Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Daytime)

Visit the best pintxo & wine bars in San Sebastian on our exclusive pintxos tour. Perfect for families and those who want to beat the crowds!

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Includes: Full, delicious lunch across 5 of the historic center's best pintxo bars. Plus lots of info about Basque cuisine!
Tour Size: Small Group
Times: 11:30am
Duration: 2.5 hours

What's Included

  • The best authentic pintxos in San Sebastian, carefully selected from the city's countless pintxo bars!
  • A visit to 5 unique locations (some 100+ years old!) where you'll meet proud families who cook, serve and love the bars they've been running for generations
  • Discover the complex world of Spanish ham and learn what makes Spain's famous black-hoof ham so delicious (and expensive!)
  • Learn about Basque culture and history and discover a unique gastronomic tradition that’s centuries old and still practiced in San Sebastian
  • Insider tips for how to do pintxos like a local, from choosing an authentic pintxo bar to the unwritten rules of ordering and paying!
  • Local drinks at every bar—from dry, crisp apple cider, to local red and white wines, to a delicious dessert wine

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Dietary restrictions

This tour is adaptable for...
  • Vegetarians
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • We love providing delicious options for those with dietary needs. If you have a dietary requirement or food allergy, please note it when booking. This tour is not recommended for vegans and, due to the risk of gluten cross-contamination, this tour is not recommended for those with celiac disease.

    What to Expect on Your 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 the daytime version of our best-selling curated San Sebastian pintxos tour, better suited for both families and those who simply want to enjoy their pintxos and wine with fewer crowds in San Sebastian’s world-famous bars. You’ll 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 morning 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. Then, you’ll dive into a few more of 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, finishing with San Sebastian’s award-winning cheesecake for dessert. And of course, you’ll wash the pintxos down with excellent local wines!

    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!

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    About Our Expert Guides

    Your tour will be lead by one of our expert, English-speaking guides. They’re all gifted storytellers who are smart, passionate and talented and whose excitement for this country is contagious!

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    Map Your Tour

    Meeting point Alameda del Boulevard
    Places we'll visit San Sebastian's historic center

    Explore San Sebastian's most famous historic squares and hidden alleyways in the old-town.

    Ending point Alameda del Boulevard
    Great question! A Devour San Sebastian food tour is a fun, fascinating and (most importantly!) delicious introduction to the majestic city of San Sebastian. Our food tours visit some of the city’s best traditional eateries, including tapas bars, local markets, taverns and shops, and hidden gems that few even know exist! You’ll taste some of San Sebastian's best local food, and gain fascinating insight into its age-old traditions. We keep our groups small and every tour is led by an English-speaking guide who knows San Sebastian like the back of their hand, and loves it to bits.
    You’ll visit 5 unique pintxos tasting locations, trying a delicious assortment of homemade pintxos including some of Spain’s best acorn-fed Iberian ham, fresh seafood, and perfectly-cooked meats. You’ll try at least 9 bites, enough for lunch. And of course, at each pintxo bar you’ll pair your food with a delicious drink (Spanish wine, local cider or beer). All tastes are subject to change based on seasonality and our vendors’ holiday schedules, but we guarantee they’ll always be delicious! You’ll be led by a knowledgeable and fun English-speaking guide and San Sebastian expert. Between pintxo bars they will lead you through winding streets and grand squares, giving you a fun, interesting historic walking tour of the old city. Plus, you’ll receive our Devouring San Sebastian guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll continue to eat well after your tour! Our guests love this tour because it’s both a tapas tour and a walking tour—the perfect 2-in-1 to get your head (and your belly) around San Sebastian!
    The tour lasts approximately 2.5 hours (give or take 15 minutes). The tour covers approximately 1.5 kilometers (1 mile) and there is very limited seating (not guaranteed, due to the nature and size of the bars visited). Please note that it is traditional and authentic in San Sebastian pintxo bars to stand and eat at the bar, and most of the taverns we visit do not have tables or seating.
    Don’t worry, you won’t be part of a massive crowd following a guide with a flag or a flamenco fan! We keep our groups small and intimate, so the tour can squeeze into small, hidden places and you get personal time with your guide. The maximum number of guests on this tour is usually 10 people and all of our tours are guaranteed to operate, even with just 1 person.
    We want as many people to be able to enjoy our tours as possible. Scroll up the page a little to see what dietary restrictions this tour is adaptable for.
    This tour is a great fit for curious teens and children who would enjoy learning about San Sebastian's pintxo culture and tasting local food. We offer teen and child pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks throughout the tour. However, please do keep in mind that the bars can sometimes be crowded and there is no guaranteed seating available on this tour.
    The tour does not include transport to the meeting place, or from the ending point (ask your guide for guidance at the end of the tour if you’re not sure where you are). Also, please feel free to tip your guide if you think they did a great job! The standard gratuity in the tour industry is 10-15%.
    Keep in mind that tours take place rain or shine, so please dress appropriately and bring an umbrella if it looks like rain. Also, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be walking a few kilometers. Finally, while we do serve water on the tour at some stops, we recommend you bring a bottle of water.
    Of course! We regularly offer private tours to families, groups of friends and corporate groups. Email us your group size, the date you'd like the tour and anything else you'd like us to keep in mind, and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.