Enjoy the most beautiful Coastal villages from both Basque sides (French & Spanish)
In this tour we will visit 3 coastal towns full of magic and history: Biarritz, Saint Jean de Luz and Hondarribia.
Biarritz: At the french coast was the choice of empress Eugenia de Montijo to pass her royal hollidays and became the main touristic resort in Europe at the Belle Epoque. Nowadays the city still conserves the magic of its luxury past.
Saint Jean de Luz is an old pirate town that hosted in XVII century one of the most important weddings ever. The one that timbered the peace between Spain and France, the one between Mº Teresa and Louis XIV. Nowadays this town still conserves its medieval magic.
Hondarribia is the pearl of the Basque coast, medieval and fishing town, both characters mix in a harmonious way here.
- At Biarritz its fabulous coastline, there main beaches and The "Rocher de la Vierge".
- At Saint Jean de Luz its amazing medieval houses, its unique church and the beach.
- At Ascaine, an small village in the mountain for having the typical Basque-French meal.
- At Hondarribi the Carlos V palace, the marina area and its wall.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: In San Sebastian: at your hotel, bus station, train station, airport or port.
To pick you up in Bilbao, Vitoria, Pamplona, Bayonne or Biarritz, would involve an extra-cost. Please, if this is the case contact me requesting for a custom tour which involves this cost.
End location: In San Sebastian: at your hotel, bus station, train station, airport or port.
To drop you off in Bilbao, Vitoria, Pamplona, Bayonne or Biarritz, would involve an extra-cost. Please, if this is the case contact me requesting for a custom tour which involves this cost.
Duration: 8 hours
The tour could be customised according with your availability and suggestions.
Transport on a fully equipped air-conditioned rented car or van depending on the number of people.
- Transport on a fully equipped air-conditioned rented car or van depending on the number of people.
- Guided expert explanations.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
20 EUR - Typical Basque-French menu
- Snacks and meals.
- Personal expenses.
- Extra cost in case the meeting location is out of San Sebastian (please, contact me prior booking).
I do not have any restrictions in regard to my guiding, I can offer a full range of experiences
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We decided at the last minute while in San Sebastian to take a tour of the Basque towns on the coast. We were very lucky to get Gontxu as our guide. Gontxu is a sweet, funny, and very knowledgeable local guide from San Sebastian who spoke english. He was very flexible on what we wanted to see in each town. We saw Biarritz, St Jean De Lux and Hondarribi seeing all the highlights where we ended our day with local Basque music and dance with pinxos/wine. Wow. Highly recommend the tour and Gontxu.