Top Local Experiences


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

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

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 us on a different kind of walking tour from beer tastings to candy shops, bakeries to fish mongers discover more than just pintxos

Kayak Rentals in Bilbao

Get to know Bilbao from the Nervión river on a kayak. Choose your own pace as you pass emblematic buildings from the Guggenheim Museum, Torre Iberdrola, Izosaki Towers, Casco Viejo, Calatrava Bridge, Puente de Deusto and much more

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

Life of a Cheese Farmer

A true farm-to-table experience visit a local dairy farm in the lush green hillsides of San Sebastian to meet local dairy farmers who are bringing back traditional Basque cheese making. Learn about the symbiotic relationship between the locals, their loyal sheepdogs and the latxa sheep who have been bred in this region for more than a millennia.

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

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!

Pintxo cooking class in San Sebastián

The opportunity to don an apron should not be missed during a visit to San Sebastian. Talking about San Sebastian means talking about Basque cooking, pintxos and txokos, traditional kitchens where groups of friends gather to cook and share good food

A family with a history in wine

In the late 19th century family patriarch Pedro began to make wine from a small vineyard he had in La Rioja. Over 100 years ago conditions for grape growers were difficult, with less technology and innovations available, making and selling wine was hard backbreaking work. This is the foundation of hard work and dedication that his son Santiago inherited.

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

St. Ignatius of Loyola Tour

If you want to learn more about the work, life and miracles of Don Iñigo de Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, this guided tour will take you to one of the leading pilgrimage destinations in the Basque Country

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

San Sebastián Guided Tour & Pintxos

If you want to find out more about San Sebastian, we have the perfect guided tour for your holiday, regardless of whether you travel solo, as part of a group or with the family

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Boutique Wine Shop Tasting

Enjoy a selection of locally made wines from the Basque Country in the heart of Bilbao's historic old town

The Caserío and Basque Rural Life

Have you ever wondered how Basque people in the country go about their daily life? What’s behind the stone walls guarding their traditional farms, known as caseríos?

Navarra & La Rioja Cultural Tour

Enjoy the quaint Valley of Baztan, UNESCO world heritage sites, medieval villages of Navarra and the fine wines of La Rioja in this off-the-beaten-track itinerary that will take you through some of the best kept secrets of the Basque Country and neighboring regions

Discover the World’s First Underwater Wine Cellar and Reef

Experience something entirely unique to this coast of Spain, the world’s first underwater wine cellar and artificial reef. Located in one of the most beautiful spots along the Basque coastline where fresh water and saltwater meet, the Bay of Biscay shelters one of the most unique wine cellars in the world.

The Txikito Glass, a Turn of the Century Tradition

The “Txikito” is a traditional short glass of red wine that was popular in the Basque Country at the beginning of the century. Pronounced, “chi-kee-toe” it is a nostalgic part of local culture and bar lore

Battle of Vitoria Bike Tour

Go back 200 years to the Battle of Vitoria, an epic battle where British, Spanish and Portuguese troops battled against the French during the Peninsula Wars. The Battle of Vitoria marked a significant turn in the war against Napoleon’s army

Southern France & Northern Spain Wine Tour

Experience some of the finest wines and cuisine of Southern France and the Basque Country. This completely customizable itinerary caters to those who are looking for that something different

The Historic Miruaitz Fronton

Learn about the history of fronton in the Basque Country, watch an exhibition game and try it yourself in the legendary court used by the French national team to train for the World Championships

Hemingway Walking Tour with Local Writer Edorta Jiménez

Take a walking tour of Mundaka along the banks of the Urdaibai estuary and learn about its literary past, Edorta Jiménez is an expert in the history, works and relationship of Hemingway with the Basque Country

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

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

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

Vitoria's Green Belt – Guided Bike Tour

Visit the natural surroundings in and around the city of Vitoria. This half-day guided bike tour will take you around Vitoria’s Green Belt, from the city center to Salburua Natural Park across meadows, through forests and much more. Book your trip today

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

Meet a local etching artist in Bilbao

Meet local artist Maite and visit her gallery workshop to learn about the traditional method of etching or creating metal prints. There are only five workshops in Spain that are specialized in etchings making this a unique and personal experience for art lovers

Visit French Basque Coastline

Spend an unforgettable day visiting the Côte Basque, the French side of the Basque coastline filled with superb beaches and charming villages. This custom tour experience includes your own chauffeur guide and private transport to enjoy the day at your own pace

San Sebastián Wine Tasting

San Sebastián is well-known for being the world’s gastronomy capital. And no doubt everyone is aware that each dish worth its salt must be paired with a first-class wine

