⭐The High End Bilbao Food Tour

Bilbao, Spain

Experience hosted by Irene

  1. 3 hours
  2. Hosted in English

What you'll do

Hola,

If you are a foodie and want to discover why Bilbao has become the gastronomical reference of Northern Spain you must join me. I have the highest quality food & drinks route you could possibly imagine. You will taste at least 8 different pintxos (or traditional Basque food) all paired with a lovely variety of local drinks.

I´m a food passionate, I have studied Basque cuisine and I know every single spot In Bilbao to taste the best Basque tapas, pintxos and miniature cuisine. My speciality is "Drink Pairings" so get ready to taste all type of local drinks such as the cider, vermouth or the local white and red wines. I will explain to you the roots of each dish and drink you try, its ingredients and how you could recreate it at home.

You will learn a lot of interesting stories about Basque Country and I will show you the "essential local rules" to order the best food when you are on your own. You will experience it like Basque people: walking around town, sitting in terraces for a drink and hopping from bar to bar pairing local food with drinks.
Other things to note
If are a SOLO traveller and no one else is booked yet send me a DM first please
Do this tour on your first day for recommendations about the area
Please feel free to request dates and times not post
Hola,

If you are a foodie and want to discover why Bilbao has become the gastronomical reference of Northern Spain you must join me. I have the highest quality food & drinks route you could possibly imagine. You will taste at least 8 different pintxos (or traditional Basque food) all paired with a lovely variety of local drinks.

I´m a food passionate, I have studied Basque cuisine and I know every single spot In Bilbao to t…

What's included

  • Food
    A full dinner meal based on the highest quality Basque tapas, pintxos and m...
  • Drinks
    A wonderful selection of wines, Basque craft beers, ciders and other tradit...

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Irene

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Hola,

I´m Irene, a little world explorer born in Northern Spain, my hometown and favourite part of this world. I love eating and drinking wine so I decided to study Basque cuisine and everything about wine and spirits - I have a level 3 in The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (Pass with Distinction) which is equivalent to "wine expert" in the wine industry

This is why if you join any of my experiences (cooking courses & food tours) you would be able to learn everything about our local food traditions as well as the main characteristics of our wines and beverages.

I live in a caserio (the traditional houses of Basque Country where farmers lived and make their own cider) with my two doggies following a healthy and organic life.
Hola,

I´m Irene, a little world explorer born in Northern Spain, my hometown and favourite part of this world. I love eating and drinking wine so I decided to study Basque cuisine and everything about wine and spirits - I have a level 3 in The Wine & Spirit Education Trust (Pass with Distinction) which is equivalent to "wine expert" in the wine industry

This is why if you join any of my experiences (cooking courses & food tours) you would be able to learn everything about o…
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Where you'll be

Bilbao is a city with a rich history and has focused on de-industrialisation since the 90's resulting in a very walkable and enjoyable city focused on service. This tour has an itinerary that will take you to the most authentic bars to taste high quality Basque food. We will stop in bars and cafes whilst I give a potted history of the culture and customs of the city.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 61 reviews.

Justin
November 2021
We highly recommend this tour! What an amazing afternoon! Irene took our family (including our two sometimes grumpy teenagers) on a wonderful walking tour of both the old and new city - with stops at 4 incredible eateries. We learned a bit of history, some interesting facts about the Basque culture, as well as tips for wine selection all while tasting some of Bilbao's best pintxos. The food was amazing but what made the tour especially wonderful was Irene herself. She's warm, knowledgeable, fun and upbeat. Her food tour was a highlight of our stay in Bilbao.
Rick
November 2021
We had a great time. Irene was awesome. She tailored the food to our group and she was a pleasure to be around. Thanks, Irene!!
Don
November 2021
We really enjoyed our tour with Irene. She was very passionate and knowledgeable about the food and wine in Bilbao. Would highly recommend!
Laura
October 2021
Irene truly helped us to find hidden pintxo gems in well-curated places around Bilbao. On top of that, she made us understand the history and present of Bilbao and Basque country. Very pleasant and delicious evening!
Chelsea
October 2021
We had such a wonderful time with Irene. She's a fun and interesting host, and the food was absolutely delicious everywhere we went. Feel like we made a new friend!
Becca
October 2021
Irene was a fantastic host! My friends wanted to do this tour but was on the fence, and I’m so glad I joined. Irene did a great job accommodating my tastes and she was well versed in the local cuisine. Plus she’s interesting person and told lots of great stories!

Choose from available dates

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  • Wed, 19 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Thu, 20 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Fri, 21 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Sat, 22 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Mon, 24 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Tue, 25 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Wed, 26 Jan
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person
  • Tue, 1 Feb
    18:00 - 21:00
    £72 per person

Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 16 and up can attend, up to 8 guests in total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

What to bring

Appetite!!
Comfortable shoes
Umbrella (just in case)

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.