San Sebastián express tour: see the whole town

Available every day. Departures at 11:00 and 18:00. Flexible departures on request.

64 € / person

 20 km

 20 places of interest

 2:30 horas

Languages

Spanish, English and Basque.

Itinerary

Teatro Victoria Eugenia – Paseo Nuevo – Plaza de Gipuzkoa – Avenida de la Libertad – Puente de Santa Catalina – Avenida de Miracruz – Avenida de Navarra – Zurriola – Kursaal – Boulevard – Alderdi Eder – Paseo de la Concha – Paseo de Ondarreta – Funicular de Igeldo – Avenida de Zumalakarregi – Paseo de la Concha – Calle San Martín – Catedral del Buen Pastor – Paseo del Urumea – Hotel Maria Cristina

Practical information

  • The vans can carry a maximum of 8 guests plus the driver.
  • Children up to 7 years travel free. Baby and child seats available.
  • Departure point in the centre of San Sebastián. We can also arrange pick-ups from guests’ accommodation. Available on request.

Includes

  • Pick-up and 2.5-hour guided tour. Departure and end point in the centre of San Sebastián.
  • Picnic lunch: gourmet Spanish omelette pintxo and drink (water, wine, txakolí, beer or soft drink).
  • Driver and insurance.

Does not include

  • Cost of funicular (€1.70).

If it’s your first time in the town, what better way to see it than with a 2.5-hour tour in a VW Kombi. SWAP THE TOURIST BUS OR TRAIN FOR A VINTAGE VOLKSWAGEN.

Take an unconventional trip through the streets of the town. We make every effort to create the perfect experience of San Sebastián and the Basque Country for our guests.

French Basque Coastal Route

Available every day.

127 € / person

 30 km

 4 places of interest

 5 hours

Languages

Spanish, English and Basque.

Itinerary

San Sebastian – Hondarribi – Hendaia – San Juan de Luz – Biarritz

Practical information

  • The vans can carry a maximum of 8 guests plus the driver.
  • Children up to 7 years travel free. Baby and child seats available.
  • Departure point in the centre of San Sebastián. We can also arrange pick-ups from guests’ accommodation. Available on request.

Includes

  • Pick-up and 5-hour guided tour. Departure and end point in the centre of San Sebastián. (Option to add a surf experience to the tour.)
  • Picnic lunch: gourmet Spanish omelette pintxo and drink (water, wine, txakolí, beer or soft drink).
  • Driver and insurance.
  • Tolls.

Does not include

  • Surfboard rental.

To the north, Iparralde or the French Basque Country is a natural and thriving example of what the wider Basque region was like long ago.

We’ll make our first stop in Hondarribia, a small and charming coastal town packed full of tradition. Towards the sea awaits the peaceful town of Hendaye, famous for its beach, its summer houses and Château d’Abbadie. We’ll follow the coastal road which, peppered with beaches and cliffs, is reminiscent of California and its famous Highway One. A few kilometres further north lies the charming town of Saint Jean de Luz with its neat historic centre, beautiful Church of San Juan Bautista and high-class atmosphere. The costal road eventually takes us to Biarritz, a tourist destination for many high-society types. Think Paris in miniature coupled with a surf-meets-belle-epoque ambience. It’s a crazy, diverse, vibrant and thriving town.

Practice your “Oh la la” and “merci beaucoup”. If you’re in San Sebastián for a few days, this tour will give you a contrast of cultural flavours and leave a great aftertaste!

Small fishing and surfing towns of the coast

Available every day.

127 € / person

 30 km

 5 places of interest

 4:30 hours

Languages

Spanish, English and Basque.

Itinerary

San Sebastian – Zarauz – Getaria – Zumaia – Deba

Practical information

  • The vans can carry a maximum of 8 guests plus the driver.
  • Children up to 7 years travel free. Baby and child seats available.
  • Departure point in the centre of San Sebastián. We can also arrange pick-ups from guests’ accommodation. Available on request.

Includes

  • Pick-up and 4.5-hour guided tour. Departure and end point in the centre of San Sebastián.
  • Picnic lunch: gourmet Spanish omelette pintxo and drink (water, wine, txakolí, beer or soft drink).
  • Driver and insurance.

Does not include

  • Entrance to Balenciaga Museum.

Between Deba and Zumaia lies an internationally-famous treasure: the Basque Coast Geopark and its flysch, a capricious formation of successive layers of rock which the action of the sea has left exposed. This formation is like an open book, revealing the biological and geological changes which the Earth has undergone over the last 50 million years. Visit one of the region’s most magnificent natural sites. Scenes from Game of Thrones have been filmed in the area, and the film Ocho Apellidos Vascos also shot scenes at the Hermitage of San Telmo in Zumaia.

The Basque coast is part of the Geopark, an area which conserves and protects nature. You’ll find the most spectacular natural landscapes here, including the flysch, which constitutes one of the most important geological outcroppings on the planet. The flysch formation—also known as the ‘great encyclopaedia’—reveals more than 60 million years of the Earth’s history.

Many of the hills in this zone are carpeted with txakoli vineyards. This young white wine is the ideal accompaniment to seafood or fish. Getaria is a charming town. Despite being small, it enjoys well-deserved fame owing to its mouse-shaped headland, grilled fish and illustrious sons: Juan Sebastián Elcano, the seafarer who completed the first circumnavigation of the Earth, and the fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga, whose namesake museum houses an exceptional collection of many of his magnificent creations.

Zarautz can claim to have the longest beach in the Basque Country which, at two and a half kilometres, is one of the most extensive on the entire Cantabrian coast. If the surf’s up, you’ll see dozens of surfers trying to catch the waves, and it’s here where the pioneers of this sport in the Basque Country emerged in the 1960s.

Go on an unforgettable trip and take in the sheer size of the nature around you.

Let yourself be carried along—literally!

Tailored tours

A made-to-measure experience for exploring more unusual places.

Special conditions

We understand that certain situations, such as flight delays and inclement weather, are beyond our control. Under these circumstances we can modify your booking. From time to time, the unpredictable weather of the area can affect our tour routes and outdoor stops. Van Basque reserves the right to cancel tours or move these to other dates and times.

We reserve the right to cancel the tour if only one guest has booked. If we cancel the tour, the guest will be entitled to a full refund.

Guests should be aware that, unless they have booked all seats in the van, other people may be in their tour group. We are delighted to offer private tours and special group charters. Contact us for more information and to book.

If you have any questions, you can contact us by phone on +34 640 932 818 or email us at hi@vanbasque.com

Other services

Corporate events

Weddings and private functions