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Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao!

  • Guided tour of Bilbao’s bars is a great introduction to pintxos, Basque tapas
  • Sample one or two bar snacks and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at each bar
  • Your guide shares the history of the old part of Bilbao, dating back to 1300
Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao!
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Learn all about traditional pintxos (the Basque version of Spanish tapas) on a guided walking tour of Bilbao's bars. At each stop, sample one or two of these delightful little bar snacks accompanied with a glass of wine, beer, or hard cider. Get an insider's perspective of the ancient part of the city that dates back to 1300. Consider booking this tour at the beginning of your Bilbao vacation so you can return to your favorite hotspots for more pintxo sampling.
What to Expect
-We will do as the Basques do! A bar hopping tour of the old part of Bilbao with a local born and raised in Bilbao. This unique gastronomic experience is an absolute must when visiting the Basque Country!
-A pintxo is the Basque version of the Spanish tapa accompanied with typical drink (usually wine or a small beer!). The Basque people demonstrate their love of gastronomy with these tasty little gourmet bar snacks that are found throughout the city.
-The pintxos can be very elaborate or quite simple, and there is something for every taste! We will also be sampling some great wines along the way!
-We know the best bars in the city! There are many mentioned online, but you are sure to experience some of the best lesser known local establishments on a Bilbao pintxo tour! We know the best pintxos to order in each bar!
-We will also take you on a private guided tour of the Casco Viejo or Old Part of Bilbao which dates back to the 1300s.
-In between stops at the bars we will point out sites such as the Santiago Cathedral, San Anton Church, the Ribera Market, etc...
Reviews (30)
1 - 5 of 30 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent tour guide services for Basque Country and Bilbao

I wanted to take a moment to give a shout out and recommendation for our EXCELLENT tour guide, Irene and her American husband, Zachary, who operate a tour service.(The Best of Basque) We took a wine/pinxtos (tapas) tour with Irene last night and were totally...More

Thank Bardsljr
Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so very much your business and the review! Take care, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Best of Basque

Easily the best food tour I have every been on. Our host Irene was friendly, outgoing, extremely knowledgeable and she loves everything Basque. We toured several Pinxtos Bars, learned about Bilbao, it’s food and wine. I can’t wait to go back. Thanks to the Best...More

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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the kind words. We greatly appreciate your business! Regards, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Booked the food and wine tour during our second night in Bilbao so we could get oriented with the city and it’s famous Pinxtos and we were not disappointed. Our guide was so nice and knowledgeable and she definitely took us and recommended some of...More

Thank ImTropical
Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed our food tour of Bilbao. Thank you so much for the review and your business! Regards, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 23 September 2018
A great introduction to Bilbao

Having just returned from a 3 week trip to Spain & Portugal, this evening with Irene on, our first night, remains one of the highlights. We have done food and wine tours before, usually in small groups and so were a little apprehensive initially about...More

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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the great review! We really appreciate your business! Regards, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 11 September 2018
Great tour with great food!

We did a pintxos tour with Irene and it was great, plenty of great food and wine. The information about the city was great too! Definitely worth doing if in Bilbao!!

Thank tomolewis
Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2018

Thanks for writing the review Tom! We really appreciate your business and pleased that you enjoyed the food tour! Zach

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9 July 2018|
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Response from Sam W | Reviewed this property |
For our tour, there were only 2 of us. So it's a private tour.