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Highlights of San Sebastian: Small Group Tour Including Old Town Visit and Traditional Basque Talo

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    What to Expect
    Get a taste of San Sebastián’s past, present, and future on a walking tour that celebrates the city’s many faces. 

    Your walking tour will begin at Portaletas, one of the most characteristic (and okay, we’ll admit it, one of our favourite) places in San Sebastián, located at the crossroads of the old town and the fishing district. A visit here is your first lesson in understanding San Sebastián’s past and present and its transformation from fishing port to buzzing summer resort. 

    We’ll head along the port and below the battlefield of Monte Urgull where we’ll enjoy the most amazing views of La Concha Bay, a favourite spot for the nobility of Europe’s past to visit during their summer vacation, a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. 

    After that, we will explore the Old Town, where you’ll feel a connection to the past as well as the future of San Sebastián. You’ll see Constitution Square, where San Sebastián day is celebrated each year; your guide will fill you in on its fascinating history.  

    We’ll walk down one of the Old Town’s main streets, admiring all the pintxo bars, soaking up the Basque Country atmosphere and scouting potential lunch and dinner spots for the rest of your trip.  

    We will also visit the Bretxa market, the perfect place to get a flavour for the local produce. There wil be an opportunity to try talos, the local snack that consists of flat bread filled with different toppings (chorizo, cheese, chocolate, the list goes on). Talos are steeped in Basque culture; they are usually only enjoyed during local festivals and holidays, so this is a very special chance to try one, out of season! 

    Our tour will finish in the modern part of the city, where glamour and new world architecture meet. We’ll stroll along the Urumea River and check out the Gros district, crossing a bridge that’s got some stories to tell, from the European aristocracy who crossed it to visit the casino, to the Hollywood stars that have crossed it on their way to movie festivals, some famous feet have walked this path before you! 

    We hope you enjoyed your introduction to San Sebastián’s history, culture and culinary secrets. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay.  

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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kaimingaintxo Plaza, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    Departure Time
    5:00 PM
    Return Details
    Gros, 20001 Donostia-San Sebastian, Gipuzkoa, Spain
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • talo¨ (traditional Basque flatbread served with sweet or sour toppings)
    • Drinks
    • Iems of a personal nature
    • Tips/gratuities for your guide
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Comfortable shoes and clothes.
    • This is a child-friendly and stroller-friendly tour.
    • You will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 4 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 3 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    On the evening we arrived in San Sebastián we did this two hour walking tour. It provided a great overview of the area, as well as some history. We ended the tour with a pintxo and a drink. Our guide (Carlo) was excellent. At the end of the tour we knew our way around the
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    A nice way to get a quick taste of the city while keeping the teens interested. Also helps to get your bearings of the city on the first day.
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    Response from Fernando P, Owner at Highlights of San Sebastian: Small Group Tour Including Old Town Visit and Traditional Basque Talo
    Responded Jul. 23, 2019
    Hi Milank, Thank you for your review, it is a good way to explore this city in not that many hours and have a lot of recommendations of things to do and where to eat etc. after. It is perfect to start your stay with an introduction on the city by bike.
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    Sheranne Van Hassel was our bike guide . There were only 6 of us so very manageable . Sherrane was a very good guide and certainly knows where is the best place to eat , walk , cultural activities etc . We really enjoyed our time and highly recommend this bike tour company and
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    Response from Tomasz K, Manager at Highlights of San Sebastian: Small Group Tour Including Old Town Visit and Traditional Basque Talo
    Responded Apr. 26, 2019
    Hi Connie, Thanks a lot for you review, we are happy to hear you had a good time with the tour by bike!
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    Tomaz made our tour of the area fun and interesting. He is very knowledgeable and eager to answer any and all questions we posed about the history, culture and community. He was also willing to accommodate our desires to stop in a winery and find a coffee bar suitable for us
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    Response from Tomasz K, Owner at Highlights of San Sebastian: Small Group Tour Including Old Town Visit and Traditional Basque Talo
    Responded Mar. 21, 2018
    Hi Matt, Thank you for your review and for joining the tour with me. You are a great family and this was a pleasure to spend that morning and early afternoon with you. I am happy you enjoued the wine and the coffee. I hope that the bottle that you bought was appreciated by the host family. I will be more than happy to meet you again in San Sebastian so I can answer some more questions :) Safe travels, Tomasz
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