San Sebastian Like a Local: Gourmet Delights Food and Culture Adventure Tour

Outdoor Activities in San Sebastián
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Tour description

Forget France and Italy, we think Spain has the best culinary credentials in Europe right now. And in a land of mouth-watering cuisine, San Sebastian is unquestionably the gastronomic capital, with its galaxy of Michelin starred restaurants and its legendary pintxos scene. This tour takes you off the beaten path, beyond the pintxos bars and delivers you to the heart of the region’s best produce, introducing you to local cheeses, top quality Iberian ham, spectacular seafood, luscious wines and delightful sweet treats. And did we mention that you’ll try the best croquettes AND finest coffee in town?! This foodie adventure is a real treat for gourmet food lovers, offering you some truly exceptional food tastings, with some Basque history and culture thrown in for good measure. Buen provecho!

Prepare to wake up and smell the coffee…some of the best coffee in town that is! Your intimate gourmet experience starts with the best caffeine fix in the city, to ensure you’re wide awake for your culinary journey! On this tasty tour, we’ll take you to two of San Sebastian’s lesser known neighbourhoods to indulge ourselves with a series of tastings of the Basque region’s most exquisite food and drink. We’ll meet passionate food producers and vendors and learn about where the food comes from and what makes it so special. Alongside your morning coffee, we will choose a super tasty breakfast cake for you, a typical local breakfast for workers on the go. Bellies full (for now), we’ll move on to our next stop. It’s never too early for cheese, in our opinion, so next up we will introduce you to the joys of Basque cheese. This artisan cheese shop is run by an enthusiastic cheese expert who will be only too happy to show off the region’s best cheeses. Next up, it’s seafood! Due to San Sebastian’s fabulous position adjacent to the Bay of Biscay, the city is well known for its superb seafood offering. We’ll visit a local bar and restaurant managed by a young and upcoming chef where you’ll discover the importance of preserved seafood and why it’s so delicious! Then we’ll take a 10-minute stroll to our next destination to taste the best croquettes in town, a classic Spanish dish enjoyed across the country. After this, you’ll understand why homemade croquettes made with farmers’ milk are always the best. You’ll also learn how to pick and enjoy the best cured ham and meats and understand why ‘jamón’ is so renowned around the world. And we’ll finish on a delightful sweet note in one of the best bar and restaurants in town, run by two incredibly talented chefs. Here you’ll enjoy a beautiful and a delicious dessert, enjoying a front row view into the kitchen! This tour is a must for true food lovers who want to get the lowdown on the produce that makes San Sebastian a worldwide gastronomic hub, while getting a feel for local life in the city.   Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for tips on what else to see, do and, most importantly, eat during your stay in scrumptious San Sebastian. 

What's included

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Drinks-tastings: freshly squeezed juice, artisanal coffees, local wines & an aperitif
  • 6 gourmet food samples: cakes, cheeses, seafood, ham plus one local foodie pit-stop of croquettes followed by a dessert tasting.
  • Water or soft drinks will be provided for customers under 18 years of age*
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What's not included

  • Items of a personal nature
  • Additional food and drink
  • Tips/gratuities for your guide