Tours in Donostia/San Sebastián
Walks, cycling, and guided tours by land or sea
ESSENTIAL SAN SEBASTIÁN
Duration: approx 2hrs. Price: €10, under-12s free.
Walking tours of the city’s most emblematic sights and monuments, accompanied by a professional guide. Some of the places visited include the Boulevard, Plaza de la Constitucíon, San Vicente Church, the Basilica of Santa María, the port, the town hall, Plaza Gipuzkoa and Teatro Victoria Eugenia.
A TASTE OF SAN SEBASTIÁN
Starts: 11.30am. Duration: approx 2hrs. Price: €18, under-12s free.
A professional guide takes you on a walking tour of the most important sights of Donostia/San Sebastián, uncovering some of its best-kept secrets and little-known anecdotes. A pinxto and a drink in three of the old town’s bars is included, along with information about the rich gastronomic heritage of the city.
SAN SEBASTIÁN AND THE CINEMA
Starts: 11.30am Duration: approx 2hrs. Price: €14, under-12s free.
A guided walking tour inspired by the stars of the silver screen, most specifically those who have visited and fallen in love with the city. See it as Woody Allen, Pedro Almodóvar, Bette Davis, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Sigourney Weaver or Alfred Hitchcock did in their day. Donostia/San Sebastián becomes the world capital of cinema every year during the International Film Festival, which has a knock-on effect well beyond the festival dates, and has provided a rich tapestry of stories. The tour includes entry into the Hotel María Cristina (where the stars normally stay) and Teatro Victoria Eugenia, as well as a pintxo and drink at Oquendo, the bar favoured by celebrities.
On your bike
Donostia/San Sebastián is the perfect city for cycling: the terrain is relatively flat, and what’s more it has an extensive network of cycling tracks and bicycle lanes. These include scenic routes, such as the one that runs along the seafront between the beaches of Zurriola and Ondarreta, or the one that follows the course of the Urumea river. The city has a public cycle hire service called D-Bizi as well as other rental companies.
BICICLETAS ALAI: Av. de Madrid, 24, sótanos - local 12 (Amara Berri). T. 94 347 00 01
BICI RENT DONOSTI: Av. de Zurriola, 22 (Gros) T. 94 327 11 73
GROSGREEN: Peña y Goñi, 3 (Gros) T. 94 328 89 40
D-BIZI: This is a municipal bike loan service, with nine stops all over the city. Ticket cards on sale at Boulevard, 8
Land and sea
DONOSTI TOUR TOURIST BUS
A one-hour trip though the city’s beaches, landscapes, history and gastronomy on a bus that departs from Teatro Victoria Eugenia.
Departures from Paseo de la República Argentina.
Valid for 24 hours
T. 696 42 98 47 / T. 94 344 18 28
These catamaran tours offer half-hour boat trips along La Concha Bay and the stunning nearby coast.
Paseo del Muelle 14 (Itsas Tour S.L.)
T. 607 20 11 55 / T. 94 328 79 32
BOATS TO SANTA CLARA ISLAND
As well as discovering this beautiful island you can enjoy a different view of the bay. Daily departures from the harbour.
Caseta del Puerto (Parte Vieja) T. 94 300 04 50