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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian

  • Catch a glimpse into pintxos culture with a local guide

  • Visit six bars in San Sebastian for snacks and drink pairings

  • Meet the people behind the pintxos bars

Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian
From US$ 118.37
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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian
US$ 118.37

Discover the tradition of pintxos (Basque tapas) during this small-group food tour in San Sebastian. See the city through a local’s lens and visit six pintxos bars meeting the families behind them along the way. Taste a variety of snacks and Spanish wine as you stroll through San Sebastian in a group limited to just 8 people.

What to Expect
Meet your guide and the rest of your group at the meeting point in the center of the city and get ready for a night of delicious pintxos and Spanish wine on this walking tour! On this evening tour, you’ll enjoy the best food in the city in a small group of no more than 8 to 10 people, accompanied by an expert, English-speaking guide.

From the meeting point, your guide will lead you on a stroll through the Old Town to six of their favorite family-run pintxos bars, pointing out interesting historical and cultural landmarks along the way.

At the first stop, you’ll visit a bar that was one of the first in Spain to specialize their menu and focus on only one thing. Here, you’ll enjoy seafood pintxos paired with local cider. A great start to a delicious evening!

Over the next several stops you’ll move on to Spain’s famous acorn-fed ham, delicious beef from the area, seared cod, suckling pig and more. You’ll even visit a pintxos bar where the family that runs it has been working on their anchovy recipe for generations—at least 120 years! Your guide will pair each pintxo with its perfect local beverage, from Basque cider, to Txakoli white wine, to local red wines, and even a liqueur from northern Spain.

As the evening goes on, you’ll get to know six hidden taverns that your guide has handpicked. You’ll taste the house specialty at each one, and you’ll learn firsthand that the best pintxos in San Sebastian range from traditional and local to gourmet and modern. As you move from stop to stop, your guide will give you tips on how make the most of your pintxos experience in San Sebastian and how to “do” pintxos like the locals do!

Finally, it’ll be time for dessert! Hopefully you will have saved some room, because this award-winning cheesecake is not something you want to miss. Pair it with sweet sherry or a local liqueur and you’ll agree that the combination is unbeatable!

The tour ends in the city center, and you’ll leave with recommendations of more fantastic places to eat and drink in San Sebastian, as well as everything you need to know to order and enjoy yourself in the bars and restaurants of the city.
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Amazing... Full and Happy :)

I wish I had written a review right after as I can't remember details now. We went on September 7 and our guide was Ania. She was awesome! There was a lot of background and history that we didn't expect but definitely appreciated during the...More

Thank Maira M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile
A must do on your 1st day to understand Pixtos

This is our second food tour with Devour and once again was worth every penny. It’s a must do on your first day to really understand the culture and how to order Pixtos of San Sebastián. We are very knowledgeable foodies and demand high quality...More

Thank Yvonne Y
Reviewed 2 days ago
Can't recommend it enough!

We booked this tour for the first day of our trip. I highly recommend it and would do it again. Our guide Claudia was fun, very knowledgeable and taught us alot about the pinchtos and the Basque area. The food was amazing! Come hungry and...More

Thank Del1969
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
Highlight of our visit to San Sebastian!

This was truly our favorite activity in San Sebastian! Ania did a fantastic job not only sharing the food and history of the city and the Basque country, but also provided super practical tips for the intimidated tourist to comfortably navigate the pintxos scene! Food...More

Thank Klkooyman
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
The highlight of our time in San Sebastián

We highly recommend this tour! In addition to visiting some of the best Pintxos bars in San Sebastián, our tour guide gave us a wonderful history of the Basque region. Fantastic food, and a very pleasant walk made this the highlight of our time in...More

Thank RaminWI
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18 August 2018|
Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
We went on Sunday and the tour was fantastic.