Private tour

Saint Jean de Luz: Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Alterguiding
Private tour

Saint Jean de Luz: Private Walking Tour

Activity provider: Alterguiding

From US$ 65.43 per person

Uncover the secrets of the city of Basque Corsairs with a 2-hour walking tour. Take a walk through colorful streets filled with traditional 17th-Century Basque houses with an official, knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • See all the most important sights of Saint Jean de Luz
  • Walk through colorful streets filled with traditional timbered Basque houses
  • Explore the port of Saint Jean de Luz
  • Enjoy the stunning views of the Saint Jean de Luz Bay
  • Let your guide entertain you with great stories of privateers, fishermen, whale hunters, aristocrats and those crazy roaring twenties kids
Full description
Meet your guide at the Quiosque of the main square of Saint Jean de Luz (Place Louis XIV). Then set off on your tour to explore the beauty and the secrets of the most famous attractions of this beautiful and picturesque town. You will start by discovering the charming fisherman's port of Saint Jean de Luz. From there you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Pyrenees. You continue with a visit to some of the most famous ship-owner palaces of the city, like the "Maison Louis XIV", a XVII Century palace that hosted the 'Sun King' during his wedding celebrations, and the "Maison de l'Infante", a Venetian style palace used by the Spanish Infanta, "Maria Teresa". You will then head to Saint Jean de Luz's Bay, with its immaculate sandy beach and the Belle Époque architecture from the time when the town was a holiday resort for the European aristocracy. You end the tour by walking along the bustling street of "Rue Gambetta", where you will learn about local gastronomy. You also visit the beautiful Saint John the Baptist Church, where your guide will tell you the fascinating story of the Sun King's wedding and the secrets of Basque religious traditions. At the end of the tour, your guide will be glad to dedicate some time to answer your questions, give you directions and restaurant recommendations, and make sure you know where to buy the local delicacy: the famous "macarons", so you can continue a memorable visit on your own.
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the "Quiosque" of Place Louis XIV, 64500 Saint Jean de Luz, in central Saint Jean de Luz.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable shoes. Total walking distance is around 1.5 miles (around 2.5 kilometers) and tour last approximately 2 hours.
  • Tours run rain or shine, so please consult the weather forecast and plan your dress accordingly.
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We hade a very interesting citytour, with a great guide (Jean Claude) sharing a lot of interesting facts, especially about the beautiful church & the cities history, different arcitecture and basque culture.

October 1, 2022


February 27, 2022

Notre guide était parfait et nous a fait voyager dans le temps ! Parfait. Merci pour les macarons !!!

July 20, 2021


Product ID: 177147