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A perfect day in S.S. ! Cultural & Food Combo tour!

Donostia, Spain

Experience hosted by Keith

4.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 8 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

KID & VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY TOUR. 2 PEOPLE MINIMUM.

The Spanish Turismo Quality Institute regulations mandate SOCIAL DISTANCE (1.5 meters) , FACE COVERING, HANDWASH, AND PAYMENT BY CARD to prevent COVID-19.

Enjoy both of our famous walking tours! We will start out with a quick history of the Basque people, culture and language and show you why you are not in Spain, but in the Basque Country. For the remaining 2 hours we will then visit the largest market in San Sebastian and we will show you many other things that you will find very interesting and possibly helpful for the remainder of your stay here.

The second part is all about Food and Wine. The guide becomes your flavor guide and provide 5 different Pintxos and pair those with a local wine or cider (non alcoholic drinks also available). This town is famous for Michelin Star restaurants and Pintxos, for the pintxo bars you really need someone on the inside who knows what to order and at what bar on that specific day, because it changes throughout the year, month by month. We have spent many years exploring the pintxo bars with family and friends, and have come up with a variety different traditional pintxos that people from outside of the Basque Country should enjoy.

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Other things to note
Although leisurely paces, appropriate footwear for a walking tour is advised.
Sunblock on hot days.
Umbrella or rain gear on rainy days (tours running rain or shine!).
KID & VEGETARIAN FRIENDLY TOUR. 2 PEOPLE MINIMUM.

The Spanish Turismo Quality Institute regulations mandate SOCIAL DISTANCE (1.5 meters) , FACE COVERING, HANDWASH, AND PAYMENT BY CARD to prevent COVID-19.

Enjoy both of our famous walking tours! We will start out with a quick history of the Basque people, culture and language and show you why you are not in Spain, but in the Basque Country. For the remaining 2 hours we will t…

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What's included

  • Food
    5 Pintxos
  • Drinks
    5 beverages
From $176
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Keith

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
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I am originally from the States married into a GASTRONOMIC LOCAL 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 now.

Once I married my wife who is from San Sebastian and 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 big move. I have been running Culture/City and Food and wine tours for my own company for 8 years. I am ranked #3 in Food Tours and #1 in Walking Tours in this city.
I am originally from the States married into a GASTRONOMIC LOCAL 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 now.

Once I married my wife who is from San Sebastian and 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 big move. I h…
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Where you'll be

Old Town and all of its unique history, bars and restaurants explained from an outsider's perspective because I was visitor here too at one point, many years ago!

Rated 4.71 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Ralph & Marianne
September 2019
The tour was highly informative and the pintcho tour was nice and tasty. Both recommendable! As an European, I am Swiss, i felt a bit strange by the American style, our guide was given us the tour. Anyway, we learned a lot and had a good time. Marianne
The tour was highly informative and the pintcho tour was nice and tasty. Both recommendable! As an European, I am Swiss, i felt a bit strange by the American style, our guide was g…
Gabriel
September 2019
Keith was practically a local which is a major plus in a town like San Sebastián. He was certainly knowledgeable on the city’s history and culture. Also had the hookups at some great pinxto bars! An incredible time and I very highly recommend going through Keith if you’re ever visiting San Sebastián!
Keith was practically a local which is a major plus in a town like San Sebastián. He was certainly knowledgeable on the city’s history and culture. Also had the hookups at some gre…
Katherine
August 2019
My husband, 9-month old baby, and I took Kieth’s walking tour this August and had a fantastic time! Kieth provides an in-depth and fascinating background to the city and culture of the Basque region and its people which really set the stage for the rest of the tour as well as our entire stay in this area. He then brings the group to various Pincho tastings, always providing the history behind the location and specific Pincho to be tried. We visited locations and tried plates we definitely would not have found/ordered ourselves. Kieth was clearly incredibly knowledgeable about the region, people and their cuisine, giving a local’s perspective rather than the commercialized/overly popularized recs. Additionally, the time of day of the tour was critical as Pinchos are meant to be enjoyed around mid-day, and the bars are not crowded at this time (just you and the locals mostly!). We had considered other evening tours, but now realize these would have been incredibly difficult to manage given the hoards of people swarming the Pincho bars every evening. Definitely a must-do for the first day of your visit to San Sebastián!
My husband, 9-month old baby, and I took Kieth’s walking tour this August and had a fantastic time! Kieth provides an in-depth and fascinating background to the city and culture of…
Nancy
June 2019
Keith was a great tour guide. By the end of our tour we felt we knew quite a bit about the city and culture. Keith was easy to talk to and open to any questions from the group. He seemed to establish a relationship with everyone. I would recommend Keith's tour to anyone visiting San Sebastian.
Keith was a great tour guide. By the end of our tour we felt we knew quite a bit about the city and culture. Keith was easy to talk to and open to any questions from the group.…
Joshua
May 2019
Highly recommend this experience on your first day in San Sebastián, to familiarize yourself with the culture, get to know the city, and set the tone for your stay. Keith gives you the insider tips and shows you the best of the best, to help you maximize your stay in Donostia. His presentation about the history of San Sebastián really helps frame the experience and give it a real cultural context. Our two kids, ages 9 and 11, really enjoyed the tour, too, and appreciated Keith’s suggestions on the types of food and activities they would enjoy. Do this tour! You won’t regret it!
Highly recommend this experience on your first day in San Sebastián, to familiarize yourself with the culture, get to know the city, and set the tone for your stay. Keith gives you…
Emilie
May 2019
A very nice tour with a friendly guide. Starts in the office with some PowerPoint presentations to get a grip of the history of the Basque country. Then moves on for a short walk in the old town. The highlight was the pinxto tour with history of the bars and food and good food paired with nice wine.
A very nice tour with a friendly guide. Starts in the office with some PowerPoint presentations to get a grip of the history of the Basque country. Then moves on for a short walk i…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 14 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Face Covering (masc...)

Any usual medication of help device