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A tour that targets the gastronomic culture that San Sebastian is famous for. To come to this shangri-la of food and not know where or how to do the Pintxo crawl, would be a shame. We help you navigate through what some say, are more bars than in the entire country of Norway! The guide becomes your flavor guide and provide 5 different Pintxos at 5 different pintxo bars and pair those with a local wine or cider (non-alcoholic drinks also available).
This town is famous for Michelin Star restaurants and Pintxos, but for the pintxo bars you really need someone on the inside who knows what to order and at what bar on that specific day, because it changes throughout the year, month by month.We have spent many years exploring the bars with family and friends, and have come up with a variety different pintxos that people from outside of the Basque Country should enjoy.
We take you to the best traditional bars and order their house specialty. We pair those with a local wine or cider. It is more about exploring the different flavors that come from combinations of ingredients or breaking stereotypes of flavors. You don't come here often, so let me help you make it the best it can be! I know what info a visitor needs.
I am originally from the States, and through my job working internationally, I have been exposed to various cultures and their related cuisines. I have taught adults in various environments for over 20 years. Once I married my wife who is from San Sebastian whose father just so happens to be a veteran of the culinary industry, I hit pay dirt of sorts. We used to visit here twice a year for about 8 years before we made the move. During our former visits and from the time I have lived here (8 yrs. today) I have been observing and learning where the locals go and where the tourist normally go. I was taken by the hand to the pintxo bars from the old days by family and friends, into the bars that they grew up going to during the evolution of the Pintxo to what it has become today. It is not just knowing where to go, it is when to go, what to eat, how to eat it, and what drink to pair it with in order to enhance the flavor profile of the food and the drink.
If this is something you are interested in, please let us know as soon as possible, our tours are filling up fast and we would hate for you to miss out on this great offer. It will be best to do on your first day here, before you venture out on your own, starting at 18:30.
To make your tour reservation, simply click the "BOOK IT" at the bottom of this page.
This will take you to Paypal and from there, you put in your credit card info or if you have a Paypal account you can pay through that. It will charge only 50% of the total to hold your reservation. The remainder of the fee is collected at the end of the Tour.
We do not have the ability to accept Credit Cards while on the street, so cash will be required, but ATMs are available everywhere.
You will receive a receipt from Paypal, this lets you know everything has gone through ok.
The meeting location will be listed on your confirmation email. Please be on time as other people may be on the tour as well.
Because some children can be picky about what they eat, children 13 and under are free with paid adult price (food and drink are NOT included) this way you can get them what looks good to them! We will help you with the bartender.
Whether you are going to stop here for the day or spend your entire vacation in San Sebastian, Spain (Donostia), let us give you an insight into this unique region and culture during one of our tours.
In Donostia/San Sebastian, much like in the rest of the Iberian peninsula, things follow a certain time line. If you get off that time line or are not aware of it, it can make your visit here less enjoyable. On all our tours, we ensure to get you on the time line and explain to you the why´s and the how to´s. From the markets that close at 14:00 and the Pintxos done before lunch, to the retail closing between 1 and 4 pm and the restaurants opening back up in the late afternoon early evening, everything here is done at certain times for certain reasons.
Our City Sightseeing walking tour and our Pintxos / Tapas food tour, given in English by an expat, will help you experience and understand the differences between the uniqueness of Basque region and the rest of Spain while at the same time touching the history, sights and flavors of this beautiful city by the sea.
You can combine the City Sightseeing Tour with the Pintxo Tour for a great head start on San Sebastian and almost be a local within your first day here. To enjoy this full experience, click on Combo Tour!!!
This is the City where Kings, Queens, Dictators and Nobles from Spain and other parts of Europe spent and still spend their summers! With its unique diversity and lay out, San Sebastian has much to offer. It really depends on your interests! From the proper way to eat pintxos (tapas), modern art works, the aquarium, seeing the various styles of architecture to just relaxing on the beach or the great night life, it is all right here!!
We will get you going in the right direction with a good understanding of the Basque people, language, culture and food and give you other ideas for YOU to decide what interests you and how to get there and enjoy this “Paris” of the South. We want to deliver the best quality experience to all our guests. We keep the number of guests in a group small, so that YOU feel like a visiting friend and not a sheep in the heard. Our minimum size group is 1 and we do not like to get more than 10 (unless there are 10 or more in your party, then email for for more information).
We keep our groups small, so it almost feels like a private tour (normally under 8 people). If you would like a private tour or have a larger group, please contact us for pricing and availability.
Keith is an Expat, that now lives here in San Sebastian, so he has been a visitor here for years, and he knows what information a visitor can use. It is best done on the first morning that you are here. Our phone number is a US number, so please call before 2 pm EST as we are 6 hrs ahead!
To make your tour reservation, simply click on the tour that you are interested in, then click the "BOOK IT". Once there, find the date that works for you and click to add "NEW RESERVATION". Fill in the form, pay your 50% deposit and this will hold your place until you arrive (THE REMAINDER WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE END OF THE TOUR).
You can make a reservation from 1 day up to 1 year in advance!
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