Basque in the Art: Guggenheim Visit and Bilbao Culinary Getaway for Two

Basque in the Art: Guggenheim Visit and Bilbao Culinary Getaway for Two

Bilbao, Spain

£1,044

“The transformation of Bilbao into scintillating modern city of culture is one of the new millennium's most heartening urban success stories” CN Traveller

Why we love it

Tour one of the most famous museums in the world, The Guggenheim of Bilbao, Spain, followed by world class dinning in true Basque style at multi-Michelin starred restaurants, Azurmendi and Nerua.

What's Included?

  • See the best in Basque art, on canvas and plate, in this luxurious Bilbao city break for two
  • Tour the world-famous Guggenheim museum, with two admission tickets
  • Savour a nine-course dinner each at the Guggenheim's Michelin-starred restaurant, Nerua (sister restaurant of two-Michelin-starred Mugaritz)
  • Indulge in a three-Michelin-starred lunch at Azurmendi, the World's Most Sustainable Restaurant 2015
  • Enjoy two nights in a five star hotel in the heart of Bilbao

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

Bilbao is a thriving cultural arts scene, with beautiful scenery, historic architecture, world-famous museums like the Guggenheim, and stunning Basque cuisine.

A symbol of the revitalisation of the city, and an iconic structure the world over, the Guggenheim Museum showcases the most prominent artists of the modern world. You’ll have the chance to tour and view collections that include work by Pop-Art revolutionary Andy Warhol, French Nouveau artist, Yves Klein, and 'Puppy' creator, Jeff Koons.

After a day of artistic enlightenment, savour cutting-edge, creative cooking at Michelin starred restaurant, Nerua. Under the tutelage of Mugaritz' Chef-Patron Andoni Luis Aduriz, Josean Alija - voted Best International Chef 2009 - has created a menu befitting the strong Basque heritage of Bilbao. Entry to Nerua is via its open kitchen, proudly displaying the restaurants fresh, seasonal produce that is sourced locally from the Bay of Biscay.

Rise the following morning from the luxurious comfort of your five-star hotel and enjoy the 'classic' tasting menu for lunch at three Michelin starred, Azurmendi. Winner of Restaurant magazine's Sustainable Restaurant Award 2015, Azurmendi is the culinary jewel in Basque country's crown. Hidden high up among the vineyards of Bilbao’s hillsides, every aspect of the restaurant reflects the personality and philosophy of its creator, Eneko Atxa. Azurmendi boasts a vegetable garden, mirroring glass façade and spectacular cuisine that showcases the earthy and home-grown flavours of Basque Country.

Restaurant Azurmendi Sample Menu:

  • Anchovy millefeuille
  • CaipiriTxa
  • Roe and dill
  • Frozen olive and vermouth
  • Egg from our hens, cooked inside out and truffled
  • Bloody “Mar”
  • Squid Noodles, crunchy and infusion
  • Roasted lobster out of the shell on oil herbs and sweet chives
  • Salted stew: vegetables, anchovies and iberica
  • Kokotxas
  • Pigeon, deuxelle and cauliflower
  • Orange, strawberry and ginger
  • Chocolate, hazelnuts and rosemary
  • Petits fours

Description

Bilbao is a thriving cultural arts scene, with beautiful scenery, historic architecture, world-famous museums like the Guggenheim, and stunning Basque cuisine.

A symbol of the revitalisation of the city, and an iconic structure the world over, the Guggenheim Museum showcases the most prominent artists of the modern world. You’ll have the chance to tour and view collections that include work by Pop-Art revolutionary Andy Warhol, French Nouveau artist, Yves Klein, and 'Puppy' creator, Jeff Koons.

After a day of artistic enlightenment, savour cutting-edge, creative cooking at Michelin starred restaurant, Nerua. Under the tutelage of Mugaritz' Chef-Patron Andoni Luis Aduriz, Josean Alija - voted Best International Chef 2009 - has created a menu befitting the strong Basque heritage of Bilbao. Entry to Nerua is via its open kitchen, proudly displaying the restaurants fresh, seasonal produce that is sourced locally from the Bay of Biscay.