Salburúa National Park Guided Bike Tour

The Salburúa National Park encompasses one of the most important wetland areas in the Basque Country. This two-hour guided bike tour will take you outside of the city to enjoy Vitoria’s beautiful natural surroundings

Kayak Adventure: Butron Castle and Plentzia

Private guided kayak tour from the coastal city of Plentzia to the fairy tale castle of Butron. Enjoy the magical scenery, flora and fauna on this one-of-a-kind kayak tour along the river

Golf & Gastronomy in the Basque Country

We’ve planned a wonderful holiday for you and your golf buddies. Play at premier courses, dine at Michelin star restaurants, visit the Rioja Alavesa and Txakoli wine growing regions and savor the latest in haute cuisine while staying in luxury accommodations

Learn to slice Iberico Ham

In this mouth-watering experience, ham lovers will learn all the secrets of jamón, from the green pastures in southern Spain where pigs are reared to the table where ham is served

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

Sailing Adventure on the Bay of Biscay

Fancy exploring the Basque coast on a sailboat? Enjoy this breathtaking corner of Europe while stopping in small fishing villages, sampling local dishes or having a freshly prepared traditional meal onboard

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....

Surf the Basque Country

Hang Ten on the gorgeous French Basque coastline with a local guide and driver who can show you the best spots in search of that perfect wave

The Iron Route

The history of the Basque Country has been forged in iron. This tour is a fascinating journey into the secrets of this metal, its origins and the way it it transformed and shaped

Stand Up Paddle in Bilbao

Discover Bilbao’s emblematic buildings and riverfront on a stand up paddle board. Stand up paddle or SUP let's you "take a stroll" on just about any body of water, because why walk when you can paddle?

Santiagomendi Guided Hike

Take a guided hike through the hillsides of Gipuzkoa and learn about the history of the region and its ties to cider production

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

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

Urban Bike Rental in Bilbao

Explore Bilbao on a bike. Hourly and daily bike rentals are available

Bilbao City Run

Luv to run? Take a guided running tour of Bilbao and get to know the city by foot. Highlights include the historic Casco Viejo, Guggenheim Museum and much more. All levels welcome

Vitoria Medieval City Tour

Take a step back in time and visit the medieval town of Vitoria, the guided visit includes a tour of Santa Maria Cathedral where you will have the unique opportunity to visit on-going restoration work and learn how a gothic cathedral is built.

Underground Caves & Hidden Valley Walking Tour

Discover the west end of Bizkaia on the border of Cantabria, the region known as Encartaciones to visit the areas natural parks, forests, caves and rivers. Including one of the largest underground caves in Europe. The visit includes a stop in the historic mining town of Balmaseda and a hearty Basque alubiada, traditional coal miner lunch.

Book Your Own Personalized Running Tour

Luv to run? If you are interested in a private running tour we can arrange a guide to plan a customized route for you or your group. Options include Bilbao city tours or trail routes through the mountain ranges surrounding Bilbao including Artxanda, Monte Avril and a portion of the Camino de Santiago that goes from the Basilica of Begoña to Mount Kobetas. Routes can be customized to your fitness and training level

The Nervión by Night Evening Kayak Tour

Get to see a side of Bilbao that few people ever witness. This evening kayak tour will take you down the river at night to take in the sights, sounds and lights of the city from a privileged vantage point

Mountain Ranges, Folklore and Shepard Life Walking Tour

Away from the crowds enjoy peace and tranquility on a walk through some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Basque Country. Accompanied by expert guides take an unparalleled trek into the Urkiola National Park, this is the heart of Bizkaia where traditional caserios, shepards and mountain living are an integral part of life

Jazz & Wine in the Heart of Bilbao

Book an exclusive Jazz & Wine jam session at the private studio of a leading jazz pianist and composer from Manhattan. Enjoy premium local wines and authentic jazz combined with Basque folklore and flamenco.

Vitoria Private Tour Guide

Meet Aitor, your own personal ambassador to the Basque Country. From personalized itineraries, gastronomy and culture he can take you around the best sights in the Basque Country.

Rent a Bike in Vitoria Gasteiz

Known as the "Green Capital" Vitoria is an extremely bike friendly city. Rent a bike for the day and explore the city's more than 150 km of bike routes. We’ll provide everything you need to explore the city on two wheels

Hangout with Indie Video Game Developers in Bilbao

Bilbao has a fast growing community of independent video game developers, from casual games to serious games – the modern city has an up and coming independent video game community. RELEVO Video games can take you inside the world of local game developers and invite you over to their studio pad for a retro video game challenge

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

Learn How to Play Cesta Punta

Test your skills at the fast-paced game of Cesta Punta, also known as Jai Alai. Learn from professional players and enjoy a game with friends or family, followed by a delicious paella lunch.

