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Bayonne: Guided Food Walking Tour (with Food and Drinks)

1. Bayonne: Guided Food Walking Tour (with Food and Drinks)

We will start our gourmet tour with a stroll through the streets of Bayonne, tasting the chocolate in one of the oldest shops in Bayonne (1854), pass by the cathedral, the cloister, before immersing ourselves in our gastronomic visit! Bayonne Les Halles de Bayonne is the perfect starting point for our food tour, where you'll get to indulge in some of the freshest and most delicious fish/seafood in the region. To complement the mouthwatering flavors of the fish/seafood, we've carefully selected a glass of local wine for you to savor. While you discover these local specialties, you'll be surrounded by the sights, sounds, and smells of the bustling market. It's the perfect introduction to Bayonne's food scene, and we can't wait to share it with you. Bayonne Our second stop on the food tour is one of the oldest trinquets in France (A trinquet is a type of indoor court used for playing the Basque ball game called "pelota."). As we arrive, you'll be struck by the traditional architecture and the rich history of the venue. We'll head to the restaurant inside the trinquet, where you'll get to sample a variety of local tapas and cured meats, each with their own unique flavor profile. To complement the tapas, we'll also serve you a glass of wine from the restaurant's carefully curated selection. As you savor the delicious food and drink, you'll be surrounded by the lively atmosphere of the trinquet, with the sounds of the game being played in the background. It's a truly unique and unforgettable experience that captures the essence of Basque culture and cuisine. Bayonne For our third stop, we'll visit a traditional Basque cider house. Here, you'll discover a unique aspect of Basque culture and cuisine that has been passed down from generation to generation. At the cider house, we'll introduce you to the delicious flavors of Basque sheep's milk cheese, which pairs perfectly with quince paste. And of course, we'll also serve you the house cider (sagarnoa), which has a distinctive and refreshing taste. But the true highlight of this stop is the unique experience of serving yourself sagarnoa straight from the barrel. This traditional Basque ritual involves catching the sagarnoa as it flows from the barrel. It's an unforgettable experience that truly captures the spirit of Basque hospitality and tradition. As you sip your sagarnoa and enjoy the cheese, you'll be surrounded by the warm atmosphere of the cider house, with its rustic decor and friendly staff. Bayonne Next, we'll head to one of the best pastry shops in Bayonne to pick up a Basque cake that we'll enjoy at our final stop. Bayonne For our final stop on the food tour, we'll visit an historic Bayonne coffee roaster. Here, you'll get to taste a freshly roasted espresso paired with an excellent Basque cake from the neighboring pastry shop. The rich aroma and flavor of the coffee, combined with the sweet and savory notes of the cake, will make for a perfect ending to your Basque culinary adventure.

From San Sebastian: Biarritz and Bayonne Minibus Tour

2. From San Sebastian: Biarritz and Bayonne Minibus Tour

This tour is designed to accommodate a larger group, up to 22 people in a minibus. Crossing the river Bidasoa allows us to reach an area of the Basque Country with a great number of contrasts to discover. On this tour we will be able to stroll through Bayonne and see its cathedral and its market, breathe the local atmosphere in the shopping streets of the Grand Bayonne and admire the intersection of the rivers Nive and Adour. We will also move to the stately Biarritz, a 19th century imperial summer city, where its casino and palace still maintain the spirit of the time. The tour is conducted in bilingual (English and Spanish), so our guides will speak both languages simultaneously. Approximate itinerary: 9:00 Pick up and departure from San Sebastian 10:00 Arrival in Biarritz: Casino, Rocher de la Vierge, Hotel du Palais and Sainte Eugenie church. A little spare time for lunch (lunch not included) 12:30 Arrival in Bayonne: Sainte Marie cathedral, Port Neuf, city hall and market. 3:00 Drop off in San Sebastian

From Hendaye: Tapas Tour in Hondarribia (w/ Food and Drinks)

3. From Hendaye: Tapas Tour in Hondarribia (w/ Food and Drinks)

What to expect during the visit "Tapas Tour in Hondarribia: A Culinary Journey through Tapas": - Cross-Border Adventure: The tour begins in Hendaye, on the French side, where we embark on an exciting adventure. We will board a boat and cross the magnificent Bidasoa river, crossing the border to arrive in Hondarribia, on the Spanish side. - Tapas Extravaganza: As soon as we arrive in Hondarribia, the tapas adventure begins! Get ready to explore the bustling streets and discover the world famous tapas. From traditional pintxos to unique Basque flavors, every bite will tickle your taste buds and give you insight into the region's rich culinary heritage. - Captivating Views: After feasting on a delicious variety of tapas, we will proceed to the famous Parador Palace. Nestled on a hill, this 10th century fortified castle offers a breathtaking panoramic view of Hondarribia and its surroundings. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery while enjoying a cup of coffee and savoring a delicious dessert. - Unforgettable Memories: Throughout the tour, you will not only savor the best tapas, you will also immerse yourself in the vibrant Basque culture. Expect to create lasting memories, interact with friendly locals, and gain a deeper understanding of the region's culinary traditions. - Return: At the end of the visit, we will return to the port and board the boat to return to Hendaye. However, if you want to extend your stay in Hondarribia, you have the option of exploring the city further, shopping or soaking up its unique ambiance. Boats are available all afternoon.

