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Old Town (Parte Vieja)
Lying between El Muelle harbor and the River Urumea, San Sebastian’s Old Town has its origins in medieval times although it was largely rebuilt following the large-scale destruction of the city by fire in 1813. 

By day the Old Town is a maze of charismatic alleys and clusters of townhouses hosting the city’s chaotic daily Pescadería (fish market). The Municipal Museum San Telmo, the fine Gothic church of St Vincente and the Baroque basilica of Santa María del Coro are also found here, and much of the incessant action centers around the dynamic Plaza de la Constitución. This arcaded and balconied square was once a bullring and by night it buzzes with laughter and chatter from the numerous crowded bars and restaurants; this is the best place to sample pintxos, the famous Basque-country tapas of bite-size snacks on bread with typical toppings including peppers, tortilla, garlic prawns or cod.

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San Sebastian’s Old Town is always accessible, and its restaurants and bars stay open late into the night.
Address: San Sebastian, Spain
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14 Tours and Activities to Experience Old Town (Parte Vieja)

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Food Tours

San Sebastian Evening Pintxo Tour with Wine

Tantalize your taste buds with traditional Basque cuisine on a ‘pintxos’ (Basque tapas) tour of San Sebastiàn. Explore the winding streets of the atmospheric Old Town with a gastronomic guide and discover local haunts that serve the best pintxos in town. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of six exquisite eateries and sample styles ranging from classic to contemporary. Sip cider and fine wines designed to compliment each dish and enjoy the intimate atmosphere of this small-group tour, on which numbers are limited to 10 people.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Walking Tours

San Sebastian Walking Tour with Pintxo and a Drink

Stroll through the historic Old Town of San Sebastian with a guide on this walking tour. Through a guide's commentary, learn about the city's people, culture, architecture, and history. With a small group of just 15 people or fewer, travelers will enjoy personalized attention and the chance to ask questions on the tour, which will stop at a local bar for a round of pintxos (tapas) and a drink.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

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Evening Pintxo-Tapas Tour with a Local Expert

Visit some of San Sebastian's best pintxo bars with a culinary expert guide on this food tour. Travel with a small group of just eight people, which means you can get to know your host and fellow adventurers as you go. Taste some typical San Sebastian pintxos and listen to in-depth commentary on the local culinary culture.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Bike & Mountain Bike Tours

San Sebastian City Bicycle Tour

Visit the highlights of San Sebastian in a short amount of time on this guided bike tour. Cruise around the easy-to-bike city with a guide, stopping at more than 10 hotspots, including three beaches. This tour departs from a centrally located location at two convenient times, making it an easy to incorporate it into your day.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Food Tours

San Sebastian Lunch Time Pintxo Tour with Wine

Get a lesson in the art of pintxo eating with this mouthwatering food and wine walking tour in San Sebastian. Follow a foodie guide to several of the city’s best pintxo bars, where you’ll savor a hand-picked selection of Basque tapas paired with local wines and ciders. Featuring enough bite-size delicacies to make a hearty lunch and an intimate small-group atmosphere, it’s the perfect way to get a taste of San Sebastian's famous dining scene.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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History and flavors of San Sebastian for Lunch

With Discover San Sebastian you will walk through the city center and old town, visiting the most important places while learning our history and captivating anecdotes only known by locals. In an hour and a half, we will have time to see the main spots in town before tasting the variety of the best pintxos in the city. Each pintxo/tapas tour of Discover San Sebastian will be unique since your guide will decide the route that you will take based on your food preferences or allergies. In each bar that you visit, our guide will suggest a variety of pintxos and recommend the best drink that goes with your choice while explaining how to order and move around the old town like a local.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Hiking & Camping

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Camino Santiago coastal route, 3 day 4 nights self guided walking tour

A tailor fitted hiking experience along the most beautiful part of the northern Camino Santiago trail outlined by a professional hiking guide. 3 easy access day hikes with a duration of 3-4 hours and 10-15 km per day that everyone with a decent physical condition can do. We book your stay for 4 nights at small cozy hotels and BB:s along the way starting in San Sebastián and take care of your luggage being transported between the hotels. We also provide you with both maps and detailed hiking instructions as well as additional information for you to have the best experience possible.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Dining Experiences

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Accessible Pintxo Tour

San Sebastian is foodie heaven and local culture revolves largely around food. The prestigious travel guide “Ultimate Eatlist” from Lonely Planet has awarded the San Sebastián pintxos the title of best gastronomic experience in the world. The city has been a training ground for many great chefs. Enjoy the best pintxos (Basque tapas) in town walking through the city with us. You will taste a great selection of miniature bites, from traditional to modern and experimental pintxos.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Food Tours

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History and flavors of San Sebastian for Dinner

With Discover San Sebastian you will walk through the city center and old town, visiting the most important places while learning our history and captivating anecdotes only known by locals. In an hour and a half, we will have time to see the main spots in town before tasting the variety of the best pintxos in the city. Each pintxo/tapas tour of Discover San Sebastian will be unique since your guide will decide the route that you will take based on your food preferences or allergies. In each bar that you visit, our guide will suggest a variety of pintxos and recommend the best drink that goes with your choice while explaining how to order and move around the old town like a local.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Daily walking tour of San Sebastian

Truffling anecdotes in a casual atmosphere, told by a local guide. A quick view of San Sebastian with hints and advices for the rest of your time in the town. Go in a small groups. The tour has no slopes and it is easy to walk.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

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San Sebastián city tour with pintxo introduction

History meets Haute Cuisine in San Sebastián. A chance to experience both the most beautiful sights of San Sebastián as well as discover the gastronomic heart of the Basque Country. We start out on a historic walk around the old town and the city centre to get to know the town's history before visiting some of the most famous and distinguished pintxo restaurants in San Sebastián and enjoying a couple of signature pintxos with drinks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Day Trips

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San Sebastián private guide with transport, maximum 4 persons.

A full day customized tour with experienced private guide in and around the San Sebastián area. A highly customized tour where I design the perfect tour for smaller groups depending on their specific interests or needs. Private transport in air conditioned minivan included.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Cultural Tours

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SAN SEBASTIAN OLD TOWN PINTXO TOUR

Our pintxo tour will take you on a journey full of flavours. Explore the Basque culture through its delicious food and drinks, devour San Sebastian and its best pintxos, pairing them with excellent regional beverages. From the most traditional pintxos to the last avant-garde ones, discover the history of one of the culinary capitals of the world.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation

Cultural Tours

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ACCESSIBLE SAN SEBASTIAN CITY TOUR - MUSEUMS

Come to know the culture of San Sebastian, explore with us doing a city tour and visiting one of the main museums in the city with a knowledgeable local guide.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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