Biarritz, Saint Jean De Luz & San Sebastian

Bilbo, Spain

From $74.49

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  • 9 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


See many of the most charming areas of the Basque Coast with this day tour. You’ll start with chic Biarritz, once a summer getaway for European royals, followed by a stop at Saint Jean de Luz, where you can try out local treats. Then it’s San Sebastian, where you’ll have free time to explore or grab lunch into the famous old town, before embarking on a walking tour followed by a visit to Mount Igueldo.
  • Explore the Basque Coast with a professional guide
  • Round-trip hotel transfers are included
  • Travel in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle
  • Snacks and food tastings are provided

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan or bus
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Food tasting
  • Anything not detailed at inclusions.

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

09:30 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect


1 hour Admission Ticket Free


45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

San Sebastian - Donostia

3 hours Admission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • not accessible for people with walking difficulties or slow walking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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58 reviews
Total review count and overall rating based on Viator and Tripadvisor reviews
Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Biarritz and San Sebastian in a rush
MariaTeresa_G, Sep 2023
Although our guide Jesus was very nice and available, I thought the tour was very rushed . We hardly had time to have a coffee in Biarrtiz or to visit the town. In San Sebastian the bus left us at the bus station and we had to walk 20 minutes to the center of the city under much rain ( not the tour's fault, the rain). We arrived there at 15.30 and it was very difficult to find a place to have lunch other than pintxos, all the restaurants kitchens were already closed. We were a group of 5 ladies over 65 and then we had to make another 20 minute walk, under rain , in a rushed pace, back to the bus station. We tried to pick a taxi ou Uber but none was available, it was San Sebastian Cinema Festival 1st day. All in all it was rushing from a place to another and we didn't have any time to visit the places. All we saw was from the bus. I don't recommend this tour for older people or people with disabilities. It was all very tiring and you don't get to see the places.
Beautiful drive to interesting towns
CARLA_S, Sep 2023
Guide referred to Koons’ Terrier as the “poopy”, which was a scream. Napoleon’s “trops” more comprehensible. Long beautiful drive with interesting stops. No idea why we only got 30 minutes each in Biarritz and St Jean de Luz—which required quite a sprint and almost cost us the church of Louis XIV’s marriage—and then we got 2-1/4 hours in San Sebastian, which was rather a lot. Also disappointed that Viator made me buy two tickets, and did not permit a solo ticket, which was very expensive. There were 47 tourists on the bus, so they were hardly short.
So so excursion
Mark_S, Sep 2023
Should have stayed in St Jean de Luz longer and had our lunch there instead of San Sebastian. Tour guide was hard to understand at times. Bus was great...very safe
Should skip St Jean de...
Teresita_F, Sep 2023
Should skip St Jean de Luz. Only stopped to visit a sweet shop and then we where rushing to get back to the bus in San Sebastián.
Amazing places!
evelynestevez, Sep 2023
Biarritz was the best part for me. We can't spend enough time in San Sebastian. Most of the time was for lunch. I suggest not include Jean de Luz in the tour, nothing to see there and stay more time in the other two places.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thanks a lot for your comments, really appreciate it. Yes thanks a lot, we take note on your opinion about Saint Jean de Luz and review of the tour content for the future if necessary. We hope to see you again.
Avarage tour
metin_m, Sep 2023
San Sebastian view from the hilltop , Biarritz was nice . The no wifi bus was a very büg disappointment, ehy it had wifi availavle no idea
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thanks a lot for your comments. We are happy that you liked the destinations and tour in general and that the only negative point was that the bus did not have WIFI. I am sorry, but as you can see into the tour content and description that you booked, the WIFI into the bus is not included at any point. Thanks for your understanding
Misleading tour description
Alexander_K, Aug 2023
Eventhough the tour guide tried his best and I can't say anything bad about him, he was just put in the wrong place.The 70% of the explanation was in Spanish and the guide's English was very poor.When we booked the excursion, the description said that tour is in English! Waste of time and money is this sense.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Thanks a lot for your comments. The tour is both in english and Spanish and the explanations that are given are exactly the same since it is a regulated content. Sometimes if a client asks something specific at any point during the tour to the guide, he explains that to him in their language, but I can guarantee you that as for the official explanations, it is explained exactly the same in both languages. And as for the english language the guide has an strong accent, but the english is correct and perfectly understandable. It is difficult to change the accents if you are not from an english speaking country, but this is something that we take note and will try to improve of course. We hope that as far as the rest of the tour, the included gourmet tasting, the views from mount Igueldo, the bus service, the cities, attention etc....was of you liking and that you had a nice day. kind regards
