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Basque in Good Taste

This remarkable story mixes all the finest ingredients of the Basque country: a touch of local food, a measure of art, a generous dose of wine and a pinch of cultural history.

Start with the Chillida Leku Museum, blissfully lost in the middle of nature, surrounded by trees and mountains. Chillida was a very popular sculptor in 20th century Europe; his son will share fascinating details from a very personal perspective. Afterwards visit the coastal town of Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elkano, a legendary Basque explorer and first human to circumnavigate the earth. Sample the best Anchovies in the Cantabrian Sea and learn hands-on how to prepare and preserve freshness. Wash it down at the Txakoli cellar next. Txakoli is a white wine produced by an exclusively Basque grape, infusing it with a very special taste.

For lunch you will enjoy Elkano, known as one of the best restaurants in the entire region, especially famous for its fish dishes. After over 51 years of offering the best quality service and food, this restaurant owned by Aitor Arregi received a Michelin Star; you'll never forget his name. After this unique morning and lunch, there are two options when choosing a museum. Either Balenciaga, the famous designer who was born in Getaria or San Telmo in San Sebastian showing the entire history and evolution of the city.

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San Sebastian
2 to 25 people
8-10 hrs
Price by request

This remarkable story mixes all the finest ingredients of the Basque country: a touch of local food, a measure of art, a generous dose of wine and a pinch of cultural history.

Start with the Chillida Leku Museum, blissfully lost in the middle of nature, surrounded by trees and mountains. Chillida was a very popular sculptor in 20th century Europe; his son will share fascinating details from a very personal perspective. Afterwards visit the coastal town of Getaria, birthplace of Juan Sebastian Elkano, a legendary Basque explorer and first human to circumnavigate the earth. Sample the best Anchovies in the Cantabrian Sea and learn hands-on how to prepare and preserve freshness. Wash it down at the Txakoli cellar next. Txakoli is a white wine produced by an exclusively Basque grape, infusing it with a very special taste.

For lunch you will enjoy Elkano, known as one of the best restaurants in the entire region, especially famous for its fish dishes. After over 51 years of offering the best quality service and food, this restaurant owned by Aitor Arregi received a Michelin Star; you'll never forget his name. After this unique morning and lunch, there are two options when choosing a museum. Either Balenciaga, the famous designer who was born in Getaria or San Telmo in San Sebastian showing the entire history and evolution of the city.

This story was designed to be part of a longer customised itinerary and cannot be booked as a standalone experience. Once selected, the concierge team will work with you to build a suitable program of minimum two days that will include this story.

Participants

Group size: 2 to 25 people Prior Experience: No specific experience or knowledge is required Family Friendly: Yes, families are welcome but underage guests will not be served alcohol

Timing & Duration

Duration: 8-10 hrs Timing: 10am to 7pm

Practical

What to wear: Casual comfortable clothing, walking shoes What to bring: No special requirements. Don't forget your camera and spare batteries, plugs may not be available

Availability

Frequency: Can be operated daily, subject to approval Lead time: At least one week, depending on the season

Small Print

Cancellation: Cancellations up to 10 days before the starting date and time of the event are subject to a loss of the deposit. Cancellations between 10 and 7 days before the starting date and time of the event are subject to a 50% charge. Cancellations within 7 days of the starting date and time incur a 100% charge Modifications: Modifications are possible subject to case by case review and approval, and cannot be guaranteed. Surcharges may apply No Show: In case of no show on the agreed date and time as per your confirmation sheet, a 30 minute grace period will apply. After 30 minutes the arrangements will be cancelled and all paid fees will be forfeited, without exception. In case we need to cancel the event, our standard terms and conditions will apply

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Gipuzkoa province: San Sebastian, Hernani, Getaria
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