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A Minimum of 4 people are needed for this private tour. You may have heard of the gastronomic societies in San Sebastian. This tour offers you a unique private gastronomic experience and one of the best tours from San Sebastian. With pickup from your hotel, this private tour will take you to the charming fishing town of Hondarribia situated very close to the French border. Your local tour guide will show you around the old quarter and fishermen´s neighborhood while sharing the town´s fascinating history and way of life. You will enjoy an exclusive meal at one of Hondarribia´s gastronomic societies, a private members-only club that the locals use for enjoying a nice meal consisting of delicious local gastronomy and wine. This is an amazing and different private experience of Spain.
What we like most about this Hondarribia private tour from San Sebastian
- The meal at the gastronomic society near San Sebastian
A friendly local guide for the day with vast knowledge of Hondarribia and Basque Country
Pickup from your hotel in San Sebastian in a luxury and spacious minivan
Enjoy a fantastic gastronomic experience where few tourists can go
Discover the charming and historical town of Hondarribia in the Basque Country
The delicious local food and wine!
This is a sample itinerary. The order of the itinerary may change depending on the day, weather, etc.
You will be picked up from your hotel or apartment in San Sebastian by your friendly English-speaking guide and make your way to the charming Basque town of Hondarribia at just half an hour from San Sebastian. Before exploring the town of Hondarribia, you will stop at a viewing point with spectacular views of town and the bay. Just across the water and a short distance away, you can see France and the French Basque village of Hendaye.
Your tour guide will tell some tales of Hondarribia´s interesting history as you stroll through the streets of the Marina Neighborhood where the fishermen lived. You will then explore the well-preserved old town surrounded by the city walls. You can take pictures of the beautiful Basque houses, take a peek inside the historical castle where you will learn about Hondarribia´s key role in the defense of the Spanish border, and make your way through the maze of cobble-stoned streets.
Now it’s time for some food and wine! Your guide will lead you to a typical basque gastronomic society for a fantastic meal and a truly local experience. This Basque invention were a type of members-only club where men would gather to cook, eat and socialize. Now they are open to women as well and are used for large groups to gather, whether it be families or a reunion of friends. Don´t worry, you won´t need to get your hands dirty. Just sit back and enjoy the company, the local food that will be prepared for you, and experience the region´s gastronomy and traditions first hand.
After plenty of food and drink, your tour guide will drive you back to your hotel in San Sebastian and your experience in Hondarribia will be one you will be telling your friends about back home.
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Price per person based on group of 4
- Dietary restrictions. The tour can accomodate nearly all possible dietary restrictions. You will be requested to provide dietary restrictions through the booking process.
- What it the pick -up time in my accomodation? Pick-up is typically at around 8:30 AM but it is confirmed on a case by case basis
- At what time will we be back to our accomodation? At around 18:00. This may depend on where your hotel o flat is located, and also on the itinerary for the day
- Can I pay with Amex? You need to contact us to be able to book with Amex
Can I play with a paypal account? You need to contact us if you wish to pay using Paypal
Can I have the name of the wineries we will visit? We do not advertise the names of the wineries visited and prefer not to provide them to ensure we keep the exclusivity of the tour to its maximum for our customers. We only visited small, top wineries that fit perfectly well into the schedule for the day.
- Can I propose which wineries to visit? We understand you may love some wines from Rioja and would like to visit the winery where they are produced. We are happy to listen to your preferences but please bear in mind that some wines are great, but the wineries not worth visiting. Please bear also in mind that some wineries do not accept visits or are not available on many days. Lastly, visiting certain wineries may imply a huge detour. The local team is expert in Rioja and will ensure your tour includes amazing wineries.
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We only work with the best guides and wine producers in Rioja wine country.
You can make your reservation by selecting an available date from the calendar. Then select the number of people. To proceed to the payment page click “BOOK NOW”.
If cancelled 30 days before the start of your trip, 15% of the total services cost will be deducted. For cancellations within 30 days of the starting date of the service, 30% of the total cost will be charged. Tours cancelled 7 days or less prior to the first day of your trip are non-refundable. We advise that you consider purchasing Trip Cancellation / Travel Insurance.
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