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

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

From US$ 64.37 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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Live tour guide
English, Spanish

Experience

Highlights
  • 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
Full description

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.

Includes
  • 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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Important information

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

3.9 /5

based on 137 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Service
    3.5/5

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There were exciting places we went to. Nice length of the trip and free time in between guiding. The guide was clear and the sound in the bus was good. It is felt that he provides much more information to Spanish speakers than to the rest of us in English. It dragged down!

October 13, 2022

We are very happy with the experience. We recommend it to get to know part of the Basque coast comfortably and in one day. It is worth it as long as you go on a private bus with planned stops and a guide. Everything was beautiful. The only thing we missed was a little more animation from the guide and information about the last stop, the islet of San Juan, which took us longer because we were not adequately informed/prepared for the walk (2 hours of descent and ascent with slope). In fact, some members of the group with reduced mobility could not go down and waited for us at the viewpoint. It should be better specified. In general, all good and more than acceptable!

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October 6, 2022

A great full day trip from Bilbao. Thanks to it, we were able to visit previously planned places in one day, traveling by a comfortable coach. The amiable and knowledgeable guide was doing well with the 50 bilingual group. The program was not overloaded and there was enough free time. Good price-quality ratio. I highly recommend this trip, especially to tourists who don't have a car in Bilbao.

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September 25, 2022

Product ID: 414027