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Pintxo and Tapas tour with local Food Expert provided by Bilbao Food Safari

Pintxo and Tapas tour with local Food Expert

Pintxo and Tapas tour with local Food Expert
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
3h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
6
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    3h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Group size:
    6
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
The only Food and photography expert-led PINTXO TOUR in Bilbao. Join me for a walking, photographing, eating & drinking experience you'll never forget! We'll visit 5 different bars for a glass & a pintxo (sophisticated Basque tapa) at each one. It's a full meal & exactly what the locals like to do. You'll BE A LOCAL with me! Along the route, I'll show you the sites & tell you about the history & culture of the Basque Country, we will visit the RIBERA MARKET but my focus is definitely on FOOD & DRINK. My route & the menu changes daily, but we'll do a mix from the traditional to the modern. Expect to eat anchovies, octopus, bacalao in pil-pil sauce, squid, foie gras, local cheese... and ending of course, with a traditional dessert. Thirsty? I'm great at pairing the perfect pour with the perfect plate, from local ciders to white wine (txakoli), young & aged Tempranillo​ from La Rioja, beer & beyond maybe we'll dip into some vermouth too? Or want to try our local drink Kalimotxo?
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 159045P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • 5 pre-selected pintxos (the most sophisticated tapas) and drinks in different bars that represent the very best gastronomy of Bilbao.
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • Abandoibarra Etorb., 2D, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain I will be next to Puppy, the flower dog in the entrance to the Guggenheim museum.
  • Nueva Plaza, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • 5 pre-selected pintxos (the most sophisticated tapas) and drinks in different bars that represent the very best gastronomy of Bilbao.
Departure details
  • Abandoibarra Etorb., 2D, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain I will be next to Puppy, the flower dog in the entrance to the Guggenheim museum.
  • Nueva Plaza, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Nueva Plaza, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Abandoibarra Etorb., 2D
    Abandoibarra Etorb., 2D, 48009 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
    I will be next to Puppy, the flower dog in the entrance to the Guggenheim museum.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Guggenheim Museum Bilbao
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Plaza Moyua
    Stop: 5 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Catedral de Santiago
    Fuente del Perro
  • 3
    La Ribera Market
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Casco Viejo
  • You'll end at
    Nueva Plaza
    Nueva Plaza, 48005 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
    See address & details
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highlandmike2018
Charlotte, NC44 contributions
Oihana was an awesome guide. Not only did she give us a thorough understanding of Bilbao and it’s food scene, she gave us an insight into the Basque Country and the people and history of the city of Bilbao. The food tour itself was more than worth it and we ate amazing, authentic and special pinxtos. We tasted some delicious wines from the region and experienced a wonderful day. We left having made a new friend!
Written 4 May 2022
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oihanaBFS
Thank you soo much for your comment,!!!! That is exactly what I want to achieve when you do the route with me. To get to know my story, our language, and of course our ¡best pintxos! I am so happy to meet people as interesting as you. Definitely here you have a new friend. I'll be waiting for you with a glass of Txakoli and a Txangurro pintxo! ;) Hope you enjoy your next days in Bilbao.
Written 6 May 2022
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mshell_lauren
1 contribution
Sep 2020
Oihana was an excellent tour guide for our visit to Bilbao. She had great communication up front, and was very responsive to emails asking about what the tour was like and took our dietary concerns into account. We spent time walking around the city, learning about the history of Bilbao (which is really interesting!), and of course, tasting pintxos! The food we tried was amazing. She knew exactly what to order and had great recommendations for what to try. We had an excellent evening chatting with her and felt as though we were visiting with an old friend! Highly recommend - if you are traveling to Bilbao, definitely do a food tour with Oihana!
Written 6 September 2020
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oihanaBFS
Thank you very much for your opinion; it makes me very happy to know that you enjoyed it as much as I did in days as uncertain as these with the COVID-19. You too made me feel like I was with friends :). If you come back, please do not hesitate to contact me again! I would love to see you again, we still have a lot of pintxos left to try! ;)
Written 8 September 2020
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Julia O
Toronto, Canada13 contributions
Jun 2019
Oihana was very knowledgable on many topics - from the history of bilbao, to art and architecture and of course FOOD. This tour was one of the most memorable parts of our vacation around Spain and Bilbao quickly became our favourite city. Oihana encouraged us to go outside of our comfort zones and try some truly delicious food. She knew the history behind all the pintxos we tried and everyone was delicious. If you are going to Bilbao I would highly recommend this tour!
Written 2 September 2019
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oihanaBFS
Hello Julia, thank you very much for your positive feedback. It makes me happy to know that you found your visit so incredible. I am passionate and love what I do, so when I read reviews likes yours that reflect that impression is an excellent gift for me. It´s been lovely meeting your family. Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks! Eskerrik asko!
Written 19 September 2019
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peyman blumstengel
21 contributions
May 2022 • Couples
We planned two days for Bilbao, and Oihana helped us to get most of it by introducing us to best food, best places to go and what to expect and introduction into bask culture. Definitely a recommendation
Written 6 May 2022
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oihanaBFS
Thank you, Peyman for your opinion. It´s been a pleasure to take you around my town and my favorite places. Hope to see you back here! :)
Written 9 May 2022
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Richard Brewis
2 contributions
Nov 2019
I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. Oihana is great company and very engaging.

