Maria is an enthusiastic guide whose energy really hyped the group for a great hike despite the gloomy weather in the beginning of the hike. She also picked an easier hiking trail where the steepest part of the hike was downhill. This was much appreciated by the group. She also answered all our questions regarding Basque culture by using her family as an example. She also recommended where to go for pintxos after we got back to San Sebastian. Love be the whole experience. Highly recommend. It,
Great tour! I would recommend anyone who enjoys a medium level of physical activity to join in!
Fabulous guide, Maria. Made our day despite the rainy and cloudy day. Lots of interesting knowledge and history.
Our Tour Guide Thomas, was very knowledgeable on all sorts of Spanish topics and particually the Camino Trail that we walked a part of. We enjoyed his company and the coastal views it offered.
The walk does require a level of fitness if it is to be enjoyed.
A must do if you are in San Sebastian.
The participant of this tour only my husband and I, We were lucky to Tomasz of Urban Adventures as our guide. He was so pleasant and patient to guide us in our pace. We had a very nice experience with him and enjoyed this tour. HIghly recommend this half day trip.
Our tour guide, Maria, was the BEST guide we've had on our 2 week trip to Spain. It's one thing to have such a knowledgable and friendly guide, but another to have a guide that would go out of her way to welcome you to her city AFTER the tour has ended. The views were breath taking, to say the least. There are a few stretches of physical challenges for the novice hiker. This is a hike where you will break sweat but reap the rewards of such effort.
Our guide, Maria, is very friendly and thoughtful guide. We enjoyed the hike very much despite the drizzle. She also gave us insight to the Basque culture and even tips on how to cook Spanish omelette!
We had a fantastic hike with our guide, Tomasz. HE was so pleasant and very knowledgable. we learned so much and enjoyed the hike and conversation. HIghly recommend this half day trip.
The tour guide was very knowledgeable and did a fantastic job! Its a must do tour.
Amazing tour led by Oihana from Urban Adventures. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and a pleasure to spend 1/2 a day with. We were lucky in that we were the only people on the tour, so my wife and I spent a wonderful morning hiking to Pasaia from San Sebastian. The hike was not too onerous, but also not for everyone. It was approx 6 miles from start to finish with about 500 or 600 feet of elevation change. The end of the tour we spent in a quaint village on the harbor of Pasaia and had some lovely views along the way. Highly recommend it!
The views along Saint James Way were stunning! HIGHLY RECOMMEND. We did this on our honeymoon and shared the trip with several other travelers. Maria, our tour guide, was FABULOUS! She shared a lot of history about the trail and even offered her opinions on restaurants, bars, shops, etc to visit during the rest of our trip.
The tour and guide maria we're amazing ! Would highly recommend. Great way to see the coastline, maria kept us informed along the way, which was also well shaded a blessing on a v hot day. Many thanks.
It was our most authentic experience in Basque country. Oihana, with Urban Adventures via Viator, was a very lovely guide and you could tell she had a real connection with the locals we met on our hike. The pintxos at the little fishing village at the end of the hike were amazing. The views were stunning. Definitely do this!
What a great hike we had.....san sebastian views are amazing,oihana our guide was fantastic! She guided with great knowledge that also came from the heart. Thankyou oihana you made my first hike a great experience
This is a definite must do!
Maria was our local tour guide for the Way of St. James Hiking Tour from San Sebastian to a neighboring village. Maria is an excellent and very knowledgeable guide. She knows the history of the Way of St. James and the local area, and is very personable. This is a hike on a trail, not a stroll on the beach or on the city streets. It can be steep and rocky in some places. Maria and my sister helped me to keep my footing, at times. Wear good shoes for hiking! Beautiful trail and views along the Way... The village was very nice with a lovely lunch at the end of the hike. Highly recommend Maria for a guide and the hike!
Oihana, with Urban Adventures via Viator, hosted me for a half-day walk on El Camino de Santiago de Compostela St. James Way. This was quite a feat, as it was pouring rain all morning and the other participants were no-shows. We were drowned rats by the end of it. Nevertheless, this was my only day to experience the Camino, so Oihana cheerfully escorted me up the muddy path over Monte Ulia to Pasajes San Juan, where we took a short ferry ride to the other side of the bay and had some delicious pintxos and a glass of txakoli local white wine at a local seafood restaurant. The views throughout the morning were fantastic. We then returned by bus to Donostia/San Sebastian.
Oihana is a friendly young woman with a bubbly and accommodating personality, and she was a delight as a tour guide. Her English is excellent, and as a Basque woman, she is full of local cultural, political, linguistic and literary knowledge. She recommended that I watch a comedy hit film, Ocho Apellidos Bascos. I couldnt find it, but I was lucky enough to find Ocho Apellidos Catalanes with the same actors on my flight home. It was very funny. Ill keep looking for the other one!
I highly recommend this tour with Urban Adventures, and I wish I could give Oihana six stars!
This to her was the highlight of our trip to Donostia San Sebastian, for two reasons. First, the scenery along the coast is absolutely spectacular. Second, our guide, Maria, was outstanding: she was warm, knowledgeable, and enthusiastic, and we learned a lot from her about local culture and history.
This tour was the highlight of our trip to Paris and northern Spain. Our guide Thomas seemed to know not only lots of local lore but most of the folks we met along the trail. The local wine and Tapas were a well deserved treat after our hike.
Oihand our tour guide was amazing, we experienced a little bit of rain but she made our trip a fun day out
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
A wonderful tour with a special mention for our guide, Maria, who was superb, many thanks.
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!
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