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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian

  • 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

Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian
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Small-Group Old Town Pintxos Food Tour in San Sebastian

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 (83)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile
The Perfect Food Tour

San Sebastian’s Old Town area can be quite daunting to the uninitiated. Thankfully, Devour Tours and its relentlessly plucky guide Ania were there to transform us into seasoned Donostia bar hoppers. The tidbits of history and culture were quite enlightening, the food and drinks were...More

Thank Andrew F
Reviewed 5 days ago
Absolutely amazing

Simply amazing tour. I feel that this tour is mandatory for anyone visiting San Sebastián, you will learn about the local food, history and culture on this amazing 3 hour tour. Our tour guide, Ania, was extremely knowledgeable and charming. By the end of the...More

Thank ysuaige
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hello Dan! So great that you have found some time to write us this lovely review. Thank you so much! I had a great time that Monday with all of you and I'm really happy that you enjoyed it so much. And I hope that...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile
So worth it!

Scheduled our San Sebastián wine & pintxos tour last minute and it was soooo worth it! Claudia was such a great guide - she definitely knew what she was feeding us/making us drink and with lots of historical bits of information too. The mussels, anchovies,...More

Thank Mai D
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Mai thank you so much for taking time and sharing your opinion about our great Pintxo & Wine Tour with other travelers! We really appreciate it! It makes us smile that we made your experience in San Sebastian worth it - that's our NUMBER 1...More

Reviewed 6 days ago
Pintxos and Wine tour

Eating pintxos in San Sebastian can be a bit of a nightmare to none Spanish speaking visitors like us but Claudio was an excellent guide and a tremendous help. We visited 6 bars tasting various drinks and tasty bites. The high lights were the Ox...More

Thank jennyb382013
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Jenny, I totally understand you - pintxo savoir vivre isn't that obvious! For those who live here it isn't a problem to choose the right bar and the right pintxo but it can be really intimidating when you visit the city for the first...More

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sooooooooo good!!!!!!

Devour Tours has done it again. With the help of Claudia, the tour was interesting, yummy, fun and an all-around great way to learn about the culture, city and food. We had crazy raining during our tour but no worries, she provided umbrella's and the...More

Thank dmgirl66
Ania W, Manager at Devour San Sebastian, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hey there! On the behalf of all Devour team I'd like to thank you for the complement! The best reward is to hear that we are doing excellent job and make your experience in Spain unique. And Claudia...I think there is no other guide in...More

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4 October 2018|
Response from Helene G | Reviewed this property |
You should have received an e-ticket when you paid.
19 August 2018|
Response from Andrew R | Reviewed this property |
We went on Sunday and the tour was fantastic.