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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: Amazing Guided Market & Food Pintxo Tour

2. San Sebastian: Amazing Guided Market & Food Pintxo Tour

Take a guided tour through the old town of San Sebastián and see why it’s known for having some of the world’s best pintxos, the local word for small snacks. Witness the spectacle of pintxos being served in a selection of bars, each in their own special way alongside Local cider and wine.Begin with a stroll through the market full of delectable local produce and stop for a ham tasting. Visit an olive shop to taste the best olives, gilda and oil while you hear the history behind La Gilda, one of the oldest known pintxos, and meet a local vendor who is in the world’s top 4 olive oil shops.Next, head to the old quarter and go bar-hopping like a Basque native. See some landmark buildings and learn about private cooking clubs as you make more stops to taste the most avant-garde pintxos, Rioja Wine, and natural apple cider.Enjoy stories about Basque’s fascinating dishes, language, and heritage as you meet locals in the market and bars.

San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

3. 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 San Sebastian: La Rioja Wineries & Wine Tasting Tour

4. From San Sebastian: La Rioja Wineries & Wine Tasting Tour

Explore two beautiful wineries of the La Rioja region from San Sebastian on a guided tour. Enjoy the Rioja wines, walk through the vineyards, and learn about the wine-making process on a guided tour. After being picked up from your accommodation enjoy a drive through the beautiful landscapes. Have a relaxing walk through the vineyards, learning the wine-making process from the grape harvest to the maturation, and finish the experience with Rioja wine tasting in each winery. During the tour, you will also visit a charming medieval village, Laguardia.

San Sebastian & Gipuzkoa Coast Tour From Pamplona

5. San Sebastian & Gipuzkoa Coast Tour From Pamplona

La Concha Bay is one of the pearls of the Cantabric Sea that bathes the North of Spain, and is located in San Sebastián. Strolling along its iconic railing is a dream for many visitors, who take the opportunity to enter its Old Town and immerse themselves in the cradle of pintxos, miniature gastronomic wonders. Every restaurant is a temple of gastronomy here! Take the opportunity that this tour offers you to visit San Sebastián, have pintxos for lunch, and then get to know the small fishing villages like Getaria that surround the city where time seems to have stopped and traditions flourish in every corner.

Hike From San Sebastian To San Pedro Across St James Way

6. Hike From San Sebastian To San Pedro Across St James Way

Our city is known for its amazing beaches, but the green environment that surrounds it is one of its best kept secrets. The St. James's Way (Camino de Santiago) stretch that crosses San Sebastian, suitable for all the family, is the best example. Hike it with us until San Pedro (Pasaia in Basque language), a little and lovely fishing village that will delight your eyes. Cross mt. Ulia on your way, with astonishing viewpoints of San Sebastian and the bay of Pasaia, including mt. Ulia's lighthouse. A good local pintxo is included to restock on energy! And, of course, we take care of the return trip: a car will be waiting for us after our hike is done to take us back to San Sebastian.

From Bilbao: Basque Country Gastronomy Tour

7. 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: Half-Day Basque Cheese Tour

8. From San Sebastian: Half-Day Basque Cheese Tour

If you are a cheese lover this is your tour. Come to visit a Basque cheese farm product producer to learn about how these products are made and of course to taste these products too. You will go to the heart of the cheese production area in the Basque Country so you can see and taste all about this great product and its production. You will not only be able to see the production area but also fall in love with the beautiful Basque mountain landscape. Do not miss the opportunity to meet and taste one of the best products from the Basque gastronomy.

From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Basque Cheese Farm Tour

9. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Basque Cheese Farm Tour

Prepare to be immersed in the rolling mountains of Basque Country for an unforgettable cheese experience at a family-owned Idiazabal cheese farm. Experience a fun, dynamic, and interactive cheese-making process led by a local shepherd. Taste cheese paired with local wine or cider in a traditional Basque txoko lounge. Learn all about Idazabal cheese, a type of cheese only allowed to be made in the Basque Country. Discover how it's made, and why it's so important that it comes from sheep grazing in the green valleys of the Basque Country. Following the cheese tasting, continue on to San Sebastian for a walking tour of the city to learn about its history and magic. Listen to fascinating stories about the kings and queens and other important characters who have visited the city throughout the centuries and discover hidden secret spots only locals know about. Enjoy the opportunity to take the best photographs at the top of Monte Igueldo (one of Europe's oldest theme parks) and at the Comb Of The Wind sculpture designed by the number one Basque Sculptor Eduardo Chillida.

From San Sebastian: Hondarribia Sightseeing and Pintxos

10. 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.

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4.5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

A fantastic tour of San Sebastián old town with traditional drinks and Pintxos. Jon was full of historical and interesting facts about the area and chose some fantastic Pintxos and drinks to share with us. The cheesecake and raisin liquor was my absolute favourite! Delicious!! We did this on our final evening and we thought it would actually be more useful to do it at the beginning so you can revisit some of the restaurants to sample the amazing food again!

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

So grateful we didn't decide to drive ourselves, the wine region was beautiful. The village of Laguardia was an unexpected treat. Thank you for our experience.

Myself and my 3 teenage daughters had wonderful time on the Pinxtos Tasting Tour. We had a fun time whilst enjoying the delicacies of San Sebastian.