Basque Food & Wine

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Fernando, a Universal Cuisine

Twenty years have gone by since this Bilbao-born chef started his singular career around the world. From an early age and always under the watchful eye of his mother, Fernando managed to craft his first dishes among pots and pans. He had no doubt that he wanted to become a chef....
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Authentic Basque Txoko Dinner

Txoko in Basque language means nook or cozy corner. They are private kitchens with dining areas typically owned and managed by a group of members. Some of the oldest txokos date back to the 1800’s
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Seafood Lover’s: Authentic Fish Auction and Port Tour

Ever wonder how that anchovy got to your pizza? The canning industry of Northern Spain produces some of the finest seafood including anchovies, canned sardines & bonito del norte. Visit the historic town of Ondarroa and learn how the local canning industry works, from witnessing a fish auction to learning how fish is processed
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San Sebastián Cooking Class

A chance to improve your cooking skills in this activity aimed at home chefs. You will learn how to make Basque-style pintxos and one main course dish at one of San Sebastian’s leading gastronomic societies under the guidance of our Basque chef
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Txakoli Vineyard Tour & Lunch

Learn about local viticulture and visit a family owned txakoli bodega for an inside look into the production of the Basque Country’s prized white wine. In typical Basque style your visit will be followed by a hearty lunch prepared by your hosts
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San Sebastian Pintxo Tour & Cooking Class

Enjoy a walking tour of the historic Casco Viejo and a visit to some of the best pintxos bars in town. Then learn how to make your own pintxos!
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Valley of Ayala - Caserio Tour & Tasting

Welcome to the land of Wine, Honey and Cheese. This half-day tour of the beautiful Valley of Ayala offers the chance to visit local farmhouses called caserios and family owned wineries. Give in to your senses as you venture into this tranquil corner of the Basque Country. Great for families
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Basque Culinary Experience: Pintxo Cooking Class in Bilbao

Learn how to make your own Basque Pintxos with an award winning local chef in a private culinary classroom in Bilbao. During the class you will learn professional tips on how to make exquisite gastronomy in miniature
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Under the Iberian Sun: Gourmet Picnic in the Vineyards

Enjoy a lovely and relaxing gourmet picnic in a quaint vineyard, feast on sumptuous and freshly prepared dishes and wonderful local wines while surrounded by spectacular scenery
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Gourmet Basque Country Gift Baskets

Take home a premium selection of fine food from the Basque Country, all products are from locally sourced farms or producers. These hand-selected and custom wrapped gourmet gift baskets are the perfect souvenir for any occasion
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Local Market & Basque Txoko Lunch

The Mercado de la Ribera is the largest covered market in Western Europe. Take a tour of the market and head to an authentic Basque txoko afterwards and learn how to prepare local dishes
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The History of Cider in the Basque Country

Learn about the history of Cider in the Basque Country, called "Sidra" by the locals, from the farm to the table, enjoy a guided visit of a traditional farmhouse, followed by a meal in an authentic sidreria
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The Ultimate Basque Gastronomy Experience

Join us as we explore the best food in the Basque Country. We will take you on the ultimate culinary tour of the finest establishments where you will enjoy top quality ingredients and the local dishes of our land, prepared and presented by local culinary experts
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Best of the Basque Country Gourmet Tasting in the Casco Viejo

Interested in sampling authentic Basque products? Visit Begoña, a pioneer for slow shopping in Bilbao, she runs a small family business that lovingly prepares gourmet gift baskets featuring the highest quality local products sourced from farm to table
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Cook Like a Local: Basque Culinary Contest

Be a part of the festive atmosphere, tradition, culture and cuisine in one of the many local cooking contests. This hands-on Cook Like a Local experience puts you shoulder-to-shoulder with some of the regions most passionate amateur cooks. Are you up for the throw down?
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Boutique Wine Shop Tasting

