Day trip from SAN SEBASTIAN

AÑANA SALT VALLEY: A 200 YEAR OLD SEA

Would you like to visit AÑANA SALT VALLEY: A 200 YEAR OLD SEA?

We quote a taylor-made travel for you 

The favourite route of Ken Follet

WHAT YOU´LL DO

  • Discover the Salt Valley of Añana
  • Tasting of salts
  • Enjoy Vitoria and the cathedral of Santa María
  • Have a lunch in an historical place

LANGUAGES:

  • English, French, Spanish, Basque
  • On request (extra charge*): German / portuguese / japanese* / chinese*

WHAT TO EXPECT

The most famous salt productors of the Basque Country are in Añana. Salt is the only edible rock in nature. The Valley of Añana is a cultural place of more than 6.500 years of history and is near from being World Heritage. The Salt Valley of Añana (Álava) is one of the most breathtaking and well conserved place in Europe. It is situated 30 km from Vitoria-Gasteiz. Humans have taken advantage of the salt sources from thousand of years so as to obtain an essential product in our lives, salt. This magnific outdoor cultural place has been evolving from centuries: Platforms where brines are spilled, to get salty water and after the water is evaporated we obtain salt. A unique and extended net of wood channels that distribute the water to distant places in the Valley.

Early in the morning, we will go to the Salt Valley of Añana to know the salt mines, its importance and how the salt is recovered and produced, which is considered one of the world’s best salt. After the visit, we will make a tasting of salts: Evaluating the salt in an easy way but also with professionality taking in mind the appearances and different feelings of the variety of salts combined with spices such as cayenne, tomato, garlic, fine herbs and provencal herbs; black and green olives and wine.

Once the visit is finished, we will move to Vitoria-Gasteiz, a city with unlimited possibilities. A city cooked with the best ingredients of the best quality.

We will have a lunch in traditional restaurant located in the Old Part of the city

After the lunch, we will visit the Santa María cathedral, known as Old Cathedral. It is a catholic temple of gothic style located in the top of a hill where the primitive village of Gasteiz was firstly established. This place in know internationally because it was the inspiration of Ken Follet to continue with “Los Pilares de la Tierra”. And it is included a guided visit to this architectonic jewel

BEFORE GOING

  • A minimum of 2 people.
  • With a private tour guide, the schedule, duration and activities can be adjusted to meet your needs.
  • Please, provide us with any special request you have or eating intolerances.
  • We suggest to weat comfortable footwear.

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%

Basic plan
What's included?


What's NOT included?


Standard plan
From 190,00€ / pax.
What's included?

Hotel pick-up and drop off in hotels in the city centre with driving guide for the whole experience.

Visit to Añana Valley with salt tasting included

Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Vitoria-Gazteiz Old Town

Guided visit Santa María Cathedral in Vitoria-Gasteiz

What's NOT included?

Any services that is not included in the "What's included" section

Tips and gratuities for the restaurant

Premium plan
From 215,00€ / pax.
What's included?

Hotel pick-up and drop off in hotels in the city centre with chofer.

Private guide for the whole experience

Visit to Añana Valley with salt tasting included

Lunch in a traditional restaurant in Vitoria-Gazteiz Old Town

Guided visit Santa María Cathedral in Vitoria-Gasteiz

What's NOT included?

Any services that is not included in the "What's included" section

Tips and gratuities for the guide or restaurant

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