2 guests:

490 €

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Panoramic View of San Sebastián & Pintxos

The most complete tour of San Sebastian. 2 in 1. Fusion of both “Panoramic View of San Sebastián” y “San Sebastian Pintxo Tour”. Get to the best places in San Sebastian, with some of the best views of the bay from east to west. Get to know the history, art and urban myths of the Basque Country. Finish in the best way possible, filling your belly and falling in love with Basque gastronomy.

What will we visit?

As we have already mentioned before, we will start the tour with the “Panoramic San Sebastian” tour. But after some good views of San Sebastian and with a bit of hunger… we go for pintxos to the Old Town!

san sebastian beach

LA CONCHA, POSTAL DE REYES

We will start our tour through San Sebastian with the iconic Bay of La Concha, close to the town hall and Nautical Club. Both buildings are used as a reference to comment on the City’s Belle Epoque and to understand why it is appealing to visit. “Your honor! The carriage awaits, everything has been prepared for your dip at the beach!”
To continue our tour, two marked Cathedrals, The first situated in El Buen Pastor, 19th century neogothic influence. The second, an old basilica of the 18th century, located in the old town, baroque style. Both cathedrals aligned perfectly door to door. Followed by a location a bit more sacred: the farmers’ market. The Market of Saint Martin is a product of the people: an expression of the coming together of the ocean and the land, local product. Where the Basque people come day by day to provide their clients with only the best produce.

san sebastian surfing

SAN SEBASTIAN SURFING. SALTY MIST & ROCK ´N´ROLL

After visiting Plaza Gipuzkoa, let’s have a look at the luxurious Hotel Maria Cristina, bathed in the richest architecture. By its side, The Royal Theatre of Victoria Eugenia, followed by crossing the bridge of the Urumea River to Gros, the city’s most notorious neighborhood.
Surfing, and beautiful people. Cool hamburger joints and local beer. All this merging with attorney law firms, car shops and delicious bakeries. Young, fresh and hip. LIFE. Won’t you enjoy a coffee, or fresh white wine from our lands? Quick! Smile, let’s take a quick foto! CHEEEESE!

san sebastian pintxos

SAN SEBASTIAN PINTXOS: MAKE WAY AT THE BAR, I’VE ARRIVED

San Sebastian is Michelin Star, Juan Mari Arzak or Subijana, fine dining cutlery and a sommelier proposing to try some notable wine. But San Sebastian is also about eating standing up, have a bite over here, over there, and little more over there, let’s have another one of those pintxos you love and pass over to a succulent ice cream not even Italy can compare. All this commotion between the Old Town and the Port. There we will take you, and there we will toast. “TOPA!”

Vistas Concha

THE BEST VIEWS OF LA CONCHA BAY

Quickly now! Take your camera out, the photo will be worth it. After you’ve had breakfast, we will drive from your point of pickup to the peak of Mount Igueldo, just passing by the majestic villas of Ondarreta neighborhood. The road that takes us up the mountain leads us past the famous Rekondo Restaurant. At the peak, Igueldo’s Vintage Amusement Park, with some of the best views of San sebastian Bay. “Look over there, Who lives in that grand palace? What about over there, can you see those majestic peaks in Spain? How about the longest beach on the French Coast?

The Comb of the Wind

THE WIND COMB SCULPTURE and THE ROYAL PALACE

An open Plaza facing the Ocean (Luis Peña Ganchegui) and three sculptures exposed to the wind (Eduardo Chillida)… this will be our next stop, the visit is located at the western point of La Concha Beach, at the end of The Royal Tennis Club Walkway. This is without a doubt one of the most iconic and harmonious views of San Sebastian, a museum embracing the sky, where waves, metal and rocks merge together… as they will with you.

From here, to the Palace of Miramar, the previous summer residence of S.M Queen Maria Cristina. The building was designed by an English architect, with floral gardens leading to the brink of the shore.

kursaal

ZURRIOLA SURF BEACH and THE KURSAAL, FROM SAGÜÉS NEIGHBORHOOD

We will move our way to the Wall of Sagüés to get a better view of Zurriola Beach, notorious for its surfing. This beach was widened in 1994. It wasn’t until that very year that a stone barrier was installed, creating an agreeable beach for the people of San Sebastian.

Teenagers competing in volleyball tournaments. Surfers bobbing afloat, waiting to catch the very next wave. European Tourists kissed by the hot summer sun.

Speculate from the Sea wall and perhaps get another glimpse from the Kursaal Auditorium (Rafael Moneo), one of the city’s most controversial buildings. Some love it, some beg to differ. “What about you, what is your opinion? Let us walk and chat about it

What is a pintxo? If you are browsing through this website and interested in visiting San Sebastian, it is probable that you already know. For those unaware of what a pintxo is, short and briefly explained: it is a small two bite serving served in the Basque Country. Unlike tapas, a pintxo is for you and for you only. It can be served either cold or hot.

best pintxos san sebastian

PINTXO: A BROADER DEFINITION

¿Can you imagine a bar full of dozens of succulent bites to eat decorating the counter top? No? This would be an example of a bar which serves cold pintxos. If it is served hot, it is prepared at the moment of its order. A hot pintxo is usually a bit more labor entailed. Another way to describe a pintxo : a Basque tapa. Main difference between a Basque tapa and a normal Spanish tapa: the Spanish tapa is sometimes free. The Basque tapa, or pintxo… is never free.

“Pintxo Tour” Defined: a tour where guests are guided and brought to eat some of the finest pintxos and to drink Spanish wine. The tour is equivalent to a lunch or dinner, guided throughout the numerous local bars and restaurants.

best pintxos san sebastian

¿WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE GUIDED THROUGH A PINTXO TOUR?

Means listening to the guest. Tell us what wines you like, if you are up to lots of walking or just feel like relaxing at a bar. We can take you to all the secret corners of the old town, mold every experience to your liking. Tell us if you have any preference, something you may have read in an article or heard through friends. If San Sebastian is entirely new for you, don’t worry, you are in some of the best hands to get to know our gastronomic culture.

Being guided means that you don’t need to worry about anything at all!

pintxos bars san sebastian

YOU DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT ANYTHING

We know what specialties to ask for. Merging both classic and modern gastronomy styles. We know about the pintxos available only by seasons. We know how to get you out of your comfort zone and open you up to a whole new world of flavors and ingredients.

We also know how to toast with you, for a wonderful moment! Difficult to watch you enjoy the food, so we join in as well.

2 guests:

490 €

TOUR DETAILS

Private Tour

Pick up at Hotel

Additional Adult: +145€

Adicional (10-17 years): +85€

10 years and younger: No charge

Time: 10:00 or 16:30

Duration: 5 hours

Places: San Sebastián Centro, The Old Town , Gros, Mount Igueldo, The Wind Comb, Miramar, Sagüés

INCLUDED

Complete Pintxo Menu and Drinks for each guest

Local Guide

Transport

Water

NOT INCLUDED

⊗ Anything not previously mentioned

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