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Bilbo, Spain
 The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour

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icon3 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Learn all about traditional pintxos (the Basque version of Spanish tapas) on a guided walking tour of Bilbao's bars. At each stop, sample one or two of these delightful little bar snacks accompanied with a glass of wine, beer, or hard cider. Get an insider's perspective of the ancient 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.
  • Guided tour of Bilbao’s bars is a great introduction to pintxos, Basque tapas
  • Sample one or two bar snacks and enjoy a glass of wine or beer at each bar
  • Your guide shares the history of the old part of Bilbao, dating back to 1300
  • Get an insider’s perspective of Bilbao’s culinary scene and nightlife
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Local English-speaking guide from Bilbao.
1-2 pintxos at 5 different bars.
5 drinks (options include red wine, white wine, beer, water, and cider)
Alcoholic Beverages
Dinner
Gratuities
Hotel pickup and drop-off
San Nikolas eliza , San Nikolas Plazatxoa, s/n, 48006 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain

Please meet tour guide in front of San Nicolas Church (San Nikolas Eliza in Basque) by the main door.

6:00 PM
This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Tour can be adapted to meet food preferences and dietary requirements (vegetarians, food allergies, etc)
  • Not recommended for vegans
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Best of Basque - Basque Country & La Rioja Private Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour.
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What is the policy on sanitization during The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Premier Bilbao Gourmet Food Tour.

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  • "I will recommend this tour to all first time visitors to Bilbao, especially if the tour is guided by Irene!" See review

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Delicious fun
Robert_P
, Aug 2022
We arrived at Bilbao not knowing what to expect. We went to sleep after our gourmet food tour thinking, wow, now that was fabulous and unexpected! Our tour guide Olaia was exceptional. She was friendly, knowledgeable and so easy going. She answered all our questions and showed us to all the best places for pintxos (we should know because we went to several places on our own). Read my other reviews, I am hard to impress, but I was impressed!!
star-5
Fabulous tour
Nicole_L
, Jul 2022
We loved this tour! Our guide, Olaia, was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable about all things Basque, and she took us to the best places. We became immediate friends with the two other couples in our small group, and we ate and drank and shared stories. Much more than we expected and one of our fondest memories of our trip!
star-5
Best way to explore Bilbao!
Lindsay_B
, Jul 2022
Excellent! We went to the best places and had the best high end pintxos and wine. Also learned about the Basque culture and history as well. Small group size was perfect. Highly recommend this tour! Olaia was a fabulous guide! Best part of my trip.
star-5
Excellent immersion into Basque culture through food.
Debora_S
, Jul 2022
We had a great evening with our host Olaia and a lovely family from the UK. Every dish was lovely and we learnt so much around the mysteries of the Pinxtas!
star-5
You have to do this tour!!
Rhonda_C
, Jul 2022
Truly the best food tour that I have undertaken. I love food! I love exploring a new area by learning about its food. I’ve also had many mediocre food tours. This was not one of them. Olaia loves the basque region and sharing it with guests. We had a beautiful selection of artisanal and traditional pinxtos with local alcohol pairings. Complete with history and laughter! I highly recommend! A night to remember.
star-5
Pintxos and wine guided tour
Martin_C
, Jul 2022
Fantastic experience taking in the best of Bilbao’s pintxos and wine, with our guide Olaia. We were collected from our meeting spot and introduced to some of the city’s best spots for eating and drinking. Olaia was super knowledgeable and explained each dish and its origin, while talking is through much of Bilbao’s history. Great value for money, would highly recommend this tour!!
star-5
Best food tour ever !!
susan_y
, Jul 2022
Irene was by far the most engaging and knowledgeable foodie guide we have ever encountered. The food selection was excellent and the variety was well thought out. We also received a number of complimentary tips and recommendations for the rest of our stay in the Basque country.
star-5
Nice experience
Morgan_H
, Jun 2022
Our guide Olaia was first class and made it into a great evening. Great choice of bars and food. Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pintxos Perfect
Sharon_B
, Jun 2022
Veronica was a fab guide, friendly knowledgeable and interesting , she made the trip very enjoyable, the food she chose was a fantastic way to sample the traditional pintxos, she was informative about the wine too. A very enjoyable evening and well worth it. Thankyou Veronica x
star-5
An Exceptional and Fun Experience!
Joe_H
, Jun 2022
Olaia provided a wonderful tour with her high energy, knowledge and experience, and excellent English, to Pintxos at 5 different top spots in Bilbao. She hand selected the top award winning Pintxos and paired with local wines. Everyone in our group quickly became acquainted and as a group engaged in an evening of fun together.
star-5
Fantastic, well worth the experience
Chris_M
, Jun 2022
Irene was fantastic very engaging tour guide. Her knowledge was very strong on all things Basque. The quality of the pinxtos bars was excellent. Overall very enjoyable. Please send your photos. Regards Chris
star-5
Fun evening out
Ceridwen_F
, Jun 2022
We had a great evening with Olaia. So much fun tasting amazing food and drinks. Olaia was so knowledgable answering all our questions and more. There was a lot of chat and laughter the whole time. Thank you
star-5
Really nice pintxos crawl
Mads_L
, Jun 2022
A good way to learn about pintxos and where to get the best ones :) The guide was awesome and also told us about the basque culture. I would recommend taking this tour one of the first days of your trip, so you know how to go pintxos-ing on your own.
star-5
Wine and Pintxos experience.
Marion_M
, Jun 2022
It was fun meeting other travelers who wanted to experience the wine and foods of the Basque Country! Olaiya, our guide, was harming. Fun and knowledgeable! I would definitely do the trip again and recommend it to others!
star-5
Fun, good, drink and history all rolled up in one
carol_l
, May 2022
Olaia, our guide, made our tour a truly memorable experience. She is bright, energetic and knowledgeable. The restaurants selected were on target, serving great pinchos and wine pairings.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Pintxos Heaven
Lisa_M
, May 2022
Fantastic experience Irene was brilliant she was very knowledgeable . We had a great evening tasted some excellent pintxos and great wine. Would recommend and would definitely do it again. Good value for money.
star-5
Fantastic tour; a perfect introduction to Bilbao and more importantly pintxos!
Tom_L
, Apr 2022
Fantastic tour. Our host Irene was wonderful company and showed us some wonderful spots for pintxos and wine. I would fully recommend this tour, especially on your first night in Bilbao as we did, as it is the perfect introduction. 10/10,
star-5
Fantastic food. Great evening!
Meryl_E
, Apr 2022
Irene was amazing. Very knowledgable about the Pinxto bars. Great fun. Delicious food. Great evening. Def do again!
star-5
Plenty of delicious pintxos!
Melissa_R
, Mar 2022
Plenty of delicious pintxos and drinks. Irene was passionate about sharing information about Bilbao history & Basque culture. We thoroughly enjoyed our pintxo crawl with her and the other guests!
star-5
Excellent
Mary_O
, Nov 2021
Personality of our guide and her knowledge and great history lesson. Good fun and as we say in Ireland good craic.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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