San Sebastian

Pintxos in San Sebastian Private Gastronomic & Cultural Adventure

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San Sebastian Pintxo tour

From $193.48

Price varies by group size

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 3 hours
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


With a seemingly endless variety of classic Basque-country pintxos, or small snacks, to choose from, deciding where to eat in Donostia can be daunting. This guided tour eliminates the guesswork by taking you to tried-and-true establishments known for their high-quality pintxos—and might push you out of your comfort zone to try favorite local varieties. Enjoy a snack and a drink at each while chatting with your guide on this friendly private tour of the city.
  • Private pintxo tour of San Sebastian gives you a taste of the city
  • Guide introduces you to the Donostia and local food culture at the same time
  • Five snacks and drinks included—no need to pay extra
  • See the city at night like a local, but with the amenities of a guided tour
  • Round trip transportation from your hotel

What's Included

  • Private guide
  • Private group
  • Hotel pick up
  • 5 pintxos y 5 drinks - enough for a full meal
  • Meals, drinks and tickets that are not listed
  • Gratuities

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Pickup details

If you’re located in the center of San Sebastian the guide will meet you at your hotel (remember to provide your address). If not please contact us for the Meeting Point directions.

What To Expect

Parte Vieja

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Fermin Calbeton Kalea

1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Sarriegi Plaza

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Calle 31 de Agosto

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Please note that many of the bars don't offer seats
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation Policy

