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For all the latest on San Sebastian and The Basque Country
The weekly goings on, the best bars, the new, the old. From the great outdoors to the pintxos to die for, beaches and bonito season, here's your weekly dose of life in this special corner of the world. 
January 19, 2023
It's San Sebastian day!

San Sebastian day otherwise known as "Dia San Sebastian" is back after a 2 year hiatus!
Yes 20th January the day we celebrate the Patron Saint of San Sebastian  and one of the most loved days for local Donostiarras. The official start to the amazing 24hr fiesta is midnight 00.00 when the city's iconic blue and white flag is raised and the city fires up.

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November 9, 2022
Autumn vacation in San Sebastian, the best time to visit?

YES Autumn might just be our favourite time of the year in San Sebastian! This season September, October, November in the Basque Country is ticking all the boxes. Here's our "TOP 10 REASONS" why you should book your trip post Summer.

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January 17, 2022
San Sebastian's three beaches

San Sebastian’s been voted a top spot for foodies for many years but it has so much more than that, jaw dropping beaches being one of them. There are 3 beaches right on the cities door step all worth a visit but which one is for you?

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January 17, 2022
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!

And snow it did. For two whole days it dumped it and the whole area was on orange alert. Whilst we had a smattering in San Sebastian and the beach turned white, up in the hills there was serious snowfall. We hit the slopes and hiked our favourite tour "Into the wild"

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January 11, 2021
Let it snow! San Sebastian, the Basque Country turns white this January.

Well it might not have snowed at Christmas but January 2021 has more than made up for it. We have had ten days of freezing cold conditions and a week long run of snow. It didn't quite reach the sandy shores of San Sebastian but you only had to take a step outside the city and head up into the Basque Country hills and the Winter Wonderland was yours for the taking.

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October 14, 2020
San Sebastian Summer 2020 time to re-explore

San Sebastian Summer of 2020 wasn't quite what we expected. It gave us the opportunity to re-explore the Basque Country once again. Crazy hiking missions, paddle boarding down rivers where no paddleboarder has ever been before, early surfing escapes and traditional Basque food at its absolute best.

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May 22, 2020
Kids Summer Adventure Weeks in San Sebastian

We're super pleased to announce our new Kids Summer Adventure weeks are up and running. This is something we've been planning to do for a long time and this season seemed like the perfect time especially after we've all been cooped up inside all Spring. We are all in need of a heavy dose of the great outdoors especially the kids. So we've created a brilliant week of action and fun for exclusive small groups of children 10-14 years in English.

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April 14, 2020
Experience San Sebastian tours in Spring 2020

Spring 2020 in San Sebastian is slightly different this year!
At Experience San Sebastian Tours we are still here, hopeful and working away behind the scenes.
We may all be inside but the clocks have changed and it's feeling like Spring outside. When the warmth of the sun hits your skin and everything starts to blush green and you realise the whole world is still turning and the seasons are changing.

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March 17, 2020
San Sebastian vs the corona virus

So we’re in the first week of containment and sticking to the rules. We hope everything recovers fast and we can get back to normality as soon as possible. San Sebastián remains a beautiful, unique and extraordinary place to visit and we hope we’ll see you here again soon. Take care and stay bug free. We’ll keep you updated.

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March 3, 2020
New Basque French Coast & Country tour and Bespoke Transfer Tour San Sebastian to Bilbao

Two new Experience San Sebastian Tours. Get a real taste for what's on the other side of the border with the French Coast & Country tour. The main stops will be Saint Jean de Luz, Biarritz, Sara and Ainhoa. For the Bespoke Coastal transfer tour, don't miss out on what's in between San Sebastian and Bilbao.

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