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Kursaal, San Sebastian

Kursaal, San Sebastian: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Sebastian: Sightseeing Catamaran Bay Tour

1. San Sebastian: Sightseeing Catamaran Bay Tour

Set sail from the enchanting fishing harbor of San Sebastián and embark on an extraordinary journey aboard our catamaran. Prepare to be captivated as you glide through the azure waters, immersing yourself in a mesmerizing experience along the stunning bay and picturesque coastline. Delight your senses with the invigorating sea breeze that caresses your face, while your eyes are treated to breathtaking panoramic views of unparalleled beauty. Discover iconic landmarks such as the awe-inspiring Oteiza sculpture, the dramatic Paseo Nuevo Sea Wall, and the enchanting mouth of the Urumea River. As we continue our voyage, be mesmerized by the striking Kursaal, the vibrant Zurriola Beach, and the majestic peaks of Mount Ulia and Mount Igeldo. Witness the magnificent Peine del Viento, a masterpiece of art and nature where wind and waves harmoniously dance. Returning to the coveted Bahía de la Concha, indulge your senses with the coastal charm of Ondarreta Beach, the regal elegance of Miramar Palace, and the panoramic vistas from the iconic Pico del Loro. Capture unforgettable moments and create lasting memories as you explore the wonders of the city from a unique perspective. Throughout the journey, seize the opportunity to take stunning photographs that showcase the allure of San Sebastián. Join us on this remarkable voyage, where adventure and beauty converge, and experience a truly unforgettable catamaran tour. Book your seat now and let your senses be enchanted by the allure of the sea and the splendor of San Sebastián.

Sampling San Sebastián: A Self-Guided Audio Tour

2. 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: City Tour with Pintxos and Wine

3. 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 the timeless 'Txikiteo' [a sort of uptempo bar-hopping]. Visit three of the most iconic bars to try their three most famous pintxos accompanied by cider, wine, or beer. End with a creamy, sweet artisanal ice cream.

From Bilbao: Basque Country 3 Cities 6-Day Coach Tour

4. From Bilbao: Basque Country 3 Cities 6-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 Sebastian and see highlights such as Kursaal Palace on arrival. Enjoy some free time for lunch before taking a walking tour of the Old Town, and stroll past typical pintxo bars and the 18th-century Basilica of Santa Maria de Coro. Get tips on what to do with the rest of the evening and the following day at leisure. Day 3: San Sebastian Enjoy a free day to explore San Sebastian at your own pace. Day 4: San Sebastian - Rioja - Vitoria Take the highway towards Vitoria, passing the old town of Tolosa. Arrive at the village of Ordizia and go for a stroll before going to Oñati and the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu. Visit the former salt mining town of Salinas de Leniz, and then enter the wine producing area of Rioja Alavesa. Admire typical villages such as Labastida and Laguardia, where you will get some free time to explore the town and enjoy lunch independently. Continue to Vitoria for a panoramic tour of the capital of the Basque Country. Marvel at monuments such as the Cathedral of Santa Maria and Casco Viejo, and avail of free entry to the Artium Museum of Contemporary Art. Day 5: Vitoria - Bilbao Journey through the rural landscape of Alava en route to Salinas de Añana, where you will learn about the historic salt mining industry. Continue to the village of Orduña, surrounded by the mountains of the Sierra Salvada, and take a guided walking tour of the town. Get back to nature in Ayala and discover vast forests of oak trees. Stop for lunch in Balmaseda, and then go to the coastal town of Santurtzi, known for its seafaring traditions. Continue to Portugalete to cross the transporter bridge to Getxo, where you can go for a walk along the seafront and get a magnificent view of the Bay of Biscay. Continue to Bilbao and take a panoramic tour on arrival. Day 6: Bilbao Explore Bilbao at your own pace with a day at leisure. Get useful information from your guide to help you plan your day. Enjoy some free time in the city before your transfer to the airport.

San Sebastian: Downtown Outdoor Escape Game

5. San Sebastian: Downtown Outdoor Escape Game

Discover iconic places in downtown San Sebastian and uncover the secrets behind them in this exploration game played on your phone. Solve challenges and see sights like the city hall, Puente de Santa Catalina, and more. Travel to the bandstand at Alameda del Boulevard to start the game. Your goal: to unravel the tale of a toymaker in search of their true identity. As you solve challenges, the story unfolds and directions on your phone take you to the next location and puzzle to solve. It will take you between 1-1.5 hours but you should explore at your own pace: simply pause the game and resume when you want from the location where you paused it. Play on your own, in a large group, or in several smaller groups that compete against each other before meeting at the final stop of the game, the Bretxa Market, having explored the city and answered the game's challenges!

San Sebastian Secret Food Tour

6. San Sebastian Secret Food Tour

You'll start in a family owned business and historic Pintxos bar from 1942 in which you will learn how to pour Basque Natural cider and try premium 100% Iberian Ham. You will enjoy a freshly caught Oyster opened right in front of you. We'll take you to the heart of Gross, a young and vibrant neighbourhood. To a lively Pintxos gastro pub to try their iconic croquette. After that, we will head to a high-end wine bar to try two exclusive glasses of wine. One Txakoli (white) , one Rioja (Red). You will learn about Basque Country wines. For our next bite, the favourite among the locals, a "Pintxo de Tortilla ''. We will end the tour in the old town in a classic Basque restaurant known for their high-end Pintxos and its "Torrija" As with all our tours, there's our delicious Secret Dish.

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What people are saying about Kursaal, San Sebastian

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Nice experience, a ride in the bay of San Sebastián with which to comfortably see the city and its attractions on the coast without having to walk too much. That's why I took my parents, who were happy.

Lovely short cruise around La Concha bay. Beautiful views and great to get a lovely sea breeze in a hot day. Definitely recommend

Was a lot of fun. Nice view of the city. As a bonus, dolphins swam next to the boat on all sides

Super recommended tour. The view of San Sebastián from the sea is impressive.

Incredible the ride and the attention of the crew, a 10 ...... to repeat