Let’s take a break from sightseeing in the city and go on a fascinating journey to explore the Basque coast! On this tour I will take you to one of my favorite wineries in the region, specializing in artisanal txacoli production. This is the slightly bubbly white wine that you’ll see at pintxo bars around town. We’ll learn all about how it is made and then indulge in a delicious 3-course Basque lunch with a pairing of different types of txacoli. To work off all the wonderful food we will venture out to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a beautiful natural islet on the coast. We will stop to walk around and take pictures before heading back to Bilbao.
Transportation from Plaza Moyua to the Basque Coast
Guided tour of txacoli winery in the coastal town of Bakio
Typical Basque lunch, each dish with wine pairing
Visit San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
Join a knowledgeable, food-and-wine-loving Bilbao native guide on an exciting adventure to Bakio on the coast of Basque Country. This tour will take you on a journey to explore a local winery, specializing in txacoli, an effervescent Basque white wine popular at pintxo bars around the region. You will have a chance to learn all about the production of this speciality and to taste some along the way. After working up an appetite you will enjoy an authentic Basque lunch paired with various wines. The menu may include a refreshing salad with tuna belly, red peppers and anchovies (with white Txacoli), hake with fresh squid (paired with barrel-aged Txacoli), beef tenderloin with mushrooms (paired with red Txacoli) and a sweet dessert to finish. After our meal, we will head out to explore San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a picturesque islet on the coast of Biscay – the ideal place for photos and selfies! On the way back your guide will answer any questions you may have about the Basque lifestyle and provide useful suggestions for the rest of your stay in Bilbao.