Day 2 – Morning tour of all the city highlights, then we’ll head to Old Town to learn about the Gastronomic Clubs and local food culture. Lunch will be at one of the iconic Cider Houses. Free evening to explore the city.
Day 3 – We'll make our way to a working sheep farm in the Basque hills, to taste and learn about Idiazabal cheese. Then onward to a winery producing the white wine grape Txakoli, for a tasting along with pintxos. We’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant near the winery and then we’ll have time to stroll through the picturesque fishing town of Getaria. Free evening.
Day 4 – We’ll walk to the local outdoor market to meet our chef and gather the fresh ingredients for our cooking class. We’ll create our own lunch, and enjoy it with local wines, of course. Free evening.
Day 5 – Your choice today to join a group visit to Museo San Telmo, a Basque culture and history museum, or head out on your own for shopping or sightseeing. We’ll gather for an early evening dinner walking and tasting tour exploring Old Town. Our guide will take us to local pintxos bars where we’ll taste everything from mussels and steak to cider and wines, learning about the culinary history of San Sebastián.
Day 6 – Crossing to the French Basque Country is a must when in San Sebastián. Today we’ll explore Biarritz & Saint Jean de Luz on the French side and the charming medieval town of Hondarribia in Spain.
Day 7 – Free Day. Explore on your own or sign up for the optional full-day Rioja Wine excursion visiting and tasting at multiple wineries plus lunch. We’ll all gather for a group farewell dinner at one of San Sebastián’s memorable restaurants.