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La Concha Beach (Playa de la Concha) Tours

La Concha Beach (Playa de la Concha)
San Sebastian’s main crescent-shaped beach is of softest sand and punctuated at both ends by craggy hills: Monte Urgull to the east and Monte Igueldo to the west. Translating into English as ‘the shell’, La Concha was fundamental in the incarnation of San Sebastian as an elegant seaside resort favored by Spanish royalty back in the 19th century. 

The beach fills to bursting in the summer, when the bumpy waters of the Bay of Biscay are calm and pleasantly warm to swim in. Lifeguards are always on duty and there are showers and other facilities on the beach, making it safe and easy for families to enjoy a day on the sand. Two floating pontoons out in the bay are just the spot for sunbathing; beyond them the small, rocky islet of Santa Clara has a tiny beach that is a prime picnic spot and can be reached by motorboat or hired canoe.

Now backed by formal gardens, a brightly painted carousel, and a row of charming hotels, seafood restaurants and bars, the Paseo Nuevo promenade that runs the length of La Concha comes alive during the nightly paseo, when San Sebastian residents and tourists alike dress up and go out on the town.

Practical Info

Motorboats trundle back and forth to Santa Clara every half hour in the summer from El Muelle harbor at the east end of the beach. Canoes and pedalos can be hired by hour or by the day from a variety of venues along the beach.
Address: San Sebastian, Spain
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Small-Group Electric Bike Tour in San Sebastián

Small-Group Electric Bike Tour in San Sebastián

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Experience San Sebastian’s highlights and lesser-known delights on this small-group electric bike tour. Hop on an easy-to-ride bike and see more than you ever could on a walking tour as you travel along the city's large network of bike lanes. Discover La Concha, the Boulevard, and Monte Igueldo for bird’s-eye views, and explore often-overlooked districts such as the university and sports quarter. Ideal for first-time and short-on-time visitors, with a choice of departures.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$57.52
From
US$57.52
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Donostia - San Sebastián Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

Donostia - San Sebastián Hop On - Hop Off Sightseeing Tour

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Enhance your sightseeing in San Sebastián with a hop-on hop-off bus tour. Travel with ease between Playa de la Concha beach, Miramar Palace and other top attractions, and hop on and off at any of the city-wide stops. Alternatively, choose to stay on for the full loop and listen to the audio commentary to find out more about the Basque city.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$14.38
From
US$14.38
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Basque by Bike Small-Group Cycle Tour in San Sebastián

Basque by Bike Small-Group Cycle Tour in San Sebastián

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Explore the Basque history and quirky charm of San Sebastián on this bike tour. Cycle along beaches, rivers, battlefields, and bays with a savvy guide, passing by aristocratic palaces and avant garde pinxto bars along the way. With a relaxed pace and the flexibility to stop often, It's a great way to get acquainted with San Sebastián’s contrasting historic highlights and modern vibe.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$51.52
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US$51.52
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San Sebastian Top Pintxos Private Tour

San Sebastian Top Pintxos Private Tour

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Take part in the cherished Basque tradition of pintxos on this private food and walking tour in San Sebastian. Visit some of the seaside city’s best pintxos bars to savor the delicious bite-sized snacks just like locals do, paired with Spanish wine or beer. Between tastings, explore the most important landmarks of San Sebastian's old town, taking advantage of your private guide’s expertise to learn the history of the city that was named a European Capital of Culture in 2016. 
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$149.78
From
US$149.78
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Private San Sebastian City Walking Tour

Private San Sebastian City Walking Tour

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Enjoy a private city tour around San Sebastian’s historic center. Visit over 15 landmarks such as San Vicente Church and Plaza de la Constitución and learn about the history of each landmark from your informative guide. Finish the tour with a pintxo and a drink in one of the traditional bars of the old town.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$59.91
Price varies by group size
From
US$59.91
Price varies by group size
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Sunrise Sup tour & breakfast

Sunrise Sup tour & breakfast

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Looking for something a little out of the ordinary? For the early risers amongst you the Sunrise SUP private trip is a very special time to be out in the bay, with perfect glassy conditions and nobody around. Paddle board as the sun comes up and see San Sebastian from the sea. La Concha is a famous, picture postcard, natural bay right in the heart of the city. It`s surrounded by two white-sand beaches overlooked by Santa Clara Island. While the city's still sleeping we’ll will take you on a magical mystery tour, tailor-made to suit your level, stopping off for dips with a pit-stop on the island and breakfast. Its an incredible way to start the day.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$115.03
Price varies by group size
From
US$115.03
Price varies by group size
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History and flavors of San Sebastian with Lunch

