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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.

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

2. From Bilbao: Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian Tour

We will depart from Bilbao and will pass by unique towns nestled between mountains before arriving to Loyola, hometown of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Jesuits. Here we will visit the impressive Basilica and the tower house where he was born and lived. Our next stop will be Getaria, a unique medieval fishing village and hometown of famous figures like captain Juan Sebastian Elcano, the first man to travel around the world by sea, and Cristobal Balenciaga, the famous designer. Afterwards we will pass by Zarauz, a beautiful tourist spot with the largest beach in the province of Gipuzkoa and will later arrive in San Sebastian, where we will go on a walking tour in the Old town and will have free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will go to mount Igeldo to see the incredible view of La Concha Bay before returning to Bilbao in the evening.

Bilbao: San Sebastian, Getaria, and Basque Farmhouse Tour

3. Bilbao: San Sebastian, Getaria, and Basque Farmhouse Tour

Discover more of the Basque Country on a guided day tour from Bilbao. Visit the coastal city of San Sebastian, stroll through the charming town of Getaria, and visit a traditional rural farmhouse where you can try to stomp some apples to create natural juice. Board the bus in Bilbao and head out to explore the Basque Country on a guided day tour. Visit a charming Basque farmhouse which dates from the 16th century. Discover the most interesting secrets of the ancient Basque rural culture, how its inhabitants lived and worked, and local traditions. Stomp some apples to the sound of the Txalaparta, a traditional Basque instrument. Finally, taste the natural and organic Basque apple juice that has been produced. Continue to San Sebastian, where you will first enjoy a panoramic view of the entire city from Mount Igueldo. Enjoy a stroll through the historic city center, with some free time provided for lunch. In the afternoon, pass through Zarautz, the Gipuzkoan coast, and visit the charming town of Getaria. Stroll through the quiet fishing village, before heading back to Bilbao.

From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

4. From San Sebastian: Guided Coastal Hike with Winery Visit

Meet up with your guide in San Sebastian for an enchanting guided hike along the picturesque Basque coastline. Begin by hopping on a scenic train ride to Zarautz, soaking in the breathtaking landscapes. Led by a local from Zarautz, your guide will unveil the town's highlights. Stroll along the beach promenade, immerse yourself in the vibrant farmer's market, and savor homemade delights like bread, local cheese, apple jelly, and cider. Embark on a hike along the Way of St. James, culminating in a visit to a txakoli winery. Sample three exquisite wines paired with pintxos featuring tasty treats like tuna, cheese, and salted anchovies from the village. Cap off your adventure in Getaria, the coastal town known as the home of Juan Sebastián Elcano, the first man to circumnavigate the earth, and renowned Spanish fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga. Wander through narrow streets adorned with medieval buildings and wooden balconies, while your guide shares captivating tales of these influential figures. As your tour concludes, choose to board a bus back to San Sebastian with your guide or linger in Getaria to explore independently. Please note that the return bus ticket cost is not included in the tour.

Getaria Txakoli Wine Tour From San Sebastian

5. Getaria Txakoli Wine Tour From San Sebastian

Txakoli is a white wine made from local green grapes that has been produced in the Basque Country long before the 16th century. The land surrounding the coastal town of Getaria provides its name to the Denomination of Origin “Txakoli from Getaria”, the best and most exclusive. Meet fishing towns of Getaria and Zarautz with Local Experts, and discover every secret of this characteristic wine in a txakolindegi (txakoli house, in Basque language) along with local food that comprises typical products from the Cantabrian sea. Live a unique experience with us!

Zarautz, Getaria And Zumaia From San Sebastian

6. Zarautz, Getaria And Zumaia From San Sebastian

The delights of the coast of Gipuzkoa can be found beyond than the astonishing beaches of San Sebastian: nice villages on the beach such as Zarautz can be discovered, where tourists from all over the world spend their summer enjoying Basque culture, gastronomy and environment at its best. On the other hand, Getaria, with her tiny marina and txakoli vineyards, offers the visitor a wide variety of landscapes. The tour is topped by a stop at the top of Itzurun beach, at Zumaia, where the 7th season of Game of Thrones was shot as a location for Dragonstone.

"CARESSING THE SEA" Road cycling guided tour.

7. "CARESSING THE SEA" Road cycling guided tour.

