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Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch

5 (8)
Donostia-San Sebastian, ES
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Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch

5 (8)
Donostia-San Sebastian, ES
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Experience the culinary heart of the Basque Country on this exciting Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch in San Sebastián's Old Town. Embark on a mouthwatering journey where everything is included for a memorable 3 to 4 hour adventure. Begin at the vibrant market to discover what's fresh and get a taste of Basque cuisine. Then, immerse yourself in the history and culture of the region on a city walk. Along the way, indulge in delectable pintxos (Basque tapas) at three of the chef's favorite bars. From the traditional to the modern, from squid to foie gras, and from local cider to wines, this tour offers a tantalizing variety of flavors. Don't miss this super fun and active experience that will leave you craving for more!

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 3 hours - 4 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Chef-led pintxo tour in San Sebastián
  • Market tour to see what's fresh
  • Historical city walk to learn the culture
  • Lunch on pintxos at 3 favorite bars
  • Super fun and active experience with wine and cider
  • 3 drinks! We'll order the perfect pour from local wines, cider and beer (or soft drinks)
  • Recommendations for the rest of your journey in the Basque Country and beyond.
  • Dine on pintxos (Basque tapas) from our visit to 3 different pintxo bars.
  • Expert, Local, English-speaking guide who is professional chef.
  • FREE RECIPES--we'll email you a handful of Basque classics so you can recreate the dishes at home.
  • ALL FOOD AND DRINK IS INCLUDED.
  • Your walking tour includes great food & wine, history, stories & explanations on the Basque Country.
  • Gratuities

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Introduction

Indulge in a culinary adventure unlike any other with the Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch in San Sebastián. This unique experience takes you on a 3 to 4-hour walking tour through the charming streets of the city's Old Town, immersing you in the fascinating history and vibrant culture of the Basque Country. Led by a knowledgeable chef, this tour is designed to satisfy your taste buds and ignite your sense of exploration.

What to expect?

Get ready to tantalize your palate with the finest pintxos, Basque tapas, at three of the chef's favorite bars. From the modern to the traditional, you'll savor a variety of flavors, ranging from squid to foie gras, paired perfectly with local ciders and wines. This tour not only promises a culinary feast but also a delightful city walk where you'll discover the freshest ingredients at the famous Mercado de la Bretxa. Immerse yourself in the local cuisine as you soak up the rich history and culture of this gastronomic destination.

Who is this for?

This unforgettable experience is perfect for food enthusiasts, history buffs, and adventure seekers alike. Whether you're a solo traveler looking to embark on a unique culinary journey or part of a large group seeking an immersive taste of San Sebastián, this tour caters to all. From first-time visitors eager to sample the must-eat joints to seasoned travelers seeking hidden culinary gems, this tour offers something for everyone. Embrace the inclusive nature of this experience and join fellow food lovers from around the world.

Why book this?

This Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch is the only one of its kind in San Sebastián, making it a truly rare and extraordinary opportunity. Led by a passionate chef with extensive knowledge of the local cuisine, you'll gain valuable insights into the flavors and traditions of the Basque Country. The combination of delicious food, immersive city exploration, and a fun and lively atmosphere sets this tour apart from the rest. If you're seeking a truly authentic and memorable experience, this is the perfect choice for you.

Good to know

Throughout the tour, your safety and enjoyment are of utmost importance. The tour guide will ensure you are well taken care of, and at the end of the night, he will gladly walk you to a taxi queue or your hotel, ensuring you are safe and never left alone.

Reviews

Previous participants have raved about their experiences on the Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch. Many praised the knowledgeable and passionate chef, who provided fascinating insights into Basque cuisine and culture. Guests were impressed by the selection of pintxos, ranging from traditional to innovative, and enjoyed the perfectly paired local ciders and wines. Overall, the tour was a highlight of their visit to San Sebastián, leaving them with a deeper appreciation for the culinary delights of the Basque Country.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Mercado de la Bretxa

MARKET TOUR, OLD TOWN WALK & 3 PINTXO BARS for LUNCH We'll jump into Mercado La Bretxa to see what's fresh and give you a primer on Basque cuisine. Then we'll walk you all over the old town showing you the site and stopping in to our favorite bars for the perfect plate matched with the perfect pour. First time in town? Wanna hit the must-eat joints? This is the tour for you! Everything's included on this three to four hour walking tour of San Sebastián's Old Town--the culinary corazón of the Basque Country! We'll go from the modern to the traditional, from braised veal cheeks to seared octopus, local cider to txakoli white wines. Maybe we'll nibble on a crispy pig ear and wash it down with a Crianza from La Rioja? It's all seasonal, all fresh, all lokal and all Basque Bites!

