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Basque country is known for its culinary prowess and the wine region that surround Basque region. Tourism is flourishing in Basque country with growing interest in food and wine travel. Highlight of touring Basque country is tasting the region’s signature dish—pintxos (pronounced “PEEN-chos”), the Basque equivalent of tapas. When in Basque country, hop from bar to bar, selecting one or two pintxos and washing them down with local wine.
Today San Sebastian is known as much for its Gastrotourism as it is for its beaches. It helps when you have highest per capita of Michelin restaurants in the world.
Any itinerary of Basque Country tour must include a tour of the famed Rioja Alavesa wine region, an hour-and-a-half drive south of Bilbao and San Sebastian. At Rioja , you will find endless vistas of vineyards and of course the Bodegas.