Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Daytime)
Experience the best of San Sebastian's Old Town over lunch. Get off the beaten path and visit the pintxos bars you would go to every weekend if you lived here.
Available from March 2021. In the meantime, join our Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Evening).
- Skip the evening crowds and support local businesses during their slower time of day.
- Discover a unique gastronomic tradition that’s centuries old and still practiced here.
- Visit a bar that's a San Sebastian institution for for locally-caught seafood.
- Make the most of the most important meal of the day with bites carefully selected for you!
- Conquer all of San Sebastian's must-visit bars in one day.
- This tour is also offered in French! Visite proposée en français aussi!
We absolutely loved our tour with Ania. She was incredibly knowledgeable about the area and the food, and she made this a completely fun family experience (We have a 6 and 9 year old). We were hesitant at the thought of trying pintxos bars on our own, but after the tour we felt much more prepared to discover all the tastes of San Sebastian. Thank you Ania for a lovely afternoon!
Ania was very entertaining, funny and just delightful with her stories and anecdotes about San Sebastian. There are soooo many places to eat in the city that is was good to learn about what to look for when choosing the best. This is the second Devour tour we booked (because our experience in Barcelona was so good). Highly recommended.
Our group of four had a blast enjoying tapas with our guide, Claudia. She took the time to share her inside perspective as a local-born Basque/Spanish expert, sharing facts and stories about the culture and the food. All of the food spots she selected were excellent, and we loved the variety. Going during the day was nice because it was a little less crowded, and we could decide where we wanted to return to at night. We went back to a couple of the places she recommended! Would definitely recommend this tour.
What to Expect
We’ve got good news: pintxos aren’t just for dinner! If you’re looking for the same classic bars and essential bites as our evening tour, but on a different schedule, you’re in the right place. Whether you’ve already got plans for dinner, prefer to explore the Old Town during a less-crowded time of day or are traveling with kids, we’ve got lunch covered.
We’ll start at a bar that’s been a local favorite since the 1970s. Here you’ll try a selection of the best mussels in town with dry Basque cider. Master pouring cider from a height straight into your glass and learn all about the cultural phenomenon of “TXOTX!” This traditional stop will be your first introduction into what going out for pintxos really means in San Sebastian.
Next, you’ll dive into the fascinating world of Spain’s most famous delicacy: cured Iberian ham. We’ll introduce you to a family-run gem stocked with Basque and Spanish gourmet products. Try two of the most-renowned (and most expensive) cured hams especially chosen by our friend Sylvain. By the time we leave, you’ll have an understanding of the differences between them—and a favorite!
Up next we’ll visit one of the city’s most famous pintxo bars, where the past meets the present. Here, the best local ingredients and innovative cooking techniques help the pintxos truly shine.
After this, it’s time for another local favorite: one of today’s hot spots for grilled steak. You’ll enjoy a pintxo of tender sirloin steak, washed down with a glass of barrel-aged Navarra wine.
Last but not least, we’ll finish with something sweet at a restaurant that has been open since the 1950s.
Once we finish dessert, you will have crossed the one thing you can’t leave San Sebastian without doing off your list: tried the best food and drink in the Old Town at the classic bars that do them best.
And as with all Devour San Sebastian tours, you’ll receive our Devouring San Sebastian guide. Packed with all our favorite places to eat and drink in the city, put down your guidebook and get ready to experience San Sebastian like a local!
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!Meet them here!
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The historic streets of the "Parte Vieja" are where San Sebastian's most iconic bars are found.