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San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory

San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory
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icon5 hours  (Approx.)
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Overview

Explore the unique gastronomy and maritime heritage of Basque Country on this full-day tour to the Albaola sea factory and museum, plus a gourmet cider experience. Travel up the coast from San Sebastián to Pasaia, where you can watch workers building a replica of a 16th-century whaling ship and learn about the area’s seafaring history. For lunch, head to an authentic cider house in Gipuzkoa province for a 3-course meal featuring typical Basque dishes and unlimited cider brewed right in the tavern’s cellar.
  • Full-day tour to the Albaola Sea Factory of the Basques from San Sebastián
  • Travel up the coast to the seaport town of Pasaia
  • Watch carpenters build a replica of a 16th-century whaling ship
  • Learn about the important maritime history of Basque Country
  • Enjoy a 3-course lunch of typical Basque cuisine at a cider house
  • Taste unlimited barrel-brewed cider
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Unlimited drinks (cider)
Cider House menu 3-course lunch
Professional local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Other drinks besides cider (available to purchase)

Departure Point

San Sebastian - Donostia, San Sebastian - Donostia, Province of Guipuzcoa, Basque Country

Traveler pickup is offered
Due to the current situation and as a precaution, transport will always be in private

Airports

  • San Sebastian Airport, Gabarrari Kalea, 5, 20280 Hondarribia, Gipuzkoa, Spain


Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Celebrate San Sebastian’s selection as the 2016 European Capital of Culture on this full-day food and heritage tour. After pickup at your San Sebastián hotel in the morning, travel by minivan up the coast to the seaport town of Pasaia, home to the Albaola museum, known as ‘The Sea Factory of the Basques.’ Here you can watch expert carpenters recreating an authentic replica of the San Juan Galleon, a 16th-century whaling ship. Watch this unique piece of seafaring history brought back to life before your eyes, and learn about the important maritime heritage of Basque Country through museum displays.

Continue on to the Petritegi Cider House to taste the flavors of beautiful Gipuzkoa province. Savor a 3-course lunch of typical Basque dishes like cod omelets, steak, and Idiazabal cheese with walnuts, accompanied by unlimited cider brewed on-site using traditional barrel methods down in the tavern’s cellar.

Relax and enjoy the scenery on the return drive to you San Sebastián hotel in the afternoon. Tour size is limited to 15 people for a more personalized, small-group experience.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
BASQUE DESTINATION
Visit to Albaola shipyard
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Availability for visits cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of visits availability
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Basque Destination "Creating Memories"

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
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What is the policy on sanitization during San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Q:
What is the maximum group size during San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by San Sebastian: Cider and the Basque Sea Factory.

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