The history and culture of the Basque provinces are defining elements of Spanish society overall. This tour will show you all there is to know, and do so through the sharing of food and stories, with which real Spanish history and culture can come alive. Our local guide will began the tour by showing you through San Sebastian’s Old Town, providing you with a visual and verbal explanation of all things Basque, and preparing you for the meaning of your experience ahead.
Once you are armed with a firm understanding, it is time to jump on in and experience the Basque culture first-hand. We will leave Old Town and head to some of the most renowned food and drink bars in San Sebastian, where locals come to share stories, jokes, and of course plenty of food and local wine. The key ingredient to the Basque people’s food culture is pintxos, which are basically a variety of tapas unique to the region.
More than just a delicious taste, pintxos are one of the cornerstones of Basque culture, and San Sebastian is the ultimate spot to taste the sensation. There are plenty of underlying aspects of this delicious food that you will learn, providing plenty of meaning and background to the reason pintxos is such an important feature of the region. Also more generally, you will experience the overall importance of the sharing of wine and food for local people, with this walking tour of San Sebastian visiting some of the most social places you will ever experience.