Pintxo Pote Discovery Tour

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 3 hours
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 12+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Bilbao, Spain
  • Ends Bilbao, Spain
  • Discover the beautiful city of Bilbao through its unique food: pintxos
  • Experience poteo, which basically means hopping from bar to bar drinking wine and eating pintxos – just like a local!
  • Enjoy the culture, mingling with locals, and joining your own cuadrilla, group of close Basque friends
  • Taste 4 different pintxos and 3 drinks
The Pintxo Pote Discovery Tour tour starts and ends in Bilbao. The Pintxo Pote Discovery Tour is a food tour that takes 3 hours taking you through Bilbao, Spain and other destinations in Spain.

Get to know Bilbao through its local food and drinks on a tour that highlights the city’s best pintxos (tasty local tapas). Join an expert local guide and learn all about poteo, a local word meaning hopping from bar to bar drinking wine and eating pintxos – something that is a way of life in Bilbao and what you’ll get to do on this fun, food-focused tour.
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Mr. Fanie's review for another Urban Adventures tour
5 - Excellent
  • Mr. Fanie
  • On Feb 10 2016
“Linda was an awesome guide and the tour was a great way to discover and experience the Florence food scene.”
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  • Ms. Sarah
  • On Apr 12 2016
“Karima was a fantastic teacher. Nice and very friendly.”
Mr. Jane's review for another Urban Adventures tour
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  • Mr. Jane
  • On Apr 21 2016
“My husband and I booked on to the Wine and Cicchetti tour in Venice on Monday 14th September at 11.30am. The booking process was excellent and very smooth as were the instructions for meeting our guide. Simona was our guide, a local from Venice so she was full of knowledge and enthusiasm for her city which was brilliant. The tour was superb and I honestly can't say enough positive things about it! The knowledge and information that we picked up from the tour enabled us to have a much more informed and interesting stay in Venice overall as we learned so much background and local knowledge (e.g. how to use the traghetti gondolas). In addition to a very interesting walking tour, Simona then took us to 5 different Bacaras and introduced us to wines and foods that we probably wouldn't have otherwise tried. Simona also went above and beyond by giving us recommendations for local restaurants 'off the beaten track' for a special birthday meal for my husband and I. We enjoyed the tour so much in fact (it was the highlight of our whole trip), that we walked the route again a couple of days later and revisited some of the same Bacaras!!”

Our Bilbao food and walking and tour starts at Ribera Market, the largest covered food market in Europe and where both Michelin Star chefs and ordinary citizens stock up on some of the best food the city has to offer. 

After visiting the market, it’s time to dive into the Old Town. Navigating narrow streets, we’ll visit different pintxo areas, stopping in picturesque bars, and absorbing the local atmosphere. As we walk, you’ll also be learning about the close relationship between gastronomy and emblematic sites such as The Cathedral of Santiago or Plaza Nueva. We will talk about wines, and about txikiteros, the local wine drinkers who sing songs while drinking, and of course, we will taste the best reflection of Basque gastronomy: pintxos. 

Once we have visited the Old Town, we’ll cross the river to enter the Ensanche, the economic center of the city and where poteo is also practiced. Here we’ll have the chance to taste Rioja wines, as well as pintxos that mix the most avant-garde cuisine with the most traditional flavours of local products. 

Your tour ends here, where you’ll not only be full of tasty pintxos, but also have a newfound knowledge of local culture and traditions. And most importantly, you’ll feel like an authentic Bilbaíno.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Additional food and drinks
  • souvenirs and personal shopping
  • tips/gratuities for your guide.
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Cancellation for this Pintxo Pote Discovery Tour tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.


Full payment of 75 USD is required to confirm this tour.

Travel Insurance

Pintxo Pote Discovery Tour tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Pintxo Pote Discovery Tour tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

Meeting start point :

Ribera Market close to Ribera Bar. Next to the escalators.

Meeting end point :

In front of the entrance of the Deputation Library.

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