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San Sebastian: Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Evening Tour

1. San Sebastian: Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Evening Tour

Join a curated San Sebastian pintxos tour to discover the city’s best pintxos bars in the old town while you learn the local ways of dining out and how to enjoy the Basque way of eating (and drinking).  Along the way, learn the fascinating history of the region’s complex and unique cuisine and culture, as you weave in and out of its mystery-filled streets. Begin the evening in true local style with some crisp local cider and delicious seafood pintxos. Move on to acorn-fed Iberian ham, as well as the local variety. Taste the best anchovies in the country, the most delicious local beef, seared local cod, suckling pig, and more.  Dive into hand-picked hidden taverns serving delicious and unique house specialties– from traditional local favorites to gourmet modern creations - you’ll try them all. Wash the pintxos down with excellent local wines, ciders, and more. Gain an understanding of the local culture and history – which is plentiful in the Basque Country and San Sebastian as you fill your mind as well as your belly.  Receive a free mini-guide, which is packed with all of the guide's favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay.

San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

2. San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

Enjoy this guided tour in San Sebastian, visiting the most historical and the most representative points in the historic center of San Sebastian. Along with a dose of history, you will get a special treat: a pintxos tasting tour which will visit a couple of the nicest pintxos bars in the old part of San Sebastian. Never heard of a pintxo? You'll be trying to re-create this Basque speciality at home after trying them here.  This tour goes for the famous "bar hopping" along different local places while you smell, see and of course, taste all the essence of Basque gastronomy. You will also be guided along to the local market to see all the fresh products displayed before going into the restaurants bars where Pintxos are made daily using only seasonal products. Do you really want to feel like a local? Then, this is your tour. Gather local people on their daily lives in the Old Quarter of San Sebastian.

From Bilbao: Basque Country Gastronomy Tour

3. From Bilbao: Basque Country Gastronomy Tour

Depart from Bilbao at 08:30 AM. Reach the inland of Gipuzkoa until Ordizia. The traditional fair in Ordizia every Wednesday is a meeting place for buyers and sellers of agricultural produce from the area. It is sheltered by a structure with thick columns and has numerous stalls of all kinds that include Idiazabal cheese, fruit, vegetables, and endless top-quality fresh produce. Following is a guided tour of the Idiazabal Cheese Interpretation Centre, where you will enjoy an Idiazabal cheese tasting and a glass of local wine. Then continue with a fabulous guided tour around the old town of San Sebastian, enjoying five pintxos and two drinks in different local bars. Then, enjoy free time in the city on your own. To finish, you get to enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of La Concha Bay from Igeldo Mountain before heading back to Bilbao.

From San Sebastian: Hondarribia Sightseeing and Pintxos

4. From San Sebastian: Hondarribia Sightseeing and Pintxos

Be picked up in San Sebastian and drive down one of the most scenic roads along the Basque Coast. On the way, your guide will explain the history of the area and what to expect throughout the experience. Your first stop is the fishing port of Hondarribia, where you’ll hear about the history of local sailors, pirates, and explorers. Immerse yourself in some of the oldest fishing traditions and find out about some of the favorite seafood delicacies in the region.  Head to the historic part of this fortified town with its narrow streets, flower-draped balconies, and medieval charm. Find out about the hacheros – men with peculiar sheep wool hats – and discover a hidden collection of tapestries by Rubens in the castle of Emperor Charles V. Visit one bar popular with locals. You willl also try some pintxos which were invented in Hondarribia.  Continue to the fisherman village known as the Marina to savor pintxos in another two establishments. Your guide will also give you practical tips on how to enjoy pintxos the way locals do. Each dish will be paired with a regional drink of wine, beer, or apple cider. After the pintxos, you'll have the chance to try a surprise dessert that is loved by locals. At the end of this delicious experience, you will be driven back to San Sebastian.

San Sebastian: Pintxos and Wine Tour with 5 Tastings

5. San Sebastian: Pintxos and Wine Tour with 5 Tastings

Experience San Sebastian’s everyday life on this pintxos and wine tour and learn about the city's history, culture, and gastronomy. Taste the best pintxos (the Basque country's equivalent of tapas) and learn how to navigate the local food scene. Enjoy up to six food tastings paired with wine or cider. Meet your guide near the Good Shepherd of San Sebastian Cathedral and set out on your journey of exploration. Visit two of the city's most emblematic neighborhoods with stops at five hand-picked taverns serving unique house specialties. At each stop, sample traditional and modern pintxos including anchovies, local beef, seared local cod, and suckling pig. Each dish is washed down with your choice of local wine, cider, or non-alcoholic drink. With each food tour you book, a meal is donated to a person in need in San Sebastian.

San Sebastián: City Tour with Pintxos and Wine

6. San Sebastián: City Tour with Pintxos and Wine

Discover the natural beauty of San Sebastián starting at the top of Mount Igueldo, finding the most amazing views of the city. Learn about the history of the Basque Country, the Bay of Biscay, and the role of San Sebastián in all this. Descend Igueldo aboard its wooden funicular, which is more than 100 years old. Get off next to the most photographed sculpture in the city, the Peine del Viento by Eduardo Chillida. Head to the other 'Finis Terrae' of the city, Sagüés and La Zurriola, the epicenter of the surfing scene in San Sebastián. Check out the main hallmarks of the city, its romantic nooks, the palace built for royal summers, the French-influenced, modernist, and rationalist buildings, or more recent architecture such as the Kursaal. Visit the gastronomic epicenter of San Sebastián; Old Town, home to the pintxo bars, the gastronomic Sociedades, and the seasoned locals enjoying the timeless 'Txikiteo' [a sort of uptempo bar-hopping]. Visit three of the most iconic bars to try their three most famous pintxos accompanied by cider, wine, or beer. End with a creamy, sweet artisanal ice cream.

San Sebastian: Just Desserts Food and Wine Walking Tour

7. San Sebastian: Just Desserts Food and Wine Walking Tour

Explore 3 different neighborhoods as you eat your way through San Sebastian’s iconic pastry shops on this guided walking tour. Visit the oldest bakery in town, sip delicious morning coffee, and try a traditional Basque cake. Meet outside the Taba Cafe and begin your food adventure. Follow your local foodie guide through 3 neighborhoods of San Sebastian with 7 stops and 10 local specialties. As you walk, hear about the city's fascinating culture and history. Stop at the oldest bakery in town to try a local favorite, enjoy a cup of freshly-brewed coffee, and stop to taste a traditional caramel Basque cake. Continue to a cider house to try a traditional and modern dessert. Finish your tour with a cheese paired with wine. At each stop, learn about the history of the area and the cultural significance of each tasty treat.

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What people are saying about San Sebastián

Highly recommend joining this Pintxos & Wine tour when travelling to San Sebastián for the first time! Our local guide, Natalie, was very friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The tour was very organized and well-paced. It was absolutely hassle-free (we literally skip-the-line at every stop!), and the local food and drinks were phenomenal!

Osane was a lovely host for small group (7 in total) pintxas evening tour through Old Town. The tour was not only delicious, it was educational and above all fun. Highly recommend! Leslie from Seattle

Open-minded, well-prepared, personable guide Immediately created a positive group atmosphere Open to questions - understandable answers Seen the essential things and prepared for your own explorations

Absolutely amazing guide, upbeat , knowledgeable and cheerful. So much gun.

We had a great time, our guide was very knowledgeable and helpful