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BASQUE COUNTRY & LA RIOJA FOOD TRIP

Ancestral legacy

Turismo gastronómico Euskadi

Highlights

  • We will discover the best wineries in La Rioja
  • Having tapas on Laurel Street
  • Idiazabal cheese and shepherd’s food
  • Gastronomic tour in San Sebastian
  • Siurana pueblo de cuento y leyendas
  • Dinner at a typical cider house
  • Etxebarri 3rd best restaurant in the world
  • Sea bream and our own anchovies in Getaria
  • Txakoli winery, the refinement of tradition”

Description

Our food tour through La Rioja and Euskadi will be one of those great trips you will remember for a lifetime. We will start our route in Rioja Alavesa, where we will discover some of the best wineries in the region. A stroll through the Barrio de la Estación in Haro will be enough to realize the importance and quality of wine in this region. We can’t miss Calle Laurel, one of the streets with the most bars in our country, where we will enjoy excellent tapas, an exceptional atmosphere, and uncork great wines.

Heading north, before reaching Donostia, we will make a stop to discover all the secrets of Idiazabal, the most internationally renowned sheep cheese in the Basque Country. With the cry of “TXOT!”, we will go to taste the different cider kupelas of the cider house we visit. We will take a gastronomic tour of the old town of San Sebastián, where we will enjoy what, in our opinion, are the best pintxos in Donostia. We will get to know the best gastronomy of the interior, visiting the Ordizia market, which traditionally has set the prices for farmhouse products throughout Euskadi. We will visit one of the best grills in Tolosa. We would also like, in addition to making our own anchovies, to learn the secrets of whole grilled fish, sublime pieces cooked with care and precision on the streets of the town. Of course, in our route through Guipúzcoa, a visit to a Txakoli winery cannot be missed, where we will learn all about this peculiar wine.

In the last days of our trip, we will head towards Vizcaya. From Bilbao, we will depart to Asador Etxebarri, one of the temples of world gastronomy, undoubtedly an unforgettable experience. We will visit Bermeo and learn the reason for its preserving tradition. We will bid farewell to this magnificent journey with another gastronomic tour, this time in Bilbao, where we will feel at home thanks to the hospitality of its people.

The hotels:

Palacio Tondon 4*

A 16th-century palace located in Brinas, La Rioja. Surrounded by vineyards, this hotel offers a unique experience with its exclusive winery and a magnificent terrace overlooking the river and picturesque vineyards, providing an unforgettable stay.

Hotel de Londres e Inglaterra 4*

A corner of elegance facing the iconic La Concha Beach in San Sebastián, Hotel Londres invites us to immerse ourselves in the history of the Belle Époque. Delight in stunning panoramic views of the sea and the charming city promenade from its cozy and comfortable rooms.

Palacio Arriluce 5*

The Hotel Palacio de Arriluce in Bilbao epitomizes elegance and exclusivity in a unique concept, inspired by the first family mansion of Neguri from the 20th century. This luxury retreat reopens the doors to the past with a contemporary touch, blending art and colors harmoniously with a rich history spanning over 100 years, all framed by the rugged coast of the Cantabrian Sea.

Itinerary

  • La Rioja, land of wine
  • Pinchos on Calle Laurel
  • Grand wine tastings

 

Logroño

  • Haro and the Station District
  • Viña Tondonia
  • Wines of Páganos, Sierra Cantabria
  • Beekeeping
  • Truffle farming
  • Grilling at Gorbeia

 

Rioja landscape

  • Beekeeping in Alava
  • Shepherding and Idiazábal cheese
  • TXOTX! Cider House

 

men serving two glases of cider

  • Ordizia Market, the Ibex of Basque products
  • Piparras de Ibarra
  • Tolosa, inland gastronomy
  • Asador Nicolas
  • Tapas in Donostia

 

Asador Casa nicolas

  • Zarautz, Guetaria, and Orio
  • DO Guetariako Txakoli
  • Fish grill: technique and tradition
  • Our own anchovies

 

3 barcos en puerto Guetaria

  • Etxebarri * Michelin
  • San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • Canning factories and fish market in Bermeo

 

Asador Etxebarri

  • Meal at a farmhouse
  • Guernica peppers
  • Tapas in the 7 streets

 

calle bilbao

  • Farewell breakfast
  • Airport transfer

FAQs

  • Pending Confirmation: 

The minimum number of spots required for the trip has not been reached yet.

  • Confirmed:

The minimum number of spots has been reached, and the trip will take place.

  • Lasts Spots available:

The expedition is confirmed, and only 2 spots are left to be fully booked.

Our gastronomic expeditions never include transportation to/from the Welcome Point. This is because some travelers prefer to arrive a few days earlier or depart a bit later after the journey, thanks to the total freedom of choice we provide.

It is very important that you do not purchase your flights or organize the rest of the trip until we confirm the journey. Until a minimum number of participants is reached, we cannot guarantee the realization of the trip.

Of course! Yes, we are a travel agency and will be delighted to help you obtain your tickets or organize private transportation from your specified location to the Welcome Point.

The trip includes all transfers and internal transportation, including the transfer to/from the nearest airport (Airport transfers included except for trips less than 3 days), necessary transportation during activities, accommodation in a single-use room with bed and breakfast, all meals and beverages enjoyed as per the itinerary, and all specified activities.

We are a gastronomic society, so throughout the entire trip, we will eat and drink very well. All our activities and the restaurants we will visit are focused on the enjoyment of all participants. We spare no expense in both the quantity and quality of products.

Of course! It doesn’t matter whether you come with your partner, family, or friends.

Our expeditions are for gastronomy enthusiasts, regardless of any other factors such as age.

Get in touch with us at [email protected] and let us know which destination you want to book. To make a reservation, you will need to make a deposit of 30% of the trip cost. Three weeks before departure, you will need to pay the remainder; otherwise, we cannot guarantee your spot.

You can make the payment for the trip through a bank transfer.

You can cancel at no cost up to 15 days before the start of the trip. In case of cancellation with less than 15 days’ notice, a 50% charge of the trip cost will be applied for administrative expenses.

Opinions

Telmo

A 100% amazing tapas tour in Barcelona. We booked the Tapas Tour experience with this company, and it couldn't have gone better. They took us to places away from the crowded tourist areas, and all the bars we visited were very special and authentic. The quality of the tapas surprised us. What we liked the most was the guide; we ended up becoming friends and exchanging phone numbers. Highly recommended. 100%

Jose Manuel

It has been a fantastic journey!!! The passion expressed by the collaborators you have chosen has been fantastic, and that generates a general sense of pleasure throughout the trip!!! THANK YOU!!!!

Dale

We booked a private tapas tour and enjoyed every moment of it. Diego took excellent care of us, and we had the opportunity to sample exquisite tapas and wine. It was so fantastic that we also scheduled a winery visit with them. They took us to a magnificent bodega where we had a memorable tour with a guided tasting paired with a delicious lunch just for us.

Departure May 11th

8 Days / 7 Nights

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