Secret Gastronomic Society & Pintxo tour

San Sebastián, Spain

Experience hosted by Luis

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English and French
Fun for couples
Something to try together.
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Expertise and insight
Guests say this Host shared top-notch knowledge.

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…

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...

Meet your Host, Luis

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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.
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…
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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 341 reviews.

Beth
October 2021
This was an amazing evening! I didn’t know what to expect. Four hours seemed like a long time. But it was incredible. Luis was friendly and knowledgeable, and everything went off without a hitch. Definitely not to be missed!
James
October 2021
The opportunity to sample local foods with a person that "lives" for food was a joy. Luis paces his tour perfectly starting with local appetizers and wine tastings and then moves you through a series of course all paired with local wines and cider. At the end you learn about the culture associated with San Sebastian's gastronomic societies and rich Pintxho culture (Luis even cooks for you). I'd strongly advise starting your visit to this beautiful city with this tour. You will finished it better able to understand and more fully appreciate this stunningly beautiful city.
Łukasz
September 2021
This was an amazing experience, Luis is a great host! The food, wine, cider and of course company made for an evening to remember. Visiting the gastronomic society house was a highlight!
Julia
September 2021
I would highly recommend this tour. Louis was an excellent host with so much knowledge to share about the food, Basque area and history. He gave us lots of great tips of things to do and places to eat. The pintxos and wine on the tour were delicious!
Richard
August 2021
I’d highly recommend this tour. Luis is so friendly and has a great enthusiasm for food! It was a perfect introduction to San Sebastián and gave us loads of knowledge to enjoy the rest of our trip, including great restaurants, nice walks and interesting nearby towns. Between all the pinxtos and wine, plus four hours of Luis’ expert knowledge it works out as excellent value too!
Dino
August 2021
Luis feels like the mayor of San Sebastián! This experience was top notch. Great way to find the gems of the city, have a social night out, make new friends, and learn about the history of food here. Perfect way to spend a night while in town.

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Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 10 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.