Basque cheese and txakoli wine experience
Activities

Basque cheese and txakoli wine experience

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: from 8 hours to 9 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Drive up to Mount Igueldo and pass green fields, farmhouses and admire incredible views of the ocean
  • Visit a small, sustainable winery to embrace the traditional methods of winemaking
  • Dive into the delicious world of Basque specialties
What to expect

Start off the morning by meeting one of our local experts and boarding the comfortable van that will take you on this rich with culture, food and wine day trip. On the way to our first stop, your guide will give you an introduction about the history of the area, and what to expect throughout the day.

The first stop is a typical ‘latxa’ sheep farm dedicated to one of the oldest Basque crafts: making cheese. During the visit on the farm, you’ll not only learn about the production of an award-winning Idiazabal cheese but also take part in this process. Armed with the knowledge you’ll savor a selection of the typical cheese examples. Natural or smoked. Young or aged. All of them are made from unpasteurized sheep milk.

From the countryside, you’ll drive to a Txakoli wine D.O., a region set on the hills overlooking the ocean to try this peculiar Basque wine in a spot where it is made. You'll visit a small, sustainable winery to embrace the traditional methods of winemaking. You will dive into the world of ‘txakoli’ making process, Hondarribi Zuri and Beltza grapes and learn how to serve and pair it. Enough talking – time to try this bubbly, crisp drink!

Next up, you’ll discover beautiful Getaria. You’ll dive into the fascinating history of the village and learn about its most famous citizens like Elkano – the first man who circumnavigated the world or Balenciaga – one of the most important fashion designers of all time. Here, you'll have an opportunity to try the specialty: charcoal-grilled fish and local wine. You can watch how the chefs prepare fish on massive outdoor BBQs. You can’t go more local and authentic than that. It is a 100% zero mile meal.

It’s time to go back. You will leave Getaria behind and follow the coastal way to Zarautz and Orio from where we will drive up to Mount Igueldo. During this scenic ride, you will pass green fields, farmhouses and admire incredible views of the ocean.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • What's included
    • Professional local guide and driver
    • Cheese and wine tasting
    • Wine, beer or cider, water
    • 3-course traditional Basque lunch in Getaria
    • Transport
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    What's not included
    • Gratuities (optional)
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-9 years old): free
    • Youth (10-17 years old): reduced
    Where
    Meeting point:

    Hotel pick-up and drop-off

    During checkout, you'll be asked to provide the name and address of your hotel for pick-up

    What to remember
    • Minimum number of participants: 2
    • During checkout, you'll be asked to provide the name and address of your hotel for pickup
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    When
    • Daily at 9.00am
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    Provider
    Ikusnahi Tours
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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