This is the City where Kings, Queens, Dictators and Nobles from Spain and other parts of Europe spent and still spend their summers! With its unique diversity and lay out, San Sebastian has much to offer. It really depends on your interests! From the proper way to eat pintxos (tapas), modern art works, the aquarium, seeing the various styles of architecture to just relaxing on the beach or the great night life, it is all right here!!
We will get you going in the right direction with a good understanding of the Basque people, language, culture and food and give you other ideas for YOU to decide what interests you and how to get there and enjoy this “Paris” of the South. We want to deliver the best quality experience to all our guests. We keep the number of guests in a group small, so that YOU feel like a visiting friend and not a sheep in the heard. Our minimum size group is 1 and we do not like to get more than 10 (unless there are 10 or more in your party, then email for for more information).
Whether you are going to stop here for the day or spend your entire vacation in San Sebastian, Spain (Donostia), let us give you an insight into this unique region and culture during one of our tours.
In Donostia/San Sebastian, much like in the rest of the Iberian peninsula, things follow a certain time line. If you get off that time line or are not aware of it, it can make your visit here less enjoyable. On all our tours, we ensure to get you on the time line and explain to you the why´s and the how to´s. From the markets that close at 14:00 and the Pintxos done before lunch, to the retail closing between 1 and 4 pm and the restaurants opening back up in the late afternoon early evening, everything here is done at certain times for certain reasons.
Our City Sightseeing walking tour and our Pintxos / Tapas food tour, given in English by an expat, will help you experience and understand the differences between the uniqueness of Basque region and the rest of Spain while at the same time touching the history, sights and flavors of this beautiful city by the sea.
You can combine the City Sightseeing Tour with the Pintxo Tour for a great head start on San Sebastian and almost be a local within your first day here. To enjoy this full experience, click on Combo Tour!!!
I grew up in the American Southeast. My work has taken me to many places, from the United States, Caribbean to Japan, Central and South America and Macedonia. This gave me the opportunity to interact with different people and cultures throughout the world. I love to see and understand my surroundings, as well as interacting with people and understanding their cultures. It was on one of my trips to Peru that I met my wife Sandra, who is originally from San Sebastian. We decided to move here so that our children could grow up in this beautiful city.
I am a San Sebastian native, born and raised here. I later attended College in Pamplona from which I obtained my degree in Nursing. After a few years of working as a Registered Nurse in San Sebastian, I decided to volunteer in South America with a Humanitarian Aid Program. It was there where I met my husband, Keith. During my thirteen years in the United States, I had the opportunity to work and interact with wonderful people throughout the country.
How did we get Started!
We have visited many cities together or alone and felt unsure or lost when it came time to see the sights or interact with the local people. It would have been nice to have had someone to give us a quick rundown of the city, sights and more importantly the customs of each region in our language and from a visitor’s vantage point at the start of each trip. This would have made these trips more enjoyable and defiantly more relaxing.
During our days walking through San Sebastian as well as in the outlying cities, we have encountered many English speaking visitors that did not understand the difference between the Basque Country and the rest of Spain. We want to make sure that anyone who comes to this unique region can fully enjoy it. We want to make sure that anyone who comes to this unique part of Spain can fully enjoy it. This is the main reason San Sebastian Walking Tours was created.
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We keep our groups small, so it almost feels like a private tour (normally under 8 people). If you would like a private tour or have a larger group, please contact us for pricing and availability.
Keith is an Expat, that now lives here in San Sebastian, so he has been a visitor here for years, and he knows what information a visitor can use. It is best done on the first morning that you are here. Our phone number is a US number, so please call before 2 pm EST as we are 6 hrs ahead!
To make your tour reservation, simply click on the tour that you are interested in, then click the "BOOK IT". Once there, find the date that works for you and click to add "NEW RESERVATION". Fill in the form, pay your 50% deposit and this will hold your place until you arrive (THE REMAINDER WILL BE COLLECTED AT THE END OF THE TOUR).
You can make a reservation from 1 day up to 1 year in advance!