From San Sebastian: Biarritz & Basque Coast Tour with Lunch

4. From San Sebastian: Biarritz & Basque Coast Tour with Lunch

See the towns along France’s Basque coast on this full-day tour from San Sebastian. Visit fishing villages like Saint Jean de Luz, or villages on the beach such as Biarritz where people from all around the world spend their summer enjoying Basque gastronomy and surfing.  Begin with a stop in Bayonne, a charming small city full of historic buildings and a quaint downtown. Admire harbors with fishing boats as well as popular surfing spots.  In Biarritz, enjoy watching the activity of the young surfers in front of the high-end casinos and traditional restaurants. Walk with your guide through the villages and travel along the coast by private transportation.   During the tour, your group will make a stop for lunch at a local restaurant. Enjoy a 2-course lunch at the restaurant with dessert included. The tour ends with drop-off at your hotel. 

Biarritz, Bayonne, and Basque Country: Private Driving Tour

5. Biarritz, Bayonne, and Basque Country: Private Driving Tour

Enjoy a private trip with a driver-guide explore the Basque Country. Visit lovely villages and areas including Saint Jean de Luz, Ciboure, Socoa, the Corniche Basque, Ainhoa, Espellette, Saint Jean Pied-de-Port and Biarritz. Saint Jean de Luz  is a lovely little fishing port on the Basque coast just South of Biarritz. First, drive to Ciboure, Socoa, and along the Corniche Basque. The road is on top of this magnificent stretch of cliffs and coastline and leads south from the Vauban Fort of Socoa to Hendaye on the Spanish border. Next, veer away from the coast and up into the foothills of the Pyrenees, towards the lovely French Basque mountain town of Ainhoa. After Ainhoa, head to Espellette, a Basque town with traditional colors and architecture. The houses have a special decoration, they’re covered with garlands of red peppers. Then it's time to leave Espelltte and drive to Saint Jean Pied-de-Port. This medieval fortified city is still surrounded by a parapet wall, and plays an important role for pilgrims. It’s the last stop in France along the Camino de Santiago de Compostella. After visiting these mountain towns, return to the Atlantic coast to visit Biarritz; before returning to Saint Jean de Luz or the point of departure.

Bayonne: Journey Through Craft and Art Private Tour

6. Bayonne: Journey Through Craft and Art Private Tour

Welcome to our Art Tour, your gateway to immersive cultural experiences in the vibrant city of Bayonne. Join us on a remarkable journey through the hidden gems of art and traditional craftsmanship, where creativity flourishes in every corner. Embark on an unforgettable journey through Bayonne's vibrant art scene with our Art Tours. Join us as we delve into the creative depths of this captivating city, revealing hidden gems and inspiring artistic treasures. During our Art Tours, you'll have the opportunity to explore the studios of talented artists, witnessing their creative process firsthand and gaining insights into their artistic vision. Immerse yourself in the age-old traditions of craftsmanship as we visit artisan workshops, where skilled artisans meticulously craft unique pieces, from handmade eyewear to exquisite jewelry and couture garments. We'll also visit carefully curated art galleries, where you can admire a diverse range of artworks, from contemporary masterpieces to thought-provoking installations. Immerse yourself in Bayonne's thriving art scene, where passion and creativity flourish. As you step into each studio, you'll have the unique opportunity to witness the artists in their element, observing firsthand their creative process and gaining a deeper understanding of their inspirations and techniques. You'll have the opportunity to support the local art scene by purchasing artworks and crafts directly from the artists. This not only allows you to bring a piece of Bayonne's artistic charm home with you but also contributes to the livelihoods of the talented individuals who dedicate their lives to creating these masterpieces. Please note that our Art Tours offer flexibility, allowing us to tailor the itinerary to accommodate the group's interests and size. Our knowledgeable guides will provide fascinating insights into Bayonne's art landscape, ensuring a personalized and enriching experience. Unleash your artistic spirit and immerse yourself in the creative wonders of Bayonne with our Art Tours. Whether you are an art enthusiast, a culture seeker, or simply curious to explore the artistic soul of the city, we invite you to join us on this unforgettable journey of discovery. Book your Art Tour today and get ready to be inspired by the beauty, craftsmanship, and artistic treasures that await you in Bayonne.

Balade Apéro Tapas à Bayonne

7. Balade Apéro Tapas à Bayonne

Experience the unique iZi Rider in order to explore the Landes and Pays Basque. We are here for you to pass an amaizing moment in our company. Learn some amaizing information about the area with your funny and expectional instructor. Admire the Basque culture through the visit of the amaizing Bayonne and the beautifull Pasarella Guinguette. Drive through history visiting Bayonne and the "halage"path in order to reach the apéro-tapas stop. Since two tousand and sixteen we provide a great service in order to make you have a fun souvenir of your ride. You don't need to be an exceptional driver but your should be comfortable driving a bicycle.

Bayonne Traditional food Tour

8. Bayonne Traditional food Tour

Assortments of Basque charcuterie, including the famous Bayonne ham. Taste the Basque street food with the Taloa, a thin corn cake filled with ventrèche bacon and sheep's cheese and cooked a la plancha, the traditional dish of Basque village festivals. In a typical cider house, enjoy a grilled hake with fried garlic and deglazed with vinegar and chilli accompanied by a local cider called Sagarnoa. Finally taste the famous Basque cakes with cream or cherry. And finally finish with the other great specialty of Bayonne, the chocolate with the tasting of of delicious chocolate bites.

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4.7 / 5

based on 18 reviews

The guide picked us up at the apartment and we were off for a very nice day.... This is the third trip with this company and it did not disappoint! The guide arrived promptly and we were off. On the journey, he pointed out different interesting areas and talked about the history. All the cities were lovely, but Biarritz was our favorite. The city was lovely and the ocean was beautiful.... We had a fabulous lunch of crepes on top of the hill overlooking the waves with a nice breeze. Our guide Emmanuel, gave us plenty of time to shop for chocolate and souvenirs. We have already booked out next trip in Madrid with this company!

A wonderful experience! The French Basque region is spectacular. Very grateful for the walk and for the treatment.