditional way, out in the woods!. You could imagine how the Ham coming from them is...yummy!! We will have a full lunch in this private farmhouse based only in home products.

    We know how important is to interact with locals to understand better this gentle culture and this is our aim, that you feel the real thing, meeting locals in their habitat

    Learn about the cider producers and taste several of their ciders

    Learn about this special pig breed and taste the organic style ham, chorizo, loin and many other products coming from them and then enjoy a 3 course full lunch with wines in their private "txoko"