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Kursaal, San Sebastian

Kursaal, San Sebastian: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Sebastian: Sightseeing Catamaran Bay Tour

1. San Sebastian: Sightseeing Catamaran Bay Tour

Set sail from the enchanting fishing harbor of San Sebastián and embark on an extraordinary journey aboard our catamaran. Prepare to be captivated as you glide through the azure waters, immersing yourself in a mesmerizing experience along the stunning bay and picturesque coastline. Delight your senses with the invigorating sea breeze that caresses your face, while your eyes are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of unparalleled beauty. Discover iconic landmarks such as the awe-inspiring Oteiza sculpture, the dramatic Paseo Nuevo Sea Wall, and the enchanting mouth of the Urumea River. As we continue our voyage, be mesmerized by the striking Kursaal, the vibrant Zurriola Beach, and the majestic peaks of Mount Ulia and Mount Igeldo. Witness the magnificent Peine del Viento, a masterpiece of art and nature where wind and waves harmoniously dance. Returning to the coveted Bahía de la Concha, indulge your senses with the coastal charm of Ondarreta Beach, the regal elegance of Miramar Palace, and the panoramic vistas from the iconic Pico del Loro. Capture unforgettable moments and create lasting memories as you explore the wonders of the city from a unique perspective. Throughout the journey, seize the opportunity to take stunning photographs that showcase the allure of San Sebastián. Join us on this remarkable voyage, where adventure and beauty converge, and experience a truly unforgettable catamaran tour. Book your seat now and let your senses be enchanted by the allure of the sea and the splendor of San Sebastián.

San Sebastian: Downtown Outdoor Escape Game

2. San Sebastian: Downtown Outdoor Escape 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 Secret Food Tour

3. San Sebastian Secret Food Tour

On our Secret Food Tour: San Sebastian, you'll enjoy the best Pintxos in the Basque Country. Your tour starts at the heart of the Center neighbourhood and during the tour you will taste 6 different Pintxos, wine, cider and a sweet bite and enjoy the cuisine award Basque gastronomy. You'll discover an utmost foodie experience and enjoy the unique way locals eat out. You'll start in a family owned business and historic Pintxos bar from 1942 in which you will learn how to pour Basque Natural cider and try premium 100% Iberian Ham. You will enjoy a freshly caught Oyster opened right in front of you. We'll take you to the heart of Gross, a young and vibrant neighbourhood. To a lively Pintxos gastro pub to try their iconic croquette. After that, we will head to a high-end wine bar to try two exclusive glasses of wine. One Txakoli (white) , one Rioja (Red). You will learn about Basque Country wines. For our next bite, the favourite among the locals, a "Pintxo de Tortilla ''. We will end the tour in the old town in a classic Basque restaurant known for their high-end Pintxos and its "Torrija" As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

San Sebastián: City Tour with Pintxos and Wine

4. San Sebastián: City Tour with Pintxos and Wine

Discover the natural beauty of San Sebastián starting at the top of Mount Igueldo, finding the most amazing views of the city. Learn about the history of the Basque Country, the Bay of Biscay, and the role of San Sebastián in all this. Descend Igueldo aboard its wooden funicular, which is more than 100 years old. Get off next to the most photographed sculpture in the city, the Peine del Viento by Eduardo Chillida. Head to the other 'Finis Terrae' of the city, Sagüés and La Zurriola, the epicenter of the surfing scene in San Sebastián. Check out the main hallmarks of the city, its romantic nooks, the palace built for royal summers, the French-influenced, modernist, and rationalist buildings, or more recent architecture such as the Kursaal. Visit the gastronomic epicenter of San Sebastián; Old Town, home to the pintxo bars, the gastronomic Sociedades, and the seasoned locals enjoying the timeless 'Txikiteo' [a sort of uptempo bar-hopping]. Visit three of the most iconic bars to try their three most famous pintxos accompanied by cider, wine, or beer. End with a creamy, sweet artisanal ice cream.

From Bilbao: 3 Cities Basque Country 6-Day trip

5. From Bilbao: 3 Cities Basque Country 6-Day trip

Visit the highlights of the Basque Country on a tour of its main cities and unique places. Stay at Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria, and go on daily guided excursions where you will discover the most beautiful places of the destination. Day 1: Bilbao Arrival in Bilbao and private transfer to the hotel. Free time in Bilbao. Visit the Guggenheim Bilbao Museum with the entrance ticket included in the program. Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian Breakfast at the hotel We will leave Bilbao and pass through unique villages nestled among mountains before arriving in Loyola, birthplace of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Here we will visit the impressive Basilica and the tower house where he was born and lived. Our next stop will be Getaria, a unique medieval fishing village and birthplace of famous people such as Captain Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first man to circumnavigate the world by sea, and Cristóbal Balenciaga, the famous designer. We will then pass through Zarauz, a beautiful tourist spot with the largest beach in the province of Gipuzkoa and arrive in San Sebastian, where we will take a walking tour of the Old Town and have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will go to Mount Igeldo to contemplate the incredible view of La Concha Bay before returning to Bilbao in the evening. Day 3: San Sebastian Breakfast at the hotel Enjoy a free day to explore San Sebastian. Visit San Telmo Museum with the entrance ticket included in the program. Day 4: San Sebastian - Rioja - Vitoria Breakfast at the hotel Our first stop will be Ordizia, where we will go on a walking tour to discover this beautiful town with many ancient buildings and monuments. Our next stop will be Oñati where we will visit the Sancti Spiritus University, one of the gems of the civil architecture of the Basque Renaissance. Later we will head to Arantzazu Sanctuary, where we will visit the majestic monument and example of contemporary sacred architecture. Our last stop will be Laguardia, where we will go on a guided tour around the beautiful medieval town and we will have free time for lunch. Finally we will take a panoramic tour of Vitoria,on our way to the hotel. Day 5: Vitoria - Bilbao Breakfast at the hotel In the morning we will visit Añana Salt Valley, where we will learn about the historic salt mining industry. We will continue to Orduña, where we will take a guided walking tour of the town. We will then stop for lunch in Balmaseda, and finally we will visit the Bizkaia Bridge, the oldest transporter bridge in use before heading back to Bilbao. Day 6: Bilbao Breakfast at the hotel Enjoy some free time in Bilbao before leaving to the airport/station. Private transfer to the airport/station.