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.

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.

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

Gastronomy - Salt of the Earth Tour

The first traces of settlement in the Salt Valley of Añana trace back to 5,000 years ago. Join us on a half-day tour to this historic spot that is the source of one of the ancient world’s most highly valued commodities. To compliment the tour you will also visit Valdegobia home of Spain’s best potatoes

Kayak Tour to Puente Colgante

Starting in Bilbao, this guided kayak tour travels down the river Nervion towards the ocean. You will pass the remnants of Bilbao’s industrial past and arrive at the Puente Colgante, an UNESCO world heritage site.

Basque Mythology: Basajaun Storytelling Experience

From spirits dwelling in the mountains to mythological creatures, enter the storytellers world and learn about a time before modern humans existed. Take a walk through the forest and listen to fascinating tales from Basque mythology.

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.

Ocean Adventure: Set Sail Along the Basque Coastline

Take your friends and family on a private sailboat charter along the coast. Enjoy scenic views and fresh ocean air

The Great Outdoors Vitoria Bike & Kayak Tour

Looking for a variety of activities for a fun-filled day? The great outdoors bike and kayak tour of Vitoria will take you on a guided bike ride through the lush natural surroundings of the Basque Navarra Via Verde Route and Ulibarri-Gamboa Natural Park for a kayak tour of the largest reservoir in the Basque Country

Urdaibai Estuary Boat Tour

Enjoy sightseeing along the waters of the Urdaibai Estuary and Natural Biosphere Reserve to witness one of the most spectacular coastal areas in Bizkaia

Mutriku Historical Walking Tour

Step back in time and learn about the history of this charming seaside village on the coast of Gipuzkoa. The walking tour will give you an inside look into the fascinating history of the town, its close ties with the sea and famous residents

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

Ondarroa Walking Tour

Take a stroll through the coastal town of Ondarroa with a local guide to learn about the towns long history and links to the sea

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

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

Basque Country Cliffs & Waterfall Walking Tour

Visit some of the most spectacular views in Spain. Over 300 meters high and surrounded by forest, this is the birthplace of the Nervión river in the picturesque Cordillera Cantábrica mountain range.

Surf the Basque Country – Global VIP Surfari

The Basque Country is a premier surfing destination, complete with great waves, miles of rugged coastline, green landscapes, clean beaches, modern architecture and wonderful locals, who are passionate about the land and sea

Your Own Private French Chauffer

Traveling through Southern France and the Basque Country, fancy your own car and driver? Look no further we’ve got you covered. Enjoy your vacation and leave the driving to a professional

The Route of the Three Temples

For people in touch with their spiritual side as well as history and architecture lovers, we have just the perfect day trip to enjoy during their holidays. Visit the Basque Country and join the Route of the Three Temples

Harnessing the power of the sea world’s first operational breakwater wave energy plant

In the town of Mutriku is Europe’s first breakwater wave energy plant that harnesses the ferocious force of the oceans tidal and wave power to deliver clean, renewable energy. The plant opened in 2011 and can generate an output of about 300kW

Family Kickbike Tour Bilbao

Take the kids out for some fresh air and fun, this family friendly tour will take you to some of the best spots in the city to enjoy with the entire family

San Sebastian Foodie Weekend

Learn How to Make Pintxos with a Local Chef in in San Sebastian. This popular weekend can be complimented with a visit to another Spanish city. Barcelona and Madrid are popular destinations. Inquire about additional nights in Bilbao, San Sebastian, Barcelona or Madrid

Spiritual journey in the Basque Country and France

Visit three special religious sanctuaries located near the borders of Spain and France. The birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the modern sanctuary of Aranzazu and Our Lady of Lourdes.

Walk the Camino de Santiago

Nine day itinerary and walking tour along an ancient pilgramage route through Northern Spain.

Discover San Sebastián and La Rioja

Learn How to Cook Basque Food in San Sebastian and savor the Spanish wines of La Rioja. Visit the Guggenheim museum and enjoy traditional local cuisine. This popular route can be complimented with a visit to another Spanish city

Pintxo Kickbike Tour Bilbao

If food is your thing, this tour is for you, a kickbike tour is a fun way to explore the city on wheels, while stopping at some of the most popular bars and restaurants for a taste of local gastronomy!

5 Day Basque Country Getaway

The Basque Country is world famous for its gastronomy and unique culture, this five day getaway takes you through the region to highlight some of the best in local gastronomy and sights