Dining in Donostia: Exclusive Michelin-starred Foodie Getaway for Two in San Sebastián

  • Return Transfer from Bilbao in Chauffeured Mercedes E-Class +
    £300

Dining in Donostia: Exclusive Michelin-starred Foodie Getaway for Two in San Sebastián

San Sebastián, Spain

£1,100
  • Return Transfer from Bilbao in Chauffeured Mercedes E-Class +
    £300

“To visit San Sebastián is to fall in love” New York Times

Why we love it

Famous for unrivaled local cuisine – from Michelin starred molecular gastronomy to authentic Basque dishes – San Sebastián is every food lover’s dream. Dinner in a local favourite, a Pintxos crawl through la Parte Vieja and lunch at Restaurant Magazine’s 6th best restaurant in the world; this exclusive-to-TRULY 5-star break offers a unique opportunity to experience San Sebastián with an itinerary dreamt up by a Mugaritz-trained chef.

What's Included?

  • Savour the finest food of the Basque country with this three day gastronomic getaway in San Sebastián for two
  • Explore the hidden gems of the Old Town with a bespoke pintxos walk designed by a Michelin-starred chef
  • Live like a local at Sideria Petritegi – voted the best cider house in the basque country – and enjoy a traditional four course dinner and unlimited sidra
  • Indulge with 18 or more courses of nature-led cuisine at double Michelin-starred restaurant Mugaritz
  • Recharge between meals with two nights stay at a luxury hotel

Exclusive to TRULY

  • This experience is unique to TRULY guests

Description

You may have noticed the obsessive reverence with which visitors speak of Spain’s gastronomic capital. With one sight of the iconic scallop-shaped bay and golden sands, it would difficult not to pledge your allegiance to San Sebastian – or Donostia as it’s known amongst the Basque locals. This natural beauty is paired with a blend of contemporary, experimental cuisine, as well as a vast array of traditional local pintxos.

From the moment you touch down into Bilbao – the nearest major international airport – the sense of anticipation starts to build. The journey through the winding cliffs of the rugged Basque country has been described as ‘Iberia’s most stunning road’, and the final hill brings you your first aerial view of San Sebastián.

After checking into the hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to visit renowned Sideria Petritegi; Spain’s finest cider producer. You can expect local favourites such as the salt-cod tortilla, pan-fried Hake and the Txuleta; a grilled chateaubriand from dry aged Galician beef. Like the locals, you'll be free to help yourself to the barrels of crisp, sharp cider and enjoy the communal spirit of the Basques.

We heavily recommend taking the next morning easy, enjoying a leisurely breakfast at one of the cafés dotted along the promenade, with views of the beautiful beach; Playa de la Concha . The perfect city beach, the Concha is the best spot to prepare for a Txikiteo, or pintxos-bar hop. Designed by a former Mugaritz development chef, your itinerary will take you away from the usual tourist traps and through the heart of La Parte Vieja, the old town.

On the final day, experience the gastronomic highlight of your getaway. Standing in the top 10 restaurants in the world for the last decade, Andoni Luis Aduriz’ Mugaritz is a culinary temple for experimental, nature-led cuisine. Mugaritz has been described as ‘the most adventurous restaurant in the world’ and pays homage to experimental cooking first popularized by Aduriz’ mentor, Ferran Adria of El Bulli. It’s impossible to know what to expect at Mugaritz as each table is served a different menu; all part of the unforgettable experience. We recommend trusting the advice of Sommelier Nico Boise to find wines to match this challenging, bespoke menu.

Description

You may have noticed the obsessive reverence with which visitors speak of Spain’s gastronomic capital. With one sight of the iconic scallop-shaped bay and golden sands, it would difficult not to pledge your allegiance to San Sebastian – or Donostia as it’s known amongst the Basque locals. This natural beauty is paired with a blend of contemporary, experimental cuisine, as well as a vast array of traditional local pintxos.

From the moment you touch down into Bilbao – the nearest major international airport – the sense of anticipation starts to build. The journey through the winding cliffs of the rugged Basque country has been described as ‘Iberia’s most stunning road’, and the final hill brings you your first aerial view of San Sebastián.

After checking into the hotel, you’ll have the opportunity to visit renowned Sideria Petritegi; Spain’s finest cider producer. You can expect local favourites such as the salt-cod tortilla, pan-fried Hake and the Txuleta; a grilled chateaubriand from dry aged Galician beef. Like the locals, you'll be free to help yourself to the barrels of crisp, sharp cider and enjoy the communal spirit of the Basques.

We heavily recommend taking the next morning easy, enjoying a leisurely breakfast at one of the cafés dotted along the promenade, with views of the beautiful beach; Playa de la Concha . The perfect city beach, the Concha is the best spot to prepare for a Txikiteo, or pintxos-bar hop. Designed by a former Mugaritz development chef, your itinerary will take you away from the usual tourist traps and through the heart of La Parte Vieja, the old town.

On the final day, experience the gastronomic highlight of your getaway. Standing in the top 10 restaurants in the world for the last decade, Andoni Luis Aduriz’ Mugaritz is a culinary temple for experimental, nature-led cuisine. Mugaritz has been described as ‘the most adventurous restaurant in the world’ and pays homage to experimental cooking first popularized by Aduriz’ mentor, Ferran Adria of El Bulli. It’s impossible to know what to expect at Mugaritz as each table is served a different menu; all part of the unforgettable experience. We recommend trusting the advice of Sommelier Nico Boise to find wines to match this challenging, bespoke menu.

Sample Txikiteo dishes from the ultimate Pintxos bar crawl.

  • Foie Gras and Apple
  • Grilled Txuleta (Chateaubriand)
  • Torta de Queso (Basque Cheesecake)

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

The cost of the pintxos are not included during the Txikiteo. Reservations cannot be made at these small bars and restaurants. Pintxos start at 4 €, with a Txuleta likely to cost at least of 40 € for two.

Note that at least four weeks’ notice is required for any cancellations or changes to bookings at Mugaritz. Mugaritz is open annually from mid-April to mid-December. A restaurant reservation of equivalent standing will be offered for bookings during this period.

Flights are not included in the price of this experience to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least six weeks in advance to guarantee the desired date and time.

Sample Txikiteo dishes from the ultimate Pintxos bar crawl.

  • Foie Gras and Apple
  • Grilled Txuleta (Chateaubriand)
  • Torta de Queso (Basque Cheesecake)

Additional Information

This experience is valid for redemption within 6 months from the date of issue.

The cost of the pintxos are not included during the Txikiteo. Reservations cannot be made at these small bars and restaurants. Pintxos start at 4 €, with a Txuleta likely to cost at least of 40 € for two.

Note that at least four weeks’ notice is required for any cancellations or changes to bookings at Mugaritz. Mugaritz is open annually from mid-April to mid-December. A restaurant reservation of equivalent standing will be offered for bookings during this period.

Flights are not included in the price of this experience to give you maximum flexibility with your travel arrangements.

Bookings are subject to availability. We advise booking at least six 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

Spain

San Sebastian Spain

Dining in Donostia: Exclusive Michelin-starred Foodie Getaway for Two in San Sebastián

  • Return Transfer from Bilbao in Chauffeured Mercedes E-Class +
    £300

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