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La Concha Beach: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Sebastian: City Bike Tour with Drink & Appetizer

1. San Sebastian: City Bike Tour with Drink & Appetizer

Enjoy a nice and relaxing bike ride with a local guide in San Sebastián, the heart of Basque Country. Check out the prettiest landmarks along the La Concha Bay on this city tour and savor a delicious pintxo (local appetizer) and drink at a local bar. The tour starts from Marina Kalea Street, located 50 meters from La Concha Beach. After receiving all the equipment needed for bike tour, pedal along the bike lanes of San Sebastián, visiting some of the most iconic corners in town, and learning about their history on the way. Next, cycle along the boulevard, past La Concha Beach, Miramar Palace, and the town hall, admiring the city’s varied architecture. While pausing to capture impressive views, take the opportunity to learn about the city’s royal history and influences from the local tour guide. Wrap up the tour by stopping at a local bar to have a pintxo and a drink to start getting a better understanding of the complexity of Basque gastronomic culture.

From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Biarritz Full Day Tour

2. 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 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. Continue the last leg of journey to San Sebastian, the most beautiful city in the Basque Country. Enjoy a guided walking tour into the old historical quarter where some free time for lunch. In the afternoon, you will make a sightseeing tour where you will discover the magnificent views of the Igeldo mount and return back to Bilbao.

From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Hondarribia Minibus Tour

3. From Bilbao: San Sebastian and Hondarribia Minibus Tour

This tour is designed to accommodate a larger group of up to 22 people. The first stop is made in the medieval town of Hondarribia, famous for its walls that until the 16th century defended the border with France on many occasions. The neighborhood protected by the walls still retains its medieval spirit. Then we will go to the stately San Sebastián, where we will walk along the majestic bay of La Concha and enjoy the elegant buildings such as the City Hall and the Buen Pastor Cathedral before entering the bustling Old Town full of restaurants famous for their pintxos. The tour is done in bilingual (English and Spanish), so our guide will speak both languages simultaneously.

San Sebastian in a Day Tour with Boat Ride & Old Town

4. San Sebastian in a Day Tour with Boat Ride & Old Town

Your full-day tour of San Sebastian starts by the waterfront. Your knowledgeable guide will show you around the historic port area and share stories of the city’s seafaring past. After gaining an understanding of the rich local heritage, you'll stop at a pastry shop boasting almost 140 years of history to try a traditional cake. This sweet treat is loved by many, including former Spanish queen María Cristina. Next, get ready for an unforgettable view of the city as it’s seen best: from the water! You'll hop aboard a comfortable private boat and head out into La Concha Bay, surrounded by breathtaking coastal vistas. Once back on solid ground, you'll make your way into the most iconic part of San Sebastian, the Old Town. Your guide will show you top attractions like the ornate basilica and Plaza de la Constitución while providing you with more insights into the city's origins. Next up is the famous San Telmo Museum, the oldest museum in the Basque Country. In addition to a guided tour of the museum, you’ll also step into a hidden cloister and marvel at the awe-inspiring Sert canvases in the chapel. Time for pintxos! Swing by a centennial café that was a favorite among Belle Epoque artists and is today frequented by stars attending the annual film festival. Here, you'll enjoy a selection of pintxos and a drink. Your afternoon begins in one of the most romantic areas of San Sebastian, fittingly nicknamed "Little Paris." You'll enter the grandiose cathedral and stroll along the stunning La Concha Beach, known as one of the most beautiful in Europe. After exploring centuries of Basque history, it's time to see the modern side of San Sebastian. Head into the hip Egia neighborhood to peek at the fascinating contemporary cultural center and learn about the city's future. From there, you'll hop aboard a private minibus and head across town, where even more spectacular views await. After a brief stop at the famous Comb of the Wind sculpture, you'll head to the top of Mount Igueldo aboard the legendary hundred-year-old funicular. Be sure to have your phone or camera ready—you’ll want to remember these views forever. Last but not least, you’ll board the minibus one last time to visit the stately 19th-century summer home of the Spanish royal family, Miramar Palace. After visiting the beautiful palace grounds, you're welcome to stay and explore more or head back to the city center with assistance from your guide.

San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

5. 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.

