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

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

Explore the Basque Country with a guided tour starting in San Sebastian around the old town to see San Vicente's Church and the Basilica of Santa María del Coro. Step back in time as you learn about the local history and visit important sites such as the Plaza Mayor, Plaza Gipuzkoa, and Town Hall.  Enjoy the atmosphere of San Sebastián as you stroll around Plaza Mayor and Plaza de la Constitución. Arrive at the port, one of the most important places in the area. Learn about the fires that devastated a large part of the town. Get your camera ready for photos of La Concha Bay.  Walk around the Town Hall, one of the finest buildings in the city, until arriving in the Ensanche de San Sebastián. Visit the city's lungs, Plaza Gipuzkoa and Plaza Okendo, greenspaces that are surrounded by the Urumea River. After the guided tour is finished, you will have some free time to explore or purchase some of the typical pintxos, or small plates. The tour will end in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, an islet that can only be accessed by a pedestrian path. Go on a panoramic tour of the area and discover the area’s dreamlike cliffs which were featured in the HBO series, Game of Thrones.

San Sebastian : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour

2. San Sebastian : Discovery Stroll and Reading Walking Tour

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of San Sebastian, a city that unveils its rich heritage through iconic monuments, a historic old quarter, a picturesque waterfront, and a majestic cathedral. Every street corner reveals a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, offering a captivating visual experience. The freedom to explore at your own pace, accompanied by a written guide, allows you to uncover the hidden gems of the city and fully appreciate the authenticity of San Sebastian. Magic unfolds with each step, whether strolling along the lively waterfront, savoring local culinary delights, or getting lost in the picturesque alleys. With the freedom to go at your own pace, San Sebastian unfolds as an authentic adventure, where each moment becomes an opportunity to appreciate the unique beauty and charm of this captivating Basque city.

San Sebastian : The Digital Audio Guide

3. San Sebastian : The Digital Audio Guide

Immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of San Sebastian, a city that unveils its rich heritage through iconic monuments, a historic old quarter, a picturesque waterfront, and a majestic cathedral. Every street corner reveals a harmonious blend of tradition and modernity, offering a captivating visual experience. The freedom to explore at your own pace, accompanied by the digital audio guide, allows you to uncover the hidden gems of the city and fully appreciate the authenticity of San Sebastian. Magic unfolds with each step, whether strolling along the lively waterfront, savoring local culinary delights, or getting lost in the picturesque alleys. With the freedom to go at your own pace, San Sebastian unfolds as an authentic adventure, where each moment becomes an opportunity to appreciate the unique beauty and charm of this captivating Basque city.

Sampling San Sebastián: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

4. 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

5. 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.

San Sebastián: Electric Scooter Tour

6. San Sebastián: Electric Scooter Tour

Explore the stunning city of San Sebastián, riding an electric scooter. Discover five neighborhoods, four sculptures, three beaches, two emblematic plazas, and a picturesque river.  Start at the foot of Mount Ulia, in the trendy neighborhood of Sagües, which is popular with surfers. Stop next to el muro (the wall) to see the sculpture of La Paloma de la Paz (the Dove of Peace) by Nestor Basterretxea, an emblem of the importance of peace, freedom, and coexistence.  After catching some views of Zurriola beach, arrive at the Urumea River to see the main architectural trends in San Sebastián. Travel en route to Urgull, an old military fort that has protected the city for centuries. From here, take in the fantastic views of the bay of La Concha.  Go to the port and the access gates to the Old Town. Enjoy the 2.5 kilometers that separate the Town Hall from the sculpture of the Wind Comb by Eduardo Chillida, at the other end of the Bay. See a bay in the perfect shape of a shell, a spa, old trees twisted by the maritime winds, and a palace that was the summer resort of Spanish Royalty for several years. Start at the top of Mount Igueldo and get 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. Stop at Plaza Easo and Plaza Gipuzkoa. Return to Gros to finish the tour in the purest Ikusnahi style, with a pintxo, a glass of wine, and a toast on the trendiest street in the neighborhood.

San Sebastian: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

7. San Sebastian: First Discovery Walk and Reading Walking Tour

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from the much-photographed Bridge of Maria Cristina. Visit the San Sebastian Cathedral to admire its absolute architectural dominance over the city. Visit Plaza Cervantes and enjoy the statue of Don Quixote. Take a picture in the green city park with its ponds and lush vegetation. Go to Gipuzkoa plaza and be inspired by the unique architecture of the Town Hall. Visit the Church of Saint Bizente Eliza, the oldest church in the city. Pass by the San Telmo Museum and soak up the vibe in Trinity Square. Be captivated by the Basilica Santa María del Coro. Feel the sea breeze as you view the seaside San Sebastián Aquarium. Download the ‘’World City Trail ‘’ app from the store. Then start your tour and enjoy!

From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

8. 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.

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What people are saying about Plaza Gipuzkoa, San Sebastian

Overall rating

4.0 / 5

based on 144 reviews

Even if costly, the visit allows you to visit in one day and relatively little time two significant locations in the area. The guide provided many details on history and local traditions: it was interesting and allowed us to know better the Basc Countries. The group was very large, but in San Sebastián the English speaking group was separated and the visit continued only in English.

The people on the tour were very helpful and the guide was very fun! A good plan to go and see the Game of Thrones locations and take a walk through San Sebastián,

Wallace (the tour guide) did very well in everything, this is highly recommended to everyone

10/10 day despite the rain. Wallace was a great guide, definitely recommend!

Wallace was amazing, weather was not the best but very good tour!