Gourmet getaways in Gipuzkoa
Gourmet getaway to San Sebastián. Terrace in La Perla © San Sebastián
If you're looking for a place to enjoy fine dining to the maximum, then come to Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country, in the heart of northern Spain. World-famous chefs such as Juan Mari Arzak, Martín Berasategui and Pedro Subijana have chosen this region to establish their restaurants. Once there you can enjoy its famous "pintxos" (portions of haute cuisine in miniature), visit its traditional cider halls, explore its famous capital San Sebastián… It couldn't be easier because we've designed a series of Gourmet Getaways which give you everything on a plate. Would you like to know more about them?
San Sebastián, a culinary destinationThe Gourmet Getaway “Basque Cuisine” suggests a menu of time-honoured traditional dishes which have been deftly updated.Pintxos country In the Getaway “Pintxos in San Sebastián”, a professional guide will accompany you on a tour of well-known establishments in the historic part of town so you can try this miniature cuisine. You can also opt for the “Pintxos route” around the bars in the city. Or would you prefer to create your own menu yourself? You can design your own "pintxos" in the “Pintxos workshop” in the fishing village of San Juan, five minutes outside San Sebastián.The cider hall cultureGoing to a cider hall in Guipuzkoa is a unique culinary and cultural experience. People sit at large wooden tables eating cod, steak, cheese and quince jelly with walnuts, and of course, drinking cider served directly from the "kupelas" (wooden casks). And when someone's thirsty, a cry goes up of "Txotx!" Curious, isn't it? Experience it on the Getaway entitled “The World of the Apple”, where as well as eating in a cider hall you'll be given a variety of products and taken on a guided visit round the “Sagardoetxea” Cider Museum.Quality products in special placesOther options: getaways to the wineries making the popular white wine Txakoli, tours of Idiazabal to sample the famous local cheese, or a visit to the busy Ordizia market. Most of these getaways include accommodation and extras such as guided visits, and are available in Spanish, English and French. Find out more and reserve directly at http://www.sansebastianreservas.com/ and https://www.sansebastianturismo.com/