From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

6. From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

Discover the town of San Sebastián on this full-day trip from Bilbao. Ride in a comfortable car, van, or bus that suits the size of your private group. Uncover why this area attracted the European high-class tourism during the Belle Epoque period on a guided tour. Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the city of Bilbao. Kick back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to San Sebastian in Basque Country. Meet your guide and begin your tour of the town. Capture pictures of the smooth curve of the bay of La Concha and of the island of Santa Clara. See Ondarreta beach which is located next to the Peine del Viento sculptural ensemble. View the modernist architectural development. Make your way to the city center to see the Gothic Revival architecture of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and appreciate the Eclecticism of City Hall. Travel through the Old Town to see the  baroque Roman Catholic parish of Santa Maria and the San Telmo Museum. Have the chance to savor local flavors with access to the bars in the Old Town where you can purchase some pintxos (small dishes) before heading back to your accommodation in Bilbao.

From San Sebastian: Yacht Tour in La Concha Bay

7. From San Sebastian: Yacht Tour in La Concha Bay

Onboard our yacht Getari which departs from san Sebastian`s little harbor we will see the city from the sea, Paseo Nuevo, Zurriola beach, Urumea river mouth, Isla Santa Clara, Peine de los Vientos, townhall, La Concha Bay, Pico del Loro... Unlike other boats, Getari has 2 floors, we only take on 60% maximum of our capacity because we want you to have a true yacht experience, there is plenty of space onboard to accommodate everybody comfortably and create their own space. After seeing the city from the sea we will enter into the bay and lower the anchor, right in the middle of the bay, away from crowds and noise where each person will do as they like best, swim, sunbathe, drink and eat. Come and join us for this unique experience.

San Sebastian: E-Mountain Bike Igeldo Mountain Tour

8. San Sebastian: E-Mountain Bike Igeldo Mountain Tour

Beautiful ride combining some easy and scenic gravel paths and trails along the coastline of Igeldo Mountain, all the way to the Kukuarri Cross, clearing a part of El Camino de Santiago. We will stop by a local mountain bar to share some pintxos before our final descent. We leave from our shop, located 50m away from la Concha Beach, where our staff will provide you the bike and some basic information. We will pedal across town to the steep entrance of Igueldo Mountain, and from there we will get into the paths leading to Kukuarri Cross, where we will enjoy the scenic views of the coastline and the iconic "Ratón de Guetaria". Before our final descent back to town, we will stop at a local mountain bar to enjoy a pintxo and a drink to recover some energy.

San Sebastian: Mountain Bike Tour with Pintxos and Drink

9. San Sebastian: Mountain Bike Tour with Pintxos and Drink

Embark on a thrilling mountain bike tour of the area around San Sebastian. Ride through the city, ascend Mount Ulia, descend down to Pasaia Bay, and complete your experience with some delicious food and drink. Meet your guide near La Concha Beach and get ready to begin your activity. Relax as the activity provider's staff get you kitted out with everything you need for your adventure. Ride through the city streets, then enjoy a relaxed pedal along comfortable mountain trails. Head gradually up scenic Mount Ulia, with plenty of spots for photographs. Learn about the area's history and natural landscape from your guide as you go. Reach the top of the mountain to take in some breathtaking sea views. Take some time to explore the forest and coastal trails at your leisure, then descend down to the iconic Pasaia Bay. Once there, complete your tour with a spot of food and drink at an authentic local bar. Enjoy some pintxos and a drink, before heading back to San Sebastian and the conclusion of your tour.

San Sebastian: Guided Road Bike Tour

10. San Sebastian: Guided Road Bike Tour

During this amazing ride we will clear some of the most iconic roads of the Guipuzcoa region, visiting some beautiful coastal towns and climbing some challenging hills on the way. All the roads in this Tour are very scenic and quiet. The activity starts from our shop, located 50m away from La Concha beach. After providing you the bike and some instructions, we will start pedaling across San Sebastián, to gradually leave town and get into the quiet roads of the region. The ride will be adapted to the level of our guests. We will recover some energy by stopping in a local bar to enjoy a Pintxo and a drink.

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What people are saying about La Concha Beach

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 9 reviews

It was a great hike. I would have avoided two stops: the one in the Spanish town where we had lunch and the last one on the lookout point. More time in Biarritz would have been perfect

The guide was really informative and so helpful guiding us around the maze of bars. Especially gracious and clear when dealing with the need for gluten free food.

Great experience! I would prefer to visit only three places, Biarritz, St. Jean de Luz, and San Sebastián and spend more in these three beautiful cities.

Tour to have a snapshot of the area. It is short but gives you an idea of each place

Very good tour, the guide Stefan very nice and with a lot of knowledge!