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Creating memories: Basque Coast & Family Winery

San Sebastián, Spain

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Experience hosted by Alvaro

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

VIEW THE BASQUE COAST - VISIT THE FAMILY WINERY - TASTE THE WINES PAIRED WITH ANCHOVIES


The places visited make this experience a combination of: breathtaking views, authentic basque culture and tastes and textures new to the senses that will stay in your memory forever.

The BREATHTAKING VIEWS will start in Mollarri, an island unknown even to some locals, which offers a panoramic view of Zarautz like no other spot. At the same time, it is the location for a curious story concerning an industrial dock in the early 20th century.

Those views are still alive in the beautiful COAST ROAD that links Zarautz and Getaria, village in which Basque culture and tradition are the main attraction. Learn about the village's link to the whale, the exceptional gastronomy based in GRILLED FISH and the history of Juan Sebastian Elcano, the first man who circumnavigated the world. Go into town and take pleasure in a relaxing stroll through the enchanting MEDIEVAL STREETS of the center, and the picturesque color and charm of the fisherman’s houses with their beautiful wooden balconies. The town’s location, perched on the hills overlooking the sea, offers spectacular views that will stay in your memory forever.

And last but not least... the cherry on the cake: THE FAMILY TXAKOLI WINERY: Learn all the wine making process, from grape aging to bottling, and spoil your senses by tasting the different types of Txakoli in the winery along with ‘bonito’ (a type of tuna common in the Atlantic Sea), and/or the delicious and popular Getaria’s Anchovies. Take a walk through the vineyard and talk directly to the wine makers, that are also the owners of the winery!

With the fishing village of Getaria, the sea, the vineyard and the mountains in front of you, I can guarantee you that this experience will stay in your memory forever.
Other things to note
After the visit to the winery, the standard tour would have finished, and I would drive you to your hotel/apartment. Having said that, there are many clients of me who choose to have lunch in one of the typical grilled fish restaurants in Getaria... And that’s definitely an excellent option!

My recommendations, yours to take:

ElKano, Kaia, Iribar or Txoko Restaurant.
Reservation in advance is recommended.

If you would like me to drive you to San Sebastian after having lunch, please, contact me and ask for a price quotation.
VIEW THE BASQUE COAST - VISIT THE FAMILY WINERY - TASTE THE WINES PAIRED WITH ANCHOVIES


The places visited make this experience a combination of: breathtaking views, authentic basque culture and tastes and textures new to the senses that will stay in your memory forever.

The BREATHTAKING VIEWS will start in Mollarri, an island unknown even to some locals, which offers a panoramic view of Zarautz like no other spot. A…

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What's included

  • Food
    Tasting of two different Basque white wines (txakolis) and products (anchov...
  • Drinks
    Txakolí. (White wine)
  • Transportation
    My car allows a maximum of 4 passengers. However, if you are a bigger group...
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Tue, Jan 19
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$137 per person
$137 per person
Wed, Jan 20
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$137 per person
$137 per person
Fri, Jan 22
9:30 AM - 1:30 PM
$137 per person
$137 per person

Meet your host, Alvaro

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I still remember my grandfather staring at the sky with a face full of hope: "I think this year we are going to harvest the grape earlier than usual! It's going to be a good vintage, you'll see. Zarautz, Getaria and the vineyards between this two Basque Coast villages hold some of my dearest memories. Now I want to share the wine's textures, the landscape's beauty and the taste of our finest sea products with you, inviting you to an experience based on three pillars: AUTHENTICITY, ADAPTABILITY AND PERSONAL CARE
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Where you'll be

10:00 - Arrival at Zarautz:
· Panoramic view of Zarautz from Talaimendi.
.Get to know Mollarri: a secret spot in the coast.
10:50 - Arrival at Getaria:
· Walk along the port and main streets.
· Who was Juan Sebastian El Cano?
12:15 - Arrival at The Family Winery:
· Walk inside the vineyard, learn the process: from the grape mellowing to the bottling.
.Drink the different types of txakoli and taste the fresh anchovies of Getaria enjoying views that will take your breath away.
13:45 - Back at San Sebastian.

Rated 4.98 out of 5 from 121 reviews.

Johanna
October 2020
Even though the rain was pouring down we had an excellent and truly joyful day! Alvaro was a great guide and he made sure we altered the agenda for the day to indoors activity’s instead. Would absolutely recommend this to everyone visiting San Sebastián.
Even though the rain was pouring down we had an excellent and truly joyful day! Alvaro was a great guide and he made sure we altered the agenda for the day to indoors activity’s in…
Jacob
February 2020
An absolutely amazing experience with Alvaro as we drove around the Spanish Basque Country. The txakoli was a nice touch with excellent food, superb weather, and friendly people along the way. Don't miss this tour!
Lindsay
January 2020
This tour was fantastic! We had a great time driving outside of the city and seeing just how beautiful the Basque Country really is. And the winery - wow! We learned so much about the txakoli making process and had a great time. Thank you to Alvaro for being such a fun host with a ton of knowledge and personal stories about the area - we would highly recommend!
This tour was fantastic! We had a great time driving outside of the city and seeing just how beautiful the Basque Country really is. And the winery - wow! We learned so much about…
Ilsa
January 2020
The host was so knowledgeable and gave us our own history lesson along the tour which is just what we wanted. He also let us reschedule for the following day due to a flight delay - we are so grateful we were able to continue with the tour. This was the highlight of our trip! The winery was absolutely incredible and the views were next to none. Never would have found this on our own.
The host was so knowledgeable and gave us our own history lesson along the tour which is just what we wanted. He also let us reschedule for the following day due to a flight delay…
Cathy
December 2019
Wonderful day trip minutes from San Sebastián- beautiful scenery, interesting history and great fun at a local txakoli winery. Alvaro also set up lunch afterwards. Great communication before and during the day.
Ann
December 2019
This was an incredible experience! A must do half day trip that truly taught us so much about Getaria and wine!! We loved this tour from start to finish, and we felt so taken care of. The scenery on this experience is amazing, and Alvaro has so much insightful and interesting information about this region. Alvaro makes the tour feel so personalized and really catered to our interests. Highly, highly recommend if you are looking for personal experience in a beautiful place (and the wine was incredible too!!!)!
This was an incredible experience! A must do half day trip that truly taught us so much about Getaria and wine!! We loved this tour from start to finish, and we felt so taken care…

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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes.