Private Pintxos (Traditional & Creative/Innovative) and Monumental Walking Tour in Bilbao

 
 
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Half-Day (Duration:4 hrs approx.)

Bilbao

Price from: 80.00 euros

 
Enjoy a tour of the best and most popular pintxo bars around locals with a local foodie guide. After you will enjoy a a short monumental walking tour thru the old quarter of San Sebastian
 
Highlights
 
  • English-Speaking Food & Wine Specialist Guide to take you around to selected pinxto bars
  • Taste 5 pintxos and 5 wines at 4 stops
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Basque Country
City: Bilbao
Duration: Half-Day (Duration:4 hrs approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures, Food Tapas Tours
Group Size: 1 - 12 People
Price from: 80.00€
 

Introduction

A pintxo is the name of certain snacks typically eaten in bars, traditional in northern Spain and especially popular in the Basque Country. They are usually eaten in bars or taverns as a small snack while hanging out with friends or relatives; thus, they have a strong socializing component. They are not tapas, the main difference being that pintxos are usually 'spiked' with a skewer or toothpick ( the toothpick is used to keep ingredients from falling off) often to a piece of bread. They are usually eaten as an appetizer accompanied by a small glass of wine (called txikito) or beer, a quarter of a pint)

It is quite usual to find pubs that offer these specialties all around the Basque Country, but they normally are just “pintxo bars”, nothing to see with a restaurant where you can book a table, sit down and wait to be served. Our concept is just : “help yourself and do not go without saying how many delicious pintxos you have eaten for us to charge you before you leave our pub. We trust you”. It is part of our culture, we have always trusted each other.

Some of the places we will be visiting on this tour have more than a century of history with the city of Bilbao: Republics and monarchies, the birth and the growth of nationalism, the Civil War (during which the bar was seized), Francoism, transition, the Great Flooding, financial crisis, the restructuring of the city, the tourism….

They have been always been a place for social gatherings, such as Literature Circles, in which some of the greatest Basque intellectuals used to frequent this taverns. They are considered as cultural hub for the city of Bilbao, and they are actively involved in cultural events such as lectures, poetry readings, dramatised readings, theatre and live music. 

 On the other hand, we will also visit some newer places that offer avant-garde pintxos.  These places offer a  wide selection of snacks that vary daily. You’ll find innovative versions of traditional snacks such as bread stuffed with Iberian cured ham and Cantabrian Tuna combined with local products, to author’s snacks innovated by our Chef.

Day by day itinerary

 DAY 1

 BILBAO  

  • 01:00PM or 06:30PMMeet our private local foodie guide at your hotel or at a designated meeting point in the old quarter.
  • We will stop at 3-4 pintxo bars and enjoy 5 pintxos and 5 drinks in total. (NOTE: It will be a mix of traditional and creative/innovative pintxos. )
  • After a short monumental walking tour thru the old quarter.
  • 05:00PM or: 10:30PM: Tour will end in the old quarter

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Prices and Dates

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From
80.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • English-Speaking Food & Wine Specialist Guide to take you around to selected pinxto bars
  • (L) Lunch or (D) Dinner, the tour price includes 5 pintxos and 5 wines at 4 stops
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transportation is not included you get to the meeting point and from the ending to at your own arrangements.
  • No other beverages are included outside of what is tasted with your guide selection of wines.
  • All extras must be paid directly.
  • Tips & Gratuities are not included nor are they mandatory but always welcome if you had a good time.

Pick up

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Drop off

  • Hotels or apartments within city limits
  • Other locations on request at time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable

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