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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian

From US$115.25
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  • All-inclusive tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian
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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian
US$115.25
Overview

Feast on a dinner of San Sebastian’s best pintxos, favorites handpicked by your local, professional guide out of the countless possibilities! On this 3-hour, small-group tour, you will visit San Sebastian’s most authentic, locally-loved pintxos bars and learn about the city’s pintxos culture. Departing at 6pm, you'll go beyond just pintxos, you’ll also learn the stories of the families and owners behind the bar.

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 just 8 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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Essential Pintxos Training

This tour is an absolute must for foodies looking to get the most out of their trip. Our guide, Ania, was fun, friendly and eager to show us all the hidden gems old town has to offer. She informed us of how to pick good...More

Thank MrHockeyMonkey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perfect!

Ania was a great tour guide! The food was amazing ... yes, even the anchovies. ;) Plenty of food and drink to keep you satisfied and a good introduction to pinxtos and the San Sebastian culture.More

Thank Alicia P
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey Alicia! Yey! Thank so much for this review! I'm thrilled to read that you had a lovely evening with us :) I agree, it is challenging to be left hungry after 3 hours of our fantastic, local food & drinks. We would love to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highlight of our San Sebastian trip!

Not only informative and delicious but fun! Ania was an outstanding tour guide, fun and energetic! Our family of five (age ranging from 10 -55) took this tour on our second night in San Sebastian. Ania was accommodating to all. We enjoyed every part of...More

Thank Heidi P
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Heidi! I'm happy to hear that you have not only tried great, local foods and learnt about Basque Country but also had fun! I love my job and it is very rewarding to know that you enjoyed "every part" of it! Hope to see...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
One of the highlights of our trip!

Super tour! Myself and my 74-year-old father did this on our second evening in San Sebastian, Osana was our tour guide, a really warm girl and very passionate about her home town which transferred to the group. She took us to places we ordinarily would...More

Thank lillis685
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! Thank you very much for leaving a review of your time on tour with Osane. I'm glad to see that you enjoyed each of the authentic and family-run bars that you visited, along with the delicious tastes sampled at each one! Big thanks...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Our second Devour tour - highly recommended!

My husband and I went on our second Devour tour in San Sebastian (following one a couple of years ago in Seville) and it didn't disappoint. It was a small group - 2 couples and our tour guide Ania who was very good, funny and...More

Thank sialianddan
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi there! So great to hear that you and your husband had great time trying pintxos with us in Donostia. It’s so rewarding seeing that you are happy with the experience and that you have learnt more about my lovely city and its culture. Best...More

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