The perfect destination for your next incentive
DMC FOR SAN SEBASTIAN AND THE BASQUE COUNTRY
San Sebastian for your next incentive
Why is San Sebastian the perfect destination for your next incentive, meeting or group travel? Let’s take a look at the details of this stunning town located in the Spanish part Basque Country, facing the Bay of Bizcay and offering the most remarkable backdrop for any type of events.
Donostia (the Basque name of San Sebastian) is an homage to life. The breathtaking La Concha bay is without any doubt one of the most beautiful beaches in the world (in fact voted best beach in Europe and number 4 in the world), the city offers a charming old town with countless numbers of Pintxos Bars and the elegant streets, wide avenues and majestic beaches and mountains make this place truly unique.
Foodie heaven San Sebastian
When talking about San Sebastian, you have to mention food. Gastronomy is an art in San Sebastian and there is probably no place in the world with a better reputation for its gastronomic scene and variety. San Sebastian has the highest number of Michelin stars per inhabitants in the world (currently counting 18 stars divided through 11 restaurants with 3 of them having the highest number of 3 stars). But these gastronomic temples are just the tip of the iceberg. The gastronomic culture can be experienced in every corner of the city. Starting from the endless number of Pintxos bars with these mouthwatering small delights that all appear to be miniature masterpieces. The Txakoli wine, home only in the Basque Country, the Rioja wine region just over an hour away and the numerous cider houses add the necessary drinks for a perfect culinary mix. Even locals live this art in the so called „gastronomic societies“, private cooking facilities where the Donostiarras (San Sebastian locals) come together to cook, eat, drink, laugh and enjoy life.
Still need more reasons to choose San Sebastian as the next destination for your incentive, meeting or group travel?
- The airport of Bilbao (just 1 hour from San Sebastian) connects you to all mayor European hubs (FRA, LHR, MUC, AMS, BRU, etc)
- Wonderful selection of hotels, many of them brand new
- Sandy beaches and steep green mountains
- The Basque traditions and culture are unique and worth to be discovered
- Bilbao and the Rioja are only 1 hour away
- Without any doubt, the San Sebastian is the gastronomic capital of the world
EVERY TYPE OF EVENT
We take the best care of your client here in San Sebastian and the Basque Country, no matter the occasion and type of event. We are specialized on incentives, meetings, group travel and high-end FITs.
TIME FOR SOME INSPIRATION
Here are some ideas for activities and other program elements to give you a first insight on the endless possibilities you have in San Sebastian, the surroundings and the rest of the Basque Country for your incentive, group travel or event.
JAI ALAI ACTION
Jai-alai is a typical Basque ball game characterized by its fast playing pace, in which the ball (or pelota) can travel faster than 180 mph (world record!).
Our professional players will show their skills during a show match and afterwards, all guests are invited to try themselves in this unique sport. The winner will receive a typical Basque Txapela (hat for the winner) as a memory of the victory.
2CV TOUR IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY
How about touring the Basque Country in a classic Citroen 2CV car? Sound pretty amazing? We think so, too.
Driving through the most scenic landscapes, stopping at beautiful sights and getting in touch with locals are just a few things waiting for you on this tour…
SECRETS OF THE BASQUE CUISINE
We start with a visit to the local market to buy some fresh ingredientes from our local farmers. The cooking class will take place at a state-of- the-art cooking facility where we will put on our aprons and where everything is ready to start the action. In this culinary journey, you will learn to prepare the famous Basque dishes from both the coastal fishing villages and the mountainous interior. The Basque cooking class ends with a delicious meal and carefully chosen wine pairings. You will gather around our rustic wooden table to enjoy what you and your fellow classmates have cooked using your newly acquired knowledge.
Far off the beaten tracks, there is a small farm dedicated to the typical Basque pigs, „Euskal Txerri“. The products are 100% local and with the highest quality. The pigs with their typical pink and black colouring live in the forest and a wide range to run and the best food to eat. This farm to table experience includes a look behind the scenes finishes with a tasting of the products.
TYPICAL BASQUE CIDER HOUSE
Your steps have lead you to the hospitality of a true Basque cider house. To the cry of „txotx!“, you will join the ritual of pouring yourself a traditional cider from the kupela or barrel. Chat with the cider maker while you try the different types of cider, accompanied by a succulent cider house menu which consists of: cod omelette, fried cod, grilled T-bone steak, cheese, nuts and cider. The conversation gets livelier, and you soon find yourself sharing much more than words: the experience of forming part of a true Basque tradition.
