Eating like an authentic Basque

Donostia, Spain

Experience hosted by Valerik

  1. 2 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Spanish

What you'll do

Every person who has travel a bit knows what type of experiences a traveler interested in discovering other cultures will enjoy the most. Those events that makes you learn and feel alive and leave an imppression you won't forget. Being a food lover myself and after quite time observing you guys (the tourists) walking around trying to find a proper place to eat, mostly getting all pintxos at once and at the same place, OMG! I decided to create this tour in sort of a "Lost Foodies Rescue Guide" :P
I’ll be happy to share this fun adventure with you to show u a bit of the culture that we so proudly keep alive. I’ll take u to live a refreshing experience to discover new tastes and approach to the people of the place, so for a couple of hours you can feel like an authentic basque! An unique gastronomic stroll on smells, tastes, textures and anecdotes to LIVE the Basque Culture, eat and drink the best food and wines that only an insider can show you. Get ready!
Did you know Donosti is the city with more Michelin Stars per m2 in Europe? Being one of the world best known gastronomical cities it's not surprising to find a huge number of pintxo bars spread around town. Only in the Old Town, there're so many taverns that you probably wouldn't know where to start. You could easily pass by, leaving the real culinary treasures behind. So, to live a real Basque foodie experience, book here!
Every person who has travel a bit knows what type of experiences a traveler interested in discovering other cultures will enjoy the most. Those events that makes you learn and feel alive and leave an imppression you won't forget. Being a food lover myself and after quite time observing you guys (the tourists) walking around trying to find a proper place to eat, mostly getting all pintxos at once and at the same place, OMG! I decided to create thi…

What's included

  • Food
    The "Star Pintxo" of each eatery.
  • Drinks
    Typical wines, cider, beer, vermouth. Water always available.

Accessibility

Free admission for people assisting guests with disabilities

Meet your host, Valerik

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 32 Reviews
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Hello! I'm Val, designer by profession, traveler by soul and wine&foodie lover by passion and whim :P
As a real food enjoyer I like to be in the vanguard and seek out the best food & beverage scene everywhere i go.
I'll be happy to guide you through the authentic Donosti to show it to you from an insider's point of view so you'll have the chance to LIVE the Basque Culture like one of us. You won't pass here like another tourist ;)

For many years i've worked in Hospitality, even ran my own bar. The experience gained allowed me to operate as Quality Manager for a couple of resto-bars. Also i managed a Boutique B&B so i started to get involved with Tourism and Vacation Rentals. For the past 5 years I've been leading Gastro-Cultural Tours in town. As a designer i collaborate with Interior Designe projects - which i love too!
Hello! I'm Val, designer by profession, traveler by soul and wine&foodie lover by passion and whim :P
As a real food enjoyer I like to be in the vanguard and seek out the best food & beverage scene everywhere i go.
I'll be happy to guide you through the authentic Donosti to show it to you from an insider's point of view so you'll have the chance to LIVE the Basque Culture like one of us. You won't pass here like another tourist ;)

For many years i've worked in Hospitality,…
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From £105/ person

Where you'll be

This is a gastro-anecdotal tour, so that for a couple of hours you can venture in an immersive encounter to stroll around Old Town. We'll stop by in four of the most emblematic spots in town merging our walk with degustation of the "matchless" pintxos and typical beverages in the chosen eateries, some historical hidden taverns we've been enjoying for generations and the newest gourmet bars that you could easily pass by among the crowd.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 32 reviews.

Allie
December 2021
Let me start by saying that I enjoyed this tour so much, I booked a second tour with Val for the following evening. Her knowledge, passion, and personal connection to the staff of each location make this tour a delight. Every bite was incredible. Every sip was sumptuous. I think I began to levitate with the first bite of cheesecake (and I don’t even care for desserts). A great time for a great value. Book it!
Randi
November 2021
Valerie was great! She showed us amazing dishes from local places and was wonderful with our 6yo son on the tour! I highly recommend her!
Steve
November 2021
Val was such a great host to me and my family. She personalized the tour to our tastes and our 6 year old even loved it! Super friendly and knowledgeable and seems to know half the town! Can’t recommend enough.
Sam
November 2021
Val was an amazing host, she was really knowledgeable, smart, and made great choices for Pintxos. It was really great talking to her, and I left the tour really happy and full!
Nick
November 2021
We had an excellent time and would absolutely recommend Val. The food was excellent and the insight into the city was very interesting. We were travelling with our ten-month-old daughter and Val made us feel completely relaxed. She was a considerate and thoughtful host.
Delanie
October 2021
Delicious sampling of what San Sebastián has to offer. Each spot is unique and cozy with a tasty bite and a nice drink pairing. Valerik was a delightful host. You won’t be hungry at the end!

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    Things to know

    Guest requirements

    Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 12 guests in total.
    All participants must wear a protective face covering and practise social distancing.

    What to bring

    Tenemos un país verde muy hermoso porque llueve mucho, pero esto no detendrá el recorrido. En caso de lluvia, asegúrese de usar un impermeable o traer paraguas.
    Por el momento todos debemos llevar mascarilla.
    Ganas de pasarlo super bien!

    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.