Three-Day Basque Country private tour, discovering the Michelin-Starred Restaurants of Bilbao, San Sebastian and La Rioja
3 Days - 2 Nights
This Basque Country private tour will take you to some of Northern Spain’s best Michelin-Starred restaurants, surrounded by some of its most amazing scenery. Nestled between stunning coasts and mountain villages, you will find the nucleus of world-class gastronomy. The cuisine here draws on an abundance of fresh local produce from the land and sea. From the famous Basque beef and the prized goose barnacles, to Idiazábal cheese, spider crabs and anchovies, we will try it all.
On this three-day Basque Country private tour, we will visit the famous Basque cities of Bilbao and San Sebastián, as well as the vineyards of the Rioja Alavesa or Txakoli. We will combine our visits with meals at prestigious Michelin-Starred restaurants and sleep in the most charming boutique hotels in the area.
* This private tour can be adapted to your specific preferences and requirements.
Lunch in three Michelin- Star Restaurants
Visit Bilbao, San Sebastian & Rioja Wine Region
Visit a Rioja winery with four wine tastings
Boutique Hotels 4* or higher
Private tour & high end transport
Day 1: Bilbao
Pick up at Bilbao airport or your hotel in luxury transport.
Our Basque Country private tour will start with a private guided tour of the Guggenheim Museum, which is housed in an unusual structure by the architect Frank Gehry.
We will visit the city of Bilbao and start by exploring the old town, its markets, its pintxo bars and gourmet boutiques. We will discover some the secrets of the city, its history, heritage and culture.
We will arrange lunch for you at Mina, one of the city’s highly-rated Michelin-Starred restaurants (one of the locals’ favourite).This restaurant performs a cuisine that is a function of the market, the season and the flavour.
Day 2: Rioja
Day two of our Basque Country private tour will see us visit Spain’s most famous wine region – La Rioja. Here, you will try the best wines from tempranillo and white macabeo grapes (the white grapes used to make cava).
To understand local techniques and processes, we will be guided around two traditional wineries with a a completely different approach to their wine making techniques.
We will arrange lunch for you at Venta Moncalvillo, a highly-rated Michelin-Starred restaurant. It is located in a natural privileged environment, very fertile using only the most seasonal produce directly from their own vegetable garden.
Explore the medieval town of Laguardia, one of the most beautiful places in Rioja Alavesa with its fortified wall, narrow cobbled streets and vineyards and mountain views. You will see why it’s known as one of the most stunning towns in all of Spain.
Day 3: San Sebastian
Discover the magic and history of San Sebastian - Spain's foodie capital, with a relaxed walking tour around the charming Old Town, the beautiful 'Petit France' and picturesque La Concha Beach.
Our Basque Country private tour will end with lunch at Kokotxa one of our favourites Michelin-Starred restaurant in the heart of San Sebastian. Their cuisine is deeply inspired by the Basque roots, where the freshest and highest quality product is always the protagonist.
Drop at the airport or next destination in Northern Spain.
We are friendly family business, fully insured and licensed for Basque Country private tours.
Our Basque Country private tours, offer the highest standards of transport, food and wine.
We have been guiding tours in the Basque Country for over five years'.
Our Basque Country tours take place in a 4x4 Range Rover Sport or Mercedes Viano.
We accept payment by all types of debit/credit cards.
Our Basque Country private tour takes in some of the best Michelin-Starred restaurants in the area.
All of the Michelin-Starred restaurants we visit have a great appreciation for local Basque and Northern Spanish wine.
The Michelin-Starred restaurants we dine at use traditional and seasonal produce.
Along the way, you will discover small towns and villages, rarely visited by other tourists.
We are a team of four, each with qualifications and a background in wine and gastronomy.
We are all locals who have a great passion for Northern Spain and its cuisine.
Whilst we have carefully planned our Michelin-Starred tour, we aim to cater to our clients' needs and will adjust the itinerary as need be.
With us, you will feel like you are dining with friends.