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Eat as if u were Basque

Donostia, Spain

Experience hosted by Valerik

2 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 7 people
Hosted in English, Spanish

What you'll do

Every person who has travel a bit knows what type of experiences a traveler interested in discovering other cultures will enjoy the most. Those events that makes you feel alive and leave an imppression you won't forget. Being a food lover myself and after quite time observing you guys -the tourists- walking around trying to find a proper place to eat, getting all the pintxos at once at the same place!! (OMG!) I decided to create this tour in sort of a "lost foodies rescue guide!" :P
I’m happy to share this fun adventure with you and show u a bit of our culture that we so proudly keep alive. I’ll take u to live a refreshing experience to discover new tastes and approach to the people of the place, so for a couple of hours you’ll feel like an authentic basque! I’ll guide you to an unique gastronomic stroll on smells, tastes, textures and anecdotes to LIVE the Real Basque Culture, eat and drink the best food and wines that only an insider can show you ;) Get ready!!
Did you know Donosti is the city with more Michelin Stars per m2 in Europe? Being one of the world best known gastronomical cities it's not surprising to find a huge number of pintxo bars spread around town. Only in the Old Town, there're so many taverns that you probably wouldn't know where to start. You could easily pass by, leaving the real culinary treasures out. So, to live a real foodie experience, book here!
Other things to note
When booking please:
Let me know about any dietary restrictions.
We will eat on our feet as usual here ;)
Vegetarians & Non drinkers welcome!
Every person who has travel a bit knows what type of experiences a traveler interested in discovering other cultures will enjoy the most. Those events that makes you feel alive and leave an imppression you won't forget. Being a food lover myself and after quite time observing you guys -the tourists- walking around trying to find a proper place to eat, getting all the pintxos at once at the same place!! (OMG!) I decided to create this tour in sort…

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What's included

  • Food
    The "Star Pintxo" of each eatery.
  • Drinks
    Typical wines, cider, beer, vermouth. Water always available.
From $84
/ person
Tue, Apr 13
$105 per person
$105 per person
Wed, Apr 14
$105 per person
$105 per person
Thu, Apr 15
$105 per person
$105 per person

Meet your host, Valerik

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 14 Reviews
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Hello! I'm Val, designer by profession, traveler by soul and wine&foodie lover by passion and whim :P
As a real food enjoyer I like to be in the vanguard and seek out the best food & beverage scene everywhere i go.
I'll be happy to guide you through the authentic Donosti to show it to you from an insider's point of view so you'll have the chance to LIVE the Basque Culture like one of us. You won't pass here like another tourist ;)

For many years i've worked in Hospitality, even ran my own bar. The experience gained allowed me to operate as Quality Manager for a couple of resto-bars. Also i managed a Boutique B&B so i started to get involved with Tourism and Vacation Rentals. For the past 5 years I've been leading Gastro-Cultural Tours in town. As a designer i collaborate with Interior Designe projects - which i love too!
Hello! I'm Val, designer by profession, traveler by soul and wine&foodie lover by passion and whim :P
As a real food enjoyer I like to be in the vanguard and seek out the best food & beverage scene everywhere i go.
I'll be happy to guide you through the authentic Donosti to show it to you from an insider's point of view so you'll have the chance to LIVE the Basque Culture like one of us. You won't pass here like another tourist ;)

For many years i've worked in Hospitality,…
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Where you'll be

This is a gastro-anecdotal tour, so that for a couple of hours you can venture in an immersive encounter to stroll around Old Town. We'll stop by in five of the most emblematic spots in town merging our walk with degustation of the "matchless" pintxos and typical beverages in the chosen eateries, some historical hidden taverns we've been enjoying for generations and the newest gourmet bars that you could easily pass by among the crowd.
Barbara
January 2020
Have travelled the world..this was one of the most pleasurable things I have ever done....taken to places that tourists miss...and the history was fascinating...can’t wait to do it again!
Vanessa
October 2019
We had an amazing time with Val! She took us on an awesome foodie adventure through the heart of San Sebastian. We had the most delicious pinxto -- definitely things we'd never know to order on our own, at places we'd never have known to visit out of the dozens and dozens of options. She walked us through Old Town and gave us the low down on its history as well as what's happening culturally in the city today. Afterwards, she gave us great food and activity recommendations which all turned out great. It was a super fun and memorable experience and now that our trip to Spain is almost at an end (2 weeks in 4 different Spanish cities), I still feel Val's tour was the highlight of the entire trip. Do not pass up this tour -- you'll love it!
We had an amazing time with Val! She took us on an awesome foodie adventure through the heart of San Sebastian. We had the most delicious pinxto -- definitely things we'd never kno…
Lily
October 2019
My mum and I were in San Sebastián for 2 full days and I wanted someone to show us the foodie scene. Val’s tour was perfect - we spent a few hours with her and we had so much fun. She told us about the pintxos, the local wines, traditions of this region and we got to meet a few of her friends. She also helped us purchase some local produce and afterwards sent us a list of places to try. I really loved her tour - very authentic and shows how much Val loves this place. Thank you Val :)
My mum and I were in San Sebastián for 2 full days and I wanted someone to show us the foodie scene. Val’s tour was perfect - we spent a few hours with her and we had so much fun.…
Carmen
September 2019
This tour was really incredible and a unique experience. To get a peek and an idea into a world what it's like to be a local person instead of a tourist was just great. I really appreciate and feel very lucky to have meet Valerik! She put a lot of effort and thought into the tour and shared her knowledge with me. It was a truly expentional experience!
This tour was really incredible and a unique experience. To get a peek and an idea into a world what it's like to be a local person instead of a tourist was just great. I really…
Chris
September 2019
We had an amazing afternoon of fabulous food, local history and of course local drinks. This is a not to be missed experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to immerse themselves in all things Basque with a very special local guide
We had an amazing afternoon of fabulous food, local history and of course local drinks. This is a not to be missed experience that I would recommend to anyone who wants to immerse…
Marina
September 2019
We had great time with Val! She took care of us and told also some historical background of the city. We definitely recommend this tour!

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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 7 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

We have a very beautiful green Country because we have a lot of rain, but this won't stop the tour. In case of rain make sure you wear a raincoat or bring umbrella.