Bilbao: Guggenheim Guided Tour with Skip-the-Line
- Small group
- Skip the line
- Duration: 2 hours
Immerse yourself in the Basque Country's world-famous gastronomy scene in a cooking class with a local chef. The experience begins with a private guided tour along the Old Quarter of San Sebastian. Explore the main sites as well as some hidden gems often missed by visitors. Learn about Basque history, culture, and traditions while picking out the best seasonal products at a local market. Once the shopping is complete, walk to the private cooking area where the class will take place. Learn the main elements of a Basque meal and how to prepare them according to local tradition. At the end of the course, sit down to enjoy your culinary creation with a glass of local Basque wine.
This tour will include a nice walking tour in the morning, showing you and buying seasonal products in the local market gathering with local people. You will be shown how to cook the products after the walk while drinking txakoli, a white local wine, Rioja red wine or cider. Have an exclusive and unique chance to feel the experience of being in a private cooking club where locals gather. Taste some typical fresh Basque and seasonal food and also learn how to cook it too. The main rule of the cooking club following the history of why those clubs were founded, was that only the men were allowed to cook and to access the kitchen, and the women were only able to watch, be served and of course, to enjoy the experience but not to work.
This culinary activity lasts about 2 hours and a half and serves as lunch or dinner. This is a fun interactive class into a nice and relaxed format with one of the most known chefs in Bilbao. Learn the secrets of preparing traditional Basque Pintxos as well as some more current and innovate recipes and some very interesting tricks. In addition, taste them all in the end. The activity will be developed in one of the most emblematic restaurant in the city with fully prepared quality facilities, You will create 4 special pintxos and 1 traditional dessert and all accompanied at all times by Txakoli, Crianza, beer and soft drinks. The pintxos to be created could be the following: Gilda, Pil Pil Cod Salad, Tartarburguer, Talo with Sukalki, and Intxaursalsa with goxue (dessert).
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an efficient meeting point, the guide, Xavier, who does not count the time, the details, or the exchanges to enhance the visit of the rooms and the exterior works, without forgetting the structure of the museum. In short, we really enjoyed it. A word of advice: avoid making the visit from 4.30 p.m., it's really too short to fully benefit from all the exhibitions and experiences !! Or, take your tour of the temporary exhibitions before the guided tour. That is all.
We very much enjoyed the tour. Our guide Javier was very friendly and explained many details inside and outside the building to us. It was definitely worth booking the tour. They were also very flexible and supportive when we had to move the date for a private matter. Recommended tour and plenty of time with the guide!
Very good guide Javier. Information and his personality made the visit around and inside the muzeum to a great experience.
Our guide was excellent and extremely friendly. This is well worth a visit.
The guide was very knowledgeable and answered all our questions;