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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian

Highlights
  • Catch a glimpse into pintxos culture with a local guide

  • Visit six bars in San Sebastian for snacks and drink pairings

  • Meet the people behind the pintxos bars

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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
From US$115.03
Overview

Discover the tradition of pintxos (Basque tapas) during this small-group food tour in San Sebastian. See the city through a local’s lens and visit six pintxos bars meeting the families behind them along the way. Taste a variety of snacks and Spanish wine as you stroll through San Sebastian in a group limited to just 8 people.

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 no more than 8 to 10 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.
Reviews (91)
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Reviewed today
Fantastic!

I could not imagine a better introduction to the food scene in general, and pintxos specifically, than this tour. Ania is as passionate and informative as one could hope, her enthusiasm is infectious. I am so grateful for this tour, very highly recommended!

Thank chucklawrence1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Ultimate Pintxos tour!!

What a wonderful evening!! So glad that I did it at the beginning of our trip! Our guide Ania was very energetic , explaining the food culture and traditions of the region very well. Excellent bars visited , a lovely evening out!More

Thank annemev2015
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Annamé, I really appreciate that you found time to write this lovely review. Thank you very much! I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with Devour Tours in San Sebastian :) The city is beautiful, full of great stories and delicious food....More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Delicious, educational and entertaining!

Ania was our guide for a really lovely pintxos tour of Old Town San Sebastian. We signed up the day-of for an added 18:30 tour, and it was a group of 5, which was perfect. Our group had some dietary requirements which were catered to...More

Thank Christine E
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christine, thank you very much for these kind words and another 5-star review. We really appreciate that you find time to share your opinion about our Ultimate Pintxo experience with TA users! I had a great time hosting you in San Sebastian. Working as...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Pintxo with Historical Stories Only the Locals Could Tell

We have completed the Pintxo tour last night. There were 5 people in the group, a perfect size to receive full attention from our guide Ania. Not only did she take us to some of the oldest bars, she also told us a lot about...More

Thank Bill G
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello Bill, first of all I'd like to thank you for leaving us this great review! I am so glad to hear how much you enjoyed the food tour with us. We have designed this experience to give our guests a decent introduction to Basque...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Devour Tour - San Sebastian

We enjoyed visiting some of Cristina's favorite pintxos stops in San Sebastian. This tour was delicious AND fun!More

Thank Roving62561
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! First at all I'd like to thank you for taking time and sharing your opinion about our Ultimate Pintxo and Wine tour! I'm happy to read that you had a good time and got to try some Cristina's favorites! Enjoy your holidays and...More

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We went on Sunday and the tour was fantastic.
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