1. Spain
  2. Basque Country
  3. Bilbao
  4. Ribera Market

Bilbao: Small-Group Tapas Tasting Tour with a Local Guide

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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 eat and drink among locals while discovering local culture.
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  • Discover the beautiful city of Bilbao through its unique food: pintxos
  • Experience poteo - hopping from bar to bar drinking wine and eating pintxos
  • Taste four different pintxos and three drinks
  • Visit a vibrant local food market
  • Enjoy a small group tour led by an expert local guide
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Your Bilbao food and walking and tour starts at Ribera Market, the largest covered food market in Europe, 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, you’ll visit different pintxo areas, stopping in picturesque bars, and absorbing the local atmosphere.

As you walk, you’ll also learn about the close relationship between gastronomy and emblematic sites, such as The Cathedral of Santiago or Plaza Nueva. Your guide will talk with you about wines and about txikiteros, the local wine drinkers, who sing songs while drinking, and of course, you will taste the best reflection of Basque gastronomy: pintxos.

Once you have visited the Old Town, cross the river to enter the Ensanche, the economic center of the city. Here, you’ll have the chance to taste Rioja wines, as well as pintxos that mix the most avant-garde cuisine with the most traditional flavors of local products. Your tour ends here, where you’ll not only be full of tasty pintxos, but also have a newfound knowledge of local culture and traditions. Most importantly, you’ll feel like an authentic Bilbaíno.
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • 4 pintxos
  • 3 beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks)
What’s Not Included
  • Additional food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Ribera Market close to Ribera Bar. Next to the escalators.

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Product ID: 341576