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Chef-Led Market Tour & Pintxo Lunch

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    Stop At: Mercado de la Bretxa, Alameda del Boulevard 3, 20003 San Sebastian - Donostia Spain


    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!

    Duration: 4 hours
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    Departure Point
    Alameda del Blvd., 8, 20003 San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain

    Traveler pickup is offered
    I always try to pick up my guests in their hotel or guest house IF it is centrally located. If not, we will meet in front of the Tourist Information Center on the main boulevard in town. I'll make sure you find your way home as well!
    Departure Time
    11:30 AM
    Return Details
    Alameda del Blvd., 8, 20003 San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Spain
    • 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.
    • Small groups maximum of 10 (usually less than 5)
    • Expert, Local, English-speaking guide who is professional chef.
    • Recommendations for the rest of your journey in the Basque Country and beyond.
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • 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 see my PRIVATE TOUR for groups with children
    • Children under age of 2 are free and welcome
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We loved San Sebastián and it was all due to Gregory and his tour of food. Absolutely loved it. I would love to have Gregory in every city I go to.

    Thank marccJ7160WU
    Reviewed 15 July 2019

    Gregory was an awesome guide. Our ~3.5 hours with him made the San Sebastian pxintos scene far less intimidating than it was when we first got to the city. But the thing that made the experience really unique was Gregory's commentary on the history, politics,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MrPurpleCow
    basquebites, Owner at Basque Bites, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2019

    Thanks for the great review Mr. purple Cow! So happy you guys enjoyed the experience, from the walk and history to the drinks and the food! I had a great night out with you both! Come back and we'll do it again! Have a fantastic...More

    Reviewed 4 June 2019 via mobile

    Gregory runs the best food tour we have ever been on. He will take you from timid pintxo tourists and make you comfortable with the customs as well as keep you from eating at Burger King. I cannot recommend this tour enough where you will...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Noah S
    basquebites, Owner at Basque Bites, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2019

    BURGER KING!!! :) Too funny man. I hope you figured out how to order REAL FOOD on your own after our lunch tour. MY PLEASURE! Super fun to meet you guys! Thanks for the great review! Gregory

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