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Secret Gastronomic Society & Pintxo tour
Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by me, a local man passionate about sharing our culinary culture. You will discover a unique sensory and culinary experience when you enter the door of a Basque's Secret Gastronomic Society in Old Town (members only private club) and taste our local cheese that come from a 500 years old Basque cider house. If we find more members at the kitchen during our visit to my Gastronomic Club, you can interact with them while they are cooking some local dishes. We dive straight into the culinary heart of the city for a night of eating and drinking unlike any you’ve ever experienced. From fresh prawns to line-caught baby squid to perfectly charred steak, the pintxo hunt changes nightly but always features a range of traditional spots and chic, avant-garde bars. Come thirsty, too, as we’ll be pairing each pintxo with the perfect pour, from cider to local whites and reds. We’ll start by enjoying “txakoli”(local white wine) at the oldest wine cellar in Old Town where you will know the secret of Txakoli wine, before heading into hidden side-streets towards 4 of the city’s most loved pintxo bars + foodie temples. I will teach you how to ‘throw cider’ into your glasses, how to choose the best pintxos, all the while indulging in some of the best pintxos and Basque finest wines. There is not a better overview of the local food scene
Unique Local Chef Pintxo´s Class
-I´ll show you ingredients from traditional Basque gastronomy and we will locate them geographically in the territory of the seven Basque provinces, so you can tour the Basque Country through its gastronomic culture. -We will cook and taste 6 of the most famous Pintxos of San Sebastián´s bars, while I tell you their stories, secrets and tips so you can cook like a local chef. They will be 6 bite "Basque tapas" that will include local ingredients as fish, pork, cheese, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. Dessert will include the original recipe of "the best Cheesecake in the World", from "La Viña" bar. It is possible to adapt the 6 pintxos for vegetarians, but because most of the ingredients in our culture are of animal origin, it is not a course suitable for vegans. Sorry. -We will set up a little stand with different props for you to take beautiful photographs of the Pintxos you've prepared, so you can share your experience and new knowledge with family and friends. Cook like a local !! Other things to note The class I offer is dynamic. You, traveller, will cook your own Pintxos with my help. The most important thing is to arrive hungry for cooking, learning, enjoying and getting your hands dirty!!
⭐The High End Bilbao Food Tour
Hola, If you are a foodie and want to discover why Bilbao has become the gastronomical reference of Northern Spain you must join us. We have the highest quality food & drinks route you could possibly imagine. You will taste the best selection of pintxos (6-8 Basque tapas) all paired with a lovely variety of local drinks. I passed the WSET3 wine exams (Prof. sommelier qualification) with distinction so you are in good hands! I´m a food passionate, trained chef and my hobby is to keep discovering the gastronomical gems of my city. I will share all of this with you and I´ll explain to you the roots of each dish and drink you try, its ingredients and how you could recreate it at home. You will learn a lot of interesting stories about Basque Country and I will show you the "essential local rules" to order the best food when you are on your own. You will experience it like Basque people hopping from bar to bar pairing local food with drinks. Other things to note: Do this tour on your first day for recommendations about the area Please feel free to request dates and times not post
Bilbao pintxos, food & history tour with a local
We will go from 5 to 6 bars to ensure that you have tried everything Bilbao has to offer. We will walk around the city from bar to bar, discovering the basque cuisine, local pintxos and the most popular drinks as well. Even if you see 0 guest coming there might be people joining us from other platforms, don't be shy to ask about the tour or about different schedules. You will get to know the history of Basque language and the Basque people, differences between Spain and Basque Country and the past and present of Bilbao. I am very passionate about History and basque traditions, don't be afraid of making too many questions. I will adapt the route depending on if you are more eager to walk and see places or want to try more local foods. The bars and places we will see on this route are not the main touristy ones, I will bring you to special places for a different reason each. If you are a private group, a company or a team, this is definitely the experience for you, send me a message and I will arrange something that suits you. I had been a host for up to 30 people in the past for some team-building activities. Other things to note You will have eaten enough food at the end of the experience, so you don't need to think about dinner. Let me know if you have any food restrictions or want to focus on a specific kind of food or drink.
