The striking beauty of San Sebastian’s mountains and beaches is its calling card. Experience it in a fuller way with this tour, which gives you a more in-depth taste of the city’s eye candy.
Stroll with us through the Old Town’s endless narrow streets, learn about architecture, history, and of course the famous food culture of San Sebastian in situ, passing by famous landmarks, churches, plazas and bars.
En route, we will stop at three of the city’s most famous pintxo bars to sample hallmarks of the city’s pintxo culture, whilst learning about the Basque food movement which has inspired an entire generation of chefs. This is no guidebook and no typical canned tour—we connect you with the inner workings of San Sebastian on this multi-faceted experience.
Cristina Ibañez was raised in the kitchen. In between cooking gigs for aristocracy, her amona (Basque for grandmother) taught her the cornerstones of local cuisine from an early age. And we are certainly grateful—this strong foundation in Basque cuisine along with Cristina’s larger-than-life personality makes for unbeatable cooking classes. Cristina specialises in classic Basque cooking and even holds an award for the best marmitako (tuna soup) in San Sebastián. It’s not all Basque, all the time, however—Cristina also makes a mean paella, big or small. And by big, we mean a gigantic one that fed over 250 people.
When she’s not teaching the ins-and-outs of Basque cuisine, you can find Cristina styling plates for movies and digging into a plate of percebes, her favorite dish.
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Due to the news surrounding the current outbreak of COVID-19, all our locations will remain closed until further notice. We want to be responsible with our guests and our team, and we think this is a necessary action to take in light of current events.
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