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Maria was our guide for what was scheduled to be the Half-day Walking tour on the Way of Saint James. But as my wife and I were the only clients for this tour, and the trail was slick and muddy in spots, Maria easily modified the tour to be more in-line with our interests. After a brief walk on the Way' and a chance to talk to the pilgrims we encountered, we decided to instead take a bus to Maria's charming village. We learned much of the Basque culture and their fishing/farming traditions, enjoyed calamares frites and wine at their harbor, and returned to San Sebastián by bus for a walking tour of old town. I recommend Maria highly, and this tour in general --- but, be aware that access to the Way is via many steep steps, and the Way itself can be slick and/or rocky. We wore our tennis shoes, but hiking boots would have been better. The Way has been used since medieval times -- I admire the dedication and stamina of those pilgrims. That must have been some mighty nutritious gruel!
Excellent activity to do while in San Sebastian! We really enjoyed our hike and the nature and views was absolutely breathtaking. It was very interesting for us to experience even in a small dose the Camino de Sandiago and also to hear the history of the camino, of the Basque country and its people by our lovely guide Maria. Maria was a fantastic person, full of love for her home country and we couldn't ask for a better guide. It was fun!
A wonderful tour with a special mention for our guide, Maria, who was superb, many thanks.
The best tour I and #39;ve done. It was raining a bit when I arrived and Oihana offered to do a different hike, but I was happy to risk it. Oihana is a lovely young woman and is extremely nice. She and #39;s passionate about here country and is quite knowledgeable.
Very very happy with everything. 11/10
I think this is a good value tour. It rained most of the day, so we were not able to fully experience all that was advertised, but that is not something that can be helped. I liked our guide - he was warm, friendly and had a lot of information. Since we had both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking participants, he had to provide information in both languages. I was in the back of the van and it was very difficult to hear him. I would not do this again unless I knew there was amplification through a microphone. I missed quite a bit of what the guice had to say. Also, he never did introduce himself - so I don't know his name.
Doing what: San Sebastian and Biarritz
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The trip was worth it and the English translation was well done.
An issue we had was the WEB site doesn't tell you in advance that they do not accept E-Invoice and you need a paper invoice,which is required . The company, which Viator WEB site refers you where to go for a printed copy, does not have an office at the address you are referred to. Thanks to the local tourist Office rep and the bus driver, who used common sense, allowed us to receive the pass after wasting over an hour.
Doing what: San Sebastián Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
Lovely guide Maria was punctual, friendly, ready to answer any questions and enthusiastic. Very willing to give recommendations too. Short enough climb and good pace set for the walk. Gorgeous views of the ocean, cliffs and wildlife along the way. As we expected to cover a good distance because the tour was 5 hours long, we weren't surprised at the 7km ish trail set for us. Very much enjoyed!
We had a wonderful half day with Maria. She was extremely knowledgeable, gave us lots of information on the history that was very interesting and gave us context. She was very personable, sensitive to our level of fatigue, careful where the path was rocky, and got us back to Town right on time. I loved the walk.
What a wonderful tour !We enjoyed the hike , even though it was drizzling with rain.
- We were given the choice to walk or participate in an alternative tour. Our group chose to continue with the hike .The history sharing was very interesting, politics and the scenery and bird life amazing. Our guide Oihana was Basque with excellent knowledge ,great English and easy to understand.When Cold and tired after the hike we concluded the hike at Pasai Donibane with yummy Pintxos.
An extra bonus was the quaint boat ride from San Pedro to Donibane!
A great insight and introduction into Spain's history, culture and the St James way!
No good!! 130 euros for two of us for a very short tour..a little under two hours and some very average pinxtos, sometimes it was not even what our guide promised....no squid ink in the risotto, and we never had the ox cheeks we were told about! We were also given some insider knowledge to not order cold pinxtos as the hot stuff was made to order ...solid advice but then two out of five of the pinxtos were cold!!! Our guide was fun but admitted she was new to the job..and it showed. Having been to some pinxtos bars ourselves we estimate the cost of the combined food and drink to be around 35 euros for the two of us...making the price for the tour outrageous.... Plenty of better deals to be had either going it alone or with other tours that offer more bang for your buck, was expecting this tour to be a real highlight of my trip to Spain and instead I feel ripped off...avoid.
Doing what: San Sebastián Food Tour: Pintxos and Wine
Our guide Unai was great and answered all of our many questions while driving expertly along some windy roads! The tour itself was nice and as we had good weather it made all the difference.
This was a nice tour and I found it to be pretty useful. Although San Sebastián is not a huge city, a lot of the locations that are worth seeing are far away from the center. I sat on the bus for a panoramic view and learned about the city's history. Overall, it was worth the cheap asking price.
Doing what: San Sebastián Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour
This was the best thing we did in San Sebastian, a great trip with beautiful scenery and a very knowledgable guide.
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