Tempt your taste buds and uncover the secrets of Basque cooking.

Enjoy a scenic drive to the heart of Bilbao, with its narrow, atmospheric streets steeped in history. Marvel at the range of Renaissance, Baroque and Modernist architecture in the old town and stroll around with your knowledgeable guide, past the iconic Santiago Cathedral, San Antón Church and Plaza Nueva. Spot the age-old bakeries and patisseries and inhale the invigorating aroma of fresh fruit and veg at buzzing Ribera Market.

Having seen the fantastic local produce for yourself, it’s time to use it to whip up some dishes. In the wonderful ambience of Aspaldiko Restaurant – a 16th-century farmhouse on the outskirts of town – you’ll meet the chef for a foodie masterclass. Get hands-on and taste everything as you learn how this region developed its signature culinary style.

Hungry for more? Relax and savour a delicious three-course lunch with drinks – the perfect way to celebrate this experience. 

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