A Flavorful Journey through Basque Country

Designed with intrepid foodies in mind, the treasures of Basque country fill all of your senses on our luxury Spain culinary tour. Over seven days, we’ll take you behind the scenes to discover the region’s finest ingredients, unique cooking styles, and Michelin-starred eateries. You will no doubt find a place that is at once contemporary and traditional—and forever flavorful.

Itinerary at-a-glance:

  • Day 1 - 4: San Sebastián
  • Day 5 - 6: Bilbao

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First start your luxury Spain culinary tour in San Sebastián in Basque country. One of Europe’s culinary capitals, San Sebasitian proves among the best places in the world to eat. Indeed, the Michelin stars shine brightly here. Plus, the celebrated restaurants range from the contemporary to the classic. 

While here, indulge in the pintxo (tapas) culture on a walking tour through Old Town, mingling the tasty dishes with the storied history of the city. Also enjoy a private class to learn how to cut and taste the popular Spanish Iberian ham. 

Outside San Sebastián, taste wine in coastal Getaria, and visit a pig farm and anchovies factory. Additionally, catch your own fish in the Cantabrian Sea, and craft cider within a centuries-old cider house. The thread of tradition is woven throughout your luxury Spain culinary tour. To be sure, every ingredient and industry has a significant place in Basque country history. Your private guide will reveal these connections with insight from bygone eras and the talented craftsmen of today.

Continue to Bilbao, the largest city in the Basque region, and an unmatched cultural hotbed. We have injected your luxury Spain culinary tour with an array of activities in Bilbao. A private tour with a museum expert uncovers the contemporary magic of the Guggenheim Museum. Furthermore, a walking tour of the city showcases its inspiring architectural achievements. There is more to taste here too. As such, a pintxos and wine tasting tour of the “seven streets” will leave you completely sated. Finally, enjoy a special reservation at a three Michelin starred restaurant — your final taste of Spain.

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