Private Pintxos Tour + La Gilda Pintxo Challenge and Monumental Walking Tour of Old Town in San Sebastian

 
 
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Half-Day (Duration: 4hrs approx.)

San Sebastian

Price from: 95.00 euros

 
Enjoy a tour of the best and most popular pintxo bars around locals with a local foodie guide. At one of the bars you will have a Pintxo challenge, that consists on making 1 pintxo La Gilda, the most traditional pintxo of the Basque Country. After you will enjoy a a short monumental walking tour thru the old quarter.
 
Highlights
 
  • English-Speaking Food & Wine Specialist Guide to take you around to selected pintxos bars
  • Enjoy 2 pintxos and 1 drink at each of the 3 bars we will be visiting
  •  Pintxo challenge make 1 La Gilda pintxo
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Basque Country
City: San Sebastian
Duration: Half-Day (Duration: 4hrs approx.)
Type: Half Day Tour Private
Theme: Culinary and Cooking Holidays, Food, Wine Tours and Cultural Adventures
Group Size: 1-12 People
Price from: 95.00€
 

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.

The pintxo known as the “Gilda” is synonymous with the Basque Country - you can find it in any bar. In essence, it is very simple: Just take a cocktail stick, an olive, a salted anchovy and one or two pickled Ibarra chilli peppers and - there you have it -, the perfect pintxo.

This pintxo takes its name from the film “Gilda” in which a fiery Rita Hayworth peels off a long, black glove while singing “Put the blame on Mame”.

Day by day itinerary

  DAY 1: 

 SAN SEBASTIAN

  • 01:00PM or 06:30PM: Meet our private local foodie guide at your hotel or at a designated meeting point in the old quarter.
  • By bus to  starting point where you will visit 2 or 3 pintxos stop (depending on time in each bar) and enjoy 2 pintxos and 1 drink at each bar. Plus at one of the bars you will have a Pintxo challenge make 1 pintxo La Gilda pintxo the most traditional pintxo of the Basque Country.
  • After a short monumental walking tour thru the old quarter.  During the 2 hours approx. walking tour the most iconic places of the City centre are visited (Good Shepherd Cathedral, Concha Bay, shopping quarter) and the Old Town (Boulevard, City Hall, Constitution Square, going past St Vicent and Santa Maria churches). 
  • 05:00PM or: 10:30PM: Tour will end in the old quarter

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Prices and Dates

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95.00€
(Price per person)
 
 

Included

  • English-Speaking Food & Wine Specialist Guide to take you around to selected pintxos bars
  • (L) Lunch or (D) Dinner, the tour price includes 3 pintxos stop and enjoy 2 pintxos and 1 drink at each bar. 
  •  Pintxo challenge make 1 La Gilda pintxo
  • 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 the 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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