5/5 - Excellent
Verified travelerDec 31, 2019
Vibrant Basque culture and one of Europe’s finest city beaches combine to make San Sebastian a highlight of Spain’s northern coast.
This European Capital of Culture has an irresistible mix of natural beauty, historic districts and a dining scene that rivals better-known Spanish cities. Enjoy a morning relaxing on the soft white sands of Playa de la Concha, one of the best city beaches in Europe. And an evening trawling the city’s atmospheric bars is a holiday must, so you can try some of San Sebastian’s famous pintxos – the Basque version of tapas. Plan your holiday in San Sebastian for festival time and join in the boisterous celebrations of jazz and film or San Sebastian’s patron saint.
During your holiday in San Sebastian, stroll through the lively streets of the old town, Casco Viejo, with its imposing Baroque churches and charming squares. Discover Basque Country’s rich history at San Telmo Museum, which is in a 16th-century former Dominican convent. Carry on to Monte Urgull, where you can enjoy panoramic views and impressive sunsets at the summit. Pop into the small museum in the 12th-century Castillo de la Mota to catch up on 800 years of San Sebastian’s history.
Take a holiday wander along the beautiful Playa de la Concha, where you’ll pass the English-style palace and gardens, once the holiday home of the Spanish royal family. You’ll soon reach the other headland which shelters the beach, Monte Igueldo. To save yourself the climb, hop on the funicular and take in the sweeping views at the top. Have a bit of old-fashioned fun in the amusement park perched on the headland.
With the French border so close, extend your San Sebastian holiday and take a bus or a train to some of France’s prettiest Basque towns, including the fishing village of St-Jean-de-Luz. Just beyond is Biarritz, a royal resort, which is also one of Europe’s most popular surf-holiday destinations.
San Sebastian’s historic streets, sheltered beaches, mountain scenery and buzzing restaurant scene make this Spanish coastal city an alluring choice for an unforgettable city break. It’s one of the most appealing places to soak up Basque culture – and fill up on innovative and renowned Basque cuisine.
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Wander along the charming streets of this district to see some of the oldest buildings in the city, famous landmarks, exceptional restaurants and green areas.
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An area for the young and young-at-heart describes this active area. Carry a surfboard like many others or just enjoy the charged atmosphere in this part of Spain.
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Piece together intriguing Basque stories from the museums and religious treasures and enjoy scenic views of headlands and islands in this historic neighborhood.
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A beach, amusement park, nightlife, fine cuisine and quiet for sleeping are perfect factors for a family vacation. Stay in this Spanish neighborhood that has it all.
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Visitors to La Marina enjoy its restaurants, and if you want to do some exploring, Calle San Pedro is worth a stop.
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Hondarribia Historic Center is noteworthy for its historical sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Plaza Gipuzkoa and Castillo de Carlos V.
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Reviewed on 17 Dec 2019
Enjoy one of the best city beaches in Europe. This fantastic spot in San Sebastián has an extensive sandy area and clear waters.
Go to the top of this great mountain in San Sebastián and visit a traditional amusement park with spectacular views as a backdrop.
As well as lavish vegetation and panoramic views, this beautiful mountain has historic buildings that played an important role in the history of the city.
Bring your kids to this family-friendly beach and admire the vista of the outcrops, islands and verdant hills that sprout from beautiful Concha Bay.
Enjoy the student vibe around Basque Culinary Center, a top university in San Sebastian. Wander the area's beautiful beaches or simply enjoy one of its lively bars.
See extraordinary marine creatures, learn about life under the sea and get insights into the local fishing history at this aquarium and oceanographic museum.
Discover San Sebastián's cobbled streets, picturesque beaches, and world-renowned culinary scene on a day trip from Bilbao. Take a rousing stroll through the city's historic quarter, revel in a bit of free time to explore on your own, and behold breathtaking views atop lovely Monte Igueldo.
Experience San Sebastian’s rich culinary culture on this tasting adventure through the Old Town. Hop from bar to bar, sampling some of the tastiest pintxos (traditional snacks) in town and enjoying the social atmosphere of some of the locals' favorite bars.
The delights of the French coast can be found close to San Sebastian, Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pamplona and Logroño.
Itinerary This is a typical itinerary for this product Stop At: Haro, Haro, La Rioja Tasting in some of the most traditional wineries in Rioja. This wineries were founded in the 1860 ́s.
Donostia-San Sebastián City Tour boasts a fleet of buses designed expressly for urban guided sightseeing tours. They travel at a maximum speed of 25 km/h. Our buses have a canopy in case of rain, panoramic windows that provide easy visibility for all passengers and TFT screens with information about different places on the tour.
Guided visit to Biarritz in the French Basque Country. A summer resort for the European Royalty, we will discover the best views of the city and its most famous corners. Saint Jean de Luz will be our second stop, a charming coastal village.
Verified travelerSep 11, 2019
Great combination of food, culture & beach.