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San Sebastián

Basque Coast: Pasaia & Hondarribia

Overview

Includes

Private transportation, boat ride from Pasaia to San Juan, coffee in San Juan, txakoli bodega visit and wine tasting, Hondarribia pintxo bar tour

Time

10:00 - 15:30 (5,5 hours)

Meeting point

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

Group size

1 - 6 people

Description

Basque coast: Pasaia & Hondarribia

The Basque coast is dotted with charming villages and towns rich in history and food culture. Join our expert guide on an exploration of two seaside gems — Pasaia and Hondarribia — picturesque port towns steeped in maritime history and fishing tradition.

We start our visit in Pasaia, home to the biggest port in Gipuzkoa, where we cross the bay by boat for a morning coffee in the village of San Juan. After a walk around its quaint cobbled streets lined with medieval homes, we 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.

Go from the vineyards to the Spanish border, exploring Hondarribia. A booming culinary scene, a charmed Old Town dotted with colorful Basque architecture, and a strategic location a skip away from France make Hondarribia a delicious destination that’s not to be missed. Finish with a lunchtime pintxo bar tour, learning about Basque cuisine and the art of the pintxo with a mini txikiteo around town.

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