Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour

Highlights

  • Enjoy enough food for a full dinner across 6 unique bars.

  • Visit a spot best known for its fresh, local seafood.

  • Get a lesson in ordering pintxos like a local.

  • Learn how to eat pintxos in the classic style.

  • See all of San Sebastian’s top bars in one evening!

Summary

Explore the world of San Sebastian’s famous pintxos bars and try a range of their most delicious creations.  

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
8
Pricing (From)
Adult: (13-99 years)
€119.00
Child: (5-12 years)
€85.00
Infant: (0-4 years)
€0.00
Commentary
English
Meeting Point

Alameda del Blvd., 8 , Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain, 20003 , ES

Dropoff location

Alameda del Blvd., 8 , Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain, 20003 , ES

Why take this tour?

San Sebastian is a food mecca! While you’re here, there are some must-visit places you can’t leave without trying - but these can be hard to find without local knowledge. On this tour you’ll take a deep dive into the world of the city’s beloved pintxos, visiting its most famous bars where a variety of dishes awaits. You’ll learn how to navigate the pintxos scene, which will prove invaluable for the rest of your trip!  

Kick the evening off at a bar that’s been a local favorite since the 70s. This is where you’ll find some of the best mussels in town. Try their classic dry Basque cider and master the art of pouring cider from a height straight into your glass! At this traditional spot, you’ll also learn about the cultural phenomenon of “TXOTX!”: the perfect introduction to the night ahead.  
 
It’s time to try one of Spain’s most delicious creations: cured Iberian ham.  Step into a specialty store run by a couple who specialize in Basque and Spanish gourmet products. You’ll taste two of their best (and most expensive) cured hams, and get an insight into the differences between them – along with your favorite!  
 
On your way to the next spot, you’ll stroll by the Old Town’s main square for an added sprinkle of history. This is where Spanish bullfights took place during the 19th century, and above the surrounding houses you can still see the numbers labelling the ‘bullring boxes’ the audience would watch from!  
 
Wind down the historic streets to a place where they make a true treat: marinated anchovies. And if you think you’re not a fan of anchovies, just wait until you try these ones. This bar has converted even the staunchest doubter and you won’t remain a sceptic after trying one! Here is where you’ll learn the story behind the first pintxo invented and try a sparkling wine sourced from the area.  
 
One of the city’s famed pintxo bars is up next where past meets present in the most delicious way. Using the best local ingredients along with inventive cooking techniques makes for some truly unique pintxos.  
 
Then, it’s on to another local hot-spot for some grilled steak. Paired with a glass of barrel-aged Navarra wine, you’ll be treated to a specialty pintxo of tender sirloin steak cooked to perfection. 
 
The last gem you’ll visit was specially chosen for dessert. Taste an authentic treat only available in San Sebastian. Wash it down with a dessert sherry for a sweet way to end the evening.  
 
After your tour, you’ll have tried some of the best food and drink in the most renowned bars of San Sebastian’s Old Town.   

What’s included?

  • Local English-speaking guide

  • Expertly guided walking tour

  • 8 pintxos and 5 drinks

  • Risk-free booking: Full refunds up to 24 hours before your tour

  • Hotel Pick-up/Drop-off

  • Gratuities

Things to know

Before you book

  • The tour is in English.

  • We will be standing up in all the bars, in true Basque style.

  • The tour covers dinner.

  • Guests with serious food allergies will need to sign an allergy waiver at the start of the tour

  • This tour is adaptable for Vegetarians, Pescatarians, Gluten free (not celiacs), Dairy free, Non-alcoholic options & Pregnant women, , please note it when booking.

  • This tour is not recommended for vegans.

  • Our group tour utilizes multiple areas that are not wheelchair accessible. Those with wheelchairs should contact us so we can arrange your visit.

  • Due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not adaptable for those with celiac disease

  • This tour is not suitable for children

Before you go

  • Meeting time is 10min before the tour star time to check in. If a guest is more than 5min late, they should go to first stop (stated in confirmation email).

  • Avoid backpacks, bulky purses and strollers

Covid Policy

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations received greater than 24 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 24 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no-shows are non-refundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive or arrives after tour departure.

Redemption information

    Mobile tickets will be accepted.


    Your voucher will be collected or scanned on redemption

About operator:

Walks (takewalks.com, walksofitaly.com) began over a decade ago (2008, to be exact) in Rome, Italy. We quickly became the premier walking tour company in 7 countries - Italy, Spain, France, the UK, Greece, and Portugal. Our US cities include San Francisco, NYC, Boston, Chicago, and New Orleans.

In 2021, we joined The Hornblower Group (cityexperiences.com) expanding our reach and working alongside this powerhouse travel brand.

Our tour products vary but predominantly we #takewalks, exploring the world by foot - we believe, the best way to get into the heart of a city and its incredible people. From introductory strolls to food tours, day trips, cooking classes, and below the surface, in-depth tours, we have our hand in everything a traveler could want. Oh, and we also like to give our clients exclusive access to the biggest attractions in the world...

Despite the big changes in our brand over the years, our focus has remained simple - to relentlessly create tours with the client experience at the forefront and anchored upon the dedicated, intelligent, and above all, passionate local guides who want to share their cities with you.