Getting here is easiest flying into either Biarritz or BilbaoAirport.
San Sebastian is recommended as the “homebase”. A strategic city in harmony between mountains and the Atlantic Ocean.
Experience San Sebastian’s food at:
- Our Food Tours and Pintxos in the OldTown
- One of many Michelin-starred restaurants
- One of San Sebastian’s “secret restaurants” off the beaten track
- A Gastronomic society, a private food club, members only and for our privileged guests.
- Our Basque cooking classes
The Old Town (Parte Vieja) hold more bars and restaurants than anywhere else in the world. This is the cradle of the Pintxos (the Basque version of Tapas). All the small hideaways each have their own flagship pintxos with recipes from generations back. This unique knowledge is now yours to experience.Having a go and visit 4-5 bars is an authentic one of a kind lunch or dinner experience with great variety of foods and compositions, you are most likely to try some of the best food you will ever have had.
Which of all the bars to visit, when to visit them and what to order at which place is a knowledge that only locals have. This unique knowledge is now yours to experience.
Other unforgettable food experiences are the Gastronomic Societies (members only foodclubs where the food is prepared jointly) and Sidrerias (countryside restaurants where our food is taken to a new level and you pour the Basque Cider directly from the old large barrels). As a great compliment to these experiences we can provide you with our interactive cooking classes and wine tastings.
As a great compliment to these experiences we can provide you with our interactive cooking classes and wine tastings.Spending a half day in Bilbao visiting the Guggenheim Museum and a walk along the river Nervion observing some of the greatest modern architecture in Europe.
A daytrip to La Rioja Alavesa experiencing its world famous wines and their process, Combining vineyards with one of La Rioja’s charming medieval villages.
A visit to the vineyards in Getaria producing the basque white wine Txakoli is a must. And why not end the visit with having lunch in a fishing village at one of the restaurants considered to be some of the better seafood restaurants in the world? This thanks to the great produce of the Cantabrian Sea, mixed with the careful preparation and cooking of four generations chefs. The “Rodaballo” (Turbot) is a favorite, prepared on the large grills on the streets of Getaria.
A daytrip to Iparalde (the french BasqueCountry) is also recommended, beautiful scenic routes with views over the jagged coastline and the green mountains of the Pyrenees behind.
These are all just recommendations and BasqueTravel is eager to plan your particular stay according to all your wishes and demands!