Old Town, San Sebastian

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Old Town, San Sebastian: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • San Sebastian: Gourmet Pintxo Tour

    1. San Sebastian: Gourmet Pintxo Tour

    The activity starts at the Alameda del Boulevard and takes place in San Sebastián's Old Town. You can choose to take part at around lunchtime (12:00 PM) or dinner time 7:00 PM). Enjoy a flexible 2-hour tour (or however long you prefer) and visit traditional places to try delicious pintxos. You will get to try around 4 different kinds, carefully selected by culinary experts and will also get 4 drinks to accompany each one. In between you will have the chance to discover the whereabouts of this amazing area full of history, getting mixed with the local people through the route that our guides will take you.

    Elena was a super knowledgeable, personable guide, and the pintxos were great too!

  • From Bilbao: Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian Tour

    2. 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 vil...

    It was a great experience, learned a lot about the culture , history, and language of north Spain. The views were gorgeous. Would highly recommend. The guide was brilliant.

  • San Sebastian: Private Pintxos Basque -Tapas Tour

    3. 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 Sebastián: Electric Scooter Tour

    4. 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 river. Start at the foot of Mount Ulia, in the neighborhood of Sagües. 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. Get unbeatable 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...

  • Bilbao Airport to the Basque Country: Private Transfers

    5. Bilbao Airport to the Basque Country: Private Transfers

    Arriving at an airport can be a stressful experience. You have to deal with customs, immigration and baggage claim. Then there is the scramble to find a cab. Take the stress out of this last stop in Bilbao, and book a private, pre-arranged transfer directly to your hotel. Travel by luxury vehicle, including new Mercedes E Class sedans, or Mercedes Viano minivans. Let your driver take the strain as they negotiate the busy streets of Bilbao, letting you sit back and relax. Journey times to the city takes approximately 20 minutes, traveling south through lush Basque Country landscape and farmlands. Enjoy the view as you experience professional door-to-door service, whether at the start or end of your vacation or business trip. Choose between different private transfers: Bilbao, Vitoria, La Rioja, Pamplona and San Sebastian (also known as Donostia).

  • Basque Country 3 Capitals 5-Day Coach Tour

    6. Basque Country 3 Capitals 5-Day Coach Tour

    Explore the 3 main cities of the Basque Country on a 5-day tour of Bilbao, San Sebastian and Vitoria. Day 1: Bilbao Get a full dossier about the Basque Country upon check in at your hotel. Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian Head towards San Sebastian via Azkoitia and stop at the Sanctuary of Loyola to admire the Baroque monuments of the religious complex. Continue to the village of Zumaia and get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay as you drive along the coastal road. Upon arrival in San Sebastian, take a panoramic bus tour to see highlights such as the Kursaal Palace. Enjoy some free time for lunch, and then take a walking tour of the Old Town. Day 3: San Sebastian - Rioja - Vitoria Depart San Sebastian and pass the old towns of Tolosa and Ordizia, known for its weekly Wednesday market. Next, visit the elegant village of Oñati and cont...

  • From Bilbao: Basque Country 3 Cities 7-Day Coach Tour

    7. From Bilbao: Basque Country 3 Cities 7-Day Coach Tour

    See the highlights of the Basque Country on a tour of the cities of Bilbao, Vitoria and San Sebastian. Benefit from guided panoramic tours and walking tours to get a complete picture of each destination. Journey through an amazing landscape of dramatic sea views, typical fishing villages and vast forests of oak trees. Day 1: Bilbao Benefit from pick-up and transfer to your hotel to get a full tour program about the Basque Country. Day 2: Bilbao - San Sebastian Depart Bilbao and journey through the mountains towards San Sebastian. See the old tower houses of Azkoitia and visit the shrine at the Sanctuary of Loyola before making your way to the coastal town of Zumaia. Get magnificent views of the Bay of Biscay and stop in the medieval fishing village of Getaria. Continue to San Sebastian via the resort town of Zarautz. Take a panoramic bus tour of San S...

  • San Sebastián: City Tour with Pintxos and Wine

    8. 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 th...

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What people are saying about Old Town, San Sebastian

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 37 reviews

Iker, our city guide was super personable and open-minded. He knew the city inside out. Was very well informed historically and culturally. Iker took us to special tapas bars with a lot of taste and good quality. I can only recommend this tour. Everything was very exciting and entertaining.

The tour far exceeded our expectations. In addition to the wines and the pinxtos, our guide Iker taught us a lot about the history of the city and the Basques. We had a wonderful evening in San Sebastian. This tour is definitely to be recommended!

With Stephan we had a dedicated, friendly guide. His information on the way and at the places he visited was very extensive. We enjoyed the trip very much and took a lot of new impressions with us.

It was a great experience, learned a lot about the culture , history, and language of north Spain. The views were gorgeous. Would highly recommend. The guide was brilliant.

Elena was a super knowledgeable, personable guide, and the pintxos were great too!