San Sebastián
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Our most recommended San Sebastián Walking Tours

  • San Sebastian: Hondarribia, San Pedro, and San Juan Tour

    1. San Sebastian: Hondarribia, San Pedro, and San Juan Tour

    After being picked up from your hotel, make a first stop is Hondarribia. On the border with France, Hondarribia is one of the most beautiful coastline villages in Gipuzkoa. Take a stroll around the port and famous Marina neighborhood which are well worth visiting. Later head to the old fishing village of San Juan (Pasaia), before you hop on the boat and cross the bay to San Pedro, the last stop. These 2 villages are part of Pasajes, which takes the name from the bay that separates them. After the tour ends, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or any other place of your convenience in San Sebastian. The short distance from the city makes this the perfect half day tour; escape from the hustle of Donostia in the morning and still have time to enjoy it in the afternoon.

    We were collected from our hotel by Ainhoa, and from the outset she was chatty and very informative of the region and it’s history. We drove to the three destinations and had a really enjoyable time with plenty of photos and memories of a beautiful part of the world.

  • San Sebastian: Gourmet Pintxo Tour

    2. San Sebastian: Gourmet Pintxo Tour

    The activity starts at the Alameda del Boulevard and takes place in San Sebastián's Old Town. You can choose to take part at around lunchtime (12:00 PM) or dinner time 7:00 PM). Enjoy a flexible 2-hour tour (or however long you prefer) and visit traditional places to try delicious pintxos. You will get to try around 4 different kinds, carefully selected by culinary experts and will also get 4 drinks to accompany each one. In between you will have the chance to discover the whereabouts of this amazing area full of history, getting mixed with the local people through the route that our guides will take you.

    Elena was a super knowledgeable, personable guide, and the pintxos were great too!

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

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

    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 vil...

    It was a great experience, learned a lot about the culture , history, and language of north Spain. The views were gorgeous. Would highly recommend. The guide was brilliant.

  • From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

    4. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

    Delight in the renowned beaches of Biarritz, meander through the narrow streets of Saint Jean De Luz, taste local cuisine at the fishing village of Hondarribia, and marvel at the architectural beauty of San Sebastian on this full day tour from Bilbao. Follow the highway towards the east, through stunning natural landscapes, to arrive at Biarritz. Known as the Beach of Kings, it was a magnet for famous and royalty such as Napoleon III, Gary Cooper, and Frank Sinatra, and is still nowadays a very important tourist destination. Stroll through the old port, the Virgin on the Rock, and the scenic streets of this sea-side village. Next, following the panoramic coastal road views, you will continue onto Saint Jean De Luz, a lovely small village located on the French Basque coast. The house of Louis XIV, the Church of Saint Jean Baptist, and charming narrow streets are tourist highlights. Onw...

    We loved Estefan! Knowledgeable and very enthusiastic. We thought it was good value for money, and loved 3/4 stops. The lunch stop in Honorarriba, could have been skipped. It wasn’t very good in my opinion. Really enjoyed it overall.

  • San Sebastián: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Pintxo and Drink

    5. San Sebastián: 2-Hour Walking Tour with Pintxo and Drink

    Explore San Sebastián like a local on a 2-hour walking tour with a local guide. Meet at the kiosk on Alameda del Boulevard in the morning or late afternoon, depending on your preferred departure time. See 15 of the most significant sites in the romantic Old Town area, and learn more about the people and culture of the Basque Country and the beautiful city along the way. End with a tasting of a typical snack from the Basque Country and experience the pintxo tradition of eating small dishes with a drink.

    Guide very helpful and knowledgeablegible so excellent introduction to San Sebastian

  • From San Sebastian: Zumaia and Basque Coast Geopark Walk

    6. From San Sebastian: Zumaia and Basque Coast Geopark Walk

    After gathering with your group and guide in San Sebastian, take the train to Zumaia where your tour will begin as you move between the narrow medieval streets and buildings of the little village. This area is famous for having the most incredible cliffs of the Basque coast, and whilst there you will not only learn about the history of the unique place but also the geology of the region. You will also be able to observe hidden fossils as you walk through them. The next stop on your tour will be Itzurun beach at the UNESCO Geopark. Receive a first-hand experience of the many rocks and unique layers. This stop will be followed by a walk around the iconic "Ermita de San Telmo” for sightseeing, and last but not least, you will visit the rocky cove of Algorri, where secrets of dinosaurs and biodiversity that have evolved through millions of years will be revealed To finish your experience, ...

