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San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao provided by The Best of Basque

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San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao

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Overview
San Sebastian and the Basque Coast are known for their history and beauty, but experiencing all they have to offer in one day can be difficult. With a private tour, enjoy the undivided attention of your guide as they navigate you around the region’s highlights, including the Old Town of San Sebastián, La Concha Bay, Getaria, and Zumaia, with an itinerary that can be customized to suit your interests.
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  • Pass by Basilica de Santa Maria del Coro
  • 1
    La Concha Beach
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Getaria Fishing Port
    Stop: 60 minutes -
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  • 3
    Playa de Itzurun
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 4
    Iglesia de San Vicente
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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  • 5
    Zurriola Beach
    Stop: 10 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Gain insight into Basque culture via your guide’s food recommendations
  • With a private tour, customize your itinerary to suit your interests
  • Save time with hassle-free round-trip transport included
  • Travel the region with ease by private vehicle
What to Expect
After pickup from your Bilbao hotel or port, board your private vehicle and set off for San Sebastian. Discuss any personal points of interest with your guide, who is able to customize your day’s itinerary to your taste. Take a stroll on La Concha Beach, before heading into Old Town to discover landmarks, such as the Plaza de la Constitución, Cathedral of the Good Shepherd (Catedral de Buen Pastor), and Basilica de Santa Maria. Visit Monte Igueldo at the end of the bay to enjoy views of the sea and city, before continuing to Getaria, a fishing port that features delicious, authentic Basque cuisine. Drive on to Zumaia, a village known for its ancient fossil formations, to admire dramatic coastal views. Along the way, stop for pintxos/snacks (own expense) and regular picture opportunities. At the end of your tour, relax with drop-off to your choice of location in Bilbao.
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Important Information
Duration
6h 30m
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Round-trip private transfer
  • Transport by private luxury vehicle
  • Fully insured and licensed by the Basque government
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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send2heidita wrote a review Feb 2020
Rockport, Massachusetts12 contributions1 helpful vote
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Thank you, Zach! You gave us a really good sense of the uniqueness of San Sebastián: the freshest products at the market, the beautiful Old Quarter, the bustling harbor scene and reknowned beach panorama. Our trip to Petritegi helped us open a new chapter in our appreciation of
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from Zachary2986, Owner at San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Heidi and Powell, Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your tour of San Sebastian and the cider house with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
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Nabrah wrote a review Jan 2020
New York, New York2 contributions2 helpful votes
We (my husband, two teenagers, and myself) took a 3-day private tour of San Sebastian and the Basque Coast, without Bilbao, and an evening touring the pintxo bars. We had a wonderful time. The coast is beautiful. Irene and Zach provided wonderful historic and cultural texture.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from Zachary2986, Owner at San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao
Responded 18 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your 3 day tour with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
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Jay B wrote a review Nov 2019
Bentonville, Arkansas11 contributions6 helpful votes
Irene picked us up from our hotel in Bilbao in a nice luxury car and showed us all the best spots in San Sebastián. We felt like old friends reunited, and Irene kept our 4-year-old in mind as we wound around the walking streets in the old town, timing hot cocoa & pinxas stops
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Response from Zachary2986, Owner at San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao
Responded 17 Mar 2020
Thank you so much for the kind words, and so happy you enjoyed your tour with us. Your review is greatly appreciated. We would be so grateful to see you back in the Basque Country in the future! Thanks again! Zach and Irene
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Stefanie wrote a review Jul 2019
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It’s impossible not to fall in love with Basque Country after this tour. Irene, our host, is a local who showed us everything we could have hoped for and more. Game of thrones fan? She’s your woman who knows all the best spots to go (and the top secret locals only ones). Food
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Response from Zachary2986, Owner at San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Thank you for posting a review for us Adam! It was a great day, and the weather was perfect to see the coast. I am so happy that it was fun for you. Thank you again!!! Irene
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pboatti wrote a review Jul 2019
Johns Island, South Carolina1 contribution
We ( 3 senior couples)have nothing but high praises for our husband and wife team, guides and owners Zach (Michigan born)and Irene( Basque born). They handled our trip from the first email to the last minute of our trip as if we were members of their family. Throughout our year
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from Zachary2986, Owner at San Sebastian and Basque Coast Private Tour from Bilbao
Responded 31 Jul 2019
Peter, So very much appreciate you taking the time to write a review for us. It was a pleasure to meet you all and show you the region. We are so pleased you enjoyed it. Take care, Zach and Irene
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Outstanding Customer Service
I chose Best of Basque because of its positive traveller reviews and interesting itineraries. From start to finish
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Delightful, informative & fun!
For our first evening in Bilbao, this was the perfect way to be introduced to life as it is lived in the Basque reg
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An excellent way to learn about Basque country
Irene was an amazing host. She took us to five different bar and our taste buds were sent on roller coaster journey
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james g
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Full day wine tour
We travelled as a group of 7 friends and took the full day la rioja wine tour. Zach picked us up in a very comforta
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The best of basque
Great tour great guide, lots of great food. This tour group was easy to work with supper reliable and extremely kn
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New Friend vs. tour guide
Coming to the Basque region was always on our bucket list. Having Irene as our tour guide was like touring your bes
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So enthusiastic and informative!
We had a lovely 3+ hour tour of the best pintxos and wine bars in the middle of Bilbao, guided by Irene. She was gr
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koettikor
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Great Pintxo Tour with more than competent Tour Guide
Dear Irene, thank you so much for that beautiful evening with so delicious pintxos, tasty local wine and yummy cide
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stepheno891
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Great Experience - Made the Weekend !
We booked an evening tour with Zach in October 2019. My wife and I had a great night ! Zach showed knew all the "lo
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edwardtan888
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Basque Country Tour
A wonderful tour mapped out and conducted by a couple ,Zach and Irene. They have a wide selection of the must visit
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meabklyn617
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Do it on your first night in Bilbao!
Amazing tour with Irene! We loved this tour and all the food/drinks we tried. We learned so much about Basque cultu
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Kevin K
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Great tour!
Zach was great, really enjoyed the tour and appreciated that he was flexible with our pickup and dropoff locations
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XabierXabier
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Its worth visiting the Basque Rioja
Laguardia is known as the capital of wine. The town is simply genuine. Great food too! Dont miss Ysios and Marque
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Amazing evening in Bilbao!!!
We had an incredible time on the pinxtos tour!!! Irene was incredible- she is so friendly, knowledgeable and engagi
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dbcsi
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Very Enjoyable
Irene took us on an amazing and delicious pintxos and wine tour in the old town. We would recommend this tour to
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  • Duration: 6h 30m
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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