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Private Pintxos and Wine Tour in San Sebastián
"Follow your guide through Old Town and the city center of San Sebastian. Go from bar to bar  tasting five pintxos (Basque tapas) paired with five Spanish wines (water and soft drinks available). Experience an introduction to the city its food and wines. Enjoy a casual dinner in a quaint bar while learning about the local customs and tasting the best specialties.""""Spoil your senses with the best pintxos Basque tapas
From EUR105.00
 
San Sebastian and Basque Coast Day Trip From Bilbao
"This Basque Country private tour begins with a guided tour of San Sebastian. We will walk along the La Concha beach on the way to the old part of the city. Your private tour guides will point out historical points of interest including the Catedral de Bu the Basilica de Santa Maria and the plaza constitución in the center of the old quarter of the city.The tour also includes a visit to the picturesque outlook of Mt. Igeldo overlooking the entire city of San Sebastian. A stop in the fishing port o with its famous rock formations containing fossils that date back some 100 million years. Here you will find some of the most breathtaking vistas in the entire Basque Country.Throughout this tour of San Sebastian and the Basque coast we will stop some visually stunning photo opportunities and easy treks (if desired).""""The San Sebastian City and Coastal Tour gives you the opportunity to experience the amazing Basque city of San Sebastain. San Sebastian is one of the most beautiful and elegant cities in Europe. The city has some of the best gourmet pintxo (tapas) bars i a quaint old quarter
From EUR175.00
 
San Sebastian Cycling Tour
"Your tour will start at the city centre. From this point you will have an overview of the main areas of the city. Your guide will explain the history of the city and how fate changed its' path. You will also see the fishing part the commercial part and the elegant 'belle epoque' areas. Your tour will then follow the bike path along La Concha beach up to the palace of Queen Maria Cristina before arriving at Ondarreta beach. Here your tour guide will teach you how Sebastian designed its transportation services in order to be eco friendly and bike friendly although the point where nature and civilisation met. You will then discover Basque modern art before exploring one of the city’s most authentic neighbourhoods and discovering a secret passage that connects two parts of the city. Following the Urumea your tour will pass by beautiful villas and bourgeois palaces. You will also discover Kursaal a building that’s linked with a kind of dark past. The last neighbourhood you will visit is the Gros district. There you will get to enjoy the wild of the ocean and admire some brave surfers along Zurriola Beach. You will follow the bike path back th and see San Sebastian from a different perspective."
From EUR40.00

More Local Customs in San Sebastián

Olentzero - the Basque Santa Claus!

Whilst walking around the streets of Bilbao and San Sebastian in December 2012, we saw that many buildings (both apartment blocks and businesses) had Santa Claus figures scaling the walls, climbing...
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SWFC_Fan
Oct 20, 2014

Tapas on the Bar

One of the most pleasurable aspects of visiting San Sebastian is the myriad of bars and restos selling tapas (also knowns as pintxos) right off of the bar (they are on plates). Every tapas bar I have...
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Roadquill
Dec 27, 2012

Eating Pintxos in the Old Town

San Sebastian is famous for its extra-delicious tapas which are called pintxos here. You can't walk through the old town without coming across the mouth-watering smell of pintxos such as doughballs...
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King_Golo
Sep 13, 2011

Street Tiles

One of the benefits of building a new extension to the city according to a preconceived plan is that you can correct mistakes and inconvenient features of the old city. In general, Spanish planners...
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mikey_e
Jan 06, 2009

Food

Pintxos(tapas), chased down with the fizzy regional white wine, txakoli, are a religion here; bars in the old city spread an array of enticing tidbits on toothpicks or bread. In the harbour, many...
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unexplored
Aug 30, 2005

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

IF YOU WANT TO SEE SOMETHING DIFFERENT, OUR SPECIAL DAY IS JANUARY 20TH. A BIT COLD, BUT IT IS SPECTACULAR SEEING THE 'TAMBORRADA'. CHILDREN AND ADULTS PLAYING THEIR DRUMS THROUGH THE WHOLE DAY IN...
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lutxu
Jun 20, 2005
 
 
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Basque language (Euskera)

This language is one of the bigger mysterys of the linguistics. Today, is not related with any other language. The origins are unknown, although there are several theories. Is true that this language...
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Peret
May 01, 2004

Spanish or Basquen?

We can't forget, there's a political conflict in this land. What means this for a traveler? I think is not a problem. In my experience, i have always feld wellcome. People was always polite with me....
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Peret
Sep 20, 2003

Basque language today

500000 people, more or less, have the basque language as first language. You can see in the map the distribution. San Sebastián is the biggest city where you can hier it often, although is more spoken...
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Peret
Sep 20, 2003

Donostia Film Festival

Every year around 3th week of September ..the grogeous and famous Kursaal lodge the actors and actresses around the world for its international film festival...in few words Bollocks !!
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DPando
Sep 20, 2005

This is a typical dance; I...

This is a typical dance; I don't know its name, but dancers are dressed like the ones who dance flamenco...
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lolitajane
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in San Sebastián

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Paseo Republica Argentina, 4, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque, E-20004, Spain
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Avda de Ategorrieta 61, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque, 20013, Spain
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Vitoria-Gasteiz 1, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque, 20018, Spain
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Zubieta 2, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque, 20007, Spain
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15 Avenida Pio Baroja, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque, 20008, Spain
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Avenida Zumalacarregui 21, San Sebastian-Donostia, Basque, 20008, Spain
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Things to Do Near San Sebastián

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Plage Côte des Basques

the Plage Côte des Basques beach is the biggest beach in Biarritz and is one of the 7 beaches in Biarritz. It is connected with Plage Marbella and it provides about 3 kilometers of pebble line beaches...
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Top 5 San Sebastián Writers

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mikey_e

"La Perla de la Concha"
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andal13

"Donostia"
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Maillekeukeul

"Enter Spain through the Basque Country..."
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ilovespain

"My favorite place to visit in Spain"
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Prasnjavi

"Arratsalde on. Zer moduz?"
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