Royals, Stars, And Surfers Best.Day.Ever. - San Sebastian

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Key Details

  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
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  • Departure Details :
    At the entrance to the Old City. In front of the main gate (the only one!) that is located at the beginning of the Puerto Kalea (Calle Puerto). We will be waiting for you in front of the gate, but fro.. read more


The trip promises to make this the best day ever, from knowing the local stories about how the city came into being to seeing some of the best attractions that the city has to offer. There is also a walking tour that will tell you all about the city’s past and also about current events.


  • Listen to tales about the events that have shaped San Sebastián over the past 200 years
  • Find out why aristocrats used to flock to this corner of Spain
  • Know why surfers today still love it See San Sebastian’s most iconic sites
  • See the stunning Old Town and beautiful La Concha Bay
  • Get an overview of the best things to see and do in the city during your stay.
  • Enjoy some of the best views of San Sebastián, from lookout spots recommended by locals.

Know More about this tour

Get a taste of San Sebastián’s past, present, and future on a walking tour that will show you the city’s many faces. Explore the areas that have helped to shape the evolution of the city and learn why this destination has always been a favourite spot for socialites and surf seekers alike. Your walking tour will start at Portaletas, one of the most characteristic (and okay, we’ll admit it, one of our favourite) places in San Sebastián, located at the crossroads of the old town and fishing district.

A visit here is your 101 lesson to understanding San Sebastián’s past and present, and its transformation from fishing port to summer resort. We’ll head from the port and through the battlefield of Monte Urgull before moving to the modern part of the city, where glamour and new world architecture meet. We’ll explore along the Urumea River and visit the Gros district, crossing a bridge that’s got some stories to tell: from the European aristocracy who crossed it to visit the casino, to the Hollywood stars that crossed it on their way to movie fesitvals, to modern-day vacationers heading to the shore to admire intrepid surfers.

Your San Sebastián tour will next lead you to the residential ensanche, the city expansion that was built when the old city walls where demolished, and that is today a fascinating commercial area for fashionistas and those who want to understand everyday life in a Basque city. You’ll see the cathedral before heading to La Concha Bay, a favourite spot for European summer vacations, and a tradition that has been passed down from generation to generation. And for a total now-and-then experience, you’ll see firsthand how San Sebastián has changed via old photographs compared with real-life tour stops (and with the help of some modern tablet technology). Want to recreate your own aristocrat or Hollywood socialite pose? We’ll help you with Instagram-worthy stops where you can mirror old views today — and we’ll even send you home with your own digital copies of retro photographs.

Note: Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge.


  • Local English-speaking guide


  • Items of a personal nature

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel between 0 hrs To 48 hrs before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 100%
  • If you cancel between 2 days To 180 days before scheduled tour departure, the cancellation charge will be 0%
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.