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Secrets of San Sebastian Food Tour
San Sebastian’s food scene is world-renowned, both for fine dining and world-class pintxos. This is a city filled with picturesque and inviting eateries, but how do you spot the best ones?
Join us on our curated San Sebastian pintxos tour to discover the city’s best pintxos bars in the old town while you learn the local ways of dining out and how to enjoy the Basque way of eating (and drinking!)
Along the way you’ll learn the fascinating history of this region’s complex and unique cuisine and culture, as you weave in and out of its mystery-filled streets! Devour Tours boasts thousands of 5-star Trip Advisor reviews, and we are so excited to show off the best food and places in San Sebastian!
Your evening will begin in true local style with some crisp local cider and delicious seafood pintxos. You’ll move on to acorn-fed Iberian ham, as well as the local variety– extremely hard to find elsewhere. You’ll taste the best anchovies in the country (they’ve converted many supposed anchovy haters– trust us!), the most delicious local beef, seared local cod, suckling pig and more. Throughout the evening you’ll dive into our favorite hand-picked hidden taverns serving delicious and unique house specialties– from our traditional local favorites to gourmet modern creations, you’ll try them all! Of course, you’ll wash the pintxos down with excellent local wines, ciders, and more!
But great food and wine are just the beginning. Our Devour Tours always include a strong cultural element, as we see food as the perfect way to understand the local culture and history– which is plentiful in the Basque Country and San Sebastian! We promise to fill your mind as well as your belly.
As with all Devour San Sebastian food tours, you’ll get a copy of our Devouring San Sebastian mini-guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, so you’ll be eating well for the rest of your stay! Join us to experience the city’s amazing pinxto culture, incredible wines and local beverages, culture, sights and history. It’s the best way to understand and appreciate all that San Sebastian has to offer!
Book your spots now (tickets sell out quickly) and eat with us on a San Sebastian pintxos and wine tour!
With beautiful beaches, Belle Epoque architecture studding the streets and world-class food around every corner, many people don’t know where to start when it comes to San Sebastian! Join us on our three-hour San Sebastian food tour and market tour to go beyond San Sebastian’s stunning surface. In fact, you’ll discover a side of San Sebastian few visitors get to see! Learn the secrets behind the city’s food, market tradition, and pintxo culture while hearing stories of Basque traditions and history that will bring San Sebastian’s past to life.
Kick things off with churros and chocolate breakfast at an iconic local favorite—it’s been in business since the 1950s, and they serve the best churros in town! You’ll then stroll around the Old Town where you’ll hear the stories behind San Sebastian’s fascinating history, bringing the very streets you’re walking on to life.
Next up is a visit to a stunning local market to learn about Spain’s rich market tradition! Not only will you meet friendly local vendors who are passionate about their products, but you’ll also try delicious local bites, including acorn-fed Iberian ham and artisan cheese.
In true Basque fashion, you’ll finish off with some delicious pintxos for lunch, visiting two well-loved pintxos bars in the historic center. To experience the full spectrum of San Sebastian’s pintxos scene, you’ll visit one traditional favorite, as well one with a more modern twist. In addition to tasting some of our favorite bites in San Sebastian, you’ll also learn the tips and tricks of doing pintxos like a local, all of which comes in handy during the rest of your stay!
As with all Devour San Sebastian tours, you’ll receive our Devouring San Sebastian Guide! Packed with all our favorite places to eat, drink and shop, it’s the perfect guide to discover even more of the city!
This unforgettable cheese and winery tour near San Sebastian will take you into the lush, green Pyrenees Mountains where you’ll embark on a journey exploring the rural Basque countryside. Throughout the day, you’ll meet an award-winning organic cheese producer, explore a medieval castle and the traditional fishing village surrounding it, and visit a stunning family-owned winery that produces the unique local Basque wine, txakoli. After a morning of discoveries, you’ll sit down to a 5-course countryside lunch! Get ready to dive into the elegance and charm of the Basque Country on this fantastic day trip from San Sebastian!
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Start off the morning by meeting your expert local guide and fellow wine-lovers in centrally located Plaza de Gipuzkoa, where you’ll board your private transport. On the way to to the beautiful Basque countryside surrounding San Sebastian, your guide will fill you in on the history of the area, and what to expect throughout the day!
In no time at all, you’ll have made it to the first stop, which is one of the area’s top local producers of D.O. Idiazabal cheese. Get a first-hand look at the award-winning organic cheese production that takes place in this region as you tour this beautiful farm. The owner of the farm will explain the key to making delicious cheese, and you will enjoy an exclusive cheese tasting in his personal cheese cellar!
Next, you’ll enjoy picturesque views of ocean waves crashing into the rugged mountainside as you make the journey up Jaizkibel Mountain and on to Hondarribia, a medieval fishing village. Your guide will help you explore this picturesque town, visiting the local castle and discovering the unique history and origins of txakoli.
Finally, you will be taken back into the beautiful Basque countryside to a family-owned and -operated txakoli winery where you will visit their cellars and learn the ins-and-outs of local wine production. Afterwards, you will enjoy an exclusive tasting of their wines, accompanied by a typical Basque aperitif on the bodega terrace.
And finally, it’s time to sit down to a traditional Basque lunch in the winery’s beautiful restaurant! Specializing in local, seasonal products, your 5-course meal will be accompanied by local wines and the incredible views of the vineyards and surrounding mountains!
After lunch, you’ll be feeling relaxed, full and enlightened, making it the perfect time for your private transport to take you back to San Sebastian.
And as with all Devour San Sebastian tours, your guide will give you a copy of our Devouring San Sebastian guide, which is packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city! So put down your guidebook and get ready to experience San Sebastian like a local!