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From San Sebastian: Flavors of French Basque Country Tour

Activity provider: Ikusnahi Tours

From San Sebastian: Flavors of French Basque Country Tour

Activity provider: Ikusnahi Tours

From US$ 372.55 per person

Sample a combination of culinary influences on a gourmet tour from San Sebastian along the Basque Coast. Try cheese, wine, and charcuterie in Goul and end the day in Hondarribia with some pintxos.

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Duration 8.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Polish
Pickup included
Your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby or wait at the given address.
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Visit Les Halles in Biarritz and check out its cheeses, charcuterie, oysters, truffles
  • Discover the seaside villages of Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz & Guethary
  • Enjoy macarons that were invented in Saint Jean the Luz in 1660
  • Meet a local ‘affineur' and sample their cheeses
  • Taste pintxos in an award-winning restaurant & learn about modern Basque cuisine
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Embark on a guided gastronomic adventure through the French Basque Coast of Iparralde, one of the most picturesque regions on the Atlantic Coast. Explore the seaside villages of Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz & Guethary and sample its local specialties.

Meet your guide in the morning and be introduced to the history of the area. Enjoy a spectacular drive along the corniche basque to Saint Jean de Luz.

Start your culinary journey with a visit to the local ‘affineur’, an expert who receives cheese from producers and holds it in their shop until it’s ready to eat. Sample a selection of ‘raised’ by affineur cheeses. Sip French Basque wine from Irulegui.

Next up, take a stroll along the streets of the town listening to the thrilling stories of local pirates, corsairs, sailors, and fishermen. Enjoy free time to visit the 13th-century church of St. John the Baptist with its remarkable hull-shaped wood-paneled vault. If you'd like to try local foie gras, be taken to a farm store stocked with this French delicacy. 

To complete your trip to Saint Juan de Luz, visit the pastry shop where macarons were first created in 1660. Buy these confections and head to the surfing and food paradise of Biarritz. After having a glimpse of the Biarritz lighthouse, continue to Les Halles neighborhood and its vibrant food market. 

Visit the market’s most-loved bar where locals stop for a seafood aperitif while shopping. Explore the area like a local by trying oysters, shrimps, and snails from Arcachon. Pair your meal with a glass of great white wine from Bordeaux. 

Then, discover the truffle heaven, a bar specializing in truffle-flavored charcuterie and gourmet products from the region. Next, make some room for pintxos. 

From Biarritz, go back to the other side and explore the picturesque fishing village of Hondarribia. Taste some of the best pintxos in an award-winning restaurant. Learn about modern Basque cuisine and discuss the differences between French Basque and Spanish Basque food.

At the end of the day, return to San Sebastian with a full belly and lots of memories.

  • Professional guide/driver
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation
  • Selection of local specialties & pintxos
  • Selection of wines
  • Water
  • Meals, drinks and tickets not listed above

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Excellent tour! Nothing like sharing the ride with a local guide. Mikel was very kind and accompanied us during a unique experience.

May 4, 2022

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