No trip to the Basque is complete without a trip and a meal at a traditional Basque Cider House. Afterwards, a coffee and a shot of one of the traditional Basque sweet liquors are offered (Basque schnapps almost). Your guide will accompany your group to a cider house and explain all the fun that is going on around you. We will start our experience at a Cider Museum that will help you understand the cider making process and may offer you a few samples.
Then, we will dive into the cider adventure. It is always a set menu that includes, tortilla de bacalao, bacalao with peppers/capsicum, Ox steak, and a traditional Basque dessert that is done with local cheese, walnuts and membrillo (type of quinces paste). Afterwards, a coffee and a shot of one of the traditional Basque sweet liquors are offered Basque (schnapps almost). During the entire time of the meal you will have an opportunity to sample all of the ciders as you catch each taste from the cask themselves-it is a learned technique and there are anywhere from 5 to 25 casks depending on the cider house that we go to.
If my best friend on earth came to visit, I would surely take him/her to a cider house. You will not be disappointed!
Minimum party of 4 is required. Please, contact us for pricing and availability.
We keep our groups small, so it almost feels like a private tour (normally under 8 people). If you would like a private tour or have a larger group, please contact us for pricing and availability.
Keith is an Expat, that now lives here in San Sebastian, so he has been a visitor here for years, and he knows what information a visitor can use. It is best done on the first morning that you are here. Our phone number is a US number, so please call before 2 pm EST as we are 6 hrs ahead!
To make your tour reservation, simply click on the tour that you are interested in, then click the "BOOK IT". Once there, find the date that works for you and click to add "NEW RESERVATION". Fill in the form, pay your 50% deposit and this will hold your place until you arrive (THE REMAINDER WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE END OF THE TOUR).
You can make a reservation from 1 day up to 1 year in advance!
This is the City where Kings, Queens, Dictators and Nobles from Spain and other parts of Europe spent and still spend their summers! With its unique diversity and lay out, San Sebastian has much to offer. It really depends on your interests! From the proper way to eat pintxos (tapas), modern art works, the aquarium, seeing the various styles of architecture to just relaxing on the beach or the great night life, it is all right here!!
We will get you going in the right direction with a good understanding of the Basque people, language, culture and food and give you other ideas for YOU to decide what interests you and how to get there and enjoy this “Paris” of the South. We want to deliver the best quality experience to all our guests. We keep the number of guests in a group small, so that YOU feel like a visiting friend and not a sheep in the heard. Our minimum size group is 1 and we do not like to get more than 10 (unless there are 10 or more in your party, then email for for more information).
Whether you are going to stop here for the day or spend your entire vacation in San Sebastian, Spain (Donostia), let us give you an insight into this unique region and culture during one of our tours.
In Donostia/San Sebastian, much like in the rest of the Iberian peninsula, things follow a certain time line. If you get off that time line or are not aware of it, it can make your visit here less enjoyable. On all our tours, we ensure to get you on the time line and explain to you the why´s and the how to´s. From the markets that close at 14:00 and the Pintxos done before lunch, to the retail closing between 1 and 4 pm and the restaurants opening back up in the late afternoon early evening, everything here is done at certain times for certain reasons.
Our City Sightseeing walking tour and our Pintxos / Tapas food tour, given in English by an expat, will help you experience and understand the differences between the uniqueness of Basque region and the rest of Spain while at the same time touching the history, sights and flavors of this beautiful city by the sea.
You can combine the City Sightseeing Tour with the Pintxo Tour for a great head start on San Sebastian and almost be a local within your first day here. To enjoy this full experience, click on Combo Tour!!!
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