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Pintxo Tour San Sebastian

Learn all about the buzzing food culture of the city of San Sebastian in this three hour walking tour. Basques take their food extremely seriously and your knowledgeable local guide will take you to some of the local gastronomic temples. Basque cuisine is considered to the best in Spain, if not the world relying on fresh top quality ingredients, highly skilled chefs and a strong cooking trad-tion. San Sebastian is renowned for the quality of its pintxos, small snacks spiked onto a piece of bread with a toothpick and you’ll get the chance to try some on this tour. The tour will start with a stroll around the old town as you soak up the vibrant atmosphere and learning all you need to know about the Basque culture of food and socializing. Your guide will tell you all about the history of the love of the Basque love for food, telling you all about the sagar-dotegi, the gastronomic societies where men (and now women) meet to eat, cook and share gos-sip. Now it’s time to hit the bars and experience pintxo culture for yourself. We’ll taste some of the most important flavours of Basque cuisine (including some dishes prepared by pintxo competition winners!), as well as local wines. Pintxos are a real reflection of modern Basque cuisine, beautiful-ly presented miniature works of art, preserving the heritage of the traditional tastes and textures of Basque cuisine. You’ll finish this San Sebastian food tour wiser and replete. Never forget, in the Basque Country, pintxos are much more than a snack, they are a way of life! Learn all about the buzzing food culture of the city of San Sebastian in this three hour walking tour. Basques take their food extremely seriously and your knowledgeable local guide will take you to some of the local gastronomic temples. Basque cuisine is considered to the best in Spain, if not the world relying on fresh top quality ingredients, highly skilled chefs and a strong cooking trad-tion. San Sebastian is renowned for the quality of its pintxos, small snacks spiked onto a pi Meeting/pick-up point: Kaimingaintxo Plaza, 1, in front of the gate to the Old Town (the gate is called Portaletas). Duration: Between 2.5 and 3 hours. Start/opening time: 7.30pm. Others: Local English-speaking guide, 3 glasses of wine or local aperitif and 5 pintxos (local snacks), a soft drink for passengers under 18 years of age. PLEASE NOTE: This tour is a culture + food tour. You will not receive a full meal, but will get to sample 5 snacks (pintoxs) throughout the tour. In addition to learning about Basque gastronomy and digging in to the pintxos, you will enjoy a walking tour of the city and get to know San Sebastian like a local — by walking and eating!