Creating memories: Basque Coast & Family Winery
VIEW THE BASQUE COAST - VISIT THE FAMILY WINERY - TASTE THE WINES PAIRED WITH ANCHOVIES The places visited make this experience a combination of: breathtaking views, authentic basque culture and tastes and textures new to the senses that will stay in your memory forever. The BREATHTAKING VIEWS will start in Mollarri, an island unknown even to some locals, which offers a panoramic view of Zarautz like no other spot. At the same time, it is the location for a curious story concerning an industrial dock in the early 20th century. Those views are still alive in the beautiful COAST ROAD that links Zarautz and Getaria, village in which Basque culture and tradition are the main attraction. Learn about the village's link to the whale, the exceptional gastronomy based in GRILLED FISH and the history of Juan Sebastian Elcano, the first man who circumnavigated the world. Go into town and take pleasure in a relaxing stroll through the enchanting MEDIEVAL STREETS of the center, and the picturesque color and charm of the fisherman’s houses with their beautiful wooden balconies. The town’s location, perched on the hills overlooking the sea, offers spectacular views that will stay in your memory forever. And last but not least... the cherry on the cake: THE FAMILY TXAKOLI WINERY: Learn all the wine making process, from grape aging to bottling, and spoil your senses by tasting the different types of Txakoli in the winery along with ‘bonito’ (a type of tuna common in the Atlantic Sea), and/or the delicious and popular Getaria’s Anchovies. Take a walk through the vineyard and talk directly to the wine makers, that are also the owners of the winery! With the fishing village of Getaria, the sea, the vineyard and the mountains in front of you, I can guarantee you that this experience will stay in your memory forever. Other things to note After the visit to the winery, the standard tour would have finished, and I would drive you to your hotel/apartment. Having said that, there are many clients of me who choose to have lunch in one of the typical grilled fish restaurants in Getaria... And that’s definitely an excellent option! My recommendations, yours to take: ElKano, Kaia, Iribar or Txoko Restaurant. Reservation in advance is recommended. If you would like me to drive you to San Sebastian after having lunch, please, contact me and ask for a price quotation.

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Logroño: Wine Tasting and Tapas Tour
This is a half- day tour, about 4 hours, and all is developed walking so you don´t need a car to enjoy this experience! The goal of this experience is learn all about Rioja Region and its wines and feeling as a real local, enjoying our meal, wines, streets and timetable. Also, I´ll teach you how to taste properly a wine, in order to extract all the information about it using our senses. During this private wine experience, I will explain you the whole process to elaborate Riojas´s red and white wines. We will go for a walk to the center of the city, the famous street of tapas and tapas called La Laurel and other beautiful surroundings. We will take the five most traditional tapas paired with diferents wines each one. This tapas are that the real logroñeses only know how to find! If you are a party of 8 or more, please ask me about the possibility of make a private winery visit included in the Tapas tour (without extra cost) Other things to note Please, check other dates of your preference. Also is possible in mornings. Transport is not included but is not necessary. The experience will be carried out walking Tips are not included Extra precautions to reduce Covid-19 spread: Smaller groups, all wearing masks. Masks & hand sanitizer free
Private Rioja Wine tour for two people
THIS IS A TOUR FOR A PARTY OF 2 I wish would give you the opportunity to visit the full range of wineries here in Rioja (3 wineries) by the hand of a wine professional. From the oldest and most familiar to a awesome Chateau passing through one of the emblems of Haro. One of the is a marvelous jewel plenty of cultural atmosphere. All of them will be visit inside and I will be the person who will explain you the history, the wine making process and all the wines that we´ll taste. Also, we will visit one of the most famous vineyards of Rioja Alta. We will have a traditional meal with Rioja local products paired with great wines in a traditional restaurant. At the end of the experience, you will have tasted a complete range of Rioja´s wines, from whites to red (young, crianza, reserva and gran reserve) some aged in American Oak, some in French Oak and others in both. (Tasting about 10-11 diferents wines) Other things to note Extra precautions Covid 19: Small groups, all wearing masks, hand sanitizer for free. All tickets and wine tastings are included Pic-nic lunch: local food and drinks are included Transport not included If you need transfer to do the experience, send me a message Tips are not included
Rioja Tour-Classic & Architecture Wineries
