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Our most recommended Getaria Day Trips

Bilbao: S. Juan de Gaztelugatxe Getaria & San Sebastián Tour

1. Bilbao: S. Juan de Gaztelugatxe Getaria & San Sebastián Tour

From Bilbao, leave for San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an islet that can only be accessed by a pedestrian path. Make a panoramic tour of the area and learn the area’s dreamlike cliffs, a feature of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones. Continue to the Guipuzcoan town of Getaria, where we will enjoy a guided tour of its historic quarter, and where we can admire its traditional fishing port, the church of San Salvador, and the monument in honor of Juan Sebastián Elcano, a sailor who turned the world and that he was born in this small town. Take a moment to eat in one of its many restaurants at Getaria. Enjoy the gastronomy of grilling local fish and seafood. From here, leave for San Sebastián for a guided tour of the city. See the Church of San Vicente and the Basilica of Santa María del Coro before heading back to Bilbao.

Private Tour of the Basque Coast and Countryside

2. Private Tour of the Basque Coast and Countryside

This full-day tour combines the typical coastal villages like Zarautz, Getaria &and Zumaia and the lovely mountain roads and views. Zarautz boasts a strong marine tradition of whale hunting which lasted here until the 16th century. Getaria is a charming small fishing village and home of Juan Sebastian Elcano, the man who was first to sail around the world. Discover the famous "Txakoli" local white wine vineyards along the coast and their amazing views and landscapes. Zumaia town offers green mountains which crash into the wild Atlantic Ocean. Driving by old Basque farmhouses, narrow mountainous roads, small villages, sheep and cows, you'll discover the essence of the Basque Country. Explore Ernio and Izarraitz mountains, stunning 360-degree views from the top, with no effort as you will be driven almost to the summit.

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 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

From Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

4. From Pamplona: San Sebastián Day Trip with Lunch

Begin your journey of Spain's Basque country with a hotel pickup in Pamplona, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to San Sebastián, one of the most charming cities in Europe well-known for its delicious tapas, whereupon arrival your guide will take you on a walking tour through its small winding streets. Look up to admire the lovely balconies adorning the buildings and marvel at the magnificent architecture of the main cathedral. Stop and taste traditional"pintxos", or bitesized local tapas, as you wind your way through the city's streets. Next, head to nearby local fishing villages of Getaria and Orio along the Basque coast to get a true feel of local fisherman culture before being driven back to Pamplona.

From Bilbao: Getaria with Tasting and San Sebastian

5. From Bilbao: Getaria with Tasting and San Sebastian

Leave Bilbao and discover a charming fishing village, Getaria. Enjoy a sea products workshop, and a tasting, and learn about the traditional methods used to make them. Travel to San Sebastian and admire views of Mount Igeldo and enjoy some free time in San Sebastian on this day trip. Depart from Bilbao and travel to Getaria, one of the most charming coastal villages of the Basque Country. Enjoy a walking tour around the historical quarter. Stop to visit a workshop of excellent quality Cantabrian sea products, only captured with traditional methods. Enjoy a tasting of a pintxo with products from the workshop included. Pass by the famous summer resort of Zarautz. Move on to San Sebastian, and enjoy the views of Mount Igueldo, followed by a walking tour around the historic old town. Take free time in San Sebastian to explore the city at the end of the tour.

Basque Country: Mountains, Ocean, & Sanctuary of Loyola Trip

6. Basque Country: Mountains, Ocean, & Sanctuary of Loyola Trip

Experience panoramic mountain views, admire off-the-beaten-track sights, and learn about the Basque Country's fascinating past on this private tour with your own personal guide. Visit Mount Ernio, the Sanctuary of Loyola, Basque Coast Geopark, and more. Enjoy local snacks, lunch, and wine.  Travel to Tolosa to take in the Basque landscape before stopping at a fronton court to play Basque pelota. Continue to Mount Ernio and enjoy views of the mountains. Relax during the descent by car, passing through the idyllic town of Errezil. Learn about the Jesuits founder Saint Ignatius at the Sanctuary of Loyola in Azpeitia. Discover the medieval birthplace of the famous saint and marvel at the Baroque architecture. Take in rugged views of the Izarraitz mountains before heading to the small town of Zumaia. Hike around the scientifically captivating Basque Coast Geopark and walk along the edge of the cliffs. Continue to the coastal fishing village of Getaria to explore one of the best-preserved historical centers of Gipuzkoa before enjoying lunch.

From Logroño: San Sebastian and Basque Coast Tour with Lunch

7. From Logroño: San Sebastian and Basque Coast Tour with Lunch

Start your day with pickup from your accommodations in Logroño. Discover San Sebastian, one of the most charming cities of Europe, famous for its high quality food and, of course, its pintxos. Visit Donostia, along with some small fishing villages on the coast to create the perfect day trip during your stay in Basque country.  Take in the fishermen culture in coastal villages, like Getaria Zarautz. Enjoy a unique day along the Basque coastline in a small group tour with a local guide and lunch included.

From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

8. From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

Meet your guide in San Sebastian and set out on a guided hike along the picturesque Basque coastline. Stop at a farmer’s market to taste local specialties, visit a winery, and end your tour in the village of Getaria. Start your hiking adventure with a scenic train ride from San Sebastian to Zarautz, admiring the striking landscapes along the way. A native of this coastal town, your guide will show you all the best sights of Zarautz. Walk along the beach promenade and visit the farmer’s market where you’ll taste homemade bread, local cheese, apple jelly, and cider. Then, set out on a hike along the Way of St. James and make your way to a txakoli winery. Sample 3 of the wines produced here along with some pintxos or small snacks of tasty tuna, cheese, and salted anchovies from the village. Finally, set out for the coastal town of Getaria, the hometown of Juan Sebastián Elcano, a seaman well-known for being the first man to circumnavigate the earth. It was also home to Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. Walk the narrow streets lined with medieval buildings and wooden balconies as your guide tells you about the fascinating lives of these two important figures. At the end of your tour, you can choose to board a bus back to San Sebastian with your guide or remain in Getaria to explore the village on your own. The cost of the return bus ticket is not included in the tour.

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What people are saying about Getaria

It was excellent in EVERY way! Our guide was FANTASTIC! Only downside was the fishing village was too early to do lunch, we arrived int e late morning, and left before they started cooking fish, so we couldnt try it!

Very well organized to visit so many places in one day. The same would extend the stay in San Sebastián until 8:00 p.m. Mangel our guide a charm. Thank you very much

Excellent excursion program. Everything is done clearly and punctually. The guide Stefan perfectly organized the trip. Many thanks for a wonderful day.

We had a very nice trip and our guide, Inigo, was very helpful and explained many things very clearly in English.

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