Ultimate San Sebastian Pintxos & Wine Tour (Evening)
Visit iconic bars in San Sebastian's most famous neighborhood for the essential pintxos you can't leave without trying.
- Don't miss a thing in a city known for its food—we've selected the best for you!
- Squeeze into a bar that's a San Sebastian institution for locally-caught seafood.
- Learn the unwritten rules of pintxos so you can eat like a pro during the rest of your stay.
- Enjoy classic pintxos in the classic style: standing elbow to elbow in bars packed with locals!
- Conquer all of San Sebastian's must-visit bars in one night.
- This tour is also offered in French! Visite proposée en français aussi !
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Wow wow wow! The devour pintxos tour was ESSENTIAL for our visit to San Sebastian. We booked it for the first night that we arrived in order to learn about pintxos culture and also to get some great tips on the best places to eat in town. Devour completely overdelivered and as such got great value for money. As well as taking us to some amazing places to eat, Ania educated us on what to look for in a pintxos bar, how to order and what to drink! She also followed up with an email the next day on other places to visit (both food and cultural) and it ensured that me and my friend ate incredibly well! Cannot recommend this tour enough!!
Brilliant evening!! We had a wonderful time on the San Sebastian pinxtos and wine tour. Ania was great fun and also told us a lot about the Basque history. This tour made our other evenings in San Sebastian much easier and we knew all the local hidden gems! Great fun and highly recommended.
If at all possible, book this tour day 1! Ania was a wealth of information and knowing about some of the restaurants in our first few days there would have been very helpful. We really appreciate that Devour supports family restaurants that have been around a while. No one wants to “waste” a meal in Spain by eating at an alright touristy place! We will definitely be suggesting Devour to our friends and most likely will be taking another city tour ourselves in the future!
What to Expect
Please note that this description is an example and stops or tastes may vary depending on the season, day of the week, and group size. Regardless of where your tour goes, you always have a delicious experience.
In a food mecca like San Sebastian, there are some places you just can’t leave without trying—and we’re going to visit them all tonight. Come with us to San Sebastian’s pintxos headquarters, the Old Town, where we’ve carefully chosen the best bites the city has to offer for you. As we go, we’ll teach you what to do—and what not to do!—so you can successfully navigate the pintxos scene during the rest of your trip.
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!
From here, we’ll head around the corner to the Old Town’s picturesque main square where bull fights took place in the 19th century.
One block away from the square you’ll find a bar where they make the best home-marinated anchovies we’ve ever tried. And if you think you don’t like anchovies—just wait. This bar has changed the mind of many an anchovy doubter, and you just might be next! In Manu and Josu’s bar we’ll also learn the story of the first pintxo ever invented and taste regional sparkling wine.
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 visit a restaurant that has been open since the 1950s. You’ll try a truly local dessert you can only find here, paired with a sweet wine!
By the time the tour comes to an end, 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 bustling streets of the "Parte Vieja" are where San Sebastian's most iconic bars are found.