Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Tour

Discover the story of Basque cuisine and try the city's most delicious pintxos and wine at unique family-run eateries!

Full Dinner
Evening Tour
3 Hours
6 Pintxos Stops
Expert Guide

What's Included

  • Learn how to do pintxos like a local -- from choosing an authentic pintxo bar to the unwritten rules of ordering and paying!
  • Reach out and touch history as you visit 100+ year old pintxo bars, many of which are still family owned and operated!
  • Taste the best authentic pintxos in town, carefully selected from San Sebastian's countless bars!
  • Take the ham challenge and learn what makes Spain's famous black-hoof ham so delicious
  • Discover a unique gastronomic tradition that’s centuries old and still practiced in San Sebastian!
  • Meet the proud families who cook, serve and love Spanish food in the bars they've been running for generations

Foodie Highlights

  • Taste the city's best upscale pintxos at our favorite bars.
  • Discover the complex world of Spanish ham and see if you can taste the difference!
  • Fall in love with the local cider-- dry, crisp and nothing but apples!
  • You'll Eat

    • Freshly prepared cod, served with a modern twist
    • Crispy suckling pig served on a bed of quince jam
    • Spain's best acorn-fed Iberian ham
    • The first ever pintxo invented in San Sebastian
    • Fresh mussels steamed and served the local way
    • Tender local beef seared to perfection
    • The best anchovies in the world-- sure to make a fan out of anyone!
    • The creamiest, award-winning cheesecake in all of Spain

    You'll Drink

    • Crisp, dry Basque cider-- poured the local way!
    • Local white wine called txakoli
    • Red wine from the neighboring Navarre region
    • Red wine from the famous Rioja wine region
    • Sweet Pedro Ximénez dessert wine
    * Actual tastes may change depending on season or availability.
    This tour is adaptable for...
  • Pescatarians
  • Gluten free (not celiacs)
  • Dairy free
  • Non-alcoholic options
  • Pregnant women
  • Dietary restrictions
    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 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!

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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 Across from the San Sebastian tourism office in the 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 (city center)
    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 6 unique pintxos tasting locations, trying a delicious assortment of homemade pintxos including some of Spain’s best acorn-fed Iberian ham, San Sebastian's most famous local anchovies, fresh seafood, and perfectly cooked meats. You’ll try at least 12 bites, enough for a (large) dinner. And of course, at each pintxos 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 pintxos bars they will lead you through winding streets and grand squares, giving you a fun, interesting historic walking tour of the old city. Plus, when you book you’ll receive a link to our Devouring San Sebastian mini-guide, packed with recommendations so you’ll eat well before and 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 3 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 pintxos 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 hoard 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 8 people and we only require two guests to operate a tour.
    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 who would enjoy learning about San Sebastian and Spain's fascinating history. We offer teen pricing and they will be served non-alcoholic drinks. Given the evening nature of this tour, we do restrict it to guests aged 13 years and older. If you're a family with younger kids, check out our daytime tours.
    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%.
    Also, 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 kilometres. 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.

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