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Private Tour of Gijon City and Villaviciosa
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Private Tour of Gijon City and Villaviciosa

We will visit one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, Gijón, a city that keeps its history alive with a old town which used to be the neighborhood of whale fisherman in Roman times, we will see remains and monuments of the Roman age, its picturesque streets and colorful houses. <br><br>The next stop is a fishing village, Villaviciosa, a asturian fishing village known for being elegant and stately. We will be surprised by every magical street that keep its history with statues, palaces and former houses. <br><br>Also, as Asturias is known for its gastronomy, we will have the option of choosing a gastronomic experience in a cider mill so we will have the opportunity of knowing Asturias from different points of view.
US$280.20 per adult
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Grett wrote a review Nov 2019
Spain31 contributions42 helpful votes
The tour was for free. The establishment has a good history of cider makers. I really like the cider!
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Date of experience: November 2019
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Response from María C, Director Comercial at El Gaitero
Responded 6 Nov 2019
Thanks for the visit!
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plsp8571 wrote a review Aug 2019
Spain7 contributions
1hr free guided tour in Spanish. Luckily I speak Spanish, but I would say it is well worth the visit even if you do not speak Spanish. The guides are very helpful and have lots of interesting information. Maybe a translated information sheet in English , French, Italian and German would be useful? The group starts upstairs in the Museum with a nice video showing the old factory, boats loaded with cases of cider, etc. Then the group moves down to the Museum, where you can see how the founders marketed their cider in the USA, Mexico, Cuba, and eventually around the world. The superior quality of the Gaitero ciders, the excellent pricing structure and the marketing are the key points here. Next the group gets taken around the old and new processing route, from the apples entering the factory by the river, to the pressing, filtering and bottling. The enormous old 20,000L barrels are incredile, but the room full of (apx.) 260,000 litre silos is eye opening! I think they filter 18,000 litres per day. Finally, a visit to the product display, a free glass of cool cider and the option to visit a small Gaitero shop. We bought a case of cider, and some nice glasses to take home. Afterwards we went to the other side of the river, visited the free wild bird centre, then sat by the river drinking cider :)
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from María C, Director Comercial at El Gaitero
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Many Thanks for your opinion. We are already working in information sheets in different languages.
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GlobeTrotting800258 wrote a review Jun 2019
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El Gaitero cider factory tour was very enjoyable. Visitors are guided through the entire locale and the guides share the rich history of the factory as well as interesting facts about production and export of this tasty Asturian drink. Throughout the entire tour, you will see all sorts of memorabilia and mechanical implements that were utilized in the production and promotion of the product. The walk through the bodega is truly impressive and the complimentary tasting at the end of the tour is the icing on the cake. To make the visit more enjoyable, familiarize yourself with old videos of the factory. One such video is a silent turn of the century movie titled Bellezas de Asturias. Hope your visit is as pleasurable as it was for our party.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from María C, Director Comercial at El Gaitero
Responded 30 Jun 2019
Thank you for the visit!!!
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EleanorStoneham wrote a review Jul 2018
London, England, United Kingdom357 contributions104 helpful votes
Since we had followed the "apple" walk around the delightful old part of this charming town we thought we must also see the cider factory which has been so much a part of its history. We tried to book online for the 10.45 Monday tour but the website failed us so we pitched up anyway and there were just 4 of us - two Spanish and ourselves who understand little Spanish. But that didn't matter we thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute visit anyway. Our first guide shared her time between the two couples, explaining to us quite a bit of the history in English in the museum before showing us all a film - in Spanish but enjoyable for all that. The tour of the factory itself was harder to follow as the new guide seemingly spoke no English - certainly more or less ignored us - but we could work out for ourselves quite a bit of the process and it was very interesting to see the old and the new processes and to go to the wharfside on the estuary for lovely views. The tasting at the end was generous and the cider was superb - and we were shown an English video while we sipped - a nice touch. Then we were allowed back into the museum to view on our own - some fascinating exhibits. So in spite of the language barrier it was still a very good experience. I suspect best to book especially at peak season and at busier times - and there are specific tour guide times on the website. We were lucky.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from María C, Director Comercial at El Gaitero
Responded 30 Jul 2018
Thank you for your opinion. Only one of our cifery guides can attend in English, so we recommend the previous reservation. If in the reservation you tell us that you speak English we can organize it properly. We hope that with the final video you could have been satisfied.
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Michel1303 wrote a review Jul 2018
La Nucia, Spain29 contributions12 helpful votes
It’s advisable to book in advance by internet. Very enjoyable tour of about 90 minutes which gives a good impression of the companies history. The guide could see that we were not Spanish, so she checked if we could understand everything and if we needed any explanation in English. Since we can all speak Spanish this wasn’t necessary, but still very attentive. The tour ends with a tasting, and don’t forget to visit the on site shop to pick up some bottle of delicious cider. For the young ones they have a natural apple juice they can taste.
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Date of experience: July 2018
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Response from María C, Director Comercial at El Gaitero
Responded 13 Jul 2018
thamk you very mauch for your opinion
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