Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch

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    Basque Bites

    Basque Bites offers bespoke culinary experiences in the Basque Country of Spain & France. EAT & DRINK LIKE A LOKAL on one of our Walking Food Tours, Wine Tastings, Cooking Classes or Day Trips. From Bayonne to Bilbao, La Rioja & our home base in San Sebastián, we are your culinary connection to la buena vida.

    • 3/4 Hours
    • Food & Drink Tour
    • San Sebastián
    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!

    COVID-19 Safety Notice

    Last updated: Feb 2, 2021
    We are taking COVID seriously and monitoring the situation daily. As a result ALL of our tours are now private for you and your family/group.
    UPDATE: FEBRUARY 2021 Due to local regulations we must currently cap our group at 3 guests. This maximum allowed will surely increase in Spring/Summer.
    What you can expect during your visit;
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

    Available Languages

    Japanese, English, French, Spanish


    Ni Neu, Zurriola Hiribidea, 1, 20002 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    I’ll be by the wall on the river. Look for the moustache!

    Let me know where you are staying, I MIGHT be able to pick you up. I usually meet my guests in front of the Kursaal convention center: Ni Neu Restaurante Zurríola Hiribidea, 1, 20002 San Sebastián


    Ijentea Kalea, 1, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain

    Many guests like for me to end the tour at a bar so they can continue on their own. I’m happy to walk you to a taxi cue or your hotel or rental–when convenient. I will NEVER leave guests lost or alone.

    Price Includes

    • Dine on pintxos (Basque tapas) from our visit to 3 different pintxo bars.
    • 3 drinks! We'll order the perfect pour from local wines, cider and beer (or soft drinks)
    • Your walking tour includes great food & wine, history, stories & explanations on the Basque Country.
    • FREE RECIPES--we'll email you a handful of Basque classics so you can recreate the dishes at home.
    • Expert, local, English-speaking guide who is a professional chef.
    • Recommendations for the rest of your journey in the Basque Country and beyond.

    Price Excludes

    • Gratuities

    Additional Information

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Will be operated by a multi-lingual guide in English, Spanish with limited French, Japanese and Basque
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 18 years, please contact me for groups with children
    • Children under age of 2 are free and welcome
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.