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Bilbao to San Sebastian day trip

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A fun Bilbao to San Sebastian day trip following the coastal freeway is a great day escape that allows you to see so much more of the region.  A driver will pick you up and drive via the picturesque costal freeway to San Sebastian, just over an hour away. Once there, you will visit the fabulous views from Monte Igueldo and La Concha aristocratic beach, Kursal, the famous Hotel Reina Cristina and more. This will provide a great overview of the city capturing the highlights.  Following the panoramic, the driver will drop you off for a walk through the old town, teach you how to eat pintxos in the old quarter bars, visit Bretxa market and give an introduction to the history of the city of San Sebastian.

This is a perfect day trip from Bilbao if you are there for a couple days or visiting from a cruise.

  • Private Driver and van
    • Use our private service as an efficient way to visit San Sebastian in one day from Bilbao
    • Drive to Monte Igueldo to see the gorgeous views of La Concha
    • Drive along both famous beaches of San Sebastian
    • Stop at La Bretxa Market
    • Stop in the old center to admire the architecture

    Meeting point at your hotel. 

    • Depart for San Sebastian
    • Driving panoramic in the city of San Sebastian with several stops
    • Free time to walk around the old historic town with some great tapa bars
    • Meet back with driver
    • Depart for Bilbao
    • Drop off at your hotel
    This is a summarized itinerary. Some places may be added based on time, plus we like to keep some surprise element to our tours. 


    Duration: 8h max
    Start:  9:00am at hotel
    Start point: Hotel in Bilbao

    Optional for this tour:  

    If you add the guide in San Sebastian (extra of 275USD for guide) with us we will organize the day.  We can also do this driving tour from San Sebastian to visit Bilbao and the Guggenheim.  Please inquire.

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    If you plan to visit Bilbao,  a great day trip to consider is to San Sebastian as the location is very close and represents a short drive by car. We will pick you up at your hotel or the airport in Bilbao and off we go to enjoy scenic views and picturesque hillsides on this hour drive. Upon arrival, you will pick up your guide and begin with a panoramic to take advantage of the viewpoints this gorgeous beachtown has to offer. This beautiful resort town is situated around the crescent-shaped La Concha beach and flanked by two hills affording lovely views of both the ocean and the city below. Though it now hosts an important international film festival each September, San Sebastian maintains its traditional feel year round in the casco viejo, or old town, where the cobbled streets are lined with some of Spain's best pintxos (Basque for "tapas") bars. Once an exclusive resort town for the wealthy including Queen Isabel II and Franco, this beautiful city maintains elements of its glamorous past as well as the charm and classic Basque identity it has always flaunted.

    Our excursion to San Sebastian will include a drive to Monte Urgull to admire the views, then to the classy seaside where you can have a walk along La Concha beach and admire its famous belle-epoque buildings, before exploring the casco viejo with its great pintxos bars to top your day off.

    Tour Type : Private Day Trip
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