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From Bilbao: Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian Tour

4.8 / 5

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From Bilbao: Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian Tour

From $88.26 per person

Follow the highway towards the east, into the province of Gipuzkoa. On the way to the Sanctuary of Loyola, you will be able to admire the areas of inner Basque Country, combined with rural valleys and industrial villages in between mountains!

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup included
In your Bilbao hotel lobby.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Sanctuary of Loyola
  • Pass through a natural spa village with healing waters
  • Stroll through the unique fishing village of Getaria
  • Enjoy a panoramic tour of San Sebastian (Donostia)
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See villages trapped in between mountains like the villages of Durango, Eibar and Elgoibar! Arrive at the core of the province, and after the industrial village of Azkoitia, you will arrive at your first stop, the Sanctuary of Loyola, hometown of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Here you will visit the Basilica and the tower house where he was born and lived. Depending on the time, you may wish to attend a ceremony. Next you follow the route towards the coast on the north, passing through Azpeitia. You will also pass through Zestoa, a famous natural spa village with healing waters that attracted the royalty of Europe during the 19th and 20th centuries. Later you will arrive to the coast at Zumaia, a beautiful village very much appreciated by Basque summer tourists. Following the coastal road you will arrive at your next stop, Getaria. A unique medieval fishing village and hometown of famous figures like captain Juan Sebastian Elcano (the first man to travel around the world by sea), and Cristobal Balenciaga, the famous designer. Then you will pass by Zarauz, a beautiful tourist spot with the largest beach in the province of Gipuzkoa. You will arrive finally to San Sebastian (or Donostia) where you will do a panoramic tour of the city. After lunch, you will do a walking tour into the old quarter visiting the most interesting streets and locations before returning to Bilbao in the evening. Follow the highway towards the east, into the province of Gipuzkoa. On the way to the Sanctuary of Loyola, you will be able to admire the areas of inner Basque Country, combined with rural valleys and industrial
Includes
  • Specialized guide during the tour with all type of explanations about the places
  • Transport and assistance insurance
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Children from 2 to 12 years old will have a discount of 50%. They will have to be accompanied at least by 2 adults
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Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 33 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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excellent excursion with EXEPTIONAL ESTEFAN GUIDE

We had the great luck to coincide with the guide ESTEFAN, who seemed to me a professional with a very pleasant and pleasant character, a high level of education, with perfect handling of the group and exceptional knowledge, especially what we visited, an excellent communicator. We will always remember this excursion, being the main architect Also special mention for the FLORINO driver, VERY SKILLED AND VERY SAFE DRIVER

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July 4, 2019

The tour is interesting.

Times should improve. In Getaria the stop is too short. At least 15 minutes more should be allowed to walk more calmly along the main street. In San Sebastian it would be advisable to visit the church on the main street and stop on the beach where the sculptor "the wind comb" is located, which we have seen from afar. Finally, one person in the group was unable to attend because he had an illness the previous evening. I asked the guide if it was possible to recover at least part of the quota but he replied that he could not deal with the matter. I therefore ask for clarifications in this regard. I would have expected more assistance from the guide.

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August 9, 2017

July 8, 2021

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