San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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Explore the unique gastronomy and maritime heritage of Basque Country on this full-day tour to the Albaola sea factory and museum, plus a gourmet cider experience. Travel up the coast from San Sebastián to Pasaia, where you can watch workers building a replica of a 16th-century whaling ship and learn about the area’s seafaring history. For lunch, head to an authentic cider house in Gipuzkoa province for a 3-course meal featuring typical Basque dishes and unlimited cider brewed right in the tavern’s cellar.
  • Full-day tour to the Albaola Sea Factory of the Basques from San Sebastián
  • Travel up the coast to the seaport town of Pasaia
  • Watch carpenters build a replica of a 16th-century whaling ship
  • Learn about the important maritime history of Basque Country
  • Enjoy a 3-course lunch of typical Basque cuisine at a cider house
  • Taste unlimited barrel-brewed cider
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Celebrate San Sebastian’s selection as the 2016 European Capital of Culture with this full-day food and heritage tour. After pickup at your San Sebastián hotel in the morning, travel by minivan up the coast to the seaport town of Pasaia, home to the Albaola museum, known as ‘The Sea Factory of the Basques.’ Here you can watch expert carpenters recreating an authentic replica of the San Juan Galleon, a 16th-century whaling ship. Watch this unique piece of seafaring history brought back to life before your eyes, and learn about the important maritime heritage of Basque Country through museum displays.
Continue on to the Petritegi Cider House to taste the flavors of beautiful Gipuzkoa province. Savor a 3-course lunch of typical Basque dishes like cod omelettes, steak and Idiazabal cheese with walnuts, accompanied by unlimited cider brewed on-site using traditional barrel methods down in the tavern’s cellar.
Relax and enjoy the scenery on the return drive to you San Sebastián hotel in the afternoon. Tour size is limited to 15 people for a more personalized, small-group experience.
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