7 days tour

Basque Traditions: Euskal Jaiak

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KEY DETAILS

  • LIVE GUIDE: English, French, Spanish, Basque
  • INSTANT CONFIRMATION


WHAT YOU´LL DO

During “Euskal Jaiak” different typical sports competitions and demonstrations are held in the city and surroundings. Activities directly related to Basque culture, such as the races, having its origins in the fishing that is so representative of the Cantabrian coast. However, they are no less the “Euskal Jaiak” of Zarautz, held on 9th September, a splendid example of local folklore that bring much more than a simple holiday in Euskadi-Basque Country. During these days the streets are full of groups of dancers accompanied by txistus and other instruments.

  • Day 1: Guided civist to the Old Town of San Sebastian and pintxo based dinner
  • Day 2: Visit San Sebastian and the San Telmo museum
  • Day 3: Sunday of “Regata Races” enjoy the Michelin restaurant Arzak
  • Day 4: "Cider Day" and "Gaztelu Eguna"
  • Day 5: Buy some products in the Bretxa market, then cook and taste it
  • Day 6: Enjoy the "Euskal Jaia" in Zarautz and watch a "pelota" match
  • Day 7: A morning in Talasoterapia La Perla
 

WHAT TO EXPECT

Day 1

Arrive to Donostia – San Sebastián. Guided tour through the Old Town and pintxos based dinner, by a new way to live like local people. Design your own route, ask for our suggested pintxos and use PintxoBox tokens to pay the pintxos and drinks, and feel safer. Easy and simple.

Accommodation.


Day 2

Breakfast in the hotel.

During the morning, a sightseeing tour of the romantic city will show the whole city, a relaxing walk will show you the Cortázar’s enlargement, designed in the second half of the nineteenth century, after the demolition of the fort that was protecting the town. The perpendicular street where the sandstone and French style buildings are integrated into the environment, give the feeling of a peaceful and organized city.

Then, chance to visit San Telmo Museum, located in the old part of the city. Represents our cultural and historical, past and present, features with a multidisciplinary and open vision.

Free time to discover the city on your own and have a walk through the seafront.

Accommodation.

 

Day 3

Breakfast in the hotel.

Sunday of “Regata Races”, go on your own into this party that can be observed from every point of the city.

Free time for lunch and free afternoon to enjoy this special day like all the donostiarras.

Transfer by an old but luxurious car to the first restaurant with 3 Michelin stars visit the city, Arzak ***. The house was built for wine cellar and bar in the village of Alza. Therefore, Juan Mari Arzak’s parents (Juan Ramón Arzak and Francisca Arratibel), and started working as a restaurant. The restaurant started gaining notoriety, specializing in family celebrations and marriages, up to the edge of the kitchen, devoting the three Michelin stars.

Transfer to the hotel and accommodation.

 

Day 4

Breakfast in the hotel.

During the morning, the Cider Day is celebrated at the Constitution Square, in the old part of the city. Opportunity to taste local products as well as to drink cider.

Then, we will go into a typical Gastronomic Society. Where we will meet the familiar tradition and taste the typical dishes of the city.

In the afternoon, there is a spectacle called “Gaztelu Eguna”, the show commemorates the rebuilding of the city after it was almost completely burned by Napoleon’s troops in 1813.

Dinner in one of the typical restaurants of the Old Town and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation.

 

Day 5

Breakfast in the hotel.

In the morning, we will go to La Bretxa Market, where we could find the best raw materials that will be needed for the next experience as we are going to attend to a cooking session. Once we have bought the needed products with the chef, you will have the chance to cook and taste them carefully.

Free afternoon and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

 

Day 6

Breakfast in the hotel.

Today is Euskal Jaia, the tradition says we need to dress up with the typical Basque dresses, we will drive to Zarautz, in order to live once a life experience, a folkloric celebration that moves a big amount of people. After lunch, we will go to see a “pelota” match, a traditional Basque sport.

Free time and transfer to the hotel.

Accommodation.

 

Day 7

Breakfast in the hotel.

We propose you a morning in Talasoterapia La Perla. A gift for the health and mind.

 

BEFORE GOING

With a private tour guide, the schedule, duration and activities can be adjusted to meet your needs. Please, provide any special requests you have.

Please note that this tour is a culture and food tour. But, you will get a pair of local snacks as well as a walk through the old quarter of San Sebastian in order to learn about the Basque culture and gastronomy. Please note that you will not receive a full meal.

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

  • Cancel up to 15 days in advance for a full refund
  • Cancellations between 15 days and 48 hours will be charged 50%
  • Cancellations 48 hours in advance will be charged 100%

 

 

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