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Short Break Basque Cuisine Cooking Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 6 people
Destination(s): Spain  
Specialty Categories: Food & Wine  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1025 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1210 Euro (EUR)

Enjoy an unforgettable Cooking Holiday of The Basque Country, situated in the green and wet northern Spain, by the cold waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Its gastronomy is source of inspiration and influence for the high-standing Spanish cuisine. Food is an essential element of the Basque Culture, much more than in any other region of Spain.

Visit San Sebastian, one of the most elegant cities of Spain, the old summer capital of Spanish aristocracy and center of the new Basque cuisine. From there go to nearby Bilbao, center of traditional Basque cookery, to visit the impressive Guggenheim museum, designed by Frank Ghery, which has caused a world impact.

Your Itinerary:

Day 1: San Sebastian. Overview of the day:
- Arrival in San Sebastian. Called Donostia in Basque language, is the capital of Gipuzkoa province, and it extends like a string of pearls around the Bay of Biscay.
- Check-in at "Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra", an elegant 19th Century four star hotel in front of La Concha beach. Enjoy see views from your hotel room.
- Free time to walk along the beach and the Old Quarter (Casco Viejo).
- Dinner at leisure: try one of the many traditional restaurants whose cooking revolves around exquisite fish and seafood –especially hake, salt-cod, spider crab and baby eels.
- Overnight in San Sebastian.

Day 2: San Sebastian. Overview of the day:
- Breakfast.
- Morning Cooking Lesson at a "Sociedad Gastronomica" (Gastronomic Society) located in the old centre of this elegant city. Some of these Societies are still men-only cooking clubs (although not this one, fortunately!) where Basques share their good humor, songs and kitchen wisdom, as they have done for centuries. In the company of one of the members of the Society, learn about the famous cuisine of the Basque Country, considered one of the most renowned gastronomic regions in Europe. Alternatively, the lesson can be held at a well-known private professional cooking school, depending on the size of the group.
- Lunch will follow based on the prepared recipes accompanied by wine.
- Evening free for visiting San Sebastian, a sophisticated city of great beauty with a cultural, social and gastronomic importance far in excess of its size. The undeniable glamor of the city has it charmed by the local color of its small fishing port.
- Dinner free: San Sebastian is the European city with the highest per capita rate of Michelin starred restaurants. A good opportunity for visiting some of the most famous restaurants in Spain!
- Overnight in San Sebastian. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 3: San Sebastian - Bilbao - San Sebastian. Overview of the day:
- Breakfast.
- Transfer to Bilbao in a private car with chauffer. Bilbao is the economic centre of the Basque country and home of the spectacular Guggenheim Bilbao Museum.
- Do some exploration on your own along the narrow streets of Bilbao Old Town or Casco Viejo which give off an age-old atmosphere or visit the biggest food market in Europe.
- Visit the stunning Guggenheim Museum, “the building of the century”.
- Lunch free: you might consider having lunch at the Museum restaurant, directed by one of the most brilliant young chefs in Spain who has trained with 3 Michelin starred chef Martin Berasategui.
- Back to San Sebastian, evening free.
- For dinner, guided Tapas Tour to try some of the sophisticated pintxos (Tapas in Basque) for which San Sebastian is famous. Tapas are not just a casual way of eating but also and above all, a question of having a good time, the opportunity of meeting other people and, at the same time, to indulge yourself with good food and wine.
- Overnight in San Sebastian. Includes: (B), (L).

Day 4: San Sebastian. Overview of the day:
- Breakfast.
- Make your own departure arrangements to take your flight back home or continue your trip in Spain. Includes: (B), (L).

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Notes: Prices above are per person based on group sizes up to 6 people. This tour is available for as little as 2 people, inquire for exact prices. When you book your vacation, an agreement is made between you and our company and others who provide services. Upon request we can provide you with our general terms and conditions governing the provision of these holidays. - A non-refundable upfront initial deposit of € 200 Euros is due within 7 days of the initial booking request. Final payment is due 45 days before the tour departure. Within 45 day full payment is due upon booking request. All prices, itinerary etc… listed are subject to change without notice.

No unused portion of the vacation can be refunded. Cancellation penalties apply and Change fees after booking is confirmed, refer to our general terms. Please inquire for pre or post tour add-ons/hotel stays.

About This Supplier
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Location: Spain
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2001

We are a specialty tour operator based in Galicia, Northwestern Spain, where our founder Sean O'Rourke is dedicated to personally escorting many of our food and wine tour departures to this intriguing corner of Spain. Our services include many types of unique tours and customized travel to Spain and Portugal....

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