San Sebastián Food Tour: Pintxos and Wine

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Visit three of San Sebastián’s award-winning 'pintxos' bars on an evening food tour, led by a food-loving local guide. A Basque Country speciality, pintxos is tapas in miniature form, consisting of bite-sized treats that are beautiful to look at and even better to taste! Sample house specialties like local spider crab and try classic Basque tipples such as txakoli wine while learning about the history of Basque region cuisine.
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Itinerary Details

Meet your guide in central San Sebastián, and set off on a stroll around Constitution Square and the city’s Gross neighborhood, hearing about the region’s famous cuisine as you walk. Often cited as Spain’s pivotal food destination, the Basque Country region has a cuisine that reflects its rich layers of history; the early Christians introduced seafood; the Industrial Revolution produced wealth and a demand for French chefs; and the 20th century saw Spanish chefs experimenting with the Basque dishes of old.

As the region’s capital, San Sebastián flies the flag for foodies with its cluster of Michelin-starred restaurants and, of course, its ever-popular tapas bars. Serving up pintxos, a Basque variation of tapas, the bars are rammed to the rafters with locals and visitors alike who go to eat and be merry.

In between chatting about food, visit three of San Sebastian’s finest pintxos bars to try out their lovingly... Read More
Meet your guide in central San Sebastián, and set off on a stroll around Constitution Square and the city’s Gross neighborhood, hearing about the region’s famous cuisine as you walk. Often cited as Spain’s pivotal food destination, the Basque Country region has a cuisine that reflects its rich layers of history; the early Christians introduced seafood; the Industrial Revolution produced wealth and a demand for French chefs; and the 20th century saw Spanish chefs experimenting with the Basque dishes of old.

As the region’s capital, San Sebastián flies the flag for foodies with its cluster of Michelin-starred restaurants and, of course, its ever-popular tapas bars. Serving up pintxos, a Basque variation of tapas, the bars are rammed to the rafters with locals and visitors alike who go to eat and be merry.

In between chatting about food, visit three of San Sebastian’s finest pintxos bars to try out their lovingly crafted specialties in each one. Dishes may change on occasion, but typically include a succulent rabbit dish paired with a glass of local txakoli wine and carrillada – stewed pigs’ or cows’ cheeks – with a glass of full-bodied Rioja Alavesa. Try artisan cheese, cider and even seafood delicacies such as txangurro, a spider crab dish.

The three bars are different in style, giving you a glimpse of the many types of pintxos bars in town. Learn the difference between a sagardotegi and sociedad gastronomica, and marvel at the creative flair shown in each one.

Your tour finishes at the third bar in the center of town, leaving you well placed to continue eating and drinking your way around San Sebastián, if you wish!

PLEASE NOTE: This tour is a culture + food tour. You will not receive a full meal, but will get to sample 5 snacks (pintoxs) throughout the tour. In addition to learning about Basque gastronomy and digging in to the pintxos, you will enjoy a walking tour of the city and get to know San Sebastian like a local — by walking and eating! Read Less

Important Details

Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 6 pintxos (local snacks)
  • a soft drink for passengers under 18 years of age
  • 3 glasses of wine or local aperitif
Not Included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
Departure Point
Kaimingaintxo Plaza, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Return Details
Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age is 12 years
  • For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
  • This tour is a culture + food tour. You will not receive a full meal, but will get to sample six snacks (pintoxs) throughout the tour. In addition to learning about Basque gastronomy and digging in to the pintxos, enjoy a walking tour of the city and get to know San Sebastián like a local — by walking and eating!
  • We can accommodate some dietary restrictions, please contact us in advance.
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 4 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.If you cancel within 3 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Customer Reviews

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Based on 81 reviews

Reviewed: October 8, 2019

Di K

We had a very enjoyable and informative tour. Our guide Carlos was very knowledgeable on the history, culture, food and wine of San Sebastian area.


Reviewed: September 23, 2019

Debra M

This tour was the perfect way to kick off our long weekend in San Sebastián. Kris, our guide was so fun and informative. She even followed up after the tour with an email with more recommendations. Highly recommend this tour to learn a little history of Basque culture and get your bearings in San Sebastián. Oh - and the Pintxos are delicious!!!


Reviewed: September 20, 2019

Robert E

Carlo did a terrific job leading us in this small group three hour tour. He is extremely knowledgeable about basque cuisine and took us to 3 great bars where we sampled yummy pinxhos and wine. We also appreciated his email follow up with lots or recommendations which we plan on pursuin when we return to San Sebastián next year.

Bob and Peg Ellwanger


Reviewed: September 2, 2019

Fernando F

Carlo was our guide and he did an amazing job. Not only his explanations we're useful and clear but also the places he took us were well selected. We ended up returning to some of them.
Stark highlights when it comes to food are Gandarias and Bar Sport.


Reviewed: July 22, 2019

Stefanie Rae A

I'm so happy that I booked this tour. I have been here three times but still feel like there is so much to learn. Alin was the best guide, and gave so much valuable information about the city / Basque country and the history, pintxos, and what to do / see. She goes out of her way to make sure you feel comfortable and are getting the best experience. You go to three places and get 2 pintxos and one drink per place, which works out great as you're not too full but still feel satisfied. I highly recommend and if you could request Alin I would do it!