A DAY BY THE SEA
One of the many advantages of the Basque Country is the privileged position next to the Cantabrian Sea with access all along the coast and many fishing villages. In the charming old fishing harbor of San Sebastian we get on board of some beautiful sealing yachts for 8-10 people each. After only a few minutes there will be nothing but blue sea ahead of us. The Basque coastline is beautiful here and can be enjoyed from this unique angle today. With just the noise of the wind and water we sail along the steep green hills. In a charming little fishing village we stop for lunch, of course freshly caught fish from the charcoal grill.
BASQUE FARM GAMES
For centuries, the Basques have lived in Baserris (farmhouses) , spread over the green mountains of the entire Basque Country. Their daily work was hard and challenging and this activity wants to give guests an insight on these traditions. Guests will compete in various disciplines against each other such as corn picking, iron lifting, hay roll lifting, sawing wood, weight running and tug-of-war. The theme of strength and endurance is fundamental to these sports which have been converted into competitive events. These are the perfect activities to challenge all participants and make them compete against each other.
Txakoli is more than a wine with its own personality. It is fruit of a centuries‘ old tradition cultivated over the entire Basque Country. There are hundreds of wineries, located in the mountains and on the coast, environments that offer spectacular views.
Txakoli is a white, pale-yellow wine, slightly acidic with fruity tones and full-bodied in the mouth, given by the special climate of the Bay of Bizkay. Every visit concludes with a tasting of the Txakoli produced in the winery and some local specialties.
The Aquarium of San Sebastian is one of the largest and most popular in Europe, but this spectacular venue can also be used for a one of a kind dinner, surrounded by the most stunning underwater creatures. The 360º tunnel with sharks and rays above the head and below the feet is without any doubt a true experience and imagine being served a cocktail dinner here while enjoying this submarine experience.
OUR WORKING PROCESS
We see ourselves as a team with you, our client, to work hand-in-hand to deliver a unique and memorable event to our clients in San Sebastian and the entire Basque Country. Clear and constant communication are the key factor for a successful outcome and our main goal is to exceed the client’s expectations.
The more detailed information you can provide us with, the better we can adapt our offer and services to the client’s needs.
We create a tailor-made program according to your requirements, budget and intangible preferences in a fast, creative and efficient
In a close collaboration with you, we are preparing the program in every detail to achieve the perfect result
We are on site during the event, assuring all runs as planned and smoothly to give our guests a lasting and unique memory
To continue delivering perfect events, we need and want your feedback. Our invoicing is fast and clear
We know that pictures say more than a thousand words, so take a look for yourself of some of the incentives, group travels and meetings we have arranged over the past years in San Sebastian, Bilbao, Rioja and the entire Basque Country.
THE PERFECT MIX
There are many factors that provide a satisfactory outcome of any event. Here are the some ingredients we think are crucial for a lasting memory and positive effect of any incentive, group travel or event
KNOW YOUR CLIENT
KNOW YOUR DESTINATION
DON'T STOP THE MUSIC
Know their expectations and create the perfect plan according to their ideas, wishes and intangible preferences.
We are specialists, with in depth knowledge of the destination (Bilbao, San Sebastian, Rioja and the rest of the Basque Country) and have excellent relations with all our suppliers to deliver the highest level of quality to our clients.
Create unique moments from arrival until departure to connect them to positive emotions. Create a program that ‚makes sense‘ and tells a story.
Let guests enjoy each and every moment. Never rush through the program because of a too tight schedule but never leave too much time for guests to get bored.
Never just to the expected and follow the ‚crescendo‘ to the pinnacle…
With all these ingredients, a lot of work and attention to detail, we always try to deliver the most satisfying event to our clients.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY…
Everything went perfect! Restaurant choices were also very good. We enjoyed especially the Monday evening in the old town. Very cosy, personal and great service and food. Thank you very much for your professional and helpful hand along the way! All the best!
Ich wollte mich noch einmal herzlich bei dir bedanken! Es war wirklich alles perfekt organisiert, der Kunde und auch die Gäste waren super zufrieden.
Die Zusammenarbeit hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht – sehr professionell + sehr sehr aufmerksam = perfekt!
The ladies have just got back from their trip and it looks like the city has mesmerized each of them! They have had a fabulous time and have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. A big THANK YOU to you and your team for all your assistance with this group and for looking after them so well.
The organization was immaculate, the venues and guides outstanding and all was done with professionalism.
Without exception, all the guests were singing your praises to the roof.
I hope that we will have the opportunity to work together again soon.
Thank you, Nicolas, for the marvellous 3 days we spent in your fantastic region! Your organization was really perfect!
…WE SAY THANK YOU!
Are our most valuable good and we say thank you for trusting our services and hope to welcome you again soon here in San Sebastian and the Basque Country