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Buen Pastor Cathedral: Our most recommended tours and activities

San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

1. San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Bus

Explore the Belle Epoque resort town of San Sebastian at leisure with a 1-day ticket to the open-top double-decker sightseeing bus. Learn the history of the Basque city with the complimentary audio guide, available in 8 different languages. You are free to get on and off all day long with the same ticket, while a complimentary guide and map contains all stops on the route to plan your visit. The buses are adapted for people with reduced mobility and have a sliding roof in case of rain. See the sites of the Parte Vieja (Old Town) and the ancient area beyond the Miramar Palace. Admire the grandiose buildings of Constitution Square and marvel at the 19th-century San Sebastián Cathedral and the historic bridges across the Urumea River.  • Aquarium/Paseo Nuevo • San Telmo/Parte Vieja • Plaza Guipúzcoa • Estación de tren-bus/Tabakalera • Gros • Playa Zurriola/Kursal • La Concha • La Perla • Playa Ondarreta • Peine del Viento • Funicular Igueldo • Barrio del Antiguo • Palacio Miramar • Catedral Buen Pastor

San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Train

2. San Sebastian: Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour Train

Come aboard this sightseeing train and you will discover everything that makes San Sebastian a unique and special place. The departure point is located in the heart of the historic city center next to the Cantabrian sea, on Paseo de Salamanca. The train route goes around the historic center, along the bay of La Concha to see the Santa Clara Island, Mount Urgull, the Miramar Palace, the Buen Pastor Cathedral, the Victoria Eugenia Theatre, and more. Hop on and off at your leisure. The vehicle, an articulated train with 2 carriages, has screens in case of rain, panoramic roofs in all carriages providing easy visibility for all passengers. They also have TFT screens with information about different places on the tour and the various excursions that you can purchase from the Donostia-San Sebastián City Tour office.

San Sebastian: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

3. San Sebastian: Highlights Self Guided Scavenger Hunt & Tour

Get to know San Sebastian at your own pace with this interactive smartphone game and walking tour. Decipher riddles, interact with the most important attractions of the city, and unlock interesting facts. After downloading the scavenger hunt tour on your mobile device use the mobile app and integrated maps to reach 10 of San Sebastian's most important attractions on foot. At each stop, learn about the attraction and solve a location-based riddle that can only be at the specific location.  Use logic, imagination, observation, and team spirit to unlock the correct code and reveal the next destination on the tour. As you walk through the city, enjoy the flexibility to pause your game at any time to take a break, snap the perfect photos, stop for lunch, or visit a museum. Choose to continue the tour later or save the rest for another day. Start your tour from the much-photographed Bridge of Maria Cristina. Visit the San Sebastian Cathedral to admire its absolute architectural dominance over the city. Visit Plaza Cervantes and enjoy the statue of Don Quixote. Take a picture in the green city park with its ponds and lush vegetation. Go to Gipuzkoa plaza and be inspired by the unique architecture of the Town Hall. Visit the Church of Saint Bizente Eliza, the oldest church in the city.  Pass by the San Telmo Museum and soak up the vibe in Trinity Square. Be captivated by the Basilica Santa María del Coro. Feel the sea breeze as you view the seaside San Sebastián Aquarium.

San Sebastian: Private Walking Tour w/ Panoramic Views

4. San Sebastian: Private Walking Tour w/ Panoramic Views

First, you will visit the entrance of the town hall of San Sebastian, a former casino, and one of the most important meeting places for the bourgeoisie during the Belle Epoque. Going inside, you will travel back in time. The oldest area will show you what it was like to live in a fortified city near the border with lives depending on the sea and waiting for the battles to come. You will visit the historical areas like Constitution Square, beautiful narrow streets and head to the magnificent Buen Pastor Cathedral, stopping along the way at Guipuzcoa Square. Afterwards, walk through the promenade of La Concha Bay stopping at the beautiful Miramar Palace. Ending this walk, you will find the sculpture of 'The Comb of the Winds' from where the tour will continue up to Igueldo's hill, taking the popular funicular to enjoy the best view of the city and the bay. Return to the meeting point.

San Sebastian: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

5. San Sebastian: City Introduction in-App Guide & Audio

Walk through a beautiful route of the city, discover hidden gems and visit 10+ of the most important attractions and spots. Learn some introductory information about each place and interesting stories about the city in general. Download the ‘World City Trail ‘app from the store and login. Read the instructions and head to the starting location. Unlock photos of the exterior and the interior of the location. Listen or read some information regarding the attraction and continue walking to the next checkpoint. Note what you liked and did not like and create your bucket list for the next days! Start your walk any time, without a schedule. Pause it for lunch, have a drink, visit an attraction of your choice, and continue later or even another day. With the maps feature, you will never get lost. Start your tour from the much-photographed Bridge of Maria Cristina. Visit the San Sebastian Cathedral with its absolute architectural dominance in the city, still the small Plaza Cervantes with the statue of Don Quixote with the unique history. Take a picture in the green city park by a French gardener with ponds, lush vegetation, the Gipuzkoa plaza and admire the unique architecture of the Town Hall. Visit the Church of Saint Bizente Eliza the oldest church in the city. You will also pass by the San Telmo Museum with its unique exhibits. Enjoy Trinity Square. The Basilica Santa María del Coro will captivate you and your camera! See, walk, and explore the San Sebastián Aquarium, which with its unique location, together with its marine life will be the icing on the cake of this tour!

From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

6. From Bilbao: Day Trip to San Sebastián with Guided Tour

Discover the town of San Sebastián on this full-day trip from Bilbao. Ride in a comfortable car, van, or bus that suits the size of your private group. Uncover why this area attracted the European high-class tourism during the Belle Epoque period on a guided tour. Enjoy being picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in the city of Bilbao. Kick back and relax on the scenic drive through the countryside on the way to San Sebastian in Basque Country. Meet your guide and begin your tour of the town. Capture pictures of the smooth curve of the bay of La Concha and of the island of Santa Clara. See Ondarreta beach which is located next to the Peine del Viento sculptural ensemble. View the modernist architectural development. Make your way to the city center to see the Gothic Revival architecture of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd and appreciate the Eclecticism of City Hall. Travel through the Old Town to see the  baroque Roman Catholic parish of Santa Maria and the San Telmo Museum. Have the chance to savor local flavors with access to the bars in the Old Town where you can purchase some pintxos (small dishes) before heading back to your accommodation in Bilbao.

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What people are saying about Buen Pastor Cathedral

Overall rating

3.5 / 5

based on 123 reviews

Iker was a fantastic guide.. Very knowledgeable, patient, funny and passionate about his city and country. He choreographed the tour to miss heavy traffic being a regatta weekend and even brought us to his culinary club and ordered food for us in his friends tapas bar. He is a very experienced traveler and a passionate chef who knows the best restaurants and chefs all over..a talented photographer as well. He was unanimously voted best tour guide in ANY of our tours all over Europe! He is the benchmark for whom all else should be compared.

You had a very good overview of San Sebastian! The directions are clear, the puzzles interesting. I recommend this treasure hunt tour.

Hello, my wife is in a wheelchair, the person in charge of the little train took great care of her. Thanks a lot

Excellent fascinating experience I was able to see the whole city thank you very much

Excellent information provided on the history of San Sebastian