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Bilbao Food Tour

Food Tour Bilbao Spain

We will do as the Basques do! A bar hopping tour of the old part of Bilbao. This activity is referred to as pintxo-pote in the Basque culture. A pintxo is the Basque version of the Spanish tapa accompanied with typical drink (usually wine or a small beer!). Sampling pintxos in the Basque Country is an absolute must! The Basque people demonstrate their love of gastronomy with these tasty little bar snacks.

Basque Culinary Tour Itinerary

The Best pintxo bars in bilbao

We know the best bars in the city! There are many mentioned online, but you are sure to experience some of the best lesser known local establishments on a Basque pintxo tour with us! Get an insider's perspective of the oldest part of the city that dates back to 1300. Consider booking this tour at the beginning of your Bilbao vacation so you can return to your favorite hotspots for more pintxo sampling. In between stops at the bars we will explain unique aspects of Basque culture, history and a few historical sites of Bilbao. We will visit 5 BARS WITH 8 PINTXOS AND 5 DRINKS INCLUDED.

Award Winning Pintxos in Bilbao!

We will try the special pintxos, the ones you don't see on the bars! We will order them for you and the chef will make them instantly for you. This is one of the many insider tips we will show you on my tour of Bilbao. We are going to sample the traditional pintxos and also others that have been given AWARDS in the famous pintxo competitions! You will experience all Bilbao has to offer on this tour with stops at very modern bars, and also stops at some of the oldest bars in the city! We will teach you how to order pintxos as it can be quite overwhelming to a first time visitor. After our tour you will have the confidence to go in any bar in the city! After the Bilbao food tour, you will know all the best bars of the city, and exactly what to order on your own!

Local Drinks and Basque Pintxos

We pair the pintxos with a wine most suitable to type of food we are experiencing. We will sample red and white wine, cider, and other drinks on this tour. We know the best bars in my city and what to order as I was born and raised in Bilbao! There are many mentioned online, but you are sure to experience some of the best lesser known local establishments on a Basque pintxo tour with me! Other things to note: Please come hungry! This will be a FULL MEAL!!!

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Bilbao Food Tours Price

Included
  • Includes 8-10 pintxos and 5 drinks at 5 separate bars
  • Bilbao local guide
Not Included
  • Other food and drinks
  • Entrances to venues, museums, etc...
  • Any other not specified items in the tour description
Price
  • 95€ person
  • Small group tour (maximum of 10 guests)
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Details
  • Start time: 6:00pm
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Tour starts and finishes in front of the San Nicolas Church
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque Government

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john f
john f
29 October 2023
Amazing gourmet pintxos tour in Bilbao Our guide Olaia was amazing. So much local knowledge and enthusiasm. Everyone in the group loved the experience. Perfectly arranged in both the locations and food and drink progression.
Mitch Z
Mitch Z
29 October 2023
New experience very fun experience the wine was incredible and the food was completely new to us. Olaia the guide was very friendly and made us feel welcome
Theresa M
Theresa M
27 October 2023
Great night We had the best night with Olaia! Delicious food that we would have not otherwise tried and lots of laughs. Thank you!
RichardS
RichardS
25 October 2023
Don’t miss this Don’t miss this experience. Olaia is an absolute delight. She will educate you, feed you, buy drinks for you and charm you. I think this is my favorite experience of the dozens I have enjoyed over the years.
Geraldine T
Geraldine T
24 October 2023
A wonderful experience Our guide Olaia was fantastic, very knowledgeable about the wine and food. We went to 5 fabulous bars, each one a gem. Thank you Olaia!
Vacation700200
Vacation700200
24 October 2023
Bilbao pintxos and local drinks tour Olaia was a great host,friendly and knowledgeable about the food, wine and Basque culture, thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Originally we thought it was expensive per person but as it turned out it was good value for money and would highly recommend it.
Heather C
Heather C
23 October 2023
Absolutely a 10/10 Jani was an amazingly friendly and passionate guide. I loved that she and her family are Basque. She was able to authentically share with us her experience growing up in Bilbao and efforts to preserve the culture and language today. We also learned a lot about La Rioja and visited three wonderful, intimate wineries as well as LaGuardia. And absolute 10 out of 10. She even gave us great recommendations for the rest of our trip. Thank you, Jani!!!
Rigmor Helen A
Rigmor Helen A
22 October 2023
Morsom og veldig hyggelig kveld 😊 Morsom opplevelse sammen med hyggelige mennesker, og en fantastisk guide. Olaia anbefales på det varmeste. Maten og drikken hadde noen uvante smaker, men likevel en flott opplevelse.
Vegar
Vegar
20 October 2023
Great experience - A must do in Bilbao This tour is a "must do" and a wonderful intro to Bilbao. We had the pleasure of having Olaia as our guide. An energetic, charming, and knowledgeable Bilbaína. Along with enjoying delicious pintxos, cider and wine, we also learned about basque culture & history. Highly recommended.
watpar
watpar
20 October 2023
Joyous introduction to Basque food and drink led by exceptional host Olaia. Fabulous well constructed tour led by wonderful, vibrant host Olaia. Convivial company and great selection of bars with award wining wines and food. The tour is centred on the old town, so it’s compact and accessible. Great introduction to basque culture and food. Good value for money.
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