Day Trips From San Sebastian

Nature. Gastronomy. History.

Do not miss San Sebastian surroundings !

If you are going to spend few days in the region but don’t have a car to explore on your own, you can sign up for a guided tour that will take you to the places you should not miss. You will be saving time, money and you will learn everything you need from your experienced local guide. 

The next activities are not organized by Vitoria Tours but by other basque operators. We have just selected the best ones for you!

1-day trips from Sab Sebastian

From 85€/adult

from san sebastian / Duration 270 minutes

Hondarribia, San Pedro, and San Juan Day Tour

If you only choose to visit one village in the Basque Country, this is probably the one. Visit some of the most beautiful and charming seaside villages of the Basque coastline.  


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Getaria & Zarautz Villages + Wine Cellar Visit

Enjoy a visit to a Txakoli (typical basque white wine) cellar house with tasting, and discover the fishing towns of Getaria - cute fisher village- and Zarautz - the basque surfing capital -.

From 123€/each

day trips from san sebastian
from san sebastian / Duration 8 hours

Biarritz & Saint jean de Luz: French Basque Coast Day Tour

Experience the delights of the French Basque coast near San Sebastian. Visit the fishing village of Saint Jean de Luz and ever-popular Biarritz.


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Duration 5 hours

Hiking the St. James Way

Hike the Ulia Mountain on a 5-hour tour from San Sebastián, and discover its hidden secrets and gorgeous views. Walk along St. James Way to the town of Pasaia, and cross the picturesque inlet by boat, enjoying stunning views of the sea and mountains.


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Duration 9 hours

Bilbao, Guggenheim and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe

Discover the Basque region that surrounds Bilbao during a full-day trip from San Sebastian. Fall in love with charming San Juan de Gaztelugatxe and enjoy the magnificient cosmopolitan Bilbao city and Guggenheim Museum.

Best Day Trips from San Sebastian

San Sebastián has an ideal location for day trips, both to large cities (such as Bilbao -100km-, Vitoria -100km- and Pamplona -80km-) and to other smaller towns.

Personally we do not recommend visiting the big cities because they surely deserve more than a day trip (though it can be a good option if you don’t have much time).  We specially recommend excursions to villages, more or less unknown, close to San Sebastian but with a lot of charm.



 If you only choose to visit one village in the Basque Country, this is probably the one. One of the most beautiful towns in the Basque Country and a real must-see! Hondarribia (Fuenterrabía in Spanish) is a colorful fishing village that is both rich in architecture as well as in gastronomy. It’s a feast for the eyes and also for the stomach. Book here your day trip tour from San Sebastian to Hondarribia.



San Pedro & San Juan 

Hondarribia, San Pedro & San Juan can be visited the same day booking a guided daytrip from San Sebastian. Not at all a bad option if you don’t wanna loss time and money.

Maritime architecture & colorful houses. Most of the buildings  in San Pedro & San Juan are located around a single street that runs along the eastern shore of the bay and, sometimes, passes under the houses, through several passages. This unique urban center houses numerous buildings of great architectural and historical interes (like for example the house where the French writer Victor Hugo lived)



Getaria & Zarauz

Getaria is a charming fishing village. It is wedged between two beautiful beaches and also has a little islet that makes it for a nice hike. 

The small town of Zarautz is mainly known for  its 2.5 km long beach. This massive stretch of sand, known as “the queen of the beaches,” has been attracting beachgoers since the 19th century when Queen Isabella II of Spain chose Zarautz as her summer getaway destination.

Visit both places easily booking a guided day trip here. 



Saint Jean de luz & Biarritz

Known for its famous beaches, therapeutic water and a thriving surf scene, Biarritz offers visitors a unique atmosphere. This is a place were posh restaurants and spas live harmoniously side-by-side with laid-back pizza joints and surf shops.

Although Saint Jean de Luz is located a mere 20 minutes away from Biarritz and both are famous beach resorts, the atmosphere in St Jean de Luz is completely different, somehow more relaxed. It is busy but not overcrowded, beautiful but not overly luxurious.

There are large beautiful Basque houses that form the old part of the town. Many of the buildings date back to the 17th century, a time when Saint Jean de Luz was one of the most important fishing ports of France. Book here your day trip to Biarritz & Saint Jean de Luz.


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