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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69 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Ania , best guide ever
Jeff_L, Sep 2023
Ania the tour guide made this experience such a memorable one. We had such fun and learned so much from such a knowledgeable and friendly person. We will Always remember this time with affection.
San Sebastián good tour
Katie_C, May 2023
Claudia was amazing and gave us both history and amazing food. Very articulate about both San Sebastián and food trends!
Fabulous way to explore San Sebastián
Amy_V, Apr 2023
Simply the best, most informative, food tour we have ever been on (and we do them in every city we visit.) Each place was filled with history on each chosen pintxo and the walk from place to place was so informative. Our tour guides were so enthusiastic and welcoming. We had unique, delicious pintxos that was carefully planned for us. Fabulous way to explore San Sebastián.
Response from Host, Apr 2023
Hi Amy, thanks for leaving this awesome review! We had such fun evening with your family. "Warm, well travelled foodies ready to taste anything and have a good time anywhere they appear" - is what we said when the tour was done! So, once again big thanks for finding Ikusnahi and giving us opportunity to meet you ☺️ ps. Barcelona and Madrid are great but make sure you come back to the Basque County 😉
Carlotta was amazing! ...
Emily_N, Oct 2022
Carlotta was amazing! Thee food was terrific! Loved this experience and the places we went. What a great!
Ania was the most...
Lucy_S, Oct 2022
Ania was the most brilliant guide - a real highlight of our trip to San Sebastian. We got to experience places we never would have gone into without her. A completely authentic experience.
Response from Host, Dec 2022
Lucy! How great to read your review ;) Thank you so much for leaving a review. We really appreciate it! And Ania...we know hahah. She just loves being here and there, trying new pintxos, meeting new people. Thanks once again!
Fantastic Pintxos experience
Frances_S, Sep 2022
Hector was very knowledgeable and took us to some fantastic Pintxos bars, the food was lovely. We had a great evening, would definitely recommend this.
We loved having Ernesto...
Barbara_F, Aug 2022
We loved having Ernesto as our guide. We hit it off immediately and enjoyed all the history and the pintxos stops. It was such a fun evening. I highly recommend this to anyone traveling to San Sebastián. .
Very fun tour! We not...
Yana_B, Aug 2022
Very fun tour! We not just had a very delicious food and lots of drink but also learnt about history of San Sebastián. Thank you Hector!
Carlotta Is amazing!
Marianna_O, Jul 2022
Carlotta was an incredible guide- she’s very knowledgeable about San Sebastián, the wines and the food. We had an amazing time with her and would recommend this food tour!
Laura is the best!!!
Mara_H, Jul 2022
Laura was an amazing guide to the pintxos bars of San Sebastian! My partner and I took a tour with her the evening we got into San Sebastian (she met us at our hotel, which was really helpful, as we didn't know our way around at all), and it was rainy and wet, but despite that, Laura kept the mood bright and cheerful and always knew where to go and what to order! Walking around San Sebastian's old town with her felt like traveling with an old friend. And the food was AMAZING, every single pintxos we tried was delicious in its own way! We loved the mussels tigres, calamari with bravas sauce, beef cheek with pumpkin sauce, sirloin, and the torrija. And all of the wines were delicious, but we loved the txakoli wine and the red from Navarra that we had. It was the best first evening in San Sebastian we could have had. Best of all, Laura sent us a list of the places we went to, the dishes she had ordered, and a list of the wines we tasted, so that two days later, we could go back to a bunch of the same pintxos places and have them all again! Definitely take this tour if you're headed to San Sebastian - you won't regret it!
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Mara thanks for this beautiful review! We really appreciate it. Laura is a fantastic and knowledgeable guide. Also a local that fears no rain and crowded bars :) She knows the best corners of San Sebastian and local specialities. We are happy that you had such a great time and best introduction to your stay in San Sebastian!
Great gastronomic adventure in San Sebastián
Jackie_B, Jun 2022
We spent a fabulous few hours with Ernes discovering the joys of pinxtos in the old town. Ernes was a great ambassador for the Basque region traditions abs culture and took us to 5 excellent pinxto bars where we enjoyed a lovely variety of local food and drink. Would thoroughly recommend this as a way to pass a few hours in San Sebastián and look forward to returning one day to enjoy more of Ernes’s gastronomic adventures
Response from Host, Aug 2022
First at all thank you for choosing Ikusnahi and writing this great review! It's our pleasure to show visitors a piece of San Sebastian food culture during these 3 hours! Bar hopping, laughing, tasting little tasty dishes and understanding how is it like to leave in San Sebastian. Jackie it was a pleasure to meet you and have fun discovering Basque culture. Best, Ernes
Fun way to see Old Town and get dinner
Miranda_S, Jun 2022
Laura had fun knowledge of the area and the mix of restaurants she selected provided us with a broad sampling of Old Town’s culinary options. She also did a good job finding items my 12 year old son would enjoy.
Best way to experience Pinxtos for the first time
mnfshops, Jun 2022
We could have gone and got Pinxtos by ourselves but Claudia took us to the places where she knew had unique and good quality food and drink. Claudia gave us tips how to navigate Pinxtos ourselves. It was a wonderful evening and we went back to a lot of the places Claudia introduced us to. Can you do it yourself? yes, is it worth doing this tour? absolutely.
Laura was the best tour guide
Anthony_D, Jun 2022
The food was amazing our guide Laura was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. We experienced a variety of PINTXOS, wine and sidre. We can now got back to the places we visited and enjoy more delicious food.
Fantastic Guide as well as Pintxos
Sudarat_S, Jun 2022
Diego is a fantastic guide. He has an experience in so many places and he took us to the very nice Pintxos Bar. Very good Pintxos & Drink.
NYC foodies highly recommend
Lauren_B, Jun 2022
Claudia was incredible! Super knowledgeable about the local cuisine and history of San Sebastián. She made the pintxos tour super fun and we found new foods we love thanks to her. Definitely would recommend doing a tour with Claudia if you’re in town!
Tour was great!
Aaron_F, Jun 2022
Our guide Claudia - a true local - was perfect to help navigate both the most “trending” and established pintxo spots throughout the city, while also adding in her historical knowledge. The tour was very personable and informative, including several recommendations to create our itinerary for the rest of the trip.
Really fantastic experience
Emma_J, Apr 2022
Ania's energy and passion for basque history, culture and (of course) food really brought the tour to life! Having already visited a few places ourselves, Ania tailored our stops around where we had already been to ensure we were trying new things. Each stop was a fantastic experience, the pintxos were delicious and the local drinks paired with them were perfect. I really would recommend this tour, there is no amount of Google research that will offer you the same knowledge as a few hours with Ania!
Eduardo_F, Nov 2021
Ania provided the most amazing and knowledgeable experience we’ve ever had. This is a must do!!! She truly made our entire trip amazing and all because we started with her on day 1 so we knew EXACTLY what to do and where to go. She doesn’t just focus on food and wine although this is the best part she also dives into the history and true culture of San Sebastián and its true beauty. She even provided us with recommendations for other cities and countries we were going to be traveling to since you will go on to find out she has been EVERYWHERE. What an experience, I would absolutely make this a priority and I can assure you my wife and I love our food.
Tasty and Informative Combined!
Maria_R, Nov 2021
We had a super informative guide - Ernest! Apparently he also knows how to cook! So he knows what taste excellent and very knowledgeable. He appeared on time and we enjoyed our San Sebastián food tour!

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