Basque Country Culinary 2020

17-23 May, 2020

Gourmet Tour Brand

Our new range of Culinary Tours continues in one of the world’s top gastronomic centres, the Basque Country. May is a wonderful time to enjoy dynamic contrasts of the culture, food and wine in this part of northern Spain. Our journey takes us from the vibrant city of Bilbao to San Sebastian on the Atlantic Coast, taking in the wonderful Basque region of Navarra on the way. Hosted by US chef Karen Bell (James Beard Finalist) this will be a culinary tour extraordinaire.

Basque Country Culinary 2020

17-23 May, 2020


  • Optional Michelin star meal in Bilbao*
  • Sustainable tuna visit and tasting
  • Charcoal grill beef masterclass near Gernika
  • Visit to Tree of Gernika and Parliament
  • Gourmet pintxos tour of San Sebastian
  • Cookery classes at Los Fueros, Bilbao, and Mimo San Sebastian
  • Shepherd experience & cheese making/ tasting
  • Asparagus harvesting in Navarra
  • Top olive oil tasting and vegetable lunch
  • Dinner at one of the world’s top 5 wine cellars
  • Visit to the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao
  • Anchovy experience on Basque Coast
  • Optional San Sebastian Gastronomic Society lunch**

Single Supplement $700

*Optional Michelin dinner night in Bilbao $295 pp sharing ($75 single supplement)
** Optional Gastronomic Society lunch and night in San Sebastian $750 pp sharing  ($85 single supplement)

What's Included & Extensions

  • 2 nights Hotel Miro, Bilbao
  • 2 nights Hotel Maisonnave, Pamplona
  • 2 nights Hotel Astoria 7, San Sebastian
  • Private transport by luxury coach
  • Tour manager
  • Breakfast daily; 5 lunches/ 3 dinners
  • Visits and activities as specified

Not included

Airfare; meals not mentioned above; travel insurance; gratuities for guides

*Early booking discount only applies if the balance payment is made by cheque or bank (wire) transfer

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Karen Bell

Karen began her culinary career in Milwaukee while studying culinary arts at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and furthered her education with a culinary grant from MATC at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. After finishing her studies, she moved to Chicago where she helped open Vong Restaurant, and worked at Charlie Trotter’s. She then spent three years at San Francisco’s prestigious seafood restaurant Farallon, where she was promoted to Sous Chef and Chef in charge of private dining.

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