History and flavors of San Sebastian with Lunch

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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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US$173.74
From
US$173.74

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of San Sebastian with official tour guide

Private 4-hour Walking Tour of San Sebastian with official tour guide

Discover San Sebastian, the 2016 European Capital of Culture, on a private 4-hour walking tour tailor-made for you. Stroll along Concha Beach; visit landmarks such as San Sebastian Cathedral and María Cristina Bridge; and enjoy views along Spain’s Basque Coast.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$203.70
Price varies by group size
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US$203.70
Price varies by group size
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San Sebastian Private Day Tour from Bilbao with Hotel or Cruise Port Pick-up

San Sebastian Private Day Tour from Bilbao with Hotel or Cruise Port Pick-up

San Sebastian is home to some of the best beaches of Spain’s Basque Country, but visiting on a group tour often means limited time for sightseeing and sunbathing. This private full-day tour from Bilbao offers plenty of time to explore the city or hit the beach, with private transport, a private guide, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$607.51
Price varies by group size
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US$607.51
Price varies by group size
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San Sebastian Private Sailing Tour

San Sebastian Private Sailing Tour

Donostia San Sebastian Sailing wants to share with you our passion for the sea , nature and sail navigation. of any topics, we try to make things different and avoid crowds and always enjoy the city from the best and most exclusive views. Always unparaleled and imposible to find anywhere except in our boat.
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  • 2 hours
From
US$269.60
Price varies by group size
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US$269.60
Price varies by group size

San Sebastian Private Sailing at La Concha Beach and Pasai Donibane

San Sebastian Private Sailing at La Concha Beach and Pasai Donibane

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Donostia San Sebastian Sailing wants to share with you our passion for the sea , nature and sail navigation. of any topics, we try to make things different and avoid crowds and always enjoy the city from the best and most exclusive views. Always unparaleled and imposible to find anywhere except in our boat.
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  • 4 hours
From
US$396.22
Price varies by group size
From
US$396.22
Price varies by group size

Private 4-hour City Tour of San Sebastian with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up

Private 4-hour City Tour of San Sebastian with Hotel or Cruise Port pick-up

San Sebastian is one of the coolest cities along Spain’s Basque Coast, but visiting on a group tour often means limited time for sightseeing. This private 4-hour tour is tailor-made for you, with private transport, a private guide, and an itinerary tailored to your preferences. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$446.94
Price varies by group size
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US$446.94
Price varies by group size
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Private City Tour of San Sebastian with introduction to Pintxos Culture

Private City Tour of San Sebastian with introduction to Pintxos Culture

Enjoy this completely personalized private tour of San Sebastian and enjoy their most important monuments and sights. Take this opportunity to get to know San Sebastian in this experience with your own private official tour guide, comfortable in your private vehicle. Get to personalize your own experience. The tour will include an introduction to the pintxos culture of San Sebastian, including 2 pintxos and 1 drink per person in the last part of the tour.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$455.33
Price varies by group size
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US$455.33
Price varies by group size
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Hidden Parks and Palaces of San Sebastian Walking Tour

Hidden Parks and Palaces of San Sebastian Walking Tour

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Tour some of the less-visited gardens, parks, and palaces of San Sebastian on this small-group walking tour. Spend about three hours following your guide to sights such as Cristina Enea, Amara, Aiete Park, Miramar, and others. End your tour with an included drink, over which you can enjoy an intimate chat with your small group.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$41.94
Price varies by group size
From
US$41.94
Price varies by group size
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San Sebastian 4 - Hour Sailing Experience

San Sebastian 4 - Hour Sailing Experience

Enjoy the beauty of San Sebastian on this private sailboat ride. Sail away from the hustle and bustle of the city and relax while enjoying beautiful views of the picturesque Campestre Sea and the San Sebastian skyline from a unique strategic position. Soak up the sun on the deck, enjoy a glass of txacoli and relax while the captain guides the sailboat along the picturesque coast of the Basque country.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$1,070.43
per group
From
US$1,070.43
per group

Self-guided Discovery Walk in San Sebastian’s Old Town: the foodie trail!

Self-guided Discovery Walk in San Sebastian’s Old Town: the foodie trail!