Good choice
Georgios_G, Aug 2023
Nice services. On time. San Sebastian is very beautiful place. For all visitors and ages. Small group.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thanks a lot for your comments, we are happy that you enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again
Sunny day trip on the Basque coast
Kate_C, May 2023
From our base in Bilbao, we booked this day trip along the coast to Biarritz, St Jean de Luz & Sean Sebastian. We had about 20 of so people on the bus, from various locations across Europe and beyond. Our guide was informative and helpful, and our driver was experienced. Each of the locations was introduced, with some history and local information, and there were visits arranged to places of interest including Basque chocolates and desserts, wines, cheeses, and recommended places to eat. In addition, there were several stops at good vantage points to enable visitors to take photos. In all, a good day out!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
we are really happy to read you, thanks a lot for your comments. Hope to see you again
OK but I expected a more personalized service in a small and more manegable group
mon, May 2023
I contracted a minibús as advertized and to my surprise we had to take a big bus with 37 persons! The tour guide said “sorry we had too many People.” Even though the guide was knowledgable about the places we visited and was friéndotelo he lacked autonomy to take decisions that required prompt actions without having to call Up his boss, as for example when a few passengers did not show up at at the agreed time. The places visited were very good.
Response from Host, May 2023
Dear client, thanks a lot for your comments and remarks. Yes some clients were late and delayed the tour a lot, sorry for the inconvenience. When we have a few, people we use minivan but then we adeccuate the transportation type according to the number of bookings that we have. There is no indicated limitation of passengers, even though the groups are usually reduced. 1st of may being bank holiday was a demanded date. We hope that you enjoyed the tour and hope to see you soon.
Good tour , poor communication
Greg_D, May 2023
The tour started with a big foul up that almost caused us to miss the full day tour. We purchased the tour from Viator and all documentation indicated we would be picked up at a city hotel (there were many choices for pickup location). When we weren’t picked up at the designated time, I called the tour operator. Somehow we and two other tour participants had not received information that the pickup point was changed. They were able to reroute the bus, but it delayed the tour. Not sure if it was a Viator problem or local tour operator. Once we got on the bus, about 30 pax, the trip went well. A long day but the guide was very accommodating and informative. Worthwhile stops, and some great viewpoints. One thing that should be communicated in advance is that it requires about 2 km of walking from bus depot to your site. Some passengers had difficulty with that.
Response from Host, May 2023
thanks a lot for your comments and review. We had a varied group of clients and all of them correctly waited at the designated meeting points. It is really unusual that you did not receive the same information as the others, since this is an automatized booking platform. Nonetheless, we sent the bus back to pick you up as you have noted and then we extended the tour longer to make up for the lost time in the process. The exact distance from the bus station to the old town is 650 meters, about 8 minutes of normal walk. But it took 30 minutes because our guide accommodated your partner who had mobility problems and was walking really much slower than usual and compared to the rest of the clients. All the tourist groups that come with a bus to San Sebastian have to do this 8 minutes walk (in normal walking conditions) since this is the only place allowed where buses can stop with clients. We hope that you enjoyed the tour in general and as well the special tasting of Pantxineta that we included. Hope to see you again.
A drive away from Bilbao and short stops along the way.
gary_r, Mar 2023
Trip covers a lot of ground and gave us an idea where we would like to return to spend more time. There isn't much time to waste in any stop on the route. Joshu was a good driver and made efficient use of the time. He has a great amount of experience all over the world and is a local to Bilbao area. We are glad to have met him. We enjoyed the outing and would recommend it to those seeking an outing away from Bilbao.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thanks a lot for your comments, really appreciated. Hope to see you again.
The Gaz is beautiful!
Sharon_C, Feb 2023
The trip was excellent. However it would be nice to only be able to go to San Sebastián. The other two cities are lovely but it’s a lot of driving for 30 to 45 minute stops at each city.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
thanks a lot for your comments, we are really happy that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you again.
Great Day trip.
Hector_D, Oct 2022
