Guided tour

San Sebastian: Amazing Guided Market & Food Pintxo Tour

San Sebastian: Amazing Guided Market & Food Pintxo Tour

Activity provider: EARRA TOURS BASQUE COUNTRY

From US$ 125.45 per person

Enjoy the flavours of San Sebastian with a Market Tasting first & a selection of the city's favorite pintxos, while you learn Local Basque Culture. This tour has everything!

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Savor samples of ham, cheese, olives, and Gilda at a variety of bars in the city
  • Discover Basque's ancient language and traditions alongside locals
  • Try some of the best pintxos, wine, and cider San Sebastian has to offer
  • Travel through time from the origin of La Gilda to the most modern pintxos
  • Meet new people as you dine and drink across San Sebastian like a native
Full description

Take a guided tour through the old town of San Sebastián and see why it’s known for having some of the world’s best pintxos, the local word for small snacks. Witness the spectacle of pintxos being served in a selection of bars, each in their own special way alongside Local cider and wine.

Begin with a stroll through the market full of delectable local produce and stop for a ham tasting. Visit an olive shop to taste the best olives, gilda and oil while you hear the history behind La Gilda, one of the oldest known pintxos, and meet a local vendor who is in the world’s top 4 olive oil shops.

Next, head to the old quarter and go bar-hopping like a Basque native. See some landmark buildings and learn about private cooking clubs as you make more stops to taste the most avant-garde pintxos, Rioja Wine, and natural apple cider.

Enjoy stories about Basque’s fascinating dishes, language, and heritage as you meet locals in the market and bars.

Includes
  • Taste around 10 bites & pintxos and drink 5 local drinks enough to get satisfied.
  • Ham, chorizo & cheese tasting
  • Best gilda, olives & oil tasting
  • 5 other pintxo dishes bigger than tapas
  • 5 glasses of Rioja wine, natural apple cider, local txakoli, water, grape juice or soda
  • Success is guaranteed
  • If you have some specific wishes, contact us for a private tour.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Meet your guide between McDonald's and Forum Sport store.

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  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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A fantastic tour of San Sebastián old town with traditional drinks and Pintxos. Jon was full of historical and interesting facts about the area and chose some fantastic Pintxos and drinks to share with us. The cheesecake and raisin liquor was my absolute favourite! Delicious!! We did this on our final evening and we thought it would actually be more useful to do it at the beginning so you can revisit some of the restaurants to sample the amazing food again!

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October 30, 2022

We had a great time with John. He had come highly recommended through our contacts at London Restaurant Festival, who used him on a tour to San Sebastián with a celebrity chef. Communication was excellent via WhatsApp and the meeting point so easy to find. We normally try to book a food tour on our first night but John was only able offer the following evening. This meant we revisited 2 places we had stopped by already. However this was not an issue, as in the first place we had something we would never had thought to order and the second (the most famous place to get cheesecake) he served in a way that changed the flavour and boosted the experience - the perfect way to finish the tour. The tour starts in the underground market for snacks, before moving to a few Pintxos bars to try various local delicacies. Some more challenging than others but our group was happy to try everything and it was all delicious. Food was paired with cider or wine and not a single bad dish.

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September 15, 2022

A Feast for the Palate! The Pintxos Tour and the tour of the San Sebastián market was excellent, pleasant and very entertaining. Jon captivated us with his interesting information and infected us with his joy and passion for Gastronomy. It was an extraordinary experience that I would repeat with great pleasure. Highly recommended. thanks jon

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September 12, 2022

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