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The Sanctuary of Loyola, Getaria, Zarauz and San Sebastian

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    What to Expect
    Depart from your centrally located hotel in Bilbao and climb aboard a comfortable air-conditioned minivan. Enjoy the spectacular scenery as you venture into the rural province of Gipuzkoa, noting the contrast industrial villages make with verdant valleys. Arrive at the picturesque Sanctuary of Loyola, a provincial gem home to the Saint Ignatius of Loyola; visit the beautiful Basilica and his former home before departing for the next destination. 

    Follow the winding coastal road and pass through the village of Zestoa, an enclave famed for the medicinal qualities of its waters. Reach Getaria and disembark the minivan to explore the impressive monuments of the medieval fishing village, which was home to famous figures such as Juan Sebastian Elcano (the first man to travel the world by sea) and designer Cristobal Balendiaga. 

    Next, admire the blissful beachfront views of Zarauz on the way to the city of San Sebastian. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, complete a panoramic tour of the city in order to gain insight into its culture and history; wander the charming old quarter and visit significant sights before returning to Bilbao in the early evening. 
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    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Departure Time
    9:00 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Inclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop off
    • Professional guide
    • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario de Loyola
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Food and drinks, unless specified
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Chldren will have 50% discount if accompained by 2 adults, from 2 to 12 years old.
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 May 2019

    This is a lovely day tour of and instruction to the Basque Country! I arrived in Bilbao with the goal of using it as jumping off point to explore some of the nearby locations but unsure where to start. I found this tour in a...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Minjals W
    Reviewed 21 February 2019

    Stephen goes the extra mile in order to please! His enthusiasm for his culture is infectious and he talks fast. Very knowledgeable and friendly. Good reliable driver. The tour gives a great picture of interesting sights and places in the area surrounding Bilbao, including beautiful...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank cath36920
    Reviewed 1 July 2018

    With this tour, a one-day overview of some highlights in the region is provided with a nice team: guide and driver. The guide Stephan did know a lot, and was very interested and motivated. The organisation was excellent, as well as the English explanation. I...More

    Date of experience: June 2018
    1  Thank _Maarten_R_BE_
    Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

    Our guide Sergei was inspirational in his knowledge of the Basque area and gave us a full history into the Jesuit movement which was started by its founder. We then went on via the coastal route to San Sebastian.

    Thank 843LindaH
    Reviewed 17 March 2018

    WE had a splendid day with our guide Stefan who really did everything to please us during our trip to the sanctuary of loyola, Getaria and San Sebastian

    Date of experience: March 2018
    2  Thank claudinedemuynck
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    T0ny1948
    23 August 2018|
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    Response from 843LindaH | Reviewed this property |
    The Loyola Sanctuary tour took around one hour but we had a day excursion, including Loyola from Bilbao. Best to phone tour operator and ask them.
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    sambenz2014
    11 August 2018|
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    Response from 843LindaH | Reviewed this property |
    They picked us up from our hotel. If you phone the number of the company you booked with you can ask them to pick you up from the port and arrange the time with them. It is a very interesting trip. We hope you enjoy it.
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