With Visit to Bilbao and Castro Urdiales
This 3-day immersive cooking experience gives you the opportunity to discover the best of Basque Country and Cantabria combining cooking, tasting wonderful wine and exploring the most divine places such as the fishing village of Castro Urdiales or the contemporary and modern city of Bilbao.
The uniqueness of our immersive experiences is that you will be staying with us in our luxury guest-house where we will cook in our wide kitchen using our own vegetable and herbs. We will provide you with the most unique and unforgettable trip, dont doubt it. Please have a look at the pictures of our incredible guest-house, swimming-pool, jacuzzi and gardens in this link.
3-DAY IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE COOKING, TASTING WINE AND EXPLORING BILBAO
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - WINE TASTING - BASQUE DINNER
We will pick you up at the airport/train station
We will drive to Castro Urdiales where you will be able to settle down in your bedrooms and maybe grab a quick swim or jacuzzi to release all your stress from the long journey
5pm Tutored Wine Tasting: you will learn all about viticulture – the look, feel, smell and taste of different wines. It will be a dynamic and fun experience, where you will learn to understand your own sense of smell, face aroma quizzes and test your overall skill with blind tastings. Learn all the secrets of our regional local wines.
7pm Basque dinner menu: We will prepare a traditional dinner with products such as chorizo cooked in cider, Iberian ham, prawns, local cheeses, and the award winning ‘txuleta steak’. The txuleta is probably one of the finest steaks in the world, bearing its own unique characteristics. All food will be prepared in a traditional way, cooked over burning hot coals and in our wood-fired ovens. Along the way, we will share our cooking secrets and techniques.
DAY 2: COOKING CLASS & VISIT TO CASTRO URDIALES
At 9 pm fresh breakfast will be served
After breakfast we will start our hands-on cooking class. Get ready to learn some of the traditional Basque dishes and pintxos (The Basque tapas). We will cook scallops, marmitako (the most famous Basque dishe), cod with piperrada, gildas and the famous Basque Cheese cake. Open bar for local wines.
After cooking we will eat these delicious dishes and we will head to Castro Urdiales for a relaxing and memorable walking tour around this town that breathes peace. We will walk along the promenade, the port, the castle and the church from the 13th century.
Free time for you to explore this town which has a wonderful vibe at night plenty of bars and restaurants
DAY 3: VISIT BILBAO & THE GUGGENHEIM
At 9 pm fresh breakfast will be served
After breakfast we will head to the vibrant city of Bilbao where you will have a 1.5 hour private visit to the contemporary Guggenheim museum by one of our official guides. This museum is the emblema of the Basque Country with pieces of art from renowned artists such as Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons or the number one Basque sculptor Eduardo Chillida.
We will explore the colourful Old Town of Bilbao and visit the Ribera Food Market
We will have lunch in the Old Town with a selection of the best pintxos
Our 3-day immersive experience in Basque Country will finish at 4pm
We are small family business, fully insured and licensed for day tours from Bilbao.
We only offer the best quality, from transport to service, food and wine.
We have over five years' experience in the tourism & travel world.
For the comfort of our guests, our tours are in a 4x4 Range Rover Sport or Mercedes Viano.
We accept all types of debit/credit cards.
Our partnerships are with small family-run vineyards, and avoid the mainstream producers.
The way we approach wine is with passion, as we considerate it an art form. The cellars and wine we taste have a great history behind them.
We bring you to traditional local restaurants, who cook with seasonal produce.
We visit small towns & villages, which lay off the beaten track.
We are a team of four, each of us with skills and knowledge of wine and gastronomy.
Our team are locals who are enthusiastic about Northern Spain, and know it inside out.
Whilst we have organised a precise itinerary to cater to our clients, we can adjust it throughout the day.
With us you will not feel like you are on a tour, but rather having a local experience with friends.