Day trip

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

Day trip

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

From US$ 63.97 per person

Visit the quaint areas of Basque Country that boast some of the freshest grilled seafood in Europe. Take a guided tour of San Sebastian and enjoy pickup and drop-off in Bilbao.

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Duration 10 hours
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Spanish, English


  • Marvel at panoramic views of the islet of San Juan de Gaztelugatxe
  • See the breathtaking cliffs that were featured in the show Game of Thrones
  • Learn about the facinating history of the city’s churches and basilicas
  • Enjoy a guided tour in the famous city of San Sebastian
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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.

  • Local guide
  • Round trip transportation
  • Access to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe's Chapel
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for the activity provider's guide, holding the Buendía Tours logo, next to the puppy sculpture in front of the Guggenheim Museum. To avoid delays, please make sure to arrive at the meeting point 15 minutes before. The guide cannot wait for latecomers due to the strict schedule of the itinerary. Look for the local partner's guides and logo.

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • This tour includes a moderate amount of walking
  • The activity is offered in Spanish with explanations in English (bilingual).
  • If there are more than 6 participants, the tour will be offered with a guide in English.
  • Choose an option, among those offered, in the language that is of interest to you.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

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based on 157 reviews

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Lovely guide Lur was fabulous!! She spoke Spanish to the Spanish group first then repeated everything in English for the rest of us. She spoke very well and dropped in a few jokes so it was a really great insightful day. Lots of walking which we loved but some of the older group slowed down towards the end. Lots of steps to get to the church but so worth it. Plenty of time to wander around on our own time to see the sights. Muchas gracias Lur 💜💜

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April 1, 2023

Really enjoyable trip. Tour guide was excellent with English and Spanish. Stop in Getaria to walk around and have lunch was nice. Only two hours in San Sebastián so only enough time to use the cable car and walk along the beach areas. Left at 8:30/9 in the morning and back just after 6.

April 1, 2023

Super geregeld, je kreeg veel vrije tijd maar voor het bezoek van de hermitage voelde ik me enigszins opgejaagd. Dat moest je vrij snel doen, heb ik ook gedaan en had daardoor ook tijd om in het restaurant te ontbijten na afloop. Opbouwend kritiek puntje: als je zegt dat de tour in het Engels dan moet je het ook in Engels geven. Door tweetalig te spreken ben je veel meer tijd kwijt. Dat vond ik zonde.

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 414027