PINTXOS in San Sebastian - Private Gastronomic and Cultural Adventure


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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: madrid, spain

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

Overview

Why do Basques eat so much? Why do Basques eat so f ***ing well? Our pintxo tour of the best bars in San Sebastián will help you learn the answer to this question, but if you don’t, well, at least you will have tried, eating as much and as well as a Basque.


What's Included

5 pintxos y 5 drinks - enough for a full meal

Hotel pick up

Private group

Private guide

What's Not Included

Gratuities

Meals, drinks and tickets that are not listed


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 9
  • CHILD: Age: 10 - 17
  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 85

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note that many of the bars don't offer seats
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Please note that many of the bars don't offer seats
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Parte Vieja
Txikiteo: The first rule of the txikiteo club is: there are no rules. An approximate definition of ‘txikiteo’ could be: going from bar to bar, eating a pintxo and drinking a glass of something (the usual is a low-alcohol beverage, not cocktails!) in each. The txikiteo is done standing up, in front of the bar full of pintxos and surrounded by people you don't know (but that you could end up meeting.)
And this is precisely what you’ll do with Ikusnahi: pure txikiteo, flying from bar to bar, tasting the most renowned specialty of each in a genuinely Basque environment and surrounded by locals that, y’know, you don't know...but that you could end up meeting.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pintxo: A piece of miniature cuisine that started off as something simple (a portion of potato omelette, a slice of ham on bread...) and that the bars of the Basque Country improved upon over time, making it more complex in order to attract more customers. The story is exciting and there are as many versions as there are historians. On our tour you’ll get to know some of them, as well as many other curiosities about the cult of the stomach that exists in the Basque Country.

Drinking: This is the other great religion (along with Eating) in the Basque Country. Wine and cider have been favorite drinks of the Basque people for the last five centuries, although beer has been prevailing in recent years. Did you know that in the 16th century, Basque sailors hardly suffered scurvy on long sea voyages, thanks to the cider they drank?

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Calle 31 de Agosto
San Sebastián Cheesecake: If God were a cake, He would be a San Sebastián Cheesecake. Did you know that San Sebastián Cheesecake is global cheesecake royalty, right up there with New York Cheesecake? Did you know that, as a result of this success, the Thermomix kitchen robot includes the recipe for 'San Sebastián Cheesecake' in its programs? Okay. Today you’ll taste the authentic, the mother of everything, the origin, the Big Bang.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Fantastic Pintxos experience
Frances_S, 24-09-2022
Hector was very knowledgeable and took us to some fantastic Pintxos bars, the food was lovely. We had a great evening, would definitely recommend this.
Unforgettable and delicious!
llkelley72, 24-08-2022
Alvaro did a tremendous job of catering to our particular group at the particular time. He is engaging, knowledgeable, friendly and informative. We saw a good glimpse of San Sebastián, particularly beyond the Old Town. The tastes we had were varied and delicious. We truly enjoyed our tour, our time with Alvaro and the town of San Sebastián. A perfect experience!
We loved having Ernesto...
Barbara_F, 19-08-2022
We loved having Ernesto as our guide. We hit it off immediately and enjoyed all the history and the pintxos stops. It was such a fun evening. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to San Sebastián. .
Very fun tour! We not...
Yana_B, 09-08-2022
Very fun tour! We not just had a very delicious food and lots of drink but also learnt about history of San Sebastián. Thank you Hector!
Carlotta Is amazing!
Marianna_O, 20-07-2022
Carlotta was an incredible guide- she’s very knowledgeable about San Sebastián, the wines and the food. We had an amazing time with her and would recommend this food tour!




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