San Sebastián Food Tour: Pintxos and Wine

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Tour Code: 1b5x

3 hr

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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... 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
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Important Details

Highlights
  • Free snacks included
  • Free drinks included
  • Led by a local guide
Included
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 3 glasses of wine or local aperitif
  • 6 pintxos (local snacks)
  • a soft drink for passengers under 18 years of age
Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure Point

Under the arches of the gate near the Kaimingaintxo Plaza at the Marina

7:30pm
Return Details
Concludes at a bar in central San Sebastián
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 5 snacks (pintoxs) throughout the tour. 
Voucher Requirements

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

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Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable. If you cancel, you will not be eligible for a refund.

Customer Reviews

5
/5
Based on 75 reviews

Reviewed: November 1, 2018

Mary R

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


Reviewed: October 15, 2018

Caralyn O

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


Reviewed: September 24, 2018

MA CRISTINA H

The tour was good and the guide Eneku as patient with the group (11). Choices of places to go to were good however, should have included a traditional pinxto bar rather than just going to modern ones.


Reviewed: July 9, 2018

janetstoppiello

Guide was great and we had delicious pintxos. Would recommend this trip we were a party of four and all enjoyed this tour


Reviewed: April 4, 2018

Gerald S

Fun experience to get to know the food and the culture of this area.


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