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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
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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 (98)
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Reviewed 2 days ago
Ania is Amazing!

As my son, James, said we enjoyed a knowledgeable guide in Ania. She gave us lots of very interesting bits of Old Town history as we walked around. Unforgettable food, excellent wines and cider made up our evening as well. Ania was genuinely interested in...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Colleen H
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello Colleen, so great to hear from you on TripAdvisor! Thank you very much for this lovely feedback and for the evening we spent together - it was fantastic! We do our best to connect travelers with local culture and cuisine and it is always...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
So much fun with our guide Cristina!!!!!

This was my third tour with DT. I was not disappointed. Cristina was awesome. She shared her personal experiences about living in San Sebastian and of course the FOOD!!!! We visited probably 7 places and ALL were incredible and unique. She taught us some Basque...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JF M
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hello, thank you so much for such a fabulous review! I´m glad you enjoyed our Ultimate Pintxo and Wine Tour, which as you said, gives you both insight into local culture and its delicious food scene.Cristina is one of our most experienced guides - a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Highly Recommended, Ania was awesome!!!!!

Had way too much fun with Ania and the group we were with! Ania educated us to the Basque cultural , both historically and gastronomically. Her funny wit and knowledge was what made this tour so much fun, a definite must do in Donostia! Eskerrik...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dlyblogg
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello there! And... ez horregatik! It was a pure pleasure to have you on board that evening! I would like to thank you for taking time and sharing your opinion with TA users from all over the world. I'm very happy reading that you all...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Travels with my Mother

Ania was amazing. Now you have made it past the first sentence, let me break it down. Part of a great meal, or should I say, several course meal, a la pintxos, is the raconteur, that one person who can accompany perfectly the delivery of...More

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

Hi James! What a great evening we had! I just love to meet such interesting people as you and your mum! Thank you so much for writing this review - it means a lot to me. You are both very creative and adventurous people and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Wonderful tour Ania

We’ve done 2 other devour tours (Granda and Seville) but this was our favorite by far! Great food, excellent tour guide, tons of good recommendations, and Ania was engaging and clearly loves show other people the best places to get pintxosMore

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

Hello Bryan! First at all thank you for taking time to write a few lovely words about your experience with us in San Sebastian. We love being "your favorite"... so far :))) I had a great time that evening and you are very much right...More

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