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Discover the esteemed culinary scene of San Sebastián on an evening tour to three award-winning ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) bars. Accompanied by an expert gastronomical guide, discover the history behind the miniature morsels known as pintxos and pleasure your palate with samples of some of the city’s best. Tantalize your taste buds with local delicacies like spider crab while sipping fine Basque wines and crisp locally brewed beers.

Highlights

  • 3-hour evening pintxos tour of San Sebastián with a friendly local guide
  • Visit three award-winning pintxos bars around Constitution Square and the Gross neighborhood
  • Learn about the history of Basque cuisine and the renowned food in San Sebastián
  • Sample signature pintxos like stewed rabbit and fresh txangurro, the local spider crab
  • Try popular Basque beverages such as txakoli wine and cider

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Experience a night out in San Sebastián just as the locals do! You’ll learn that pintxos bars not only provide great food, but also play a big part in the locals’ social lives; they’re great places to meet friends and new people.

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What You Can Expect

San Sebastián Food Tour: Pintxos and Wine

San Sebastian Food Tour

Greet your guide in central San Sebastían then stroll through the gorgeous Gross neighborhood on the way to your first food destination. Listen as your guide explains the critically acclaimed culinary scene in San Sebastián and hear how dishes reflect layers of rich history and heritage.

Stroll past majestic Michelin-starred restaurant and traditional taverns before arriving at your first delicious destination. Sample local specialties while sipping complimenting beverages and absorb the convivial atmosphere within each exuberant eatery. Venture to three distinctly different bars to see the stylistic varieties of pintxos; marvel at the creative flair in each and learn about the subtle nuances of the food.

Bid your guide and group farewell in the third and final tapas bar, an conclusion point that leaves you perfectly placed to continue exploring the city independently.

Customer Reviews

Keith C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Wonderful guide but needed more food on the trail

Andrew H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Oihana was a wonderful guide through the complexities of pintxos and local drinks. We tasted wonderful things we wouldn't have known we could even order! She showed us an enjoyable evening walking around town. Highly recommend - but ask for Oihana!

Larry G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Excellent guide with useful and interesting information and great food! Wear comfortable shoes!!

Jody P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Pintxos and Wine tour was highlight of my visit to San Sebastian last July. The tour guide Maria was fun and resourceful. I had a great time and enjoyed the tour. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who visits there for the first time.

Mary Jo M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

I really enjoyed this introduction to dining in Donostia/San Sebastian. We met at the harbour, and walked through part of the Old Town, where Athenea, our tour guide, pointed out some private eating establishments and explained their cultural and historical significance. Then we sampled pintxos at award-winning bars in both the Old Town and across the river in the middle-class neighbourhood of Gros.
Athenea was very friendly, accessible and knowledgeable, and her English was excellent. We had a mixed group of middle-aged Brits/Aussies with a young American honeymoon couple. She accommodated our diverse needs very well, and we were a cohesive group within minutes.
As a middle-aged solo woman traveller, I was unsure how to approach the San Sebastian experience, but this tour gave me the confidence to go out and enjoy the pintxos bars like a local. I highly recommend this tour with Urban Adventures via Viator.

Kuhre

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

It was a great tour. It was a great guide. She could tell a lot of San Sebastian and the different restaurants and bars. The amount of pintxos and wine was perfect. I will recommend this tour.

marlin W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Exce)entry. Our guide was friendly, informative and fun. We had a great time

Rachel L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

So much fun. We saw places we would never have found without a local guide, and Athenea was such a sweet guide. A great introduction to San Sebeastian.

shfox

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really enjoyed this tour and Atheana was a very knowledgeable guide.
The bars we visited were fabulous and it was great to cross the bridge and explore a part of San Sebastián we would not have seen.

Bonnie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide was Athenea and she was wonderful. So passionate and knowledgeable about San Sebastian. We truly felt like we were locals. The food and wine was fabulous!

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