Enjoy a selection of locally made wines from the Basque Country in the heart of Bilbao's historic old town
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Craft Beer Tasting in the Casco Viejo

Enjoy a selection of locally produced hard to find craft beers from the Basque Country. Learn about the artisanal processes, local ingredients and microbreweries that are steadily growing in popularity
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Bilbao Food Tour

A fun casual food tour that will take you around the city to visit some of our favorite spots in town. Join one of the co-founders of Travel Basque Country on a different kind of walking tour from beer tastings to candy shops, bakeries to fish mongers discover more than just pintxos
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Made-to-Order Traditional Basque Cazuela

Slow-cooked, deliberate, patient, traditional and delicious. These are some of the words that describe traditional Basque cuisine. Pre-order a traditional stew for pick up or let us find a txoko for you to dine in when visiting Bilbao
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Cider House Rules: Basque Sidreria Culture

Apples have been cultivated in the Basque Country for hundreds of years. Apple farming is an art passed down from generation to generation from selecting seeds, planting, growing and care family owned orchards ensured the supply of local cider. Step into the valley of Astigarraga and learn how sidra or cider is made from the orchard to your glass
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San Sebastian Gastro Tour & Cruise

Get the best of both worlds on this gastro tour. Less than twenty minutes from San Sebastian explore a traditional apple orchard, dine in a traditional Basque ciderhouse and enjoy a coastal cruise
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Bilbao Aste Nagusia Culinary Contests

Take part in the largest cooking contest in the Basque Country. Learn how to make local dishes, get tips from the pros and enjoy one-of-a-kind ambience. Recommended for groups
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Best of the Basque Country Hike & Lunch

Spend a day exploring the local forests and majestic natural parks of the Basque Country followed by an epic meal in a traditional restaurant or caserio where you will enjoy local specialties
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One Fine Day: Getaria & Balenciaga

Getaria is a quaint coastal town located in the province of Gipuzkoa famous for its seafood, white wine and as the birthplace of world reknown fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. Spend a gorgeous day on the coast enjoying the best Getaria has to offer. This guided trip includes rich history, a museum tour, a wine tasting session and a delicious meal by the coast with a knowledgable guide
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Mutriku Whaling History Walking Tour & Txoko Lunch

Take a fascinating journey into the history of Mutriku from the middle ages to present day. Learn about local folklore, the whaling industry and enjoy lunch in an authentic Basque txoko
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Learn How to Make a Traditional Basque Meal in an Authentic Txoko

Visit the famous La Bretxa market in the heart of San Sebastian, a chef will give you a tour of the stalls and select the freshest ingredients, you will then head to an authentic Basque txoko and learn how to cook classic Basque dishes
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A Taste of the Basque Country

In a region famous for its food and gastronomy, learn about the history, traditions and flavors of Basque cuisine. Let us arrange a private tasting of some of the regions best products for you and your family in San Sebastian.
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Learn How to Cook a Traditional Basque Meal in Vitoria

Like to cook? Join a professional chef and learn how to create traditional Basque dishes in an authentic txoko. Good for groups visiting Vitoria.
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Txakoli Wine and the Basque Coastline

Visit the vineyards and the picturesque coastal city of Hondarribia, learn how txakoli is made and get a tour of a local bodega.
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Hunting for Wild Mushrooms: Ir de Setas

Local gourmands know there is nothing more delicious than the delicate earthy flavors of freshly picked wild mushrooms. Join a seasoned guide on a morning hike in search of this local delicacy and enjoy lunch in a traditional setting
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Gastro Passport: Sidra & Cheese

As a kid one of our favorite family snacks was freshly cut sweet apples and a creamy slice of cheese. This apples and cheese experience is the epitome of this wonderful combination, showcasing local farm to table products and a hearty traditional meal
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Txakoli Vineyard & Winemaker Tour

Learn about local viticulture and visit a family owned txakoli winery for an in depth tour about the production of the Basque Country’s prized white wine