The Best of Basque

Txakoli Winery of Bizkaia, Gaztelugatxe & Gernika

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Tour Description

We will take you directly north along the beautiful tree-lined roads heading towards the rugged, green coast of the Basque Country. This private tour is a fantastic combination of wine, scenery and history!

Itinerary

Gernika

Our first stop on this private tour will be in the historic town of Gernika. This city holds immense political importance for the Basque people. Local politicians have made important national decisions here for nearly 1000 years. Gernika also has historical significance as the sight of a horrific aerial bombing in 1937. This day in history was the inspiration for Pablo Picasso’s famous Guernica painting, which portrays this infamous day.

Boutique Txakoli Winery

After Gernika, we will make our way to a beautiful Txakoli (Basque white wine) winery in the hills of Bizkaia. The denomination of origen of Bizkaiko Txakolin groups together the producers of txakoli in the province of Bizkaia who make their txakolis under the parameters established by the managing body of the appellation of origin. The vineyards are present throughout the entire geography of Bizkaia. Plantations can be found both in areas very close to the coastline, as in the interior valleys, or on the slopes of medium-altitude mountains, below 400m. The stunning landscape of green hills, deep blue ocean and rural towns is sure to impress on this unique tour!

San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Our third stop on this private tour will be a "locals only" secret viewing point of this marvelous site on the Basque coast. This unique island located just off the Basque coastline along the Bay of Biscay and connected to mainland by a man-made stone bridge. At the highest point of the island there is a small church. The island also has an fascinating history that we will explain on your tour! We will not make the whole walk to the summit of the island and back, as it requires a timeframe of at least 2 hours. We have another tour for hiking to the top of Gaztelugatxe if you would like.

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Txakoli Winery Tour Price

Included
  • Private tour
  • Txakoli winery tour, tasting of 2-3 wines and appetizer
  • Basque local guide/driver
  • Private premium vehicle and all transportation costs (fuel, parking and tolls)
Not Included
  • Other food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
Price
  • 450€ (total) for groups of 2
  • 500€ (total) for groups of 3-4
  • For larger groups please contact us for a price quote
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Details
  • Start time: 9:00am
  • Duration: 6-7 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel/port of Bilbao
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

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john f
29 October 2023
Amazing gourmet pintxos tour in Bilbao Our guide Olaia was amazing. So much local knowledge and enthusiasm. Everyone in the group loved the experience. Perfectly arranged in both the locations and food and drink progression.
Mitch Z
Mitch Z
29 October 2023
New experience very fun experience the wine was incredible and the food was completely new to us. Olaia the guide was very friendly and made us feel welcome
Theresa M
Theresa M
27 October 2023
Great night We had the best night with Olaia! Delicious food that we would have not otherwise tried and lots of laughs. Thank you!
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RichardS
25 October 2023
Don’t miss this Don’t miss this experience. Olaia is an absolute delight. She will educate you, feed you, buy drinks for you and charm you. I think this is my favorite experience of the dozens I have enjoyed over the years.
Geraldine T
Geraldine T
24 October 2023
A wonderful experience Our guide Olaia was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the wine and food. We went to 5 fabulous bars, each one a gem. Thank you Olaia!
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Vacation700200
24 October 2023
Bilbao pintxos and local drinks tour Olaia was a great host,friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine and Basque culture, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Originally we thought it was expensive per person but as it turned out it was good value for money and would highly recommend it.
Heather C
Heather C
23 October 2023
Absolutely a 10/10 Jani was an amazingly friendly and passionate guide. I loved that she and her family are Basque. She was able to authentically share with us her experience growing up in Bilbao and efforts to preserve the culture and language today. We also learned a lot about La Rioja and visited three wonderful, intimate wineries as well as LaGuardia. And absolute 10 out of 10. She even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thank you, Jani!!!
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Rigmor Helen A
22 October 2023
Morsom og veldig hyggelig kveld 😊 Morsom opplevelse sammen med hyggelige mennesker, og en fantastisk guide. Olaia anbefales på det varmeste. Maten og drikken hadde noen uvante smaker, men likevel en flott opplevelse.
Vegar
Vegar
20 October 2023
Great experience - A must do in Bilbao This tour is a "must do" and a wonderful intro to Bilbao. We had the pleasure of having Olaia as our guide. An energetic, charming, and knowledgeable Bilbaína. Along with enjoying delicious pintxos, cider and wine, we also learned about basque culture & history. Highly recommended.
watpar
watpar
20 October 2023
Joyous introduction to Basque food and drink led by exceptional host Olaia. Fabulous well constructed tour led by wonderful, vibrant host Olaia. Convivial company and great selection of bars with award wining wines and food. The tour is centred on the old town, so it’s compact and accessible. Great introduction to basque culture and food. Good value for money.
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