This is a bit more than a half day (5 to 6 hours) tour that starts as a city tour but once we get into the old town turns into a Pintxo tasting tour
We will take you to up to 5 wineries during this day and will never be under 90 Parker Points! Hopping from winery to winery, tasting their best wines(1 glass of their best wine, always over 90 Parker Points, per winery is included in the price) and we will serve you a iberian ham plate in one of them. For lunchtime, we will head to a fantastic Chateaux style winery where we will after visiting their facilities and learning about their winemaking process, you will be served a tapas based light meal paired with 3 of their wines in the outdoor terrace, overlooking their vineyards!. After lunch, we will explore the iconic medieval style village of Laguardia and also will take you to get external views of the unique architecture wineries as Marques del Riscal & Ysios .
We will make our way to a real sheep farm, located in the rolling Basque hills, to taste and learn about one of the culinary icons of the area, Idiazabal cheese.
The owner will lead us through the farm, giving us an intimate insight into the production starting with the milking process in the Milking Room
Using the fresh milk we just got, you will participate in the process of cheese-making to finally have a great tasting session of 4 different cheeses paired with wine or cider
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 visits, 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.
BEST FARM TO TABLE EXPERIENCE IN SAN SEBASTIAN.
We will approach you to world of "Sagardoa", the Basque Cider.While on this tour you will enjoy a walk around the apple orchards and you will learn about polination, fermentation process , presses, etc. by watching an audiovisual documentary which illustrates how natural Petritegi cider has evolved from 18 century to the present day.
After the short tour, you will taste the cider with some chorizo!
Visit a Basque farmhouse run by the same family since the 16th Century. By the hand of a member of the family,devoted to recovering the indigenous Basque pig, you will learn how those pigs are reared and understand the traditional role of these self-sufficient traditional Basque farms.
These happy pigs are feed in green raigrass pasture, full of white and purple clover, hay and mountain herbs, nettle and Rumex roots and the fruits of our centuries-old native hardwoods
Then enjoy a very special home-made meal at the family’s dining room. The meal is preapred using only home made products including their ham and charcuterie, beef meat, wild mushroom etc. accompanied with plenty of Rioja wines or Cider
Explore the French side of the Basque Country!
One of the most posh beach resorts of the Basque Coast. It is a luxurious seaside town and is popular with tourists and surfers. Biarritz also boasts some of the best beaches in Europe. Biarritz’s became more renowned in 1854 when Empress Eugenie (the wife of Napoleon III) built a palace on the beach (now the Hôtel du Palais). The British royal family and European royalty regularly took vacations in Biarritz.
Former Basque Corsairs’ capital, this small fishing village became rich in the 16th century from fishing and whaling. Piracy, added brought wealth to the town. The ‘finest moment’ for the town was in 1660, when Louis XIV married Marie-Thérèse of Spain in the town church – the Basque church of St John the Baptist
Driving through the beautiful "La Corniche" coastal road, we will get back to the Spanish side of the Basque Country. Hondarribia is one of the most beautiful towns of the Basque Country, it’s medieval old part, is one of the few fortified towns in the Basque Country. Its walls, most of which are still standing and are constantly being restored, give it a special appearance by evoking an epic past and by impregnating every corner, alley and square with aromas, flavors and sounds that take us back to other times. We could also find the typical Basque fishermen houses, with colorful balconies filled up with heaps of flowers.