San Sebastián Food Tour: Pintxos and Wine
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
Return DetailsDonostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
- 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.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.View Less
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!
Alin was an excellent tour guide. The tour was full of interesting information on San Sebastian and the Basque Region in general in addition to excellent food and drinks. Highly recommend!
Kris was hands down, the best tour guide around the city. She kept everything brief, interesting, and to the point. She was funny, and certainly knew her way around San Sebastian with the food. The pinxto places she took us too were great, and we certainly went back there after the tour throughout our trip.
Our guide Chris was helpful and informative. Well prepared to ensure a wonderful time. But beyond the tour she went out of her way to help us get a taxi back. Highly recommend to anyone
We started off our visit to San Sebastián with a fabulous food and culture tour. Christina was great and the night could not have been better. Thank you