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San Sebastián

Essential San Sebastián

Overview

Includes

- Pintxo, Basque or Spanish cooking masterclass - Pintxo Tasting Tour (Dinner) - 2 nights at five-star Hotel Maria Cristina - Deluxe Room w/Garden View including Breakfast

Meeting point

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

Group size

2 people

Description

Essential San Sebastián

Have a weekend and want to immerse yourself in Basque culinary culture? Local food culture and fun collide in the perfect package : The Essential San Sebastián package. Our guides take you to visit San Sebastian’s famous markets to select local produce, from famous boletus mushrooms to hook-caught baby squid. Then head into our beautiful cooking school, and use the produce you bought to cook in your choice of our Basque, Pintxo or Spanish cooking masterclass, under the guidance of our experts and in a relaxed, fun atmosphere.

By night, experience the world-famous pintxo bars of the old part, a dish and a drink in hand. Our pintxo tour has been featured by everyone from Vanity Fair to The Financial Times, and it's truly the best way to experience San Sebastián's claim-to-fame: the pintxo. These small bites are elaborate and delicious, and our expert guides take you straight to the best bars.

The Essential San Sebastián packages all the best San Sebastián has to offer for the perfect luxury weekend experience, including two nights at five-star Hotel Maria Cristina, one of Spain's most beautiful hotels.

Questions

What is the minimum age for this experience?

The minimum age for the cooking classes and the pintxo tasting tour is 13 years old.

How big are the groups?

We like to keep our groups small. Generally, our cooking classes have a maximum of 16 guests per experience, and a maximum of 10 guests for the pintxo tasting tour, but you can check the details in each experience’s description.

What do I bring to the cooking class?

Come as you are! We provide aprons. A good tip might be to bring a notebook and pen, so you can take notes to remember all the small facts and tips our chefs will give you.

Are the classes presentation-based or more hands-on? 

Hands on. Although if you prefer presentation, let us know and we can adapt accordingly.

What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks 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.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

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 happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 2 people for these experiences. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

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
    9-12 years old - 20% discount

Booking

Central location

Souvenir gift

trip advisor excellence

Bilingual guide