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Discover The Basque Country

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"From our base in bucolic Sare, Paddy and Jon lead us along the banks of the salmon-filled Bidasoa River that divide France from Spain at the Bay of Biscay. Woodworth and Jon Warren will be leading several tours during the spring and summer of 2017 exploring the culture and cuisine of the Basque Country." -Cara Magazine

Welcome to our special cultural tour packages, created in conjunction with our Basque cultural specialist Paddy Woodworth. Paddy first came to the Basque Country in 1975, and fell in love with its people, culture, history and landscapes. Today he is recognized as a leading international specialist on the region.

This sample itinerary is an example of what we can offer guests over a ten-day period, to provide a broad, deep and entertaining introduction to Basque culture, history and gastronomy. Its elements can be customized to suit your needs, tastes, budget and timetable. Shorter tours are equally feasible, but this itinerary gives you the full range of options currently available.

“A spectacular performance...Your command of the history, language, architecture, landscapes, historic sites and heritage was absolutely stunning. I learned a lot about this extraordinary place as did everyone on the tour.” -Tom Blinkhorn

Click here to check the full programme.

Read more about the host, Paddy Woodworth, on his website.

“What a marvelous trip! Thank you for the education, the planning, the day trips, the conversation, the company!”

Carol Harris (2016-02-03)

The tour remains one of the standout memories of my entire month in Europe. I haven't stopped raving about it to anyone who stands still long enough to listen. The partnership of Paddy and Jon and the itinerary they developed is something quite unique. Never have I had such a close personal encounter with people involved in a fiesta and learned so much about the culture and the food and the people.

Naomi Bickley (2016-02-03) , Australia

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What’s included in the price?

All food and drinks, transport (where required) and VAT are included in the price of our experiences. There is not anything extra you ever need to pay for. The experiences also include your expert Mimo bilingual guide/translator. More details of what is included in each tour are provided under each product on the website.

Do your guides speak clearly in English?

Yes, all guides speak fluent English with years of experience living in English speaking countries. Some guides are native English speakers and all have very high levels of proficiency, speaking many languages.

Where is the meeting point for your experiences?

The meeting point for all of our experiences is at Mimo San Sebastian cooking school located at the Maria Cristina hotel. Okendo 1, 20004 Donostia-San Sebastian. Click here for a google map.

When does the experience start and do I need to arrive early?

All start time information is displayed on our website under each experience. We strongly recommend guests arrive at our studio between 5 and 10 minutes before any experience starts. This is especially important for the La Rioja Day Tour so that we arrive at the first winery on time.

Do you offer private tours?

Yes, we offer private tours. Contact us or see specific information on the website for further details.

Are experiences available in other languages?

All tours are run in English but private tours can be arranged in other languages.

I’m a vegetarian – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. We will ensure that while on your experience, you will have the best vegetarian alternatives. However, you must let us know at the time of booking so we can organise this for you.

I am allergic to certain foods – is this going to be a problem?

No problem. If you have any dietary requirements please let us know. We will ensure you will have the best alternatives.

I don’t drink alcohol, is there a discount?

If you do not drink alcohol, we cannot offer a discount but will make sure you have the best alternatives available with a wide range of excellent soft drinks and juices available.

What happens if the experience I booked does not reach the minimum number of guests required?

We require a minimum of 2-4 people for certain experiences. If we do not reach the minimum, we will contact you before the experience date to inform you that it may be cancelled, and will contact you again to confirm if we are finally running the experience. If not, we will provide you some other alternatives or the full refund of the amount paid.

What if the experience I would like to do is not available on a certain date?

Email or call us and we will do our best to open a new date in the calendar.

Are your experiences suitable for children?

In the Basque Country, children are very much a part of the dining scene and we welcome children on most of our experiences. However, as there are exceptions, you may want to contact our booking department to check the suitability for the chosen experience.

Do you offer a child discount?

Yes, we offer the following discounts for children accompanied by parents:

    0-3 – free
    4-8 years old - 35% discount
    9-11 years old - 20% discount

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Submit an enquiry below, and our Booking Coordinator will respond to you shortly to help customize your package.

Price from (based on 2 guests): 2575 €

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