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Zarautz

Day Trips

Our most recommended Zarautz Day Trips

Private Tour of the Basque Coast and Countryside

1. 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 San Sebastian: Guipuzcoa Coast Tour w/ Lunch

2. From San Sebastian: Guipuzcoa Coast Tour w/ Lunch

Pickup from your hotel will take place at 9:00 AM. Proceed to stops at Orio and Zarautz, where you will have the opportunity to see the traditional and the modern Basque coastal lifestyle from fishing boats to popular surfing spots. In Getaria, see fields of vineyards where txakoli, the most famous Basque white wine, is produced. Finally, visit Zumaia where San Telmo hermitage, the Flysch area and Itzurun Beach are located. This town has become well-known for being one of the areas where the last season of "Game of Thrones" was shot. You have the option to book this tour as a private or shared experience. Along the journey a lunch will be served, included with your tour. The tour will conclude with a drop-off at your hotel so you don't have to worry over logistics; just get ready to enjoy an amazing trip.

Txakoli Winery Visit and Getaria & Zarautz Villages Tour

3. Txakoli Winery Visit and Getaria & Zarautz Villages Tour

After pick-up, you will head along the coast to Zarautz, a surf spot in the Basque Country where many Basque people go for holidays. Then, you will visit Getaria, a fishing village where it seems like time has not passed. The streets of the city are well-preserved and it is also the birth town of Juan Sebastian de Elkano, the first man making an earth round-trip and Cristobal Balenciaga, famous fashion designer and the founder of the Balenciaga fashion house. Finally, you will visit the Txakoli cellar where you will see fields of grapes, accompanied by an expert who will explain everything regarding the local wine. At the end of the visit you will taste different kinds of Txakolis produce.

From San Sebastián: Small-Group Gipuzkoa Coast Tour

4. From San Sebastián: Small-Group Gipuzkoa Coast Tour

Start your day with a convenient pick-up service at your hotel. Here, your driver will be waiting to pick you up and after a short meet and greet, you will hop aboard your private vehicle and set off for your first destination.  After a short and scenic drive, you will arrive in the village of Orio. Here, your friendly driver/guide will introduce you to some of the local customs whilst you go sightseeing around this spectacular place. Follow this up with a trip to Getaria, the birthplace of Sebastian Elkano the first man to complete the voyage around the globe. Witness how the village proudly remembers the feat with a monument and several statues in different locations. Getaria is also the birthplace of Cristobal Balenciaga, the famous fashion designer that created the Balenciaga brand. After this, you will visit San Telmo hermitage in Zumaia. Located on top of a cliff, the beach and coastline below has become increasingly famous in recent years since it was used as a shooting location for popular TV series, Game of Thrones. Experience stunning panoramic views of the coastline whilst you are here. After this half day full of adventure, your guide will drop you off at your hotel or any other place of convenience, and you can continue enjoying the city of San Sebastian during the afternoon.

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.

From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

6. 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.

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.

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What people are saying about Zarautz

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 3 reviews

What a gorgeous setting for a wine tasting!

Lovely tour of Getaria by the water. Then tasting two great white wines with “Gilda” pintxo.

I’m pretty sure I have already rated this tour. It was very good and most interesting.

Extremely informative tour with Maddi

The Coast and villages were most scenic with lots of history! A most enjoyable tour.

Very nice tour the cellar is a very personalized tour from a family owned vineyard!

The tour guide is very friendly. The events are great.