    Beautiful scenery. interesting to know about the geo system. Excellent Guide well prepared and well informed. Speaks good English. Be prepared for ups and downs hills. Must wear good shoes for walking.

  • San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

    7. San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

    Enjoy this guided tour in San Sebastian, visiting the most historical and the most representative points in the historic center of San Sebastian. Along with a dose of history, you will get a special treat: a pintxos tasting tour which will visit a couple of the nicest pintxos bars in the old part of San Sebastian. Never heard of a pintxo? You'll be trying to re-create this Basque speciality at home after trying them here.  This tour goes for the famous "bar hopping" along different local places while you smell, see and of course, taste all the essence of Basque gastronomy. You will also be guided along to the local market to see all the fresh products displayed before going into the restaurants bars where Pintxos are made daily using only seasonal products. Do you really want to feel like a local? Then, this is your tour. Gather local people on their daily lives in the Old Quarter of ...

  • San Sebastian: Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Evening Tour

    8. San Sebastian: Ultimate Pintxos & Wine Evening Tour

    Join a curated San Sebastian pintxos tour to discover the city’s best pintxos bars in the old town while you learn the local ways of dining out and how to enjoy the Basque way of eating (and drinking!) Along the way, learn the fascinating history of the region’s complex and unique cuisine and culture, as you weave in and out of its mystery-filled streets. Begin the evening in true local style with some crisp local cider and delicious seafood pintxos. Move on to acorn-fed Iberian ham, as well as the local variety. Taste the best anchovies in the country, the most delicious local beef, seared local cod, suckling pig, and more. Dive into hand-picked hidden taverns serving delicious and unique house specialties– from traditional local favorites to gourmet modern creations - you’ll try them all. Wash the pintxos down with excellent local wines, ciders, and more. Gain an understanding of the...

    Hector was an amazing guide. As he’s a local to San Sebastián he gave us just the right amount of history and daily life & culture to really get to grips with this fabulous city. The food on the tour was excellent , super fresh and varied. We wouldn’t have had the ability to experience these little unknown family run restaurants unless you had a guide. Also as we don’t have Spanish never mind Basque (local dialect) it made it all effortless. Hector guided us through the warren of beautiful and fascinating little streets while pointing out hidden places and of course we had lots of food and drinks along the way. This tour is a must while in San Sebastián ........ thanks Hector

  • San Sebastian: Private Gastronomy Tour and Cooking Class

    9. San Sebastian: Private Gastronomy Tour and Cooking Class

    Immerse yourself in the Basque Country's world-famous gastronomy scene in a cooking class with a local chef. The experience begins with a private guided tour along the Old Quarter of San Sebastian. Explore the main sites as well as some hidden gems often missed by visitors. Learn about Basque history, culture, and traditions while picking out the best seasonal products at a local market. Once the shopping is complete, walk to the private cooking area where the class will take place. Learn the main elements of a Basque meal and how to prepare them according to local tradition. At the end of the course, sit down to enjoy your culinary creation with a glass of local Basque wine.

  • San Sebastian: Centro Pintxos like a Local Tour

    10. San Sebastian: Centro Pintxos like a Local Tour

    Your tour will begin from one of the city’s most iconic pintxo bars, where the first-ever pintxo was invented back in the 1940s. You will be able to pair your selection of pintxos with dry Basque cider, as your expert foodie guide gives you an introduction to the important things you need to know about trying pintxos in San Sebastian. Next, you’ll discover a bar so small that you would probably have walked straight past it. Famous for its conserved fish, this is the perfect place to sample some of the local coastline’s delicacies. You can pair them with a crisp and dry Basque wine called txakoli, which you will discover is a match made in heaven. You will then head around the corner to a place that many say is the oldest bar in San Sebastian. It’s been passed down from generation to generation, and they’re still to this day cooking up Grandma Luisa’s most iconic dishes. You will be abl...

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What people are saying about San Sebastián

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3 reviews

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

It was interesting tour, but from our view you are covering too many cities and there are not much time to see each city. I thing Should be more time for Biarittz and San Sebastian. Hondariba and Saint De Luz can be excluded from the tour. Also big thanks to guide, he was very helpfull.

With Stephan we had a dedicated, friendly guide. His information on the way and at the places he visited was very extensive. We enjoyed the trip very much and took a lot of new impressions with us.

It was a great experience, learned a lot about the culture , history, and language of north Spain. The views were gorgeous. Would highly recommend. The guide was brilliant.

Punctual collection, competent tour guide

We were a group of only 4 people and were completely satisfied with the way the day went. This day tour is well worth the money.