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5 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 4 more


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

Inclusions & Exclusions


  • Unlimited drinks (cider)
  • Cider House menu 3-course lunch
  • Professional local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
  • Entry/Admission - BASQUE DESTINATION


  • Other drinks besides cider (available to purchase)
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Departure & Return

Departure Point

Central San Sebastian

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.

Return Details

City center hotel in San Sebastian, same as departure
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What To Expect

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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Hotel Pickup
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
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Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Availability for visits cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of visits availability
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Product code: 8483P10

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