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"Basque Cider House" guided tour + meal from San Sebastian provided by Sagardoa Route

"Basque Cider House" guided tour + meal from San Sebastian

"Basque Cider House" guided tour + meal from San Sebastian
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What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
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  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 87342P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Traditional menu: Snack, cod omelette, cod with peppers, grilled T-Bone steak & cheese, quince & nuts. The meal includes the tasting of different ciders from the barrel. • Air-conditioned vehicle • All Fees and Taxes • Snacks • Private transportation • Alcoholic Beverages • Entry/Admission - Sagardotegia Petritegi
Duration
4h
Departure details
Bengoetxea Kalea, 2, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain City centre, next to Gipuzkoa square and in front of bar Koh Tao.
Inclusions
Traditional menu: Snack, cod omelette, cod with peppers, grilled T-Bone steak & cheese, quince & nuts. The meal includes the tasting of different ciders from the barrel. • Air-conditioned vehicle • All Fees and Taxes • Snacks • Private transportation • Alcoholic Beverages • Entry/Admission - Sagardotegia Petritegi
Departure details
Bengoetxea Kalea, 2, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain City centre, next to Gipuzkoa square and in front of bar Koh Tao.
Duration
4h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Infant seats available
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Bengoetxea Kalea, 2
    Bengoetxea Kalea, 2, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    City centre, next to Gipuzkoa square and in front of bar Koh Tao.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Sagardotegia Petritegi
    Stop: 4 hours - Admission included
    Experience the ‘Txotx!’ ritual, taste natural Basque cider and take a trip back to our origins! Would you like to enjoy a cider house but you don’t know how to get to one? This tour is the solution. We will pick you up in San Sebastian so that you can learn, with the help of our guide, the secrets of this thousand-year-old drink very closely linked to the Basque Country and its culture and gastronomy. You will visit the apple orchards, the farmhouse presses/stores, the cider-making areas, the cellars and, naturally, you taste natural home-made cider as we Basques make it: in the bottle and through the ritual called "Txotx". ¡Txoootx! is a call to taste Natural Cider directly from the barrels while you enjoy a Traditional Cider House Menu. Through the Ritual of Txotx you will taste cider from different barrels in the cellars of our cider houses while you enjoy a traditional cider house menu. Afterwards, we will return to San Sebastian so you can carry on enjoying our land.
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  • You'll end at
    Bengoetxea Kalea, 2
    Bengoetxea Kalea, 2, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    City centre, next to Gipuzkoa square and in front of bar Koh Tao.
    See address & details
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HungryHorris
Nottingham, UK12 contributions
Friendly and helpful guide
Feb 2020 • Couples
We had an enjoyable visit to a traditional Basque cider house, Astarbe, a short distance from the centre of San Sebastian with the lovely Maite. She was very friendly, easy to talk to and eager to share her knowledge of the cider house's history. Whilst there we enjoyed a lovely traditional cider house meal of bacalao omelette, cod with peppers and onions, a generous ribeye steak and local smoked sheep cheese with membrillo and walnuts to finish. And of course there was plenty of oppurtunity to sample the different varieties of cider. Overall a great experience! :)
Written February 20, 2020
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AmaiaZ33
Muchas gracias!
Written July 17, 2020
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meggy0_0weggy
Atlanta, GA2 contributions
Great experience!
Oct 2019
A different tour we had planned on cancelled last minute and we found this tour the day before and signed up, not sure what to expect. Our group had a GREAT time! Our tour guide, Izaskun, picked us up promptly and even on the drive out of town started telling us about the history of the areas we were driving through. She was very knowledgable about cider and cider houses but also gave us more insight about history and culture of the Basque region. She did a great job of showing us around the orchard and the cidery. Sampling cider is an experience in and of itself and the food was great (so much food!). I don't think there is anyway we could have gone to the cidery on our own and gotten as much out of the experience.

At the end, Izaskun offered to drop us off in Pasaia so we could go to the Albaola boat museum and showed us where to pick up the bus back to San Sebastian. Definitely worth the time to check out the museum and it was very easy to get back to San Sebastian on the bus.

We could not have been happier with this experience and highly recommend it! We only wish we had been able to do one of the longer experiences that are offered on other days and at other times of the year.
Written November 7, 2019
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AmaiaZ33
Thank you! See you soon!
Written November 14, 2019
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bjourgensen
Boston, MA32 contributions
Informative and Fun - even if you don't like cider!
Oct 2019
I am not a fan of cider and I loved this tour. Our guide, Izaskun, was simply wonderful and shared all of her local knowledge about cider, cider houses, and Basque culture in general. A quick drive from San Sebastian takes you to a lovely little orchard/cider house where the process is thoroughly explained and the history of cider making and its importance to the Basque culture is shared. We met one of the owners of the cider house and had a delicious 4-course meal served to us. For non-cider drinkers, there was water and fresh apple juice. It was a lovely afternoon and a unique experience. I
Written October 26, 2019
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AmaiaZ33
Hello Bridget! It has been a pleasure sharing with you the soul of our cider culture. I´m glad knowing you have enjoyed time in this tour and that you have brought with you a part of the Basque culture. Many many thanks for your kind words and I hope you will come back with your family soon. Kisses
Written November 1, 2019
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Papitese
Mudgeeraba, Australia99 contributions
Topa!
That's what we learned to say cheers in Basque.
If you are a foodie, this place is not to be missed.
We were privileged to have Izaskun as our guide.
It was a nice drive from our accommodation in Gros and Izaskun regaled us with the history and events in the region.
We were very fortunate to visit the Aburuza Cider House.
Even though it was the evening tour, we were still able to take a look at at the cider processing area and gained a good understanding of the method.
Then it was dinner. This was substantial. Please bring along a large appetite. First course was cod omelette, then hake with peppers. All the time a super crusty loaf of bread on the table to accompany. Then the hero of the dish was this humongous steak (txuleta) to be shared. Be forewarned, they like it rare. But so tender and flavourful.
Then cheese and quince to finish off.
But the highlight for us was going into the cider room that had several large vats. You bring your glass and get ready to catch the arcing stream of cider when the staff opens up the tap. This allows the cider to aerate.
For us it was such a novel way to taste the Cider and experience the camaraderie with other cider lovers.
Izaskun was a wonderful host and really made our night super special and unforgettable.
💖to Izaskun
Written October 23, 2019
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AmaiaZ33
Hello Adeline! What a beautiful words! We really had grat time together!! The team of the Cider House Association (sagardoa route) and Aburuza Cider House thanks you these kind words and we hope you come back soon to continue enjoying together while we show you other aspects of our ancestral culture. You can follow us in sagardoa.eus Take care! Izaskun
Written November 1, 2019
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Crystal R
3 contributions
Not to be missed!
Aug 2019
When I came to the basque region I was told that the cider house was not to be missed if you want to enjoy a traditional culinary experience. My guide was Izaskun, and she was wonderful! As a member of the Association of Cider in the Basque region, she shared very intimate knowledge with me that I found to be very fascinating. We took a tour of the orchard and she explained the cider process. I had the opportunity to view the cellar and have fresh cider from there! The food was absolutely delicious! Defiinitely not to be missed with in Donostia!
Written August 13, 2019
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AmaiaZ33
Hello Crystal, many many thanks for your kind words. It was a pleasure to share a part of our culture with you and we feel happy knowing you have enjoyed. See you soon. 😙
Written August 15, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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