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⭐The Premier Food & Wine Tour of Bilbao

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    What to Expect
    -We will do as the Basques do! A bar hopping tour of the old part of Bilbao with a local born and raised in Bilbao. This unique gastronomic experience is an absolute must when visiting the Basque Country!
    -A pintxo is the Basque version of the Spanish tapa accompanied with typical drink (usually wine or a small beer!). The Basque people demonstrate their love of gastronomy with these tasty little gourmet bar snacks that are found throughout the city.
    -The pintxos can be very elaborate or quite simple, and there is something for every taste! We will also be sampling some great wines along the way!
    -We know the best bars in the city! There are many mentioned online, but you are sure to experience some of the best lesser known local establishments on a Bilbao pintxo tour! We know the best pintxos to order in each bar!
    -We will also take you on a private guided tour of the Casco Viejo or Old Part of Bilbao which dates back to the 1300s.
    -In between stops at the bars we will point out sites such as the Santiago Cathedral, San Anton Church, the Ribera Market, etc...
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    San Nikolas eliza, Plaza de San Nicolás, s/n, 48006 Bilbo, Bizkaia, Spain
    Departure Time
    6:30 PM
    • Local English-speaking guide from Bilbao.
    • 1-2 pintxos at 5 different bars.
    • 5 drinks (options include red wine, white wine, beer, water, and cider)
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Tour can be adapted to meet food preferences and dietary requirements (vegetarians, food allergies, etc)
    • Not recommended for vegans
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed July 5, 2019

    This tour was so much fun! Irene was knowledgeable, fun to be with, energetic and passionate about her hometown. Highly recommended!

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Peter S
    Zachary2986, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

    Thank you so very much for the review Peter! I am so happy you liked the tour and pintxos. Best regards, Irene

    Reviewed June 23, 2019

    Had an absolute blast. It felt like Zach was not only our tour guide but a friend that was showing us around. This is a family run business operated by Zach and his wife Irene. They have tremendous passion and deep knowledge for this regions...More

    Date of experience: May 2019
    Thank SteveBoz1
    Zachary2986, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2019

    Thank you for the glowing review Steve. We really appreciate it! It was a good time with you guys and so happy you enjoyed it. Regards, Zach and Irene

    Reviewed June 19, 2019

    Irene was extremely welcoming and looked after the individual needs and wants of everybody in our small group throughout the evening. The wines, pintxos, cider, the bars, the stories, the history all made for a fantastic evening. A native Basque, Irene was passionate and extremely...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Zachary2986, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

    Thank you for the review!!! I had a great time with your group... pouring the cider is always my favorite part of the night. I appreciate the review. Eskerrik asko (thank you in Basque)!!! Irene

    Reviewed June 17, 2019

    This was a fun evening full of great food and wine, all brilliantly managed by Irene, a Bilbao native whose love of her culture and city shined throughout the evening. As others have said, arrive hungry and thirsty and if you have a few days...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
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    Zachary2986, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded June 21, 2019

    Thank you so much for the review and recommendation! It was my pleasure to show you my city and of course the pintxos!!! It was a a very fun night with you. Thank you, Irene

    Reviewed June 7, 2019 via mobile

    100% would recommend this fantastic food tour on your first night in Bilbao! Irene has a depth of knowledge and passion of the Basque food and culture. Arrive hungry and thirsty as you will sample many pinxtos and drinks. Irene provided us with a list...More

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    Zachary2986, Owner at The Best of Basque, responded to this reviewResponded June 13, 2019

    It was such a pleasure to show you around the city and introduce the pintxo scene to you. I am so happy you enjoyed my tour, and thank you so much for the review. Best regards, Irene

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    October 15, 2019|
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    Response from Susan4563 | Reviewed this property |
    Agree with the previous answer. Contact the company directly. Hope they have room as it was such fun.
    June 1, 2019|
    Response from P6686WGwendys | Reviewed this property |
    There were single people and couples on my tour. Everyone enjoyed getting to know the people on the tour. It’s very easy-going, everyone felt welcome.
    May 9, 2019|
    Response from Gull1962 | Reviewed this property |
    You have sent this request to me as a reviewer, if you go to the website you will be able to check the availability of the tour guide.😀👍 Hope you are successful in booking as it is worthwhile
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