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Ribera Market with Pintxos Morning Tour

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Tour Details

Experience the local lifestyle in this gastronomical adventure

During this morning tour of Bilbao, you’ll experience the life of a Basque citizen. First, you’ll start visiting some of the city’s best attractions, including the Parque del Arenal, Iglesia San Nicolas, Plaza Nueva, Plaza Miguel de Unamuno and Catedral Santiago. Josue and Miriam, your local Sherpas, will share fascinating stories about the city’s art, history and architecture, while also taking you to some hidden spots where only locals go. As you stroll through the Mercado de la Ribera, you will be able to interact with vendors and learn about the region’s most sought-after products and how to use them in authentic Basque recipes.

After working up an appetite, it’s time to visit some of the best pintxo bars in town to try the local specialties, such as bacalao al pil-pil (codfish in a creamy sauce), stuffed red peppers and fresh squid. To wash these delicacies down, you can choose between the effervescent local white wine Txacoli, a cold beer or a soft drink.

Meeting Point

Teatro Arriaga (Map)

Departure Time

10:00 | Daily

Languages Available

English, Spanish


4 hours

Group Size

Up to 12 people

Family friendly

Cultural and fun experience suitable for children


  • Dedicated professional tour guide
  • 3 drinks (Txakoli, Rioja crianza wine, beer, water or soft drinks)
  • 5 gourmet pintxos (including the classic Gilda, fresh cod in pil-pil sauce, stuffed peppers, bocadillito atún con alegría and fried squids)

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• Meet your sherpa at Teatro Arriaga
• Explore the theatre and then continue through the city center by visiting some of Bilbao’s most beautiful landmarks
• Walk through the bustling Mercado de la Ribera and taste local specialties as we get to know the vendors
• Finally, we will share a meal of Basque-style tapas (pintxos) and local drinks like Txacoli.

Meet Josue and Miriam, Your Native Sherpas

bilbao Miriam y Josue

Josue and Miriam have spent a lot of time on a voyage of discovery, going from place to place to get an idea of the food and wine choices in different cities. The Basque natives now take guests on a gastronomical tour of the best that Bilbao has to offer to foodies and wine lovers. Josue frequently partners with restaurant owners to help them find the best regional products to use in their dishes. Miriam focuses more on Fine Arts and Design products, and is more than happy to talk at length about the architectural innovations currently going on in Bilbao.

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Tokio, Japan

Couple Traveller

It was good experience.
We could learn traditional Basque dishes from professional chef.
In Ribera market, we ate a lot of good taste foods,nice pintxos.
When we walked around in Bilbao, they told us so many nice restaurants. Everything is good.
Josué and Miriam are very kind and punctual.
We wants to travel Bilbao again!!

August 10, 2018

Joe H


Group Traveller

One of the best food and local history tours we have ever had. Alex and Josue were charming young men who know their way around Bilbao and were happy to share their insights into Basque culture, history, and food. Eskerrik asko!

July 21, 2018

Saskia G

Drenthe, Netherlands

Group Traveller

De lekkerste pinxos vind je met Alex en Josue!

We zijn met pinchos tour en historie gaan verkennen van het oude centrum van Bilbao. Alex en Josue, de 2 ambassadeurs van Bilbao zoals ze zilch noemen, weten tijdens de rondwandeling ook allerlei interessante feiten te vertellen over de star en doen dat met veel enthousiasme. Ze weten ook de bestie pinchos barretjes te vinden en ze houden de groepen Klein. Wij hadden josue en Alex helemaal voor onszelf!
Was een erg leuke ervaring en zeer aan te raden Deze tour van de Ribera market en de oude stad.

May 13, 2018
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