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Bilbao: S. Juan de Gaztelugatxe Getaria & San Sebastián Tour

Bilbao: S. Juan de Gaztelugatxe Getaria & San Sebastián Tour

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Visit the quaint areas of Basque Country that boast some of the freshest grilled seafood in Europe. Take a guided tour of San Sebastian and enjoy pickup and drop-off from your hotel in Bilbao.

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Duration 10 hours
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English, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible


  • Take in panoramic views of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • See the cliffs that were featured in Game of Thrones
  • Try some of the local grilled seafood restaurants in Getaria
  • Enjoy a guided tour in the famous city of San Sebastian
  • Learn about the history of the city’s churches and basilicas
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From Bilbao, leave for San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an islet that can only be accessed by a pedestrian path. Make a panoramic tour of the area and discover the area’s dreamlike cliffs, a feature of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones.

Continue to the Guipuzcoan town of Getaria and enjoy a guided tour of its historic quarter. Admire the traditional fishing port, the church of San Salvador, and the monument in honor of Juan Sebastián Elcano, a sailor who changed the world and was born in this small town.

Take a moment to eat in one of its many restaurants at Getaria. Enjoy the gastronomy of grilling local fish and seafood. From here, leave for San Sebastián for a guided tour of the city. See the Church of San Vicente and the Basilica of Santa María del Coro before heading back to Bilbao.

  • Local guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • Food and drinks

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Meeting point

Look for the activity provider's guide, holding the Buendía Tours logo, next to the puppy sculpture in front of the Guggenheim Museum. To avoid delays, please make sure to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before. The guide cannot wait for latecomers due to the strict schedule of the itinerary. Look for the local partner's guides and logo.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking
  • The activity is offered in Spanish with explanations in English (bilingual).
  • If there are more than 6 participants, the tour will be offered with a guide in English.
  • Choose an option, among those offered, in the language that is of interest to you.
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based on 88 reviews

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Three stops are approached by the coach: San Sebastian (about 2.5 hours stay), Getaria (about 1.5 hours stay) and Gaztelugatxe (about 1 hour stay). During the trip, after boarding, the guide provided everyone with information (castellano + English) about the Basque Country and especially the next stop, otherwise it was quiet and you could enjoy the landscape or sleep. In San Sebastian there was a 45-minute city tour, otherwise you could explore the places yourself. Conclusion: Good organization, modern bus, very informative, acceptable level of English, very personable and informative guide, well-chosen tour/stops, always time to explore on your own, no sales shows, everyone could choose their own pace for the walks. In Gaztelugatxe, however, the time was a bit tight if you ran all the way to the top.

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September 25, 2022

It has been without a doubt a great idea to do this excursion, I did it with my two cousins aged 11 and 13, and it was great! We loved San Sebastian and lost ourselves in its streets, the La Concha area, spectacular panoramic views, we were in a pintxos bar and in a cheese tasting in the Oveja Latxa store or something like that, in our free time. Getaria, very beautiful, we had lunch there, next to the port and we loved it, a very fishing atmosphere, and a very beautiful and wide landscape while we had lunch. S. Juan de Gaztelugatxe, the jewel in the crown without a doubt, surprised us, the place is so beautiful, it has everything, along the route you find yourself immersed in large groves, while you go up the steps, 200 and some, in that road that goes up towards the Hermitage, wherever you look, it is a pleasure, sea, immensity, the rocks, you contemplate becoming more and more fascinated, I loved it and the children too, you come with a charged battery.

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September 19, 2022

Seeing 3 destinations in one day is great when you don't have much time. San Juan de Gaztelugatxe is an unmissable destination despite not getting a ticket to climb the steps. The viewpoint gives you a perspective that you do not have if you are going up to the hermitage. Getaria is a typical town through which to stroll to its port and from San Sebastián we saw its entire historic center as well as its beaches. A very useful day.

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August 27, 2022

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