Feel passionate about food and authentic city experiences? This short self-guided discovery walk created by our co-founders, Wendy and Kristina, takes you our favourite spots in San Sebastian’s Old Town (Parte Vieja). Solve location-based riddles to unlock interesting facts about the city and delicious recommendations for pintxos bars. If you have more time, try the extended version of this walk - it's the other experience we offer in the San Sebastian. This playful walk across San Sebastian sharpens your senses and encourages you to appreciate the most wonderful – and often hidden – details around you. Whether you know San Sebastian or just start exploring here, this experience gives you a perspective on discovery that will inspire your curiosity wherever you go next. You can fully enjoy this experience of connecting with the city while staying in your own group.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$21.57
per group
From
US$21.57
per group

Best open Food tour, Top

Best open Food tour, Top "Pintxos" in San Sebastian

Experience the famous bar hopping tour tasting couple of pintxos, basque tapas, drinking local wine while gathering with locals in the old town of San Sebastian. Visit some of San Sebastian's best pintxo bars with a food-culinary expert guide on this amazing and fun tour. Enjoy the tour as a local on our private small group of just you, which means you can get to know the real taste of some typical San Sebastian pintxos. Amazing tastes of local different pintxos and wines, beers or soft drinks Learn about the culinary-gastronomy culture of San Sebastian Visit bars and restaurants like a local
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  • 2 to 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$137.80
From
US$137.80
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Social Impact Small-Group Food Tour in San Sebastian

Social Impact Small-Group Food Tour in San Sebastian

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This is a foodie immersion in real, ordinary San Sebastian to get a real sense of community, understand how locals live and eat as you learn about local history and culture. With every person that joins the tour, I help a person in need by donating a meal to the city's soup kitchen, you eat one you feed one! It's a 3h walking, where there's mostly eating and less than 10 mins-walk between each stop. We’ll go to 5 specially selected stops within two different neighbourhoods. You'll indulge and learn all about the unique culinary tradition of going out for pintxos! Pintxos pronounced 'pin-choss', these are different from tapas and imbedded in Basque culture. I'm going to show you how to navigate the local food scene and eat the best that this city has to offer. This experience is the kind of tour for people who hate the word 'tour' and genuinely travel for food and really want to get immersed in the culture and have fun.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$150.82
From
US$150.82

Adaptive Kayaking Lessons

Adaptive Kayaking Lessons

At Bask for All, we encourage people of all ages and abilities to try kayaking with us. We invite you to enjoy this paradise for paddle lovers with incredible views of the city from La Concha Bay.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$114.67
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US$114.67

3 Day Basque Country Private Tour

3 Day Basque Country Private Tour

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Maximize time in the Basque Country with a 3-day private tour. Explore San Sebastian with a local guide, including sampling Txakoli white wine and visiting a private gastronomic society. Venture beyond San Sebastian with excursions to Biarritz, San Juan de Luz, and Hendaya in the French Basque region. Finish the multi-day tour in Bilbao, including the Guggenheim museum.
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  • 3 days
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$1,018.50
Price varies by group size
From
US$1,018.50
Price varies by group size
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Open Food & Wine tours in San Sebastian

Open Food & Wine tours in San Sebastian

This is a unique way to experience the famous bar hopping tour tasting pintxos, basque tapas, drinking local wine or beer, while gathering with locals in the old town of San Sebastian. Visiting some of San Sebastian's best pintxo bars with a food-culinary expert guide on this amazing and fun tour. Enjoy the tour as a local on our small groups, which means you can get to know the real taste of some typical San Sebastian pintxos. Amazing tastes of local different pintxos and wines, beers or soft drinks Learn about the culinary-gastronomy culture of San Sebastian Taste the real food along the street bars and restaurants like a local!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$59.91
From
US$59.91
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Highlights of the Basque Country 4-Day Private Tour

Highlights of the Basque Country 4-Day Private Tour

Discover the main attractions like a local in 4 days! 4 Full day tours along the basque country. Visiting the main touristic places as well as of the track ones which only local people know.
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  • 4 days
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
US$1,186.25
From
US$1,186.25
Taking safety measures

History and flavors of San Sebastian for Dinner

History and flavors of San Sebastian for Dinner

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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
From
US$173.74
From
US$173.74

City tour, bike ride

City tour, bike ride

Perfect plan to visit the city in a different and fun way. The tour begins from our small store in the center steps from the old town of Donosti, we offer the city tour, historical 2h.30, will go to the "wind comb" along the bay, where our guide will tell you history pedaling through all the main and essential points and corners of the city, Along the way you will learn about art, gastronomy and its history behind the sculptures enjoying its incredible landscape. Discover Donostia, San Sebastian like a Donostiarra!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
From
US$46.73
From
US$46.73

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