Having studied gastronomy, she has a wealth of knowledge and she tailors the tour to your tastes and interests. It is more like visiting Bilbao with a friend. The city is a great place and the story of its regeneration is fascinating.

We tasted a wide variety of pintxos - my highlights were “txangurro” (sea crab with bechamel sauce), “karraspio” (seaweed with sesame) and “Idiazabal soup”, Idiazabal is the local sheep’s cheese and it was delicious, garnished with mushrooms and sweetcorn.

We also had (too many) drinks. Rioja and Crianza are well known already but the local white wine, Txakoli, is excellent and a great accompaniment to seafood.

And you must try Patxaran to finish your evening. It is a local spirit with a slight aniseed taste - dangerously delicious!

The time flew by and I will definitely be back….once my waistline has recovered!
Thank you for a truly unforgettable experience, Oihana.
Written 29 November 2019
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oihanaBFS
What a good description of an amazing afternoon with you. It makes me sooo HAPPY to know you enjoyed it so much. Recover your waistline and come back soon! we have a lot of pintxos to try, a lot of places to visit and a lot of Patxaran to drink :)
Written 27 December 2019
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Wander824375
2 contributions
Sep 2019
We really enjoyed our tour with Oihana. She provided the perfect amount of context, history, and cultural perspective along the way. The food and drink were a great introduction into Basque food and drink scene, and we loved the walking tour of the city especially. A great way to walk off the pinxtos, but also she showed us lots of hidden parts of the city we would have never noticed or run into otherwise. It was a treat, and she was great fun along the way!
Written 1 October 2019
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oihanaBFS
I am so happy to know you had a great time with me!. It was my pleasure to show you two, a part of the best food and drinks in Bilbao and how it has become this beautiful city. And by the way, knowing that this was your last stop, it made it more challenging! Wich, I enjoyed it a lot! : ) I hope you will be revisiting us soon!! Warmest regards, Oihana.
Written 2 October 2019
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lauranandchip
Libertyville Illinois 6 contributions
Aug 2019
For an amazing tour complete with brief and meaningful history lesson that sets the pace for the cultural experience please consider using Bilbao Food Safari. The tour was lead by our expert guide Oihana. My husband and I spent many pleasant hours learning, eating and drinking local libations that made our trip to Bilbao very special. If you are looking for the best Pintxos, Oihana knows were to find them. She also knows get places to shop like a local! Make Bilbao Food Safari part of your trip to Northern Spain for a journey you will truly remember! Laura and Chip
Written 2 September 2019
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oihanaBFS
Dear Laura and Chip. Thank you so much for your review! I´m thrilled to know you liked our pintxo tour. I am glad to know that apart from eating pintxos, you have also learned more about the culture and history of the Basque Country. And especially Bilbao because that is also part of the tour! I hope this was not the last time you visited Bilbao, so if you ever come back let me know so we can meet and eat some pintxos :)
Written 19 September 2019
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By: Bilbao Food Safari
diegohwang
diegohwang
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A unique approach to Bilbao
We had the great pleasure of meeting Oihana in front of the Guggenheim museum where we began our journey. Since we
alexlikesbooze
alexlikesbooze
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Fantastic craft beer and pinxtos tour of Bilbao!
If you love food, love craft beer and love learning about Bilabo's culture then this tour should not be missed! Oi
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