Cider house with guided tour and meal

Donostia, Spain

Experience hosted by Amaia

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in Spanish, English and French

What you'll do

Experience the "Txotx!" ritual, taste natural Basque cider and take a trip back to our origins!

Would you like to enjoy a cider house but you don’t know how to get to one? This tour is the solution. We will pick you up in San Sebastian so that you can learn, with the help of our guide, the secrets of this thousand-year-old drink very closely linked to the Basque Country and its culture and gastronomy. You will visit the apple orchards, the farmhouse presses/stores, the cider-making areas, the cellars and, naturally, you will taste natural home-made cider as we Basques make it: in the bottle and through the ritual called "Txotx".

¡Txoootx! is a call to taste Natural Cider directly from the barrels while you enjoy a Traditional Cider House Menu. Through the Ritual of "Txotx" you will taste cider from different barrels in the cellars of our cider houses while you enjoy a traditional cider house menu. You will have free time to taste the tasty cider house menu.

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Experience the "Txotx!" ritual, taste natural Basque cider and take a trip back to our origins!

Would you like to enjoy a cider house but you don’t know how to get to one? This tour is the solution. We will pick you up in San Sebastian so that you can learn, with the help of our guide, the secrets of this thousand-year-old drink very closely linked to the Basque Country and its culture and gastronomy. You will visit the apple orchards,…

What's included

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  • Food
    Traditional snack, cod omelette, cod with peppers, grilled T-bone steak and...
  • Drinks
    Natural Basque cider, elaborated in an artisanal way in the own cider cella...
  • Tickets
    Guided tour with cider and pintxo tasting at the cider cellar.
  • Transport
    Transportation included and guide service in 4 languages.

Meet your host, Amaia

Host on Airbnb since 2018
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Everyone tells their story based on what they know. We tell the history of the Basque Country with Basque natural cider as the central core idea; millennial and ancestral product, drink of our sailors and main motif of our landscape. The cider is also the creator of the Basque lagar farms, old factories built to produce large quantities of cider artisanally. We are proud of our roots and want to tell you so that we can enjoy our experience together.
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From £52/ person

£52 per person
£52 per person
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Where you'll be

Our guide will meet you at this address: number 2, Bengoetxea street in Donostia-San Sebastian. We will visit one of our Cider Houses for a short tour into the orchard and other parts of it. This visit will be livened up by a cider tasting session, both from the bottle and from the barrels. Afterwards, we will enjoy a traditional cider house menu.

Rated 4.84 out of 5 from 57 reviews.

Kira
November 2021
Great way to get outside the city to a cider house. Had access to special areas. Thought we’d go to more than one.
Alison
November 2021
I really enjoyed my day at the Cider House! My guide walked me through the entire process of cidermaking, expertly answering all my questions and showing me the proper way to pour the cider. I even got to try cider straight from the barrels! The location was beautiful and the food was outstanding! Would definitely bring my friends back to do this tour again.
Braden
October 2021
Inaki was an excellent tour guide giving us so much information and because there was just the two of us it felt so personal. We got tips off him for our onward trip! The tour was also amazing and despite covid we got almost the full experience including the amazing food and cider. Definitely going to visit more cider houses in the future!
Corinne
October 2021
This was an amazing experience! If you’re thinking of booking - just do it. We had a great day learning about the Cider making process and enjoyed a delicious meal at the end.
Inge
October 2021
We had a great time during this experience! We loved learning about traditional Basque cider making, and the meal at the Cider House was fantastic (and very filling, so come hungry!). Iñaki, our guide, was very informative and fun and we enjoyed chatting to the other guests on the tour as well. A highlight of the afternoon was getting to try cider straight from the barrel. Overall, definitely recommend booking this experience if you enjoy or would like to learn more about (Basque) cider!
Milan
September 2021
I can recommend this to everyone who likes cider or want to have a chance to try a really good one! 😍 The tour was amazing and the lunch absolutely perfect! Come hungry.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 2 and up can attend, up to 30 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 24 hours before the start time for a full refund.