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Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian Full Day Tour from Bilbao

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Let yourself be enchanted by the maritime essence of the Basque Coast’s magical villages. Complete your day visiting San Sebastián

Highlights

  • The Sanctuary of Loyola is dedicated to Saint Ignatius of Loyola. From this complex it stands out the Baroque Basilica with its 24 metres in diameter dome and the medieval Tower-House of the Loyolas.
  • La Concha beach is one of the most emblematic postcards of San Sebastián. Its maritime promenade is perfect for relaxing and breathe marine breeze.
  • Getaria breathes the maritime essence of old times and the history of this fortified medieval village. A town of sailors, in Getaria Juan Sebastián Elcano was born.

Included

  • Multilingual Official guide.

Excluded

  • Lunch, beverages or other services not specified.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments.

Please Note

  • This tour is bilingüal and will be in English & Spanish.

Essential Information

  • This tour starts at Ilunion Bilbao Hotel at Calle Rodríguez Arias nº 66, Bilbao.
  • Print your voucher and give it to your guide when staring the tour.
  • Please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the tour begins.
  • Julià Travel Gray Line Spain contact: 0034 91 559 96 05 / incoming@julia.net
  • Please note that the tour ends at Bilbao city centre
  • Cancellation policy: a 100% cancellation penalty applies if cancelled 48 hours or less prior to travel date or in case of no-show

Come and enjoy the most rural and industrial views of the Basque country plus the unique Basilica of Loyola and the tower house of Saint Ignatius of Loyola where we will learn about the roots of the founder of the Jesuits. Getaria will surprise you like no fishermen village has done before, feel the essence of sailors that go back hundreds of years and let yourself relax and enjoy the gastronomy at Zarauz, one of the most popular summer locations in the Basque country and reference point for international Surf championships. Finally we will arrive to San Sebastian, this city will enchant you with the old quarter not to mention the famous gastronomical “Pintxo” Return back to the hotel in the evening. The route begins at 09:00 am from the center of Bilbao to go directly on the A8 motorway towards the inside of Guipúzcoa, through Eibar, Elgoibar, Azkoitia and Loyola. In Loyola stop to visit the shrine of harmonious proportions, built between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, where we visit the spectacular Basilica and see the house where he was born Ignacio tower. Azpeitia will continue to travel through, and out towards the coast by Zumaia, the embroidery to reach Getaria.

We will have free time to visit this charming fishing village located on a mountain slope very fertile, with the Arch of Catrapona, a mediaeval passageway beneath the church with a chapel for sailors, the parish church of San Salvador (fifteenth century), which is a jewel of Gothic architecture, its fishing port, its narrow streets and its typical bars and restaurants. After traveling to Zarautz continue the traditional enclave and tourist reference since the nineteenth century.

Later we arrived in San Sebastian. In this beautiful city will make a comprehensive scenic tour to appreciate all his walks, La Concha beach and climb Igueldo overlooking the bay. Then another walking tour through Casco Viejo. Free time for lunch. Our guide will inform of various possibilities of selected restaurants and menus for you to choose the one you draw. Direct return to Bilbao on the highway with magnificent views to get to your hotel mid-afternoon.

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