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San Sebastián

Basque Coast: Flysch, Getaria & Zarautz

Overview

Includes

Private transportation, visit to the flysch in Zumaia, walking tour of Getaria, txakoli bodega visit and wine tasting, Zarautz pintxo bar tour

Time

9:30 - 15:30 (6 hours)

Meeting point

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School / Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004 (basement of the hotel Maria Cristina)

Group size

2-6 people

Description

Basque coast: Flysch, Getaria & Zarautz

Just down the coastline from San Sebastián is a beautiful, unique village, rich in food culture and history, and an unforgettable stretch of coast famous for its “flysch” rock formations. Join our local expert guide on an exploration of Zumaia’s famous beaches and Getaria, the picturesque nucleus of fishing, txakoli winemaking, and grilled seafood.

We start our trip with a visit to Zumaia’s famed flysch, spectacular rock formations in the Basque Coast Geopark. We explore this geological wonder and the beach made famous in Game of Thrones, before making our way to the little-known gem of Getaria. Still one of the most important entry points in the Basque Country for fresh tuna and shiny Cantabrian anchovies, we stroll through its cobblestone streets with our expert guide. After a tour of the village, head up to a txakoli bodega for a unique tasting that will take you straight to the heart of Basque flavors. Learn more at the source about this fizzy, almost salty white wine, which is firmly rooted in its local terroir and, at the moment, experiencing a renaissance.

Finish with a stop in the bustling surfer village of Zarautz, where you will toast over pintxos and wines with your guide and new friends in a mini tour of the local pintxo scene.

Questions

What is the minimum age for this experience?

There is no minimum age. The client should be made aware that it is a full day tour with a lot of driving and standing and that it might not be suitable for some children.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks, transport (where required) and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

Mimo San Sebastián Cooking School, Calle Okendo 1, San Sebastián, 20004.  The entrance is located at the rear of the Hotel Maria Cristina. A useful map can be found here

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts. This is especially important for the La Rioja Day Tour so that we arrive at the first winery on time.


Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.


What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

Do you offer a child discount?

Yes, we offer the following discounts for children accompanied by parents:

    0-3 – free
    4-8 years old - 35% discount
    9-11 years old - 20% discount

Booking

Central location

Souvenir gift

trip advisor excellence

Bilingual guide