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Food, Wine and Sailing on the Basque Coast - Hemingway Style

Food, Wine and Sailing on the Basque Coast - Hemingway Style

By Northern Spain Travel

Ages 1-100
Duration: 10–11 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
German, English, Spanish

  • These tour is not only a adventure tour, it is gastro experienced oriented tour. Discover the Basque coast's indentity.
  • Private transportation
  • All Fees and Taxes
  • Entry/Admission - Sunbilla
  • Entry/Admission - Pasai Donibane
  • Entry/Admission - Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques
  • Entry/Admission - San Sebastian - Donostia

Departure details
  • Plaza del Castillo, Pl. del Castillo, 31001 Pamplona, Navarra, Spain This is the official starting point. There would be a slight modification in price due to transportation costs if you needed to be picked up from a different location
  • Gabriel Aresti Pasealekua, 26, 20012 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain This is not the official starting point, however, we cater to the needs to our guests and can make arrangements for you to be picked up in Bilbao. There would be a modification in price due to transportation costs.
  • Bilbao, Biscay, Spain This is not the official starting point, however, we cater to the needs to our guests and can make arrangements for you to be picked up in Bilbao. There would be a slight modification in price due to transportation costs.
Return details
  • Pamplona, Navarre, Spain The tour ends in Pamplona. For those who have recieved a transfer from San Sebastian or Bilbao, we make arrangements for a San Sebastian drop off or transfer back to Bilbao (requiring an extra transfer fee not included in this tour)

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120927P2

  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 120927P2

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  • You’ll have 3 starting options
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  • Pass by
    Northern Spain Travel
  • 1
    SUNBILLAKO Udal Pilotalekua
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
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  • 2
    Pasai Donibane
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • 3
    Albaola, The Sea Factory of the Basques
    Stop: 40 minutes - Admission included
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  • 4
    Donostia-San Sebastian
    Stop: 3 hours - Admission included
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  • You'll end at
    Pamplona, Navarre, Spain
    The tour ends in Pamplona. For those who have recieved a transfer from San Sebastian or Bilbao, we make arrangements for a San Sebastian drop off or transfer back to Bilbao (requiring an extra transfer fee not included in this tour)
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About the operator
Northern Spain Travel
Pamplona, Navarra, Spain
Joined in February 2019

