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San Sebastian Evening Pintxo Tour with Wine

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Donostia, Spain
San Sebastian Evening Pintxo Tour with Wine

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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

Tantalize your taste buds with traditional Basque cuisine on a ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) tour of San Sebastiàn. Explore the winding streets of the atmospheric Old Town with a gastronomic guide and discover local haunts that serve the best pintxos in town. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of six exquisite eateries and sample styles ranging from classic to contemporary. Sip cider and fine wines designed to compliment each dish and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 10 people.
  • Try some of the freshest and most exciting pintxos in San Sebastián
  • Visit six pintxos bars in Parte Vieja and taste one or two samples of pintxos in each
  • Enjoy pintxos paired with a glass of cider or local white or red wine in each bar
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 for an intimate dining experience
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Local expert culinary guide
All food and drinks (1-2 pintxos and paired wines at 5-6 bars)
Lots of recommendations for the rest of your stay
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Mimo Bite The Experience , Okendo Kalea, 1, 20004 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Mimo Cooking School, in the basement of the Hotel Maria Cristina.

6:30 PM
Donostia-San Sebastian , Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain

Bid farewell to your guide in the final bar and, if you wish, continue to explore independently.

Greet your expert gastronomic guide in central San Sebastiàn to commence your culinary adventure. Stroll through the lively streets of Parte Vieja Old Town and weave your way between bustling bars and atmospheric pintxos joints.

Listen as your guide informs you of the origin of pintxos, describing the variations of the beautifully prepared, bite size morsels inspired by locally sourced Basque ingredients. Navigate the tangle of streets and visit six acclaimed pintxos venues; pleasure you palate with specialties like crisp squid, juicy king prawns and tender pork fillet while sipping alcoholic drinks designed to compliment the food perfectly.

Allow your guide to recommend the most traditional and tantalizing pintxos and note the diversity of classic and contemporary preparation and presentation. Bid farewell to your guide in the final bar and, if you wish, continue to explore independently with the enticing flavors still dancing on your tongue.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Parte Vieja
Explore the best bars of San Sebastian's Old Town.
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Tour can be adapted to meet food preferences and dietary requirements (vegetarians, food allergies, etc)
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Mimo
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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  • "I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn from a local about pintxos, wine, and in general about San Sebastian." See review

