Pintxos & Wine Tasting, Bilbao

Visit four traditional pintxos taverns in Bilbao, tasting various pintxos dishes paired with four Spanish DO wines.

Overview

Discover why Bilbao has such a foodie reputation and indulge in the city's finest pintxos. With the help of a local guide leading the way, you'll walk through the city's historic Old Town and modern neighborhoods, stopping to taste pintxos, Northern Spain's version of tapas. Learn about the importance of Bilbao's history, culture, and gastronomy and how they're all seamlessly intertwined.

Know before you go

Duration
2.5 hours
Recommended for
18 years old & up
Group
Small group, 10 people or less
Food & Drink
Stop at four taverns to taste four pintxos and sip four glasses of Spanish wine.

What you'll do

You'll meet your guide directly between Bilbao's modern downtown and historic Casco Viejo (Old Town). Follow the city's Nervión River, learning firsthand how Bilbao's modern expansion happened, beginning in the late 20th century. Pass sites like the Spider by Louise Bourgeois, Puppy by Jeff Koons, Arati Isozaki Towers, and Zubizuri (White Bridge), designed by Calatrava. Of course, you can't miss admiring the unique exterior of the Guggenheim Museum, designed by the legendary architect Frank Gehry.

In contrast, the city's historic core is home to 700-year-old buildings and architecture dating back to the 13th century. Enjoy walking along its cobbled streets and visiting iconic sites, including the Gothic Cathedral of Bilbao, Fuente Plaza Santiago, the Church of Saint Anthony, and Plaza Nueva

You can't experience Bilbao's gastronomy without understanding its history, as this is a food tour! You'll stop at four different eateries as you stroll through the city to enjoy pintxos and Spanish wine. You'll taste each restaurant's specialty paired with high-quality wine following the national DO (Denominación de Origin) system.

Start times

  • Daily
    12:00 pm, 7:00 pm

What's included

  • Four pintxos per person
  • Four wines per person
  • Visit four different traditional restaurants in the Old Town

Itineraries with Pintxos & Wine Tasting

Taste of Northern Spain - 9 Days

Experience northern Spain through a series of private gastronomic and cultural experiences over nine days. Get to know the world of Spanish wine in La Rioja, tour modernist architecture in Barcelona, try pintxos in San Sebastián, and dine in beautiful Bilbao. Throughout the tour, you'll see these areas through the eyes of a local with knowledgable private guides.

Epic Wine & Culinary Trip Though Spain - 12 Days

If food and wine are your passions, then this unparalleled 12-day trip through the heart of Spain's Basque Country has your name on it. You'll see Barcelona's highlights — including the Sagrada Familia — as well as the coastal towns of the Bay of Biscay. Tour family wineries, visit shepherds, and hop from pintxos bar to pintxos bar, grazing until your heart's content.