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6-Day Cook, Eat, Drink in San Sebastian

6-Day Cook, Eat, Drink in San Sebastian

6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$3,534 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cooking classCooking classFood & wineFood & wine
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Tour Code
    MIM-18-5351
6 Days/5 Nights From
AU$3,534 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Cooking classCooking classFood & wineFood & wine
  • Duration
    6 Days/5 Nights
  • Tour Code
    MIM-18-5351
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation 5-night accommodation at the 5* Hotel Maria Christina, San SebastianGUIDEGUIDE Local culinary bilingual guideMealMeal Breakfast includedToursTours Pintxo tastings. Up to 6 pintxo bars. ActivityActivity Wine tasting sessionsClassClass Hands-on cooking experience

Summary

Enjoy a gastronomic experience in Spain's culinary itself, San Sebastian during this 6-day tour on the city. Enjoy pintxo tasting and wine tasting tour and learn the art and techniques of making pintxos and the Basque cuisine with cooking classes.

Itinerary

Day 1
Check in at the Hotel Maria Cristina 5*. Optional: pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Welcome drink with a short introduction of San Sebastian, including a map of the city and a shopping guide. Welcome gift in the hotel room for each guest, including an apron and an especial product from our gourmet shop.

Enjoy a pintxo tasting tour. Pintxos (Basque tapas) line every bar in San Sebastian’s famed Old Town, but knowing where to find the best ones is an art. While it’s hard to have a bad meal in town, knowing exactly where to go for the best, freshest, and most exciting pintxos takes local, insider knowledge. Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by our friendly and knowledgeable Basque guides.

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.

Includes: Up to 5-6 pintxo bars, all food & wine, local culinary bilingual guide.

Day 2
Small bites pack a powerful punch when it comes to the pintxo, Basque Country's most famous culinary export.

At its most basic, a pintxo is a small bite—but with a world of knowledge, tricks and tips behind its preparation. From the simple gilda, the city’s emblematic pintxo, to the elaborate creations that inspired by avant-garde cuisine, the world of pintxos is demystified and made easy and fun in our cooking school. Learn the basics and beyond in The Essential Pintxo class.

Each Pintxo cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings. You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.

Includes: Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Spanish wines, digestif, keepsake recipe booklet and pen, gift.

Day 3
You have free morning and afternoon.

Dinner at Michelin-starred restaurant. Includes tasting menu (drinks not included).

Day 4
Learn how to make all the greatest hits of one of Europe’s greatest foodie countries, Spain. Don’t worry, you will glean the tips & tricks to the perfect paella, but our chefs will also guide you through lesser-known yet equally iconic dishes, like Galician octopus, Spanish omelette, refreshing gazpacho and warming stews. Capture the bright, dramatic flavours of Spanish cuisine and take the techniques home with you.

Your Spanish cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings. You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.

Includes: Welcome drink, expert chef instruction, aperitif, 100% hands-on class, multi-course lunch comprised of the dishes made in class, a selection of Spanish wines, digestif, keepsake recipe booklet and pen, gift.

Take a seat at our table, in the center of San Sebastián, and prepare yourself for a sensory journey through Spain. In this tasting, our on-staff sommelier fills your glasses with the six most exciting wines, wines you won't find on the menus of the local bars, on the Spanish scene today.

This relaxed yet informative tasting will satisfy the wine fan’s thirst for extensive knowledge of contemporary Spanish winemaking as well as the novice visitor interested in sampling some delicious drinks, all without leaving San Sebastián.

Includes: 6 wines, bread, notes on Spanish wine regions, tasting sheet.

Day 5
The sea and the mountains surrounding the Basque capitals of Bilbao and San Sebastián are rife with ancient traditions and the freshest of ingredients. In this culinary journey, you will learn to prepare the famous Basque dishes from both the coastal fishing villages and the mountainous interior of the provinces of Gipuzkoa and Bizkaia. Bring the history and traditions of Basque Country to life in this hands-on cooking class. If you want to take away a primer on the cuisine of the local culture, this is the class for you.

Your Basque cooking class ends with a delicious lunch and carefully chosen wine pairings. You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.

Day 6
Departure from San Sebastian. Optional: pick up from the hotel and transfer to airport.

Inclusions

  • 5-night accommodation at the 5-star Hotel Maria Cristina in a Deluxe Room with garden views
  • Daily breakfast
  • All the experiences listed
  • All the food and wine during the experiences
  • Local culinary bilingual guides throughout

Exclusions

  • Arrival and departure airport transfers
  • Transportation to the Michelin restaurant

Important Notes

  • Price based in two persons/double occupancy.

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