Had a wonderful time. Our guide/driver Josue (aka Johnny Depp) did an excellent job. Very knowledgeable with the history and current affairs of the places visited.
I would have preferred if...
selale_o, Oct 2022
I would have preferred if we had a guide with better English and more information about the places we've visited.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Thanks a lot for your opinion. Our guide speaks good english and the clients from english speaking countries worldwide as the non-speaking countries have been satisfied with him for the last years. Nonetheless, we take note of course, there is always room for improvement. Regarding the information, there is and standardised content and it is usually included the history and the interesting facts of the places that we visit. The guide additionally explains more or less facts depending on the interest and questions of the clients. We hope that otherwise you had a nice day and that you enjoyed the locations that we visited.
We enjoyed the tour. We...
FebiHerrera, Oct 2022
We enjoyed the tour. We highly recommend to take this tour. The tour guide is very knowledgeable about the places.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
thanks a lot for your comments. We are very happy that you liked the tour and enjoyed the day. take care
The Basque coast rocks - 5 stars.
George_S, Oct 2022
This is a beautiful part of the world, and all the places we visited were great but the stand-out for us was San Sebastian; a beautiful little town that we would love to visit again.
Response from Host, Oct 2022
Hi Geroge, thanks a lot for your review. take care and love to see you agai
We had a wonderful day...
Pamela_F, Aug 2022
We had a wonderful day out with a fantastic tour guide. I would totally recommend this trip.The bus was comfortable and the journey was pleasant with lots of surly telling and information.
Response from Host, Aug 2022
Thanks a lot Pamela. We are glad that you had a nice time :-) hope to see you again in the future.
Nice trip through Basque Country
Chrissy_M, Jul 2022
Amazing day trip through Basque Country. We had a proudly Basque driver and he told us stories all the way. I think we should have skipped Biarritz and spent more time at the other places. They were much better 😀
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Chrissy, thanks a lot for your comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the tour.
Disappointed, only transfer service. No guided tour.
Peter_L, Jul 2022
This is a chauffeur/transfer service, not a guided tour. I was very disappointed. We arrived at Biarritz and found that many roads/groud level carparks were closed as there was a fiesta going on. Josu, our guide did the right thing by calling the boss to tell him we can’t stop. I was disappointed at the service recovery by the boss: verbal apology. The boss could have given approval to park at a €7-9 an hour office carpark or any underground carpark that was available to continue with the tour. Alternatively, Josu could have dropped us off somewhere to explore Biarritz on our own for 30mins and circle back to pick us up at the same point. Instead we continued driving for another 45mins to Saint Jean De Luz (we already took 2 hours to get to Biarritz from Bilbao). Upon arrival at Saint Jean De Luz, we went to a Chocolate shop?!?! there was no explanation on the history or significance of Biarritz and Saint Jean De Luz. Finally we got to San Sebastián, where we parked in an underground carpark and told us meet back at the same point in 2 hours. THERE WAS NO GUIDED TOUR OF THE OLD TOWN. NO EXPLANATION ON THE HISTORY OF SAN SEBASTIAN which is contrary to what is stated online. Everything started off bad from Biarritz and went downhill further with a chocolate shop visit and lack of guided tour in San Sebastián. This is a transfer service. NOT guided tour.
Response from Host, Jul 2022
Hi Peter, thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were disappointed with the tour. Indeed all the center of Biarritz was closed by the police and it was not possible to stop anywhere near the center. Unfortunately the two valid parking options were into the closed area by the police and the third one is too far away from the centre. The police was not letting stop or park anywhere in the centre and we could not risk that the guide would not be able to return or stop at the same place to pick you up afterwards as you suggest, it has happened before some years ago with a similar situation and it did not work out well. As you can see we took the decision to continue and give more time to the other locations after knowing all the possibilities, we always try to do the best for our clients. Nonetheless, sorry about that, usually we are able to do the tour normally as you can see in all the other past reviews about this tour, but this day was out of our control, since the police decided to close all the centre. Regarding the explanations of our guide, he did explain as he usually does the interesting facts and details of all the visited places, including San Juan de Luz and San Sebastian, as well as interesting facts about the Basque culture, local traditions, etc....sorry that you were not able to listen to them, its very weird, this is something that it is done automatic in all the excursions, it does not make sense. We hope that you enjoyed your day anyway, the locations are magnificent and it was very sunny and a nice day. The extra time given in San Sebastian is always as well a plus to enjoy and discover the city better. thanks a lot

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