Sampling San Sebastián: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

6. Sampling San Sebastián: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

The Basque region‘s joie de vivre has been an enduring source of envy among Europeans for hundreds of years. Discover why on this San Sebastián walking tour, where we‘ll trace the city‘s origins as a haven for sailors, whales, and cider, to its reign as a royal beach resort and the continent‘s fine dining capital. We‘ll be kicking off this celebration of San Sebastián near the famous Zurriola Playa beach, next to the Kursaal Auditorium. From there, we‘ll wind our way through the ancient city to finish up our tour in the heart of the cobblestoned Old Town at Konstituzio Plaza (Constitution Square). With many stops at local landmarks including the Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, the Victoria Eugenia Antzokia (a theatre), and San Sebastián City Hall, you‘ll gain a historical, political, and cultural perspective on this town. This tour isn‘t all facts though. Along the way, I‘ll make a handful of recommendations for some must-eat pintxos, AKA Basque tapas, in the city famed for its abundance of good eats, good times, and the good life! Along the way, you‘ll have a chance to: • Stroll through plazas, parks and gardens from the Hotel Maria Cristina‘s courtyard to Gipuzkoa Plaza and Alderdi Eder parkea (literally, “beautiful place” park) which borders the Bahia La Concha (La Concha Bay) • Visit the San Telmo Museum, the foremost authority on all things Basque • Marvel at Miramar Palace and learn how its construction changed the story of San Sebastián forever by bringing royalty to the city • Discover the heresy that was La Cuchara de San Telmo, the first pintxo bar to only serve warm pintxos • Take in the old port at the edge of town where the Cantabrian Sea smashes our rocky coastline • Observe the quirky boat-shaped El Nautico building and learn about the businesses inside • Follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain in the Old Town‘s labyrinth of tavernas • Find out why this region‘s identity and way of life is so fiercely guarded By the end of this two-hour tour of San Sebastián, you‘ll have a greater appreciation for the city, its delicious cultural heritage and unique Basque identity.

San Sebastián: A Bite into this Basque City

7. San Sebastián: A Bite into this Basque City

The Basque region‘s joie de vivre has been an enduring source of envy among Europeans for hundreds of years. Discover why on this San Sebastián walking tour, where we‘ll trace the city‘s origins as a haven for sailors, whales, and cider, to its reign as a royal beach resort and the continent‘s fine dining capital. We‘ll be kicking off this celebration of San Sebastián near the famous Zurriola Playa beach, next to the Kursaal Auditorium. From there, we‘ll wind our way through the ancient city to finish up our tour in the heart of the cobblestoned Old Town at Konstituzio Plaza (Constitution Square). With many stops at local landmarks including the Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro, the Victoria Eugenia Antzokia (a theatre), and San Sebastián City Hall, you‘ll gain a historical, political, and cultural perspective on this town. This tour isn‘t all facts though. Along the way, I‘ll make a handful of recommendations for some must-eat pintxos, AKA Basque tapas, in the city famed for its abundance of good eats, good times, and the good life! Along the way, you‘ll have a chance to: • Stroll through plazas, parks and gardens from the Hotel Maria Cristina‘s courtyard to Gipuzkoa Plaza and Alderdi Eder parkea (literally, “beautiful place” park) which borders the Bahia La Concha (La Concha Bay) • Visit the San Telmo Museum, the foremost authority on all things Basque • Marvel at Miramar Palace and learn how its construction changed the story of San Sebastián forever by bringing royalty to the city • Discover the heresy that was La Cuchara de San Telmo, the first pintxo bar to only serve warm pintxos • Take in the old port at the edge of town where the Cantabrian Sea smashes our rocky coastline • Observe the quirky boat-shaped El Nautico building and learn about the businesses inside • Follow in the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain in the Old Town‘s labyrinth of tavernas • Find out why this region‘s identity and way of life is so fiercely guarded By the end of this two-hour tour of San Sebastián, you‘ll have a greater appreciation for the city, its delicious cultural heritage and unique Basque identity.

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Everything was very good, although the interactive guide only lasted 30 seconds and didn't tell anything interesting. You do it very well, very nice and fun

It was a really good time👍 food was good, drink was good, and we could not got a better guide 😊

A very enjoyable quick trip around the bays, which gave us a great view of the city from the sea.

Excellent tour. Very informative. Kai, was our guide and they were exceptional.

We had no guide, just a boat tour through the bay, fantastic!