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San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

1. San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Explore the Belle Epoque resort town of San Sebastian at leisure with a 1-day ticket to the open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Learn the history of the Basque city with the complimentary audio guide, available in 8 different languages. You are free to get on and off all day long with the same ticket, while a complimentary guide and map contains all stops on the route to plan your visit. The buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain. See the sites of the Parte Vieja (Old Town) and the ancient area beyond the Miramar Palace. Admire the grandiose buildings of Constitution Square and marvel at the 19th-century San Sebastián Cathedral and the historic bridges across the Urumea River.  • Aquarium/Paseo Nuevo • San Telmo/Parte Vieja • Plaza Guipúzcoa • Estación de tren-bus/Tabakalera • Gros • Playa Zurriola/Kursal • La Concha • La Perla • Playa Ondarreta • Peine del Viento • Funicular Igueldo • Barrio del Antiguo • Palacio Miramar • Catedral Buen Pastor

San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Train

2. San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Train

Come aboard this sightseeing train and you will discover everything that makes San Sebastian a unique and special place. The departure point is located in the heart of the historic city center next to the Cantabrian sea, on Paseo de Salamanca. The train route goes around the historic center, along the bay of La Concha to see the Santa Clara Island, Mount Urgull, the Miramar Palace, the Buen Pastor Cathedral, the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, and more. Hop on and off at your leisure. The vehicle, an articulated train with 2 carriages, has screens in case of rain, panoramic roofs in all carriages providing easy visibility for all passengers. They also have TFT screens with information about different places on the tour and the various excursions that you can purchase from the Donostia-San Sebastián City Tour office.

San Sebastian: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

3. San Sebastian: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know San Sebastian at your own pace on this interactive scavenger hunt walking tour played on your phone. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. Walk through Maria Zubia bridge. Admire the cathedral of San Sebastian. Explore Gipuzkoa Plaza and it's monuments. Discover Alderdi Eder park! After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device (via a link and login credentials received upon booking), use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of San Sebastian's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be solved if you reach the specific location. Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination of the tour.As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day.

San Sebastian: Downtown City Exploration Game

4. San Sebastian: Downtown City Exploration Game

Discover iconic places in downtown San Sebastian and uncover the secrets behind them in this exploration game played on your phone. Solve challenges and see sights like the city hall, Puente de Santa Catalina, and more. Travel to the bandstand at Alameda del Boulevard to start the game. Your goal: to unravel the tale of a toymaker in search of their true identity. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Bretxa Market, having explored the city and answered the game's challenges!

San Sebastian: Private Walking Tour w/ Panoramic Views

5. San Sebastian: Private Walking Tour w/ Panoramic Views

First, you will visit the entrance of the town hall of San Sebastian, a former casino, and one of the most important meeting places for the bourgeoisie during the Belle Epoque. Going inside, you will travel back in time. The oldest area will show you what it was like to live in a fortified city near the border with lives depending on the sea and waiting for the battles to come. You will visit the historical areas like Constitution Square, beautiful narrow streets and head to the magnificent Buen Pastor Cathedral, stopping along the way at Guipuzcoa Square. Afterwards, walk through the promenade of La Concha Bay stopping at the beautiful Miramar Palace. Ending this walk, you will find the sculpture of 'The Comb of the Winds' from where the tour will continue up to Igueldo's hill, taking the popular funicular to enjoy the best view of the city and the bay. Return to the meeting point.

From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

6. From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

Discover the town of San Sebastián on this full-day trip from Bilbao. Ride in a comfortable car, van, or bus that suits the size of your private group. Uncover why this area attracted the European high-class tourism during the Belle Epoque period on a guided tour. Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the city of Bilbao. Kick back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to San Sebastian in Basque Country. Meet your guide and begin your tour of the town. Capture pictures of the smooth curve of the bay of La Concha and of the island of Santa Clara. See Ondarreta beach which is located next to the Peine del Viento sculptural ensemble. View the modernist architectural development. Make your way to the city center to see the Gothic Revival architecture of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and appreciate the Eclecticism of City Hall. Travel through the Old Town to see the  baroque Roman Catholic parish of Santa Maria and the San Telmo Museum. Have the chance to savor local flavors with access to the bars in the Old Town where you can purchase some pintxos (small dishes) before heading back to your accommodation in Bilbao.

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What people are saying about Buen Pastor Cathedral

Overall rating

3.6 / 5

based on 60 reviews

The circuit is interesting, we see the main points of interest. It's better if you know the city a little to choose your stops. I recommend stopping at the Monte Igeldo funicular, to take it and enjoy the view above. And then get off (on foot it's not too long). And down you take the City Tour.

It was fun walking around the city solving the puzzles! The locations were well chosen and we got around through beautiful corners. Unfortunately there were mistakes in two puzzles (7 and 9) but you can still continue :)

Beautiful excursion! Our guide, Daniel, has shown us some wonderful places on the Basque coast, explaining every detail of its history and geography.

Non stop ride. No headphones so get broadcast recorded commentary in 4 languages. Bit bumpy in old carriage. But fun way to see parts of city

Very nice day with a very professional guide who gave us a lot of instructive explanations