In Rioja the most classic wineries go hand in hand with the most architectural. Both are cut in the landscapes of Rioja. Some of the most prestigious wineries have been designed by renowned international architects including Gustav Eiffel, Frank Ghery, Zaha Hadid or Santiago Calatrava It will be a pleasure for me to show you a wide range of architectural styles: from classic wineries to avant-garde buildings Together we´ll enjoy not only the buildings beauty itself but the history and culture at Rioja region I promise you that enjoying the combination of Rioja landscape and the beauty of these wineries can only be understood in living the experience - We´ll visit a beautiful Classic winery in a guided tour to understand the origin of Rioja´s wines 4 wines tasting - We´ll go to Haro and we will know El Barrio de La Estación in first hand - We´ll enjoy 2 wines tasting in 2 famous Arquitectural and Classic wineries - After, we´ll have a lunch in a Tradicional Rioja Restaurant 4 courses and wine - At the aftenoon, we´ll visit 2 Architectural wineries more (no guided tour). There, we´ll enjoy the landscape and I´ll give you all the explanations to understand its incredible architec Other things to note Extra precautions to reduce Covid19 spread: All wearing masks. Hand sanitizer free Meeting point could be at Logroño, Laguardia or Haro Transport is not included but it´s easy to arrange. Ask me if you don´t have a car or if you prefer don´t driving Check different availabilities Tips not include
Disfruta del encierro de los San Fermines desde un balcon
A las 7h quedaremos frente al ayuntamiento,. Del ayuntamiento iremos al apartamento en Santodomingo. En el apartamento te ofrecere un desayuno donde podras degustar una variedad de productos navarros. Veremos a los corredores cantar desde el balcon al Santo San fermin y tras esto, podras ver el encierro. Tras terminar, os informare sobre la historia de los Sanfermines y sobre nuestra cultura
Secret Gastronomic Society & Pintxo tour
Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by me, a local man passionate about sharing our culinary culture. You will discover a unique sensory and culinary experience when you enter the door of a Basque's Secret Gastronomic Society in Old Town (members only private club) and taste our local cheese that come from a 500 years old Basque cider house. If we find more members at the kitchen during our visit to my Gastronomic Club, you can interact with them while they are cooking some local dishes. We dive straight into the culinary heart of the city for a night of eating and drinking unlike any you’ve ever experienced. From fresh prawns to line-caught baby squid to perfectly charred steak, the pintxo hunt changes nightly but always features a range of traditional spots and chic, avant-garde bars. Come thirsty, too, as we’ll be pairing each pintxo with the perfect pour, from cider to local whites and reds. We’ll start by enjoying “txakoli”(local white wine) at the oldest wine cellar in Old Town where you will know the secret of Txakoli wine, before heading into hidden side-streets towards 4 of the city’s most loved pintxo bars + foodie temples. I will teach you how to ‘throw cider’ into your glasses, how to choose the best pintxos, all the while indulging in some of the best pintxos and Basque finest wines. There is not a better overview of the local food scene
Unique Local Chef Pintxo´s Class
-I´ll show you ingredients from traditional Basque gastronomy and we will locate them geographically in the territory of the seven Basque provinces, so you can tour the Basque Country through its gastronomic culture. -We will cook and taste 6 of the most famous Pintxos of San Sebastián´s bars, while I tell you their stories, secrets and tips so you can cook like a local chef. They will be 6 bite "Basque tapas" that will include local ingredients as fish, pork, cheese, eggs, dairy products and vegetables. Dessert will include the original recipe of "the best Cheesecake in the World", from "La Viña" bar. It is possible to adapt the 6 pintxos for vegetarians, but because most of the ingredients in our culture are of animal origin, it is not a course suitable for vegans. Sorry. -We will set up a little stand with different props for you to take beautiful photographs of the Pintxos you've prepared, so you can share your experience and new knowledge with family and friends. Cook like a local !! Other things to note The class I offer is dynamic. You, traveller, will cook your own Pintxos with my help. The most important thing is to arrive hungry for cooking, learning, enjoying and getting your hands dirty!!
Pintxos Workshop
- An Interactive Culinary Experience- In this workshop I want you to travel with me from the traditional Basque dishes to the modernist techniques of molecular cuisine. We will learn how to make 4 traditional pintxos, upgrading them to get surprising outcomes. We will explore with the preparation of these 4 pintxos: - Modernist Gilda. - Slow cooked Cod with pil pil sauce. - Smoked steak tar-tar toast. - Gatzatua with honey and dried fruits. - A Perfect Atmosphere to Meet New Friends- You are welcome to taste the local wine and cheese as you and other participants attend the workshop. Enjoy the inviting atmosphere and meet new friends.
