Your private Bilbao food and walking 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 private 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.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, 4 pintxos, 3 beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks).
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: This tour is a culture and food tour. You will not receive a full meal but will get to sample four snacks (pintxos) throughout the tour. In addition to learning about Basque gastronomy and digging in to the pintxos, enjoy a walking tour of the city and get to know Bilbao like a local — by walking and eating!
The departure time of this tour though out the year will be as following:
From April to October
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 19:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM
From November to March
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 18:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 12:00 PM
Closure of sites: For the afternoon tours it is possible that the market will be closed. In that case we will visit the bar area inside the market, which remains open.
Child Policy: Childs under 12 years of age are not permitted to join this food and wine tour of Bilbao.
We can accommodate vegetarians and other dietary restrictions. Please notify us in advance if you have any dietary requests. You can do so in the ‘Additional information’ box at checkout, or by emailing us at email@example.com
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