#3 of 12 Food & Drink in Pamplona
  • esmorris1
    Family tour of Northern Spain/San Fermin 2023
    We just returned a few days ago from an amazing family trip to Northern Spain arranged by Stephanie at Northern Spain Travel. There were 5 of us (parents and kids 21, 18, and 14). Everything was perfectly planned, and I can't believe how much we were able to see, do and eat in 8 days! We traveled from Bilbao to San Sebastian, Hondarribia, Olite, Pamplona and back to Bilbao, seeing several other towns/villages on the way. We ate at amazing restaurants, kayaked, hiked the Gaztelugatxe trail, stayed in castles, had one-of-a-kind wine tastings with surprise touches, and got to see the running of the bulls from our own accommodations at San Fermin along with other festivities. Stephanie and her team are based in Pamplona, so they were able to provide us with local, insider guidance. She literally led us through the streets of Pamplona herself, treating us like her friends and it was a wonderful experience. All of the people on her team are top notch, and if you are interested in visiting this part of Spain, I can't imagine anyone else being able to provide you with a better experience than Stephanie at Northern Spain Travel.
  • Craighock52
    CRAIG HOCKENBERRY SUPERINTENDENT I finally got to accomplish a 30 year bucket list item by using a group called Bucket List Events! They were amazing! Every detail of everyday work out perfectly. World class event from a a world class organization, Bucket List Events CRAIG HOCKENBERRY SUPERINTENDENT
  • jwieland2019
    Stephanie will make sure you enjoy the culture.
    Experiencing Spanish culture during a fiesta can be challenging because of the sheer volumes of tourists around you. Stephanie takes you inside the authentic zone, and provides you with the insider's perspective. It's amazing to see the places through her eyes!
  • coloradofa
    Do not hesitate to book with Northern Spain Travel. You will be treated like family! Our journey included fabulous vistas and extraordinary restaurant experiences. I’m positive we were taken to places your “normal” travel agency doesn’t even know exist. All transportation was seem less,spotless and timely. Sit back and relax and get ready for a wonderful time.
  • CiaranO316
    Great Experience
    Myself and my wife enjoyed a wonderful evening with Oliver who was a charming and knowledgable host. He provided a perfect blend of the history of Pamplona and Navarra, their customs and gastronomy. We visited 5 bars sampling great pinxtos accompanied with outstanding local wines. Oliver gave us a brief tour of his private club which was a nice insight to local culture. All in all a great way to spend and evening (1900 to 2300) in Pamplona Highly recomended
  • markeveleigh
    Best in Navarra
    I've travelled several times with Northern Spain Travel and have found their indepth knowledge of this area to be second to none. The enthusiasm of this organisation, coupled with the best local contacts and years of research in this region (and beyond), leave me in no doubt that I'd recommend Northern Spain Travel to anyone!
  • Leigh B
    Leigh B
    A memorable experience
    We stopped in Pamplona during our walk along the Camino from Saint-Jean to Santiago. We booked in advance of the walk to ensure we had the opportunity on opening day to watch the bull run, a bull fight, and have accommodations in Pamplona. Stephanie Mutsaerts from Northern Spain travel made this possible and went out of her way to ensure that we had our bags transferred correctly from our previous stay into our apartment in Pamplona, because the travel services for luggage do not typically transfer luggage into Pamplona unless there is 24-hour reception. We also enjoyed a walking tour (tasting samples from various locations) following the bull run. The company was accommodating and answered all of our questions in advance. Stephanie was so patient to ensure that our dream bucket list items were fulfilled and that we enjoyed our experience. I would highly recommend this event and travel company.
  • Junior3DC
    Bulls on Parade
    Went to the San Fermin Festival and the Running of the Bulls. It is surprisingly difficult to find reliable information about this event. Here're a few quick thoughts for anyone thinking about going (and running): 1. If you want to do the Run, watch the day before you do it. If you're not thoroughly terrified, run on your second day. 2. Show up on time (as close to 0700hrs as possible). Around 0730hrs, they stop letter potential runners enter. 3. Don't bring: alcohol, glass bottles, or weapons. 4. Someone told me that you can't bring in a phone or Go-Pro --but I saw PLENTY of people that brought those items in. 5. The police do a pat-down of everyone that enters, so if you're going to try to sneak anything in, good luck. 6. If you're drunk, wearing flip-flops, sandals, or any other shoes not meant for running, or simply look like you might have a heart attack before the bulls are even released, the police will kick you out. 7. The police are no joke. They have ZERO tolerance for your shenanigans. They WILL beat you up. 8. Fifteen minutes before the race begins (approx. 0745hrs) they let the runners move around wherever they like within the enclosed course. 9. If you want to do the Run, but want to be as far away from being gored as possible, walk down to the entrance of the Coliseum around 0750hrs. You'll be able to stroll on in and get a good spot to watch everything inside. 10. During the week of the Festival, many restaurants have a set menu. And they CRAZY busy right after the Run ends (around 0800hrs). Be prepared to wait and not have a lot of options.
  • Rick W
    Rick W
    Running of the Bulls
    A thrilling and fun environment for 8 days! Run with the bulls, or just watch. The electric atmosphere is exciting either way, but run if you can. Day long partying follows the morning run. I long to go back and run again, but there are lots of other places to visit so...
  • NicoleHop
    Great guided tour
    We had a great guided walking Pamplona tour bij Steph. She knows a lot about the culture and history of beautiful Pamplona. We loved the pincho's and the bars were Steph took us! We will come again.
  • Randall M
    Randall M
    Pamplona Insider Tour
    Not being one who willingly dives into crowded unfamiliar settings, I put my faith into Steph to get that Pamplona insider experience that just can't be found during a short visit to a strange new place. Steph knows the best and most creative tapas chefs and local food critics, and they all know and greet her as a welcome friend. This was a memorable experience both meeting people and sampling dishes and wines that I would never have thought to try on my own. This was a fun informative evening and time well spent.
  • faustinor238
    Nothing like it anywhere!
    There is nothing like it anywhere in the world. It's something you have to experience. It's unforgettable and one that you'll talk about over and over again. Sea of people, drinking sangria but peaceful, having fun, moving like sea waves! Because the plaza is small and people were packed like sardines, very tightly, more than shoulder to shoulder whatever the term would be. Everybody is waiting for the go ahead from the alcalde and formal opening of the running of bulls!
  • Nathalie67B
    All went smoothly
    The apartment was clean, and comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed. Breakfast was across the street (apple tart). Grocery store was 3 min. walk. The apartment was a good temperature, considering it was August. (no air conditioning needed.)
  • jwieland2019
    Pobre de Mi
    Thank you Stephanie for an incredible experience! The view from your balcony was exceptional! I was weeping by the end, out of joy and gratitude. The people of Pamplona are the dearest and most gracious I know Thanks to you and your open arms, the spirit of San Fermin endures! Ya Falta Menos¡
  • NeburAlliv
    Lifetime Memories
    What an awesome experience! This was dream come true. Since the age of 19 I wanted to experience the Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, Spain and at 52 I had the opportunity to make it happen. Stephanie and her staff, at Northern Sapin Travel, ensured timeless memories. They were attentive to all our questions needs. They pretty much treated us like celebrities but we were not unique in that aspect; everyone of their clients were treat with kindness and respect. I would definitely recommend them to friends and family traveling in the North of Spain.
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1 review
Very good

Sacramento, CA17 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Absolutely great trip to San Sebastian, San Juan and San Jose — sailing, walking, a drive through beautiful farm lands, and a magnificent seafood lunch at Casa Camara in San Jose, which has been serving guests since 1884. If you like lobster and beautiful harbor views, this is the place to be. Our guide, Steph, was a delight — fun, knowledgeable and tireless. She started with us at 9 in the morning, and stayed with us until 10 that evening. Beautiful country, beautiful people, beautiful day — Hemingway style.
Written July 22, 2019
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Many thanks Ray for your kind words. Yes indeed, it was a fun day and you were fabulous guests! Come back for another adventure soon. Big hug, Steph
Written August 2, 2019
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