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.