Disfruta de la mejor experiencia en barco de la ciudad
Vive una experiencia personalizada e única navegando por la costa vasco-fracesa, y también disfrutando de la bahía de la famosa playa de la Concha en Donostia-SanSebastián. Vive los fuegos artificiales de la Semana Grande de verano. Conoce los increíbles paisajes y pueblos al rededor de esta ciudad, como por ejemplo lugares tan pintorescos y conocidos Zumaia (donde se grabaron varias secuencias de la serie Juego de Tronos) Pasajes, Orio, Getaria... Así como también parte de la costa Francesa, pueblos como Hendaya y San Juan de luz. Disfruta de la historia sobre la gastronomía de la zona, y también sobre la historia de esta maravillosa ciudad. También puedes solicitar el servicio de pesca, podrán disfrutar de una enseñanza de esta actividad, con un profesional en la materia. Disfruta conociendo los diferentes pescados de la zona.
Hidden Rioja Gems-Private Wine Experience
This is a special tour to discover the lesser – known Rioja wineries. There are a wide range of small cellars, famous winemakers with small projects and familiar and artisan producers than are out of the usual wine routes. They are well known for professionals and wine prescriptors. In fact, they are hidden gems waiting to be found for authentic wine lovers. The goal of this tour is offering my guests the possibility to taste wines that is impossible to find at home, because they are really hand crafted wines and they are very limited editions. Thanks to my work as consultant winemaker and my great background in wine, I have the suitable connections in the region that make possible offer one-of-a-kind experiences as this one. Both wineries have complete diferent wine styles and I chose them to compare them and understand the trends in current Rioja wine Other things to note Extra precautions Covid19: Smaller groups, all wearing masks. Hand Sanitizer for free Tips not included All tickets and wine tastings are included Local food and drinks included Transfer not included. If you need transfer, send me a message Check availability of the day of your choice
Bike & Pintxos in Getxo, Scenic Bilbao's Seaside
After sharing a couple of laughs we will jump on our bikes and ride through my town where I will show you local life. The local bike route will get us all the way to our first stop: UNESCO Site Bizkaia Hanging Bridge where we will enjoy great views from the bridge and the iconic towns of Portugalete and Las Arenas. We will then continue through the beach side breathing fresh air and admiring the beauty of the area until our next stop: The "Puerto Viejo" old fishermen town, where we will enjoy a break in this pintoresque hidden gem, time for drinks and pintxos! Great views and amazing photo opportunities. Time to get lost, no rush. After we enjoy the amazing Basque Cuisine we will check out the local "Fronton", icon of Basque traditional sports. Following the "Bidegorri" we will then cycle through the Cliffs Route and discover the amazing Landscape of the Bay of Biscay and its Geological formations. Be prepared for breathtaking views and the most freshest air you can get! After our deep contemplation moment we will go inside the little roads of the green country side and make our way back to our Bike shop, where you will meet the rest of the team! Other things to note 20-25 minute Metro ride to/ from City Centre My times are flexible, so don't hesitate to contact me to arrange time and date. Looking forward!
⭐The High End Bilbao Food Tour
Hola, If you are a foodie and want to discover why Bilbao has become the gastronomical reference of Northern Spain you must join us. We have the highest quality food & drinks route you could possibly imagine. You will taste the best selection of pintxos (6-8 Basque tapas) all paired with a lovely variety of local drinks. I passed the WSET3 wine exams (Prof. sommelier qualification) with distinction so you are in good hands! I´m a food passionate, trained chef and my hobby is to keep discovering the gastronomical gems of my city. I will share all of this with you and I´ll explain to you the roots of each dish and drink you try, its ingredients and how you could recreate it at home. You will learn a lot of interesting stories about Basque Country and I will show you the "essential local rules" to order the best food when you are on your own. You will experience it like Basque people hopping from bar to bar pairing local food with drinks. Other things to note: Do this tour on your first day for recommendations about the area Please feel free to request dates and times not post
Bilbao pintxos, food & history tour with a local
We will go from 5 to 6 bars to ensure that you have tried everything Bilbao has to offer. We will walk around the city from bar to bar, discovering the basque cuisine, local pintxos and the most popular drinks as well. Even if you see 0 guest coming there might be people joining us from other platforms, don't be shy to ask about the tour or about different schedules. You will get to know the history of Basque language and the Basque people, differences between Spain and Basque Country and the past and present of Bilbao. I am very passionate about History and basque traditions, don't be afraid of making too many questions. I will adapt the route depending on if you are more eager to walk and see places or want to try more local foods. The bars and places we will see on this route are not the main touristy ones, I will bring you to special places for a different reason each. If you are a private group, a company or a team, this is definitely the experience for you, send me a message and I will arrange something that suits you. I had been a host for up to 30 people in the past for some team-building activities. Other things to note You will have eaten enough food at the end of the experience, so you don't need to think about dinner. Let me know if you have any food restrictions or want to focus on a specific kind of food or drink.