Reviews

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5 (8)

mikemcdeasy

Did a private lunch tour in San Sebastián with Basque Bites. My wife, me and our two college age daughters. It was simply amazing. Gregory was knowledgeable not just about the lunch and drink spots, but about Basque culture and history as well. We did the tour our first day in town, which is what I like to do in a new town to get oriented. In addition to the afternoon lunch tour, Gregory gave us his special list of places to see, other eating and drinking spots, and he stayed in touch throughout our stay for questions and recommendations. Highly recommend a tour with these guys.

P1483JLrons

Incredibly entertaining and educational day spent with Gregory, who has more knowledge of food, wine, history, and life in Basque country than anyone else you are likely to meet. My wife and I have done walking/food/wine tours all over the world, and Gregory has been one of the best ever. well worth the price of admission!

Leslie A

I could tell Gregory was going to be great from the start. After our initial email exchange, I knew he was both knowledgeable and charming! My husband and I spent a wonderful day with him touring the city, walking through the market and tasting pintxos. He kept us entertained while giving us a great history lesson, including that of the Basque people. We were so impressed with his ability to speak their language. He exceeded our expectations!

C4000PGmarial

We did the Pintxo Evening tour with Gregory in San Sebastián in March and could not say enough about his tour. Gregory's enthusiasm and knowledge of the food scene in San Sebastián was excellent. As a chef he guided us through some of the best pintxo's in this very popular foodie town. All the information he shared about the cuisine made us really appreciate every morsel we were tasting. His personality is geared for hosting tours like this. A pintxo tour in San Sebastián is a MUST and doing it with Gregory will make it extraordinary!

A3325UDkenm

Thoroughly enjoyed this food tour with Gregory, we only had a day in San Sebastian and we felt like we did get to know a little of the city and its wonderful food scene with him as our guide. We started with a market visit where he explained many of the local delicacies to us and we were able to sample a little of the produce from some of the stall holders. Gregory knows the regional produce very well and explained a lot of the history of the pintxos as well as the Basque style of cooking, in addition he was able to give us a potted history of San Sebastian which helped explain the food and also much of the architecture of the city. There were a few restrictions still in place during our visit and it was necessary to be seated at a table to be able to eat because of this I think it would have been impossible to have this experience on our own. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in a foodie experience, whether you only have a day like us or are lucky enough to have longer, I would suggest doing the tour early in your stay and using your new found knowledge to make the most of your stay. we were encouraged to try several different styles of pintxos and Gregory knowledgeably matched them with local wines for us to try. Above all it was a lot of fun. hope to see you again Gregory before our time in france is over.

marccJ7160WU

We loved San Sebastián and it was all due to Gregory and his tour of food. Absolutely loved it. I would love to have Gregory in every city I go to.

MrPurpleCow

Gregory was an awesome guide. Our ~3.5 hours with him made the San Sebastian pxintos scene far less intimidating than it was when we first got to the city. But the thing that made the experience really unique was Gregory's commentary on the history, politics, and culinary practices of San Sebastian and the Basque Country more generally (he doubles as an instructor at a local cultural center so he knows his stuff). So not only do you get a great introduction to the Old City's pxintos scene, you feel like you get a sophisticated take on the city more generally. Definitely recommend for early in your San Sebastian stay!

Noah S

Gregory runs the best food tour we have ever been on. He will take you from timid pintxo tourists and make you comfortable with the customs as well as keep you from eating at Burger King. I cannot recommend this tour enough where you will learn a lot about the interesting history of the city and the food all while trying delicious local spots.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 15:27