Basque Region - Gourmet trips

New to Tasting Places last year we are very happy to continue with offering four-night culinary experiences to the north of Spain highlighting the best of Bilbao and San Sebastian, or enjoy a longer six-night itinerary including the wine region of Rioja.   

Just a short flight from the UK, Bilbao is perfect for a long weekend break, offering culture, cuisine and shopping.   

Our specially designed itinerary incorporates the best of the region, with some fabulous meals in renowned restaurants; winery tours and tastings; a market tour; visit to the Guggenheim; experiencing the pintxos scene; and hands-on cooking, as well as wonderful accommodation throughout.

 

Details

This tour is organised on a tailor-made basis with a required minimum of four persons.

Price: From approximately Eur 2,500 per person (plus travel costs)


Sample dishes

BACALAO AL PILPIL
A traditional Basque Salt cod dish

PINTXOS
A vast array ofdelious bite size appitisers

MARMITAKO
Basque Tuna with peppers and tomotoes

CHIPIRONES RELLENOS EN SU TINTA
Squid in it own sauce


Sample schedule (six-day)

DAY 1
Arrival in Bilbao
Welcome drinks, walking tour and transfer to restaurant for dinner

DAY 2
Tour of the market and Cooking class with renowned chef
Visit to the Guggenheim Museum and dinner at a historic restaurant

DAY 3
Check out and transfer to Rioja region
Winery tours and visits
Gourmet dinner

DAY 4
Further winery tour and tastings
Lunch of traditional dishes of the region
Pintxos master class

DAY 5
Transfer to San Sebastian
Lunch at a one-star Michelin restaurant and the culinary highlight of the trip
Evening Pintxos experience

DAY 6
Market visit and Basque cooking
Afternoon at leisure - chance to enjoy the beach / go shopping
Dinner at a traditional cider house

DAY 7
Breakfast and depart for Bilbao airport