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Bilbao: Pinchos and Wine Tasting Tour with Local Guide

1. Bilbao: Pinchos and Wine Tasting Tour with Local Guide

Our pintxo discovery experience begins at Ribera Market, the largest covered food market in Europe and where Michelin star bosses and ordinary citizens stock up on some of the best food the city has to offer. We want you to understand the importance of food in how we relate to each other and the special little tricks to doing it like a local. Then it's time to dive into the old town and its hidden secrets, so our first stop would be one of the classic bars where the "txikiteros", the local wine drinkers, sing songs as they drink. If we are lucky, we have the option to share with them a wine and a classic aperitif discussing the traditions and symbols of the Basque Country. Next, we will go to the emblematic Plaza Nueva, to taste 2 pintxos and learn about the local Basque wine: Txakoli in one of its local bars. Once we have visited the old town, we will cross the river to enter the Ensanche, the economic center of the city. We will visit a very historic bar and we will have the opportunity to taste Rioja wines, as well as pintxos that mix the most advanced cuisine with the most traditional flavors of local products. Your tour ends here, where you will not only be filled with delicious pintxos, but also gain a new insight into the local culture and traditions. And most importantly, you will feel like an authentic Bilbao.

San Sebastián Small Group Bike Tour

2. San Sebastián Small Group Bike Tour

The activity takes place in San Sebastián's romantic area and departs in late morning or afternoon from the Good Shepherd Cathedral. Depending on the time spent at every spot, which depends on the interests of the visitors, the total length of the activity may vary. From the Cathedral you will visit up to 15 spots in total, including 3 beaches, the Comb of the Wind and more.

Bilbao: Off-the-Beaten-Path Seaside Cycling Tour

3. Bilbao: Off-the-Beaten-Path Seaside Cycling Tour

Explore the Bilbao seaside by bike on this 2.5-hour fun and informative guided tour. Start your tour right at the feet of the iconic Vizcaya Bridge, where you’ll learn about its history, fun facts, and the present role of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a pleasant ride along the seaside, enjoy your first stop at Puerto Viejo. Beautiful and filled with history and anecdotes, you’ll have the freedom to roam and walk around its hidden corners and streets. Blend in among the locals and join them as we taste some world-famous pintxos (small snacks), and maybe a glass of wine, or a Caña for beer lovers.   You’ll then continue on to a few secret local spots before heading on to the route to the Cliffs where you’ll experience the Biscay coastline at its best. With its unmatched scenery, the majesty of the sea and fresh air will accompany you for one of the most beautiful bike routes in the Basque country.   After the tour, you can enjoy the beautiful Arrigunaga beach just meters away, grab a bite in one of its panoramic resto-bars, have a drink with your feet on the sand at the beach bar, or just read your book on the beach.

Bilbao: Guided Group Tour with Tapas and Drinks Included

4. Bilbao: Guided Group Tour with Tapas and Drinks Included

The gastronomy in the Basque Country is known for its quality all over the world, although we know that nowadays internet overwhelms us with information, and get to the appropriate place to taste the best recipes and products can be a matter of luck. That’s why we designed a tasting menu of “pintxos” and pairing with local wines, to guarantee that you enjoy of the best quality. Our local guides will take you into a culinary trip by the gastronomical traditions that make us stand out, a cuisine focused on the quality products and the know-how that gave the success to the Basque chefs, from the bars to the Michelin-starred restaurants. In Bilbao stands out the cuisine rooted to tradition and in San Sebastián a more creative cuisine, both of them a delight for the five senses. Besides tasting with us the best gastronomy and giving you personalized suggestions following your preferences, we have some surprises for you… Come with us and discover them! What are the “pintxos”? They are the most popular miniature cuisine in the Basque Country. This name comes from the verb “pinchar” (prick) in Spanish, but in the Basque Language we write it with “tx” instead of “ch”. That’s because originally we pricked with a toothpick the product or tiny dish upon a basis of bread. But nowadays the cuisine evolved and there are just some pintxos that looks this way. Nowadays we find a world of flavours in small size… from a simple quality product to a complex cooking. When we eat pintxos we take one or two of them and we do bar hopping to taste the best pintxos in every bar. That’s how we will do it in the tour!

Bilbao: Alternative and Urban Art Small Group Bike Tour

5. Bilbao: Alternative and Urban Art Small Group Bike Tour

See another face of Bilbao, seen from the point of innovative art practices, exploring for about three hours neighborhoods such as Bilbao La Vieja, Zorrozaure or Bótica Vieja. During this bike tour about 3,5 hours you will encounter first hand the urban art scattered across the city, public art works, cultural centers, festivals and other emerging innovative initiatives. You will get to know reinvented spaces, old butcher´s transformed in cultural centers or obsolete industrial buildings turned into something else. It is a tour which invites you to be surprised, to enjoy, to learn and to look for details. A passionate and entertaining tour, narrated by a local guide and expert of the contemporary cultural life in Bilbao. 

Bilbao: Small-Group Gaztelugatxe, Gernika, and Bermeo Tour

6. Bilbao: Small-Group Gaztelugatxe, Gernika, and Bermeo Tour

The estuary of the Urdaibai River has many attractions that can be enjoyed in a short trip from Bilbao. The hermitage of Gaztelugatxe, which was the set for Dragonstone in the Game of Thrones series, is a good starting point. Whilst there, enjoy the sea views in contrast to the towering nearby mountain. Take your time and climb up the 241 stairs which take you to the top of Gaztelugatxe, where you can ring the bell three times according to tradition. Following that, the coastal town of Bermeo allows you to see firsthand how old fishing traditions are still maintained in the present day. You then travel from Bermeo to reach Gernika, where rural and agricultural traditions are mixed with their varied histories. Gernika is an important reference town in Basque history, being home to the ancient tree where the medieval kings of Spain swore to respect local laws. It is also where the German bombing took place during the Spanish Civil War, destroying much of the city. At the conclusion of your experience, your driver returns you back to Bilbao.

