First you will see the glorious shell-shaped beach nestled between two hills. The beach is very accessible, just feet away from the most elegant of streets and just on the edge of the Old Town. San Sebastian's fascinating old town, called the Parte Vieja, is wedged between the bay and the Rio Urumea which separates the city's development. The large local fish market piled high with delicacies speaks to this culinary center. The heart of the old town is the Plaza de la Constitucion, originally a bull ring but now a square surrounded by apartments and balconies. Nearby is the Iglesias de San Vincente, a 16th century church.
The old town has a flavor that a seems different than other European villages, as if it is not sure where it belongs. And the area of development, the newer parts of the city, blend well with the old to deliver a special Basque experience. During your tour you will go to the top of Monte Urgull which rises behind the old town and will acclimate you as well as allow you to appreciate the panoramic setting. The summit has a statue of Christ and the ruined fort Castillo de Santa Cruz de la Mota.
During your tour, your guide will bring you to some of the pintxos bars. The tapas in these bars are beautiful and there is a huge array. Unlike tapas in other areas of Spain, these are usually covering one end of a bar or table so you can see and select what looks good to you. Beware as they really are beautiful and each place creates their own. Even the smallest bar will have someone who creates their pintxos daily and of course the choices are based on the seasonal ingredients easily available to the locals. There is something for every taste and every diet. This alone was difficult to leave - why can't we eat this way back home? It makes so much sense.
If you love to eat, if you have been to Barcelona or other locations and tried tapas, then this is a must - and so much fun!
Departures: 10:00 AM, 05:00 PM,
Meeting instructions: Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.
Special instructions: - Tour price includes 3 pinxtos + 3 drinks in up to 3 different bars in the Old Town of San Sebastian.
- Walking tour is approximately 2 hours.
- All entry fees are included in tour cost.
- Additional food and drink are not included in tour cost.