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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.

From San Sebastian: La Rioja Wineries & Wine Tasting Tour

3. 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: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

4. 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.

Hike From San Sebastian To San Pedro Across St James Way

5. 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.

San Sebastian & Gipuzkoa Coast Tour From Pamplona

6. 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.

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.

San Sebastian: Pintxos and Wine Tour with 5 Tastings

9. 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.

From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

10. From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

Meet your guide in San Sebastian and set out on a guided hike along the picturesque Basque coastline. Stop at a farmer’s market to taste local specialties, visit a winery, and end your tour in the village of Getaria. Start your hiking adventure with a scenic train ride from San Sebastian to Zarautz, admiring the striking landscapes along the way. A native of this coastal town, your guide will show you all the best sights of Zarautz. Walk along the beach promenade and visit the farmer’s market where you’ll taste homemade bread, local cheese, apple jelly, and cider. Then, set out on a hike along the Way of St. James and make your way to a txakoli winery. Sample 3 of the wines produced here along with some pintxos or small snacks of tasty tuna, cheese, and salted anchovies from the village. Finally, set out for the coastal town of Getaria, the hometown of Juan Sebastián Elcano, a seaman well-known for being the first man to circumnavigate the earth. It was also home to Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. Walk the narrow streets lined with medieval buildings and wooden balconies as your guide tells you about the fascinating lives of these two important figures. At the end of your tour, you can choose to board a bus back to San Sebastian with your guide or remain in Getaria to explore the village on your own. The cost of the return bus ticket is not included in the tour.

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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.

This tour was amazing! Jon was very enthusiastic about his country, food and history! Pintox we're all delicious, took us to the best places!!