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Experience an unforgettable getaway to the captivating city of San Sebastian, immersing yourself in the rich culture and exquisite flavors of the Basque Country. Discover the vibrant streets and iconic landmarks of San Sebastian during a cultural visit, and venture on a day trip to Bilbao, where the renowned Guggenheim Museum awaits. Explore the breathtaking San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and soak in the history of Guernica.
Indulge in the allure of the Basque Coast with another day trip, visiting charming coastal villages like Getaria and Zumaia. Immerse yourself in the art of cheese making at a local farm, and delight in the refreshing flavors of txakoli at a traditional cellar.
For an exclusive experience, delve into the local culinary scene with a visit to a Gastronomic society, where you’ll have the opportunity to share authentic dishes with locals.
This customizable 7-day getaway to San Sebastian promises a perfect blend of culture, natural beauty, gastronomy, and exclusive experiences. Discover the soul and flavors of the remarkable Basque Country at your own pace.Less
Upon arrival in San Sebastian, you'll receive a warm welcome from our private transfer service, ready to whisk you away in a luxurious vehicle to your exceptional hotel located conveniently in the heart of the city.
Once you've settled into your accommodation, the rest of the day is yours to explore San Sebastian at your own pace.
If you're eager to fully immerse yourself in the local culture and indulge in the city's culinary delights, we highly recommend joining an evening Pintxo tour. Led by an expert local guide, this gastronomic adventure will take you on a delightful journey, allowing you to savor a variety of these marvelous typical bites while discovering the charming essence of the Basque city.
Join our expert guide as we explore the charming old part of San Sebastian, nestled by the Urgull Mountain, Urumeya River, and the picturesque Concha Bay. Immerse yourself in the blend of traditional and modern architecture that defines this iconic city.
Begin at The Constitution Square, where you'll uncover the intriguing story behind the numbered balconies that grace this renowned area. Continue your journey to the impressive 18th-century Santa Maria Basilica, and the Gothic-style San Vicente Church. As you wander through the old city, marvel at the bustling port with its fishing boats, the quaint fisherman houses, and the seafood restaurants brimming with the flavors of the sea.
To truly experience the vibrant pulse of San Sebastian, the tour culminates at a bar in the old city. Indulge in pintxos, the famous Basque bites, while savoring a glass of local wine, immersing yourself in the culinary culture for which San Sebastian is renowned.
Embark on a captivating day excursion from San Sebastian, immersing yourself in the rich diversity of the Basque region. Your private guide and driver will accompany you as you explore must-see highlights, including the iconic Guggenheim Bilbao, the medieval hermitage of Gaztelugatxe, and the symbolic town of Guernica.
The journey begins in Bilbao, where you'll visit the renowned Guggenheim Museum. Designed by architect Frank Gehry, this architectural masterpiece stands as a tribute to Bilbao's historical connection to the river, with its abstract ship shape and titanium panels resembling fish scales.
Continuing the adventure, you'll make a detour to San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a medieval hermitage perched on an island in the Bay of Biscay. Capture stunning photos of this enchanting location from two scenic viewpoints.
In the heart of the region, you'll explore Guernica, a city that symbolizes Basque nationalism and inspired Picasso's famous antiwar painting. Learn about its historical significance, as it was devastated by German aircraft during the Spanish Civil War in 1937.
Immerse yourself in the culture of La Rioja region during this captivating day excursion. Your private guide and driver will pick you up from your San Sebastian hotel, embarking on a scenic two-hour drive to the heart of La Rioja.
Explore a traditional boutique winery in the charming city of Haro, where you'll gain insight into the production process, visit the barrel room, and indulge in tastings of 3 to 4 exceptional wines paired with charcuterie.
Experience delightful tastings at two other small, family-owned cellars, savoring their genuine wines, each receiving over 90 Parker Points. Along the way, discover picturesque medieval villages and captivating rural landscapes adorned with prestigious vineyards.
Visit the fortified city of La Guardia, nestled atop a high hill, where stone houses stand above underground cave wine cellars. Capture external views and photos of iconic wineries like Marques de Riscal and Ysios, designed by renowned architects Gehry and Calatrava respectively.
For lunch, relish a traditional Riojan-style meal featuring hot and cold tapas, perfectly paired with the region's exquisite wines.
Experience an exclusive culinary journey into the heart of Basque gastronomic traditions. Gain access to the Sociedad Gastronómica, a members-only cooking club where Basques gather to cook, dine, and socialize, preserving their rich culture and recipes.
Start the day with a visit to San Sebastian Central Market, handpicking seasonal products from local farmers and producers. Then, in a traditional private Gastronomic Society, cook and savor these ingredients, immersing yourself in the Basque way of cooking.
With a glass of local wine in hand, prepare delicious dishes showcasing the market's bounty, including seasonal produce, charcuterie, fresh vegetables, fish, and seafood. Delight in the flavors of the land and embrace the camaraderie and profound passion for gastronomy that defines Basque cuisine.
Experience a private day excursion from San Sebastian to the enchanting fishing village of Getaria and its scenic countryside. Your knowledgeable guide and driver will collect you from your hotel, guiding you along the breathtaking Cantabrian coast.
Discover a charming sheep farm nestled in rolling hills, where you'll learn about and taste the renowned Idiazabal cheese. Engage in the cheese-making process using fresh milk and indulge in a tasting of four cheeses paired with cider or wine.
Immerse yourself in the local wine culture with a visit to a family-run txakoli winery, situated on terraces overlooking the ocean. Uncover the secrets of crafting this sparkling and subtly briny wine, complemented by tuna, chorizo, and chili peppers.
In the captivating fishing village of Getaria, stroll through cobbled streets with your guide, admiring the traditional fishermen's houses adorned with wooden balconies. Delight in a satisfying lunch at a restaurant specializing in grilled fish, savoring the essence of the sea.
As your time in the Basque Country comes to an end, it's time to bid farewell to your hotel and embark on a private transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
We sincerely hope that your stay in San Sebastian has been filled with delightful experiences.