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Secret Gastronomic Society & Pintxo tour

San Sebastián, Spain

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Experience hosted by Luis

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, French

What you'll do

Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by me, a local man passionate about sharing our culinary culture. You will discover a unique sensory and culinary experience when you enter the door of a Basque's Secret Gastronomic Society in Old Town (members only private club) and taste our local cheese that come from a 500 years old Basque cider house. If we find more members at the kitchen during our visit to my Gastronomic Club, you can interact with them while they are cooking some local dishes. We dive straight into the culinary heart of the city for a night of eating and drinking unlike any you’ve ever experienced. From fresh prawns to line-caught baby squid to perfectly charred steak, the pintxo hunt changes nightly but always features a range of traditional spots and chic, avant-garde bars. Come thirsty, too, as we’ll be pairing each pintxo with the perfect pour, from cider to local whites and reds.
We’ll start by enjoying “txakoli”(local white wine) at the oldest wine cellar in Old Town where you will know the secret of Txakoli wine, before heading into hidden side-streets towards 4 of the city’s most loved pintxo bars + foodie temples. I will teach you how to ‘throw cider’ into your glasses, how to choose the best pintxos, all the while indulging in some of the best pintxos and Basque finest wines. There is not a better overview of the local food scene
Do a night out in San Sebastian like a local, led by me, a local man passionate about sharing our culinary culture. You will discover a unique sensory and culinary experience when you enter the door of a Basque's Secret Gastronomic Society in Old Town (members only private club) and taste our local cheese that come from a 500 years old Basque cider house. If we find more members at the kitchen during our visit to my Gastronomic Club, you can…

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What's included

  • Food
    Please let me know of any dietary restrictions before your tour.
  • Drinks
    5 different alcoholic drinks are paired with the food. Non-alcoholic optio...
From $122
/ person

Meet your host, Luis

Host on Airbnb since 2012
  • 312 Reviews
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Thank you for keeping us open- I am a native Basque man from San Sebastian. I manage an International Conference on Food Tourism and also i am travel writer. As true foodie I have a passion for finding the best food and drink while supporting locally-owned eateries. So i decided to create a food tour taking travelers around to sample best pintxos (tapas) in San Sebastian. And I want to take you around the Old Town where we live in, to do the same. I can’t wait to show you the better overview of the city’s food scene.
I believe travel should be unique and authentic. Explore The Basque culture through its food and drink.
Thank you for keeping us open- I am a native Basque man from San Sebastian. I manage an International Conference on Food Tourism and also i am travel writer. As true foodie I have a passion for finding the best food and drink while supporting locally-owned eateries. So i decided to create a food tour taking travelers around to sample best pintxos (tapas) in San Sebastian. And I want to take you around the Old Town where we live in, to do the same. I can’t wait to show you the better overview…
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Where you'll be

We lead you through the historic Old Town, a Basque wine cellar, tasting “Txakoli”, before following the crowds to the next spot.
We visit classics and the top avant garde pintxo bars, where you will sample best pintxos.
Tour finish visiting an old Basque's Gastronomic Society and interacting with some members while we taste our local cider and best local cheese. (not always we will find members at the club).

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 312 reviews.

Ryan
December 2019
Luis is great. You will end the night filled with great food and wine and get a great insight into the Pinxtos scene. Do this earlier in your trip so you can use Luis’ vas knowledge for the rest of the trip. The gastro society is also incredibly unique.
Luis is great. You will end the night filled with great food and wine and get a great insight into the Pinxtos scene. Do this earlier in your trip so you can use Luis’ vas knowledg…
Taylor
December 2019
Luis’ your introduced us to the restaurant culture of the city. He showed us around several popular and quality pintxo bars and ordered great specialties. The night ended at the eating club he is a member of. There was more than enough food, and the whole group was stuffed. After the tour we felt comfortable and confident ordering pintxos on our own during the rest of our stay.
Luis’ your introduced us to the restaurant culture of the city. He showed us around several popular and quality pintxo bars and ordered great specialties. The night ended at the e…
Sheila
December 2019
We had such a great time with Luis and our group. Luis was insightful and shared a lot of history with us about the town, culture, and food. Definitely a highlight of our time in San Sebastián.
Amy
December 2019
Our pinxtos tour with Luis was so fun. What a great way to get to know this important part of San Sebastian's culture. It can be intimidating as an outsider and our time with Luis trained us well for the rest of our stay. As a host, he was warm and engaging plus informative and fun. Highly recommend.
Our pinxtos tour with Luis was so fun. What a great way to get to know this important part of San Sebastian's culture. It can be intimidating as an outsider and our time with Luis…
Jorgen & Barbara
November 2019
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Louis in San Sebastian, this was a great tour and I would definitely do it again!! I felt like he went above and beyond our expectations. His knowledge was fantastic and he introduced us to some great places can’t go wrong with this tour book it!! Thank you very much Louis hope to see you again!!
We had an absolutely fantastic time with Louis in San Sebastian, this was a great tour and I would definitely do it again!! I felt like he went above and beyond our expectations. H…
Eneida
November 2019
Luis was an amazing food guide! We loved spending the evening with him and learning all about the special food culture in San Sebastian. Ending the night in a gastronomic society definitely felt like a locals-only activity. Hearing all of Luis' stories about his travels and getting his recommendations on other restaurants and bars to visit was so helpful. We had a great time!
Luis was an amazing food guide! We loved spending the evening with him and learning all about the special food culture in San Sebastian. Ending the night in a gastronomic society…

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    Up to 10 guests ages 12 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.