Pintxo Like a Local Food & Wine Tour

The “Pintxo like a Local” tour, will leave our guests with a better understanding of the Basques, the “REAL” Pintxo” culture and how it came to be and how it is changing every year.

You will know where to go, what to get, how to eat it and what drink to have with it for the rest of your time here. I pride myself on staying as true to TRADITION as possible. This tour targets the gastronomic culture that San Sebastian is famous for. To come to this Shangri-la of food and not know where or how to do the Pintxo crawl, would be a shame. We help you navigate through the over 180 Pintxo bars in the Old Town. The guide becomes your flavor guide and provides 5 different Pintxos at up to 5 different Pintxo bars and pairs those with a local wine or cider (non-alcoholic drinks also available).

After covering some very basic Basque history along with Pintxo and Tapas history and their differences while in our office, we take you to the most TRADITIONAL bars and recommend their house specialty. We pair those with a local wine or cider, keeping things as traditional and local as possible.  It is more about exploring the different flavors that come from combinations of ingredients and wine/cider pairings or breaking stereotypes of flavors. You don’t come here often, so let me help you make it the best it can be! I know what info a visitor needs.

I am originally from the States, MARRIED INTO A LOCAL GASTRONOMIC FAMILY, and through my job working internationally, I have been exposed to various cultures and their related cuisines. I have taught adults in various environments for over 20 years. Once I married my wife who is from San Sebastian whose father just so happens to be a veteran of the culinary industry, I hit pay dirt of sorts. We used to visit here twice a year for about 8 years before we made the move in 2011.

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Local Guides

Local Guides

All our guides are local, trained in Tourism, History or Art History and are dedicated exclusively to giving guided tours in Go Local.

Small Groups

Small Groups

We organise guided tours with small groups in order to better show you our city and its surroundings.

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We take pride in the fact that we are the only local company that offers free walking tours in San Sebastian since 2014.

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