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
- Free snacks included
- Free drinks included
- Led by a local guide
Under the arches of the gate near the Kaimingaintxo Plaza at the Marina
Return DetailsConcludes at a bar in central San Sebastián
- 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.
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.View Less
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
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.
Guide was great and we had delicious pintxos. Would recommend this trip we were a party of four and all enjoyed this tour
Fun experience to get to know the food and the culture of this area.