Bilbao: Walking Tour with Sweet Food Tastings

7. Bilbao: Walking Tour with Sweet Food Tastings

Discover the delicious histories behind the Carolina, the Rice Cake, and the Butter Bun, traditional sweets that are unique to Bilbao. Taste samples of each one on this tour, and learn about the city, its history, its most emblematic landmarks, and also the best bakeries in town. Start at Azkuna Zentroa, one of the most emblematic buildings in the city center. The first sweet stop is at Don Manuel to taste a Carolina - a miniature pastry crust filled with custard and topped with a meringue cone. The tour then continues through the city center to stop at Plaza Moyúa. Here you will learn about the buildings that surround it, from a bunker during the Civil War to the Government's HQ. Continue to the second culinary stop, at Martina de Zuricalday, the oldest bakery in the city. Here you will have the chance to taste a Butter Bun, filled with buttercream. From there, keep walking through the city center, stopping at the main street to see the Council buildings. The last culinary stop of the tour will be a delicious Rice Cake at Arrese Bakery. From there, continue to Albia Gardens where the tour finishes.

From Santiago: 5-Day Private Tour of Northern Spain

8. From Santiago: 5-Day Private Tour of Northern Spain

Day 1: Santiago de Compostela Your local guide will pick you up at your hotel and take you on a 4-hour visit of Santiago de Compostela, including the cathedral. Enjoy free time for lunch before the driver will picks you up and leads you for a visit to the Costa da Morte on the Galician coast. Stay overnight at your hotel. Day 2: From Santiago to Oviedo Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santiago de Compostela and drive you towards Oviedo. On your way, discover the coastal regions of Galicia and Asturias, including the As Catedrais beach, Ribadeo, Mirador La Regalina observation deck, and the Lighthouse Cabo Vidio. Enjoy a lunch break in Cudillero. After lunch, drive to Oviedo where you will meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided visit to its old town. Sleep in Oviedo Day 3: From Oviedo to Santander Your driver will pick up you up at your hotel in Oviedo and drive you towards Santander. On the way, stop to visit the Holy Cave of Covadonga and basilica followed by a lunch break in Llanes. Take a scenic drive through San Vicente de la Barquera and stop in Comillas to enjoy a guided visit to the El Capricho de Gaudí. Sleep in Santander. Day 4: Santander and Santillana del Mar Your guide will pick you up at your hotel to show you the nice city of Santander and its bay on a 3-hour tour. Take a lunch break in Santander, after which you will go to one of the nicest villages in Spain, Santillana del Mar. Enjoy some time to walk around and visit the Neo-Cave of Altamira in the Altamira Museum. Day 5: Santander to Bilbao Your driver will pick you up at your hotel in Santander and drive you towards Bilbao. Meet with your local guide and enjoy a guided tour of the city and a 4-hour visit to the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. Take a lunch break in Bilbao and have free time to visit the so-called "Hanging Bridge" linking Portugalete and Las Arenas. The final drop-off will be at your hotel in Bilbao where the tour will end.

From Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

9. From Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey of Spain's Basque country with a hotel pickup in Pamplona, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to San Sebastián, one of the most charming cities in Europe well-known for its delicious tapas, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour through its small winding streets. Look up to admire the lovely balconies adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the main cathedral. Stop and taste traditional"pintxos", or bitesized local tapas, as you wind your way through the city's streets. Next, head to nearby local fishing villages of Getaria and Orio along the Basque coast to get a true feel of local fisherman culture before being driven back to Pamplona.

Bilbao: The High End Food Walking Tour

10. Bilbao: The High End Food Walking Tour

Bilbao has evolved into a true gastronomic and architectural hotspot. It's a city with hundreds of bars, each with their own set of traditions and specialties. On this Bilbao food tour, one of our guides will accompany you, taking you to the unique places in town, away from the tourist traps. During our Bilbao Food Tour, you'll learn which pintxos (Basque tapas) to order in each location, how the Basques serve their dishes, and, of course, the most traditional plates and drinks. Your Bilbao food tour will be led by an expert culinary guide, allowing you to sample the best Basque cuisine. You will sample high-end Basque cuisine, including the number one pintxo, the gilda, the best cod, and the super tasty Cantabric crab, among many others. Your guide will also help you understand the origins and ingredients of each dish you try. We will recommend various local drinks to pair with your food in each location, ranging from red wine and Basque cider to Txakoli white wine and craft beers. If you prefer, you can always substitute non-alcoholic beverages for the drinks recommended in each bar. Bilbao is a very walkable city, and our Bilbao food tour will allow you to explore the city's hidden corners on foot. Depending on the day, the itinerary may include visits to the Old Town, markets, or the expansion's newer areas. We will stop in bars and cafés along the way as you learn about the city's history, culture, and customs.

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Our guide Oscar was absolutely amazing! He took us to some traditional & more modern bars where we tried beautiful wine & pinchos. Oscars knowledge of Bilbao was incredible & he shared so much information with us about the history of beautiful Bilbao. Highly recommend this tour, only wish it was for longer.

Nice bike ride along the beautiful coastline, something different from the city center. Learned a lot about the Basque culture thanks to our fantastic guide Renato! In the afternoon we ate tasty tortillas. In short, highly recommended.

Super knowledgeable and fun host, great selection of bars, great English. Did not expect that much background about the history, city and dishes: great tour, thank you Rita, well done!

Our guide Renato was excellent. We thoroughly enjoyed this bike tour. I highly recommend it.

Simply top notch! Really good! A great introduction to the (culinary) life of Bilbao.