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Marvel at the scenic splendor of San Sebastian on a delightful day-trip from Bilbao. Wander the winding streets of the city’s Old Quarter to see antique architecture; pleasure your palate with Spanish specialties in the small fishing village of Hondarribia; and sink your toes into the silken sands of Biarritz, a sandy stretch declared the ‘Beach of Kings’ due to regular visits by European royalty. Convenient round-trip transportation from your hotel is included in this tour.   


  • Visit San Sebastian and Biarritz from Bilbao
  • Discover San Sebastian on a walking tour
  • Take stunning pictures from the top of mountain Igeldo
  • Stroll along the Beach of Kings in Biarritz
  • Enjoy a Spanish and French day
  • Professional guide

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What You Can Expect

San Sebastian and Biarritz

San Sebastian and Biarritz

Depart from your centrally located Bilbao hotel and climb aboard your comfortable, air-conditioned minivan. Travel through the seaside splendor of the region and arrive at San Sebastian, a city considered the Basque Country’s most beautiful; embark upon a panoramic city tour with your accomplished guide, wandering the narrow alleys of the historical quarter and viewing the iconic Igeldo Mountain. 

Next, venture closer to the French border in order to visit historical Hondarribia, a traditional town that boasts an ancient medieval fortress and a picturesque point. Explore the pretty pueblo independently and visit rustic restaurants recommended by your guide for lunch. 

Climb aboard a boat and cruise the curves of the coastline on your way to Hendaya, sailing over the shimmering sea and absorbing splendid sights. Return to the van and venture to Saint Jean De Luz, a quaint village located on the French Basque coast; visit the house of Louis XIV and the charming Church of Saint Jean Baptist after strolling the ambient streets.    

Finally, approach the soft and silken sands of Biarritz, affectionately termed the ‘Beach of Kings’ due to the quality of its blissful beach. Famed for the frequent visits of Napoleon III, Frank Sinatra and Gary Cooper, the enclave is a popular holiday destinations among locals. Relax during the ride back to Bilbao, where the tour concludes.  

Customer Reviews

Sophia K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

It was great!

William C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was really enjoyable. Only thing is with all the stops we made, the tour should be split into two separate tours. We did not have enough time to spend in each place. Our tour guide, Pedro was wonderful. Especially being so patient speaking in both English and Spanish. After seeing these places, we know we want to go back and spend more time there.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Excellent! Our guide, Pedro, is very knowledgeable of the region and made the tour educational and fun!

Marlene M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Pedro, our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of the cities we visited. He was able to work well with both English and Spanish translations. Felt we had ample time at the stops. The only downside was a brief shower at the beginning of San Sebastián then the sun came out


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Perfect trip that you should not miss.Pedro is very knowledgeable and very nice. Very well organized.

Julie R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

June 2015
This tour was a great experience and so much to see within 10 hours with our great guide Pedro.

Kai-Hsin C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Pedro was a warmhearted and fabulous guide. With passion in his work. Thanks to him, though the weather is bad, still enjoyed the trip!

Alexey B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

It's good that the excursion schedule wasn't very strict: we could ask to spend more time somewhere or to stop somewhere for taking pictures at some picturesque place that was not in the plan.
We liked the idea of crossing the border in two different ways (by car and by boat). We also enjoyed beatiful viewpoints and landscapes of Basque Country, and of course our guide telling a lot of stories. We didn't get bored for a single minute of this journey!

Patricia R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

A very full day. Everything well worth seeing. The guide was marvellous, cheerful, full of knowledge and happy to answer all questions.

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