See some of the city’s best sights and impressive architecture, soak up the rich history and culture, and end your tour with some tasty pintxos.
- Discover the beautiful city of Bilbao through its unique food: pintxos.
- Experience poteo, which basically means hopping from bar to bar drinking wine and eating pintxos — just like a local!
- Enjoy the culture, mingling with locals, and joining your own cuadrilla, a group of close Basque friends.
- Taste four different pintxos and three drinks.
- Visit a vibrant local food market.
- Adults From 12 years old
Taste Bilbao’s Best Pintxos
Get to know Bilbao through its local food and drinks on a tour that highlights the city’s best pintxos (tasty local tapas). Join an expert local guide and learn all about poteo, a local word meaning hopping from bar to bar drinking wine and eating pintxos — something that is a way of life in Bilbao and that you get to do on this fun, food-focused tour.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, four pintxos, three beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks)
Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide
Our 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 tour ends here, where you’ll not only be full of tasty pintxos, but also have newfound knowledge of local culture and traditions. And most importantly, you’ll feel like an authentic Bilbaíno.
Your trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.
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 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 into 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 throughout the year will be as follows:
- From April to October – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 19:00. Saturday and Sunday at 12:00.
- From November to March – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 18:00. Saturday and Sunday at 12:00.
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 protected].