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Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao!

  • Guided tour of Bilbao’s bars is a great introduction to pintxos, Basque tapas
  • Sample one or two bar snacks and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at each bar
  • Your guide shares the history of the old part of Bilbao, dating back to 1300
Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao!
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Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao!
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Learn all about traditional pintxos (the Basque version of Spanish tapas) on a guided walking tour of Bilbao's bars. At each stop, sample one or two of these delightful little bar snacks accompanied with a glass of wine, beer, or hard cider. Get an insider's perspective of the ancient part of the city that dates back to 1300. Consider booking this tour at the beginning of your Bilbao vacation so you can return to your favorite hotspots for more pintxo sampling.
What to Expect
-We will do as the Basques do! A bar hopping tour of the old part of Bilbao with a local born and raised in Bilbao. This unique gastronomic experience is an absolute must when visiting the Basque Country!
-A pintxo is the Basque version of the Spanish tapa accompanied with typical drink (usually wine or a small beer!). The Basque people demonstrate their love of gastronomy with these tasty little gourmet bar snacks that are found throughout the city.
-The pintxos can be very elaborate or quite simple, and there is something for every taste! We will also be sampling some great wines along the way!
-We know the best bars in the city! There are many mentioned online, but you are sure to experience some of the best lesser known local establishments on a Bilbao pintxo tour! We know the best pintxos to order in each bar!
-We will also take you on a private guided tour of the Casco Viejo or Old Part of Bilbao which dates back to the 1300s.
-In between stops at the bars we will point out sites such as the Santiago Cathedral, San Anton Church, the Ribera Market, etc...
Reviews (33)
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Excellent pintxos tour

We spent a wonderful evening wandering the pintxos restaurants with Irene. She chose delicious pintxos and wines from some of the best restaurants in Bilbao. We definitely wouldn't have been able to enjoy pintxos as much as we did without her expertise. The tour was...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate it! So happy you enjoyed the tour and your time with Irene. Thanks again, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great Food & Wine Tour

Myself and my girlfriend were brought on an amazing food and wine tour of Bilbao. Irene brought us to her favourite places and we weren't disappointed. There was no shortage of food and wine also which was great, by the end we were full to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So pleased you enjoyed the food and wine of Bilbao. The pintxos are a must when visiting the region! Thanks for the review and take care. Regards, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 1 December 2018 via mobile
Very Informative and Great Pinxtos and Wine

We booked this tour as we wanted to learn a little more about Bilbao and the Basque region, as well as enjoy the food and drink on offer. From first meeting Irene it was obvious that we were going to get exactly what we wanted....More

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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We so very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review here. Thank you for your business and glad you enjoyed your time with us! Take care, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 28 October 2018
Excellent tour guide services for Basque Country and Bilbao

I wanted to take a moment to give a shout out and recommendation for our EXCELLENT tour guide, Irene and her American husband, Zachary, who operate a tour service.(The Best of Basque) We took a wine/pinxtos (tapas) tour with Irene last night and were totally...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so very much your business and the review! Take care, Zach and Irene

Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile
Best of Basque

Easily the best food tour I have every been on. Our host Irene was friendly, outgoing, extremely knowledgeable and she loves everything Basque. We toured several Pinxtos Bars, learned about Bilbao, it’s food and wine. I can’t wait to go back. Thanks to the Best...More

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Zachary S, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2018

Thank you so much for the kind words. We greatly appreciate your business! Regards, Zach and Irene

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9 July 2018|
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Response from Sam W | Reviewed this property |
For our tour, there were only 2 of us. So it's a private tour.