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San Sebastián is a beautiful, upmarket seaside town located 20 km from the lrún Hendaya border. A fashionable, clean and modern city of about 186,000 inhabitants. It lies in the shelter of Monte lgueldo, Urgull and Ulía, and the river Urumea flows through the middle of it. As well as the cosmopolitanism of the modern town with its large avenues and elegant tree-lined boulevards there is the picturesque old quarter and its delightful fishing port where excellent typical restaurants compete for business and where we find its two oldest churches - the Gothic Church of San Vicente and the Baroque Church of Santa María, as well as the 16th Convent of San Telmo, converted into a museum and worthy of a visit to see its cloister and the paintings by the great Josep Sert which decorated it.
The beach of La Concha is a magical viewing point from the city out onto the Bay of Biscay, enclosed by rolling hills and the Island of Santa Clara, a bay of outstanding natural beauty. The Catedral del Buen Pastor, the Municipal Casino, the Auditorium and the Congress Palace are important landmarks within the city.
Then there’s San Sebastián’s gastronomic status, the home to some of the best restaurants in Spain. No surprises that the city was awarded by Caterwings in 2017 the title of the world’s best food destination. Head to the Mercado de la Bretxa in the parte vieja on Calle San Juan Kalea and try the amazing variety of pinchos on offer. Cider houses are also common in the city as cider production is one of the oldest traditions in the Basque country.
Population: 186,095 (2016)
Area: 60.89 km²
Elevation: 6 m
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Private Chauffeur/Driver Car services in San Sebastian, Basque Country. You can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel, airport, or a location specified within city limits. Choose from our selection of vehicle types (eg. Mercedes Benz E-Class Sedan, Minivan)
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Enjoy a tour of the best and most popular pintxo bars around locals with a local foodie guide. At one of the bars you will have a Pintxo challenge, that consists on making 1 pintxo La Gilda, the most traditional pintxo of the Basque Country. After you will enjoy a short monumental walking tour thru the old quarter.
Join a small group (up to 10 people max) tour of some of San Sebastian´s finest tapas bars. You´ll visit 6 of San Sebastian´s best pintxo bars in the old town, known for having the highest concentration of bars in the world.
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If you are interested in learning how to prepare Spanish dishes but you do not have too much time to dedicate to it, consider a morning in the kitchen, followed by a three course lunch in San Sebastian on our half day small group cooking class...
If you are interested in learning how to prepare the famous basque signature pintxos (little bites) consider a morning in the kitchen, followed by lunch savouring all the pintxos you have made.
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If you are interested in learning how to prepare Basque dishes or pintxos but you do not have too much time to dedicate to it, consider a morning in the kitchen, on our half day cooking class...
San Sebastian is well-known for its gastronomy and beautiful beaches. On this break enjoy a pintxos tour, market visit, cooking class and time to relax in this luxurious coastal city...
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Here are the top 10 recommended hotels of Spain & Portugal selected by our tour specialist in all the destination we offer hotels within these countries. After many years of exploring and experiencing the "Best of the Best" we would like to share our knowledge with you to make your next trip an unforgettable journey!