Pedaling sheltered from the breeze, enjoying a matchless view and with the sea as a partner. The history of the Basque Country is linked to the sea and in this incomparable route, we will see the main fishing ports and Txakoli vineyards, always with the ocean as an inseparable partner. Distance and height to be determined by cyclist Included: Guided route+”Hamaiketako” (light lunch) For other options, more duration, kilometers, other itineraries or any other doubt you may have, please ask us.

Bilbao City & Guggenheim Museum with Lunch From San Sebastia

8. Bilbao City & Guggenheim Museum with Lunch From San Sebastia

Embark on an Exclusive Bilbao Exploration with Our Private Tour from San Sebastian. Experience the breathtaking beauty of Bilbao as we drive along the scenic Basque Coast. Our first stop is the iconic Artxanda lookout, offering panoramic views that unveil the entirety of Bilbao from the summit. Immerse yourself in the culture and history of this vibrant city as we leisurely stroll through its narrow streets. Indulge in a delectable lunch at the Bistró Guggenheim Bilbao, where the rich flavors of Traditional Basque Cuisine await. After savoring the culinary delights, our journey continues with a leisurely walk along the river, leading us to the world-class Guggenheim Museum. This architectural masterpiece awaits, promising an immersive encounter with contemporary art on a global scale. Book this private tour for an unforgettable day of exploration, cultural enrichment, and culinary indulgence in the heart of Bilbao.

San Sebastian & Basque Coast Tour From Pamplona

9. San Sebastian & Basque Coast Tour From Pamplona

La Concha Bay is one of the pearls of the Cantabric Sea that bathes the North of Spain, and is located in San Sebastián. Strolling along its iconic railing is a dream for many visitors, who take the opportunity to enter its Old Town and immerse themselves in the cradle of pintxos, miniature gastronomic wonders. Every restaurant is a temple of gastronomy here! Take the opportunity that this tour offers you to visit San Sebastián, have pintxos for lunch, and then get to know the small fishing villages like Getaria that surround the city where time seems to have stopped and traditions flourish in every corner.

Zumaia: Basque Wine Region and Cliffs Private Tour

10. Zumaia: Basque Wine Region and Cliffs Private Tour

Learn about the diverse wine offerings of the Basque country as well as its natural wonders on this tour with a private guide in Zumaia. Visit a family winery, take photos of amazing geological formations, and try local pintxos before having lunch overlooking the port of Getaria. Begin your tour with a leisurely walk along the cliffs of Zumaia, which are well-known among geologists across the world as the primary source for studying the dinosaur age. Marvel at the spectacular geological formations which will make you feel as if you're strolling on the moon. Follow your guide to the best-kept secrets for the greatest photos. Walk along the cliffs and admire the ocean and Zumaia's Old Place, which will instantly make you fall in love with this town. It's no surprise that Game of Thrones used this setting several times during filming. Continue the journey in the Getaria Valleys, where you'll visit one of the most traditional Txakoli vineyards. Get an overview of the winery from one of the family members. Learn about the winemaking process, and sample 2 distinct types of txakoli while taking in the breathtaking views. Try local appetizers like anchovies or gildas, and enjoy your wines with wonderful views over the Cantabric ocean. Conclude this tour with an pintxo lunch in Getaria

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(103 reviews)

We especially loved the two guides Aman and Asir, two magnificent professionals despite the better than expected weather. To put it somewhat not as a criticism, the issue of constant translations in English and Spanish becomes a bit tiresome, I suppose it is something of logistics. Something to remember today yesterday we had a 2-hour route in Bilbao with Aman, I can't find where I can value his magnificent work but he was great, the best guide we have ever had.

Aman was an incredible guide. He was so knowledgeable and did a wonderful job explaining both in English and Spanish. He was helpful with directions and patient with our family. My parents weren’t able to do some parts and walked a little slower but he always made sure to include them in some way. We are very appreciative. Thank you for showing us San Juan and San Sebastián.

The excursion has been beautiful. The guide was very friendly and taught us many things about the Basque country. We recommend it 100%.

Great trip which is better than trying to do it yourself and wander aimlessly. Plenty of time to do what you like yourself in between.

The combination of San Juan and San Sebastian makes it all! Plus we had Asier (not sure if it’s right) is such an amazing tour guide.