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star-5
Veronica was an excellent...
Robert_W
, Aug 2022
Veronica was an excellent guide. She shared highlights of the history of San Sebastián as she took us to five different pinxtos bars and ordered for us the “best” each bar had to offer.
star-5
Excellent experience with local guide
Cheryl_L
, Jul 2022
Veronica was our guide. Born and raised in San Sebastián and a true foodie, she brought the love of her town and the passion for great food and drink throughout the tour. She had high energy and in depth knowledge of the town history and the best pintxos in all of San Sebastián. Highly recommend you go on the tour and if you are lucky you will Veronica as your guide.
star-5
What a great tour, from a local, showing us his delicious town!
Joshua_P
, Jul 2022
There are tours that you take that you enjoy enough to say you're glad you spent money on it, and then there are tours you take where you say it was one of the key highlights of the trip. This was one of the highlights! Guillermo lead an excellent pintxo tour! We went to several pintxo bars, at each one he gave us a list of food options and let us know which wine was paired with this stop's food. A great way to do it so that everyone isn't forced to eat the same food, and anyone with food issues (gluten for example) can choose something compatible. He was a great tour guide, gave us lots of helpful insights into local culture, the pintxo scene, restaurant recommendations, etc... Book this tour! I'm sure you won't be disappointed!
star-5
Lovely small group tour....
Scott_T
, Jul 2022
Lovely small group tour. Very fun and knowledgeable guide. Bars were not pre booked - chosen at the time based on food availability, groups preference (dietary) and guides knowledge
star-3
A decent selection of bars, but could have been better!
Joe_S
, Jul 2022
We have been to pinxto bars before. We don’t think the selection on this tour was outstanding. Our tour guide was not as informative as other guides we have encountered in our prior tours. There was very little history about the town, the region, the inner workings of pinxto bars and the history and process of the experience within a context. Basque has a rich history and food is a big part of that, learning about it and selecting a better quality bars would have enhanced the experience.
star-5
Take this tour!!
Andi_C
, Jul 2022
GUILLERMO was a great tour guide! He took us to some popular places and some spots that were under the radar which was a nice mix. He started us with some simple pintxos to the more complex ones. Oh and the wines were delicious. Highly recommend. Also, a nice way to meet other people traveling around Spain!
star-5
Don’t miss this experience!
Sue_P
, Jul 2022
This was fantastic. Veronica was an amazing local guide and as well as lots of tasty food and wine we learnt so many interesting facts about San Sebastián and the Basque region and culture. It gave us confidence to return the next night and understand how to best experience Pintxo. Small group greatly appreciated.
star-5
Food, wine and great chats
Conor_B
, Jun 2022
Veronica was our tour guide. The passion and love for the Basque food and culture really made the tour that much more enjoyable, bringing us to 6 of some of her favourite spots and showing us the best pinxos and wine in each I can't recommend this tour enough. She also was able to recommend loads more pitxos bars and restaurants to try out on the rest of our stay
star-5
Great time
brentgarson
, Jun 2022
Great time, loved the experience. Definitely a basket list item for anyone visiting for the first time.
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star-5
Fun evening out
Vanessa_M
, May 2022
The tour guide was great and everyone in the group had a great time. The whole experience was fun and entertaining
star-5
Exceptional evening in the Old town.
Mark_B
, May 2022
Guillermo was a kind, informative and enthusiastic guide. The foods and wines chosen were the perfect introduction to San Sebastian and Basque cuisine. Many thanks for a most enjoyable evening!
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Mark, Thanks to you for choosing Mimo! Hope to see you again
star-5
Really captures the spirit of San Sebastián
Joy_H
, May 2022
This was a delightful e evening. Our guide Guermo was excellent. The food and company were great. Pass yourself on the wine. I think we went to 6 tapas bars with wine at each so I had a bit of a hangover.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Dear Joy, we are glad to hear you have so much fun! Hope you are recovered from your hangover ;)
star-5
5 star evening
Berta_G
, May 2022
We loved this tour! We met some amazing people in our group and had a blast. Our guide Lide was awesome. Lide was very pleasent, professional, knowledgeable, and engaging. We highly recommend this it.
star-5
Great Pintxo Tour with Wine
drprior
, Nov 2019
My wife and I visited San Sebastian in September 2019 and on 10 September we joined a Pintxo Tour with Wine. This would have to one of the greatest small private tours we even been on. The tour was conducted by a fabulous young woman who knew the pintxo scene in San Sebastian and also had a good understanding of Spanish wines. There were only 8 people in the group and over a period of two hours we visited 8 pintxo bars where we got to taste several pintxos specifically ordered by the tour guide - not just the food already sitting on the bar tops. The night ended with a cheese cake over which we got to pour some magnificent cherry liqueur. We would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Fabulous fun and food in San Sebastian
Gail_F
, Oct 2019
Veronica showed us a great time with lots of amazing food and wine pairings across a number of beautiful Pinxtos bars. She shared some interesting history and cultural tidbits with us, and ordered delicious pinxtos and wines along the way. We truly enjoyed the evening!
star-5
Fantastic!!
Donna_R
, Oct 2019
It was our first night in San Sebastián and so great. We now know how and where to order Pintxos! Veronica’s local knowledge, personality and insights made it a night to remember!
star-5
Absolutely fantastic!
Barbara_E
, Sep 2019
This tour was so much more than a pintxos and wine tour. Our guide Veronica was funny and entertaining and at the same time she told us a lot about San Sebastian and the Basque country. She had a lot of stories to tell about food, traditions, celebrations and gave us many recommendations where else to try pintxos (and where not). I highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants to learn from a local about pintxos, wine, and in general about San Sebastian.
star-5
An amazing introduction to San Sebastián
jtsc78
, Jul 2019
We had an incredible evening with Lourdes and the group. The food and wine were fantastic. The tour was well planned an paced. We would highly recommend it!
star-5
This was the best PINTXOICE I have ever made.
Adrian S
, Jun 2019
First, our guide, Almudena is simply awesome! She and her family are from San Sebastian and have been involved in culinary business for a long time. Naturally, Almudena knows the city from the inside out. In addition to this local advantage, Almudena brings the right energy to the tour with lots of humor and stories. For the record, I eat so much normally. At the end of the tour, I could not eat anymore and definitely had enough wine. Even if I had done the tour myself, I would have paid 60-80 euros. With everything organized by Almudena, this was a deal for me. My favorite pintxos were seafood and foie. At the end of the tour we also had a delicious cheese cake. I lost count of the pintxoss I had, but I am guessing it was about 12. Overall, this was a wonderful experience. The tour was so well-organized, and Almudena was able to lead the group in the packed Old Town of San Sebastian on a Friday evening. I loved every second of it.
star-5
This is an amazing experience that...
Liz_S
, Aug 2018
This is an amazing experience that you could never do the same way on your own! Ten of us were taken to 6 different restaurants by a knowledgeable, hospitable guide who then brought out platters of different pintxos at each place and bottles of compatible wines. We ate outdoors, enjoyed each others company, and tasted foods we wouldnt have otherwise - all beautiful and delicious. Our 16 year old granddaughter loved this experience too! The guide Iniago made everyone feel welcome and involved. Special requests were also honored! This was clearly the highlight of San Sebastian for all of us!

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