San Sebastian Tour

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Duration: 9 hours
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Available languages: English, Spanish

Bestselling San Sebastian Tour from Bilbao.

Northern Spain has a lot to offer! It is an amazing destination to travel to on your vacations. Take a chance and explore one of the most beautiful regions in Spain during the San Sebastian Tour.

San Sebastián Tour

San Sebastian is located in the Basque Autonomous Community in Spain. This northern city lies on the coast of the Bay of Biscay and is the capital of the province of Gipuzkoa. Local people tend to call themselves donostiarra (in Spanish and Basque). Thanks to the astonishing places to see, the region is well known for its tourism services. It is a real Spanish dimond which is worth discovering. Not only because of the beautiful beaches, best view and sunny weather, but also for an original Basque culture.

Basque country

The most recognizable cities of the region, Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pamplona, and San Sebastian, are well known for earlier mentioned Basque culture. The area is marked by their own original language called Basque. It is spoken by nearly 750,000 active and  434,000 passive speakers. It covers approximately 20,947 km2 and includes 7 provinces: Nafarroa Garaia, Araba, Gipuzkoa, Bizkaia, Lapurdi, Nafarroa Beherea, and Zuberoa. San Sebastián is located in Gipuzkoa and is its largest city.

Tours in San Sebastian - what to see and eat

Now you are probably wondering where you should start your trip and which places are particularly worth visiting in San Sebastian.

As you want to experience the best of San Sebastián and its basque culture, you definitely need to try its local food such as traditional tuna soup - marmitako , lamb stew, Tolosa bean dishes, Idiazabal cheese, sparkling white-wine txakoli, and Basque cider. The best way to enjoy local cuisine is to go to a good traditional restaurant and feel the real spirit of Spanish culture. 

Basque architecture is another recognizable feature of the Basque country. We distinguish houses called baserri, but they are also known by the name caserío Vasco. These are a traditional half-timbered or stone-built type of housebarn farmhouses, typical in Northern Spain and Southwestern France. In San  Sebastian you can visit buildings designed in a typical Basque architecture: Caserío Peluaga, Caserío Igartubeiti or Caserío Larrañaga.

Of course, you need to visit those remarkable beaches and enjoy the Spanish Sun! Travel to the most desirable place in San Sebastian - Bahía de la Concha (Bay of Concha). The beach offers gorgeous white sand, a stunning view and a lot of space to enjoy your summer. The best place in the whole city to try your cocktail and relax - Playa de la Concha!

Mr. Shuttle services - why choose?

Okay, so now you know a little bit more about San Sebastian. But is it enough information to discover it on your own? If you are still not sure about what to see or do, we are here to help you!

With the help of our professional tour guide you will explore the most amazing spots in San Sebastian. You will not have to worry about booking transportation, searching for interesting places, and finding the must-see spots in the city!

Moreover, we will take you even further! You will have a chance to stop at a small fishing town in France - Saint-Jean-de-Luz as well as at Hendaye - a commune located in southwestern France.

We have experience in organising tours and we know the preferences of our clients. Trust our knowledge like almost 1 million customers did and enjoy the best summer ever! We help people explore the world and we are the best in it!

Most visited places outside San Sebastián

As we mentioned before, there are also popular points on a map outside San Sebastián. We highly recommend going to Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye which are towns located in southwestern France.

Saint-Jean-de-Lu is a place where  King Louis XIV married Marie-Thérèse of Spain in 1660. The town has a gilded baroque altarpiece and wooden galleries. This great destination is a fishing site where you will feel calm and relaxed.

Hendaye is a commune in France located around 30 minutes from San Sebastián. For the view of bays of Figuier and Hondarribia -  a coastal town in northern Spain, on the French border., take Coastal Track along the cliffs and next stroll along the promenade and  enjoy the view of a former casino built in Moorish style.

Trip Itnerary

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    Pick-up

    We will pick you up from a convenient spot in Bilbao - Cartlon Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2.

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    Private transportation

    You will travel in a comfortable air-conditioned bus or minivan. The road to San Sebastian will make a great impression on you!

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    Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye

    On our way we will stop at two adorable towns - Saint-Jean-de-Luz and Hendaye. Those sites are small, calm places located in southwestern France

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    San Sebastian

    San Sebastián is the city where you will take an exciting walking tour with our knowledgeable guide. Just stroll around those charming paths and enjoy the time in one of the best cities in Northern Spain.

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    Drop-off

    After the tour we will take you back to the Pick-up point (Bilbao - Cartlon Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2.)

Please note that all times are approximate and depend on traffic conditions and guides availability.

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    Amazing Tour! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. So glad we went on this.

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    Fantastic trip with fantastic guide!

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  • One of the reasons why you should choose our services is perfect transportation. Our private tour guides and drivers speak both English and Spanish, which means that you will be able to easily communicate with them. They will answer all your questions and will help you with any difficulties. Travel with Mr. Shuttle and get the best trip experience.
  • There are many local activities you can do in San Sebastián. With us, you will have an amazing walking tour during which you will get to know the city and the culture. We will take you to must-see places so that you do not have to worry about any planning.
  • San Sebastian is a part of the Basque Country – a region filled with history, customs and tradition. You will have the opportunity to try local food and see characteristic architecture and monuments. The Basque country consists of 7 provinces and covers around 20,947 km2. If you are fascinated about learning new things, our tours are created just for you!

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Frequency

Tour takes place on Fridays and Sundays. Starting time is 8:30 a.m.

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Pickup point

The pickup point is Cartlon Hotel – Plaza Federico Moyua 2.

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Cancellation policy

4 days before 75% refund, 3 days before 50% of refund, 2 days before 25% of refund, 24 hours or less/no show – no refund

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Professional guide

We work with the best, knowledgeable local guides.

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FAQ

Here you can find answers for frequently asked questions.

The San Sebastián tour includes a professional tour guide, a pick-up and a drop-off, comfortable private transportation to 1 city and 2 towns and a walking tour. For your convenience, the guide speaks both English and Spanish, and will tell you interesting facts about the history and customs.

The price does not include food and drinks. Entrance fees to museums etc are. also extra paid. Moreover, a direct hotel pick-up and a drop- off must be booked in advance and are charged extra.

In August, San Sebastián's average maximum temperature during the day lies around 26.0°C. Summer is rather hot and there are around 9 days of rain. In winter we can't expect snow, but the air can be a little bit dry. A jacket is a good solution in winter. Before you go to Spain, it is good to learn some Spanish words such as: Hola, buenos días, gracias, buenas noches, la cuenta, el carne, el pan, el pescado, el queso, el billete, la hora - These words will help you especially at a restaurant, where menus are often only in Spanish. Try to learn about local customs. It will help you with better understanding of the Basque tradition and its heritage. Also, do not be afraid of the openness and friendliness of the spaniards. They will be willing to help you with anything you ask.

For those who prefer: travelling with knowledgeable people, not having to worry about booking transportation tickets, ready trip itinerary, comfortable bus or minivan - We recommend choosing our services! We will provide everything you need in order to fully discover San Sebastián!

For your convenience, our highly-skilled guides speak both English and Spanish.

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