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San Sebastian Lunch Time Pintxo Tour with Wine

Donostia, Spain
San Sebastian Lunch Time Pintxo Tour with Wine

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
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Get a lesson in the art of pintxo eating with this mouthwatering food and wine walking tour in San Sebastian. Follow a foodie guide to several of the city’s best pintxo bars, where you’ll savor a hand-picked selection of Basque tapas paired with local wines and ciders. Featuring enough bite-size delicacies to make a hearty lunch and an intimate small-group atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to get a taste of San Sebastian's famous dining scene.
  • Pinxtos lunch tour in San Sebastian
  • Visit a handful of the city's best pinxtos bars with a foodie guide
  • Learn how to order and eat Basque tapas like a local
  • Sip regional wine and cider
  • Includes enough bite-sized dishes for a hearty lunch
  • Vegetarian meal option available
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Local expert culinary guide
All food and drinks (1-2 pintxos with paired wines at 4-5 bars)
Lots of recommendations for the rest of your stay
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Mimo cooking school, in the basement of the Hotel Maria Cristina.

12:30 PM
Donostia-San Sebastian , Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Bid farewell to your guide in the final bar and, if you wish, continue to explore independently.

Meet your guide and small group in central San Sebastian midday, and set off by foot on a pintxo crawl through the city’s atmospheric old town. The streets here are packed with bars and restaurants, but knowing where to go for the freshest, most authentic bites is a locally acquired art.

The itinerary changes daily to keep up with San Sebastian’s restaurant trends, but you can expect to visit about four to six different eateries, ranging from traditional taverns to sleek, avant-garde bars. With the help of your guide, learn how to order pintxos like a pro and choose the best items from the counter or menu at each spot.

Sink your teeth into Basque favorites like charred steak, Iberico ham, line-caught baby squid, stuffed piquillo peppers, and fresh prawns, each bite-sized morsel often served speared to a slice of fresh bread. These tasty delights will go down easy with the help of regional ciders and wines paired to complement the bold flavors. At the end of the tour, you’ll have a satisfied stomach and the insider’s knowledge to ensure you never have a bad meal in town.
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Parte Vieja
Explore the best bars of San Sebastian's Old Town.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A maximum of 10 people per booking
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
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Fabulous afternoon
, May 2022
Guillermo was a fabulous guide! There were 6 of us on this tour, many with dietary restrictions and he handled it perfectly. The carnivores got their meat and the vegetarians for their vegetables. Every stop was wonderful and he explained how to navigate the crazy pintxos scene in San Sebastián. Highly recommended!
When food meets tradition
, Nov 2019
Our visit was arranged by Almudena, a native guide who could take us to the best pintxo points. Difficult to say which was the best one, but the brocheta de rape y langostinos from Zumeltzegi was outstanding. The perfect match between pintxos and drinks was remarkable.
Great time very well spent!
, Oct 2019
We had a wonderful time with Almudena sampling a wide variety of pintxos, beverages and desserts during our lunch-time tour. She is a great guide with lots of local knowledge. You will come away from this tour with a greater understanding of pintxo culture and a very full tummy!!
Lunchtime food tour
, Sep 2019
Excellent tour led by the very knowledgable and entertaining Lourdes. The food and wine was fantastic
Delicious food tour with a great host.
, May 2019
We went on the food tasting tour over a busy holiday weekend and we had a great time, our host Alumudena, was able to get us into tiny little Pintxos bars. Everything she ordered was delicious and different, each Pintxo or drink had a story. We came away feeling full and slightly merry – as you should after these things
We did this tour with Veronica, she...
Rebecca T
, May 2018
We did this tour with Veronica, she was amazing. It was worth every penny, and I recommend booking it at the beginning of your time in San Sebastian so you will know where you should eat the rest of the time you are there. She was very knowledgable and taught us about the food, culture, and customs. Everything we ate was just perfection, and the drinks paired very well. We brought our two little ones, and if your children will sit through several restaurants without an issue, it should be okay. I don't recommend bringing a stroller on this tour, we ended up using the baby carrier instead. Many of the restaurants were quite small and didn't have room for a stroller.
A really great tour, Lourdes was an...
Wendy B
, Sep 2017
A really great tour, Lourdes was an excellent guide - very knowledgeable. Do it!
This is an excellent tour with very...
Kuang L
, Mar 2017
This is an excellent tour with very efficiently arranged route. We went to four different restaurants and sampled 2-3 pintxos each with good local wines. Our guide grew up locally and was very knowledgeable about the local restaurant scene. In two and half hours we had both a satisfying lunch and a lot of knowledge about pintxos.
A lovely experience! Our guide Inigo...
Elena C
, Aug 2016
A lovely experience! Our guide Inigo was wonderful, took us to his favorite local spots and gave us lots of info about local customs experience. The food and wine were amazing!
We loved the tour and the lady giving...
, Aug 2016
We loved the tour and the lady giving the tour Oihana Marco
Thos tour was fantastic, our hostess...
, Jul 2016
Thos tour was fantastic, our hostess was absolutely lovely, we loved hearing her stories of Spanish life and food. The food was incredible and I can't recommend it highly enough, it was one of our favourite activities on our trip! 10/10 would do again!

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