Rise the following morning from the luxurious comfort of your five-star hotel and enjoy the 'classic' tasting menu for lunch at three Michelin starred, Azurmendi. Winner of Restaurant magazine's Sustainable Restaurant Award 2015, Azurmendi is the culinary jewel in Basque country's crown. Hidden high up among the vineyards of Bilbao’s hillsides, every aspect of the restaurant reflects the personality and philosophy of its creator, Eneko Atxa. Azurmendi boasts a vegetable garden, mirroring glass façade and spectacular cuisine that showcases the earthy and home-grown flavours of Basque Country.

Restaurant Azurmendi Sample Menu:

  • Anchovy millefeuille
  • CaipiriTxa
  • Roe and dill
  • Frozen olive and vermouth
  • Egg from our hens, cooked inside out and truffled
  • Bloody “Mar”
  • Squid Noodles, crunchy and infusion
  • Roasted lobster out of the shell on oil herbs and sweet chives
  • Salted stew: vegetables, anchovies and iberica
  • Kokotxas
  • Pigeon, deuxelle and cauliflower
  • Orange, strawberry and ginger
  • Chocolate, hazelnuts and rosemary
  • Petits fours

We Also Recommend

  • Head to the Plaza Nueva on Sunday, and discover an eccentric flea market
  • Climb the 673 metres of Bilbao’s much loved Pagasarri, directly from the city streets
  • Experience the emotion of traditional Basque opera at the Teatro Arriaga Antzokia

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months of booking.

Note that flights are not included, to give you the maximum flexibility with your travel.

Hotel: The exact hotel will depend on your travel dates. We guarantee the star rating of the hotel.

Restaurant: Dinner is inclusive of the nine-course Tasting Menu for two at Michelin starred, Nerua. Lunch is inclusive of the ‘Classic’ Lunch Menu for two people at three Michelin starred, Restaurante Azurmendi. Drinks are not included, these and any extras can simply be purchased on site. Service charge is not included; this is left to your discretion on the day.

Please note that this experience cannot incorporate bookings on/including Mondays, as both the museum and restaurants are closed.

Please note; during the summer, it is suggested that layered clothing be worn inside the Museum as the temperature is kept constantly cool.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

We Also Recommend

  • Head to the Plaza Nueva on Sunday, and discover an eccentric flea market
  • Climb the 673 metres of Bilbao’s much loved Pagasarri, directly from the city streets
  • Experience the emotion of traditional Basque opera at the Teatro Arriaga Antzokia

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within six months from the date of issue, with travel dates within 12 months of booking.

Note that flights are not included, to give you the maximum flexibility with your travel.

Hotel: The exact hotel will depend on your travel dates. We guarantee the star rating of the hotel.

Restaurant: Dinner is inclusive of the nine-course Tasting Menu for two at Michelin starred, Nerua. Lunch is inclusive of the ‘Classic’ Lunch Menu for two people at three Michelin starred, Restaurante Azurmendi. Drinks are not included, these and any extras can simply be purchased on site. Service charge is not included; this is left to your discretion on the day.

Please note that this experience cannot incorporate bookings on/including Mondays, as both the museum and restaurants are closed.

Please note; during the summer, it is suggested that layered clothing be worn inside the Museum as the temperature is kept constantly cool.

All bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least 8 weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

How it works

  • Choose your experience

    Treat yourself or share with someone you truly care about.

  • We arrange everything

    Our concierge will arrange everything, even the little extras.

  • Relax and enjoy

    Simply show up and savour the memory that will last a lifetime.

Location

Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Legina Auzoa Auzoa, 1 Larrabetzu, Bizkaia, Spain

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao & Restaurant Nerua Abandoibarra Etorb., 2, 48009 Bilbao, Bizkaia, Spain

Restaurante Azurmendi Legina Auzoa Auzoa, 1 Larrabetzu, Bizkaia, Spain

Basque in the Art: Guggenheim Visit and Bilbao Culinary Getaway for Two

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