Coastal hike to San Juan Gaztelugatxe
San Juan of Gaztelugatxe is probably one of the most beautiful places along the Basque Coast. Since Games of Thrones was shot here, it has become a must see for every visitor. Would you join me on a nice walk along the Basque coast to discover this magic spot? This area is full of beautiful landscapes, great culture, superb gastronomy and breath-taking history. This popular spot is much more than film set and I want to introduce its great natural richness and contribute to the conservation of the place. Discover the most popular spot around Bilbao on a different way!
Creating memories: Basque Coast & Family Winery
VIEW THE BASQUE COAST - VISIT THE FAMILY WINERY - TASTE THE WINES PAIRED WITH ANCHOVIES The places visited make this experience a combination of: breathtaking views, authentic basque culture and tastes and textures new to the senses that will stay in your memory forever. The BREATHTAKING VIEWS will start in Mollarri, an island unknown even to some locals, which offers a panoramic view of Zarautz like no other spot. At the same time, it is the location for a curious story concerning an industrial dock in the early 20th century. Those views are still alive in the beautiful COAST ROAD that links Zarautz and Getaria, village in which Basque culture and tradition are the main attraction. Learn about the village's link to the whale, the exceptional gastronomy based in GRILLED FISH and the history of Juan Sebastian Elcano, the first man who circumnavigated the world. Go into town and take pleasure in a relaxing stroll through the enchanting MEDIEVAL STREETS of the center, and the picturesque color and charm of the fisherman’s houses with their beautiful wooden balconies. The town’s location, perched on the hills overlooking the sea, offers spectacular views that will stay in your memory forever. And last but not least... the cherry on the cake: THE FAMILY TXAKOLI WINERY: Learn all the wine making process, from grape aging to bottling, and spoil your senses by tasting the different types of Txakoli in the winery along with ‘bonito’ (a type of tuna common in the Atlantic Sea), and/or the delicious and popular Getaria’s Anchovies. Take a walk through the vineyard and talk directly to the wine makers, that are also the owners of the winery! With the fishing village of Getaria, the sea, the vineyard and the mountains in front of you, I can guarantee you that this experience will stay in your memory forever. Other things to note After the visit to the winery, the standard tour would have finished, and I would drive you to your hotel/apartment. Having said that, there are many clients of me who choose to have lunch in one of the typical grilled fish restaurants in Getaria... And that’s definitely an excellent option! My recommendations, yours to take: ElKano, Kaia, Iribar or Txoko Restaurant. Reservation in advance is recommended. If you would like me to drive you to San Sebastian after having lunch, please, contact me and ask for a price quotation.
Chef Led Walking Pintxo Dinner Tour
Minimum of 2 participants please. If you are solo, have a large group, don't see your date available or have special requests? Message me! :) ***** The only CHEF-LED PINTXO TOUR in San Sebastián, join me for a walking, eating & drinking experience you'll never forget! We'll visit 5 different bars for a glass & pintxos (Basque tapas). It's a full meal, a great night out & exactly what the locals like to do. You'll BE A LOCAL with me! Along the route I'll show you the sites & tell you about the history & culture of the Basque Country, but my focus is definitely on FOOD & DRINK. There's no better way to learn why this is one of the world's most delicious culinary capitols. My route & the menu changes daily, but we'll do a mix from the traditional to the modern. Expect to dine of anchovies, squid, bacalao, veal cheeks, foie gras, maybe we'll nibble on a pig ear or two? Thirsty? I'm great at pairing the perfect pour with the perfect plate, from local ciders to white wine (txakoli), young & aged tempranillo from La Rioja & beyond. There's also beer & vermouth! We're gonna have a blast, get a good walk in, have some laughs & of course EAT & DRINK VERY WELL.
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