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Enjoy the Basque Experience as a local

San Sebastián, Spain

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Experience hosted by Xabier

2.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

We will tour the most charming corners of Donostia's Old Town, while discovering the city's historical landmarks and tasting 5 delicious pintxos, accompanied by 5 local wines (or beer or soda) in 5 different and unique local bars:
Approximate duration: 2,5hours
Other things to note
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What's included

  • Food
    Little miniature dishes, more known as ‘Basque pintxos’.
  • Drinks
    Local wines (red, white or rose) and the most popular beverage, such as ‘tx...
From $201
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Xabier

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 4 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I have worked as a tour guide for the last ten years, specializing in the Basque Country.

Although I belonged as a traveler to the community of airbnb since 2017 I did not start to share the gastronomic experience for foodies until the end of 2019.

In March 2020 the COVID 19 pandemic was declared internationally, but despite everything, we continue to work on safe gastronomic experiences with all the necessary hygiene guarantees contemplated by the current health legislation in Spain.

Born and raised in San Sebastián, which has allowed me to see the whole evolution of the Basque gastronomy and provides me the full knowledge of different areas such as pintxos, local markets and gastronomic societies.
I have worked as a tour guide for the last ten years, specializing in the Basque Country.

Although I belonged as a traveler to the community of airbnb since 2017 I did not start to share the gastronomic experience for foodies until the end of 2019.

In March 2020 the COVID 19 pandemic was declared internationally, but despite everything, we continue to work on safe gastronomic experiences with all the necessary hygiene guarantees contemplated by the current health legislati…
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Where you'll be

We will visit:
- Santa Maria’s and San Vicente’s magnificent churchs, with the Chillida’s sculpture in the prebisterum.
- The Constitution iconic square.
- The narrowest (and very unknown) street in the city, which leads to the San Telmo Museum.
- Small walk from the victorian City Hall to the promenade of the beautiful old port, where the famous ‘regatas’ (sailing boats competitions) take place every year.
- More secret places will be reveal

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Maria Luisa
February 2020
Maravilloso tour por la ciudad de San Sebastián y pintxo- Tour. Es un placer escribir una reseña sobre Xabi Garzarain, que fue mi guía en San Sebastián(La Bella Easo o Donosti , como los locales la llaman). La experiencia que tuve con Xabi fue increíble , tiene un amplísimo conocimiento de la zona ( el casco viejo de San Sebastián) el cual le vio nacer y la cocina local , que superó todas mis espectativas. La selección de bares fue muy cuidada y acertada, pasando de pintxos clásicos a los más vanguardistas, disfrutando siempre de una bebida local pero , sobre todo , Xabi supo aportar todas esas anécdotas y datos de la gastronomía, arquitectura , historia y cultura vasca que no solo amenizaron el pintxo tour sino que lo hicieron muy grato y entrañable. Dió explicaciones detalladas de todos los lugares icónicos : ( Portaletas , Plaza de la Constitución, Iglesia de Santa Maria , San Vicente , etc....) Xabi es extremadamente profesional , ama a San Sebastián o a Donosti ( como los los locales la llaman ) y está orgulloso de su historia. Es divertido y agradable estar con él .No solo aprendimos un montón , sino que hizo todo lo posible por sacarnos bonitas fotos en los sitios más espectaculares. Hizo que nuestra degustación gastronómica fuera relajante , agradable y se aseguró de que estuviera cómoda y disfrutando en todo momento. Aprendí mucho sobre San Sebastián y como resumen diría que fue una experiencia única y memorable .!!
Maravilloso tour por la ciudad de San Sebastián y pintxo- Tour. Es un placer escribir una reseña sobre Xabi Garzarain, que fue mi guía en San Sebastián(La Bella Easo o Donosti ,…
Jesse
February 2020
Xavi is a wonderful guide and truly knows his city He tells a wonderful story and really paired his tour with a personal touch and powerful message that you absolutely need to experience.
Gabriel
February 2020
Great San Sebastián pintxo tour And the Best tour guide. I had Xabi Garzarain as my pintxo tour guide in my first day in San Sebastián and it was the best decision I could have made to start my tryp. Xabi’s Knowledge of Basque cusine, and San Sebastián in general is extensive but given how funny and hospitable he is , it is only at the end of the tour that you realized how much you learned while you were with him.! By booking a tour with Xabi at the beginning of our stay in San Sebastián I was able to learn so much more about the city and what to do while we were there.( all while I was eating delicious food, little miniature dishes , call “pintxos “). San Sebastián it is an amazing city and my tryp was made even better by booking a tour with Xabi.
Great San Sebastián pintxo tour And the Best tour guide. I had Xabi Garzarain as my pintxo tour guide in my first day in San Sebastián and it was the best decision I could have m…
Álvaro
January 2020
One of the best city tours I've ever done. I was looking forward to visiting the Old Town of San Sebastian with someone who knows the city, its pintxos and secrets, and I sincerely believe that there is no one better than Xabi for it. He is an enthusiastic communicator with a deep knowledge of history and gastronomy, as well as a great sense of humour and a surprising intuition to know what I was really going to enjoy watching and eating. I learned many new things about the city's past, discovered hilarious anecdotes and tasted 5 of the best pintxos I remember (the duck one was amazing!). I had been to Donostia more times, but I had never visited some of the places Xabi took me (the churches of San Vicente and Santa Maria, the Trinity Square). I totally recommend it, I think there is no better way to know the city than with Xabi.
One of the best city tours I've ever done. I was looking forward to visiting the Old Town of San Sebastian with someone who knows the city, its pintxos and secrets, and I sincerely…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Your appetite!

A good pair of comfortable shoes.